Introducing Lamington National Park
Australia’s largest remnant of subtropical rainforest covers the deep valleys and steep cliffs of the McPherson Range, reaching elevations of 1100m on the Lamington Plateau. The 200-sq-km Lamington National Park is a Unesco World Heritage site and has over 160km of walking trails.
The two most popular and accessible sections of the park are Binna Burra and Green Mountains, both reached via Canungra. Binna Burra can also be reached from Nerang. Both roads twist and snake their way up the mountain, cutting through encroaching forest and open grazing land. It’s a spectacular drive, particularly along the Green Mountain Rd, and well worth the effort.
At Green Mountains, be sure to walk the excellent tree-top canopy walk along a series of rope-and-plank suspension bridges 15m above the ground. Serious hikers can tackle the 54km Great Walk which starts at Green Mountains, passes through Binna Burra and ends at the Settlement Camp Ground on the Springbrook Plateau. The first 24km from Green Mountains to Binna Burra is also known as the Border Trail.
Walking trail guides are available from the ranger stations
Binna Burra Mountain Lodge is an excellent mountain retreat with rustic log cabins and camp sites surrounded by forest. O’Reilly’s Rainforest Guesthouse at Green Mountains was built in 1926. The guesthouse is looking dated and faded but still manages to retain its old-world rustic charm – and sensational views.
Lamington National Park destination guides
O'Reilly's Lamington National Park and Tree Top Canopy Tour
Experience the natural beauty of World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park on a Queensland day trip from Brisbane or Gold Coast. You’ll visit an Alpaca farm, see unparalleled views from Mount Tamborine, watch for colorful birds, and enjoy a variety of rainforest activities at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, including a treetop canopy walk.
Brisbane Story Bridge Day and Night Climbs
Rise to the challenge and climb Brisbane's iconic Story Bridge! You'll enjoy 360-degree panoramic views from the summit, taking in Moreton Bay, the Glass House Mountains, Mt Coot-tha, Lamington National Park and the Brisbane River.