Lamington National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast

The day-use area is surrounded by lush subtropical rainforest. Photo credit: Nicholas Hill © Queensland Government

Lush rainforest, ancient trees and stunning waterfalls make Lamington National Park an outstanding place to visit! Photo credit: Nick Hill © Queensland Government

Binna Burra upper day-use area

Set up a picnic lunch surrounded by lush subtropical rainforest and enjoy a few hours relaxing in the shade.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Trail bike
  • Bicycle

Attraction facilities

  • Toilets (flush)
  • Electric/fuel barbecue (free of charge)
  • Picnic tables
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

You’ll be greeted by one of the locals when you arrive at this lush picnic area nestled in subtropical rainforest. Australian brush-turkeys strut and march around the car park and along the walking tracks, resembling feathered soldiers on patrol.

Find a picnic table in the shade and cook lunch on the nearby BBQ. Spend a bit of time soaking up the surrounds before heading off to explore the cool rainforest. The Border Track leaves from here and links up with the Rainforest, Tullawallal, Daves Creek, Coomeraand Mount Hobwee circuits, and the Araucaria lookout and Wagawn tracks.

This park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened and endemic species).

Getting there and getting around

The Binna Burra upper day-use area is in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park, 110km south of Brisbane.

  • The day-use area is at the end of Binna Burra Road, 3.5km from the park entrance.

Getting to Lamington

Lamington National Park is made up of two sections—Green Mountains and Binna Burra. Green Mountains section is located on the western side of the Lamington Plateau. The Binna Burra section encompasses the rest of the park to the east.

Getting to Green Mountains section

From Broadbeach, drive 40km to Canungra via Nerang. From the north, take Pacific Motorway exit 34 to Beenleigh, route 92 to Tamborine, and route 90 to Canungra. The 36km winding and often narrow bitumen road from Canungra requires care and takes at least 50min. This road is unsuitable for recreational vehicles (RVs) longer than 4m and vehicles towing caravans and camper trailers.

Getting to Binna Burra section

Allow 70min from Broadbeach. Drive 38km to Beechmont via Nerang. From the north, take Pacific Motorway exit 69 and follow the signs west to Lamington National Park—Binna Burra section. The final 1.8km of the drive is very narrow and winding.

There are many commercial tour operators that conduct tours to Lamington National Park. See the tourism information links for further details.

There is no public transport to the park and getting taxis and ride share operators to pick up from the park can be difficult.

Wheelchair accessibility

There are wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities at the day-use area in both the Green Mountains and Binna Burra sections of Lamington National Park. Binna Burra section also has wheelchair-accessible picnic tables.

At Green Mountains section there are two wheelchair-accessible walking tracks. The Centenary track is a 900m universal access track, and the first 700m of the Border Track is accessible for wheelchairs with assistance.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Binna Burra upper day-use area is open 24 hours a day

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Lamington safely.