Binna Burra Mountain Lodge
Property Locality: Lamington National Park, Gold Coast Hinterland, S.East Queensland
Type of Property: Mountain retreat with lodges, safari tents and camp sites
Children: ideal for children
Rates (per couple per night)
Price Range: $180-$330
Acacia: $330 (DBB)dinner, bed and breakfast, $270 (B&B)
Casuarina: $240 (DBB), $180 (B&B)
All BB & DBB tariffs include a daily program.
Minimum 4 nights of stay for Christmas. 15% Tariff Surcharge applies for public holidays Minimum 3 nights over New Years Eve
Rates are inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice.
Child policy, free of charge 0-4 years of age inclusive
Children in a separate room pay adult rate
When 1 Adult & children in one room. Adult Single + child rate applies
Binna Burra Mountain Lodge and Campsite in the Gold Coast Hinterland is renowned as one of the world's top eco-lodges. Located 90km south of Brisbane in Heritage listed Lamington National Park, Binna Burra boasts a stunning location, outstanding amenities and genuine commitment to conservation.
Lamington National Park and it's 20,600ha of rolling forested hills are home to wildlife including koalas, small pademelon kangaroos, goannas and more than 600 bird species, including plump bush turkeys that wander around the lodge grounds.
Activities at the resort include bushwalks of up to 21km, either solo or led by experienced naturalists, abseiling, rides on a 165m-long flying fox and a
Features of Rustic Cabin Accommodation
The Lodge provides accommodation for a limited number of guests in rustic style lodges with the original buildings built from hand-cut tallow wood slabs. Some of the cabins date back to when the Lodge was first established in the early 1930s. All cabins offer tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, heaters, are non-smoking, and are serviced daily. To help guests leave the outside world behind, televisions and telephones, clocks and radios whilst available in the lodge, are not found in guest rooms.
Two styles of accommodation are available:
Acacia rooms are undoubtedly the most popular rooms at the Lodge. They offer panoramic mountain or rainforest views and each has its own balcony. Acacia's have private shower and toilet facilities and have either queen, double, twin beds or can sleep larger families.
Casuarina rooms are heritage guesthouse style rooms nestled amidst native gardens. These original rooms were designed just to be slept in, as the rest of the time was spent socialising in the guest lounges and enjoying the facilities of the Lodge. Casuarina rooms offer comfortable beds plus wash basin vanity unit. Separate bathroom facilities close to rooms on the same level are shared by just a small number of other guests.
Camping in Style - The Rainforest Campsite
On the doorstep of this vast wilderness is Binna Burra Mountain Campsite, set high up on the ranges with panoramic views of the Numinbah Valley and the far-away coastal plains.
Onsite safari-style tents accommodate 2 to 6 people and are furnished with pine beds and mattresses, table and chairs, vinyl floors, screened opening windows, lighting and your own private veranda with rainforest or Coomera Valley views. BYO linen, blankets and pillows or ask Reservations about our linen hire service.
Tent and Drive-on Sites
Options include powered and un-powered tent sites and a limited number of van sites suitable for campervans.
Surrounded by nature, Binna Burra Mountain Lodge provides an ideal escape from the distractions and stresses of the office environment.
Binna Burra is a small conference and team building specialist. Team building programs can be tailored to achieve your solutions, from a relaxing short guided walk to a challenging week-long adventure.
Our purpose-built conference area is set in its own bush clearing, isolated from the other guest facilities, offering your delegates total privacy.
Binna Burra Mountain Lodge is a great place for small meetings.
Binna Burra has been a leader in sustainable tourism in Australia for many years. Binna Burra's Board, management and staff are fully committed to implementing and maintaining environmental best practice management procedures in all areas.
By designing and adopting site-specific best practice procedures, as detailed in the Lodge's Environmental Management Plan (EMP), Binna Burra has dramatically reduced its environmental impacts and has also benefited financially from the reductions in energy usage.
This effort was so significant that Binna Burra Mountain Lodge first earned Green Globe Certification in 2001. In doing so, Binna Burra was also the first private company in Australasia to achieve certification under the international Green Globe standards for ecological sustainability. It now been awarded Bronze Benchmark status with EarthCheck.
Summary of the Advantages objected through Results
By following the management procedures and by applying the Environmental Management Plan, in conjunction with the Land Management Plan, Binna Burra has been successful in reducing its usage of energy and water resources, and has reduced the production of liquid and solid wastes.
- Since the introduction of fluorescent lighting there has been a 20% reduction in electricity usage
- Changing the water heating system from diesel to gas-generated has resulted in an 88% reduction in diesel consumption
- The installation of low flow taps in all guest accommodation has reduced the daily water consumption
- The introduction of worm beds for composting of food and garden waste to be used as a fertiliser has greatly reduced the quantity of solid wastes needing to be removed from the mountain
- Binna Burra has its own sewage treatment plant
- Binna Burra has installed a UV Filtration system to our water supply as an alternative to the use of chlorine
The environmental benefits achieve through the implementation of the EMP have resulted in a quantifiable reduction in Lodge operating costs and it is projected that these initiatives will generate even more savings in the future.
Land Management and Conservation
Binna Burra understands the necessity of maintaining and upgrading current conservation standards and efforts, and the Land Management Plan incorporates a range of initiatives for future implementation. A number of management practices are already in place.
- Throughout the rehabilitation process, and when landscaping is undertaken around the Lodge, only naturally occurring native plant species are used. This serves to provide food for birds and other wildlife; attract butterflies; re-establish rare and/or endangered species; and illustrate the benefits of natural vegetation to guests
- Any development initiated by the Lodge involves minimal clearing of native vegetation and strategies have been designed and implemented to avoid the disruption of wildlife movement and breeding patterns
- For the protection and preservation of the natural environment, marked trails and signposts are regularly inspected and maintained
- To ensure impacts remain at a minimum in the future of the Lodge's ongoing maintenance program includes:
- Evaluation of current rehabilitation practices for disturbed or degraded areas to ensure that the desired results are achieved
- Development and implementation of a comprehensive Land Management Plan
Continued monitoring of all Lodge property to ensure any problem areas are identified early and rectified using the most suitable methods
- Replacement of any non-native plants are part of the ongoing landscape maintenance
- Implementation of weed identification and control systems
- Strict adherence to maintenance plans ensuring that all drainage systems on site remain at an optimum functioning level
- Monitoring of Lodge site to identify any new erosion problems and take appropriate action to rectify these problems
- Ensuring that all new construction or landscape works adhere to drainage, soil and water management procedures.
Environmental Education and Staff Training
Through its Guest Activities Program, Binna Burra Mountain Lodge strives to provide a comprehensive environmental education program to educate guests in all aspects of the local, regional, and global environment.
- Guests are provided with informative materials on arrival to their rooms and the education process continues throughout their stay at the Lodge.
- At various times, scientists and other environment professionals are invited to present specialist lectures, discussions, and workshops to both guests and staff.
- Additionally, special events such as Ecology Weekend are held throughout the year for the specific purpose of providing environmental education to the public.
- Binna Burra Mountain Lodge also strives to inform guests, staff, suppliers and contractors about all of the various measures undertaken to reduce impacts, minimise energy and resource use, and reduce wastes in the day-to-day operation of the Lodge
Host: Binna Burra
Address: Binna Burra Road, Beechmont, Qld 4211
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