FANCY A MORNING HIKE THROUGH RUGGED, BREATHTAKING MOUNTAIN SCENERY, LUNCH ON A LITERAL CLIFFTOP, A SPOT OF ARCHERY OR ABSEILING, ALL BEFORE RETREATING TO YOUR OWN PRIVATE RAINFOREST SANCTUARY? YOU’LL FIND ALL THESE ADVENTURES (AND MORE) JUST AN HOUR FROM BROADBEACH.
Since 1933, Binna Burra Lodge has provided a place for people to experience the beauty of the heritage-listed Lamington National Park rainforest. While a lot has certainly changed since Arthur Groom and Romeo Lahey founded the destination 85 years ago, the environment is still what Binna Burra Lodge is all about.
Your iPhone or laptop may not be essential for your stay at Binna Burra Lodge, but a sense of adventure certainly is. With a tonne of family-friendly activities available – from ‘wild’ hikes and flying foxes to archery and ropes courses – there’s no better place to test your limits and get out of your comfort zone. Whether you get your adrenaline-fix by abseiling down cliff faces or challenging your brain and endurance with some orienteering, Binna Burra has something for you to try, seven days a week.
“The great thing about the property is that it’s truly intergenerational,” says Binna Burra’s Jason Rigby. “We have grandparents who have visited as children coming back years later with their own grandchildren.” But Binna Burra isn’t just about reconnecting with your own family – there is a strong emphasis on forging new friendships, too.
The stunning Clifftop dining room, perched on the edge of the Coomera Valley, stays true to Binna Burra tradition by encouraging communal dining, allowing guests to converse with friends both new and old. Whether you’re fuelling-up for a day of adventuring or winding down watching the sunset, there’s really nowhere quite like the Clifftop dining room – you can even order meals to take with you for the day. And for lunch or a more low-key dinner, the picturesque Lamington Tea House and the great barbecue facilities are also available to guests.
THE ROSEWOOD ROOMS
If it’s a romantic weekend away that you’re after, Binna Burra’s recently remodelled Rosewood rooms are for you. Fully-equipped with a king-size bed, a private verandah, bar fridge, ensuite bathroom and your choice of either mountain or rainforest views, the Rosewood rooms provide the perfect couples retreat.
A soft take on contemporary industrial style, the Rosewood rooms feature exposed stone and wooden beams, high ceilings and wooden-caged pendant lighting. From the private verandah, guests can snuggle up to watch the sunrise, as it warms and brightens the room. For the lovers looking for a romantic getaway, or friends seeking a rainforest retreat, the Rosewood rooms are the perfect sanctuary – without the hefty price tag.