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Lamington National Park - Cities, Towns and Localities
Named after Lord Lamington, the governor of Queensland in 1915, Lamington National Park is located approximately 100 km south of Brisbane and is part of the Albert and Beaudesert local Shires. Covering an area of 20,500 ha, it is part of a mountainous area known as the McPherson Ranges.

With cool mountain air, waterfalls, ancient rainforests and some fantastic bush walks, the park is a sanctuary for some unique and rare plants and plant communities. The park protects precious remnants of once widespread subtropical rainforests, as well as several other kinds of rainforest, open forest and shrubland. Together all the rainforests on both sides of the border contain more frog, snake, bird and marsupial species than anywhere else in Australia, providing a home for many rare and threatened plants and animals and ancient life forms. Sub-tropical rainforest in Lamington and Main Range National Parks provides a home for ground-dwelling birds such as the rare Albert’s lyrebird and the endangered eastern bristlebird. Fruit-eating birds such as the endangered Coxen’s fig parrot live in open forest in the Mount Barney National Park.

Lamington lies on the Scenic Rim, a chain of mountains stretching across the Queensland and New South Wales border. It achieved global significance when it was listed as a World Heritage Area in 1994 along with Main Range, Mount Ghingee and parts of Springbrook, Mount Mistake and Mount Barney National Parks. These parks, with some in NSW now form what is known as the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves Australia (CERRA), this was first listed as World Heritage Property in 1986 (Queensland parks were added in 1994). The Central Eastern Rainforests Reserves (Australia) World Heritage area meets three of the four natural criteria for listing:

  • represents a major stage of the earth’s evolutionary history.
  • is an outstanding example of ongoing ecological and biological processes.
  • contains the most important natural habitats for conserving biological diversity.

Access from the northern end of the park is through two entrances, Binna Burra in the east and Green Mountains in the west. At Binna Burra and Green Mountains, there are excellent facilities for day trippers, as well as camping facilities and other accommodation. Take time to visit Springbrook National Park, Natural Bridge, Tamborine National Park or cross the border to New South Wales parks.

Lamington is pleasant all year, with May to October being the drier months and probably the best time to visit. Summer storms are common, and can cause a sudden drop in temperature. Winter tend to be sunny, but often cold (12 degrees), with evening temperatures near freezing.

Check out our listing of Lamington National Park accommodation and Scenic Rim accommodation. Contact the local Parks and Wildlife Service or visit the QLD National parks, marine parks and forests website. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre The Ranger, Lamington National Park
Binna Burra Section
Ph: 07 5533 3584

The Ranger, Lamington National Park
Green Mountains Section
Ph: 07 5544 0634
Fax: 07 5533 3767

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Lamington National Park Attractions

2-Day O'Reilly's Lamington National Park Tour
• Glow Worms, Sugar Gliders, Whirring Treefrogs and Marbled Frogmouths. Just some of the remarkable flora and fauna to be found in the World Heritage area of the Lamington National Park. Overnight at the historic O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse. Enjoy bush walks through lush rainforest and discover pristine waterfalls. This is a fascinating experience for the nature lover in all of us. O'Reilly's is situated in the centre of the cool, quiet rainforest of World Heritage listed Lamington National Park, with its spectacular panoramic views...
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