Located in the southeast Queensland of Australia, Lamington National Park is a renowned and popular destination. It is home to ancient Gondwana Rainforests and the rare Albert’s lyrebird. Other popular attractions, as well as the views, include the park trails, especially two areas, of Binna Burra and Green Mountains, that criss-cross the McPherson Range. Whilst the Border Track offers mountain views, the Caves Circuit overlooks Coomera Valley. From the Python Rock Lookout you can see Moran’s Falls.
Lamington National Park is about 110 km drive south of Brisbane and 85 kms southwest of Southport on the Gold Coast.
The Lamington National Park is located on the Lamington Plateau of the McPherson Range on the Queensland/New South Wales border in Australia. There are some dramatic lookouts in Lamington that offer views over the Gold Coast, south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Protecting parts of the Eastern Australian temperate forests, the park is part of the Shield Volcano Group of the World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, inscribed in 1986 and added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2007. The park is also part of the Scenic Rim Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International due to its importance in the conservation of several species of threatened birds.
The national park is also home to a large number of living creatures from birds, mammals, reptiles and insects.
The Lamington National Park has a number of great walking tracks of different length and fitness levels. The park also includes ‘Binna Burra’ and ‘O’Reilly’, two placenames that coincide with the Lamington National Park boundary. There are a number of walks that can be made to and from and between these two locations. For more information checkout the Lamington National Park page. Another popular website is the AllTrails, that includes information on Lamington National Park, including photos, maps and directions.
Why does Lamington National Park have two other names—‘Binna Burra’ and ‘O’Reilly’?
- ‘Binna Burra’ and ‘O’Reilly’ are placenames that coincide with the Lamington National Park boundary. The name ‘O’Reilly’ is a placename for the western side of the Lamington Plateau, while the placename for the eastern side is ‘Binna Burra’.
- A placename is given to a feature or area of land, whether natural or artificial, and is registered under the Place Names Act 1994.
- ‘Green Mountains’ is the park section name for the western side of Lamington National Park and ‘Binna Burra’ is the park section name for the eastern side of the park. These are park names assigned by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.
Source: Lamington National Park, Parks and forests, Queensland Government
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Footnote & References
- Lamington National Park, Parks and forest, Queensland Government, https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/lamington
- Why does Lamington National Park have two other names—‘Binna Burra’ and ‘O’Reilly’?, Lamington NP, Parks and forests, Queensland Government, https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/lamington/about/faq#toc-0
- Lamington National Park, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamington_National_Park
- BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Scenic Rim. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org Archived 30 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine on 2011-10-03. Sourced from Wikipedia.
- Best Trails in Lamington National Park, Alltrails, https://www.alltrails.com/parks/australia/queensland/lamington-national-park