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 earths evolutionary history.
- is an outstanding example of ongoing ecological and biological processes.
- contains the most important natural habitats for conserving biological
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
National Park accommodation
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.