Travel Destination Lamington National Park
Amazing Birdlife, Wallabies in the Wild. The Sub-Tropical Rainforest of Travel Destination Lamington National Park
About a two hour drive to the south of Brisbane is Travel Destination Lamington National Park, a wonderland of sub-tropical wildlife. The birdlife is amazing, as are the waterfalls and bushwalking opportunities.
Accommodation at Lamington National Park is available at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, one of the best accommodation experiences in the Park itself.
Day trips and overnight tours to O’Reilly’s leave from the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise and Brisbane City. Travel Destiantion Lamington National Park is a part of the Scenic Rim Important Bird Area.
History of Travel Destination Lamington National Park: Aboriginal occupation was at its peak 6,000 years ago, though evidence of campsites has been dated at 10,000 years. The first explorers of the area came before the timber cutters, and the great natural beauty of the area was recognized very early in the 1800’s.
In 1863 a survey was carried out to define the border between the then emerging States of Queensland and New South Wales.
During the 1890’s Robert Collins campaigned heavily for preservation of the are from logging, and in 1915 Travel Destination Lamington National Park became a protected area. It was named after Lord Lamington, Governor of Queensland between 1896 and 1902.
The same Lord Lamington gave his name to a unique form of Australian dessert: The Lamington Cake, or “Lammo” to the locals. Listed on the World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia in 1986, it was added to the Australian heritage List in 2007.
Geography and Weather: The weather is the same as Brisbane or the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise. Travel Destination lamington Naqtional Park is 110 kms (68 mi) south of Brisbane, and 65 kms (40 mi) from the Gold Coast. The area is volcanic, being a part of the Tweed Volcano, which was active 23 million years ago.The Park is about 30 kms (19 mi) from the coast itself.
There are over 500 waterfalls in Travel Destination Lamington National Park, the best known being Elbana Falls. Over 150 kms (93 mi) of well maintained walking tracks make it a great place for bushwalking.
The walks range from short rambles to 7 hour treks. The pathways are very easy grades, with steeper sections made into steps. The Tree Top Walk at O’Reilly’s is a great experience.
Two Day Tour to Lamington: > 2-Day O’Reilly’s Lamington National Park Tour
Map of Travel Destination Lamington National Park: > Lamington Australian Travel Map