Welcome to Lamington National Park

one of the most resource-rich national parks in the whole of Australia.

Lamington National Park was established in 1915, which translates to 105 years of conservation. The park spans across 21, 176ha with impressive biodiversity of over 390 wildlife species. Lamington National Park also boasts of one the most diverse areas of vegetation in Australia. Lamington National Park is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and is subject to the Nature Conservation Act 1992. The park aims to preserve its extraordinary natural and cultural values in perpetuity.

Due to its extensive role in nature conservation, its unique geological history and evolutionary significance, Lamington National Park received recognition through its inclusion in the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. The park continues to stay in accordance with obligations under the World Heritage Convention.

COVID-19

Lamington National Park has had its activities significantly affected by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in late 2019. In line with the Queensland Health directives, the park has taken key measures to keep the risk of infection limited. 

History

Lamington National Park was declared 105 years ago, however, its history goes way back. The park’s background can be traced to a campaign that started in the 1890s to preserve a resource-rich land. The campaign was championed by Robert Collins initially but was carried on by Romeo Lahey after his death.

Visiting Safety

Lamington National Park, being a wild place, could pose serious dangers to unsuspecting visitors, so various guidelines are put in place. The procedures include paying attention to danger signs, being cautious on walks and avoiding unauthorised activities like diving into the water.

Camping

There numerous opportunities for visitors to go camping in Lamington National Park. There is the improved O’Reilly Campground located in the Green Mountains section of the park, and there is also a privately-managed campground near the Binna Burra section. In addition, their numerous bush campsites.

Journeys

Lamington National Park boasts of one of Australia’s best walking track networks with approximately 130km of formed tracks. These walk tracks are located in both the Green Mountains and Binna Burra sections of the park. These walking tracks are of different distances in order to accommodate for the different fitness levels in visitors. 

Attractions

There are multiple attractions visitors could enjoy in Lamington National Park. These attractions include day-use areas across both sections of the park as well as a lookout. 

Things to Do

Visitors can engage in an array of activities during their visit to the park. Activities range from camping to walking or having picnics.

Facilities

There are a couple of facilities in the park that visitors might find useful. There are picnic tables for relaxation, barbecue spots, information centres and a host of other exciting facilities.

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