Binna Burra Mountain Lodge was devastated by bushfires in 2019 and the access road is closed. The Cliff-top lodges, camping area, tea-house and access road are due to re-open in September 2020
BOTTLE TREE LANE
National park dedicated in 1915 (one of the first in the world, Yellowstone NP in the US being the first, 1872) named after Lord Lamington, Governer of Qld (1896 - 1902)
Said to be from the local aboriginal (Yugambeh) word meaning 'where the beech trees grow' (probably referring to the Antarctic Beech)'. The guesthouse was established in 1932 by Arthur Groom and Romeo Lahey.
Said to be from the Yugambeh word meaning 'holding tight'. The valley was explored by red cedar cutters in 1845. A route to the Tweed was surveyed in 1860.
Referring to the beech tree which were common on the plateau before European settlement. First to arrive were the timber cutters in the 1880's followed by dairy farmers.
Named in honour of the Hinze family who lived in the valley flooded by the waters of the dam built in 1976. The wall was raised in 1986 and again in 2011. The actual waterway is called Advancetown Lake
Up until 2015, a single large bottle tree grew near the intersection of Beechmont Rd and Bottle Tree Lane. Unfortunately the tree became diseased and eventually died.