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Base yourself at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in the Green Mountains section of the park, or at Binna Burra Mountain Lodge in the Binna Burra section. Most of the trails lead from one or the other of these resorts, and a 23km (14-mile) Border Trail connects them; most reasonably fit folk can walk it in a day. Guided walks and activities at both resorts are for guests only; however, both properties welcome day visitors who want to walk the trails (which is free). Both have inexpensive cafes for day-trippers.

It is a good idea to bring a flashlight and maybe binoculars for wildlife spotting. The temperature is often significantly cooler than on the Gold Coast, so bring a sweater in summer and bundle up in winter when nights get close to freezing. September through October is orchid season, and the frogs come out in noisy abundance in February and March.

Visitor Information -- The best sources of information on hiking are O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat and Binna Burra Mountain Lodge; ask them to send you copies of their walking maps. National parks information offices are at both properties, but they are not always open. For detailed information on hiking and camping in the park, visit www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/lamington.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.