Alcheringa is the home of two exceptional holiday houses within Lamington National Park, adjacent to Binna Burra Lodge in the Gold Coast Hinterland of South East Queensland.
Totally relax in either the Coomera or Numinbah house – you don’t have to go far to enjoy the scenery!
Drag yourself away from the ever-changing views…
…to enjoy over 145km of walking tracks in Lamington that offer a wealth of scenic beauty. Dozens of waterfalls, subtropical rainforest, ancient Antarctic beech trees, open eucalypt forest and heath country with wildflowers in Spring. Views from mountain lookouts, wind eroded caves, 180 species of birds and shy bush animals.
22,000 hectare Lamington is one of Queensland’s oldest, best known and most loved National Parks.
Lamington National Park is part of the Gondwana Rainforest World Heritage Area. The slopes of Lamington rise up to the rim of the Mt. Warning caldera – recently recognized as one of 15 important Australian landscapes to be promoted by Tourism Australia.
The Park and Binna Burra are also part of the Scenic Rim – a 140km curve of mountain ranges including the Great Divide and McPherson Range. In 2021, Lonely Planet voted the Scenic Rim as one of the top ten destinations in the world for 2022. While the mountain scenery has always been there, the last 20 years have seen the creation of dozens of art and craft centres, dairy farms and cheeseries, boutique breweries, distilleries and wineries, a lavender farm, country pubs, camel and alpaca farms, coffee shops, cafes and high end restaurants, all cared for by people who love where they live and have found their happiness in sharing it with visitors.
Family connections. Adventurer, naturalist and tourism pioneer, Arthur Groom, first coined the phrase Scenic Rim in the 1930’s but it wasn’t until the 1970’s that his dream of connected National Parks became a reality. In the meantime, he and Romeo Lahey formed the National Parks Association and created Binna Burra Lodge. His sons managed Binna Burra Lodge for many years. Tony lived in the original Alcheringa for 40 years from 1975 then had the houses rebuilt in 2022 after the fires which also destroyed the Heritage listed parts of Binna Burra Lodge and much of the east coast of Australia. Third generation Lisa ran Parktours offering walking tours to National Parks around Australia and overseas while David is a landscape artist based 3km from Alcheringa. As for many Scenic Rim businesses, the 4th generation is now emerging with Luke working as a chef at the Binna Burra Teahouse.
COOMERA – WEST HOUSE
2 Bedrooms plus kids loft
Sleeps 4 adults + 2 children
The west house has two en suite bedrooms – one upstairs, one down, a kids loft, and powder room, large living/dining spaces and even a mudroom for entry after those wet hikes. The two level design provides views north west over the Coomera Valley from almost every room. The spacious valley deck gives eye popping views of two valleys and the Beechmont Plateau
NUMINBAH – EAST HOUSE
The east house also has two bedrooms with en suite, one upper and one lower. The lower bedroom and bathroom has handicapped access. The lounge ceiling sweeps up to a gallery reminiscent of the original Alcheringa house. Upper and lower decks provide magnificent views down into the Numinbah Valley with Egg Rock and the Hinze dam in the distance. It also has a mudroom and the dining room opens to an outdoor terrace with a Cloudlounge.
Both houses have a gas fireplace and they are well insulated to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. They have a TV and sound system and all the cooking and eating utensils you could need. Groups of 8 or 10 can take both houses and enjoy group meals together.
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