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Binna Burra Via Ferrata

Project overview

A via ferrata originated in Europe centuries ago where simple protected paths, with ladders and basic protection aids, gave local communities access to the Alps.

The permanent climbing route will include:

  • a bridge
  • resting points
  • steel cables
  • fixed metal rungs
  • bridges
  • Ladders.

With our support, this project will enable Binna Burra Lodge to market cliff-face climbing at its property next to the spectacular Lamington National Park.

The via ferrata climbing path will be capable of handling up to 30 people at a time and complement existing outdoor tourism activities.

Both beginners and mountain climbing enthusiasts and will be able to enjoy the spectacular views of the Scenic Rim.

In September 2019, fire destroyed Binna Burra Lodge and the surrounding buildings. The Queensland Government has since established a taskforce to drive business recovery.


  • Support 7 construction and up to 52 operational jobs

  • Attract extra 54,000 visitors per year

  • Grow local economy by nearly $4 million


  • This was Australia’s first commercial via ferrata and a 'game-changer' for adventure tourism in the Gold Coast Hinterland’s Scenic Rim. “Since our founding back in 1933, Binna Burra Lodge has always had plenty on offer to get the heart pumping and help people enjoy the great outdoors - from bushwalking, abseiling, flying fox, archery, camping and wild treks"

    Steve Noakes, Chairman, Binna Burra Lodge

Last updated: 11 Feb 2020