When wanting to hit the bush there is no better place then Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland.
Most people head to Green Mountain, commonly known as O’Reilly’s, however there is another side to the park that is not as well known about. The Binna Burra side, accessed by Beechmont, offers many great lookouts and tumbling waterfalls; it also has a special hut right by the information centre.
The hut, affectionately known as Gus’ Shed, is located behind the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Binna Burra Information Centre and was official opened as a museum in November 2014.
The tallow wood slab hut conversion introduces park visitors to the stories of building Lamington’s world-class walking track system, from the Depression-era work gangs of the 1930s to the present.
The hut has been refurbished and is now opened to the public as a museum featuring a display of track construction tools and equipment, and interpretive signs.
Many of the original track tools were unavailable or were not in a suitable condition for display but thanks to the hard working team, visitors get to see a good representation of the equipment that would have been used on-park during the 1930s and 1940s.