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The historic Binna Burra Lodge on the Gold Coast has long been considered a serine and relaxing getaway for anyone staying there

Always gone: historical photos of the historic Binna Burra lodge show the building at its best before it was destroyed by devastating forest fires in Queensland

  • The lodge on the Gold Coast was considered the perfect getaway for everyone
  • It had comfortable cabins, a beautiful dining room and surrounded by rainforest
  • But it now lies in charred ruins after the fires in Queensland have been blown through
  • The president of the lodge has released historic photos of it in his prime
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The historic Binna Burra Lodge on the Gold Coast has long been regarded as a serine and relaxing getaway for anyone staying there.

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But 86 years after it was built, the World Heritage Listed Lodge, surrounded by Lamington National Park, now lies in charred ruins after the Queensland fires swept through it and were destroyed on Sunday.

Representatives of Binna Burra were traumatized by the damage and released historical images of the lodge to show it in its former glory.

They have also created a Go Fund Me and encourage the community to help repair the damage caused by the fire.

The historic Binna Burra Lodge on the Gold Coast has long been considered a serine and relaxing getaway for anyone staying there

The historic Binna Burra Lodge on the Gold Coast has long been considered a serine and relaxing getaway for anyone staying there

But 86 years after it was built, the World Heritage listed lodge surrounded by the Lamington National Park is now in charred ruins after the Queensland fires swept through it and destroyed it on Sunday.
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But 86 years after it was built, the World Heritage listed lodge surrounded by the Lamington National Park is now in charred ruins after the Queensland fires swept through it and destroyed it on Sunday.

But 86 years after it was built, the World Heritage listed lodge surrounded by the Lamington National Park is now in charred ruins after the Queensland fires swept through it and destroyed it on Sunday.

The Binna Burra lodge was opened in 1933 by nature researcher Arthur Groom and engineer and road builder Romeo Lahey.

The huts were made of tallowwood plates and shingles shingles were carved from wood from the surrounding rainforest.

The dining and recreation room was created after a Canungra guesthouse was dismantled and raised by horses.

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Since the opening of the lodge, hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world have visited.

Historical photos show visitors who arrive at the lodge by bus, while others present the founders while the surrounding rain forest is in the background.

The Binna Burra lodge was opened in 1933 by nature researcher Arthur Groom (left) and engineer and road builder Romeo Lahey (right)

The Binna Burra lodge was opened in 1933 by nature researcher Arthur Groom (left) and engineer and road builder Romeo Lahey (right)

The Binna Burra lodge was opened in 1933 by nature researcher Arthur Groom (left) and engineer and road builder Romeo Lahey (right)

Since the opening of the lodge, hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world have visited

Since the opening of the lodge, hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world have visited

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Since the opening of the lodge, hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world have visited

People would take the bus from Brisbane and travel to the lodge

People would take the bus from Brisbane and travel to the lodge

People would take the bus from Brisbane and travel to the lodge

The chairman of the lodge, Steve Noakes, has just witnessed the damage caused by the fire.

& # 39; It was pretty traumatic. The destruction has been quite extensive. It takes your breath away when you first see it, said Mr. Noakes ABC.

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Mr. Noakes said the damage to the lodge was much worse than he had expected.

He was surprised because the rainforest around the iconic lodge is normally fire resistant.

& # 39; The dining area, the lounge, the library, these places where people have gathered for generations, just disappeared completely, destroyed, & # 39; he said.

He noted that the huts on the heritage list were completely destroyed by the fire.

One of the newly built sky lodge buildings was also destroyed.

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Mr. Noakes said they wanted to rebuild and restore the lodge, taking into account the impact of climate change on the surrounding rainforest.

He believes this will protect the lodge against future fires.

They have created a Go Fund Me to fund the repairs and have raised a goal of $ 850,000 with $ 15,020 to date.

The huts were made from tallowwood plates and shingles shingles were carved from wood from the surrounding rainforest

The huts were made from tallowwood plates and shingles shingles were carved from wood from the surrounding rainforest

The huts were made from tallowwood plates and shingles shingles were carved from wood from the surrounding rainforest

The dining and recreation room was created after a Canungra guesthouse was dismantled and raised by horses
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The dining and recreation room was created after a Canungra guesthouse was dismantled and raised by horses

The dining and recreation room was created after a Canungra guesthouse was dismantled and raised by horses

At least 12 houses have already been destroyed while the fire front continues to cause damage to the coastal towns of Peregian Beach and Marcus Beach on the Sunshine Coast.

Hundreds of people spent the night in the evacuation centers after being forced to leave their homes as the fire tore through the city.

A police spokesman confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that a number of young people were being questioned about the Sunshine Coast fire, but he would not go into the investigation any further as the investigation is still ongoing.

Representatives of Binna Burra were traumatized by the damage and released historical images of the lodge to show it in its former glory
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Representatives of Binna Burra were traumatized by the damage and released historical images of the lodge to show it in its former glory

Representatives of Binna Burra were traumatized by the damage and released historical images of the lodge to show it in its former glory

They have also created a Go Fund Me and encourage the community to help repair the damage caused by the fire

They have also created a Go Fund Me and encourage the community to help repair the damage caused by the fire

They have also created a Go Fund Me and encourage the community to help repair the damage caused by the fire

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