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  • Writer's pictureRandall Curry

Meet a colourful local

Updated: Oct 30, 2023

Nestled within the pristine embrace of Lamington National Park, Lamington Eco is our cherished haven, where we find endless joy in sharing the wonders of this unique wilderness with our visitors. The park's UNESCO World Heritage-listed rainforest, meandering creeks, and awe-inspiring mountain vistas are undeniably spectacular, but it's the exceptional wildlife that truly makes this place our heart's delight.

One particular inhabitant has a special place in our hearts – the Lamington Blue Crayfish. With its striking electric blue color, this charismatic creature symbolizes the rare and beautiful surprises nature has in store. It's an emblem of Lamington's uniqueness and a source of endless fascination for us as caretakers of this remarkable ecosystem.

However, the Lamington Blue Crayfish is just one jewel in the crown. Lamington National Park is a paradise for biodiversity enthusiasts. Our retreat offers a glimpse into a world teeming with wildlife, from the vibrant avian residents to the elusive marsupials that call this ancient rainforest home.

One of the most enchanting features of Lamington's wildlife is its adaptability to the diverse ecosystems that make up the park. Our rainforest-dwelling creatures have learned to flourish beneath the towering ancient trees and beside the crystal-clear, babbling creeks. From the brilliant King Parrot to the playful pademelons that dart through the undergrowth, Lamington is a sanctuary for both the common and the extraordinary.

Lamington's birdlife, in particular, is an orchestra of captivating sounds, from the melodious notes of the Eastern Whipbird (my favorite) to the rhythmic percussion of the Green Catbird. As stewards of this unique environment, we relish the opportunity to introduce visitors to these feathered wonders and share in the enchantment of their songs. It's a privilege to facilitate a connection with the heart of this lush rainforest.

Lamington National Park isn't just about observation; it's an invitation to engage with nature, immerse yourself in its beauty, and cultivate a profound appreciation for the natural world. Our extensive trail network, including the famous Border Track, guides our guests on adventures through this ancient realm. Whether it's hiking, birdwatching, or capturing wildlife through a camera lens, Lamington offers endless ways to connect with this natural wonderland.

As the proud stewards of Lamington Eco, my wife Rachael and I are passionate about sharing the unique wildlife and natural beauty of Lamington National Park. Each day spent here fills us with wonder, and we are continuously humbled by the interconnectedness of life on this planet. Lamington National Park isn't just a place; it's a living, breathing testament to the incredible biodiversity of our world.

So, if you seek an experience that will leave you inspired, rejuvenated, and deeply connected to nature, consider a journey to Lamington Eco. It's not just a destination; it's an opportunity to witness nature's marvels up close, fall in love with the Lamington Blue Crayfish, and embrace the untamed beauty that surrounds us. Lamington National Park is where our hearts reside, and we invite you to join us in celebrating this magnificent sanctuary.

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