3 Nights, Morning & Afternoon Tea, Bird Walk, Free WiFi
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is just as the name suggests, an idyllic retreat suited to intrepid explorers and comfort seekers alike. Nestled in the Gold Coast hinterland and located on the edge of World Heritage listed Lamington National Park, O’Reilly’s is a 90 minute drive south west of the Gold Coast and just a 2 hour drive south of Brisbane. For almost 100 years the O’Reilly family have been offering guests accommodation and eco-education amongst the lost world of ancient and subtropical rainforest.
This Gold Coast hinterland accommodation offers a range of rooms types from hotel-style rooms to self-contained villas. All rooms feature stunning views of the rainforest or mountains from the balcony or deck. The Mountain View Rooms are a compact, yet contemporary and comfortable retreat at the end of a day of walking and exploring. The romantics will love the Canopy Suites with their four poster beds, fire place and spa tub in the bathroom. For those wishing to self cater the Villas are decked out with everything you need, including an expansive deck with BBQ area, outdoor dining and a spa bath right on the deck.
The main attraction is of course the Lamington National Park and the stunning beauty of the subtropical rainforest. A range of bushwalks of various lengths and levels take you into the rainforest where you can experience nature up close and personal, from the giant trees to the waterfalls to the wildlife. O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat also offers a myriad of activities for guests to choose from, some complimentary and some at a charge. The team at O’Reilly’s are all about educating visitors about the environment and natural habitat of the rainforest flora and fauna, as well as the history of the area. They offer complimentary bird walks, daily bird feeding, a documentary film, and the popular tree top walks comprised of a collection of suspension bridges right through the tree tops.
Guests at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat can choose to venture further with a Segway safari tour, 4WD tour, glow worm experience or flying fox adventure. This Gold Coast hinterland accommodation also features resort facilities such as a restaurant and bar, cafe, mini mart, gift shop and infinity edge swimming pool. For those looking to fully indulge and relax the Lost World Day Spa offers a range of treatments and massages, perfect for the end of a day of experiencing the rainforest. On your way up to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat stop in at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards for some wine tasting and a bite for lunch.
Discover the wonder of Lamington National Park, an ancient, natural masterpiece. For your next mid-week or weekend escape O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is the ideal destination.
All Rooms Feature:
Mountain View Room: These rooms are compact yet comfortable and feature air conditioning, perfect to retire to after a day of walking. There is no television or telephone in this room. Bedding is 1 Queen Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults & Children.
1 Bedroom Canopy Suite: Enjoy views overlooking the mountains from the large deck. These suites also feature a king size four poster bed, a fire place and couples spa tub in the bathroom. There is no television, telephone or air conditioning in this suite. Bedding is 1 King Bed + 1 Queen Sofa Bed. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.
2 Bedroom Canopy Suite: The main bedroom features a king size four poster bed. These suites also feature a fire place and couples spa bath. Enjoy views overlooking the mountain ranges from the large deck. There is no television, telephone or air conditioning in this suite. Bedding is 2 King Beds + 1 Queen Sofa Bed or 1 King Bed + 2 Single Beds + 1 Queen Sofa Bed. Maximum room capacity is 6 Adults & Children.
All Rooms Feature:
1 Bedroom Villa: These contemporary villas are fully self-contained. They feature stunning rainforest views from the large deck which includes a BBQ, dining area and spa tub. Bedding is 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.
2 Bedroom Villa: Ideal for families or couples travelling together, these contemporary villas are fully self-contained. They feature stunning rainforest views from the large deck which includes a BBQ, dining area and spa tub. Bedding is 2 King Beds + 1 Queen Sofa Bed or 1 King Bed + 2 Single Beds + 1 Queen Sofa Bed. Maximum room capacity is 6 Adults & Children.
3 Bedroom Villa: These spacious and contemporary villas are fully self-contained. They feature stunning rainforest views from the large deck which includes a BBQ, dining area and spa tub. Bedding is 3 King Beds + 1 Queen Sofa Bed or 1 King Bed + 4 Single Beds + 1 Queen Sofa Bed. Maximum room capacity is 8 Adults & Children. *Price on Application.
The Rainforest Bar: Located above reception this popular bar features stunning sunset vistas over the mountains from the balcony. Enjoy a range of light snacks, pizzas and drinks by the fire place. Open from 4pm.
The Dining Room: Serving breakfast from 7am and dinner from 5pm daily. The Dining Room offers a great selection of food and local wine.
O’Reilly’s Mountain Cafe: Open daily, a full a la carte menu is available between 11am and 2:30pm, with light options available all throughout the day. Enjoy a snack, refreshing drink or a cup of tea with scones.
The following activities are free of charge:
The following activities are available at a charge:
Lost World Spa: Feel like you've really escaped at this amazing day spa, a hidden treasure in the mountains. Enjoy a range of treatments and massages, all with the best view in the house. The Lost World Spa is closed on all other Tuesdays and Christmas Day.
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is a scenic 2 hour self-drive south of Brisbane and 90 minutes west of the Gold Coast.
Please note - Some online maps will take you towards Binna Burra. This is incorrect. Instead please type in Kidston Street, Canungra. Once you reach The Canungra Hotel, Turn on Kidston Street off the main Road in Canungra (Nerang Beaudesert Road) as it turns into Lamington National Park Road. You will need to stay on this road as it takes you up the mountain, through the rainforest to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Hint: If you pass O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards you’re heading the right way. Also, please be advised that Duck Creek Road, which is an alternate 4WD road to O'Reilly's - is completely closed. Do not try and use this road to get to the Retreat.
O’Reilly’s also works with third party transfer providers for those not self-driving.
Children: 0-12 years are charged the child rate
Check In: 2.00 pm
Check Out: 10.00 am
Address: Lamington National Park Road, via Canungra, Queensland
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - the walking tracks were well maintained and we had an excellent guide for the walk to Morans Falls. He was most knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the flora and fauna we encountered. He was also most patient - I am not very fit and a rather slow walker. All the staff at the restaurant and the reception were cheerful and very helpful. Might be tempted to return in the not too distant future.
Great Staff / Great Atmosphere / Great access to Walks / loved every minute except the bed was really soft which is the only issue we had, that said we would ask for a firm bed if staying again.
Overall we enjoyed our stay at O'Reillys; great Mountain View room which actually looked out at an uninterrupted view of the surrounding mountains! We enjoyed our Anniversary dinner,when we shared a slow roasted lamb board for two.(Know how the lamb must have felt,being a slow roasted husband after 53 years of marriage!!) Had great weather so managed some local walks.Hopefully will return again 'down the track'.