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O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Canungra

O’Reilly’s Retreat is situated in the picturesque rainforest covered mountains of the Lamington National Park, 119 kilometres south-west of Brisbane. The O’Reilly family have been welcoming guests into their home since 1926. Visitors from all over the world have enjoyed this special location. It is popular with guests from Australia and overseas. The O’Reilly’s brand of country hospitality makes this a holiday destination for every generation. Lamington National Park is World Heritage Listed and is the largest sub-tropical rainforest in Australia. It is home to over 200 bird varieties, 500 waterfalls and has 160 kilometres of walking tracks.

The accommodation provides magnificent views of rolling hills, mountains and valleys. Rooms have no phones, radios or televisions. This allows you to soak up the peaceful sounds of the rainforest. The outlook is especially good at sunset.

O’Reilly’s is famous for its tree-top walk which offers visitors a close up view of the rainforest canopy and its wildlife. Explore on your own or take advantage of the nature Discovery Program. The nature Discovery Program includes guided walks, four wheel drive bus trips, nocturnal walks and glow worm walks, flying fox rides, slide shows and much more. You’ll walk through lush rainforests, past waterfalls, under tree gardens of ferns and orchids, and into the unspoilt world that is yours to explore. Babysitting facilities are available, arrangements must be made prior to arrival. A children’s activity club ‘The Scrub Club’ for children aged five to 12 years, operates during Queensland and New South Wales school holidays and every weekend.

O’Reilly’s has been advanced accredited as a genuine ecotourism product. You’ll be assured of commitment to best practice environmental management and the provision of quality ecotourism experiences.

Accommodation Options

Toolona Room

One Bedroom Canopy Suite

Mountain View Room

Two Bedroom Canopy Suite

Beautiful room with balconies offering stunning mountain views and a two-way fireplace.

Garden View Room

Activites and Experiences at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

  • Green Globe 21
  • National Ecotourism Certification Program (EcoCertification)
  • World Heritage
  • Astronomy
  • Birdwatching Staying in the guesthouse. Annual Bird Week every November.
  • Bushwalking Over 160 kilometres of walking tracks within the park. Guided bushwalks included free charge for guests staying in the guesthouse.
  • Flora Completely surrounded by Lamington National Park.
  • Photography Photography week held every year in May.
  • Sightseeing
  • Bush Tucker Four wheel drive Bus Trips to magnificent lookouts with Billy Tea and Damper.
  • Animal Viewing Off Dining area.
  • Walking Over 160 kilometres of walking trails.
  • Wine Tasting At the Canungra Valley Vineyards
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Babysitting
  • Bar Half price cocktails 5.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Magnificent sunsets over the Macpherson Ranges.
  • Car park
  • Child Activity Program Scrub Club operates every weekend and school holiday period. Best for children five and over.
  • Conference/Convention Facilities Four conference venues and 20,000 hectares of breakout room
  • Entertainment
  • Fuel Fuel available from Mountain Cafe General Store.
  • Games/Recreation Room Pool table, table tennis – situated in main guesthouse.
  • High Chair
  • Library Featuring many history books and nature books.
  • Masseur/Masseuse
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Open fireplace In lounge room.
  • Swimming Pool – Heated Plunge pool and children’s wading pool.
  • Public Telephone No telephones in rooms, two public telephones available.
  • Safety deposit box
  • Sauna
  • Shop General Store sells those forgotten items.
  • Spa Outdoor.
  • TV/Lounge Area Relaxing lounge area, featuring baby grand piano and open fireplace with no Television.
  • Wood Heater/Pot Belly In bar.
  • Active
  • Adventure Join the daily discovery program that includes guided rainforest walks, four wheel drive bus trips, night nocturnal walks and much more.
  • Eco Tourism NEAP accredited.
  • Educational The interpretive walks provide an insight into the flora and fauna of the National Park.
  • Environmental
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Historic/Heritage The guesthouse has been open since 1926, the O’Reilly family first arrived here in 1911 and the third generation are still operating the guesthouse today.
  • Mountain 3000 feet above sea level.
  • National Park Surrounded by 20,000 hectares of Lamington National Park.
  • Nature based Join experienced guides on the Discovery Program.
  • Nightlife At night guests can visit the glow worm grotto, or spotlight for nocturnal animals.
  • Rainforest Surrounded by sub-tropical rainforest.
  • Relaxation Enjoy a relaxation massage.
  • Wilderness Surrounded by 20,000 hectares of sub-tropical rainforest.
  • Wildlife
  • World Heritage Lamington National Park is World Heritage listed.
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • Adult Getaway
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Group
  • Luxury
  • Meetings Incentive Conventions
  • Romantic
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
  • Brisbane Marketing
  • Gold Coast Tourism
  • Sunlover Holidays
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • American Express
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • Japan Credit Bureau
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Foreign Travellers Cheques
  • Visa
  • 4 1/2 Stars
  • Blankets
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Clock Radio
  • Electric Blanket
  • Refrigerator
  • Games Board games available from reception.
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Linen
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities

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