Lamington National Park Road, via Canungra QLD 4275 : Gold Coast
For over 80 years, the O’Reilly family has been welcoming visitors to their mountain home in World Heritage listed Lamington National Park, in Australia’s Gold Coast Hinterland.
Escape to a world of ancient forest, fresh mountain air, crystal clear creeks and breathtaking sunsets only a short drive from the City of Gold Coast. Experience the magic of the subtropical rainforest with 160kms of walking trails, over 500 waterfalls and 250 species of unique Australian wildlife right outside your door. Connect with nature at its best and each other.
Admire the magnificent surrounds and breathtaking views while enjoying traditional Australian service, great food and wine, all with a smile. The spacious location comprises 66 rainforest retreat accommodation rooms, free from distractions of televisions and telephones and 48 self-contained luxurious eco villas set within 20,000ha of rainforest.
At O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Villas and Lost World Spa, you will have an unforgettable experience filled with lasting memories and a renewed appreciation of nature in Queensland's best sub-tropical rainforest on the Gold Coast.
Since O'Reilly's opened its doors for Easter 1926, the Discovery Program has been a real highlight for guests. The program is also an integral part of O'Reilly's commitment to sharing knowledge and awareness of the World Heritage Lamington National Park and its unique inhabitants. Some of the amazing experiences on offer include: "Birds of Prey" flight show, "Wildlife Encounter" show, Segway Safari Tours, Glow Worm Tours, Private Guided Tours and Rainforest Walks. Don't miss the Tree Top Walk, the first of its kind in Australia, with its 9 suspension bridges and observation decks. You can even get up close and personal with owls, Wedge-tailed Eagles and a Peregrine Falcon during the One-on-One Birds of Prey Encounter.
Eco Rangers ... fun for kids aged 4 to 14 years
The Eco Rangers program is a fun creative way for children aged between 4 and 14 to spend their time as well as a nice opportunity for parents to relax! Eco Ranger activities run during Queensland school holidays and Queensland public holidays, subject to numbers. The program runs daily from 9:00am to 12:00pm and again at 5:30pm to 8:00pm which includes a kids only dinner. Activities are based on environmental education concepts that incorporate learning about the rainforest and it's weird and wonderful inhabitants with fun games, arts and crafts. All activities have been designed with the children's safety in mind and while participating, the children are supervised at all times by a qualified staff member.
Lost World Spa
O’Reilly’s Lost World Spa is a true nature haven for those seeking rejuvenation, relaxation and balance. Soak up the fresh mountain air and natural beauty of this spectacular World Heritage area. Curl up by the fire and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains before embarking upon a nature inspired Spa ritual. Using all natural Australian Sodashi products, the Spa offers mind-melting massages, therapeutic skin care treatments and Vinotherapy, which utilises the powerful anti-aging action of grapes from O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards. The Lost World Spa has seven state of the art treatment rooms, including two couples suites. Energize yourself at thestunning infinity edge lap pool located in front of the Lost World Spa with endless views to the mountain ranges. There’s even a children’s wading pool, so the whole family can enjoy the pool area.
Restaurants & Bars
The Dining Room - the heart and soul of O'Reilly's, offering delicious food and a good selection of wines, including O'Reilly's wines, all wrapped up in a cheerful and friendly atmosphere.Recount your day's adventures with fellow guests and plan the days ahead over a hearty meal. Share your dining experience with the nature of Lamington National Park, where at breakfast you will find masses of colour in the bay windows as the Regent and Satin Bowerbirds come in for a meal. At night you'll be able to spot the mountain Brushtail Possums and sometimes even a Sugar Glider or two. The Dining Room is open for breakfast and dinner daily.
Meal Prices (prices are correct as at 9 July 2015 & subject to change without notice)
Full Buffet Breakfast - $35 per adult, $12.50 per child (4-12 years)
Packed Lunch - $19.50 per person
Three Course Dinner - $69 per adult, $20 per child (4-12 years)
The Rainforest Bar - Enjoy the jovial relaxed atmosphere of the Guesthouse's favourite meeting place. The Rainforest Bar is a licensed bar with an all timber interior, large verandah overlooking the mountains with views that go on forever and a lovely warming fireplace. Have a drink at the bar, relax at a table or take in the spectacular sunset from the verandah. open from 4pm daily. Happy hour runs from 5:00pm to 6:30pm every evening and is a wonderful place to relax after dinner.
The Mountain Cafe - fully licensed and popular with day visitors, the cafe is open between 10:00am - 3:30pm weekdays and 9:00am - 4:00pm weekends + public holidays. There is a tasty menu of homestyle meals and wide beverage selection.
The Mini Mart & Takeaway - open daily from 9:00am – 5:00pm every day providing a selection of grocery items such as 'cook your own' options and packaged BBQ meat, plus take-away drinks and snacks, including the legendary O'Reilly's home-made pies and muffins.
Garden View Room - motel style rooms featuring red cedar shutters, hand crafted Queensland Maple furniture and timber queen-sized beds. All six rooms have heaters, private ensuites and views of the gardens around the guesthouse.
Mountain View Room - spacious high-set rooms that featuring exposed beams, natural timbers, raked ceilings, heaters and a private bathroom. All Mountain View Rooms boast a private balcony where you can relax and soak up the magnificent views to the McPherson ranges.
One Bedroom Canopy Suite - three suites adjoin the luxuriant rainforest canopy and offer twice the space of our standard Mountain View rooms. A comfortable living area features recycled timber flooring, lounge chairs and audio system. The suites have four large balconies with spectacular views of the rainforest foliage and western mountain ranges. A spacious bedroom features a king-size four-poster bed, sofa and a warming fireplace. To top it all off, the bathroom has a spa bath with views through a full-length picture window of the breathtaking mountain scenery.
Two Bedroom Canopy Suite - one of the former O'Reilly family homes has been transformed into two stunning guest units with polished timber floors, private spa bath, cedar shutters and handcrafted Queensland Maple furniture. Each unit has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a separate living room and a two way fireplace with large decks looking out to the west onto the rugged McPherson Ranges. The master bedroom boasts a king size four poster bed, private ensuite and large double spa with views to the ranges.
Two & Three Bedroom Villas - with a choice of either valley or rainforest views, these luxury villas provide the perfect nature escape offering spacious and contemporary accommodation designed to connect with the natural surroundings. Featuring modern designer decor interiors opening onto expansive private decks with outdoor spa bath and barbecue. All bedrooms have their own bathrooms and each villa has undercover car parking.
How to Get There
From Brisbane - follow Pacific Highway to Beenleigh, take exit 34. Then follow signage towards Beaudesert, take Canungra/Nerang turn off (O'Reilly's Plateau) shortly after Tamborine Village. At Canungra follow signage to 'O'Reilly's Green Mountains'. 113km / 2 hours drive.
From Gold Coast - follow Pacific Highway to Nerang. Head west & follow signage to Canungra (O'Reilly's Plateau). Turn onto 'Kidston Street' and then follow signage to O'Reilly's, Green Mountains. 75km / 1hour 15 mins drive.
A credit card pre-authorisation may be required on check-in for all bookings.
IMPORTANT: The road to O’Reilly’s has been affected by April's recent weather events and is officially closed while repairs are undertaken. However, guests can be escorted in a convoy once per day. The convoy will depart O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard at 2:00pm. The Vineyard is located at 852 Lamington National Park Rd, Canungra QLD 4275. On the day of departure, the convoy from the Retreat to the Vineyard will take place at 1:00pm. Please advise if joining the convoy or if other arrangements will be made.