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O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had 3 nights in a Mountain View Room in the guest house. Did some wonderful walks in the rainforest to Python Rocks and Moran Falls even though drizzling one of the days. Watched the wallabies grazing at sunrise and sunset from our balcony, went to the Birds of Prey display which was very interesting, up close with the birds. Next...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are presently staying at O'Reillys Rainforest Retreat and what we have seen and experienced so is incredible. The welcome feeling bestowed on us, the excellent staff, the magnificent meals, the wonderful tours, especially the Glow Worm tour, it's all seeped in nature and wonderment. I look forward to our next few days here.

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OReillys_Retreat, Manager at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, Great to hear you are enjoying your stay and taking in the large variety of activities/experiences that we have. We like to think we treat strangers as friends, friends as family and family as gold! Enjoy the rest of your stay as part of the O'Reilly's family. Kind regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent three nights in a mountain view room, with breakfast , birds of prey show, glow worm tour, and marshmallows around the camp fire, included. Watching the sunset from the veranda bar was just amazing. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great, plenty to choose from, as was the meals in the bar. The history of the...

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OReillys_Retreat, Manager at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa, responded to this review

Good morning Michael, Thank you for summarising your stay so well. We are honoured that you have drawn such a delightful respect of our Mountain and the Retreat. We plan to be here way beyond our 91 years so please come back to visit us again. Kind regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Coolum Beach, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

A magic drive up the mountain, through unbelievably dense rainforest to the resort. We had a room with a view across the caldera which was stunning in the afternoon light. The beds were comfortable. Dinner was delicious and the friendly, knowledgeable staff provided a relaxed smooth atmosphere. The breakfast buffet was extensive and great quality. We went on the bird...

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OReillys_Retreat, Manager at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa, responded to this review

Good morning Val, Terrific that you had such an enjoyable time with us and got to meet so many of the locals (human and otherwise). Yes, the Pademelon Wallabies take 'recycling' to a whole new level! Trust we might see you again on a future stay. Kind regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great deal on a Mountain View room for 2 nights which did not include any meals (apart from morning and afternoon teas). The only negative was that the climate control in the room was not adequate. The only heating was a small oil column heater which was not effective with the room's high ceilings. We were quite...

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OReillys_Retreat, Manager at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa, responded to this review

Good morning Cathy and thank you for your feedback. It does get a little cooler up here as the winter months approach which allows us to get the open fires going in the Library, Bar and Dining Room. Pleasing to her you got out amongst the activities and got to see many of the beautiful birds that make Lamington National...

Lismore, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the visit ,great food ,very friendly and knowledgeable staff and wonderful birds ,walks and general environment. A real privilege to be able to stay in such a spectacular part of the Scenic rim in such comfort. need to return to do all the activities we wanted to do but ran out of time

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OReillys_Retreat, Manager at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa, responded to this review

Good morning and thanks for the review. As you suggest, there is certainly a lot to do with 35 different walking tracks, over 20 activities and 170 bird species to see, you will sleep well at night! Glad to hear you enjoyed it so much. Until next time! Brendan Long Operations Manager

Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow factor started at the bottom of the Mountain. The 40 minute drive thru the rain forest to the top was breathtaking . Keep away from my side said my wife. Then we arrived and the flames were dancing in the log fires. A short walk to the treetop walk and what an experience especially as I do not like...

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OReillys_Retreat, Manager at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa, responded to this review

Good morning and thank you for your wonderful review. It sounds as though you embraced all elements of your stay. Well done! Some people can be a little daunted by the drive up, but as you say, it can be exhilarating. Wind the windows down, hear the birds, smell the air and take your time and it is magnificent. (If...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No wonder the Lamington Plateau was declared a National Park in 1915. It is a spectacular region of Australia with wonderful scenery and walks of all lengths and levels of difficulty. But you don't have to be an outdoor person to have a great stay at O'Reilly's. There are so many activities and the staff are so friendly and helpful....

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OReillys_Retreat, Manager at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa, responded to this review

Good morning Kate and Peter and thank you for your wonderful review. You make a very good point. We believe we cater for the very active as well as those who might choose to just take in the views and relax by an open fire with a glass of wine and everything in between. We hope to see you again...

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited O'Reillys for 4 great days. Staff were very friendly and always there to help. Plenty of things to do or just relax in the beautiful surroundings. Food was great, especially breakfast. Would highly recommend the retreat to everyone.

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OReillys_Retreat, Manager at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa, responded to this review

Great to hear from you Chris. Look forward to seeing you next time. Regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this place many times and always loved it but other visits have involved trekking. At 70 years of age we thought this one should be more relaxing. Everything was great including staff, food and environment.

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OReillys_Retreat, Manager at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa, responded to this review

Good morning Roy, Great to have you back on the mountain Roy. Look forward to seeing you again for either relaxation or some of our slightly less challenging walks. Regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

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Explore World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park from the best and only vantage point on Green Mountain - at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat - operated by passionate by third generation O’Reilly family members whose ancestors pioneered eco tourism in Australia in 1926. Choose to stay in a cosy Rainforest Retreat guest room with expansive views overlooking the western McPherson Range or one of 48 self-contained and architecturally designed modern Villas perched unobtrusively onto the sloping hillside. Get amongst the daily activities of guided bird walks, animal shows and the famed Tree Top Walk and treehouse climb to viewing platforms above. Plus, test your skills on an off road two-wheeled Segway tour through creek crossings to Morans Falls, or bliss out in the Lost World Day Spa. Dine in the casual treehouse bar on homemade pizzas or opt for the rustic dining room with a gourmet a la carte menu including matching wines from the Canungra Valley Vineyards down the road. Order a packed lunch or picnic hamper and set off to one of 500 waterfalls via 160 kilometres of nature trails. ... more   less 

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Address: Lamington National Park Road, Canungra, Queensland 4275, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Scenic Rim > Canungra
Price Range: £83 - £239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 114
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Cairns, Australia

Hello O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat team,

My best friend is getting married mid May 2017 and I was hoping to plan her girls getaway the week before her and her partner tie the knot. We were hoping to enjoy a relaxing weekend of day trekking, nature watching and catching up over wine before the big day. I was looking into accomodation around the Lamington National Park region and your retreat looks very elegant with views that are simply breathtaking! I would love to find out more about the requirements and limitations of a weekend stay, and also ask more about the local activities you would recommend nearby.

Firstly, we would have around 15 people interested in coming. What accomodation could you recommend for us so we stay together as much as possible (self-catered villas perhaps). As we are quite an outdoorsy bunch, we would each have the capacity to roll out our own personal swags to cater for those not utilising the bedrooms. So my first question would be what would be your limitations for maximum number of guests. The length of stay we would like to be there for is 3 nights, potentially around Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th and Monday 8th of May, however we would be flexible for two days before or after if those dates are unavailable.

Secondly, we would love to do as many outdoor activities as possible, so I was hoping to get an idea of local guides/companies you could recommend for trekking and nature watching that is in close proximity to the house, and any other interesting things you think would be good for our group size. Thank you so very much for your time and consideration, I would welcome a personal message with a reply sent here or via email if possible. I look forward to hearing back from you.

Kind regards,

Samantha Barnett

7 months ago
Gold Coast, Australia
Byron Bay, Australia
Brisbane, Australia

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