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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the wonderful surprise from my partner that I was going to be staying at O'Reilly's for my birthday. I had always wanted to stay there as I thought It would be beautiful. We checked in to our 2 bedroom apartment and it hit us pretty much as soon as we went through the door. There was black mould...

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South West Rocks, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed three nights in a mountain villa, enjoyed birds of prey show, glow-worm tour and two half day walks through the national park. We loved it, and will come back and spend longer next time. Birds and wildlife, giant trees and beautiful waterfalls- a truly special place.

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Noosaville, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After 35km on a narrow,often one-lane road we were hoping for a vacancy at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat,a place we had heard a lot about.We counted ourselves lucky to have a 'Mountain View' unit allocated as we had not booked in advance. - First,the positives: The staff were very friendly & efficient. The cost (before we saw the room) was acceptable....

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Cambridge, UK
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We booked in for three nights but only stayed for two. Our main reason for the visit was to do some birding and we had a private guide. Unfortunately it was a very quiet time for the birds. Our main issue with the accommodation is cleanliness. Our room whilst dated and in poor repair was just about acceptable but 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 David, Thank you for your feedback. We are very conscious that a number of areas are somewhat in need of significant investment. To this end, we are about to commence a refurbishment of rooms and public areas. This process has already begun and will continue on through the year. Kind regards, Brendan Long Operations manager

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

O'Reilley's Rainforest Retreat is a unique location with added historic appeal. This is where the lost Stinson commercial aircraft was found in 1937 by Bernard O'Reilly 9 days after it crashed - there were two survivors. After returning for help, 100 country volunteers slashed their way through heavy forest making a pathway for the survivors to be stretchered to safety....

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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 Trevor, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We take great pride in the enjoyment our guests receive from their stay with us. We are commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Stinson Plane crash this weekend with two groups of walkers heading out to the crash site as I right. W will do another trek following the footsteps of...

Alstonville, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in Room 23 2 nights from 8/2/17. Nice room but bathroom not really clean. Infinity pool disgusting - black spot abounds. Activities and drinks expensive ( $10 for a beer ) Morning and afternoon teas very plain although coffee OK ( all cups VERY stained )

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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 Bob, My apologies that your stay was not as you, nor we, would have hoped. We appreciate your feedback and will work on the various aspects you have noted. I trust we might see you gain one day. Sincerely, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked 2 nights for my parents through Discover Queensland. This was a gift that I gave mum and Dad for Christmas. They have been really excited about this trip and I'm so disappointed to report that they let me know that they were in a room without tv or air conditioning and were reluctant to leave the room open...

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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, My apologies again that this was not as clear as it could have been on our website. We have two very distinct styles of accommodation. Those rooms with A/C, TV and those without (some of our guests very much prefer those without such things). We are working further on our website to distinguish between the two. Your parents...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son & I stayed here for a few nights and it's such a nice place. Our stay was good as I only wanted to relax & that was one of the main purpose of this visit & also to celebrate my son's 6th birthday. On the website the rooms looked amazing with views that stretched over the horizon &...

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

Good evening, Thank you for such a thorough review. We really appreciate all the feedback. The particularly hot weather of late has brought out plenty of bugs which obviously get attracted by light. I am sorry that they made your stay somewhat uncomfortable. Unfortunately, not all of our rooms have the same degree of view. My apologies that yours did...

Ipswich, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed here in a mountain view room for a few nights. The drive up to O'Reilly's is beautiful and you really do feel like you're in another world. The views are spectacular and it was lovely to wake up to the rainforest at one door and a stunning vista at the other door. DD absolutely loved the tree top...

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

Good evening, Thanks for your lovely and thorough review. We really appreciate your thoughts. Our Guest House rooms are tired and, as a result, are about to go under a full refurbishment. Very pleased you enjoyed so many other parts of your time with us including the views, meals and activities. Trust we might see you again one day. Regards,...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed as a family of 6 in the villas, my thoughts as follows: Likes: - stunning mountain views - excellent bird feeding, guided bird walks and bird show - beautiful forest walks and waterfall walk - the bar had a great atmosphere and the barman was outstanding, remembering our preferences each night. - large spacious villas - great for...

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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 taking the time to give such a thorough review. Firstly, my apologies that some aspects of your stay were not as you, nor we, would have hoped. Most importantly, we are pleased that you had a special family experience. One of our key objectives is to bring people together in a beautiful, natural setting...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: €111 - €297 (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

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

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