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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A unique place to stay in the middle of a national park, overlooking mountains, valleys and amazing sunsets. The wildlife is diverse and very accessible, as are the waterfalls, streams and amazing rainforest. The range of food was a little underdone, but happy hour made up for that, as did the very friendly staff. Will definitely go back.

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

Afternoon Relle, Thanks for the wonderful feedback and we are so pleased that you enjoyed so many elements of your stay. Look forward to seeing you next time. Regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 4 nights in the rainforest view villa. It was a lovely, clean and modern villa with Foxtel, air conditioning in every room, a fireplace and a spa bath on the balcony. It had a fully equipped kitchen, except lacked a few basic cooking utensils and cooking equipment. The BBQ was very small and there was nothing provided in...

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

Good afternoon Caitlin, Thank you for your feedback. We are very proud of our Villas so pleased that you enjoyed the style of them. We are happy to clean the BBQ so no need for equipment there. Trust we see you again one day. Regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Sydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed 3 nights in January on a voucher we purchased through Cudo. First of all, be prepared for the drive up the mountain from Canungra! It takes around 45 minutes, much of it single lane in short sections and with the mountain drop off visible out your window. We stayed in a mountain view room, which...

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

Good afternoon Courteney, Thanks for taking the time to complete such a thorough review. Very much appreciated. My apologies that the inclusions in your Cudo package were not clear and not so well handled at our end. I will work with the team to tidy that up. Very pleased to hear you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay on...

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Continues to be a really great place to stay. Rooms clean and spacious, staff very friendly and helpfull. Food in restaurant very good. Buffets plentiful and fresh, Dinners served promptly, and wide chose of entres. And good birding spots.

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

Good afternoon Rocky, Great to have you visit us again. We have just celebrated our 90th year of operation and we plan to be around a lot longer. Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit. Regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Gympie, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starting with wonderful Joan helping ease out booking and being patient with me constantly needing more rooms as our numbers increased , to the welcome from Daniel in reception and all the staff , particularly the flying fox team being very patient with our 91 year old flyer, every thing was great

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

Good afternoon Clive, Thank you for your kind comments Clive and congratulations for being the oldest person to conquer the Flying Fox!! Well done to you. I will pass on your kind thoughts to Joan, Damian and the rest of the staff. Kind regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed with my family for five nights in the mountain view rooms. The rooms were neat and clean. We enjoyed the tree-top walk which is very close to the resort. The guided Glow worms tour was awesome. It was a 10 minutes walk inside the forest with the torch light in the night. The guides who conducted the show...

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

Good afternoon Venkatesh, It is wonderful that you had such a relaxing time during your stay and you got to do plenty of activities and were touched by the local flora and fauna. When ever you need another 'shot' of relaxation, you know where we are. Regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Leiria, Portugal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a surprise, we didn't imagine ao wonderful was this place. The green that surrounds us is deep and full of sounds and movement. The staff is very kind. The amount of nature besides you is incredible, we loved the glow warm experience

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

Good afternoon Pedro, So pleased you enjoyed your time with us. It is a special place and we are proud to share it with you. We hope to see you again one day. Regards, Brendan Long Operations manager

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely to stop the pre-Christmas rush and relax in the serenity of O'Reilly's, with its comfortable rooms, good food, excellent bush walks and amazing bird life. The staff were helpful and welcoming and the whole place a pleasure to stay at.

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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 Valerie, Lovely to hear such warm feedback. Yes, the top of our Mountain is a lovely place to "stop" the world for a short time. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The room being close to the Guest House was peaceful & convenient but the amenities of the self contained apartment further away would have been worth the expense (had a tv, etc.) for the luxury experience. The Segway tour through the rainforest was worth every cent - expensive, but a great fun memory!! The Best of O'Reilly's package was good...

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

Good afternoon, Our off rode segways are a bit of fun aren't they. Through the creek up the tracks and to the waterfalls is a pretty cool experience for anyone and so easy to manger with our Guides leading. See you next time! Kind regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Reviewed 19 December 2016

The resort is a slightly dated, traditional style hotel experience. This adds a bit of old world charm. We stayed in a mountain view room which was quite well sized. The ensuite was very dated, but it was adequate for purpose. Carpeting In the room was in need of replacement. The resort have a daily activity schedule which you can...

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

Good afternoon Jen, Sunset at the Bar is also one of my favourite experiences. Glad you got to enjoy it. You are correct in your assessment of our Guest House rooms. Refurbishment is needed and has, in fact, already started (carpet has been specially ordered) and will continue in the new year, along with our Bar and Dining Room. Come...

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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: €105 - €284 (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

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

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