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

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first Bird Week my wife and I have attended. It was wonderful. The rainforest is outstanding and we managed to see and photograph 104 birds. The programme was varied and kept us busy. The food and accomodation was excellent. The rooms are perhaps not 5 star but are very comfortable and the staff and guides are very...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The original purpose of my visit was to rediscover the Stinson air crash of 1937 and the O'Reilly rescue, but I was quickly diverted into the other amenities of this charming resort. In particular the birds which have no predators here and are therefore prolific and not at all shy. My room had the full-size reconstructed airliner on one side...

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Brisbane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently our work team spent two days at O'Reillys for our annual planning retreat. We have been to a few places in South East Queensland over the years and this year was one of the best. The staff were welcoming and helpful, the accommodation just right, the food was good and the meeting facilities were fine. We all really enjoyed...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such an amazing spot. The sitting room was so cozy on rainy, wintry days, and the surrounding tracks were gorgeous. Would recommend bringing your own breakfast if you're on a budget, as the only food you can buy there is quite expensive. If you can fit it into the budget, though, it's delicious, and the service throughout the guest houses...

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Buderim, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had a wonderful stay in the Mountain View Room. Stunning views, birds landing on the deck fantastic. The staff in the bar area were friendly, professional with a lovely measure of humour. Food was delicious, and plenty. We came for a photography workshop with Michael Snedic and this was excellent. However (yes sadly there is one) we found...

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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 Sharon, I must sincerely apologise for the state of your room. That is not the standard we set for ourselves and is so terribly disappointing that it was presented in such a way. I have spent time with our Housekeeping team to determine what happened here. I will acknowledge that our Guest House rooms are struggling. We have...

Alstonville, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently visited O’Riellys as the last part of our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. We had spent the earlier part of our honeymoon doing different tours and adventures daily and were ready to relax which O’Riellys is perfect for. The room we had was a Mountain View room. It was a lovely view and a very...

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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 Elle, Firstly, my sincere apologies on a couple of fronts. Our morning and afternoon teas are often a highlight but that was clearly not the case in your experience. Our Kitchen and Dining Room teams have somewhat let us down there. I have addressed this with them The 'no show' of our guide for the Camp Fire is...

Newcastle NSW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent package which included breakfast and dinners, for 2 nights, as well as activities. Too short! There's a very relaxing atmosphere throughout. Breakfast was a feast for those who need it - lots of healthy options, fruit etc. Dinner was great - such generous portions that I could not consider having my own dessert. Service was professional...

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Chandler, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a top rate nature experience. The birds around the lodge are plentiful and many are easy to photograph. Nature guides give daily free tours and private nature tours can be booked. The only problem I had was getting there. There is no public transportation and most people seems to drive there.

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Maleny, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa with fabulous views over the Canungra valley and out to the McPherson Range. Loved relaxing in our spa on the deck of our villa and being visited by cheeky satin bower birds, king parrots and of course, the beautiful regent bower bird! The restaurant meal was OK, not special, ditto the coffee available...

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Okotoks, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two nights in a Villa to end our stay in Australia! The accommodation in the villas is superb. Very well appointed apartment with incredible views over the forest and mountains. Just sitting out on the deck is a wonderful holiday. But there are also the great walks, birds, wallabies/kangaroos and trees. The Mountain Cafe serves great coffee and again 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 afternoon Rob, We are pleased we've sent you home with such great memories of Australia. Thank you for your wonderful feedback and we hope to see you on your next visit to our shores. In our 90th year we look forward to being around for many decades to come. Kind regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

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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 

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

Address: Lamington National Park Road, Canungra, Queensland 4275, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Scenic Rim > Canungra
Price Range: €116 - €302 (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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Gold Coast, Australia
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

1 month ago
Byron Bay, Australia
Brisbane, Australia

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