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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Spent 2 nights here - excellent food and service. Great Eco Rangers program for kids. Will definitely go back very soon. Room was spacious even with 2 kids in it. Compliments to the chef. Loved the old photos and history of the place. Stunning walks

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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Stayed in a valley view villa, on entry we both said "Wow". What a place to stay and what a comfortable way to do it. Wonderful view from the veranda and birds everywhere, we were visited by rosellas every time that we went out on the veranda, I think they were looking for something to eat. Breakfast was awesome and...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We had 2 nights in a 1 bed villa on a special "couples" package. The villa was lovely - spacious, clean & well equipped. A fair walk uphill to the dining room & other facilities - too far & too dark at night. A complimentary golf-cart service to get you to & from the villas would be useful. Meals were...

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2Thank LKay54
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Oreillys TripAdvisor We spent three nights here with the intention of doing some great hikes including the Binna Burra to O'Reilly's section of the Great Hinterland Walk. When we booked our accommodation we requested a booking on the shuttle bus from O'Reilly's to Binna Burra so we could do the one-way hike however it seemed this request had been overlooked...

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3Thank Lachlan M
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely stay here. The drive up to O'Reilly's was full of curves and bends through the rain forest. You must be a good driver to do this, much of the road is single lane. This is a great place for forest walks, it caters for those who just want to do some short walks,...

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2Thank OzRob24
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2016

I stayed here for a few nights in November 2015 with my boyfriend as part of a three week Australia trip. Overall it was very relaxing, with beautiful views from our Mountain Villa and lots of activities. If you're into your birds and wildlife it is just incredible, there are animals, tropical birds and parrots everywhere - the parrots are...

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

Hi, and thank you for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at O'Reilly's. We are however, sorry about the weather, but you seemed to make the most of it regardless. Hope we can cater for you again soon!

Kent
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Everything that has been previously said about scenery, setting etc absolutely right. We stayed 3 days and had wonderful experience of Lamington National Park. We had very few negative issues but one improvement I think could be made is to have the infinity pool and spa area child free. Maybe create separate children pool area somewhere else where they can...

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

This was a pleasure to read, thank you and we will forward your gratitude to Brendan and Mary. I'm sure they would appreciate such kind words! Thanks for visiting hope to see you again soon!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Rainforest villa beautiful, We self catered in style. Great half day walks for our teenage and adult family with views, sunsets, wildlife, waterfalls and blue crayfish in abundance. The infinity pool was beautiful and had a spectacular view over the valley. Peaceful and relaxing family holiday. Accommodation was very well appointed and comfortable. Recommend you take all of your food...

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

And we will look forward to catering for you again! Thanks for your review and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you all again soon!

Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

We came here for a three night stay over new year whilst visiting family in qld. We had three mountain view rooms (41,42,43) and these were lovely big wood panelled rooms with a very comfy king size bed and a single. We had good views from the balcony and we also saw lots of wildlife from here including the elusive...

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

Yes, it can be quite cool up here. However the scenery and the experience truly make up for it. We have been focusing on improving our meals based on early reviews, so it's good to see you enjoyed it. Thanks for you're feedback, see you again soon!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Reception staff, pleasant and friendly, Bar staff, same. Location, great. Views, excellent. Room, disappointing. Beds not made up. Not cleaned, bath full of dead moths, bugs etc. Balconies uncleaned. Fridge frosted up so that the door could not be shut. Lamp/Light bulbs blown and not replaced, not hot water and generally looked like it had not been inhabited for quite...

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

Thank you for your response, I'm glad your guests enjoyed their experience. However, I am sorry that the room was not initially up to standard. Although the let downs managed to get fixed during your stay, the rooms should have been up to standard when you first arrived. I have forward your response to the operations manager for action. Thanks...

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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: €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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