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O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat and Mountain Villas

O'Reilly's is located a scenic and easy two hour drive south of Brisbane and 90 minutes west of the Gold Coast. Lamington National Park is home to a vast array of unique flora and fauna. Pademelons, Gliders and possums, frogs and the amazing array of birdlife makes O'Reilly's a nature lover's paradise. O'Reilly's is 3,000ft above sea level and enjoys cool mountain air and has spectacular views which go forever.

A comprehensive "Discovery Program" of guided and interpretive activities operates daily, commencing each day with the early morning Bird Walk, followed by a selection of guided 4WD bus excursions, interpretive rainforest walks and adventure activities through the day. In the evening guided night walks seek out some of the shyer inhabitants of the forest while audio visual presentations provide an insight into the wildlife and stunning beauty of the area.

Access — Self Drive
Two hour drive from Brisbane or a 90 minute drive from the Gold Coast. O'Reilly's also offer a scheduled transfer service which we can arrange for you from Brisbane and Gold Coast airports and of course at Swain we can always arrange private transfers for you.
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat and Mountain Villas
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat and Mountain Villas
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat and Mountain Villas
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat and Mountain Villas
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat and Mountain Villas
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat and Mountain Villas

Room Information

O'Reilly's offers a range of guest rooms and villas to cater for all tastes. The tariff for all rooms includes country style morning and afternoon teas and participation in evening audio-visual presentations.

Rooms feature ceiling fans, heaters, electric blanket, compendiums with Walking Track Map, refrigerators tea & coffee facilities.

Two Bedroom Canopy Suite
One of the former O'Reilly homes has been transformed into two stunning guest units representing the highest standard of luxury.

The large decks complete with private spa bath look out onto the beautifully rugged McPherson range and provide you with uninterrupted views of the most magical of sunsets. Features include polished timber floors, cedar shutters, handcrafted furniture, mini bar, library and audio system.

The main bedroom has a King-size four poster bed and is fully en suited. The bedroom also has access to the spa located on the outside deck. The second bedroom features a king size ensemble bed that can be transformed into two large single beds if required plus there is also a fold out queen sofa bed.

One bedroom Canopy Suite
Spacious comfort featuring recycled Jarrah timber flooring and Queensland maple furnishings. The separate living area has an audio system, library and bar, the bedroom has a king size four poster bed and cozy wood burning fireplace, the bathroom has a spa with mountain vistas through a full length window. The suites have four large balconies with spectacular views of rainforest foliage and western mountain ranges. In addition to the King bed there is a fold out queen sofa, plus a fold out single ottoman.

Mountain View Rooms

The spacious high set rooms feature red cedar shutters, Queensland Maple furniture, exposed beams, natural timbers & raked ceilings. The private balcony provides magnificent views to the McPherson Ranges. There is both Queen and twin rooms available.

O'Reilly's Mountain Villas
A new era for O'Reilly's will begin in July 2007 with the opening of O'Reilly's Mountain Villas a development consisting of 48 luxury 2 and 3 bedroom, self-contained rainforest and mountain villas. The mountain villas will provide a different style of experience and accommodation. The self-contained design of the villas provides a private haven where guests can remove themselves from the world.

Things To Do


An important part of the O'Reilly's experience is the dining - the chef and staff take pride in the freshness, creativity and hearty goodness of all their meals. You will be surprised at how large your appetite is after a long active day in the fresh mountain air of Lamington National Park.

The Guesthouse Dining Room: The heart and soul of O'Reilly's, the dining room presents wonderful food and wine in a cheerful atmosphere.
  • Breakfast - Full hot and cold buffet
  • Lunch - 3 course hot and cold buffet
  • Dinner - 3 course Table d'hote menu

The Rainforest Bar: 
The jovial relaxed atmosphere of the Guesthouse's favorite meeting place (cocktails half price from 5.00pm - 6.30pm). The Rainforest Bar offers a light menu for lunch and dinner.

O'Reilly's Mountain Café: Catering mainly for day visitors, the café offers a delicious menu of home-style meats with a wide beverage selection. There's also a take away section for tasty snacks.


The O'Reilly's Discovery Program: One of the most important elements of the O'Reilly's experience is the opportunity to become immersed in nature. Their comprehensive "Discovery Program" runs from 6.45amto 9.00pm daily and provides a wonderful range of activities for all ages and tastes. Professional, experienced guides ensure you'll experience the most of O'Reilly's and Lamington National Park.

Bird Walks: 
Early morning is the best time for viewing the birdlife around O'Reilly's. A fantastic guided tour to begin your day. 4WD Drive Excursions - Enjoy Billy Tea and damper as you take in magnificent views from scenic lookouts.

Interpretive Rainforest Walks: Over 100 miles of walking trails give you so much to discover. Guided walks range from half day to full day and are scheduled daily.

Flying Fox and Giant Swing: Whiz across a picturesque creek suspended 80 feet above the ground, strapped into your safety harness.

Guided Night Walks: Discover glow worms, pademelons, possums and gliders. Nocturnal animals abound throughout the national park.

Audio Visual Presentations: Evening presentations bring to life the history of O'Reilly's pioneer days including the Stinson rescue story. Also included are various nature presentations on the living forest.

Private Guiding: O'Reilly's can tailor to meet individual or group requirements. Special interest and bird watching groups are their specialty with a range of options and programs to choose from.



Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia



Hotel Includes:

Internet Access

Laundry Services

On-Site Activities

On-Site Restaurants


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Price Guide

$ = Up to $100
$$ = $100 to $199
$$$ = $200 to $349
$$$$ = $350 to $599
$$$$$ = $600 +
Price per person, per night.