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Gunnedah, Australia
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I wish we stayed another night!!! Perfect for young and old...and to go together. Lots of activities to opt in and out of. Dining experience exceptional. It is a must...explore our pristine national park!!

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Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The 3 day all inclusive packages are excellent value for money. The staff are very pleasant and helpful. The food was great and plenty of choice for breakfast and dinner. A couple of negative comments - !. the leather library chairs need repairing or replacing. 2. Some of the areas around the buildings need tidying up and old furniture etc...

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

Thanks for your review. Very valid points. We are doing a refurbishment to 'freshen' up the place all over. New mattresses have been placed in Guest House rooms, new carpet throughout main building and refurbished public bathrooms. Guest House rooms are next! See you soon. Kind regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have just spent a couple of nights up at O'Reilly's with my son (aged 10). Lovely relaxing get away. Great for bushwalks, activities such as birds of prey, zip line (awesome). Meals in the dining room were good, although very quiet atmosphere. The rainforest bar upstairs is better. The rooms are "solid" but we had an awesome view from the...

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

Thanks for the review. We pride ourselves on being a place for all age groups so very pleased that both you and your Grandson had an enjoyable stay. Kind regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Melbourne Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good: - - really beautiful walks and not crowded despite Easter weekend and booked out resort, - amazing bird life and lovely pademelons - some very helpful staff; keeping check on your whereabouts when you forget to sign back in. - big balcony with spa bath- not really big enough for 2 - big villa. - decent kitchen. Take every...

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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 your thorough review. I have taken note of some of your very valid points. We have just commenced a refurbishment of our Guest House rooms and Public Areas and this will continue through the year. Just to let you know that Charlie our snake was rescued and is kept following correct guidelines. I am...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: Amazing accommodation in the villa with great kitchen, ensuite bathrooms and a hot tube on the balcony Really fun trek routes, the volunteer guy at the info desk was really helpful! Lots of wildlife noises whilst trekking Incredible views of waterfall, the surrounding area Selection for breakfast was good Drive up to the resort is beautiful Cons: Restaurant is...

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

Good morning Samantha and thank you for your review. Firstly, I am very pleased you enjoyed your Villa and our lovely environment. Apologies that the evening meal was not as hoped. I will work through this feedback with our Food & Beverage team. I am very sorry that the Ranger was so 'heavy handed'. The National Park Rangers are a...

Hong Kong
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lamington is a beautiful ancient rainforest with patches of eucalyptus forest. During our visit, which was days after Cyclone Debbie, the roads had limited access and many of the tracks were still closed due to landslides and fallen trees, so we could only go in convoys between 1-3pm each day. The SEA and NPWS staff worked hard at clearing 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 and thank you for your review. It was certainly a challenging time but we are proud that the staff rallied to still produce a wonderful experience for our guests. The Mountain is in great shape now with most tracks open and life getting back to normal. Trust we see you again one day. Kind regards, Brendan Long Operations...

Bedale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in one of mountain villas which are superb. We just made a mistake booking one with a rainforest view which actually felt a bit surrounded as the mountain view type had amazing views but that was our mistake. Staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. Only did a couple of experiences. The bird walk, even...

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

We are very happy that you were able to participate in plenty of activities. Some come to relax and unwind whilst others come to get involved in everything. We hope we have a suitable combination for everyone. See you soon. Brendan Long Operations Manager

Inverell, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place. This is the second time my husband I have been and this time we brought our family. The mountain air is just what we needed and we were cared for beautifully throughout our short stay. When we arrived after convoying up the mountain we were greeted with afternoon tea. After booking into our rooms we...

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

Thank you for this lovely feedback Luke. We are very honoured to have been able to present a nurturing family experience for you. We will be here for many years to come so please come and see us again. Regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were gifted two nights at this incredible resort and what a blessing it was! Brilliant views where you can see for miles (and then some!), stunning rain forest environment and the best of all: peace and tranquility. Staying in a mountain view room, we looked towards the NSW border where we witnessed the best sunsets. Although neat, tidy and...

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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 Steve, hat a thorough review. Thank you very much. You are absolutely right, our Guest House rooms need a refresh which has commenced. Plans are complete and a refurb will start soon. The peace and tranquility are always our greatest asset! See you again soon. Cheers, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff are friendly and accomodating. Absolutely stunning. Lost world spa is a great way to relax and unwind. The rooms are gorgeous and the dining is fantastic. The buffet breakfast is great value

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

So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Yes, a treatment in the Lost World Spa takes the experience to a whole new level we believe. Regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

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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: $160 - $419 (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

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

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“I was in Room 68 and it had great views. Would strongly recommend doing the zip line (flying fox). It was brilliant!!!”
Kingsbury067, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Only stay in a villa, ensure you have a car and ask for a mountain view as the rainforest views though pretty are quite dark.”
SpaSeeker13, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the resort rooms are quiet with good views”
Bluefish71, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Mountain view rooms in the villas have miles of views but all have excellent facilities and a huge balcony with spa bath”
215didi, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view. Be aware of "package deals" as you may find better value in choosing your own activities.”
SteveRhon, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
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