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

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I was very much looking forward to my stay at the retreat, however was slightly disappointed for a number of reasons. 1. In the photos, the "infinity pool" looks like a luxurious place to relax, with beautiful views of the mountains. This is not the case. The pool is a 15-20 walk from our room, has not got a view...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

World class Rainforest at your feet - my daughter and I spent 3 nights at the retreat and were always busy doing something. Rooms are basic with all you need - remember it's a 'retreat', so there are no TV's in the rooms - unless you book the beautiful villas down the road (still part of O'Reilly's also). We went...

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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 Wendy, Thanks for your thoughts. We are so pleased you and your daughter had such an enjoyable time. After having just completed our 90th year of operation, we look forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for four nights in December in the Mountain View rooms. On arrival the retreat looked very welcoming with an alpine feel to it as it was Christmas. Our bedroom was clean with a view over the mountain. However, there is a very large gap under the bedroom door which is ridiculous. We're in the rainforest and creepy...

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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 Emma and thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. My apologies that it was not as you had hoped. We will look into each of your concerns as is always part of our improvement process and I will be sure to pass on your very kind comments to Mark. Regards, Brendan Long Operations...

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time. It is very child friendly! They have a children' menu that is served in the bar and the dining room. The bartender Justin was great! The morning bird walk is great and the ranger was very into it. The birds are very friendly! They landed on my head. They have a bird book for $7...

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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 Kialin, Thanks for your terrific review. Pleased the kids enjoyed their stay as well. Well done for spotting the blue Lamington crayfish. Special experience! Regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us hired a villa for new years & enjoyed ourselves. being scared of heights I was apprehensive about the drive up! However I survived! The Villa's do the job. Great Aircon, furnished, comfy beds, jacuzzi etch. The views are great & it's quite. We got very lucky with the weather. Big pool (more sun beds would be...

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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 and thank you for your review. We agree, if you are looking for a relaxed and quiet place to bring in the new year in a beautiful setting we are a terrific option. Gather some friends and have a peaceful and pleasant time together. Give us a try again next year. Regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here at the moment and arrived yesterday. Our accommodation was booked through our travel agent in the U.K. But when we arrived we decided to upgrade to a villa and we must say they are beautiful. Dinner in the restaurant was also very good But today we went for breakfast at 8.45 ( we were told it was...

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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 Jenny, Thanks for your feedback and pointing out what a mess we made of our breakfast presentation. My sincere apologies. Our breakfast is normally plentiful and beautifully presented but we clearly let ourselves down on this occasion. We will work on getting the consistency that we expect of ourselves. Once again, my apologies. I am pleased that you...

Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

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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: $146 - $400 (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

3 months ago
Byron Bay, Australia
Brisbane, Australia

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“From budget upwards all rooms have a forest and mountain view”
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“Visit the infinity pool.”
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