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

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Brisbane, QLD
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went on a bushwalking long weekend and stayed in a Bithongabel room at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat - simply a single bed, a small table, a bar fridge and basic tea/coffee-making facilities, but with your own compact ensuite, which for $80 per night in this area is good value. I really appreciated it after returning from a drenching long walk...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I got a fantastic deal through "discoverqld.com" so i booked the retreat not knowing what to expect. Wow, wow, wow. More beautiful, better value and better service than i could imagine or dream of. The widlife- especially the beautiful pademelon and local birds, lizards, insects were more intriguing than expected and had my children entranced. Our room (mountain view room)...

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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 and the family had such an enjoyable stay Sonia. The retreat is 91 years old so we hope to be around for many years to come! We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unquestionably a trip to The world heritage area of Lamington national park is worth the effort....a true natural wonder Unfortunately the aging, over-priced, and mostly poorly maintained O'Reilly's Guest house comes nowhere close to doing the National Park Justice (1) The front-of-house staff were curt and unhelpful and unable to negotiate complexities of the english language .......poor form O'reillys (2)...

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

Good and bad feedback is always reviewed with similar levels of sincerity Stephen. We will continue to work on our presentation which starts with a refurbishment of various aspects of the retreat which has commenced. I will thoroughly work through all of your comments in the meantime. Regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Attended a 2 day conference here - cabins were extremely comfortable and well appointed, location is stunning though and well worth a visit. Hotel staff were very friendly and made sure everything ran smoothly. Would definitely like to return for leisure with my partner next time and spend longer exploring the area and enjoying O'Reilly's.

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

Afternoon Jon and thanks for the terrific review. Our conference groups all seem to enjoy that balance of work and serenity. Good combination if you can get it! Regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Durango, Colorado, USA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the opportunity to visit this gem of a retreat!. The staff is very helpful and there are many activities to join. We chose zip lining thru the rainforest and a guided tour. Wonderful pace to see!

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

Pleased you had such an enjoyable time Mary. See you again some time. Regards, Brendan Long Operations Manager

Leura, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very special place. I camped at the camp ground 25 years ago. The guest house at O'Reillys now has modern villas that you can stay in as well as their guesthouse rooms. Its a long and winding road to get up to O'Reillys but well worth the stressful drive. The villas were stunning. We stayed in a...

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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 Shebe, Thank you for your wonderful feedback and we are so pleased that you enjoyed such a pleasant stay after 25 years! We are very proud of the Villas and the terrific design and environmental sensitivity of them. It sounds as though you got very involved with some excellent walking experiences and met plenty of the 'locals'. We...

Brisbane
Reviewed 1 week ago

You go here for the surroundings and rainforest and you receive that in abundance. There are heaps if activities available to get the most out of your stay but most do come at a cost. I would recommend the wildlife, bird of prey and the glow worms they are a must. The food in the restaurant is lovely but not...

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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 Kate and thank you for the review. Unfortunately, due to our semi remote location, a number of our expenses are higher than we would like them to be and this is often reflected in the cost of our fresh produce. Great that you enjoyed our breadth of activities and the you received good interaction with our staff. Trust...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I purchased a 3 night stay holiday package which consisted of accommodation in a mountain view room, dinner & breakfast in the a-la-carte restaurant, a picnic hamper, a bottle of wine and strawberries in our room on arrival. The staff that we came into contact with were all competent, friendly and helpful. All of this was good...

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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, Thank you for your thorough review. As mentioned previously on this site, we are in the process of a full refurbishment. Public Areas, bathrooms and Guest House rooms are all being dealt with right now. The planning is over and the process commenced this week. I am pleased the staff were of service to you. Regards, Brendan Long...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed with the rundown look of place - and hodge bodge add on accommodation which looks terrible and rundown.. the new accommodation Villas are nice and would want to be at $400+ a night. Totally overpriced when you can go to Montville which is far nicer for less. Restaurant food was lovely and service was great but again totally...

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

Good evening Lisa and Shane, Thank you for your open feedback. It presents to us the harsh reality which is in the process of being rectified right now. By the end of this week all of the Public Areas (Bar, Dining Room, Reception, Conference Rooms) will have new carpet laid. The Public Bathrooms are to be refurbished next week and...

Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got married at O'Reillys Moonlight Crag. Location can only be explained with one word MAGNIFICENT. Views were amazing. Wedding coordinator was fantastic. Not a thing went wrong. The reception was at the lost World Conference Centre. Absolutely wonderful and again with great views as the sun sets.

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

Hi Kylie and thank you for your wonderful response. We are so pleased that your special day went off so well. We agree, Moonlight Crag is one of the world's 'special' places. What a venue for your wedding! I will pass your kind words on to our Wedding Coordinator. She will be thrilled with the outcome. All the best for...

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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 

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Address: Lamington National Park Road, Canungra, Queensland 4275, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Scenic Rim > Canungra
Price Range: $128 - $313 (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

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

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