3 Day O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat * Date change EOI Oct/ Nov 2024

    Rainforest Retreat

    O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is located in World Heritage Listed Lamington National Park. Home to a vast array of unique flora and fauna – it is a nature lovers paradise! 

    What To Expect

    Day 1:(LD) SUNSHINE COAST TO O’REILLY’S RETREAT – Tuesday 13 February 2024 

    Welcome to our tour to the beautiful O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. With our pickups taken care of we travel to the spectacular hinterlands of Mount Tamborine. First, we embark on a Plantation tour and guided coffee tasting followed by morning tea at Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation. Next, we visit O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard for a delightful wine tasting and lunch before travelling to Lamington National Park, where we arrive at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. It’s secluded here, isolated due to the private property being established prior to its declaration as a national park. While it wasn’t Queensland’s first national park, it is the most significant and was regularly referred to as ‘Queensland’s National Park’. World Heritage status was bestowed on Lamington in 1994 in recognition of its high biodiversity and the fact it contains a living museum of the evolutionary steps taken in the development of Australia’s modern-day flora. On arrival, we settle into our accommodation and enjoy the O’Reilly’s hospitality and the beauty of the area. (Lunch at Canungra Valley Vineyard, Dinner at the Retreat)

    Day 2 :(BLD) EXPLORING O’REILLY’S RAINFOREST RETREAT – Wednesday 14 February 2024

    After breakfast, we spend the morning enjoying the beautiful scenery that surrounds O’Reilly’s at leisure. There are a number of short nature walks, including the famous Tree Top Walk or the early Morning Bird Walk. Lunch will be provided before our afternoon 4WD tour where we visit Moran’s Falls, the Wishing Tree and Pats Bluff. On our return you may wish to relax in your room, take in the surroundings, enjoy a complimentary afternoon tea or catch a film in the theatrette* After an exhilarating day in the mountains – we relax and enjoy an early dinner together before we board a 4WD bus, this time we are in for a guided rainforest tour to the mystical Glow Worm grotto.  We perch ourselves beside the secluded gully, home to millions of ancient glow worms, illuminating the cliff face in a blanket of twinkling stars. What an incredible day! (Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Retreat)

    Day 3: (BL) O’REILLY’S RAINFOREST RETREAT TO SUNSHINE COAST – Thursday 15 February 2024

    We have a leisurely morning to enjoy the surroundings one final time before saying farewell to our wonderful hosts. We make our way to Albert River Wines, where we join the friendly staff on a guided tour of the historic colonial farm taking in the 1800s homestead, Tamborine House, the fully restored Auchenflower House and Taabinga Chapel (the original Taabinga Lutheran Chapel). We’ll also meet the farm yard animals, be introduced to life on the sheep station and have a go at cracking a stock whip or throwing a boomerang. Following our fabulous tour, we enjoy a lovely lunch in the restaurant. We are on the homeward stretch now and arrive back home mid-afternoon having completed a fabulous short break. (Breakfast at the Retreat, Lunch at Albert River Wines)

    Tour Inclusions

    • 2 night’s retreat accommodation
    • 2 retreat Cooked Breakfasts
    • 2 retreat 3-course Dinners
    • 3 included lunches – see below
    • Tour, guided coffee tasting and Devonshire Tea at Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation
    • Lunch and wine tasting experience at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards, day 1
    • Two-course restaurant lunch at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, day 2 
    • Private 4WD Tour 
    • Evening Glow Worms Tour
    • Farm tour and lunch at Albert River Wines, day 3 

    Confirmed Accommodation 

    • O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat – 2 nights ground floor Mountain View Rooms

    How much does it cost?

    • TBC
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