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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Stayed at O'reilly's for two nights with other family members to celebrate my mothers 90th birthday.We stayed in a very impressive 2 bedroom valley view villa with spectacular rain forest and mountain views.Our stay was very pleasant except for the inconsiderate behavior of noisy guests in a unit behind us.On both nights after midnight we had to ask them to...

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

Hi Ray, Yes it is a shame your experience was dampened by other guests. Although not completely out of our control, it is something we can work on a solution for. Happy Birthday to your mother; O'Reilly's shares this special year with her, having just turned 90 aswel. Besides the noisy neighbors, I do hope you enjoyed your stay and...

Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Very welcoming friendly staff. room was comfortable well equipped very quiet. lots of activities on offer plenty too do great guides. package deal was the best choice ever made. breakfast buffet excellent choices morning/ afternoon tea delicious three course dinner excellent wildlife especially birds lots of birds plenty of walking tracks short and even some longer

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

We can't ask for much more than that! What a special read, one our staff will enjoy hearing very much. Thanks for your review and we look forward to seeing you again.

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Wonderful resort nestled in the rainforest, teeming with wildlife, bird life, and fresh mountain air. Well run, friendly efficient staff, magical experience for all ages and nationalities. The road up is narrow & treacherous but we wound down our windows to drink in the cool, fresh rainforest air, took it slowly and carefully, and enjoyed the experience. We stayed in...

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

It looks like you really made the most out of your stay at O'Reilly's. Yes the road is a little windy, though it does add to the experience. I guess you can't have a retreat in the city. Thanks for your review and hope to see you again soon.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Spent 2 days @ O'Reilly rainforest retreat (room 44): room with balcony, with mountain views. Wildlife (pademelon, parrots) coming in close in early morning or in the evening. Very calm, very close to start of bush walking tracks. Room has plenty of space, and was very clean. No wifi nor TV, but that was not a problem for us. One...

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

We look forward to seeing you again! In regards to your feedback about the walking tracks. Since your review, we have set into motion some new signage, which should be integrated shortly. This should help inform people more about the tracks.

Canungra, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We stayed in a mountain view room in mid November 2015. The staff were friendly and knowledgable. The history of this place is amazing, I am glad I read "Green Mountains" by Bernard O'Reilly as we could imagine the original place. The food in the dining room was delicious and the morning and afternoon tea was lovely. We did get...

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

It's great to see you read the "Green Mountains" book. This does give some great insight into the history of O'Reilly's and really does sum the place up well. We cannot wait to see you again!

Great Harwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Stayed for a long weekend in February 2016 in this piece of paradise. Excellent villa, spacious and comfortable with lovely lounge, bedrooms and kitchen. All mod cons provided. Fantastic large balcony complete with hot tub and amazing views. Had to tear myself away to enjoy all the other facilities.

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

It really is a paradise, it's hard to believe it's only an hours drive from the Gold Coast. We are glad you managed to experience the other activities. We know how hard it is to part with the hot tub.

New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I stayed in a valley view villa. Clean and comfortable. Amazing view. Can't ask for more than that! Staff are very friendly. Service is pretty good overall, but could do with improvements. When I went to check in there was only one staff member at reception, and she was absolutely swamped and clearly needed assistance. I didn't mind waiting, but...

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Lismore, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Stayed in a mountain view queen room and was very disappointed. The total room requires revamping. Timber floors and all timber furniture scratched ,stained and appeared to have been eaten by the numerous parrots. Bathroom grout mouldy. The service by all staff was great especially staff in the Rainforest Bar. Views amazing and rainforest works a must do

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

Hi Dianne, with mixed emotions we are happy to see our staff were accommodating and helpful. However, we are disappointed to hear you found your room unsatisfactory. Your feedback is very helpful and has been passed to our management team for further consideration. Thank you.

Surrey
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Family of 4 with children aged 12 and 8. Stayed in 2 bed mountain villa for 3 nights. Great accommodation, modern, all amenities (bring food with you). Gas BBQ (and slightly incongruous jacuzzi) on balcony. Rainforest spectacular, villas well positioned to feel relatively secluded. Laundry facilities in villa. Children loved the flying fox zip wire. Dinner in the restaurant decent...

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Thanks for your review! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at O'Reilly's hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

It's an expensive treat if you stay in one of the apartments. But it is truly a beautiful place. There are free activities such as walking trails and the rainforest bridge walk in where you walk among the trees on a rope bridge. Along that walk you can climb up a tree via a ladder and cage and look over...

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

Yes the tree top walk is a great way to see the rainforest from a high. There are also a number of activities to help you see the from all angles. Perhaps we can see you on a guided walk or even a segway tour next time?

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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: $168 - $432 (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

1 month ago
Byron Bay, Australia
Brisbane, Australia

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