Recount Australian history and celebrate the life of Bernard O’Reilly, who heroically saved the lives of two plane crash survivors over 84 years ago in World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park. Walk through stunning landscape surrounded by the incredibly diverse and wonderful flora and fauna of Lamington National Park.
Walk in Bernard’s Footsteps
Starting from O’Reilly’s Resort we hike along the same route that Bernard followed in his search for the Stinson Wreck in 1937.
The first section of the walk begins on the Border Track and as the sun rises we walk out along part of the Albert River Circuit before we branch off and make our way off the graded trails and into rough terrain and dense misty rainforest. By mid morning we summit beautiful Mount Throakban from where Bernard first spotted the tree where the Stinson crashed. Pushing on, we will eventually reach Point Lookout and make our way to the Stinson clearing.
After lunch and a commemoration of the Stinson Crash, we shall all visit the site of the crash to see the graves and the remaining plane wreckage, before hiking down the very steep slope to Christmas Creek. There will then be the opportunity to go to see Westray’s final resting place before we walk the last few kilometers out along the creek.
Upon reaching the Carpark we will have celebratory drinks and snacks before boarding the waiting buses and returning to the retreat.
Looking for a challenge as a group or business team?
The guided walk can be run for private groups, please enquire through O’Reilly’s Reservations team.
Terms and Conditions
Deposit of $250.00 per person is required at time of booking, plus first night accommodation charges.
Cancellation policy: Any cancellations within 30 days of the event are non-refundable.
Travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cancellation due to injury or not meeting fitness levels required within 30 days of the event as well as unexpected circumstances.