Here are a few important notices plus frequent questions from previous visitors.

What do I type into my GPS?

Some iPhone Maps will take you towards Binna Burra. This is incorrect. Instead please type in Kidston Street, Canungra. Once you reach The Canungra Hotel, Turn on Kidston Street off the main Road in Canungra (Nerang Beaudesert Road) and it turns into Lamington National Park Road. You will need to stay on this road as it takes you up the mountain, through the rainforest to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.

Hint: If you pass O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards you’re heading the right way.  Also, please be advised that Duck Creek Road, which is an alternate road to O’Reilly’s – is completely closed. Do not try and use this road to get to the Retreat.

NOTE: **Road works are currently in progress along Lamington National Park Road. We apologise for any inconvenience or delays. We recommend you allow extra travel time and follow speed limits. For more information please refer to Main Roads. **

Can I feed the birds at O'Reilly's?

The Bird Feeding area is located in front of the Gift Shop. Bird seed can be purchased between 10:00am and 4:00pm daily. The birds are wild animals so we cannot guarantee that the birds will be at the bird feeding area when you arrive. We request that for the health of the birds, you only feed the birds the seeds available for purchase.

What is check in and checkout time?

Check-in is from 3:00pm and check-out time is 11am.

What's the weather like at O'Reilly's?

Perched 1000m (3000ft) above sea level, O’Reilly’s is surrounded by lush subtropical rainforest and is between 5-8°C cooler than the Gold Coast. O’Reilly’s has average temperatures of 14°C (57.2F) in winter and 22°C (71.3F) in summer. For current information click here http://www.weatherzone.com.au/qld/southeast-coast/o’reillys

What do I wear at O'Reilly's?

Casual clothes and sand shoes or comfortable walking shoes · Warm clothing for cool nights · Smart casual clothing after 6pm · Hat and sunscreen · Don’t forget the camera!

What time do things open on the mountain?

Retreat Dining options:

Breakfast starts: 7:00am, please be seated before 9:00am.
Morning Tea: 10:30am -11:00am daily
Afternoon Tea: 3:30pm – 4:00pm daily
Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:00pm daily

Rainforest Cafe: 8:00am – 3:00pm (à la carte Breakfast + Lunch) weekends, 11:00am – 2:30pm (Lunch only) weekdays
Mini Mart and Takeway 8:00am – 4:00pm daily
Giftshop: 8:00am – 4:00pm daily

Rainforest Bar: 4:00pm till late

Lost World Spa:

Sunday – Monday – 9am – 5pm
Tuesday – Hours vary, check with Spa Reception
Wednesday – Thursday – 9am – 5pm
Friday – Saturday – 9am – 6pm

Treatments outside these hours can be discussed, so please contact our spa staff for more details.

Canungra Valley Vineyards:

10:00am – 4:00pm daily

Is O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards the same place as the Retreat?

No.  The Vineyard is located a short 10 minute drive outside Canungra, along Lamington National Park Road.    The Retreat is a further 50 minute drive (27km) past the Vineyard along Lamington National Park Road.

Are there wheelchair facilities?

Yes – at O’Reilly’s we have two dedicated wheelchair friendly Mountain View rooms, and there are wheelchair friendly bathroom facilities at the Mountain Cafe for those visiting for the day.  The Tree Top Walk and Python Rock tracks can also be accessed by wheelchair with some assistance.

Can day visitors use the swimming pools?

No, swimming pools are for our in-house guests only.

Are there BBQ's for visitors to use?

There are free electric BBQs located in the picnic area, which are managed and maintained by National Parks.

For guests staying in the Villas, each villa has a gas BBQ located on the deck.

For day visitors and guests, BBQ meat packs can be purchased from the Mini Mart and Takeway.

What facilities can day visitors use?

Day visitors are welcome to enjoy O’Reilly’s Mountain Cafe, Mini Mart and Takeaway, the Retreat Dining Room, Rainforest Bar, Lost World Spa and daily activities.

Do you provide transport?

O’Reilly’s does not operate regular shuttles to or from the Retreat. We do work in partnership with some transport companies including Limoso and Hughes Limousines which operate private transfers from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, please contact them for pricing and availability.

Where is O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat?

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is located in Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland.

From Gold Coast: 90 mins 75 km**

Follow Pacific Highway to Nerang. Head west & follow signage to Canungra (O’Reilly’s Plateau). Turn onto ‘Kidston Street’ & then follow signage to O’Reilly’s, Green Mountains.

From Brisbane: 2hr 113 km**

Follow Pacific Highway to Beenleigh, take exit 34. Then follow signage towards Beaudesert, take Canungra/Nerang turn off (O’Reilly’s Plateau) shortly after Tamborine Village. At Canungra follow signage to ‘O’Reilly’s Green Mountains’.

NOTE: **Road works are currently in progress along Lamington National Park Road. We apologise for any inconvenience or delays. We recommend you allow extra travel time and follow speed limits. For more information please refer to Main Roads. **

Camping information?

O’Reilly’s Campground is a new world class ecotourism attraction set out amongst the pristine rainforest of UNESCO World Heritage Lamington National Park.

Stunning vistas and mesmarising Sunsets await you at this incredible rejuvenated space -featuring 17 powered safari tents – 2 with disabled access, 24 campsites featuring Altitude and Basecamp sites, 4 Bushwalkers campsites and 15 campervan/camper trailer sites with powered sites available.

There’s also a open space communal camp kitchen with stunning views overlooking the McPherson Range, a fire-pit and gathering area, an amenities building and a meeting room know as ‘The Hub’ – with pathways and ramping to enable accessibility for all guests.

It’s right on the doorstep of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, meaning you’ll have access to all the same experiences and adventures you know and love about O’Reilly’s and Lamington – with new ones just waiting to be discovered.

What is the distance between the villas and the retreat?

Distance between Villas and Retreat is 700m via the road and 400m via the walking track.

Can villa guests dine at the retreat?

Yes – we offer meals in the Dining Room, Rainforest Bar and Lunch at the Rainforest Cafe.

Is there a shop to buy supplies?

Yes, the Mini Mart and Takeway is a great place to find all you need.  Everything from cold drinks, snacks, toiletries, condiments and ice cream.

Open daily from 9:00 – 17:00.

What are the dining options?

The Dining Room at the Retreat serves breakfast and dinner daily, and The Rainforest Cafe serves lunch and light meals.  The Rainforest Bar also offers a lighter dinner menu.

Do you have a carpark?

Yes, it’s free of charge.

Guests staying in the Retreat and Villas have designated free car parking.