Here are a few common requests and questions from previous visitors.
What do I type into my GPS?
Please Note: 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 down Kidston Street. Kidston Street will turn 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.
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 avaiable for purchase.
What is Check-in/out time?
Check-in is from 2pm and check-out time is 10am.
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 you 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: 7:30am – 9:30am daily
Morning Tea: 10:30am -11:00am daily
Afternoon Tea: 3:30pm – 4:00pm daily
A La Carte Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:00pm daily
Gran’s Cafe Kitchen: 09:00am – 4:00pm weekends, 11:00 – 2:30pm weekdays
Gran’s Pantry: 9:00am – 5:00pm daily
Gran’s Gifts: 9:00am – 5:00pm daily
Rainforest Bar: 4:00pm till late
Lost World Spa:
Wednesday to Monday – Closed Tuesday.
Operating hours 9:00am – 5:00pm daily.
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 and O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat the same place?
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 accessible facilities?
Yes – at O’Reilly’s we have two dedicated wheelchair friendly Mountain View rooms, and there are wheelchair friendly bathroom facilities at Gran’s Cafe Kitchen 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 Gran’s Pantry.
What facilities can day visitors use?
Day visitors are welcome to enjoy Gran’s Cafe Kitchen, Gran’s pantry, 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 and can organise buses or private transfers on request.
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’.
The camp ground is operated by National Parks.
For more information: http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/lamington/camping.html or phone 137468
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 and Rainforest Bar.
Is there a shop where we can get supplies?
Yes, Gran’s pantry 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 Gran’s Cafe Kitchen serves lunch and light meals. The Rainforest Bar also offers a lighter dinner menu.
Do we have a car park? What is the cost?
Yes, it’s free of charge.
Guests staying in the Retreat and Villas have designated free car parking.