O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat has been a sanctuary for bird and other animal lovers since the early part of last century, and enjoys international recognition as one of the premier birdwatching locations in Australia. There is countless wildlife at Lamington National Park. More than 160 species of sub-tropical birds and other native wildlife make their home in the rainforest.
Call 07 5502 4911 to enquire about seeking out these rare creatures with the help of our expert guides.
Our Rich Habitats
The World Heritage listed rainforest surrounding the guesthouse is home to a spectacular array of birds, including many that are highly prized by birdwatchers. In addition the nearby eucalypt forest holds a number of interesting species that won’t venture into the rainforest habitat.
Many of the special birds of Lamington may be found in the gardens and rainforest within a few hundred metres of your room:
- Regent and Satin Bowerbirds, and Green Catbirds appear daily at feeding trays beside the dining room
- Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots wait in nearby trees to ambush you if they suspect you are carrying food
- Lewin’s Honeyeaters, Eastern Spinebills and Superb Fairy-wrens are common in the gardens within the guesthouse grounds
- Australian Brush-turkeys are conspicuous in the picnic areas, and you may see them working on their incubation mounds in spring.
- Wildlife at Lamington National Park is abundant and some extremely rare, from the spotted-tailed quoll to the Lamington Spiny Crayfish.