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O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Mountain Villas and Lost World Spa

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Buderim, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We came here and stayed, in the same room, for a few days and it was lovely despite one day of rain. It was just lovely to relax and even more wonderful to walk to the waterfall in the pouring rain. The meals were filling and delicious. We will be coming back again. The only fault was very minor but...

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

Hi there, thanks for your feedback regarding the non stick paint. I will forward this to our maintenance team for review. On the other hand, we are very glad to see you enjoyed your stay even though you had to track to our waterfalls in the rain.

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This was a great place to see wildlife and relax. We had a self catering lodge overlooking the forest. There were bird walks, a treetop walkway, and lots of shows to see. There is also a pool and spa. We had a trip to see the glow worms at night.

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

It looks like you made the most of your holiday with us! We hope we can continue to exceed your expectations on your next visit!

Reviewed 1 June 2016

Traditional style property in the middle of the jungle so quite isolated from anything - set in the heart of Lamington National Park. 2hrs drive from Brisbane or 1.5hrs drive from Gold Coast. They arrange lots of activities at reception for you such as 10pm glow worm tours where you treck through the rainforest with torches, flying fox (zip line)...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The O'Reilly's are Australian royalty, and they give guests the royal treatment. My single room, number eleven, with mountain views was warm as toast and perfect for stargazing. Great food, and an expert bartender whose service is exemplary. Duncan's glow worm and Mark's bird tour are wonderful. If only we could all go on Mick O'Reilly's tour, the world would...

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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Well worth the drive, comfortable room show's it's age but clean & well appointed. Because of Location no TV and limited phone coverage Telstra ok. Great food reasonable prices, plenty of experiences to partake in, walks a must is with Mick O'Rielly who gives you background to the experiencce. Also wild birds of prey display.

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

Hi there, thank you for staying with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the mountain. We look forward to seeing you next time.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2016

If you like a bit of peace and quiet, and a whole bunch of nature - this is the place for you! Lovely attentive staff and a beautiful environment make this a great place for a getaway. The open fire's during the winter months are great!

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

What better time for a fire then those winter cool nights. Thank you for staying with us I do hope we get to see you again shortly.

Reviewed 24 May 2016

Could not fault the views of this place, they are breathtaking, especially when you can experience them from the bath! However it's an expensive retreat. And the furnishings and finishes let it down. Very comfy bed but shocking pillows. Taps that aren't connected to the benchtop. And just in general it feels like it's stuck in the 70's. The food...

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

Hi Kate, We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the O'Reilly's surroundings. However, it's unfortunate to hear that you didn't feel the same about your room. I have forwarded your review to our maintenance team to ensure all taps are fixed and working properly. We do hope you have a better experience next time we see you.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We booked a 2 bedroom villa , upon arrival at 2pm for checkin we enquired about the Segway tour and was told it started at 2pm , we asked if it only ran once a day and we were told yes once a day at 2pm. We noticed the segways touring at 9am the next morning so I asked again...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The villas are a fantastic choice for a weekend away from it all, gazing out over a never-ending vista of mountains and valleys, and breathing in the fresh mountain air. Firstly, the villa itself. We had four couples and fitted in comfortably, although the villas really are set up for only 6 people (6 chairs at the dining table, 6...

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

Thank you for your detailed review, it means a lot to us to receive such an honest response. The drive up, although "Hair raising" is also a big part of the experience; after all you can't have a rainforest retreat in the middle of the city. Those marshmallows could have also been put to good use at the fire pit...

Brisbane
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Mainly staffed by overseas work experienced students. They were everywhere in the hall ways, on the activities, talking loudly for over an hour in the library, in the dining room and taking up prime sunset seats. We did not pay all this money to be with the staff. Rooms not cleaned daily, had to clean the bathroom floor myself from...

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

Hi there, we are sorry you felt that some of our staff were a little obtrusive. Being a multinational country, we pride ourselves on multi skilled staff from all over the world. Please be assured our staff are all regularly trained and should no better not to talk so loudly in the lounge or to sit in the dining room....

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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: ₹ 8,377 - ₹ 20,484 (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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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

5 months ago
Gold Coast, Australia
Byron Bay, Australia
Brisbane, Australia

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