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O'REILLY'S RAINFOREST GUEST HOUSE,
Southern Queensland
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View from Moonlight Crag near O'Reilly's Guest House, Lamington National Park, QLDNo 'Nature' or 'Wilderness' section could be complete without a mention of O'Reilly's, which has been welcoming guests for more than 85 years. Set in the Lamington National Park, 2 hours by road south of Brisbane or 90 minutes west from the Gold Coast, the guest house is 3,000 feet above sea level and enjoys cool mountain air and spectacular views.  O'Reilly's is ideal for families as well as couples and offers a range of activities, including walking tracks, pool, guided bird walks, spa and massage, guided night walks, a flying fox across a picturesque creek and a treetop walkway. 
O'Reilly's excellent accommodation and easy access to Brisbane and the Gold Coast make it a convenient add-on to a Queensland beach holiday or a visit to family and friends around Brisbane. O'Reilly's gives a splendid taste of nature and wilderness in friendly surroundings, with every comfort provided.
  
History ... how O'Reilly's began
In 1911, when the O’Reilly brothers scrambled up the mountain determined to establish dairy farms near the crest of the McPherson Range, the thought of nature based tourism and pioneering of the local tourist industry, could not have been further from their minds.
It may have been the luck of the Irish, but the O’Reilly selections happened to be part of one of the most beautiful and rugged areas of Australia. In 1915 the lush rainforest that surrounded the O’Reilly’s became the Lamington National Park, effectively ensuring their isolation for evermore.  
O'Reilly's Guest House has a long history of putting visitors first!The O’Reilly boys carved a track down the side of the mountain to enable their packhorses to carry out the cream cans and return with supplies. This track soon became popular with local tourists and naturalists who came to stay with the O’Reilly's to study the natural splendour of the newly declared park.  The increasing flow of visitors requiring accommodation prompted the establishment of a guesthouse which opened its doors for Easter, 1926.  They have remained open ever since.
  
Lamington National Park ... the setting for O'Reilly's
Chalahn Falls near O'Reilly's Guest House, Lamington National Park, QLD This world heritage National Park covers an area of 20,200 hectares of varying forest types ranging from temperate beech forest high on the border ranges through the warm sub-tropical rainforest, to the dry eucalypt forest of the lower valleys. The Park offers 160km of walking tracks to over 500 waterfalls and panoramic mountain lookouts. 
The rainforest surrounding O’Reilly’s contains a myriad of wildlife including many reptiles and mammals. The local mammal list contains 68 native species, ranging in size from the Grey Kangaroos of the valleys to the Common Planigale, a tiny but ferocious carnivore noticeably smaller than a mouse. The Red-necked Pademelon, Long-nosed Bandicoot, Sugar Glider, Mountain Brushtail and Common Ring-tail Possums are regularly seen around the guesthouse.  The rainforest is also home to a spectacular array of sub-tropical birds (over 160 species), including many that are highly regarded by birdwatchers. In addition to this, the nearby eucalypt forest holds a number of interesting species that won’t venture into the rainforest habitat.

A two or three night stay is recommended to make the most of the area.
  
The Natural World of O'Reilly's
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Activities and Facilities at O'Reilly's

Tree Top Walk through the rainforest canopy at O'Reilly's Guest House, QLD
To help guests make the most of their stay in the mountains, friendly O'Reilly's staff are on hand at breakfast each morning with alternatives for the days activities. Half and full day guided walks and 4WD bus trips to one of the many scenic spots ensure suitable outings for everyone.  A new addition to activities at O'Reilly's is the flying fox.  Imagine flying through the air for 180 metres whilst 25 metres above the ground.  Its bound to get your blood pumping.  A most popular stroll is the tree top walk; a series of nine suspension bridges which takes the visitor high into the rainforest canopy. Two observation decks, the highest 30 metres (100 feet) above the ground, give the visitor a commanding view of life in the tree tops.

For those of you that want to do nothing you can laze by the plunge pool, sweat it out in the sauna, or relax in the hot tub while you enjoy the magnificent views of the western ranges. Or better still why not indulge yourself with a massage to soothe those aching muscles or just to help you unwind completely. The plunge pool, children's wading pool and hot tub are all heated for year-round enjoyment, and the hot tub is covered so that it can even be enjoyed when it is raining.

The evening entertainment takes many forms; fireside sing-alongs, wide screen audio visuals, walks to the glow worm gully, spotlighting excursions, bush dances, BBQs under the stars and slide presentations relating to the story of the Stinson aircraft crash and subsequent rescue by Bernard O'Reilly in the early days of the guest house.

The O’Reilly's Guest House of today is more than a mountain resort, it is an escape from the hectic world where the traditions of yesteryear have been faithfully preserved and built on, and where a holiday can be enjoyed with the best nature has to offer.


The Rainforest Room
A licensed bar with an all timber interior and large verandah overlooking the mountains. It is the perfect place to enjoy an O'Reilly's original cocktail while taking in the sunset - a great place to meet and unwind after a hard day's work.
  

Canungra Valley Vineyards

Set in a lovely valley about 20 minutes away from the guest house, is Canungra Valley Vineyards, also owned by the O'Reilly family. Guests from O'Reilly's who would like to drop in, enjoy a free wine tasting.  Celebrate the simple pleasures of life in the gracefully restored nineteenth century homestead.  Open daily for wine tastings and sales, Devonshire teas and picnics on the banks of picturesque Canungra Creek (where you might even spot a platypus if you are lucky).  Why not enjoy a relaxing lunch here with a bottle of the award winning* Shane O'Reilly Reserve Shiraz.
(* Silver Medal winner at the prestigious San Francisco International Wine Show, July 2002, where over 3,800 wines from 20 countries participated).
  

Getting to O'Reilly's

O'Reilly's is located in the heart of Lamington National Park, 2 hours by road south of Brisbane and 90 minutes by road west of the Gold Coast.   O'Reilly's uses Hughes Limousines as their private transfer providers.  Hughes have a modern fleet of vehicles and provide private pick up from Brisbane and the Gold Coast (Airports, Hotels and private addresses).  Prices can be provide on request.
 
Accommodation at O'Reilly's
O'Reilly's offers a range of guest rooms to cater to all tastes, from the grandeur of the luxurious Canopy Suites through the most popular Mountain View Rooms to the simple yet comfortable Garden View. Most rooms also take advantage of the magnificent mountain views.

GARDEN VIEW ROOMS

Garden view room at O'Reilly's Guest House
Room Configuration: 1 Queen.  Maximum Capacity: 2 Guests
These motel style rooms feature red cedar shutters, hand crafted Queensland maple furniture and timber queen-sized beds. All six rooms have private en suites and views of the gardens around the guesthouse.
 

MOUNTAIN VIEW ROOMS

 
Room Configuration: 1 Queen or 1 Queen + 1 Single. Maximum Capacity: 3 Guests
These motel style rooms feature red cedar shutters, hand crafted Queensland maple furniture and timber queen-sized beds. All six rooms have private en suites and views of the gardens around the guesthouse.


 

ONE-BEDROOM CANOPY SUITES
Room Configuration: 1 King + 1 Sofa Bed. Maximum Capacity: 2 Adults + 1 Child
Three suites adjoin the luxuriant rainforest canopy and offer twice the space of standard Mountain View rooms.
A comfortable living area features recycled timber flooring, lounge chairs and audio system. The suites have four large balconies with spectacular views of the rainforest foliage and western mountain ranges.
A spacious bedroom features a king-size four-poster bed, sofa and a warming fireplace. To top it all off, the bathroom has a spa bath with views through a full-length picture window of the breathtaking mountain scenery.
 

TWO-BEDROOM CANOPY SUITES

Room Configuration: 1 King + 1 King Split + Sofa Bed. Maximum Capacity: 6 Guests
One of the former O'Reilly family homes has been transformed into two stunning guest units. The two units are simply referred to as 'Vince' and 'Lona' who, as second-generation family members, raised their ten children in the house and contributed so much to the guesthouse for over 40 years.
Main bedroom in two-bedroom canopy suite at O'Reilly's Guest House Each unit has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a separate living room and two way fireplace. The large decks, complete with private spa bath, look out onto the rugged McPherson Ranges to the west and provide uninterrupted views of the most magical of sunsets.
Polished timber floors, cedar shutters and handcrafted Queensland maple furniture complement the warmth and character of the building. A mini bar and stereo in the living area add the final touches.
The main bedroom of each boasts a spectacular king-size four poster bed and is fully en suited. The bedroom also has a large double spa with views to the ranges. The second bedroom features a king size ensemble bed that can be transformed into two large single beds if required.
  
PRICES:  O'REILLY'S RAINFOREST GUEST HOUSE
PER ROOM PER NIGHT
INCLUDES:
Morning and afternoon tea, evening audio/visual presentations and treetop walkway.

BONUS: Stay 3 nights receive free breakfast daily.
Until 31 March 2015 From 1 April '15 Truly
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Per Room
1 person
Per Room
2 persons
Per Room
1 person
Per Room
2 persons
Garden View Room A$219 A$333 Request Request 643
Mountain View Room A$243 A$287 Request Request 644
1 bedroom Canopy Suite A$399 A$399 Request Request 645
2 bedroom Canopy Suite - up to 4 persons A$499 A$499 Request Request 646
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SUPPLEMENTS / Minimum Stays
Australian hotel prices are subject to much seasonal variation and supplements and minimum stays may apply to the above prices.  Upon receipt of your required dates, we will confirm rates to you.
~ Child Policy:   Infants under 3 are free.  Children under 16 are free (room only) when sharing with 2 adults and using existing bedding
Supplements for children taking meals and extra adults in a room are available on request
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