Walking Tour through the rainforest of Lamington National Park, South Eastern Queensland
Join us as we discover this amazing world heritage listed rainforest.
Our accommodation and meals will be at the award winning eco lodge “O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat” located on the edge of Lamington National Park. We literally step out of our door and we walk into another world!
Each day we explore a different section of this amazing rainforest - it is home to ancient trees, extensive flora and fauna and more than 500 waterfalls. The highlight of course is the vibrant birdlife in the park - over
160 subtropical species have been recorded and Lamington is regarded internationally as one
of the premier birdwatching locations in Australia. For the early risers each morning at 6.45 am there is a 45m guided
birdwatching tour available!
In terms of walking this park is a jewel in the crown of rainforest bushwalking destinations in Queensland. Lamington NP
contains over 320 kms of trails for us to choose from which all lead to spectacular waterfalls, lookouts and some of
QLD’s most significant wilderness areas. Because our lodge is located on the edge of the park, we are able to commence
each walk directly from our accommodation which makes for an extremely relaxing tour.
Apart from the obvious flora and fauna highlights our stay is also an opportunity to step back in time and learn about
the history of the pioneering O’Reilly family who started farming on the plateau in 1912 and established the lodge in 1926. In 1937 the area became famous when Bernard O’Reilly heroically rescued the 2 survivors of the Stinson plane crash.
On this tour we are transferred directly from Gold Coast airport to O’Reilly’s. We stop on route in the quaint rural town of Canungra nestled in the foothills of Lamington NP. On our return journey we call in at O’Reilly’s Canungra vineyard and Mount view Alpaca
farm for lunch before our afternoon drop off at the Gold Coast airport.
Our Hotels and Cuisine
We are excited to be staying in O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat surrounded by the beauty of Lamington National Park. Our Mountain View rooms offer the best views in the retreat where after a day of walking you can relax on your balcony with an unobstructed view of the McPherson mountain ranges.
Each morning enjoy a healthy buffet breakfast to get you on your way. Returning from our walks we have O’Reilly’s delicious afternoon teas to look forward to - tea , coffee and hot chocolate plus scrumptious scones, muffins or lamingtons.
In the evening we can enjoy a relaxing pre dinner drink in the rooftop rainforest bar where we can chat about the next days walk. In the dining room enjoy a delicious 3 course meal including a great selection of wines. Don’t be surprised to see a brushtail possum or even a sugar glider during dinner and in the morning regent and satin bower birds can be seen bathing infront of the bay windows.
After dinner enjoy the open fire in the library - it’s the perfect place to wind down while immersing yourself in the amazing array of books and memorabilia which have been collected over the last 90+ years.
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat In a subtropical rainforest in Lamington National Park, this laid-back resort is a 15-minute walk from Morans Falls and 2.6 km from Elabana Falls.
A most enjoyable trip! Lovely accommodation and food; spectacular views from our room. Our leader, Graeme, was very experienced and well informed about the Lamington region. He had a gentle manner that allowed him to engage easily with all members of the group, providing support and guidance when required to ensure that all went smoothly." Cheryl from Melbourne, Australia 
Graeme's meticulous planning, combined with O'Reilly's warm hospitality and the beauty of the Lamington National Park made this a memorable few days. From the moment we were greeted at the airport to the moment we were delivered back, everything was perfect - comfortable transfers, very good accommodation, delicious food, interesting walks and a happy group dynamic. Many thanks to Graeme for his expert, yet unobtrusive skill, and leadership, as well as his care, kindness and very good sense of humour!" Kate from Umina Beach, Australia 
This was my first experience of a group tour and I was very impressed with how easy it was made for us. Graeme was very watchful to ensure we were kept safe given our advanced ages, without being intrusive. His cheerful personality made us all comfortable and allowed us to enjoy the walks in the magnificent surroundings. His extensive knowledge of the forest and birdlife added to our enjoyment." Patricia from Melbourne, Australia 
It was a great tour. Our leader read the group well and I felt comfortable and not pressured. As I was nervous as to whether I would be able to keep this was a great comfort. The agenda was perfect for me as a variety of experiences was great. I would certainly love to travel with Graham again and hopefully will do so." Helen from Adelaide, Australia 
Can't rave enough about this tour. It was interesting, informative, leisurely and sooooooo relaxing. Beautiful birds, trees, rainforest and amazing views. What a truly special part of the world. Great company, great food. Oh, and excellent walks! Far exceeded my expectations. Would definitely recommend it." Karen from Brisbane, Australia 
A group of 10 of us who walk together at home, had the most amazing, interesting, challenging, fun days at O'Reilly's with Graeme as our leader. We could not have asked for anything more - the plan for each day, the walks (which challenged some of us but he knew we could do it!), the friendship and his pleasant manner made the perfect experience for us all. O'Reilly's had so much to offer, it was great to have it all sorted for us, so we could make the most of the time. From pick up to farewell it all went like clockwork. Thanks Walkabout Gourmet Adventures team!" Ann from Sale, Australia 
A lovely 5 days in a magnificent rainforest with waterfalls and lovely bird life. The accomodation was excellent providing a warm comfortable room with a fabulous view.The lodge having a lovely old style vibe. The open fire in the library with comfortable old leather chairs was a welcome place for tired bodies to enjoy a pre dinner drink.The food was delicious and plentiful. To top it off our wonderful leader Graeme who with a calm, generous and positive spirit guided us through beautiful walks everyday and occasionally at night after dinner as well. A most enjoyable holiday, thank you Graeme. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone." Annette from Maffra, Australia 
Wonderful 5 days spent in Lamington National Park at O'Reilly's with Graeme as our guide. Graeme was a fount of information along the way as well as a most caring, encouraging, supportive and genial leader. I will be looking to travel again under his guidance. Thank very much Graeme for your care and encouragement along the way." Judith from Sale, Australia 
The tour was true to the itinerary and our tour guide Graeme was thoughtful and well tuned in to the group. A very well organised and enjoyable trip. Graeme encouraged everybody to try everything and we had a wonderful time. The accommodation was warm and comfortable and menu was delicious." Margaret from Sale, Australia 
Sharing conversation and laughs with old friends and new. A daily physical challenge. Pristine wilderness. A friendly and experienced guide in Graeme. So good for one's physical and mental health!! Thank you." Robyn from Melbourne, Australia 
Wonderful rainforest walks, spectacular scenery, delicious dinners at O'Reilly's, and a friendly group. Many thanks to Graeme and Angie for a memorable holiday." Frank from Perth, Australia 
A wonderful walk as usual with Walkabout Tours. Graeme is a great leader and always makes our walks interesting. Lammington National Park is such a beautiful area and walking through the rainforest is certainly an experience worth doing. Looking forward to my next walk." Penny from Adelaide, South Australia 
Thank you for a wonderful trip with lots of laughs and amazing walks. You will definitely see us again in the near future and hopefully we will also connect again with some of the wonderful Walkabout friends we have made. It is the way you, Gabriela and your staff Interact with your walkers that creates the relaxed and fun atmosphere that we enjoy so much. Thank you again." Gary and Sandra from Hervey Bay, Australia 
Well organised, but relaxed few days in a beautiful part of Australia. Appreciated the opportunity to learn about the local history, flora and fauna, and observe and interact with the many native birds. Graeme is an engaging host who ensures that each member of the group has their interests and needs considered. Walks were arranged to capture the amazing scenery, and gently challenge us, but also leave a with feeling a sense of achievement at the end of the day." Judy from Adelaide, South Australia 
Thank you Graeme for a fantastic tour. One of the best aspects was that it was so varied, great walks (just a little bit up & a little bit down), wonderful and exciting scenery, great museum in Albany and the wonderful tree top walk in the Kauri Forest, how amazing. Of course I haven't forgotten the great food and our visit to the vineyards. All in all a great holiday. Thanks again." Helen from Mosman NSW, Australia