Experience the natural beauty of World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park on a day trip from Brisbane or Gold Coast. You’ll visit an alpaca farm, see unparalleled views from Mount Tamborine, watch for colorful birds, and enjoy a variety of rainforest activities at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, including a treetop canopy walk.
Experience the incredible beauty of Queensland’s Lamington National Park, a World Heritage-listed site, on this day trip from Brisbane or Gold Coast. The main attraction of the tour is O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, an idyllic, family-owned property in the heart of Lamington National Park, where rainforest activities abound. On the drive up Mt Tamborine, stop at Gallery Walk, a collection of arts and crafts shops, where you can shop for jewelry, paintings, and ceramics, by local artisans or just stretch your legs.On arrival at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, you’ll be enchanted by the lush surroundings and the calls of native birds including the rare Alberts Lyrebird, Bowerbirds, Wedge Tailed Eagles, plus the beautiful King Parrots in their hundreds. Spend approximately two-and-a-half hours at O’Reilly’s with free time to participate in the rainforest activities like bird-feeding, bush-walking and the ever-popular treetop canopy walk, as well as time to enjoy lunch at the cafe (if option selected).The treetop canopy walk is a series of nine suspension bridges approximately 45 feet (16 meters) above the ground. As you stroll through the treetops, your guide will accompany you, providing information about the beautiful trees, vines, flowers, birds and wildlife that make up the rainforest.From Mount Tamborine, you can also see fantastic views of the rainforest and on a clear day the shimmer of the Pacific Ocean. On the journey back down the mountain, you will stop an alpaca farm where you can pet and take photos of the alpacas.Your day trip comes to an end as you are returned to your hotel in either Brisbane or Gold Coast. (Please Note: The alpaca farm is closed on Tuesdays. As an alternative to visiting the alpaca farm an additional stop will be made at a famous lookout point for incredible views and plenty of photo opportunities.)