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Lamington National Park O’Reilly’s & Vineyard Tour for 2 plus Bubbles!

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Lamington National Park O’Reilly’s & Vineyard Tour for 2 plus Bubbles!

Our Lamington National park and O’Reilly’s tour allows you to experience the highlights of the hinterland. This combo includes a tour for 2 people plus a bottle of O’Reilly’s Canungra Vineyard ‘Picnic Bubbles’ to take home!

Your day begins with a relaxed drive through the Canungra Valley. We take a brief stop in Canungra where you can purchase a hot beverage.
Light refreshments are offered before continuing our journey from the valley floor to the summit of World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, part of the largest continuous, subtropical rainforest anywhere on earth.
Upon arrival at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat your guide will explain the O’Reilly’s amazing history including the Stinson plane crash. Experience a birds eye view on the tree top walk consisting of 9 suspension bridges 16 metres above ground.
A special wildlife experience awaits once you return, grab your camera out and get a shot of the wild King Parrots or Crimson Rosellas feeding from your plate!

Our next stop is Kamarun lookout which provides stunning 300-degree views, from the Gold Coast to Brisbane.

When visiting the Scenic Rim, a stop at a vineyard is a must. O’Reilly’s own Canungra Valley Vineyard set beside a mountain stream gives you the chance to check out the vineyard, feed Alpacas and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine. 

Lunch options are available for purchase at either O’Reilly’s or Canungra Valley Vineyard.
Remove the hassle of driving and experience the hinterland with the Gold Coast’s most experienced rainforest tour operator.

Destination:

Lamington National Park, O’Reilly’s & Vineyard

Departue Time:

Your adventure begins at 9:00 am every day

Duration:

7 hours

Walking Grade :

Grade 2

No walking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.

More information about the walking grades

Included:

Bottle of Bubbles, Rainforest Treetop Walk, Bird Feeding, Light refreshments, Glass of Sparkling wine, National Park fees, Expert tour guide, In vehicle and guided walk commentary, A small group experience, Hotel pick up / drop off

Please note: No luggage/pram/stroller storage on the bus

Important Info:

Before setting out on your adventure, please visit our Know Before You Go page for important preparation tips. Also, review our Terms and Conditions to ensure you’re familiar with the guidelines that will help make your tour enjoyable and safe.

Lamingtion National Park

Lamington National Park lies along the crest of the McPherson Range, which marks the New South Wales–Queensland border. The park is characterised by subtropical rainforest, creeks and waterfalls and there are numerous walking trails and lookouts offering spectacular views across the range. Experience Lamington National Park on our fully guided Lamington National Park, O’Reilly’s & Vineyard Tour. Whilst in the area you have the opportunity to visit the world famous O’Reilly’s properties including the Rainforest Retreat and nearby Canungra Valley Vineyard.

World Heritage Listed Subtropical Rainforest

Alongside its sister Springbrook National Park, Lamington National Park forms part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area and is comprised of varying forest types, from temperate Antarctic Beech forest high on the border ranges through the sub-tropical rainforests, to the dry eucalypt forest of the northern escarpment.

Be humbled as you find yourself surrounded by prehistoric vegetation and geological landscapes dating back more than 300 million years. One of Australia’s largest remaining forests of hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii) is also located and safely protected within the national park.

This biodiversity hotspot is home to more than 300 species of wildlife, plus over 160 subtropical birds. Keep an eye out for the bower of the male satin bowerbird bedazzled with his collection of all things blue. The park is also home to many threatened species including the Fleay’s Barred frog. If you are near a stream and hear an ‘arrr’ growling sound, there may be one of these guys nearby looking for a mate. They are easily identified by their colourful skin which is light brown with dark blotches.  Lamington plays a vital role in protecting this rich diversity of globally significant wildlife.

O’Reilly’s Treetop Canopy Walk & Wild Bird Feeding

A girl walks along the Tree Top Walk at O'Reilly's in Lamington National Park, surrounded by the lush, dense canopy of towering trees
The O’Reilly family were living in the Lamington area prior to it being declared a national park in 1915. The pioneering family began welcoming visitors to their property in 1926. Today O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat continues to operate with operational values that strongly support the history, heritage and education of the surrounding Lamington National Park. Day visitors are able to access the O’Reillys property to enjoy facilities including the treetop canopy walk and wild bird feeding. Treetop Canopy Walk: Have you ever imagined walking through the forest canopy? O’Reilly’s treetop walk is an Australian first, with a series of suspension bridges up to 16metres above the ground providing the perfect birds eye view of the forest below. There is also a viewing deck accessed by a steep ladder attached to  the side of a majestic fig tree which will allow you to venture another 14 metres into the canopy.
Two females in denim engaging in bird feeding at Lamington National Park, with plates teeming with colorful parrots, some perched on their heads, and one with a camera hanging on her chest, against a backdrop of trees and blue sky
Wild Bird Feeding: Hand feed the wild birds of the rainforest including crimson Rosella’s and King Parrots in the bird feeding arena. Hold your plate of wild bird seed carefully and wait as the brilliantly coloured parrots come to take a nibble. You will want to have your camera handy. Nearby to the bird feeding arena is a replica of the Stinson aeroplane which crashed into the ranges in 1937. When official searches failed to find the plane, Bernard O’Reilly set off on foot and using his bush knowledge was able to locate the plane wreckage and rescue two survivors. If you’d like to learn more you can watch the movie “The Riddle of the Stinson” (1987) with Jack Thompson taking on the role of Bernard O’Reilly.

Kamarun Lookout

Entrance to Lamington National Park with a welcoming banner atop stone pillars, two males with backpacks, dressed in shorts and T-shirts, one wearing a cap, embark on their journey along a tree-lined path
A large tree trunk with a natural hollow tunnel, through which you can enter from one end and exit the other, surrounded by a dense forest of trees

Due to the ancient volcanic activity in this area, some of the most picturesque views across the scenic rim can be accessed from lookouts within the national park. One of our favourites is Kamarun Lookout. 

With its elevated position, Kamarun lookout provides the perfect vantage point to look out and across a 200 degree radius of hills, rocky peaks and patchwork valleys. On a clear day you can see as far as Brisbane. The sweeping views across the range provide the perfect setting for instagram worthy sunset pictures, no filter required. Keep an eye out as wedge-tailed eagles are often spotted soaring through the skies.  

Whilst at the lookout, you can see a memorial constructed in recognition of Romeo Lahey, one of the region’s early settlers and passionate conservationist. It was Romeo Lahey whose tireless campaigning in the early 1900’s finally led to Lamington’s National Park status being granted in 1915. Romeo also donated hundreds of acres of his own land as additions to Lamington National Park and it is with thanks to him that we are able to enjoy this very special relatively untouched paradise today. 

Canungra Valley Vineyard & Alpacas

Two alpacas in a field, the front one with a white head and neck and a brown body wearing a red mouth collar, and the other brown, against a backdrop of a grassy field and a building resembling a restaurant
Aerial view of Canungra Valley Vineyard, featuring the sprawling vineyard, the restaurant venue, a vehicle on the driveway, with mountains and forest backdrop
Amongst the rolling hills of the Canungra Valley and set alongside the bubbling Canungra Creek lies the O’Reilly family owned Canungra valley Vineyard. The manicured grounds and natural beauty of this 15 acre property perfectly frame the 163 year old historic homestead ‘Killowen’ which is open and functions as a restaurant offerings selection of meals including delicious wood-fired pizzas. Or you can purchase a picnic hamster and sit on the grass by the creek. Alongside the homestead is an open vineyard of over 6000 grape vines with varieties including Shiraz, Verdhelo and Chambourcin, the perfect backdrop for a romantic photo.  The cellar door is open for wine tasting and special events. Did somebody say adventure? Alpaca my bags! In 2017 the Mountain View Alpaca Farm relocated to the vineyard and have since become the property’s cutest residents. Bring your camera to capture the highly sought after #AlpacaSelfie. Alpaca food is available for purchase from the gift shop or you can take your new furry friend for a 15minute walk around the grounds.

Protecting the Park

It is important that we protect the sensitive ecosystem when visiting Lamington National Park. Here are some reminders on how you can protect this world heritage listed rainforest:

 

  • Look but don’t touch. Leave all plants and animals undisturbed and do not feed wildlife.
  • Follow the directives and warnings on safety signs and keep to designated walking paths. 
  • Pack it in, pack it out. Take all rubbish with you including food scraps. 
  • Help prevent the spread of pathogens (disease producing organisms) by removing any loose soil and cleaning your footwear before your walk. 
  • Help protect endangered or vulnerable frog and crayfish habitats by minimising swimming and contact with waterways in the park. Do not disturb frogs or tadpoles and avoid trampling on vegetation along the creek edge.

Reviews

Experience 90%
Transport 80%
Food 75%
Value for money 85%
Siddharth Rawat
Siddharth Rawat
February - 2024
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It was just amazing experience the drive was amazing to the lamington park with picturesque and scenic landscape. Our tour guide bill was very professional and very friendly all throughout our journey. Must do activity in GC.
태축수
태축수
November - 2023
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I toured Orelli National Park with my travel guide Bill, and it was great that he gave me the names and explanations of all the birds I saw in the park. It was also nice that I happened to see wallabies and koalas in addition to alpacas and parrots during the tour.
Leif Kelly
Leif Kelly
October - 2023
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Absolutely fantastic day out, the guide , Bill, was friendly, knowledgeable and great entertainment. Surprise of the day was when at the O'Reilly retreat, Bill did a great series of bird calls, which brought in the birds closer.

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