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Arborlee Rainforest Retreat

Killarney, Southern Downs Area

Indicative Rate * AU$95.00 to AU$120.00 Room and Breakfast

Arborlee is situated high in the Border Ranges above the Condamine River Gorge. It is two and a half to three hours drive from Brisbane. The drive covers some very scenic country. The closest town is Killarney 25 minutes and Warwick 35 minutes. The small settlement of Mount Colliery is seven kilometres down the mountain.

The special features of Arborlee are birds, frogs, plants, fungi and other wildlife of the rainforest setting, the peaceful atmosphere, retreat context without other tourists, guided walks and scenic views. The setting is perfect for the bird watcher, amateur botanist, artist and photographer.

Arborlee is an affordable rainforest sanctuary. They share this sanctuary with Australia's rare Albert's Lyrebird and many other uncommon birds. See the bird, frog and plant photo gallery.

The guest unit opens through French doors onto a verandah and views to the rainforest. Guided walks can be arranged around the property.

Please enquire regarding rates for longer stays.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Gas
  • Iron
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pets not allowed
  • Room Service
  • Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Viewing
  • Art and Craft
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Guided Walks
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Wilderness Walking

Pets Allowed:

Not suitable for pets, exceptions are made for guide dogs.

Other Information

Children:

Babies and closely supervised children (negotiable), there is a dam near the house. It is not safe for children to be unsupervised and there is little room for running around.
67 Sunday Plains Road
Mt Colliery
Killarney, Southern Downs Area
Queensland
Australia

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FUCHS Winternationals

Willowbank, Ipswich Area
4 – 7 June 2015
48th running of the FUCHS Winternationals, the largest championship Drag Racing event outside of the USA and the biggest drag racing event in Australia. The FUCHS Winternationals is the highest profile event on the Australian Drag Racing calendar and is the event all competitors want to win, and as a result has a vast number of entries with on track action running all through every day of the event. The event runs from Thursday to Sunday and as well as great drag racing action, features multiple big screens, interviews with drivers & teams, on screen stories, interactive crowd activities and heaps of action and entertainment. Great family value with children 13 and under admitted for free.
27 June – 5 July 2015
The Eat Local Week / Winter Harvest Festival takes place at multiple locations across the Scenic Rim. The 80 interconnected events, organised by the Scenic Rim Regional Council are a celebration of local food and farming. Events range from farm tours to gourmet cooking classes and speciality workshops on a variety of topics including cheese making and bush foods. The Winter Harvest Festival, on July 4 at the Aratula Community Sports Complex is an exciting day out for the whole family, featuring market stalls, live music, celebrity chefs and a Tractor Pulling competition.

Jazz on the Mountain

Maryvale, Southern Downs Area
18 July 2015
Enjoy Jazz on the Mountain from 1-5pm with The Blue Violets. There will also be a Gallery Display by local Artists, wine tasting for the big kids supplied by Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard at Boonah, local cheeses to try supplied by Granite Belt Dairy, local juice and ciders supplied by Suttons Juices, billy tea and damper available from 3pm. Watch the butter making demonstration 2.30pm by Cyril Ryan then enjoy a Ploughman's Buffet Lunch. Bookings Essential. Your first glass of wine, juice or cider is on them. Enjoy a selection of cured meats, local pickles, relishes and condiments, freshly made salads, antipasto and crusty rolls, fresh fruit and a assortment of cheese to tempt the taste buds.
31 July – 2 August 2015
The V8 Supercars Championship is set to heat up when the V8 Supercars head to Queensland Raceway to tackle the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint. This family friendly event provides a great motorsport experience for all - with great trackside viewing, heaps of displays and merchandise, family zone, easy parking and double the V8 Supercars action with the Dunlop Series also on track. Be there to experience it live. Kids 12 and under will receive free trackside admission with each paying adult and premium grandstand ticket holders will receive free V8 Supercars Paddock access and a pit lane walk experience.

Stinson Walk

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
14 – 16 August 2015
During a stormy afternoon on 19 February, 1937, the Stinson airliner on route from Brisbane to Sydney crashed into the Lamington Ranges killing four of the seven passengers on board, sparking a search that failed to turn up any wreckage. Ten days later, Bernard O'Reilly set out on foot to find the Stinson wreckage. He managed to find the crash site and to his surprise, two survivors in desperate need of medical attention. This year they commemorate the 76 years of the Stinson rescue. Join them as they retrace Bernard O'Reilly's famous journey through the rainforest as he searched for the survivors. This walk is a difficult walk and a certain level of fitness is required.

Coastal High 50 - Ultra Trail Marathon

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
5 September 2015
The Coastal High 50 promises to be an iconic event located in the spectacularly picturesque Gold Coast Hinterland. Traversing the entire length of the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk, the Coastal High 50 includes the best trails that South-East Queensland has to offer. Starting from O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, the Coastal High 50 first traverses the well-known Border Track to Binna Burra Lodge, before descending down into the Numinbah Valley and then climbing up (then down, then up!) to finish adjacent to the iconic Purlingbrook Falls in Springbrook National Park.
2 – 5 October 2015
The 7th annual GarterBelts and Gasoline Nostalgia Festival, a full blown three day and night celebration of 1950s culture featuring hot rods, custom cars, live rockabilly, jump blues and Alt country bands from Australia and overseas, international VIP's, burlesque performers and burlesque workshops and Australia's finest traditional pinup contest, low brow art exhibition, nostalgia movies in an old world theatre and one of Australia's only and easily largest public road vintage soap box derby races. The weekend will rock Tamborine Mountain on the Gold Coast hinterland and will include four separate venues, lots to see and do, wineries and vintage shops, take it easy or party hard, its your choice, VIP camping for vintage caravans, lots of accommodation on offer, all of this just half way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Craft Extravaganza Christmas Fair

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
Free Entry
9 – 11 October 2015
The fair will showcase the hand made craft of 50 local and South East Queensland craft persons all of which will be available for purchase at reasonable prices. The Fair will have a Christmas Theme with lots of Christmas items on display such as Christmas decorations, Santas, St Nicholas, table runners, serviettes, place mats, snow men , Christmas cards, tea towels. Along with the Christmas items they will have a large selection of other craft such as rag dolls, country woodwork, wooden signs, hand bags, jewellery, pottery, shabby chic, stained glass ornaments, hand painted china, stitcheries and quilts. The venue has disabled facilities, ample free parking, eftpos and credit card facilities and the Crafty Café will be open for morning, afternoon teas, scones, sandwiches, coffee, tea and water. The Show raises funds for the Tamborine Mountain Rural Fire Brigade and other charities.

Bird Week

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
8 – 15 November 2015
O'Reilly's is excited to announce its 38th Annual Bird Week . This event has become Australia's leading birding event. The event will welcome a number of guest speakers, as well as local guides Tim O'Reilly, Glen Threlfo, Ian Gynther, Bill McDonald and Duncan Fowler. The program offers ample opportunities to visit all the hot spots and uncover the special birds of Lamington National Park. It really is a bird enthusiast's dream. O'Reilly's anticipates the 2015 event will be one of their most successful. Please note, registration fees do apply and the Bird Week program schedule and guest speakers are subject to change.

Super 3 Drag Race

Willowbank, Ipswich Area
25 – 26 March 2016
The Super3 Drag Race is all about high quality, high energy entertainment in a tightly packaged format. The extreme thrills of nitro-burning top level Drag Racing machines are joined by theatrical lighting and audio systems, great big screen production, interactive crowd fun and activities, interviews, stories and more to create a four hour package of non-stop action that appeals to families, children and long-term Drag Racing enthusiasts alike. See, hear and feel the immense power of top flight Drag Racing machines as they shoot flame four metres high whilst they race into the night during three rounds of racing. Get up close and personal with the teams and drivers as they prepare their machines for racing and enjoy good music, awesome light shows and great stories on the big screen. Great family value with free entry for kids 13 and under.
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