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.


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


  • 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


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

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