World Heritage and National Parks

Get in touch with nature in the Word Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests, the most extensive subtropical rainforest in the world. Making up the Springbrook and Lamington National Parks in the Gold Coast hinterland only a short drive from the beach life. 

Things to do

Be spoilt for choice in Springbrook National Park, home to native wildlife and 4 sections of walking trails with stunning lookouts. Capture the flowing water stream at the Natural Bridge or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Springbrook Plateau to be blown away by waterfalls, breathtaking views & lush rainforest.

Enjoy over 160 kilometres of walking trails scattered with waterfalls, ancient fauna and flora through the Lamington National Park. Or, walk amongst the treetops on the 1-½ kilometre Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk that takes you from the canopy floor up to a 40 metre cantilever with a viewing platform over Cedar Creek. 

Take a step back in time in Gondwana Rainforests, one of the few places in the world where the plants and animals closely resemble their ancestors. And, wrap up your adventure by indulging at O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat in Lamington National Park.



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Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park™

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$229 - 409
Cedar Creek Lodges shares a magnificent rainforest property with Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain - under an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Stay in a stylish two bedroom Creek Lodge or a family holiday home or choose a contemporary room with or without a spa.

O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$149 - 699
Explore World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park from multi award winning O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat nestled in the iconic Gold Coast hinterland (Queensland, Australia). Proudly operated by passionate third generation O’Reilly family members whose ancestors pioneered eco tourism in Australia in 1926.

Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$288 - 398
Songbirds Rainforest Retreat provides guests with luxury accommodation in their magnificent rainforest to enjoy an overnight escape in the boutique villas hidden away among 51 acres of pristine rainforest on Mount Tamborine.

O'Reilly's Villas

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$359 - 669
Immerse yourself in World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park and surrounded by 20,000 hectares of sub tropical rainforest at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Villa precinct. Choose from 48 architecturally designed self-contained villas with stunning rainforest and mountain views perched unobtrusively into the sloping landscape with lush green interiors mirroring the rainforest canopy.

Christmas Creek Cafe` and Cabins

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$86 - 136
Christmas Creek Cafe` and Cabins offer cafe` meals, seven cabins, catering and venue hire. Besides the tranquil surroundings and comfortable accommodation one of the great things being on holidays there is you don't have to cook.

Pethers Rainforest Retreat

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$275 - 400
Pethers Rainforest Retreat is a luxurious boutique retreat with just 10 secluded, individual and private tree houses all offering a magnificent sub-tropical rainforest vista. Pethers is exclusively designed for adults.

Canungra House

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$900 - 1200
Located 400 metres from O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards, Canungra House makes for a perfect base for a country getaway. Perched atop the picturesque hills of Canungra Valley with stunning views of the Gold Coast Hinterland, escape to a beautiful modern home with ample space for large groups and families, yet comfortable enough to accommodate couples and small groups.

Hillside a Country Retreat

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$180 - 195
Set high on a plateau on the edge of the escarpment of Tamborine Mountain, Hillside Bed and Breakfast and Gumnut Cottage's unique location offers beautiful views across the Hinterland to the Gold Coast and Pacific Ocean.

Hampton Estate Wines

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$165 - 350
Hampton Estate is the perfect luxurious getaway in the heart of Tamborine Mountain. Their boutique accommodation consists of eight beautifully designed studio suites. Inspired by the popular holiday destination, the cottages have aptly be named after beloved villages in The Hamptons, New York.

Mystery Mountain Farmstay

Beechmont, Gold Coast Area
From AU$190 - 220
Farmstay in the Gold Coast hinterland near Brisbane, designed specifically for groups, particularly international school groups of 20 to 50 people plus leaders and guides. It is a purpose built farm resort only 45 minutes from Surfers Paradise, and just over one hour from Brisbane.
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