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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The Mouses House - Rainforest Retreat

Springbrook, Gold Coast Area
From AU$220 - 360
The Mouses House Rainforest Retreat in Springbrook is arguably the most unique chalet accommodation resort of its type in Australia located in the World Heritage listed Springbrook National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

The Polish Place

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$210 - 340
The Polish Place (accommodation, restaurant and gallery) is located on the western escarpment of Tamborine Mountain facing beautiful views to The Great Dividing Range. It is only 45 minutes from the Gold Coast and a one hour drive from Brisbane.

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.

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.

Witches Falls Cottages

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$295 - 395
Witches Falls Cottages is an idyllic couples retreat with private, self contained cottages tucked away along rainforest pathways directly opposite Witches Falls National Park. Your hosts Daniela and David are happy to assist to make your stay a memorable experience.

Villa Della Rosa Bed and Breakfast

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$129 - 289
Villa Della Rosa Bed and Breakfast is a romantic Mediterranean styled mansion, with official 4.5 AAA tourism star rating. Nestled in a wonderfully secluded corner of Tamborine Mountain, all rooms are luxuriously appointed, with queen or king sized beds, reverse cycle air-conditioning, spa ensuites and more.

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.

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.

Amore Mt Tamborine

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$150 - 235
Amore Mt Tamborine is a central accommodation in a natural setting. It's just a minute's stroll to Gallery Walk with its cluster of cafes, restaurants and collectable shops. When you stay at Amore you can walk to a waterfall or stroll to three National Park Bush Walking Trails and much much more.

Mystery Mountain Farmstay

Beechmont, Gold Coast Area
From AU$190 - 220
Farmstay in the Gold Coast hinterland near Brisbane, designed specifically for 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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