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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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.

Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park®

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$219 - 329
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.

nightfall camp

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$795 - 795
Perched beside the crystal-clear tumbling headwaters of Christmas Creek and Queensland's ancient Lamington National Park rainforests, nightfall's luxury tents epitomise the simple luxuries of life. The nightfall 'glamping' (luxury camping) experience steps away from the excess' and complications of the modern world.

Binna Burra Lodge

Binna Burra, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$30 - 645
Binna Burra Lodge is under one hour's drive from the Gold Coast and just 90 minutes from Brisbane, the rainforest of Lamington National Park sprawls like a rich emerald carpet across the spurs and valleys of the McPherson Ranges.

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.

The Odd Gecko

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$140 - 175
The Odd Gecko in Canungra is an award winning boutique guesthouse, that sleeps 12 comfortably in five guest suites, and having five guest bathrooms. Handy to O'Reilly's, it is ideally situated for your next short holiday, if your interests include World Heritage rainforests, wineries, Paragliding and hang-gliding, hot air ballooning, scenic drives, restaurants and galleries.

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.

Cave Rock Cottages

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$210 - 225
Cave Rock Cottages is a private oasis of over 100 acres adjacent to the world heritage listed Lamington National Park, just 90 minutes drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The cottages are an ideal place for a back to nature family holiday or quiet romantic getaway.

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.
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