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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Pethers Rainforest Retreat

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$295 - 400
Pethers 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. Each Tree House offers a private spa for two, fireplace, king size bedroom, entertainment system, air-conditioning lounge and dining areas with five metre high glass windows leading to an outdoor balcony and overlooks spectacular surrounds.

O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

Lamington National Park, 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.

Mouses House - Rainforest Retreat, The

Springbrook, Gold Coast Area
From AU$225 - 355
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.

Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$265 - 650
The Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa is an international award-winning mountain rainforest sanctuary perched on top of Mount Tamborine. Set on four acres of botanical gardens, complete with flowing stream, small waterfall and cliff views as far as the coast.

Tall Trees Motel Curtis Falls

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$140 - 330
Tall Trees Motel offers boutique accommodation for families, doubles and singles. Only 45 minutes from the Gold Coast, and around an hour from Brisbane. They offer the perfect location for overnight stays, weekend getaways and family holidays.

Lamington National Park camping

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$6.35 - 25.40
Set yourself up in one of the camping areas and spend days exploring this magical part of the world. Take short walks or long treks deep into the park’s forest, exploring boulder-strewn mountain streams, dramatic lookouts, rugged cliffs, plunging gorges and secluded, mountain-top camp sites.

Cayambe View Bed and Breakfast

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$135 - 225
Recently renovated, Cayambe View Bed and Breakfast offers a warm and friendly atmosphere with the best service and the best prices. Perfect for a romantic getaway or weekend escape. Close to the famous Gallery Walk and even closer to the beautiful Botanical Gardens, Cayambe View Bed and Breakfast gives you peaceful tranquility just a stones throw from the centre of town.

nightfall camp

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$455 - 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.

Mountain Edge Studios

Clagiraba, Gold Coast Area
From AU$230 - 325
Magnificent panoramic ocean and Gold Coast views. Enjoy the crisp, fresh mountain air. Three architect designed spacious, luxury studios for couples plus a two bedroom lodge. All air conditioned, with a spa or giant bath, and log fires in Winter, television, DVD and CD players, generous kitchenette, private patio and courtyard.

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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