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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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.

The Mouses House - Rainforest Retreat

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.

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.

Austinvilla Estate

Austinville, Gold Coast Area
From AU$60 - 225
Stylish and private accommodation on a sprawling 111 acre estate in the heart of the Gold Coast Hinterland - only minutes away from local tourist attractions, beaches and shopping centres. Designed with your ultimate relaxation in mind, the Estate has an oasis resort style swimming pool, floodlit tennis court, games room with billiard table, television and dartboard and romantic reading corner which will be sure to impress!

Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park™ - Scenic Rim, Gold Coast Region

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.

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.

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.

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.

Springbrook Lyrebird Retreat

Springbrook, Gold Coast Area
From AU$230 - 290
Springbrook Lyrebird Retreat's luxury cabins and cottages provide privacy and seclusion for couples in a romantic setting deep in subtropical rainforest. Each cabin and cottage has a deck extending into the forest providing an outdoor setting with a barbecue.

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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