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O'Reilly's is located on the western edge of World Heritage listed Lamington National Park.

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Lamington is a jewel in the crown of Rainforest bushwalking destinations in south-east Queensland. It contains over 160 km of graded walking paths and a similar distance of walking trails that lead to lookouts waterfalls and some of Queensland's most significant wilderness.

Full or half day walks with our nature guides are a feature of a stay at O'Reilly's. You'll discover waterfalls, amazing views and fascinating wildlife. Two short tracks are accessible by wheelchairs and prams with assistance. The early morning is the best time for viewing the magnificent bird life around the Guesthouse. Join the complimentary Early Morning Bird Walk guided tour for a gentle stroll before breakfast then see our staff in the Discovery Centre to book in a full or half day guided walk

Effects of the Weather

When the south-east wind blows, shower activity increases as you approach the crest of the McPherson Range and decreases to the north of O'Reilly's. The accompanying low cloud blocks out the view on top of the range making the border walks less attractive under these conditions. The higher elevation here means lower temperatures, so take something warm to wear. Summer rains bring leeches. It is wise to take some repellent with you.

Walks in Lamington National Park

Track Entrances

  • Main Border Track : opposite the front enterance of the guesthouse
  • Moran's Falls, Python Rock Track : 1km from O'Reilly's back along the main road

Track Closures

To find out further information about any track closures in Lamington National Park please visit the Department of National Parks website.

 

Track Maps & Guides

Lamington National Park Walking Track Maps are available from O'Reilly's Mountain Gift Shop or O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat. These maps provide excellent guides to the walks of Lamington National Park.

Some Rules to Follow

National Parks are attracting an increasing number of people each year and the park's continued well being is dependent on the goodwill of the people who visit them.

Do not walk alone and before leaving you must advise a responsible person of your destination and expected time of return.

It is important to:

  • Remove litter from the park.
  • Not short cut tracks.
  • Take a map with you and check the signs at intersections.
  • Wait and make sure that your entire group take the correct track.
  • Notify someone of your destination before leaving.
  • Be aware that it gets dark early in the rainforest so check sunset times before departure and allow enough daylight time
  • If you are in doubt about track conditions, creek crossings after rain or directions please ask.
  • Please note O'Reilly's is not referred to in any national park signage, instead O'Reilly's is referred to as Green Mountains
 


Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

In 2008 the 23km Border Track linking O'Reilly's and Binna Burra was extended towards Springbrook, creating the iconic 'Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk'. The 'Great Walk' itself takes around three days to complete, however sections of the walk, such as the O'Reilly's - Binna Burra section along the Border Track, can be completed in 6 - 7 hours.

This walk is probably the most famous walk in the park, boasting great views into northern NSW and pristine rainforest including Antarctic Beech.

For more information on the Great Walks of Queensland, including Lamington National Park visit www.queenslandwalks.com.au  

Click here for more information on the O'Reilly's - Binna Burra Walk and transfers