Discovery Events

Image: Courtesy of Lamington Eco Challenge

The one stop place for all events occurring throughout the year at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat.

Live Music Event | Anzac Day Long Weekend


We have a special treat for you this Anzac Day long weekendThe Leaping Lizards  will be playing a set at the retreat on Saturday 26th April in the early evening. The Leaping Lizards are a three/four piece band, who regularly travel to all parts of Australia and overseas for concerts. They have played at the likes of the Tamworth Music Festival and The Gympie Muster to name just a few. Their uniquely rootsy sound will perfectly accompany a glass of O'Reilly's red and some delicious food as the long weekend drifts away. Live music is the perfect excuse for an April rainforest getaway in the Gold Coast Hinterland

Lantern Ghost Tour at O'Reilly's


Join Lantern Ghost Tours to discover the secrets, mysteries and hauntings of the magical, lost world of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Watch as the Rainforest comes alive with activity of the supernatural kind when the sun fades into darkness. Playful min min lights emerge silently out of the midnight shadows, enticing unsuspecting victims to follow them into the depths of the rainforest, never to return. 

For more information and/or to book contact O'Reilly's or the Lantern Ghost Tours page.  

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Stinson Walks

11-13 JULY | 25-27, 15-17, 29-31 AUGUST   

All walks depart early on the chosen Saturday morning and arrive back Saturday evening.

* Please note: dates are subject to change and minimum numbers apply

Retrace Bernard O'Reilly's famous journey through mountainous rainforest terrain as he searched for the survivors of the ill-fated Stinson plane crash 75 years ago. Experience one of Australia's iconic walks on this rugged yet rewarding journey.

For more information inc prices, click here to view the Stinson Walk page.

WARNING: Please ensure you read the 'Fitness Requirement Guidelines' before planning your Stinson walk. Download requirements by clicking here


Lamington Eco Challenge

9-10 AUGUST 2014

The 2nd annual Lamington Eco Challenge is a trail running event featuring some tough terrain in the Scenic Rim Hinterland in South East Queensland, including four wheel drive tracks, grassy paddocks, bush and rainforest walking trails as well as having to negotiate creeks, gates, cattle grids and the potential wandering livestock.

The event starts and finishes at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat and competitors will have the option of either a 42km Marathon or a 21km Half Marathon distances on one or both days and can also enter as a team.

For more information or to enter please click the link below

We are offering great package rates for those attending, to book at O'Reilly's call or email reservations  or call 1800 688 722

Wellness Retreat

12-14 SEPTEMBER 2014


Why is it that diets don’t work? Why is it we have a niggle that keeps coming back? What is it that stops us from being totally healthy?

This is what our Rainforest Retreat is all about. Finding the primary reason and then addressing it. Years of proven formulas to be discovered in a single weekend. Find out the simplicity of being healthy without fad diets and fancy shakes. Find out just how simple it is to lose weight and have more energy.

Imagine the freedom of 3 nights away with like-minded people, sharing information without the distractions of phones, computers and work; and eating the best, freshest, tastiest meals you have ever experienced.

For more information or to book go to;

Forest Weekend

31-2 NOVEMBER 2014

Join our visiting experts for an insight into the complex world of the Rainforest. Learn about Lamington's part in the 'Gondwana Rainforests of Australia' World Heritage site and the fascinating features that warrant its inclusion. In the past Forest Weekend guests have joined the likes of Bill McDonald (Queensland Herbarium) to discover the different make-up of trees and leaves within the forest. This years guest speakers combined with legendary O'Reilly's such as Big Pete O'Reilly are sure to provide a insight into the unique flora of the Lamington National Park region. Often combined with the following weeks 'Bird Week' this weekend is suited to all those interested in the flora of the region from novice botanists, students or those that just enjoy being involved and learning about the natural environment. 

Forest Weekend 2014 Registration Form

To join the 2014 Forest Weekend  please download the Registration form by clicking the box on the right, fill in your details and send back to our office.

37th Annual Bird Week

2-9 NOVEMBER 2014

O'Reilly's is excited to announce its 37th Annual Bird Week . This event has become Australia's leading birding event. The 2013 event welcomed a number of guest speakers as well as local guides Tim O'Reilly, Glen Threlfo, Ian Gynther, Bill McDonald and Duncan Fowler.

The program offers ample opportunities to visit all the hot spots and uncover the special birds of Lamington National Park. It really is a bird enthusiast's dream. As we are anticipating 2014 to be even more successful. Please register as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss out. 

NOTE: a registration fee does apply and the Bird Week 2014 program schedule and guest speakers are subject to change.


Bird Week 2014 - Registration form

To join the 2014 Bird Week please download the Registration form by clicking the box on the right, fill in your details and send back to our office.

Wildlife Week

18-23 JANUARY 2015

Escape to the rainforest and discover another world this summer – the world of pademelons, bandicoots, echidnas, gliders, birds, reptiles and frogs. Join us for an exciting week of tracking, trapping and sneaking up on wildlife. The World Heritage listed subtropical rainforest of Lamington National Park is a perfect environment for anyone keen to learn more about our wildlife and provides the ideal opportunity for us to view them in their natural habitat. Our comprehensive program caters for everyone from the novice to those with serious interests in researching threatened species. Wildlife Week is a fantastic chance to discover many of the creatures that inhabit this unique and diverse region combining presentations with plenty of field trips to put new found knowledge into practice.

BONUS Eco Rangers Program FREE for children(4-11 years) during Wildlife Week if you book from today until 31 December 2014. 

Wildlife Week 2015 Registration Form

To register for the 2015 Wildlife Week, please download and complete the registration form (by selecting the image on the right.) Once complete, please return the form to our office.