This day tour takes us to Lamington National Park World Heritage area, Green Mountains section.
Lamington National Park is a World Heritage listed site of over 20 000ha featuring some of the world’s most exotic landscapes, flora and fauna. This area is recognised globally as one of the premiere locations for birds and bird watchers with thousands of people heading to the mountain each year in hope of catching a glimpse of the many rare species that can be found at the park.
We leave the Gold Coast and head west making our way towards Green Mountains, with a short break at the inland town of Canungra. This small town is considered the gateway to the mountains which include Green Mountains, Mt Tamborine and Binna Burra Section of Lamington National Park.
(Please note minimum tour age is 4yrs)
Leaving Canungra we make our way up to the Green Mountains Section of Lamington National Park (also often referred to as O’Reilly’s, a well known rainforest retreat). Upon arrival we commence our first walk of the day to Morans Falls Lookout where we can enjoy a bite to eat whilst taking in the view. During our walk we can enjoy massive Strangler Figs, Brush Box trees as well as a chance to see exotic wildlife including the rare Albert’s Lyrebird.
Now we take a short 5 minute drive before arriving at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat area. We grab some bird feed and present ourselves for the daily bird-feeding of magnificent species such as the King Parrot and the playful Crimson Rosellas. This is a great fun activity that will leave you with birds on your shoulders, arms, head and anywhere else they can land.
Remember you always have the choice to opt in or opt out of an activity or make changes to the tour. There are plenty of longer walks available at this location if you have the interest.
Then we make our way to the famous Tree Top Walk, 15 metres in the air, 180 metres long using 9 suspension bridges to make our way amongst the rainforest canopy. Did someone say “Exciting”! This short but captivating experience is sure to spark the imagination. For the braver traveler there are also view points that you can climb for a better view of the canopy.
After coming back to earth we hop in the vehicle for a short 5 minute drive to commence our Python Rock Walk. This nice easy walk through the forest brings us out to a viewing platform that takes in the sites of the west. We also get a different view of Morans Falls that we visited earlier in the day and the edge of the Lost World section of Lamington National Park.
After returning from Python Rock we once again hop in the vehicle for the 15 minute drive to Kamarun Lookout where we will enjoy a tasty lunch over looking the expanse of the eastern ranges.
After lunch we head back down to Canungra for a short travel break before making our way home to the Gold Coast.
Remember to make your day with us more memorable we will take photos for you as requested and then email them to you when you get home.