Escape the everyday with a well-deserved weekend in Canungra, near Gold
Coast and Brisbane, Australia. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, our
new DreamBreak travel option offers you a fresh way to experience your
DreamTrips™ Membership, starting with a 2-night stay at an eco-resort
set in a UNESCO-protected rainforest and a delicious breakfast of local,
fresh produce each morning. The rest is up to you! This DreamBreak does not include an In-destination Support team member
so you can create your own adventures, your way. To maximize your enjoyment, download the DreamTrips app
, and earn points as you dine with DreamTrips Local
at top-rated restaurants in Brisbane or Gold Coast recommended by DreamTrippers just like you!
the city behind and come see for yourself why this remote retreat in
Southeast Queensland attracts so many tourists each year from around the
world. Could it be the subtropical rainforest, the lush vineyards, the
rugged vistas or the abundant wildlife? Whatever it is, be part of a
unique experience that takes you to another world!
of the Gold Coast is your playground for the weekend — depending on the
season and weather, indulge in a variety of family-friendly activities
for all ages, interests and energy levels (at your own expense). You
could choose to start the day with an early morning bird walk where you
may encounter any of the 160 species of birds that live in the
rainforest. Or perhaps you’ll experience an up-close encounter with
wildlife as you feed or hold animals such as a carpet snake or magpie.
Have your camera ready at the Birds of Prey Show where barn owls,
Wedge-tailed eagles and kestrel take the stage while other free-flight
birds show off their flying antics.
The truly brave can try
soaring across the rainforest canopy on a 590-foot-long (180-meter-long)
zip line from 82 feet (25 meters) above. Or, for a different
perspective, take a 2-hour scenic excursion in a four-wheel-drive
vehicle. End the day with the magical “Glow Worm Experience,” a guided
nightly tour — you’ll drive through the rainforest to the glowworm
habitat and see how they light up the landscape.
It may be off
the beaten path, but O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat in the heart of
Lamington National Park is one of Australia’s premier birdwatching
locations. The staff at this multi-award-winning resort understands the
importance of the rainforest’s sustainability and has a deep knowledge
of the area. With more than 100 years of experience in the hospitality
industry, these folks also know a lot about providing star service to
guests!What we love:
• Canungra is the
closest town to your eco-resort retreat and the launching point for
visitors wishing to explore one of the world’s largest subtropical
rainforests, Lamington National Park.
• In 1994, Lamington National
Park joined the larger UNESCO World Heritage site of Gondwana
Rainforests of Australia, all located along the Gold Coast.
• On your
way to your resort, stop at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard,
approximately a 10-minute drive from Canungra town. This vineyard offers
wine tastings and picnic lunches along the banks of the river.