O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat was our destination for this year's Iceberg staff retreat
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We recently went to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat for our annual staff getaway – what an adventure!
I had never been to O’Reilly’s before, though I’ve heard a lot about it, and have proposed it to clients on several occasions. I’ve never actually held anything there though, probably partly because I hadn’t seen it. Though it seems like a “junket” when we go and look at properties like this, it really is indispensible. If I am going to take a large group of people somewhere – I want to know how it works!
It is a couple of hours drive from Brisbane to get up there – and quite a wind-y trip – but so worth it! The weather was gorgeous – it was cold, but beautiful clear blue skies.
When we arrived, our lovely host, Lara, showed us all around the property, including their fantastic new area for cocktail functions – overlooking the ranges, it was MAGNIFICENT.
We got to see all of the various levels of accommodation, the meeting rooms and the day spa – very tempting!
We got to stay in the Mountain Villas – there are two and three bedroom configurations. Huge spaces with incredible views, and a spa on the balcony!!
The highlights, I think though, were the various experiences you can have there – like doing the treetop walk (luckily for me they had one of those backpacks that you can carry babies in when bushwalking – they said it’s just there for guests to use!), and the glow worm tour. My son (8) loved this!
The Birds of Prey show was amazing too – though not recommended if you don’t like birds – it’s pretty up close & personal! We loved it.
It’s truly amazing what is available just a short drive from Brisbane.
To check out more photos of our annual staff getaway to O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat click here.
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