We are camping for 2 nights - Fri & Sat (8th & 9th Nov) but you can make your own plans as you like e.g. a day trip only.
This is a camping/walking trip before the high summer starts in Lamington National Park at cool O'Reilly's rain forest. It is about 120 kms (about 2 hrs) drive from Brisbane CBD towards south. We can see some waterfalls, a botanic garden, do a treetop board walk and some other walks in the area, and/or relax, chat, bird watching etc.
See Google map here
How to reach: If you are starting from Brisbane then you can reach there via Jimboomba or Beenleigh. The road via Jimboomba is easier as you can bypass Mt Timborine uphill winding roads. Last 30km to O'Reilly's is uphill and winding road. Check below GPS location link for exact directions from your place.
GPS location: -28 13' 46",153 07' 58"
Note: last section of the road is not suitable for towing caravans or buses.
Campsite location: (click this link) At O'Reilly, at the end of Lamington National Park Road, the camping ground comes first on right-hand side or about 100m before the day-use visitor car park or the QPWS information centre.
Camp site map: Green Mountains camping area map
Area map: Green Mountains access map
Access: The camping area is accessible by conventional vehicle. But caravans and buses cannot be accommodated. Although most of the camping area is accessible by car, it may be necessary to park a short distance from some of the camp sites.
Number of sites: 20 well defined, numbered tent sites, 10 numbered campervan sites and 10 numbered Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk tent sites. Maximum of 4 adults per tent site. One campervan per campervan site.
Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping and campervans. There are no powered sites. Campervan and tent sites are interspersed throughout the camping area. Sites are not suitable for caravans or camper-trailers as the campervan sites do not allow enough room for annexes to be erected or vehicles to be parked alongside.
Camp site surface: Hardened surface (mixture of compacted crusher dust and sand).
Campsite facilities: Water (boil before using), composting toilets, hot showers and an industrial rubbish bin. The nearby resort has a public phone. There are no shelter sheds or barbecue facilities in the camping area. Mobile phone coverage is poor.
Open fires: Prohibited. Fuel or gas stoves recommended.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, Fuel or gas stove if you are cooking, insect repellent, washing up basin, ground sheet to place under your tent to prevent wear, warm clothes and wet weather camping gear, snack/food for your stay, your medicine, first-aid kit, camera, torch, relaxing and happy attitude.
Campsite bookings: you need to book early for your camping spot because campsite is popular with campers in summer. Ring[masked] to book a campsite or use below link for on-line booking (you need to register first if using first time):
After registration & log-in, click on camping permit, then choose 'Lamington National Park', then choose Green Mountain Camping area tent sites (if you are camping with tent) and then choose the date. If possible book a site closer to #1 so we can have communal area close by. If you are coming by Campervans - select the 'Campervan site' (from #1 - #10). If the booking system shows the main camping area full - then choose 'Green Mountain Walkers Camp' option from the drop-down menu - which is physically next to it.
Walking Activities: We will do short walks on Friday to see lookouts, waterfalls and board-walk closer to campsite. Then on Saturday/Sunday we can do longer walks like Box Forest Circuit and/or Toolona Creek Circuit.