Need an escape? Gather around the fire pit at the new O’Reilly’s hinterland campground
The idea throwing some clothes in a bag and escaping the city for a few days in the mountains sounds pretty great right about now. Fresh air, freedom and reconnecting with nature – what’s not to love? Unless you are a seasoned camper and have a full suite of gear ready to go when you are, it can quickly turn from a budget-friendly getaway or family holiday into something far more costly and overwhelming. Well, fellow nature lovers, there’s now a brand-new campground at O’Reilly’s that is perfect for seasoned campers as well as total novices. The benefits of camping minus the hassle? We’re in!
Set against the majestic World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, the newly opened O’Reilly’s Campground features 17 powered safari tents (perfect for the non-campers) that are equipped with a plush queen-sized bed plus a double or single bunk. You can bring your own linen or you can hire a linen pack and they’ll have the beds all ready for your arrival. Got your own gear? Great! There are 24 elevated campsites across two different areas and 21 campervan/trailer sites with power access available, so just go ahead and book a site that will fit your requirements.
The best part is that O’Reilly’s Campground offers a communal camp kitchen with incredible views of the McPherson Range, a fire-pit and gathering area for a few cheeky sundowners. Oh, there’s also showers and toilets so it’s a little less Bear Grylls. Once you’ve arrived and unpacked, you are on the doorstep of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat so can make the most of all of the attractions you know and love or just kick back and relax. Keen to get away? Take a peek at the website for availability. Summer camping adventures, here we come!
Images 1,2,3 and 5: O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat
Images 4 and 6: Susie Cunningham