Within 1km of the Green Mountains trailhead are numerous areas worth exploring. The Tree Top Walk is a free, approximatelty 200m, suspended walk with tree top lookout platforms. The Mountain Garden is a mini botanic gardens, a short walk from the Tree Top Walk. And the Rainforest return is an easy 1.4km bushwalk through the National Park.
Location: Lamington National Park Road, Canungra, Qld 4275
Walking Distance: 1-2km
Time: Less than 1 hour
Costs/Permit: No cost, no permit required
Opening Times: Only closed occasionally for maintenance
Facilities: Information station, toilets, café, camping, BBQ, picnic grounds, lots of parking, accommodation
What to take: Insect repellent, camera, picnic, water, sunscreen, jacket
The drive to O’Reily’s is very windy – 30km worth of very windy. After all the twists and turns getting there, it is a pleasure to set foot into the rainforest.
The Tree Top Walk is noticeably wobbly. After 3 decades of use, it is showing signs of wear and tear, however it does provide a novel forest experience.
An optional 2 viewing platforms can be accessed via ladders. There are limited numbers permitted in each section, so be sure to look up before climbing up.
After the Tree Top Walk, the path takes you past the Mountain Gardens. This is a small, but lovely area.
The walking track then connects to the Rainforest Return and Boarder Track. Options are to continue for a longer bushwalk or return to Green Mountains Trailhead.
O’Reily’s offers many activities, some free, some for a fee. There is a cafe and a large picnic area. Plan to spend a day here, or better yet take advantage of the various accommodation options and make it a getaway.