Date posted: August 12, 2014

One of Australia oldest and most successful family owned and operated business, O’Reilly’s Rainforest Guesthouse, has posted a record past year and is gearing up for a huge 2005.

O’Reilly’s, which has operated for almost 80 years in Queensland’s renowned World Heritage listed Lamington National Park, is currently run by the third generation of O’Reilly family members since opening.

O’Reilly’s has reported their room nights for the past 12 months to the end of 2004 reached almost 20,000, while 2004 proved to be a record year in terms of international demand and visitors.

On the back of this success, O’Reilly’s has also recently announced a new $35 million project, including 48 boutiques villas, a day spa and a conference lifestyle centre to be built near the existing guesthouse.

Managing Director, Mr Shane O’Reilly, said the family decided to go ahead with the new project to cater for the growing tourist demand that O’Reilly’s has experienced.

Our occupancy figures have been on the increase over the past few years and we felt that the new development, called the Mountain Bowers, would be the perfect way for us to cater to this demand Mr O’Reilly said.

The bowers are open for sale to the public and present a unique and exclusive opportunity for people to own freehold property within a national park.

My family have enjoyed the exceptional lifestyle of Lamington National Park for almost 80 years now and we felt it was fitting to give Australians and others the opportunity to invest in the areas future Mr Reilly said.

The new project is about boutique style living including private retreats, spectacular rainforest views, and completely natural surroundings, with a diverse mix of flora, fauna and wildlife.

The bowers will be overseen by O’Reilly’s experienced management ad we have had overwhelming response to the project ? there are currently almost 30 unconditional contracts worth more than $20million.

We are very excited to welcome new owners into our family.

The completion of the Mountain Bowers will coincide with the 80th anniversary of the O’Reilly’s current guesthouse.