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Green Mountains Camping Area Revitalisation Project

Following a competitive expression of interest (EoI) process, the Queensland Government, through the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS), called for applications from suitably qualified individuals and businesses with an interest in revitalising and taking over the ongoing management of the existing Green Mountains Camping Area, within Lamington National Park.

At the conclusion of the competitive EoI process, ecotourism operators O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat were invited to submit a Detailed Proposal for the site. Following a rigorous assessment process, the Detailed Proposal of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat was approved by the Department of Environment and Science, illustrating best practice ecotourism services that are suited to the cultural and environmental values of Lamington National Park.

While the vast majority of existing campsites will continue to be available for members of the public, following the completion of the Green Mountains Camping Area Revitalisation Project, the site will be complemented by a number of new and improved ecotourism facilities, including:

  • additional powered and unpowered campervan sites
  • semi-permanent tents
  • suspended tents
  • a communal camp kitchen (including cooking facilities)
  • a communal fire pit/gathering area
  • a revitalisation of the existing amenities block, and
  • a new, multi-purpose community education facility.

Construction will commence from May 2019 and is scheduled for completion in late 2019. During this time, the camping area will be closed to the general public.

Upon completion of all works, the Green Mountains Camping Area will be reopened under the management of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. The site will be available for members of the public to continue to camp independently (unpowered tent camping), or to experience camping amongst nature at any of the new eco-accommodation options available.

This partnership will not only offset existing costs of management for the QPWS but will also contribute to conservation and management of the national park through direct financial contribution and other initiatives supporting the conservation of Lamington National Park.

The Green Mountains Day Use Area, including the car park, toilets, BBQ and picnic facilities will continue to be operated by the QPWS and will remain open and free-of-charge for day visitors.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the Green Mountains Camping Area Ecotourism Revitalisation project, please email .

Last updated
26 March 2019