Forest retreat

Just weeks ago bushfires were raging across the Gold Coast hinterland, close to the World Heritage listed Lamington National Park where O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat hosts birders and bushwalkers from around the world. Reporter Veronica Matheson chatted to Shane O’Reilly about the bushfires, his family’s long association with the area, and how they built the world’s first boardwalk in the rainforest’s tree canopy.

Photo: Regent Bowerbird at O’Reilly’s. More: www.oreillys.com.au/