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Lamington National Park: A Winter Wonderland for Fitness Folk

June 1, 2016 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Forget the treadmill

Winter is on its way. Embrace the outdoor chill by training outdoors amongst World Heritage-listed rainforest.


Than test your stamina (13 & 14 August, 2016) in the annual Eco Challenge trail run over 8.5, 21 or 42 kilometres. If you’re still wanting more, run the same trail back-to-back the very next day.

Train to new heights with a touch of history

Commemorate the 76th year of the Stinson plane rescue by retracing Bernard O’Reilly’s famous 35 kilometre journey on a guided arduous hike (15-17 July or 19-21 August). If these dates don’t suit your schedule, don’t slack off, rather rally your training buddies and book your own private guide for groups greater than six.

Click into your cleats and peddle power

Pump your tyres and pack your gels for the 70 kilometre return cycle journey to O’Reilly’s guesthouse. Start from nearby Canungra and prepare for a solid 2.5 hour 1000-metre incline (that’s more than a pinch). Rest weary legs at the O’Reilly’s Café over a fresh brew or in the Rainforest Bar from 4pm. Best than stay the night and enjoy the ride down in the morning light.

Recuperate weary muscles

Feel like treating yourself and tired body to some R&R? Check in to the award-winning Lost World Spa for a vinotherapy hot tub, steam room or hot-stone massage. Or perhaps a dip in the wet edge Infinity pool overlooking the Western McPherson Ranges will do the trick to get you back on the horse!

If feeding your soul through your stomach is more your thing, indulge in a three-course Sunday roast luncheon in the rustic Dining Room or picnic hamper at the nearby Canungra Valley Vineyard on your way home.


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