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Green Mountains Campground | Lamington National Park

Looking for a camping experience for your family but not sure you can invest in all the kit that goes with a full-on camping trip? Check out the new safari tents at Green Mountains campground in the beautiful Lamington National Park.

Why Lamington National Park | Gold Coast Hinterland is special


Lamington National Park is an oasis of lush rainforests, ancient trees, spectacular views, extensive walking tracks, exceptional ecological importance and natural beauty. Add all these things together and you have an outstanding area of significance to all those that know it and visit it. Once visited, you will be back. It has that effect on you!

Eco-friendly safari tents a new drawcard for Lamington National Park visitors

News just out today has announced that the Green Mountains Campground is getting a facelift with the addition of sustainable safari tents. These will be a fantastic drawcard for families looking to go camping, possibly for the first time without having to invest in all the camping equipment so they can ‘give it a go!’

Green Mountains Campground is in the world heritage-listed (in 1994) Lamington National Park and the new safari tents will be a major drawcard for visitors to the Gold Coast hinterland looking for a unique experience.

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat will revitalise the Green Mountains campground

Green Mountains campground is getting a complete facelift to enhance visitor experience. Fifteen safari tents will be constructed from the middle of 2017 on the site.

Upgrade to Facilities at Green Mountains Campground


  • New tent and RV sites
  • 20 powered camp sites for those who prefer to pitch a tent or use a campervan
  • improved undercover common area
  • equipped kitchen
  • share tables
  • communal fire pit
  • new bathrooms will also be installed with flushing toilets
  • an existing shower block upgrade
  • a community hall ideal for schools, community groups and rangers to use for research and education.

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is a perfect place for families to holiday in Queensland.  Surrounded by Lamington National Park the improved eco-friendly camping hub at Green Mountains will be a big hit and appeal to a range of budgets.

Safari tents for families on a budget

With safari tents, just about anyone can give camping a go! Safari tents are a great option for families wanting to try camping but without the hassle and expense of purchasing all the necessary equipment.

The semi-permanent tents will include a double bed and bunks and we will be using eco-smart materials to help cope with the humidity and rainfall.

Find out more about Lamington National Park here

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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