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Soon You Could Be Sleeping In Suspended Tents In The Gold Coast Hinterland

By Brooke Darling
23rd Jun 2017

camping on the gold coast

If you’re an outdoorsy nature lover like us, you can imagine our delight when learning about an intriguing eco-tourism project that’s proposed within Lamington National Park. 

After almost a decade of planning, hinterland institution, O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat is slowly unveiling grand plans to redevelop the existing Green Mountain camping site on an adjacent property. 

We’re told to expect a series of permanent tents with camp beds, improved cooking facilities and communal fire pit and—what we’re bloody excited to try for ourselves—suspended Tentsile tents tied among the trees that’ll have you sleeping clear of the critters on the forest floor. Sounds fun, amirite?! 

If getting amongst nature is totally your scene, though you haven’t quite committed to investing in all the gear, your rainforest camping dreams may be fulfilled as early as Christmas. Fingers crossed this one gets the final green light from government soon and three cheers for O’Reillys for their persistence! 

Can't wait that long? Here are eight awesome Gold Coast camping spots that even a newbie can conquer. 

Image credit: Joshua Harrison for Tentsile Australia  

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