New Farm Park, Brisbane

Monday, February 27, 2012

O'REILLY'S PLATEAU

A week ago we had a Swiss backpacker staying with us and we took her for a drive into the mountains to O'Reilly's Plateau.
 It is a narrow, windy road through spectacular scenery and it disappears into.........


...beautiful lush rainforest.

While we were there we went for a tree top walk on an old swinging tree top bridge.



The ferns were beautiful.

The tiny mushroom fungi were so delicate.

The vines tempted you to do a Tarzan and Jane act.

After the tree walk we meandered through the forest on a boardwalk. Backpacker Silvana and Bill.

She didn't like our big spiders.


But the parrots were pretty and flew out of the forest for a feed.



22 comments:

  1. That looks like SO MUCH FUN! She is going to have some super memories from her stay with you.

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  2. Diane, this looks like my kind of place. I love the rainforest, swinging bridge and the beautiful birds. Awesome photos.

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  3. I visited O'Reilly's late last year and I loved the views, the walks, the trees, and especially those birds.
    I also liked the story of how it was found. A plane crashed here and a rescuer discovered this bush.
    Thanks for reminding me how beautiful it is with such superb photos.

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  4. The tree top walk sounds fabulous. I don't think I would be overly fond of the big spiders, either.

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  5. Wow---I'd love that tree top walk. What a gorgeous place!!!! I know that your friend loved seeing all of that beauty.

    It's nice to have company sometimes --just to make us visit places like this... Loved it!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. So lush and just gorgeous, would love to take this walk. So nice for your backpacking friend to experience and loved the video. Thanks Diane.

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  7. What a wonderful way for your backpacker guest to see some of our beautiful country..... It looks gorgeous and lush.

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  8. I would have been a bit squeamish around those spiders too. But the parrots, I LOVE!!! We had a pet parrot when I was a girl.

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  9. A jungle paradise!
    We had vines growing around trees when I was young and we used to cut them off and swing on them until they broke. It's a wonder we didn't break an arm or leg.
    The parrots are beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful place so interesting I bert your visitor had a lot of great memories to take home with her.

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  11. That is such a beautiful place, I would love to do the tree top walk. Your house guest will have some great memories of her visit.

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  12. A beaut spot to sightsee - love the tree top walk.

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  13. Looks beautiful, but also hot and muggy. Tree top walks are great. Our recent visitors from England were terrified of our spiders. At a cafe they spied a smallish one a couple of metres away and they wanted to move. We didn't but they kept a close eye on him/her. Oh god, it has moved closer(about one centimetre).

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  14. before I got to the YOU JANE shot, I saw that vine and thought Tarzan. a wonderful hike, and i would love it.

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  15. So beautiful and vibrant pics.

    Love your blog.Following it.care to follow back?

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  16. That all looks so beautiful!

    Then again, today I *did* have lunch outside on the balcony with a friend. We both wore t-shirts due to the balmy, 9C sunshine!

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  17. What a beautiful wood, it must smell good in there ! Tomorrow I am off to the South of France and I'll blog from there.

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  18. Lovely post with the beautiful birds.

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  19. I like these boardwalks and bridges.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  20. O'Reilly's is a wonderful place to spend a day or a week. There is so much to see, photograph, or just to enjoy. Very nice photos, love the tree with the tiny fungi.

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  21. I love that -- a treetop walk! Some of the vines and greenery remind me a bit of here, but then we get to the wonderful parrots and I know I'm not in Florida any more. Wonderful walk!

    (I'm glad to be back).

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  22. O'Rielly's is such a remarkable place to visit! The tree top walkways were such a fantastic idea with wonderful views.

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