O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat


O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat


Lamington National Park, QLD



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The Tomkins family was responsible for the very first construction at this Internationally significant Resort situated in the World Heritage Lamington National Park. From early 1950 and working with the O”Reilly family renovations and extensions of the original buildings for new dining facilities and installation of Septic systems and the like, with the new structures worked with axe, adze and crosscut saws to “site mill” the new timber to re-create the skills of the Pioneer builders. These timbers beams, rafters, posts, and wall sheets are all still on display in the original buildings at the resort.

Vince Tomkins and his team were involved in the restoration of the gravesites at the crash site in conjunction with the O’Reilly’s as well as the construction of the Memorial Monument at the guesthouse. The Tomkins personnel have also brought a raft of quality Hotel & Resort experience into the company with their own involvement and management of the following projects;

– Sheraton NOOSA Resort
– Hyatt Regency COOLUM
– Racecourse Road ASCOT
– Outrigger Resort COOLANGATTA
– Turtle Beach Resort MERMAID BEACH
– Beach Club Resort PORT DOUGLAS
– Coconut Grove PORT DOUGLAS
– Pre-Planning Southpoint SOUTHBANK
– Sabaya Resort PORT DOUGLAS
– Hotel Refurbishments – Hilton, Oaks Calypso, Oaks Hyde Park

Tomkins will continue to seek opportunities in this sector and deliver high-quality30ervice.


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