335 acres of undulating rainforest and eucalyptus forest bordering the Condamine River within the Cambanoora Gorge. 4WD access required.

We prefer campers to have their own amenities and leave no trace, however, I am building a toilet block. if you do not have your own (please BYO toilet paper). Dog friendly.

I welcome people to visit my art studio by donation. I’ve been sculpting for over 25 years specialising in extinct animals including taxidermy of some of Australia’s rarest marsupials.

Camps have 500m of river frontage (access through the gate or fence) flanked by beautiful hoop pine trees and river oaks.

We prefer campers to have their own amenities and leave no trace. Toilets facilities will are under construction.

Aloomba Lavenda

Accommodation on the Farm

Your hosts are Peter and Tere Bonner who like to treat their guests as they would their own friends. The farm is part of a 4,000 acre cattle property, so as it is a working farm, there are some associated activities and Peter is happy to talk cattle and machinery or football and cricket, while Tere would prefer to discuss craft and books. The area is quiet, tranquil and serene – only the sound of the birds…

  • Accommodation is attached to the house as normal bedrooms, and has a private sitting room with tea & coffee facilities.
  • All beds have continental quilts and electric blankets.
  • Each room has a ceiling fan.
  • The rooms are heated in winter.
  • The double rooms have doors to the exterior.
  • The rooms are disabled person friendly and are modern and clean.
  • If necessary due to dietary problems or specific cookery needs the guests are welcome to use the kitchen.
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Arborlee Rainforest Retreat

is an affordable rainforest sanctuary situated high in the Border Ranges overlooking the Condamine River Gorge. It is 2.5 to 3 hours drive from Brisbane. The drive covers some very scenic country. The closest town is Killarney 25mins and Warwick 40mins. The small settlement of Mt. Colliery is 7 kilometres down the mountain.

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Special Features:

The special features of Arborlee are birds, frogs, plants, fungi and other wildlife of the rainforest setting, the peaceful atmosphere, retreat context without other tourists, guided walks and scenic views. The setting is perfect for the bird watcher, amateur botanist, artist and photographer. We share this sanctuary with Australia’s rare Albert’s Lyrebird and many other uncommon birds. See the Bird, Frog and Plant lists.

Guest Unit:

The Guest Unit opens through French doors onto a verandah and views to the rainforest. The unit is self contained with two burner gas stove, bar frig, sink, cooking utensils, ensuite, a king bed or two long singles, linen and blankets provided and made ready for your first night. The phone is available.

We will usually be at home on the other side of the house and are available as needed. We will offer you space and privacy or you are welcome to join us for drinks on the verandah. Guided walks can be arranged around the property.

We are familiar with the local and district sites and drives and are only to happy to help you plan your visit to the area. Pets are not allowed at Arborlee.


Summer 20deg – 28deg (cooler than surrounding area). Winter 0deg –20 deg. We occasionally get a light frost but the days are warm. When wet we often become surrounded by mist. It is definitely cooler than Brisbane and jumpers and coats need to be thrown in even in summer.


With retirement around the corner we bought 42 ha of rainforest. We have now protected this area under a Nature Refuge Conservation Agreement. The house is built on a terrace, an area that was partly cleared prior to our buying the land. The area was used for timber getting since late 19th century and snigging tracks, wire rope and large old stumps are some of the remaining signs of this.



Adjinbilly Rainforest Retreat

Adjinbilly is a nature refuge based in a secluded rainforest gorge surrounding a beautiful cascading creek with myriads of rainforest birds and creatures.

To reach Adjinbilly you cross through the Condamine River a number of times, requiring a 4WD or high clearance vehicle. If your vehicle does not suit, guests love the experience of our courtesy 25 minute pick-up drive from Killarney through the gorge.

We have three comfortable self-contained cabins with campfires and plenty of outdoor places to enjoy your natural surroundings and immerse yourself in the rainforest ambience.

‘Adjinbilly’ means ‘place of constant water’. The sound of water cascading in the rainforest permeates your entire experience at Adjinbilly.

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All power is generated by solar and hydro systems and is 12volt – something really different!

What helps makes us so unique is not only the privacy and seclusion but also that life here is very simple, allowing us to live to the rhythm of nature. We are free of mobile phone service and most of the technological distractions of the modern world.

The cabins are very comfortable, yet you never lose the feeling of being in touch with nature. The LED lighting creates a special ambience within the rainforest.


Adjinbilly is the perfect place to experience deep rest. Guests are often amazed how late they sleep in here. The sun rises late over the steep mountains and cliffs of the gorge and the rainforest ambience is very restful. You can also relax in the hammocks over the creek or just spend time in any of many beautiful reflective spots in the rainforest and along the creek. At night the campfires are a very popular way to relax and unwind.


Adjinbilly was logged some 60 years ago and as a result there are several logging tracks and trails through the rainforest. You can enjoy the beautiful rainforest environment along the tracks with frequent spots along the ‘Circuit Track’ where you can rest and enjoy the cascades. Get close and personal with the huge strangler figs on the ‘Big Trees Track’ or the deep green of the ‘Moss Track’. You can also walk through Cambanoora Gorge and enjoy the many river crossings with rapids and rock pools.We also take guided walks at night to the spectacular glow worms and also afternoon excursions to observe the platypus in the wild.


We recommend you bring strong insect repellent and spray your boots, socks and lower jeans thoroughly to help prevent ticks and leeches from gettng on to you.

Bring long pants (jeans) for the walks, particularly the platypus excursion as protection from stinging nettles and other scratchy plants, warm clothes for the cool evenings, a good torch each for the glow worm walk, and good closed walking shoes for good grip on the rocks near the creek. *Thongs and sandals are not suitable for walking around the rainforest.


Adjinbilly is a declared Nature Refuge and all fauna and flora are legally protected under the Conservation Act.

The birdlife is a feature of your day here. Early in the morning the bird orchestra begins. Adjinbilly is set within a bellbird colony and they are joined by many others, including Albert’s Lyrebirds, whipbirds, cat birds, and bower birds to name a few. Identifying and photographing birdlife is a great pastime here.

Many rainforest creatures are very shy and seen only if you are very quiet and patient.  See photos and Read More (below) about the wildlife at Adjinbilly


There is a gas stove with oven, grill and stove top for cooking indoors and a gas BBQ for cooking outdoors under cover on the balcony. You can also cook at one of the two campfire areas or the wood fired BBQ.


There is a booklet in each cabin which contains essential information on settling in and making the most of your experience here.

Make sure you read through the cabin booklet as soon as you arrive.