The Lost World Valley is very aptly named as it is an area of lush forestry, sprawling tangled trees and distanced from the hordes of people that populate urban living. A peaceful world, that encourages only those visitors who enjoy nature to its full. It is easy to reach, as it is only a short drive from either Brisbane or the hub of the Gold Coast. This is a region to relax and explore rugged mountainous areas, flowing streams, or wilderness. It is set among the foothills of Lamington National Park and you can spend your days on horseback, walking, fishing, or quietly bird watching the magnificent birdlife. You can picnic in a quiet spot or cool off with a dip into the Albert River, spend time leisurely at Christmas Creek or explore Kerry Valley which is not far away..
The Lost World Valley offers accommodation to suit all pockets and preferences.
Eighteen Mile Cottage
Stay in this 1920’s two bedroom cottage alongside the Albert River where a pathway leads to the river for swimming or fishing. If you are lucky you will even see a platypus or a turtle. The cottage is self-catering with a well equipped kitchen and the surroundings are beautiful and peaceful.
Cedar Glen Farmstay
With a backdrop of a magnificent mountain outlook this Aussie Farmstay offers either a self-catering or fully catered stay in four farmhouses built in a bygone era. With over 1000 acres to spend time relaxing or participating in milking cows, collecting eggs, feeding animals, or horse riding. Alternatively, go on a picnic lunch or 4 wheel drive tour, or go boomerang throwing, bushwalking bird watching or having a dip in the river.
Set in a tranquil atmosphere, Worendo offer cosy cottages for couples or farmhouses for larger families filled with luxurious amenities for those visitors looking for a farm stay getaway.
Things to do in the Lost World Valley
Set off to explore the wonders of the wilderness is what makes the region a special place to visit. Find spots to sit and ponder as you take in the forest sounds or go for a swim in the clear water of the rivers and natural pools. Go horse riding, bird watching, or else for an alternative experience take part in a cooking class at Wild Lime Cooking School. Learn the art of expanding on your cooking skills with new ingredient combinations in a two- hour cooking class. Stroll through the exquisite extensive garden at Garden Hill in the Lost World, equipped with many heritage plants and sonorous birdlife.
The Lost World Valley supports a multitude of fauna such as inquisitive wallabies and smaller creatures like possums, platypus, and echidna. Birds full of exotic coloured feathers, frogs and reptiles, all who have made the Lost Valley their home. The denseness of the rainforest and the sweet aromas from shrubs and herbs together with flowering trees make this a very special region to visit. On your explorations, you also find tamarind, macadamia nuts, plums, watercress, wild limes, lemon myrtle and much more, making the Lost World Valley a unique region to visit.