As far as names go, this one’s very accurate. This spectacular lost world is only a short drive south of Beaudesert, but feels like it’s a world away.
Overlooked by the dramatic razorback mountain and Lamington plateau, the valleys of the Lost World are a mix of mystical tangled forests, lush green pastures, wild rivers, pristine rock pools and off-the-track surprises.
There are no crowds, theme parks, shops or restaurants. Instead you’ll find quiet secluded spaces to relax in nature, to let children run free and to walk alone in untamed Australian rainforest wilderness. Book ahead and try horse riding or four-wheeldriving. milk a cow at Tommerup’s dairy, or learn to cook with wild foraged foods at the Wild Lime Cooking School.
When you stay in the lost world you can access privately-owned walking tracks and crystal-clear rock pools for fishing, swimming and picnics. Choose to overnight in one of the lost world’s charming farmhouses, cosy cabins, creek-side campgrounds, or a historic homestead, where you can also learn to crack a stock-whip and throw a boomerang.
Christmas creek offers visitors a relaxing, back-to-nature experience. If it’s total tranquility you’re after, book into one of the luxury, five-star safari tents at nightfall camp. It’s been rated among Australia’s leading glamping experiences.