O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard – family review
O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard is a surprisingly family-friendly destination either for a day trip picnic or as a stop off on your way to the gorgeous O’reilly’s Mountain Resort.
Picture this: you’re sitting under a silky oak tree by a bubbling brook with a gourmet picnic hamper while sipping on “picnic bubbles”, purchased from the on-site vineyard’s cellar door. Your giggling children are racing paper sail boats in the water and feeding the turtles and fish that regularly surface, hungry for your picnic crumbs.
A kid-friendly vineyard
Nestled in the Gold Coast hinterland, this picturesque venue boasts a historic homestead which has been converted into an award winning restaurant and winery, overlooking a stunning vineyard.
Ordinarily, fine dining, wine tasting and wriggly children don’t mix. But at Canungra Valley Vineyards, you can enjoy the fine food in the form of a picnic hamper in the great outdoors, with plenty of room for your little ones to run around.
Canungra Valley Vineyards offers a choice of a picnic hamper or a BBQ hamper which you can cook on the gas barbeques provided. Everything you need – from cutlery and napkins to the picnic rug is provided.
Fine dining in the great outdoors
The picnic hampers begin at $55 for two people and include assorted deli meats, smoked salmon, marinated vegetables and salads, cheese with crackers, fresh baked bread and home-made chutney. Dessert is a scoop of ice cream in a waffle cone.
Children’s picnic hampers are an additional $8.50 per child and consist of ham, cheese, bread and a garden salad with their choice of ice cream for dessert.
The BBQ hampers are $60 for two people and include steak, sausages, chicken, onions, marinated vegetables and salads, cheese with crackers, fresh baked breads and home-made chutney. Again, dessert is a scoop of ice cream in a waffle cone.
The children’s BBQ packs can be added at a cost of $8.50 per child. These include sausages, salad and bread with ice cream for dessert.
Something for parents and kids
Water is provided At O’Reilly’s Cunungra Valley Vineyards but any other drinks – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic will need to be purchased. Complimentary wine tasting is included for the adults, but remember to drink responsibly and designate a driver. Also, ensure that an adult is supervising your children outside while you take part in the wine tasting. Great tasting coffee is also on hand to ensure a spritely drive home.
Just outside the cellar door, you will find a big bucket of outdoor toys for children to borrow – such as totem tennis, cricket sets and footballs.
Please remember that there is no BYO food or beverages allowed on the property. Also, picnic and BBQ hampers must be pre-booked and are available daily between 10am and 3.30pm.
If you’ve got a birthday, anniversary or special occasion to celebrate, this may just be the perfect location.
For bookings and more information, visit Canungra Valley Vineyards. The vineyard is located at 852 Lamington National Park Rd, Canungra.