(Main image is of Noosa Everglades in Noosa)
Unique accommodations for a one-of-a-kind nature experience
Glamping in one of Queensland’s best vineyard – Sirromet Winery
Located at Mount Cotton 30 minutes from Brisbane or Gold Coast
If you enjoy a tipple or two, then Sirromet Winery will be perfect for you. The finest quality of wines can be sampled directly from Sirromet’s Cellar Door, and there are behind-the-scene tours which will give you a fuller appreciation of the Granite Belt’s most famous drops. The same philosophy Sirromet have in pursuit of winemaking excellence extends to the onsite restaurants, where you’ll find the freshest local and regional produce prepared by Executive Mathew Fulford.
We recommend a night on site at Sanctuary by Sirromet in a tranquil bushland setting, which houses the tented pavilions that offer elegant comfort and style. Escape the everyday with your loved one and connect with nature. You’ll also be in for a culinary treat - head to Tuscan Terrace for a relaxed alfresco food experience surrounded by the rolling hills of the well-manicured Sirromet grounds, or indulge in some fine dining cuisine at Restaurant Lurleen’s.
Stay in Lamington National Park with O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat
A 2-hour scenic drive south of Brisbane or 1.5-hour south west of the Gold Coast
Immerse yourself in World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, surrounded by 20,000 hectares of sub-tropical rainforest at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Villa precinct. Perched unobtrusively into the sloping landscape are 48 architecturally designed self-contained villas with stunning mountain views. This is a perfect accommodation for couples or small groups of friends and families seeking a soothing nature escape. Activities include guided bird walks, hiking, Segway tours, the famed Tree Top Walk and 4WD tour.
A luxurious hike and stay with Scenic Rim Trail by Spicers
A 1.5-hour scenic drive from Brisbane
Explore rarely seen parts of Queensland in relaxed luxury. Walk along the Great Dividing Range, through World Heritage-Listed Gondwana Rainforest and see native fauna and flora in all its glory. The jewel of Spicers Retreat’s nature-based eco offerings is the 50km Scenic Rim Trail, the only Queensland Great Walk of Australia and it is easily accessible from Brisbane. The walking season is from March to November and for those who loves an active holiday surrounded by incredible beauty and nature, try out the Scenic Rim Trail 2 & 3 Day Walks.
Explore one of the only two world’s Everglades with Habitat Noosa
2-hour drive north of Brisbane; 25 minutes north of Noosa
Located on the shores of Lake Cootharaba, Habitat Noosa is Queensland’s most exciting eco-tourism product. This much-loved camping ground on 65 acres of natural bushland provide onsite cabin, camping, motorhome and glamping accommodation. With a sizable population of kangaroos bouncing through the area, you are likely to encounter some roos during your stay.
Jump on one of the Noosa Everglades tours (choose a river cruise or kayak) which depart daily from Habitat Noosa. The Noosa Everglades is an impossibly beautiful network of pristine waterways and wetlands. Lined by scented tea tree forests and floating lily pads, the region is nicknamed “rivers of mirrors” for its insanely clear and calm waters that cast a perfect reflection of the trees and sky.
Set foot on the world’s largest sand island – Fraser Island with a stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort
Hervey Bay is a 3.5-hour drive north of Brisbane; and Fraser Island is a 50 minutes ferry ride away
Say hello to the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island! This World Heritage listed island is the only place in the world where rainforest grows on sand dunes. It also has half the world’s perched lakes (lakes that formed when depressions in dunes fill permanently with rainwater). Fraser Island is home to the purest strain of dingoes remaining in eastern Australia, and one of the best places to see baby humpback whales and their mothers (August-October). Going on a 4WD along its famous 75-mile beach is an experience not to be missed.
Kingfisher Bay Resort is the premiere eco accommodation on Fraser Island. Guests will relish an immersive, nature-based retreat offering bush tucker-inspired fine dining experiences and breathtaking sunsets along the western beach.
Glamping on the Great Barrier Reef
Nothing quite compares with Reefsleep, a two-day/one-night encounter in the beautiful Whitsundays, for an intimate once-in-a-lifetime Great Barrier Reef sleepover opportunity! For more information on sleeping overnight on the Great Barrier Reef, click here.
For more information on Queensland’s accommodation, visit Queensland.com