12 Country Getaways
Sneaking off for a cosy weekend or mid-week break is the perfect way to welcome winter!
It’s the season for crackling fires, brisk country walks, national parks, wine tasting at the cellar door and taking your time to enjoy hearty meals at local restaurants. Savour the snuggle season at one of our 12 cosy country getaways…but be quick, the secret’s out!
Cloudlake Mountain Retreat
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37 Tessman Rd, Ravensbourne 4352
You’ll wake to birdsong, crisp mountain air and early morning mist surrounding your lakeside cottage. The day could hold exploring farm gates, cellar doors, local cafes and national parks of the High Country Hamlets or simply staying put with a good book on the deck, paddling the canoe and walking in the architect-designed gardens, rainforest or vineyard.
218 Peterson Dr, Coolabunia 4610
Set high on the hill on a working cattle property near Kingaroy, this country getaway is great for couples or groups – and they’re dog-friendly too! Enjoy tranquil views across farmland to the Bunya Mountains, long easy walks on the property, birdwatching and magical evenings around a roaring fire or stargazing at the clear winter night skies.
1a Torrisi Tce, Stanthorpe 4380
Promises traditional bed and breakfast hospitality - warm and welcoming hosts, sumptuous homemade breakfast each morning and all of the comforts of an elegant sandstone home. Only five minutes’ drive to the centre of Stanthorpe, it’s the perfect base for exploring wineries, local eateries and food experiences, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery and national parks.
297 Birt Rd, Kingaroy 4610
Enjoy glorious vistas across 57 acres to the beautiful Booie Range. Each cottage offers a double spa bath and a wood fire and each has its own historic charm - from a converted dairy and a worker’s cottage to a historic church (circa 1912). A stay here is good for the soul.
Granite Gardens Cottages & Lake Retreat
Granite Gardens Cottages and Lake Retreat
90 Nicholson Rd, Thorndale 4380
Set on acres of beautiful gardens, this is just the place to recharge and unwind. Close to the wineries, cellar doors, food providores and restaurants of the Granite Belt wine trail and the serenity of Girraween and Sundown National Parks, it offers couples a sanctuary to reconnect and destress. Book the pet-friendly cabin and bring your pooch!
Mulanah Gardens Bed and Breakfast
736 Deep Creek Rd, Benair 4610
Just a stone’s throw from Kingaroy, it’s an idyllic retreat offering just two cottages nestled in well-sculpted gardens on peaceful rural land. A true couples indulgence – enjoy cosy wood fires, country views from the spa, hearty farm breakfast baskets and starry night skies.
712 Rockmont Rd, Preston 4352
Just south of Toowoomba, this place promises the ultimate seclusion and tranquillity. The self-contained chalets are nestled on a ridge of the Great Dividing Range, amongst gum trees and rocky outcrops, with spectacular valley and mountain views - the perfect spot to relax and unwind.
7 Evelyn St, Kingaroy 4610
A budget-friendly cosy getaway and just the spot if you’re keen to play a round of golf on a country course, star gaze at Kingaroy Observatory and linger over Devonshire Tea at pretty Pottique Lavender Farm.
38 Mungall Ln, Ballandean 4382
Found on the picturesque Severn River, this is a tranquil getaway for couples or the perfect base for groups to explore the wineries and walks of the Granite Belt. Opt for complete privacy and seclusion for two with a stay in the bush cabin nestled amid granite bouders, or book Terata farm house - a spacious retreat which sleeps 3 couples, ideal for travelling with family and friends.
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7 Old Taabinga Rd, Kingaroy 4610
This working cattle property and Heritage-listed home near Kingaroy offers historic self-contained cottages great for couples, families or groups of friends. The perfect base for a winter recharge, you can birdwatch, walk on the property or get involved in farm activities, fish or picnic at nearby Lake Barambah, explore the local wine trail or the walks and wildlife of the Bunya Mountains.
Accommodation Creek Cottages
Accommodation Creek Cottages
123 Sundown Rd, Ballandean 4382
Wood fires, complimentary port and chocolates, verandahs just made for relaxing - a few days here in a comfortable cottage amid towering gums with views over a peaceful dam and the blue peaks of the Girraween and Sundown National Parks is just the winter wind-down.
Apple Blossom Cottage
Apple Blosson Cottage
14 O'Mara Tce, Stanthorpe 4380
Book a long-weekend with your partner or getaway with a group of friends to this classic self-contained 3-bedroom Queenslander cottage within a few minutes’ walk of Stanthorpe’s restaurants, cafes, regional art gallery and pretty Quart Pot Creek. Relax in front of the wood fire in winter, read on the verandah, join a guided winery tour or set off for a walk in nearby Girraween National Park.
For more inspiration on where to explore across Southern Queensland Country, check out our handy guide or head to our blog.