If you’re in need of a holiday during the winter season, check out these cold weather escapes located right here in Queensland.
It’s getting cold out there, but we’ve got you covered.
Whether you’re looking for a family friendly retreat or a lover’s getaway, here are some Queensland holiday spots that will keep you warm and entertained.
Solothurn Rural Resort
Solothurn Rural Resort offers the perfect family friendly winter holiday escape, putting you in touch with the breath taking views of the Blackall Ranges. It’s set on a 330 acre farm amidst the rainforests of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland at Maleny and offers 1 to 3 bedroom cottages all with cosy fireplaces.
There is heaps there for the kids to do too including cow milking, chicken feeding, tractor / hay rides and more. They’ll also have fun discovering tumbling waterfalls, refreshing natural rock ponds and tropical rainforests.
Solothurn Rural Resot is located at 366 Reesville Road, Reesville.
Cobb ‘n’ Co Cabins
Hidden away amongst 250 acres of scenic natural bushland in Queensland’s Granite Belt, is Cobb ‘n’ Co Cabins consisting of four cosy holiday cottages.
Sleeping between 6 and 10 people, the cabins are ideal for large groups of friends or families to spend some quality time together away from it all.
Winter here, offers the pleasures of snuggling up in front of a wood burning fireplace as well as the opportunity to enjoy time with your family around an open fire.
Cobb ‘n’ Co Cabins are located along Bradley Lane in Stanthorpe, only two and a half hours’ drive from Brisbane.
Bunyip Springs Farmstay
You’ll feel like you’re back in 1926 at Bunyip Springs Farmstay, especially if you’re in their old style cottage. Their cottage style accommodation features an iron cast wood heater in the lounge room and wood stove in the kitchen perfect for staying indoors during the chilly winter nights.
The kids will be happy here too, with heaps of farm activities to do and farm animals to look after. They’ll never want to leave!
Bunyip Springs Farmstay is located at 503 Maidenwell-Bunya Mountain Road, Maidenwell.
Ketchups Bank Glamping
Ketchups Bank Glamping Couples Retreat located in Cannon Creek, Boonah is a retreat taking glamping to a whole new level. Set on 100 acres of beautiful bushland, it offers the glamour of luxury accommodation with the romance of camping under the stars and incredible mountain views. Spend the night toasting marshmallows and warming up right by your own private camp fire.
Ketchups Bank Glamping Couples Retreat is just 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and only 15 minutes from the country town of Boonah, with great wineries and restaurants.
Jacaranda Cottage is a lovers retreat, perfect for a winter getaway. It’s set in the picturesque tropical countryside of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and comes with a cosy fire for chilly nights and an exotic hot-tub jacuzzi-spa .
In this pink cottage, you’ll see true turn-of-the-century history including patchwork quilts, old-fashioned very-comfy brass-bed with feather-doona, pioneer memorabilia and Australian collectables.
Jacaranda Cottage is located at 166 Schultz Road, Maleny.
Witches Falls Cottages
Witches Falls Cottages in North Tamborine, provides an idyllic winter escape, with intimate adults-only accommodation just a short way from the village.
Each cottage has polished wooden floors, heating, fireplace, kitchenette and private veranda and, the bathroom has a double spa bath where you can both relax with a glass of bubbly.
The ultimate pampering here is a couples’ massage by visiting therapists from Ripple Massage using heated seashells smothered in scented oils. Other massage options include hot stone, Russian deep tissue, Vietnamese four hands and the indulgent chocolate massage.
Witches Falls Cottages is located on the corner of Main Western Road and Hartley Road, North Tamborine.
Locations with hot tubs or spas
The Mouses House Rainforest Retreat
With 12 unique chalets all with names like ‘Dopey’, ‘Sleepy’, ‘Doc’ and ‘Wicked Witch’ at Mouses House Rainforest Retreat , you’ll really feel like your in a fairy tale.
A little more upmarket from the one we know from Wizard of OZ, ‘Wicked Witch’ has its own private hot tub that overlooks a rainforest stream. Absolutely gorgeous!
Mouses House Rainforest Retreat is located at 2807 Springbrook Road, Springbrook
The Escarpment Retreat
Located in beautiful Mt Tamborine, Escarpment Retreat’s luxurious villas offer a private balcony overlooking the beautiful rainforest, a sunken lounge room with a wood fire place and a decadent double spa bath.
Bubble your troubles away together, relax and enjoy the perks of winter in the rainforest.
The Escarpment Retreat is located at 123 Alpine Terrace, Mt Tamborine.
Alure Boutique Villas
In the heart of Granite Belt Wine Country is Alure Boutique Villas with an eco-fireplace and reverse air conditioning, complete with an ensuite and hot tub. Here, you can relax your troubles away in peace and quiet.
Alure is located at 280 Mt Tully Road, Stanthorpe.
Spicers Peak Lodge
Maryvale turns up the heat at Spicers Peak Lodge. The spa suites have massive open fireplaces and they even build the fire for you.
Relax in the marble bathrooms or check out the view from the veranda, this is the Scenic Rim after all.
Spicers Peak Lodge is located at Wilkinsons Road, Maryvale.
Spring Creek Cottages
Nestled into the side of Spring Creek Mountain are Spring Creek Cottages designed to capture the breathtaking, uninterrupted views of the Condamine Gorge, Wilson’s Peak and the Border Ranges.
Here you can enjoy lazing around in front of the wood-heater while taking in the mountain views. Sounds cosy!
Spring Creek Cottages are located just past Carr’s Lookout near Killarney.
Secrets on the Lake
Perched on the side of Lake Baroon (just outside Montville) Secrets on the Lake takes the cute and cozy idea to the max. Each tree house has a different name and personality, but if you can, choose ‘Secrets’.
The walk along the hand-carved elevated walkway to get to your room and the fireplace that hangs from the ceiling make this place seem like a fairytale.
Secrets on the Lake is located at 207 Narrows Road, Montville.
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Where are you heading this winter?