Are you in need of a break and looking for a weekend getaway? Look no further! We’ve put together a list of staycation ideas within driving distance from Brisbane for you to explore. Whether you’re a nature lover, a wine connoisseur, or appreciate the finer things in life, there’s something for everyone.

Country Charm in Spicers Hidden Vale

With its sprawling 12,000 acres of native bushland, elegant guest rooms and enticing modern restaurants, Hidden Vale is where sophisticated style affectionately embraces country charm. The restored colonial cottages, farmhouse atmosphere and warm welcomes are all reminiscent of a bygone era, when there was always time to relax and unwind. From private picnics, cheese and wine tasting classes, campfires and stargazing to extended 4WD tours or guided hikes, there’s so much to do in Hidden Vale to make your stay extra special. Click here for more info.

Unique Mt Nebo Railway Carriage

The property dates back many years ago. It wasn’t until 1977 the acreage, with all but a chimney and a few mere trees, was bought by loving couple Rosemary and Lou. The QR Carriage No. CLV1077 built at Ipswich Railway Workshops circa early 1920s, was bought by the train enthusiast Lou in the 1980s. Lou and Rosemary then set about restoring this carriage to its former glory, to in time, turn it into a railway carriage accommodation with an old-world charm. Today, the Mt Nebo Railway Carriage offer a well-groomed vintage experience in the gardens of Roselou Cottage, a scenic 45 minute drive from Brisbane City. Entwined in six acres of picturesque property, a peering wander through the gardens is encouraged. A picnic mat, book and glass of your favourite beverage goes a long way. What a perfect getaway for couples wanting to get a way from distractions to get to know each other. Click here for more info.

Lake Views at Wander, The Overflow 1895

The Overflow showcases unsurpassed rural beauty in Queensland’s Scenic Rim with a new world winery and a handcrafted homestead built in 1899, set on the calming shores of Lake Wyaralong. Choose from five secluded WanderPods which look over Lake Wyaralong and 4000 acres of bushland, named after the stunning mountains that surround The Overflow 1895. Less than 1.5hrs from Brisbane or Coolangatta Airports, the Scenic Rim is only a short drive to feel a world away. Click here for more info.

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Luxury Stay at Barrel View

Have you ever imagined experiencing a romantic escape in a giant, luxuriously appointed wine barrel? If you’re looking for staycation ideas that are unique, that’s exactly what Barrel View offers! With sweeping 180 degree views over Girraween and Sundown National Parks, Barrel View Luxury Cabins is a place like no other, in the heart of Queensland’s Wine Country, Ballandean on the beautiful Granite Belt. Guest experiences including seamless check-in, in-room luxuries and the exclusive guest portal for your ultimate stay. After your day of exploring the region’s vineyards, attractions and National Parks, retreat to the luxury of your private accommodation and enjoy the panoramic sunset from your private deck as you unwind from your day’s adventures. Click here for more info.

Pure Glamping at Lake Wivenhoe

Pure Glamping at Lake Wivenhoe is the ideal getaway for those looking to retreat. From couples to families, their glamping experiences are a step into the outdoors, without the need to set up, pack-down; simply arrive and enjoy it. Pure Glamping is nestled on the shore of Lake Wivenhoe, just 90 minutes north-west of Brisbane. It’s a great place for canoeing, kayaking, and rowing. There is a small beach area to get your feet wet, as well as lots of grassy areas to run around, kick a football or lay out a picnic blanket. Enjoy access to the multi-use trails for walking, hiking, running, mountain biking, and horse riding. For swimming enthusiasts, Logan’s Inlet is the designated swimming area; an ideal spot for taking a dip, scuba diving, or snorkelling. Click here for more info.

Gleneden Family Farm Experience

Owned and run by 4th & 5th generation farmers, Gleneden Family Farm is your local, organic, regenerative, picturesque, welcoming, family-friendly connection to the countryside. Located just 90 minutes from Brisbane in the eastern Darling Downs, Gleneden produces traditional, organic pastured pork, pasture-fed lamb and beef, and offers fun and educational farm tours, workshops, bush camping sites and interactive Australian pioneer heritage displays. This suits the easy-going couple who aren’t fussed about getting their hands dirty and becoming one with nature. Click here for more info.

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