The Most Secluded Retreats You Can Book in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Here, you'll find cosy couples' cabins, treehouse hideaways and stunning rural retreats.
We'll all be vacationing a little closer to home for the foreseeable future, but that needn't mean settling for unimaginative getaways. Australia has its own collection of holiday paradises, stunning sights and supreme vacation vibes without the long-haul flight — including the lush hinterland region of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, sitting around 90 minutes north of Brisbane.
Here, you'll find cosy couples' cabins, treehouse hideaways and stunning rural retreats, all perfectly located to the area's famed nature walks, hinterland villages and sandy beaches.
We've done the hard work for you and pulled together a list of the most stunning Sunshine Coast hinterland stays you can book right now. Pick a winner, pack your bags and get ready to recharge those batteries with a blissed-out rainforest retreat.
LUXURY RAINFOREST VILLA, NORTH MALENY
Hidden in the rainforest, this romantic hideout for two features a log fire, two spas and abundance of nature on its doorstep.
How much? From $550 a night, sleeps two.
629 BALMORAL RIDGE, BALMORAL RIDGE
Stay on top of the world at this stunning ridgetop retreat, complete with epic views and a roomy deck from which to soak it all in.
How much? From $650 a night, sleeps four.
Boasting a fireplace, living room spa and sweeping views across the treetops, this self-contained cottage makes for an idyllic couples' escape.
How much? From $284 a night, sleeps two.
STARRY NIGHTS LUXURY CAMPING, WEST WOOMBYE
Experience next-level glamping in this luxury deck tent, enveloped by rainforest. Expect plush furnishings, a hot shower and magical views from the claw-foot tub.
How much? From $421 a night, sleeps five.
PENCIL CREEK COTTAGE, MAPLETON
Break from reality at this charming couples' cottage, set among the leafy surrounds of Mapleton. Log fire, four-poster bed and peaceful deck, all included.
How much? From $286 a night, sleeps two.
CUDDLE COTTAGE, MONTVILLE
This picture-perfect cottage for two comes kitted out with a romantic loft bedroom, plus a sunny terrace for afternoon cocktails with a view.
How much? From $174 a night, sleeps two.
THE FARM ON RAZORBACK RIDGE, MONTVILLE
A lofty retreat set on ten hectares of farmland and rainforest. Enjoy sunny days splashing in the pool and nights unwinding by the fire.
How much? From $433 a night, sleeps eight.
BIRD SONG VALLEY, MONTVILLE
Experience your own slice of hinterland paradise at this breezy revamped Queenslander, complete with crisp styling, wraparound verandahs and a luxurious master tub.
How much? From $341 a night, sleeps six.
COUPLES SPA SUITE RETREAT, MONTVILLE
Unwind and reconnect in this luxury honeymoon suite. The balcony spa bath, bio-fuel fireplace and treetop views are getaway goals.
How much? From $309 a night, sleeps four.
TREETOPS SEAVIEW, MONTVILLE
With its breathtaking outlook, this private treetop hideaway feels worlds away from reality. Lounge on the sun-drenched deck, or soak up epic views in the spa.
How much? From $387 a night, sleeps two.
Tread lightly with a stay at this award-winning Mediterranean-style eco-cottage, decked out with colourful murals and boasting views across lush green rainforest.
How much? From $167 a night, sleeps four.
THE WILDS CONTAINER HOME, DULONG
This converted shipping container home is an architectural delight, enveloped by nature. Enjoy a stylish hideaway, with luxe features and a private, leafy setting.
How much? From $300 a night, sleeps two.
Tranquility meets style at this breezy nature retreat. Unwind with the help of luxurious linens, a blissful courtyard garden and a toasty fire pit.
How much? From $173 a night, sleeps four.
TRAIN CARRIAGE, EUMUNDI
This former train carriage is now a cosy hinterland escape for four, overlooking the Eumundi Valley. Lagoon-style pool and primo outdoor barbecue area, included.
How much? From $185 a night, sleeps four.
GLAMPING AT HARMONY HILL, EUMUNDI
Wake to some extraordinary vistas with a stay at this hilltop glamping retreat, which comes kitted out with queen-size bed, cosy furnishings and fire pit.
How much? From $150 a night, sleeps two.
THE BOWER COUPLES' CABIN, WOOTHA
Surrounded by rainforest, this charming timber cabin makes for a romantic hideout year-round. Snuggle fireside, unwind in the claw-foot tub, or laze by the shared pool.
How much? From $157 a night, sleeps two.
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Published on August 20, 2021 by Libby Curran