Now that the first chill of winter has arrived, the countryside west of Brisbane comes into its own, with starry winter skies, roaring fires, red wine, historic towns and cosy boutique accommodation luring city escapees on weekends away.
Here are 6 of the many great places within 2 hours from Brisbane that make for an excellent winter getaway:
A picture perfect white cottage with feature wood stove perched upon a hill just outside Ipswich & an idyllic spot to watch sun set over the Border ranges with a glass of red & wallabies grazing nearby...more
This gracious Federation homestead with formal gardens oozes the charm of yesteryear, with fine bone china, claw foot bath, hearty country breakfast and wineries & antique shops to explore nearby...more
This cosy B&B with stunning views over the Booie Valley has an onsite boutique winery and cellar door so no need to travel far for that bottle of wine, and sunny verandahs to catch some winter rays...more
Located 600m above sea level, these 'cottages', which enjoy breathtaking valley views, include 3 historic properties - a church, an old dairy and a cottage, all with fireplaces & all fully self-contained...more
This luxury rural retreat offers good old-fashioned hospitality including home-baked scones and three accommodation options, with an in-house library and roaring fireplace for cold nights...more
On a hillside overlooking the beautiful Mary Valley, this luxe couples' retreat makes for a great tranquil getaway, with state of the art accommodation including a free-standing double spa bath...more