10 Great Weekend Escapes

What with Brisbane the epicentre of all that is hip and happening these days, weekends can become a case of so many places to try, so little time. Then, when, on the odd weekend the urge to spend a lot of time in just one place doing very little arises, the big question is always: where to go?

With this in mind, we’ve rounded up 10 great escapes on Brisbane’s doorstep, from farmstays to glamorous beachside apartments, bush cabins to gorgeous hinterland retreats, country inns to island glamping, the majority of them less than 2 hours from Brisbane CBD:

Worldsaway Retreat

This eco friendly getaway is less than an hour from Brisbane, yet, with its ethereal vistas, feels like worlds away. Simply relax or take of the guided walks or a special hike to a neighbouring winery...more

Bull & Barley Inn

This quintessential country inn is situated in a quaint township just 90 minutes from Brisbane, with accommodation upstairs, great pub meals downstairs and nearby attractions to fill a weekend...more

Worendo Cottages

This sublime retreat on the edge of Lamington National Park boasts world heritage views, luxury accommodation, a gourmet cooking school, rainforest walks and local scenic drives...more

Dayboro Cottages

A unique escape perched atop a ridge near the picturesque historic town of Dayboro, with cottages featuring BBQs on their decks and a herd of resident llamas to watch, feed or even walk...more

Mt Cotton Retreat

This beautiful boutique bush retreat, ideal for couples and families. is found half an hour's drive from Brisbane's CBD in a private 20 hectare nature refuge on the side of Mt Cotton...more

Glamping at Castaways

It’s camping, but not as you know it at this little beachside resort on Moreton Island, featuring 10 custom-made ‘tents’ with decks and ensuites, state of the art communal kitchen and more

Bestbrook Mountain Resort

The quintessential farmstay with lashings of country hospitality, this family-owned resort just 90 mins from Brisbane is the place to experience hands-on farm life in a gorgeous country setting...more

QT Gold Coast

The Gold Coast’s coolest accommodation – cutting edge modern with touches of retro surf culture, cocktail bar and market bazaar dining, QT Gold Coast is the in-spot for hipsters...more

Runaway to Maleny

Ideally situated on 2 acres of pristine bushland by Obi Obi Creek, equidistant from Maleny and Montville is this hidden gem, featuring 5 pavilions, private swimming hole and Creekside sauna...more

Mulanah Gardens

Hit the road up to Kingaroy for an escape with a difference – a cluster of award-winning cottages with sensational views to the Bunya Mountains, spas, BBQs and optional breakfast hampers...more

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

2019Archibald Prize finalist Mirra Whale is having her first solo exhibition
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The Brisbane BBQ Festival is an epic 2-day celebration of music, meat and fire
Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove is a fantastic 2-day festival
Coffee aficionados won't want to miss The Lanes Coffee Festival
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Australia’s ultimate stair climbing challenge takes place at the Gabba
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