We love the cosy, more exclusive, and relaxing atmosphere that lodges and retreats have. For us, it’s where we can enjoy uncomplicated comfort and relax in luxury. Escape from it all, be surrounded by the beauty of nature and immerse yourself in amazing personalised experiences. Take your pick from our carefully curated list of the best lodges and retreats in Queensland.

Silky Oaks Lodge

Silky Oaks Lodge, Daintree Rainforest

Baillie Lodges brings their luxurious touch to Silky Oaks Lodge’s 40 treehouses nestled in the ancient Daintree Forest. Enjoy luxurious seclusion in this fairytale-like escape while relaxing in the gentle sway of the hammock on your private balcony. We especially love this semi-open pool area which extends out to the forest, the lush canopy letting some sunshine through as you take a dip.

Mt Mulligan Lodge

Mt Mulligan Lodge, Outback

Looking for a secluded and luxurious escape? Discover a unique Australian outback experience at Mt. Mulligan Lodge, an all-inclusive luxury lodge on a private 28,000-hectare property in Central Queensland. Set on the foot of majestic Mt. Mulligan, this unique getaway offers a curated boutique experience for romantic couples in dramatic and rugged outback surroundings.

Spicers Peak Lodge, Scenic Rim

Spicers Peak Lodge, Australia’s highest non-alpine lodge, is set on 8,000 sprawling acres with a wonderful backdrop of World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park. At this luxury lodge, you can enjoy award-winning gourmet food, rejuvenate with an indulgent treatment at Spa Anise, reconnect with nature on a self-guided walk or simply relax and take in the amazing views.

Daintree Wilderness Lodge

Daintree Wilderness Lodge, Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Wilderness Lodge is a luxury rainforest experience nestled in between the Daintree National Park and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. With only seven elevated cabins hidden within fan palms in Kuku Yalangi country, Daintree Wilderness Lodge is a luxury rainforest experience that’s definitely one of the best and most intimate luxury lodges and retreats in Queensland.

Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Sunshine Coast Hinterland

An Asian-inspired getaway set in a rejuvenating rainforest in Maleny, this elegant luxury retreat is a convergence of Western luxe and Asian tranquillity. Fall in love with the unique accommodations that feature private verandas and decks with lush rainforest views all around, perfect for any occasion! We especially love the relaxing moments in the cedar hot tubs.

Saltbush Retreat, Outback

Relax in a beautiful rustic-luxe setting echoing the tone of outback Queensland with a stay at Saltbush Retreat. This secluded boutique outback lodging will spoil you with deluxe ranch life combining a relaxed atmosphere with luxurious and refined accommodations. If you’re up for a bit of a stroll, it’s also just a walk away from Longreach’s top attractions: Qantas Founders Museum and Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame.

Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat

Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Nestled in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and on the edge of Kondalilla National Park, Narrows Escape is a luxury rainforest retreat with only 8 villas that immerse you in your own tropical paradise. Let your worries melt away as you take a relaxing soak in a spa bath made for two. Treat your auditory senses too with the sounds of chirping birds while enjoying the warmth of your villa’s crackling fire.

Spicers Hidden Vale

Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester

Spicers Hidden Vale is a luxurious and traditional Australian homestead just an hour from Brisbane. Hidden Vale combines style and comfort with the warmest of country welcomes. Apart from the gorgeous views from its serene setting, it also boasts an award-winning restaurant, Homage, that specialises in exceptional “paddock to plate” dining. Hearty meals in a luxe homey atmosphere? Can’t say no to that!

Binna Burra Sky Lodges, Lamington National Park

If waking up to the sight and sounds of the misty mountains appeal to you, Binna Burra Sky Lodges will treat you to a wonderful experience. It has eighteen cosy and crisp studio apartments that seemingly float above the clouds and the surrounding greenery. With a kitchenette, bar fridge, en suite spa bath, and fireplace, you’ll have everything you need for a romantic weekend getaway or even a longer holiday.

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Port Douglas

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is conveniently located just 15 minutes south of Port Douglas! This award-winning boutique eco-resort is set within 58 acres of native forest near the secluded Oak Beach, letting you get the best of both the forest and the sea. Choose from exotic timber bungalows elevated on high stilts, blending perfectly with the surrounding natural landscape and vistas.

Eumarella Shores Noosa Lake Retreat

Eumarella Shores Noosa Lake Retreat, Noosa Hinterland

Eumarella Shores Noosa Lake Retreat is a lakefront resort that offers a selection of individually themed, romantic cottages, contemporary lakehouses and a stunning luxury lakehouse–the perfect setting for your next Noosa holiday. Combining nature and luxury, this impressive holiday destination nestled in the Noosa Hinterland also offers water views that will leave you relaxed and rejuvenated.

O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Gold Coast Hinterland

Find yourself in the midst of Lamington National Park’s pristine rainforest at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. With a range of different accommodation options to choose from, we highly recommend the self-contained 1- and 2-bedroom villas where you can enjoy a barbecue or spa bath on your balcony! Wake up to undisturbed expansive mountain or rainforest views while enjoying privacy and seclusion.

If you enjoyed our list of lodges and retreats in Queensland, you’ll love our full collection of luxury escapes in Australia. Visit viewretreats.com for more!

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Powered by copious amounts of caffeine, Tracy is a cat lady who loves island hopping in Asia. A writer by profession and an interior designer at heart, she loves synergistic aesthetics that breathe life and character into spaces. She finds inspiration from the grand and the mundane, and dreams of living by the beach.