Standing in the shadow of Sydney and Melbourne no more, Brisbane offers a hip city escapade and boasts a thriving cultural and food scene. But if you are looking for somewhere with a less frenetic pace, drive only a few hours from Brisbane and the options become incredibly diverse. From serene hinterlands and charming countryside villages to sun-drenched beaches and coastal towns, your weekend getaway choice couldn’t get any easier. This is our handpicked collection of the best luxury escapes & weekend getaways from Brisbane.

1. Hidden Oasis

Peregian Beach, Sunshine Coast, QLD

A luxurious hideaway set in beautiful Peregian Beach, Hidden Oasis is a superb holiday retreat that has plenty to offer for large families and groups.

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2. The Beach House

Broken Head, Byron Bay & Surrounds, NSW

Boasting direct beach access and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, The Beach House is a luxury 3 bedroom retreat for families or groups of up to 7.

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3. Spicers Peak Lodge

Maryvale, Scenic Rim, QLD

Sat on a mountaintop in Queensland’s Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge is a luxurious and intimate all-inclusive lodge with breath-taking views.

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4. Halcyon House

Cabarita Beach, Northern Rivers, NSW

Indulge in a luxurious beachside holiday at Halcyon House, a unique & stylish boutique hotel with an award-winning restaurant in Cabarita Beach.

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5. Toby’s Beach House

Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, QLD

Perfectly situated in Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast, Toby’s Beach House is an amazing holiday accommodation ideal for families or groups of up to 10.

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6. Kia Ora Byron

Byron Bay, Northern Rivers, NSW

A stylish and laidback beach hideaway in the vibrant town of Byron Bay, Kia Ora is a 3-bedroom holiday home for families or groups of up to 6.

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7. Coastal Calm

Castaway Beach, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Only a short stroll away from the white sands of Castaways Beach, Coastal Calm is a lovely 4 bedroom beach house for families or groups of up to 9.

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8. Aja

Myocum, Byron Bay, NSW

Located 12 km from Byron Bay and with stunning ocean and hill views, Aja is a relaxing 4 bedroom holiday home for families & groups of up to 10.

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9. Spicers Clovelly Estate

Montville, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Boasting European inspired luxury, Spicers Clovelly Estate is a boutique hillside retreat located in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

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10. Casa Royale

Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD

Located in Broadbeach Waters canal strip, Casa Royal is a beautiful holiday home with 4 bedrooms and a spectacular outdoor pool.

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11. Bluey’s Beach House

Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Coast, Qld

A stylish and modern beach hideaway in Sunrise Beach, Bluey’s Beach House is a 4 bedroom holiday retreat for families or groups of up to 8.

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12. The Boardwalk

Broken Head, Byron Bay, NSW

Boasting pure luxury and sophistication, The Boardwalk is an exclusive beach house near Byron Bay for groups of up to 14.

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13. Ray of Sunshine

Broadbeach, Gold Coast & Hinterland, QLD

Perched along the canals of Broadbeach Waters, Ray of Sunshine is a modern holiday villa with 5 bedrooms ideal for families or groups of up to 14.

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14. Eumarella Shores Noosa Lake Retreat

Weyba Downs, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Discover peace and tranquillity with a stay at Eumarella Shores, a collection of lakefront cottages and retreats in the Noosa hinterland.

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15. Buena Vista

Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD

Perfectly located in the beautiful Broadbeach area of the Gold Coast, Buena Vista is a 5 bedroom holiday villa that is designed to impress.

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16. Cape Byron Retreat

Byron Bay, Northern Rivers, NSW

Enjoy the serenity of the Byron Bay Hinterland & the sounds of nature at Cape Byron Retreat, a luxurious holiday retreat perfect for groups.

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17. Pethers Rainforest Retreat

North Tamborine, Gold Coast & Hinterland, QLD

Unwind at Pethers Rainforest Retreat, an award-winning accommodation featuring 10 tree houses in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

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If you’re happy to drive or fly a little further, we have some of the best holiday homes, boutique resorts and luxury hotels available across Queensland. Each of these amazing retreats promises a perfect weekend escape from Brisbane. View all luxury accommodation in Queensland

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