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. Azure Noosa

Sunshine Beach, Sunshine Coast, QLD


Offering breathtaking ocean and coastal views, Azure is a stunning & indulgent holiday home with 4 bedrooms, ideal for families or groups of up to 8.

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2. 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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3. 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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4. 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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5. Spicers Hidden Vale

Grandchester, Brisbane & Surrounds, QLD


Ideal for larger groups and family holidays, Spicers Hidden Vale is a luxurious and traditional Australian homestead just one hour from Brisbane.

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6. Eqeleni

Wilsons Creek, Byron Bay, NSW


Boasting a picturesque location with breathtaking panoramic views, Eqeleni is a superb resort-style retreat for weekend getaways and family holidays.

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7. Byron at Byron Resort & Spa

Suffolk Park, Byron Bay, NSW


A rainforest and beachside getaway for couples and families, The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa is a luxury, all-suite resort in Byron Bay.

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8. 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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9. 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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10. 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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11. 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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12. 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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13. 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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14. 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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15. 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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16. Bacchus

Byron Bay, Northern Rivers, NSW


Unwind in absolute comfort and style at Bacchus, an architect-designed holiday home with 3 well-appointed and spacious bedrooms in Byron Bay.

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17. 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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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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