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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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