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.

Spicers Peak Lodge

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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Blackbird

Blackbird

Mullumbimby Creek, Byron Bay & Surrounds, NSW

Boasting relaxing views of Cape Byron and the hinterland, Blackbird Byron is an ideal choice for a weekend escape.

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Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

Main Beach, Gold Coast, QLD

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is an absolute beachfront luxury resort, with the soft sands of Mirage Beach just steps away from your accommodation.

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Spicers Hidden Vale

Spicers Hidden Vale

Grandchester, Brisbane & Surrounds, QLD

Ideal for couple retreats and family vacations, Spicers Hidden Vale is a luxurious and traditional Australian homestead just one hour from Brisbane.

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The Bower Byron Bay

The Bower Byron Bay

Byron Bay, Northern Rivers, NSW

The Bower Byron Bay combines the laidback ambience of Byron Bay with the effortless elegance of New York’s luxury, boutique accommodation.

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Spicers Clovelly Estate

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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Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Located on Hastings Street, Sofitel Noosa Pacific is an exceptional resort where everything you love about Noosa is on your doorstep.

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Atlantic Byron Bay

Atlantic Byron Bay

Byron Bay, Northern Rivers, NSW

The Atlantic Byron Bay boasts an ideal location in Byron with cafes, shops and white sandy beaches all just a few steps from your deck.

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Marriott Vacation Club at Surfers Paradise

Marriott Vacation Club at Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD

Marriott Vacation Club at Surfers Paradise is an ideal choice for the family to experience the magic of the iconic Gold Coast.

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Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD

Enjoy a weekend getaway with uninterrupted views over the white sandy beaches and crystal waters of the Surfers Paradise foreshore.

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Breeze Mooloolaba

Breeze Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, QLD

A luxurious beachfront haven on the Sunshine Coast, Breeze Mooloolaba features a selection of apartments ideal for couples or a small family.

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Peppers Noosa Resort And Villas

Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas

Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Surrounded by the tropical wilderness of Noosa National Park, Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas is the perfect base on the Sunshine Coast.

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Kia Ora Byron

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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RACV Noosa Resort

RACV Noosa Resort

Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Surrounded by pristine beaches, rivers, hinterland & national parks, RACV Noosa Resort is located just a short drive from Hastings Street.

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Collective Retreat

Collective Retreat

Bangalow, Byron Bay & Surrounds, NSW

Indulge in a relaxing and peaceful country getaway at Collective Retreat, a luxury 4-bedroom holiday home for families or groups of up to 9.

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Alaya Verde

Alaya Verde

Ringtail Creek, Sunshine Coast & Hinterland, QLD

Relax and unwind at Alaya Verde, an intimate bed & breakfast in Noosa offering a choice of three luxurious suites & a communal pool.

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The Bunyip

The Bunyip Retreat

Charlwood, Scenic Rim, QLD

Catering to couples, small groups and events, the secluded and luxurious Bunyip Retreat is only a one-hour drive from Brisbane.

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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

Author

Mat Lewis is a Co-Founder of luxury accommodation specialist, View Retreats.