Oaklea Bed and Breakfast and Cottages

Killarney, Southern Downs Area

Indicative Rate * AU$85.00 to AU$95.00 Room Only

Oaklea is a 300 acre working farm east of Killarney in the majestic mountains of the Scenic Rim. Picturesque, peaceful, and cooler than the lowlands due to their elevation, they are seemingly closer to the stars at night!

Their garden is shaded by 100 year old Oak trees, under which they have planted camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons. The property has a significant stand of remnant rainforest and eucalypt forest, ideal for a quiet walk.

From both cottages there are excellent views of the mountains, and when you walk around the property you will experience views that are unsurpassed anywhere in the region.

Close to the Main Range National Park and Queen Mary Falls, they are ideally located between Boonah and Killarney for sightseeing, bushwalking, photography, bird watching, mountain biking, or just plain relaxation. Comfortable accommodation is available in two self contained cottages sleeping up to seven, or in the homestead itself.


  • 24 hour Reception
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cots Available
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Gardens in property
  • Iron
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Non Smoking Floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Sun deck
  • TV/Lounge Area
  • Wood Heater/Pot Belly


  • Animal Viewing
  • Astronomy
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Cycling
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Wilderness Walking

Pets Allowed:

Small dogs are permitted by arrangement only. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after these animals.

Other Information


Children are welcome. Childrens books, videos and games are available on site.
1966 Condamine River Road
The Head VIA Killarney
Killarney, Southern Downs Area

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Spicers Canopy

Maryvale, Southern Downs Area
With luxury safari-style tents, Spicer's Canopy offers a "glamping" (glamorous camping) experience like no other. Located in the Scenic Rim, just an hour and a half drive south west of Brisbane, Spicer's Canopy is geared for adventurous travellers who are still accustomed to all of life's luxurious. Chef Daniel Mosedale's brings his experience from Michelin-star restaurants from across the world to Spicers Canopy's Native Australian menu. In the warmer months, guests can dine on the outdoor deck or even under the stars with mountains and the sounds of nature as a backdrop.

The Peak at Spicers Peak Lodge

Maryvale, Southern Downs Area
Surrounded by the World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park, just an hour and a half from Brisbane, Spicers Peak Lodge offers a luxurious dining experience. Working in perfect harmony, the Spicers Peak chefs and sommeliers have created an award-winning and unforgettable degustation menu, inspired by the local produce of the region.

Scenic Rim Trail by Spicers

Aratula, Scenic Rim Area
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From AU$1899.00 - 1899.00
This walk explores the Scenic Rim region of South East Queensland; a stunning collection of mountains, ridges, escarpments, forests and ancient volcanic plateaus set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and surrounded by World Heritage listed national parks. This is a four day/three night trail for groups of up to 10 walkers. Departing from Cunningham's Gap, you'll be escorted by one of Spicers field guides, who's passion and experience will bring tracks to life. Here you can rediscover the pleasure of simple things - like the peace that comes with walking through a forest to the song of native birds; the pleasure that seeing a curious wallaby can bring; and the awe that a sky full of stars can inspire. Best of all you can discover them all while enjoying a walk that is more about 'rest and relaxation' than 'rough and ready'. Explore the environment by day and return to the luxury of the Spicers Canopy campsite each night. On your final day as you reach the summit, enjoy checking in to their award-winning sister property Spicers Peak Lodge and enjoy a night of absolute luxury including their famous seven course degustation dinner with drinks.
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Located just 20 minutes from the Ipswich Central Business District and 35 minutes' from Brisbane Central Business District, White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate features the distinctive, sculptured, rocky outcrops of White Rock and Spring Mountain. Covering over 2,500ha of regionally significant bushland, the Estate also features extensive forested ridges, escarpments and valleys that are home to an amazing array of plant and wildlife species. Visitors can enjoy the full gamut of outdoor activities including hiking, bird-watching, horse riding (bring your own horses), mountain bike riding and nature study. For the bushwalker there's everything from a leisurely 200 metre walk to the more challenging 19 kilometre round trip trail with most of the trails are suitable for hiking and mountain bike riding. If you're on horseback, then the Yaddamun Trail is perfect. The entry to the Estate is the Paperbark Flats Picnic Area, at the end of School Road in Redbank Plains. Amenities on site include toilets, picnic facilities and horse float parking. Don't forget to take a hat, sunscreen and drinking water. Visit the website for trail updates and to download the trail guide.
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Wine lovers in the Ipswich area should put Ironbark Ridge Vineyard on their 'must do' list. Situated in rural Purga, just 15 minutes' drive from Ipswich and 45 minutes from Brisbane, Ironbark Ridge Vineyard is an attractive property perched on top a ridge with sweeping 360-degree views out to Pine Mountain, the RAAF Airbase, and Mt. Flinders - a picture of which is on the Ironbark Ridge label. Part of the Scenic Rim Wine Country - which has been an acclaimed grape growing area since the 19th century - Ironbark has won several awards including Best Queensland Dry White for their Chardonnay. The vineyard has 8 ½ acres under grape, with grape varieties being Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Verdelho, Marsanne, Viognier, Rousanne, Shiraz and Grenache. Their two labels, Ironbark Ridge and Nelson's Ridge, use their own hand planted grapes exclusively. An original 1920s miners' cottage is the perfect cellar door tasting location so come by and enjoy an olive plate as you taste the delectable vino on offer. Or contact the vineyard to ask about having a wedding, party or other function in these stunning surroundings.

Normanby Wines

Harrisville, Scenic Rim Area
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Discover the romance and delights of the country while visiting Normanby Wines. Experience quiet relaxation, view the scenery from the shady courtyards whilst enjoying a taste of the wines that are unique to the local soil and climate, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Meet the friendly owners Mick and Jenny Hall at the cellar door or relax in the courtyards with a picnic lunch or barbecue, catering for weddings, functions or just come along to a Jazz day. Take a tour of the vineyard; see the Verdelho, Viognier, Shiraz, Chambourcin, Durif, Grenache and Merlot grapes growing.

Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat

Mount Barney, Scenic Rim Area
Nestled amongst the foothills of World Heritage-listed, Mt Barney National Park, Mt Barney Lodge is a unique country escape that offers a variety of accommodation and Eco Accredited adventure activities. Their award winning activities are diverse, educational, and are tailored to suit participants of different ages, fitness levels and abilities. Activities range from a Sunset Eco Walk for the nature lovers; exciting interpretative activities for the children such as the famous Kids Night Adventure; or guided walks up Mt Barney, rock climbing or abseiling for the adventure seeker. For those wanting to explore on their own, the surrounding national park offers spectacular views, endangered wildlife, rare plants and cascading rivers all at the back door of Mt Barney Lodge. Why not come and explore on your own, with a friend, or allow them to lead you into the depths of this precious World Heritage-listed National Park.

Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard

Boonah, Scenic Rim Area
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Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard produces award winning Rose styles made solely from grapes grown on the property, an outstanding Sparkling Verjuice and a still Shiraz Verjuice, medium dry Chambourcin reds, and an exciting port selection of a White, a Cherry and a Tawny - our famous Bunyip Port. Wine tastings are conducted in a very relaxed and informal manner outdoors under a jacaranda tree with an open fire on cold days: in summer either outdoors, in the shade or even in the Barrel Room at 15-18 degrees Celsius on the very hot days! Four picnic areas are provided and visitors are welcome to bring their own food and enjoy the facilities, views and peace. There is a walking track through the vineyard and the range of natural trees and dams on the 24 hectare property are home to a variety of birds: occasionally kangaroos graze on the property. The property has superb views of the Dividing Range, Mount French and other prominent landmarks. Weddings and functions are hosted at the Vineyard at selected times - local bands, Sunset ANZAC, The vineyard has established a strong reputation for hospitality, quality, and generosity of spirit and is a very pleasant spot to linger.

Maroon State School War Memorial

Boonah, Scenic Rim Area
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Ipswich stonemason Frank Williams' sandstone soldier statue dominates the Maroon school yard in the farming district south of Boonah as a constant reminder of this community's wartime loss. In 1919, a local committee set out to raise money for a memorial and honour stone to express gratitude to the community's men who had served in WWI: 42 men from 35 families. 17 had not returned, a mortality rate twice the national average of 20 per cent. On 21 May 1920, General Sir William Birdwood unveiled the Maroon War Memorial, a soldier standing on top of a tall column which in turn rests on a substantial pedestal and plinth. He also presented returned servicemen with Maroon Patriotic Committee medals. An honour board recognising the district's 42 men and women who served in WWII has since been added. The Maroon War Memorial remains the focus of annual Anzac Day commemorations with locals volunteering for its upkeep and maintenance.

Boonah War Memorial and Memorial Park

Boonah, Scenic Rim Area
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Soldier statues proliferated after WWI but few were unveiled by royalty: Boonah's war memorial was one of them. The statue, which stands in a low brick-walled memorial park on the corner of Park and Yeates streets, was unveiled in July 1920 by the Prince of Wales. He later became King Edward VIII. Just two months earlier, a foundation stone had been laid in the park by General Sir W Birdwood. Public subscription raised the £600 required for the memorial, designed and executed by Ipswich masonry firm, F Williams and Company. It honours 374 Boonah district men who enlisted in WWI, including three sons from nearby Coochin Coochin Station where the Prince of Wales was staying. The district lost 69 men at war. The public memorial park in which the statue, flanked by two war trophies stands, was dedicated on ANZAC Day 1922 by war hero and politician Captain Arnold Weinholt.
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