Gold Coast Hinterland

Providing the green behind the gold, the Gold Coast Hinterland is full of unspoilt National Parks and charming mountain villages, filled with antiques, artisan galleries and decadent caramel fudge worth the drive.

Hike to yesteryear

  • Explore the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforest with panoramic views and streaming waterfalls. Top marks for hearing the rare Albert's Lyrebird.
  • Feeling hardcore? Test your agility on The Great Walk three-day trek from O’Reilly’s to Binna Burra to Springbrook National Park.
  • Saddle-up for a foodie’s cycling tour of Mount Tamborine’s local produce, including cellar doors, cheeses and the brewery.

At one with the animals

  • Soar through the forest canopy on an elevated skywalk at Lamington National Park or Mount Tamborine.
  • Join a nocturnal eco-certified tour to Natural Bridge to spot a luminous colony of glowworms.
  • Roam market stalls and retreat back to your bush cabin with a glass of locally produced wine and a roaring fireplace.

Plan your holiday

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Pethers Rainforest Retreat

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$295 - 400
Pethers is a luxurious boutique retreat with just 10 secluded, individual and private Tree Houses all offering a magnificent sub-tropical rainforest vista. Pethers is exclusively designed for adults. Each Tree House offers a private spa for two, fireplace, king size bedroom, entertainment system, air-conditioning lounge and dining areas with five metre high glass windows leading to an outdoor balcony and overlooks spectacular surrounds.

Mouses House - Rainforest Retreat, The

Springbrook, Gold Coast Area
From AU$235 - 355
The Mouses House Rainforest Retreat in Springbrook is arguably the most unique chalet accommodation resort of its type in Australia located in the World Heritage listed Springbrook National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Christmas Creek Cafe` and Cabins

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$86 - 136
Christmas Creek Cafe` and Cabins offer seven cabins, catering and venue hire. Besides the tranquil surroundings and comfortable accommodation one of the great things being on holidays there is you don't have to cook.

Wongari Eco Retreat

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$350 - 470
Seclusion and privacy, beside the pristine rapid-filled headwaters of Christmas Creek - Wongari is an intimate romantic retreat bordering World Heritage Lamington National Park and only 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Mt Tamborine Motel

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$135.00 - 180.00
Perched on the edge of dramatic Guanaba Gorge, atop stunning Tamborine Mountain, Mt Tamborine Motel offers magnificent views from the balcony of your stylish room. Mt Tamborine Motel is conveniently located;

Avocado Sunset Bed and Breakfast

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$195 - 295
Avocado Sunset is an exclusive and romantic Bed and Breakfast situated at beautiful North Tamborine Mountain. There are four stylishly themed ensuite guest rooms with spa baths, (some with log fires), air-conditioning, scrumptious breakfasts and some of the mountain's best views with amazing sunsets.

Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$288 - 398
Songbirds Rainforest Retreat provides guests with luxury accommodation in their magnificent rainforest to enjoy an overnight escape in the boutique villas hidden away among 51 acres of pristine rainforest on Mount Tamborine.

Kidd Street Cottages

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$160 - 250
Check out their well priced, spacious, self-catering cottages. Enjoy exceptional local dining and a variety of unforgettable experiences on Tamborine Mountain. Kidd Street Cottages are perfect if you are looking for an affordable break in the Hinterland of South East Queensland.

Cayambe View Bed and Breakfast

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$135 - 225
Recently renovated, Cayambe View Bed and Breakfast offers a warm and friendly atmosphere with the best service and the best prices. Perfect for a romantic getaway or weekend escape. Close to the famous Gallery Walk and even closer to the beautiful Botanical Gardens, Cayambe View Bed and Breakfast gives you peaceful tranquility just a stones throw from the centre of town.

The Odd Gecko

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$140 - 175
The Odd Gecko in Canungra is an award winning boutique guesthouse, that sleeps 12 comfortably in five guest suites, and having five guest bathrooms. Handy to O'Reilly's, it is ideally situated for your next short holiday, if your interests include World Heritage rainforests, wineries, Paragliding and hang-gliding, hot air ballooning, scenic drives, restaurants and galleries.
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