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The Stonehouse Retreat

Esk, Somerset Area

Indicative Rate * AU$200 to AU$440

This place is special....
The Stonehouse is a unique hand-built masterpiece of natural stone, raw timbers, recycled materials and polished concrete, sitting on the edge of the Ravensbourne / Scenic Rim escarpment. It is surrounded by 175 acres of beautiful Australian Bush and neighbours the Deongwar State Forest Reserve. Travel time from Brisbane is approximately 80 minutes via Esk.

Originally built as a private, fully solar powered, eco-lodge, the house is, for the first time, open to the public and available for short term rentals and getaways. By day the views stretch for hundreds of kilometres around the Scenic Rim and over a number of lakes including Wivenhoe. By night the stars and moon spectacularly dominate!

They have three magnificent bedrooms (two kings and one queen), a modern well equipped kitchen, large comfortable rustic lounge including a fire place and huge decks set the scene for relaxation, conversation and memories which will stay with you forever. Sleeps nine if the optional bunk room is included. Special events by arrangement.

There is a waterhole stocked with Bass and a mountain biking state forest.

They are also dog friendly.

Glamping at its very best. Fantastic all year round.

Internet Access

  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Paid Wifi

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Communal Lounge
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Off Road Driving

Our Rooms

The feature bedroom is without doubt the King Bed Main. Luxury at bedtime! Polished concrete floors, stone walls, vaulted ceiling. full wall bifold doors opening onto deck and spectacular views. Lie in bed, look at the stars, listen to the bush. The honeymooners choice every time!

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TASTE South Burnett

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
  • Free WiFi
Now in a modern, larger, more central location, right in the heart of Kingaroy's Central Business District! They are the one stop shop for all your regional gourmet and artisan deli foods as well as acting as the cellar door for local boutique wineries, including Barambah, Kingsley Grove Estate, Tipperary Estate and Booie Range liqueurs (makers of the unique and very popular Peanut Brittle liqueur).

Bunya Mountains National Park

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Free Entry
The Bunya Mountains National Park is perched 1100 metres high and 200 kilometres north-west of Brisbane and considered Queensland's second-oldest national park being gazetted in 1908. It's there ancient rainforest-clad peaks stand tall and shelter the world's largest formation of bunya pines (Araucaria bidwillii) - once a popular meeting place for Aboriginal folk to gather nuts in the 1800s.

Crane Wines

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Poppies on the Hill Cafe

Bunya Mountains, South Burnett Area
Perfectly positioned within the Bunya Mountains National Park Poppies on the Hill Cafe is the ideal location to enjoy a delicious meal, tea, coffee or snack. Enjoy comfortable seating inside our spacious and attractive venue overlooking the rainforest or sit outside and interact with their friendly native birds and animals.

Kingsley Grove Vineyard and Winery

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
  • Free WiFi
Kingsley Grove is a family owned and operated business, established in 1998 by Michael and Patricia Berry. Kingsley Grove take great pride in operating a self-sustaining winery with the concept of From Berry to Bottle.

Nanango Fauna Reserve

Nanango, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
The Nanango Fauna Reserve offers many different environments of seasonal waterholes, eucalypt woodland, acacia scrub, and dry vine scrub. It is a birdwatcher's delight with a variety of birds to be found including the Yellow-Faced Honeyeater, Australian Darter, Varied Sittella, Nankeen Night Heron, and Little Black and Little Pied Cormorant.

Kingaroy Heritage Museum

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
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Free Entry
The Museum is housed in what was Kingaroy's Power House from 1925 to 1952, which is now part of the Kingaroy Information, Art and Heritage Precinct. The main focus of the museum is the history of the peanut industry.

Westcott to Cherry Plain Track

Multiple Locations
The Westcott to Cherry Plain track follows the cliff-line on the western side of the Bunya Mountains. Start your walk at the Westcott picnic area to weave in and out of rainforest, discovering views over remnants of bottletree scrubs, the township of Bell and onto the plains beyond.

Palm Creek Circuit

Ravensbourne, Toowoomba Area
The Palm Creek circuit at Ravensbourne National Park leaves the Buaraba Creek track and crosses Palm Creek-named after the piccabeen palms (Archontophoenix cunninghamiana) covering its steep banks. Look in the canopy for epiphytes growing on taller trees and birds feasting on palm tree fruits.

Cherry Plain to Burtons Well

Multiple Locations
The Cherry Plain - Burtons Well track is the longest of the Bunya Mountains National Park's western walks and features many lookouts such as Bottletree Bluff and Ghinghion. For the easiest walk, begin at Burtons Well.
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