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Queensland's Luxury Country Stays

Stunning views of the countryside, complemented by the most luxurious hospitality on offer, these luxury country stays across Queensland will have you ready to book your next holiday.

Going bush doesn’t have to equal roughing it. We’ve discovered the most luxurious country stays across Queensland that will have you donning your boots and Akubra in no time. Soak in outdoor tubs while you stare up at the clear, sparkling skies, or put on your walking shoes and explore stunning properties whilst experiencing the Australian outback like never before.

Gilberton Outback Retreat
Gilberton Outback Retreat
Gilberton Outback Retreat | Einasleigh

Let’s begin with Gilberton Outback Retreat. You may not have heard of this five-star luxury retreat before… but it’s on many celebrity's hit lists and has been frequented by travellers from far and wide. Located on a working cattle station in the heart of the outback, you’ll be totally off-grid during your stay with no phone, internet or television to distract you from the simple pleasures.

Cost: From $950 per night

Undara Railway Carriages
Undara Railway Carriages
Undara Railway Carriage Accommodation | Undara National Park

Recently taking out awards for the most unique accommodation across not only Queensland but nationwide tourism, the Undara Railway Carriages offer an experience to remember! Situated in the Undara Volcanic National Park, you’ll be surrounded by nature and ancient history to inspire and invigorate your senses. The recently refurbished and immaculately restored, turn of the century railway carriages will transport you back in time and offer memories you’ll treasure for years to come.

Cost: From $190 per night

Mitchell Grass Retreat (Photo credit: Tourism and Events Queensland)
Mitchell Grass Retreat (Photo credit: Tourism and Events Queensland)
Mitchell Grass Retreat | Longreach

Craving a technology detox? We don’t blame you… and even better, we have the remedy! Tanya and David Neal dreamed of sharing their outback serenity with visitors, and they’ve turned that dream into reality with Mitchell Grass Retreat. Sleep under the inky black sky while the stars sparkle brightly above you in Longreach, and by day explore the beautiful property on a private 4WD tour. The Neals have a four day suggested itinerary, so leave the planning up to them and enjoy your luxurious country stay.

Cost: From $385 per night

Saltbush Retreat (Photo credit: Tourism and Events Queensland)
Saltbush Retreat (Photo credit: Tourism and Events Queensland)
Saltbush Retreat | Longreach

Reflecting the textures and tones of the Australian outback, Saltbush Retreat offers a stunning and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A short distance from the main attractions of Longreach, you can also just ‘go bush’ and indulge in the Retreat’s offering. We recommend the Indulgence Package, which includes your accommodation along with four different packs: BBQ & Salad Pack, Pantry Pack, Pamper Pack (to complement the Outdoor Bath Terrace) and the Cheese, Wine & Antipasto Hamper. You’ll be wining & dining like royalty when you stay at Saltbush!

Cost: From $390 per night

The Staging Post
The Staging Post
The Staging Post | Longreach

For lovers of the rustic-chic aesthetic, The Staging Post is for you! Reminiscent of the bygone days of the pioneer era, the modern and luxurious creature comforts of this country stay will ensure the most comfortable travels back in time. Explore all that Longreach has to offer and enjoy your own little piece of outback Australian history at The Staging Post. 

Cost: From $153 per night

Kirro
Kirro
A Country Escape At Kirro | Darlington

Sitting on a 2600 acre grazing property in the Kerry Valley, this gorgeous old Queenslander is ready to feel like your home away from home on a country getaway. Whether you travel with a group of your best pals or you take the family away for a long weekend, you’ll be relaxing in serenity and comfort at Kirro. Pick fresh herbs from the garden to flavour your home-cooked meals, go fishing in the stream, take a dip or simply curl up with a book in a cosy corner.

Cost: From $193 per night

Maleny Clover Cottages
Maleny Clover Cottages
Maleny Clover Cottages | Maleny

Ready to get out of town, but don’t quite have the time for a road trip? Just over an hour from Brisbane, in the stunning surrounds of Maleny, lies this gorgeous and eco-friendly cabin. Ideal for a romantic weekend away, soak up the sprawling green views while you soak in the private outdoor bath, for sheer, utter relaxation. Stroll down to the creek where you might be lucky enough to spot a platypus, or simply unwind indoors with a glass of wine and a game of cards.

Cost: From $225 per night

Highgrove Cottage
Highgrove Cottage
Highgrove Cottage | Mount Mee

We’re dreaming of a winter escape to Highgrove Farm! Surrounded by 46 acres of privacy and stunning valley views, the Highgrove Cottage makes the perfect luxury country stay for family, friends or just a romantic getaway for a couple. With your very own private outdoor bathhouse, gorgeous modern amenities and an outdoor fire pit for an evening under the stars, you’ll be coming back to this cottage time after time to enjoy the ultimate country escape.

Cost: From $233 per night

We’ve never been more ready to experience all the delights these gorgeous country homes and cottages have to offer! Don’t forget to pack an amazing Australian read to page through while you relax. If you’re searching for hearty meals to add to your Pinterest board for your trip away, definitely add our Truffle & Mushroom Potato Gnocchi to your list! It’s easy, delicious and the truffle will truly top off the luxurious feel of your luxe country escape.