The Best Weekend Escapes In Brisbane And Beyond

The Best Weekend Escapes In Brisbane And Beyond

Whether you want a staycation, bush bash or beach break, we’ve sourced the best short stays in and around Brisbane.

By Elena Barton | 10th March 2019

Don't have the time or funds for a massive holiday? No problem! With the best weekend escapes Brisbane has to offer, you'll be packing in no time.

Bush Retreats

1. Secrets on the Lake | Montville

If you want a romantic mini-break away from the hustle and bustle, Secrets on the Lake is the place to go. Panoramic views, lakeside walks and beautiful gardens are waiting to be explored. With luxury treehouses featuring a spa bath with a view, a cosy fireplace and a queen bed hand-carved by a local artisan, Secrets on the Lake is perfect for couples looking to unwind.


Image: Secrets on the Lake

2. Worldsaway Retreat | Ocean View

About an hour from Brisbane and set on 40 acres of pristine land, Worldsaway Retreat overlooks the Glasshouse Mountains. With mountain walks and waterfall hikes, and local restaurants and wineries only 10 minutes’ drive away, you can relax with a killer view and indulge in the local produce.

3. Worendo Cottages | Lamington National Park

Improve your culinary skills at the Worendo Cottages and Wild Lime Cooking School, hike, fish, 4WD or simply lie back and indulge in a massage in your private cottage. Worendo Homestead is perfect for larger families or groups, with the ability to sleep up to 12 people across four bedrooms. Treehouse Cottage is great for couples or smaller groups, comfortably catering for five people. For a romantic stay, Wild Lime Cottage provides complete seclusion for couples.


Image: Worendo Cottages

Stylin’ Staycations:

4. Tryp Hotel | Fortitude Valley

For the funkiest stay in Brisbane, look no further than Tryp Hotel in Fortitude Valley. Formerly home to a secret society, Tryp is now an ultra-contemporary street art hotel. With swanky Up on Constance rooftop bar above you and Chur Burgers’ deliciousness beneath, you can’t go wrong!


Image: Tryp Hotel


5. Ovolo Inchcolm | Spring Hill

If the words “sophistication” and “modern elegance” make your heart flutter, indulge in some luxury right in the heart of the city at Ovolo Inchcolm. A glamorous bar and elegantly-crafted rooms mean you don’t even have to leave the CBD to enjoy a fabulously relaxing weekend.

Image: Ovolo Inchcolm

6. Emporium Hotel | Fortitude Valley

A stone’s throw from the James Street Shopping Precinct, Fortitude Valley’s nightlife and a multitude of cafés and restaurants, the Emporium Hotel oozes glamour. Lavish rooms are complemented by cutting-edge design; relax by the pool or in the sauna and make the most of your city stay.

Image: Emporium hotel

Image: Emporium hotel

Beach Getaways:

7. QT Gold Coast Hotel | Surfers Paradise

Enjoy the epic spring weather and soak up some rays on the Gold Coast as you bask in the glory of QT’s pop art paradise. With retro-glam rooms and splashes of colour everywhere, it’s sure to lift you mood. Fancy a dip and a cocktail? The swim-up bar is just the place for you!

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8. Stonecutters 1 | Byron Bay

Is it time for a weekend away with the whole gang? Stonecutters 1 in the heart of Byron Bay is a four-bedroom property that can comfortably accommodate 10 people at a time. Take a short walk to the beach and bars or chill around your private pool and fire up the barbecue.


Image: Stonecutters 1

Image: Stonecutters 1

9. Witta Circle | Noosa Heads

Perfect for large families or a group of friends, Witta Circle sleeps up to 14, has its own swimming pool and outdoor spa and is still only a short stroll from all the restaurants and shops in Noosa Heads. Head to the beach, check out the amazing Eumundi Markets or take a hike through Noosa’s national park.


Image: Witta Circle

Image: Witta Circle


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Article by Elena Barton

This story has been written by a Guest Styler for Style