Gold Coast Hinterland Escapes and Getaways

Nestled just behind the Gold Coast is an area of beautiful waterfalls, stunning mountain vistas and beautiful hidden retreats and bed and breakfast of a very high quality.  Close by a ballooning experience with Hot Air, why not consider getting away to the peace and tranquillity of Mount Tamborine and stay at Witches Falls Cottages, explore the shopping and restaurants of Gallery Walk, the wine tasting and the cheese factories, nestle up around the fire in winter or get out early for some mountain biking in summer.  Or stay close to Canungra and our breakfast location at O'Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard, just 20 minutes to our meeting point is Wallaby Ridge where you'll find fantastic hospitality, views across the Scenic Rim and a location that’s central to explore from.  Fancy some wildlife with your weekend then try O'Reilly’s Rainforest Resort and Villas in Lamington National Park.


All these properties offer special packages with Hot Air ballooning early one morning there's no better romantic getaway idea.  Explore our site for other suggestions of great bed and breakfast or cottage properties scattered through the hinterland and taste some of the fantastic hospitality on offer.  Other ideas - explore the food and wine trail of the scenic rim through Beaudesert Boonah and the Scenic Rim region.

  • Imagine experiencing a magical balloon flight with magical scenery. This is our most popular hot air balloon ride and includes a delicious full hot breakfast complete with champagne at O'Reilly's Vineyard.  Hot air ballooning is the perfect romantic activity to do while you stay…

  • Tamborine Mountain’s Witches Falls Cottages are a short 30-minute drive from the Gold Coast, less than an hour’s drive from Brisbane and best of all, they are less than half an hour’s drive from Canungra, the pickup point for your magical Hot Air Ballooning experience.

  • Wallaby Ridge Retreat offers affordable secluded accommodation in the Gold Coast Hinterland.  Located in a bush setting near Canungra, at the foothills of Mount Tamborine.  Offering large suites with a warm and welcoming home away from home atmosphere.  Enjoyed by couples for a…

  • A stay at the Bearded Dragon is a True Blue Australian Experience.  Located in the foothills of Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland, just a 40-50 minute drive from the Gold Coast.  

  • Barney Creek Cottages are located in a secluded rural setting, adjacent to world Heritage listed Mt Barney National Park.  The luxury romantic cottages are the ideal country getaway just a short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

  • Tommerups is a working dairy farm on 200 acres of gorgeous countryside.  It's a wonderful way for children to learn about where milk comes from. There is accommodation to suit everyone including Farm camping, in an amazing bush atmosphere or a Cottage stay with all the modern…

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