Lillydale Farmstay offers the warmth of a genuine Queensland country family and is a welcome alternative for people wanting to escape their busy lifestyles and relax at an advanced ecotourism farm. Lillydale is 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
You are welcomed to Lillydale by hosts Doug and Pam Hardgrave; fourth generation South East Queensland beef cattle farmers. Their spacious homestead suites each contain an en suite, kitchenette and outdoor courtyard. A two bedroom cabin is also available for larger groups.
Many farm activities are available including pony leads, animal feeding, egg collecting, milking the cow, fishing, tractor rides and even exploring the property. There is also a maze, creek and dinosaur cave to explore.
Nearby Mount Barney provides a fantastic backdrop for activities including animal feeding, egg collecting, milking the cow, horse riding, saddle club, pony rides, riding lessons, abseiling, tractor rides, native wildlife searches, bushwalking, Kids Club and in-room massages.
Bush walking in the heritage listed National Park is a great way to spend some quality time together, please ask for a detailed map showing the recommended walking tracks....
Tuckeroo Cottages - your secluded couple's bush retreat with spectacular scenery and private walks to a tranquil rocky river.
Discover Mt Barney with Tuckeroo Cottages® hidden away on 50 acres of mostly remnant forest only 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast in the heart of the Scenic Rim, South East Queensland.
The cottages feature quality linen/crockery, have a private deck to watch the sun go down whilst enjoying a glass of wine. Soak up the ambience of the wood-fired heater on cool evenings. Utilise the Pavilion with its barbecue and authentic outdoor pizza oven or gather around a campfire, star gaze and enjoy a camp oven dinner and toasted marshmallows.
Tuckeroo is central to many attractions close to the small township of Rathdowney, Mount Barney, Lake Maroon and the friendly country town of Boonah, recognised for its many talented artists and its annual arts festival.
Bird watching, bush walks, mountain climbs, abseiling and horse riding can be easily accessed from Tuckeroo Cottages, your Scenic Rim Accommodation.
Your Scenic Rim escape, where there is plenty to enjoy during your stay, or if you prefer, you can enjoy doing absolutely nothing at all!
Mount Barney Lodge sits in a picturesque valley with full creek frontage.
Situated within the Scenic Rim, Mt Barney Lodge is adjacent to the World Heritage-listed Mount Barney National Park and offers graceful Queenslander homesteads, rustic cabins, glamping in deluxe camper trailers and camp grounds.
The camping ground features excellent facilities including un-powered shady, grassed campsites with mountain views, a modern tiled amenities block with hot and cold running water, open fireplaces, and a shelter shed. Families and children are warmly welcome.
The Lodge also welcomes group bookings, weddings and conferences, camper trailers, and motorhomes.
"Corporate Campout" is a unique, luxury package tailored to corporate groups.
Mt Barney Lodge also offers adventure activities, and is a Nature Play accredited activity provider. Experienced and qualified Outdoor Leaders facilitate activities such as Kid's Night Adventure, Bushtucker Tracker, Bush Kids, and 'Light your Fire'.
A Bushcraft and Survival camp, rock-climbing/abseil, guided hikes and mountain expeditions are also popular for older kids and adults.
A waterhole is nearby. There are many swimming, hiking and bushwalking options from your door. Mount Barney Lodge is a family run business with Innes and Tracey Larkin living on-site and hosting guests....
Framed by the grandeur of Mount Barney is Thistledown Country Retreat with its magnificently appointed guest spaces.
Tucked away in private gardens is Thistledown Cottage which is fully self contained with a spa bathroom, cosy fire-lit lounge, dreamy bedrooms and a scenery soaked deck. Ideal for two and accommodates four.
The elegant homestead blends the traditional Queenslander style with a federation charm. It offers a sumptuous style from a bygone era, where guests can indulge in dressing up for a candlelit silver service dinner or a 'themed' dinner served with stunning food and wine - or just relax.
In this peaceful and restorative setting, the hosts also offer life coaching and residential life focus retreats.
Breakfast is provided and served for all guests and casual dining options are also available indoors. Al fresco dining is available in the French provincial courtyard or in the tranquil gardens.
At Thistledown Country Retreat you are offered options such as gourmet meals and picnic hampers, cooking class packages, body massage, scented spa, local wine and inspiring country walks, and much more.
Thistledown Country Retreat is a perfect getaway for that romantic occasion, honeymoon, friend and family reunions or simply recharging your batteries.
Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages offer romantic accommodation at Mount Barney, an area of stunning mountain scenery.
The Lakeside Bungalow, Florries Cottage and Hill Station are designed specifically for couples with a decor and attention to detail not often found.
Hill Station is styled on the opulence of the Orient Express, double spa bath, front and rear deck with superb views of the Border Ranges.
Florries Cottage is a delightful 120 year old renovated workers cottage, with double spa bath. Enjoy the sounds and views of Mt Barney Creek and Mt Maroon from the cosy daybed on the verandah.
Lakeside Bungalow is a luxury waterfront bungalow with spa bath, day bed on the verandah, a/c and jetty.
These three cottages are self contained with all modern conveniences.
Garden Cottage, which is our largest cottage sleeps 8 with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms including a spa. Ideal for families or friends to get together. Full size kitchen and outdoor dining with views of Mt Maroon and Barney creek.
National Park walks, swimming (pool or creek), fishing, and wildlife abound....
The Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre is located on the Mt Lindesay Highway in Rathdowney.
This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans.
The Rathdowney Museum was opened in November 1984. Volunteers from the surrounding districts have put our collection together. There are many displays of artefacts, pictorial displays and historical records of events and family histories.
Over the years,an extensive collection of historical buildings from the district have been added.