Get your besties together for a ladies Moreton Bay Region hinterland escape from the city.
Reconnect and destress enjoying time-out together relaxing, catching-up and creating new memories as you discover hidden hinterland gems and ‘must-visit’ locales.
We’ve put together 5 girls weekend ideas to get you planning, followed by some excellent rainforest accommodation Brisbane North options you’re sure to find difficult to choose between.
The rural and rainforest areas of Moreton Bay Region are bountiful in natural attractions and beautiful scenery. With a great diversity of eclectic activities, dining options and unique wonders to acquaint yourselves with – you and your girlfriends are sure to find things to do and places to go which appeal to each of you.
Mix and match activities as you desire:
Why not indulge yourselves by starting your girls weekend Brisbane North adventure with a hinterland wine tasting tour. Mountain Wine Tours runs trips through Ocean View and Somerset regions and will happily introduce you all to the best homegrown varietals South East Queensland has to offer.
You can opt for the ‘Half Day – Taste of Moreton’ tour which will take you all on a wine tasting trip to Ocean View Estates Winery where you can dig into 6 small courses with wines to match.
Or, if you and the ladies would like to make a full day of it go for the ‘The Big Day Out Tour’ which includes 3 to 4 pit-stops at Ocean View and Somerset Valley wineries.
Please Note: Regular tours are scheduled from Wednesday to Sunday, other days (and individualised itineraries) by arrangement only.
If you’d rather explore the hinterland at your own pace then start your getaway with a self-guided, day trip hinterland discovery tour getting acquainted with rural townships. You can combine this with a gourmet food trail experience which will take you from Samford, through Dayboro to Mount Mee.
Ticking off a bunch of destinations in one day is a great way to get your bearings and give yourself a taste of what each township has to offer so you can fine-tune the rest of your holiday plans.
If your friends love eclectic shopping, plus arts & culture why not combine their interests and head off for a day filled with shopping, museums and art galleries.
If you’re coming to the hinterland on a Saturday, or Sunday you should start the day browsing and breakfasting at one of the local markets (Samford, Caboolture, Old Petrie Town and Woodford all host markets on various weekends), or Samford’s Lifestyle Centre before touring the hinterland’s museums & art galleries.
Abbey Archaeological Museum, tucked off the main road towards Bribie Island, is an unassuming gem which holds Australia’s largest treasure trove of medieval artefacts and antiquities! A great venue to mark down as your last museum pit-stop for the day.
If the ladies love a good scare then time this outing on a day when Caboolture Historical Village is running a Ghost Tour so you can swing past before heading to dinner. Tours are held in the early evening on select dates throughout the year (upcoming tours are listed on their Facebook).
A pre-dinner scare is great for working up your appetite on your way back to the hinterland.
For quite a different day out, book a guided llama walk at Dayboro Cottages and Llama Walks. Each of your besties will be assigned a llama. The bushwalk is guided by a professional llama handler.
After you’re llama walk take it easy for the rest of the day and drive to charming Samford where you will find a few fantastic restaurants and organic cafes. If the llama walk has gotten everyone in the mood for more exercise, after refuelling visit the conservation park, or explore the rail trail network, or heritage trail which takes you on a journey through the village’s past.
Visit Samford Visitor Information Centre for a ‘heritage trail’ map and to garner more girls weekend ideas inspiration.
For a cheap, fancy-free outing, pack a picnic breakfast to enjoy at The Gantry followed by a hike in D’Aguilar National Park. Take a 4WD for a fully-fledged adventurous outing to Rocky Hole for a refreshing, secluded dip after your walk.
On your drive back to your accommodation stop in at Pitstop Café to check out the vintage vehicles and memorabilia, before grabbing a table at The Place 2b for a scenic lunch or dinner.
Once you’ve nutted-out what outings and activities suit your interests best, it’s time to decide on your accommodation. There are various rainforest accommodation Brisbane North hinterland providers offering picturesque options. We’ve rounded up the top 3 contendors perfect for a ladies hinterland holiday:
Set against the spectacular backdrop of the D‘Aguilar Range at Wamuran, Uluramaya Retreat Cabins is a unique rainforest Brisbane North retreat offering peaceful accommodation amongst eucalypt forest.
You and your friends can stay in 1 of 3 log cabins with deck BBQs, gas cooking and hot water systems, complete with gorgeous views of the Glass House Mountains. Get busy self-catering your own group cook-up dinners or let the chefs at Uluramaya whip up delicious dishes instead (on-site dinners are available weekends only).
Activities are available by prior arrangement including campfire dinners, clay workshops and guided walks.
For charming Mt Glorious getaway cottages nestled in the midst of 6 hectares of rainforest, look no further than the bird watchers paradise of Turkey’s Nest. You can all choose between 2 rustically charming cottages with fireplaces, mod-cons and views.
The Rose Gum Cottage is perfect if you’re visiting the region with one friend as it sleeps 2 adults max. If you’re bringing up to 4 girlfriends the White Gum Cottage will accommodate you all – it features 4 beds for adults.
With a private rainforest trail and over 40 bird species sighted at Turkey’s Nest, it’s the perfect girls weekend Brisbane North accommodation for nature-loving ladies (binoculars and bird identification books are available on-site).
As a bonus, you can also request an in-room massage for utter indulgence.