A romantic weekend in the hinterland: 7 romantic hinterland cottages and cabins

Escape the hustle and bustle and slow the pace as you head towards Moreton Bay’s hinterland for a romantic getaway with your significant other.

We’re talking snuggling in front of the crackling fire with a hot (or strong) beverage in hand, surrounded by lush forests and rolling hills.

Moreton Bay's hinterland is well-known for well-stocked, private and intimate cottages, perfect for couples of all ages. Proximity to the quaint villages and towns of Samford, Dayboro and Woodford are an added bonus.

To help kickstart your romantic weekend (or mid-week stay), here’s a handpicked selection of the most romantic hinterland cottages and cabins to ignite your romantic stay.


Maiala Park Lodge

It’s hard to believe you can score hinterland accommodation only 45 minutes north of Brisbane. With all the beauty of a quiet hinterland town and that special unique charm, Maiala Park Lodge is a beautiful place to stay with your loved one.

The Bowerbird Cottage is a cosy one-bedroom cottage with a large, fully stocked kitchen with views across to the Brisbane CBD and the Maiala Park Lodge pool. Curl up by the fire, delve into a new book in the reading room, cosy up with a movie, and find your inner peace with some yoga on the deck.


Worlds Away Retreat

As the name suggests, you’ll feel worlds away at this luscious, eco-friendly accommodation.

Worlds Away Retreat is a true sanctuary, you’ll find no WIFI or TV in your cottages. Instead, you’re encouraged to unplug and unwind and reconnect with your significant other, as you take in the breathtaking views in your fully self-contained cabin.


Ocean View Estates

For lovers of handcrafted wine and elegant food, this luxury accommodation is for you.

Overlooking 150 acres of rolling hills and the lush green views of the vineyard, Ocean View Estates boasts luxury accommodation and the perfect romantic escape.

If the food and wine wasn’t enough to entice you, the luxurious one-bedroom Cabernet Cottage will do the trick, equipped with private spa and BBQ on the veranda and fireplace to snuggle up in front of (with a wine in hand, of course).


Mt Glorious Getaways

You’ll find this romantic’s dream tucked away in the charming village of Mt Glorious, renowned for its tranquil rainforest setting.

Mt Glorious Getaways boasts four self-contained luxurious award-winning cottages, with relaxation and romance guaranteed.

For nature lovers, the property is plentiful with exotic bird life and is near several spectacular lookouts, walking tracks and hidden gems such as Cedar Creek.


Blue Ridge Lavender Cottage

Nothing says romantic hinterland escape more than good old fashion country charm, and you’ll find this at Blue Ridge Lavendar Cottage.

Among the verdant lavender bushes that decorate the hillside and bloom a sea of purple every June to September, the restored three-bedroom Queenslander eagerly awaits you. On private grounds, hidden among a bank of trees, the entire house is exclusively yours during your stay.

With all the charm of yesteryear, the home is equipped with modern conveniences such as a large deck with a day bed and BBQ, a charming bathroom, and a country kitchen ready for you to whip up whatever culinary delights you wish. Your host can also put together a breakfast or BBQ hamper at your request.


Dayboro Cottages

Share a unique experience with the one you love and escape the city to unwind at luxurious Mt Mee accommodation.

Guests of Dayboro Cottages not only get to combine warm hospitality with luxurious fully self-contained Mt Mee accommodation, but can enjoy the peace and quiet of the country along with gorgeous views over the valley.


Cabins @ the View

Escape every day life and leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind as you make your way to Cabins @ the View in Ocean View.

This secluded and tranquil, private retreat is the ideal place to unwind and take in the breathtaking views from your very own Jacuzzi.

If your own private jacuzzi isn’t enough to keep you warm, there’s also a cosy wood fireplace to snuggle up in front of.

We hope that you enjoy your time visiting the beautiful hinterland in our wonderful Moreton Bay Region.

Make sure you share your hinterland Getaway with us on social media, using #visitmoretonbayregion and tagging us at @visitmoretonbayregion.

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.