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, Mount Glorious is a beautiful place to book your next stay. It's the hinterland retreat you've been searching for!
Maiala Park Lodge is a First Nations owned and operated venue that provides excellent accommodation for those who love to relax, recharge and reconnect surrounded by nature. Choose between a self contained cottage or suites with views of Moreton Bay and the rainforest. Conveniently located at Mount Glorious within a short drive of rainforest walks, 4WD tracks, restaurants, cafes, and scenic lookouts, you may never want to leave.
All guests have access to the pool, tennis court, a pillow menu as well as the gorgeous main lodge living, dining and verandahs. There is a also a function room available for hire that if you are interested in getting away with a group of like minded friends for a yoga retreat, art workshop or leadership development course.
Just off Mount Glorious Road, high on a hill, sits the historic Maiala Park Lodge. Built in 1999 Maiala Park Lodge offers gorgeous accommodation options for up to 12 guests.
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.
Alternatively, choose to stay in the North Wing Suites that offers views over Moreton Bay. Then again, the South Wing Suites nestled in the rainforest are also an excellent option. The Main House (living, dining and kitchen) provides everything you need for a family or group stay.
If you're longing for the whole hinterland retreat experience, allow the Maiala Park Lodge team to organise a masseur to come to your room. You will sure feel a full sense of zen then.
Maiala Park Lodge was built on Garumngar country of the Jinibara nation. The Jinibara People are the mountain people. Their name means “people of the lawyer vine” (bara meaning “people” and Jini meaning “lawyer vine”).
Garumngar country is the rolling country between the Brisbane River and the southern edge of D’Aguilar National Park. The Jinibara nation extends from the southern end of the D’Aguilar National Park up to Somerset Dam and the Glass House Mountains. This southern end of Jinibara country is where the Lodge is situated.
If you’d like to learn more about Aboriginal culture, Joaben (Inningai/Wakka Wakka) and Lucy are able to run yarning circles or workshops in areas that overlap with their cultural knowledge and your interest.
Prized for its calm and serene feel, Maiala Park Lodge embodies its name entirely. The Lodge was named after the 'Maiala' day-use area of the national park in Mount Glorious. “Maiala” is a word from the Jinibara people meaning quiet place and its exactly that, quiet.
All within a 5 minute drive from this hinterland retreat find a wealth of nature experiences calling your name! Breathe in the fresh air and explore the natural beauty surrounding your accommodation. Check these items off your bucket list while you visit:
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