Nestling in tropical rainforest in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast this secluded retreat positively oozes with charm. It was designed to offer a romantic break in the midst of the unspoilt nature of Australia's Nature Coast.
Six delightful timber pavilions, all refurbished in 2014, dot the pristine rainforest at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat. Each one features a deep double whirlpool spa bath, log fire, luxurious designer furnishings, and beautiful rainforest views from the large windows and verandah; there is even a skylight so you can gaze up at the tree canopy. Other facilities include free high speed WiFi connection, covered parking, BBQ, TV, DVD player and stereo hifi.
Soft bathrobes and slippers are provided, along with bath products, chocolates and fresh flowers. A gourmet breakfast hamper is supplied on arrival, and freshly-baked croissants are delivered each morning. You can have delicious home-cooked meals or BBQ hampers delivered to your pavilion so you need never leave your private haven unless you choose to. And if you stay for two days or more, a welcome platter is placed in the fridge for your arrival, and a myriad of little surprises will make your stay even more memorable.
The surrounding rainforest brings singing birds, patter of rain on the roof and the slow rustle of the wind. There is nothing quite like the silence of the bush… You can even enjoy watching night-time visitors such as ring-tailed possums and sugar gliders from the comfort of your own private deck.
A host of activities is available locally: from guided rainforest walks and long-distance trekking on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, to four-wheel-drive tours in the national parks and reserves and whale watching down on the coast. All part of the diverse and fascinating area of Australia's Nature Coast.
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Enjoy Queensland’s unique wildlife on this tailor-made itinerary. Fraser Island is home to dingos, dugongs, turtles, mangrove swamps and many migratory birds, Kondalilla National Park boasts wallabies, possums and birdlife, and on the Great Barrier Reef Lady Elliot Island offers marine biodiversity.
When to go: Aug-Oct
Duration inc. flights: 11 days
Price inc. flights: From £2,595 pp
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This park is located near Montville in the scenic Blackall Range some 100 kilometres north of Brisbane, in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. Named after the spectacular Kondalilla Falls, which plummet 90 metres into a rainforested valley, it is an important refuge for native plants and animals.
Where: Southern Queensland
Ideal for viewing: short-beaked echidna, red-necked wallaby, yellow-bellied glider, king parrot, cockatoo