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Country retreats in Queensland for a romantic getaway

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Sometimes amid the hustle and bustle of daily life, couples forget to take some time out for themselves. Sometimes you just need to retreat for a relaxing and romantic getaway. Where else better than country Queensland?

The Stonehouse Retreat (pictured)
The Stonehouse Retreat is a unique, hand-built lodge made of stone and recycled materials. It’s located in Esk and is surrounded by 175 acres of Australian bush. Daytime views stretch for hundreds of kilometres. encompassing several lakes. Night views of starry skies are just as magical, and it’s only an 80-minute drive from Brisbane.

Mt Quincan Crater Retreat
This retreat’s six private bungalows overlook Mt Quincan Crater and the Atherton Tablelands. Relax in your private spa, as you take in the peaceful sounds of the rainforest. For some physical activity, go bushwalking at one of the many nearby trails nearby or see what surrounding towns, such as Atherton, have to offer.

The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses
Sleep while perched high in the rainforest canopy in a beautifully-designed timber and glass treehouse. Each treehouse features a double spa, wood fireplace and a balcony with a hammock and barbeque. You’ll be right up there with all the wildlife and if you feel like getting back on the ground to explore, the beautiful Malanda Falls is only 12km away.

R on the Downs Retreat
The ‘R’ in R on the Downs Retreat stands for many things – romance, relaxation, rest and reconnect. At this retreat in Yangan, you can do it all while enjoying a rustic fireplace and double spa. Step onto your private veranda, which offers amazing views of Swandels Valley.

Thala Beach Lodge
Set on the beautiful Thala Beach Nature Reserve, this lodge sits on a secluded beachfront of untouched coastline near Port Douglas. One of the main draws of Thala Beach Lodge is that it sits between two World Heritage Sites – the magnificent Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. You can opt for a private bungalow by the coral sear or one that’s nestled inland amongst the trees.


Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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