Thistledown Country Retreat is the ideal setting to create special memories – be it a honeymoon, a romantic or relaxing getaway. We offer gourmet dining in an opulent candlelit dining room or dine al fresco in the provincial style courtyard, the chance to renew friendships or perhaps attend a life changing focus workshop and retreat. There is also the chance to explore the World Heritage listed Mt Barney National Park or you could completely relax and just ‘be'.
Thistledown Country Retreat is only an hour and a half from Brisbane and the Gold Coast; is nestled in the highlands of the Scenic Rim near Mt Barney; and moments away from wine tasting at a vineyard, a local olive grove, an alpaca farm, local cooking classes, and adventure activities.
Only 90 minutes from Brisbane or the Gold Coast, drive your car, caravan or camper trailer directly onto grassy, shady camp sites with a campfire, creek frontage and spectacular mountain views!
Stay in an authentic Queenslander style homestead, a cosy Rustic Cabin, or maybe try Glamping in a deluxe camper trailer.
All with breath-taking mountain views.
Located in the Scenic Rim of South East Queensland, the Mt Barney National Park can be accessed immediately from the Lodge for bush walking, wildflowers, bird watching and cooling waterholes and waterfalls.
This Scenic Rim (South East Queensland) farmstay accommodation is a working Angus beef cattle property with stunning views of one of the most beautiful parts of the Scenic Rim mountains.
While you're here on your authentic Queensland farm holiday, you can stay with our family in the original homestead and experience country lifestyle. This Queensland farm holiday experience has just three suites in the homestead and one cabin (only a five minute walk from the homestead or bring your pushbikes with you) which ensures a personalized country experience where you can really get away from it all and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of crowded city life.
Tuckeroo Cottages - your secluded couple's bush retreat with spectacular scenery and private walks to a tranquil rocky river.
Discover Mt Barney with Tuckeroo Cottages® hidden away on 50 acres of mostly remnant forest only 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast in the heart of the Scenic Rim, South East Queensland.
The cottages feature quality linen/crockery,have a private deck to watch the sun go down whilst enjoying a glass of wine. Soak up the ambience of the wood-fired heater on cool evenings. Utilise the Pavilion with its barbecue and authentic outdoor pizza oven or gather around a campfire, star gaze and enjoy a camp oven dinner and roasted marshmallows.
Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages offer bed and breakfast accommodation in the Mount Barney region, an area of stunning mountain scenery. The Lakeside Bungalow and Hill Station are designed specifically for couples with a decor and attention to detail not often found. The Bungalow sits on the edge of a small lake in a world of its own. The Hill Station commands a ridge-top position with 360 degree views of the mountains of the Scenic Rim. Both are self contained with all modern conveniences but with an ambience that has to be experienced.
The three bedroom Garden Cottage offers a more family friendly venue and is also suitable for a get together with friends. The central feature of the living room is the piano.
Meals are available as hampers if you want a break from cooking, with much of the produce from the garden, and can be combined with their wines made from their own grapes. Wine tasting with an antipasto platter on Saturday afternoon is accompanied by much laughter and conversation.
National Park walks, swimming (pool or creek), fishing and wildlife abound.