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Sunshine Coast Hinterland accommodation to suit every budget

Verdant hills, epic sunsets and wood fires in winter are just some of the delights on offer when you head for the hills behind the sandcastles on the beaches of the Sunshine Coast.

If it’s rest and relaxation you’re after, this Sunshine Coast Hinterland accommodation guide will have you set for a perfect sleep so you can wander the markets, picnic in the sunshine and shop for artisanal produce in Montville, Maleny, and Mapleton.

Budget-friendly accommodation

Noosa Avalon Farm Cottages

Noosa Aavalon Cottage | Sunshine Coast hinterland accommodation

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Set amongst gentle, rolling grassy hills and replanted native bush, Noosa Avalon Farm Cottages is the perfect place to claim sanctuary, with five different accommodation options available for guests. Regenerated with environmentally-friendly principles since 1986, birdlife thrives on this 30-acre property. If your getaway is for two, the Bottlebrush or Heritage cottages can be had for a song.

Heritage touches are infused into the self-contained old-world cottages. From here you’re a short drive from the lakes, mountains and walking trails of the Noosa Biosphere.

Simba Sunrise Bed and Breakfast

Offering the perfect nest for a hinterland getaway, Simba Sunrise Bed and Breakfast is located on an acreage in a secluded valley at the foothills of the hinterland in Woombye. You choose between either the Rainbow Lorikeet room with mountain views or the Black Cockatoo room looking out onto the garden. The shared lounge allows you to mingle with other guests or, get away from it all in your room complete with ensuite and kitchenette. Well behaved pets are welcome to come along, too.

From Simba Bed and Breakfast, you’re perfectly positioned for day trips up the range: Montville, Maleny and Mapleton all within 40 minutes’ drive. And with breakfast included, you’ll be more than ready to take on the big three. Hiking, shopping, and a stop at the Eumundi Markets are all popular guest activities.

Secrets on the Lake

Heart and soul have been poured into Secrets on the Lake, a magical treehouse retreat perched on the waters of Lake Baroon.

With accommodation options ranging from budget friendly heritage cabins to luxury and treehouse cabins, Secrets is the ultimate romantic Sunshine Coast Hinterland escape.

The quaint Whistle Stopcabin is ideal for a cosy stay on the lake, and the perfect size for couples or small families.

Starting life in 1910 as a railway station, the cabin retains the charm of yesteryear with all the ingredients for a relaxing break, like a rainforest vista from your own private spa bath. For the more adventurous, enjoy a welcome scone on your arrival, then find yourself a canoe to paddle Lake Baroon.

Luxury accommodation

Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat

Wake up to the sound of bird calls, nestled among the tree tops. Tucked into the hills of Montville, Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat is a boutique, five star resort, and some of the best Sunshine Coast Hinterland accommodation for honeymoons.

Six self-contained luxury pavilions dot the lush, peaceful property, and all of the accommodation is designed for couples, with double spa baths, log fires, and tranquil rainforest views from each room. With gourmet food hampers delivered to your door at your request, all that’s left to do is kickback in a hammock, relax by the saltwater pool, or enjoy a massage.

The retreat is located at the start of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.

Glass on Glasshouse

Glass on GlassHouse | Sunshine Coast hinterland accommodation

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Each of the three architect-designed Glass on Glasshouse cabins lives up to its name, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows allowing you to drink in views of Mount Beerwah and Mount Coonowrin – just two of the majestic Glass House Mountains – and enjoy the sunset.

Each cottage has a spacious living area, a double freestanding bath, and, for those cool Sunshine Coast Hinterland winter nights, there’s a two-sided romantic eco-smart fire which can be experienced from the bathroom as well as the lounge. The house also includes a full sound system and Bluetooth connectivity, so you can set the mood. Stretch out on the deck, complete with barbeque, and watch the kangaroos and kookaburras come by. A breakfast hamper is included in your stay.

Eumundi Dairy

An idyllic rural escape and the perfect vantage point to explore Noosa and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Eumundi Dairy is a great spot for group or family getaways. With two accommodation options – the original homestead house and the dairy – which can be rented separately or together, the property can cater to any sized group.

Each self-contained property has its own access, outlook and garden. The original homestead has been standing on the site since the early 1900s and the wrap-around verandahs look out over manicured gardens and ponds, while the dairy has been cleaned up and fit out since its days in use and is now a trendy converted barn with polished concrete floors.

If you can be tempted away from the lure of Noosa and the Sunshine Coast’s best beaches, you may find yourself lazing contentedly under the shade of the old fig tree making your own pizza in the outdoor wood-fired oven.

Spicers Clovelly Estate

Set in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland hills and nestled among Fig trees, Jacarandas and groves of Magnolias and Gardenias, the beautiful Spicers Clovelly Estate offers some of the best accommodation on the Sunshine Coast.

A perfect slice of Provence just minutes from the charm of Montville, Spicers Clovelly has ten French Provincial-style suites available, as well as cottages for groups.

Awarded on-site restaurant, The Long Apron is the ideal spot for celebrating special events.

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