Overlooking the Eastern edge of The Great Dividing Range, Eco Ridge HIdeaway is the perfect spot to have a break from city life and immerse oneself in nature. The fifty acre property is a fifteen minute drive from Toowoomba, and ninety minutes West of Brisbane's CBD.
There are three self contained eco-chalets to stay in at Eco Ridge Hideaway and the Bushland Chalet is especially designed with children in mind. We stayed here during the school holidays and found it to be a great family friendly retreat.
Hosts, Greg and Sylvie Hockin have created a quiet getaway surrounded by natural bushland and each eco-chalet has fantastic views over Mt Campell and the Lockyer Valley. There are swings for the children to play on and our chalet even had its own sandpit conveniently located right next to a picnic table.
The sustainable eco-chalets run on solar power and rainwater to create a minimal carbon footprint. The property itself is filled with wildlife and each chalet has its own binoculars and bird watching booklet. We spotted plenty of interesting birdlife and even some local wallabies.
This place is ideal for nature lovers and you can take a three kilometer walk along the maintained trail or hire a mountain bike to travel further afield. There are log fires in each chalet to enjoy at the end of the day during the cooler months, and a worm farm for collecting edible kitchen scraps. Our overall experience at Eco Ridge Hideaway was excellent and I would highly recommend anyone interested in sustainability to visit sometime soon.