Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Eco Ridge Hideaway

Home > Brisbane > Accommodation | Animals and Wildlife | Bed & Breakfasts | Escape the City | Family
by Lucy (subscribe)
Welcome to Lucy's collection of ideas and adventures designed to inspire others to get off the couch and explore our local environment.
Published October 8th 2014
Stay in a sustainable mountain chalet
EcoRidge Hideaway, Toowoomba accommodation, Toowoomba, cottages, bed and breakfast, weekend escape,
Bushland Chalet @ Eco Ridge Hideaway


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.

EcoRidge Hideaway, Toowoomba accommodation, Toowoomba, cottages, bed and breakfast, weekend escape,
View from Bushland Chalet verandah


EcoRidge Hideaway, Toowoomba accommodation, Toowoomba, cottages, bed and breakfast, weekend escape,
Inside the chalet


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.

EcoRidge Hideaway, Toowoomba accommodation, Toowoomba, cottages, bed and breakfast, weekend escape,
Eco Ridge Hideaway


EcoRidge Hideaway, Toowoomba accommodation, Toowoomba, cottages, bed and breakfast, weekend escape,
Our sandpit and picnic table


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.

EcoRidge Hideaway, Toowoomba accommodation, Toowoomba, cottages, bed and breakfast, weekend escape,
Natural bush seating


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.

EcoRidge Hideaway, Toowoomba accommodation, Toowoomba, cottages, bed and breakfast, weekend escape,
Our chalet worm farm


EcoRidge Hideaway, Toowoomba accommodation, Toowoomba, cottages, bed and breakfast, weekend escape,
Birdlife spotted from our verandah


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.

EcoRidge Hideaway, Toowoomba accommodation, Toowoomba, cottages, bed and breakfast, weekend escape,
Look out for this sign
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  93
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Great spot for an eco holiday
Phone: 07 4630 9636
Where: 712 Rockmount Rd, Preston
Your Comment
Articles from other cities
Featured
Foodi Photoh Classie
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions