A room with a view
Queensland's stunning climate makes it perfect for al fresco holiday experiences. Below, we explore three accommodation options that bring travellers closer to nature. From camping on an island to sleeping in a luxury superyacht, there's something here to suit all tastes and budgets.
1. Sanctuary by Sirromet
Sanctuary by Sirromet
is an eco-friendly retreat nestled in the serene bushland of Mt Cotton, approximately 45 minutes from Brisbane CBD. The resort's sustainability ethos is evident throughout the grounds, with the use of natural materials that blend with the natural surroundings. Sleeping quarters are designed to let in plenty of natural light and air.
Guests can indulge in outdoor activities like bushwalking or cycling that make the most of the rugged backdrop. The venue also has an on-site day spa, fitness centre, and pool.
Sanctuary offers bedroom suites and private villas that come with their own plunge pool, making it suitable for couples on a romantic getaway or families looking for a relaxing holiday.
2. Tangalooma Island Resort
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Moreton Island is a short ferry ride from Brisbane that will make you feel like you've travelled to the tropical Pacific Islands. Expect white sands, crystal clear waters, and hyper-colour sunsets.
There's a range of different accommodation types available at Tangalooma
, including holiday apartments, glamping tents, and motel-style lodgings. The resort provides a wealth of outdoor activities, including snorkelling, kayaking, and beach sports.
Guests can also enjoy a thrilling dolphin feeding experience, where they can interact with these intelligent and playful creatures up close, or visit the wrecks of Moreton Island beaches.
3. The YOT Club
If you'd prefer a more boujie nature experience, it's time to join The YOT Club
. The luxurious superyacht is available for overnight stays and private charters and can accommodate up to 400 guests.
The world's first entertainment superyacht is 23 metres wide and 40 metres long, with a staff of up to 28. The YOT Club
also boasts an outdoor pool, spa and fully equipped kitchen, plus an onboard restaurant and bar offering a range of gourmet cuisine and cocktails.
From beach to bush, mountains to metropolitan regions, Brisbane has it all. Share your favourite back-to-nature spot with us in the comments below.