Pavement weary feet take heed. Just 90 minutes drive outside Brisbane, Springbrook offers log fires, cosy cafes and intimate cabins designed to make the most of cold weather before the heatwave takes hold.
Country roads weave past rainforest chalets, charming gift stores and, most importantly, The Fudge Shop. The vibe is pure relaxation and nature fanatics will fall in love with the abundant wildlife and rainforest walks.
Must do's include treks to Purlingbrook Falls and Canyon Lookout. Natural Bridge, a geological wonder created by water cascading through the roof of a cave over millions of years, is home to glow worms, luminous fungi and fireflies.
Picnics at Goomoolahra Falls picnic grounds are a popular dining option, or you can sample homemade scones or soup and damper at Paddymelon's restaurant.
The Mouse's House combines fairytale named chalets - think 'Wicked Witch' and 'Snow White' - with soothing rainforest streams, log fires and a hot tub room. Pure indulgence awaits within the confines of the aptly named cabins.