Plan your post-isolation staycation in Brisbane
Going a bit crazy after two months of iso and looking for a change of scenery? It’s time to pack your bags and escape for a post-isolation adventure.
We have hand-picked some accommodation options from a wonderful range of city staycays, country escapes and island odysseys that are all now good to go. Whether you have a special occasion, or simply need a break, let this list provide some inspiration for your next staycation.
* Please ensure you check your accommodation choices’ opening date before booking.
Brisbane Inner City
The heritage Treasury Casino & Hotel was built between 1886 and 1928 and the grand buildings have been transformed into one of Brisbane’s best hotels. The sophisticated rooms have chic marble bathrooms with fluffy bathrobes and slippers. Sitting neatly at the top end of Queen Street Mall (perfect for shopping), it’s just a short walk over the bridge to the festive South Bank Parklands.
Fuelling up for a big day of retail therapy? Find the Hilton Hotel on the iconic Queen Street Mall, within walking distance of the city’s most popular attractions. Relax in the outdoor heated swimming pool or play a game of tennis on their court.
ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is the landmark historic backdrop for your modern adventures with self-contained one or two-bedroom executive apartments. Spend a leisurely day exploring the hidden gems in Brisbane City’s many laneways.
Sitting between the convenience of Brisbane CBD and the lush greenery of Roma Street Parkland, Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane provides an unforgettable stay on the summit of a hill overlooking the city.
How do picturesque river views, open-air balconies, valet parking, free Wi-Fi and meals delivered direct to your door sound? Choose from their range of accommodation offers, treat yourself to an exquisite stay at Emporium Hotel South Bank and relax by the 23-metre infinity pool while looking over South Bank Parklands and the Brisbane River.
Surrounded by the beauty of the idyllic Wivenhoe Dam, Somerset Dam and Ravensbourne National Park, Esk is the perfect destination for short or long-term stays. Take time to reconnect with nature and explore the beautiful Brisbane Valley Rail Trail by bike, on horseback or on foot.
Set on 45 hectares on the northern shores of Somerset Dam, the park features three-bedroom cabins, lakeview villas, safari tents and a log cabin for groups, as well as powered and unpowered sites for caravan and camping.
At the top of a mountain on the far side of the Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge is the highest non-alpine retreat in the country. Enjoy an award winning gourmet experience, relax by a campfire at night and learn about Aboriginal interpretations of the stars, explore on a self-guided walk or simply take in the view.
Mount Barney Lodge has it all – from basic camping to renting out a whole Queensland homestead. Stay in one of their rustic cabins for a simple country retreat, or try the deluxe camper trailers for a glamping experience. You can choose from their many Eco Accredited adventure activities.
Herrmann House is one of the oldest buildings in Kalbar, allowing you to step back in time to an era of elegance and luxury.
Set in Tamborine Mountain, this boutique accommodation consists of eight beautifully designed studio suites, with cosy fireplaces, complimentary robe and slippers.
Set on a picturesque 100 acres and adjacent to the ancient escarpments of magnificent Lamington and Border Ranges National Parks, Cave Rock Cottages are perfect for an escape from the city life. Relax beside a cosy log fire and spot varied wildlife.
Situated directly across the road from Home Beach and only a leisurely stroll away from the coastal village of Point Lookout, Allure is the perfect base for exploring Straddie’s white sandy beaches, breathtaking views and magnificent inland lakes.
Located in the township of Bulwer, Castaways have eleven safari-style tents available to rent that are nestled between giant Melaleuca trees just metres from the beach. Get your own queen-size bed, private en-suite and verandah to relax on with a glass of wine.
On the Road
Whether you’re an aspiring grey nomad or someone younger who feels the call of the road, Apollo RV Holidays is providing a great opportunity to experience a wanderer’s lifestyle. You can book a campervan, motorhome, 4WD or car to get from point A to point B. Discover some of the many specials Apollo offers through their official website.