Top 10 Stayz Accommodations In The Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia - Updated 2022


Gold Coast Hinterland, which lies in South East Queensland, is a region of lush green Gondwana rainforests and welcoming mountain villages. With a bunch of activities to do and places to visit, this area boasts of an unmatched dose of nature, sufficient to rejuvenate you before you head back to your daily lives. From nature trailing in the heritage Lamington National Park to heading to vineyards like Cedar Creek Estate for some wine tasting, all have a therapeutic feel to it. You would want to come here for a nice three-day to a week-long vacation. When you do so, here is a list of some Stayz accommodations in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia you can choose from to have a pleasant time and enjoy comfortable lodging.

1. Knotsofar Cottage (from USD 153)

Stay in a private bush surrounding ‘not-so-far’ from the main Gold Coast town center which is just 10 minutes away. This pet-friendly homestay extends a warm welcome to families coming along with their furry friends. There is ample green fenced space for children as well as pets to play around to their heart’s content. As for the adults, this place can provide the much-needed break from the hustle-bustle of city life. You could relax by the pool, and enjoy the complimentary bottle of wine that you would receive on arrival.

99 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

2. Hamptons Hinterland Retreat (from USD 955)

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat exemplifies luxury to the tee. Right from the master bedroom suite featuring its own lounge area and a spacious walk-in wardrobe, to the other 5 rooms which provide direct access to the verandah on the upper level for those gorgeous Gold Coast views, everything is tastefully done and plush in nature. This enormous property is spread over 2 floors and has many living areas and lounges to chill in. The designer gourmet kitchen, French doors, and a 10-seater dining table further add to the opulence of this lovely property.

Hamptons Hinterland Retreat
16 reviews  Wifi Available
House 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

3. The Panorama luxury holiday home (from USD 1016)

Just as the name suggests, this place symbolizes luxury and high living. The Panorama luxury holiday home is ideal for some peaceful family time in the midst of nature and comfort of a palace. This sprawling 2-floor property overlooking Hinze dam features some amazing amenities for everyone. Huge master suites with freestanding baths, home theater with a projector for your entertainment fix, an enormous deck offering Gold Coast views ideal for BBQ dinners, open plan living areas, and a covered deck. It is, without a doubt, luxury at its best!

The Panorama Family Retreat 14beds
23 reviews  Wifi Available
House 22 Guests 7 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 22
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy :

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Amenities & Room:
downstairs ensuite has no curtains at all for shower, toilet and bed room for privacy
i like the terrace, kitchen, dining room and theatre room
the kitchen was well equipped enough to cater for 14 adults
everyone had their own space which was great
the fully functional kitchen lent itself to us self-catering (more team time!) and the spacious bedrooms meant everyone could still have their own space
very clean and well looked after
the rooms and bathrooms were great for all of our guests and provided a very comfy stay
best of both worlds really
monique was very easy to deal with and made us feel very welcome and comfortable in her home
the hosts were wonderful
they really annoyed us during packing or un-packing
we had bought devices to watch movies, and connect with he outside world
my family was in awe when we walked through the door
bush walks, theatre room, card games etc
the location of the panorama made it easy to get to from brisbane
also, close to lamington and springbrook np
the location is great, very close and easy to get to from brisbane
the outdoor area was beautiful to relax and enjoy a few drinks
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4. North Gold Coast Acreage Property (from USD 221)

North Gold Coast Acreage is a beautiful federation style home located in the countryside on acreage. This warm and cozy 5-bedroom home features all basic amenities. The well-equipped kitchen area opens to a nice private outdoor space where one could laze around or enjoy a BBQ dinner. Guests also have access to the communal sparkling in-ground pool which is just a few steps away from the backside of the home.

Huge Spacious Family Home on Acreage-North Gold Coast 5 Bed Pool
59 reviews  Wifi Available
House 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
very comfortable
house is very comfortable with plenty of room for a family of 6
all went as planned and even had spare light bulbs in cupboard when we blew a light bulb in lamp
had 8 grandkids there and all enjoyed the refreshing swims in the pool
a quiet, serene setting, with shopping & eating facilities close by
it was very clean and immaculately presented
very clean and comfortable
clean & tidy
beautiful home, really clean and lots of wonderful extras that we have not had in other stays
everyone staying in the house has had a wonderful experience
home very well equipped and comfortable
the use of the swimming pool was welcomed by all and a very good way to team build and unwind
owners are very nice and accommodating
and the bbq was an awesome size so we used that almost every day of our stay
nice quiet area, close to lots of amenities
there is a shopping centre only 3 minutes drive away and also the theme parks are just 10 mins away
very peaceful area with lovely scenery
fantastic location near the theme parks and supplied with everything you could want
it is very close to the shopping centre and great walk around the neighbourhood!i would recommend to anyone
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5. Alcheringa - in Lamington National Park

Visiting the Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast? Then what better option than checking yourself into Alcheringa to enjoy the whole adventure. Giving a nice rustic vibe with the whole place built up in rock, timber, and glass, this stunning 4-bedroom property overlooks the Numinbah & Coomera Valleys of the forest. Featuring three decks for views and a special outdoor heated tub for unmatched relaxation, this place is a haven for all nature lovers.

Alcheringa - in Lamington National Park.
1000 Binna Burra Rd.,
29 reviews
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

6. Birdlife Cottage

Set by the foot of Tamborine Mountain, the Birdlife Cottage is another place which will bring you closer to nature. Promising those countryside vibes, this 2-bedroom cottage can easily accommodate up to 5 people and also allows pets. You could spend your time here lazing on the vast fenced grass, or by feeding ducks and chicks. You could also head to Natural Bridge 15 minutes away, which is popular for deep water swimming, the waterfall and glow worm caves.

57-59 Birdlife Court
75 reviews
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

7. Wings Hinterland Retreat

Live your holiday king-size at the massive 10-acre (4 hectares) property of Wings Hinterland Retreat. Offering panoramic views of the Gold Coast skyline and Hinterland from each of its 8 bedrooms, this mammoth of a house also features a 14-person cedar sauna, a spa, a full-size tennis court, and a huge cantilevered swimming pool. This house was used for filming a popular TV series Mission Impossible in the 1960s. The most striking feature here is the living room spread over 1500 sq m (16145 sq ft) in two different directions, because of which it gets its name ‘wings’ retreat.

Wings Hinterland Retreat, AMAZING Panoramic Views over Gold Coast. Sleeps 25!
27 reviews
House 25 Guests 8 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
i could happily fit into living that life style
the air conditioning was faulty in 2 main bedrooms and 2 of the fridges did not keep the food cold
it was very easy to cater for 26 and a birthday dinner
the most spectacular views of the entire gold coast
the kitchen is very well equipped and has great facilities
the views are amazing, especially at night
the house and the views are spectacular
the views from the house are superb
the house was immaculate, very clean with everything you would need provided
we hired the wings hinterland retreat to cater for 26 in in january, the hire was based on the house photos we had seen, which look amazing
sandy, the host, was exceptionally helpful
we then did not hear from her until the morning of check out with a nice message and again flexible with checkout times
the property manager greeted us on arrival and was flexible with check in times
we were able to contact her to provide firewood, and she was more than happy to help with anything during the weekend
i especially enjoy the spa and the audio setup for the entire house
loved sitting by the fire with a glass red
if you're looking for a party house i would look elsewhere as the area is so quiet, i doubt the neighbors would appreciate being disturbed
pool, spa and sauna were popular also
the property is described as a relaxation property, not a party house
the grocery shops are 5 minutes away
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8. Alawara Mansion

alawara mansion
Source: Vrbo

Stay with your clan in the most loved property in the Gold Coast - The Alawara Mansion. This iconic home is nothing short of a palace. This grand mansion houses its own private pub ‘Frog and Toad’ for all things entertainment, a massive sparkling resort pool, tennis court, playground and much more. All 7 bedrooms feature en suites, walk-in robes, TVs and DVD players. There is a manager on-site to take care of any needs. This place can also be booked for any event on prior notice.

Alawara Mansion - Gold Coast - Private Resort - Pub - Pool - Tennis Court - More
Tallai, QLD, AU
199 reviews
guest house 22 Guests 7 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms
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we had beautiful weather and the kids almost lived in the pool
great pool and activities tennis and kids equipment to keep everyone occupied both adults and children
the towels and linen were crisp clean
the property was so clean inside
the property was beautiful as well as clean & tidy
pool was sparkling clean
owners were lovely and the house was clean and tidy
it was a great place to host our diy wedding
great place for a family getaway good location for theme parks and for airport
the location is awesome being so close to the highway and surfers paradise
alawara mansion is the best place we have ever stayed in
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9. Villa Cervi studio apartment

Villa Cervi is a sanctuary to some very kind and adorable deer and goats living here for over 12 years. Villa Cervi studio apartment is on the lower floor of Villa Cervi and has its own private entrance. This quaint 1-bedroom self-contained studio features an en suite bathroom, a kitchenette with modern equipment, a cinema-style theatre, a championship pool table, and a library. Guests can interact and feed the deer and goat as and when they please. This is one experience you will cherish for a lifetime.

Villa Cervi Studio Apartment
27 reviews
studio 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the studio apartment is ample in size and amenities with a very large pool table and cinema
the deers are so special !spacious studio - huge, with spare single bed
the daily deer feeding was the highlight of the stay with plenty of photo opportunities for the animal lovers
the studio is huge and has everything you need
the studio apartment is wonderful, it has everything you need, and the location is great, far enough away from things to be quiet but close enough to be an easy trip into town
i didnt get to mention that michael & lyn are great hosts
lyn and michael so kindly made us feel at home and the children loved feeding the animals and relaxing in the studio
both michael and lyn are very and friendly
everything about the property is warm and welcoming
very welcoming and lovely hosts who explained everything you need to know, very accommodating and also very private
restaurants and shops are only a short drive away
wonderfully relaxing stay close enough to the city and beaches and far enough to enjoy the bird life and animal attractions
a lovely location in the hinterland area sharing our stay with peacocks, deer & goats
close to robina shops and many hinterland sights
dream acreage property- very peaceful
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10. Knot2far Cottage

Knot2far Cottage is another pet-friendly cottage presented by the folks hosting ‘Knotsofar’. This is a self-contained cottage featuring an open plan living area, a dining area with a 4-seater table, a cozy fireplace, a well-equipped large kitchen, and a fully carpeted bedroom. The outdoor area is a private fully fenced yard looking up the hill for miles. You could also relax, read or just soak up the sun in the deck chair available. A BBQ facility is available to guests too, to enjoy wonderful dinners in the bush.

48 reviews
House 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed alone was worth the stay
little extras provided, were much appreciated
it was an additional and pleasant treat to have rain water on tap
the cottage is very spacious and has everything you could possibly want
easy to find and the local coffee is great
our staffies wilson and matilda were in absolute heaven the accommodation was gorgeous,charming ,clean and everything little thing was thought of
friendly helpfull managers
lee and theo were great hosts, friendly and kind
loved the attention to detail and welcome basket on arrival
lovely setting
warm and welcoming
very close to off leash dog parks and beaches, so location was perfect
plenty of places to visit, handy to everything beaches, restaurants and shopping
kookaburras awake you to the sunrise and another fresh day
the large garden provided a picturesque and peaceful stroll and our dogs loved being there
a beautiful location for a short getaway
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The green behind the gold

Thanks to the massive rainforest area, the numerous vineyards, and the mountain regions, the Gold Coast Hinterland is a green paradise. Great for people seeking mental repose, away from daily chores and the stress of corporate life. In addition to the nature trails and vineyard tours, there are many offbeat, stress-busting activities to do around here. Head to a local cooking class which uses farm-fresh produce, or go see some amazing work at artisan galleries. Time to unwind like a boss in the Gold Coast!

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