Within easy reach of Brisbane city, you’ll find an adventure playground of hinterland countryside, ancient rainforests, and stunning white sand islands.
The Brisbane region’s stunning natural attractions spoil for choice, offering authentic experiences that strike the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. After a busy conference in the city, hit the wide-open road and immerse your delegates in a secluded nature retreat, indulge their senses in uniquely Queensland food and wine experiences, and inspire them with wildlife and cultural encounters they won’t find anywhere else.
Located just 30 minutes from Brisbane CBD, Redlands Coast is teeming with cultural, nature, aquatic and wildlife experiences at every turn.
Feel the stress of the world melt away as soon as you check into Sanctuary by Sirromet. Encompassing a winery, corporate retreat, 18 newly built glamping retreats, this award-winning property also offers events spaces which include the Barrel Hall (120 pax) and Tuscan Terrace (200 cocktail or 120 banquet).
Take a walk through the native bushland of paperbark and scribbly gum trees, followed by a tour and wine tasting at the renowned Sirromet winery, before dining on the best seasonal produce at Lurleen’s restaurant.
Away from the property, Redlands Coast offers plenty to see and do, including scenic helicopter rides over the hinterland, marine life expeditions, sunset yachting charters, indulgent spa experiences, and fascinating cultural tours. Join a Traditional custodian from Yura Tours and learn about the rich history of Stradbroke Island, known as Minjerribah in the local First Nations language, and the surrounding Quandamooka Country.
Just an hour south from the city, the breathtaking Scenic Rim is surrounded by World Heritage-listed national parks and offers endless nature and adventure experiences, coupled with eco-luxe accommodations.
Nestled next to the magnificent Lamington National Park, Hazelwood Estate is a privately-owned Wagyu and polo farm offering the ultimate country retreat. It also has four event spaces on site, ranging from The Conference Room for a boardroom lunch for 14 to The Club House for a cocktail event for 150.
After checking into one of the luxury pavilions or eco-friendly King Farm cabins, immerse yourself in the property’s natural surroundings with scenic walks, horse riding, and beekeeping tours. End the day with a wine on the deck at sunset or nestle in by the fireplace at the hatted The Paddock Restaurant which showcases the region’s best ingredients in a relaxed fine dining environment.
Another stunning option is the Wander at The Overflow 1895 – an off-grid eco-retreat offering five premium accommodation pods set on a vineyard which was once a historic grazing property. The WanderPods feature floor-to-ceiling windows, affording sweeping views of the lake and surrounding mountains, and can be booked for up to 14 guests making them ideal for groups.
Greet the sunrise from a hot air balloon in the morning, soak up the serenity on a nature walk, embark on a wine tasting at the cellar door, and get centred with a guided yoga session.
Combining style and comfort with warm country hospitality, Spicers Hidden Vale offers premium accommodations comprising valley view rooms, cottages, beautifully restored heritage suites and luxury cabins.
Tucked away into the hinterland, less than an hour’s drive from Brisbane, this 4,800-hectare eco-luxury property offers a range of nature-based adventures alongside plenty of opportunities for relaxation and indulgence.
Afterwards, get your adrenalin pumping with a thrilling adventure such as mountain biking, archery, or drive through the 12,000-acre property on a Polaris All Terrain Vehicle. If you’d prefer something a little more relaxed, spend the afternoon taking a scenic helicopter flight over the Glasshouse Mountains, enjoy a cheese and wine tasting, or take a tour through the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre and go koala spotting.
On site, you’ll also find four event spaces and three private dining rooms that can cater for corporate meetings and events for between 12 to 80 people. The property’s restaurant Homestead opened in 2020 was recently awarded two Chef Hats in the 2021 Australian Good Food Guide.
Known for its pristine white sand beaches and towering sand dunes, Moreton Island is a slice of paradise brimming with unique marine experiences.
Spend your morning snorkelling the clear and calm waters, exploring the famous Tangalooma Wrecks and the marine life around it, including colourful fish and coral, dolphins and dugongs. In the afternoon, cool off in the island’s freshwater Blue Lagoon, or enjoy a leisurely stroll to Honeymoon Bay, where you can check out WWII artefacts and take in some spectacular views.
After a day of exploring the island’s natural beauty, check into Tangalooma Island Resort which offers an array of accommodations including hotel rooms and suites, apartments, and beachfront villas, alongside full-service function and conference facilities. Host an event right on the sand and enjoy team building activities and incentive days set against a tropical island backdrop. For an unmissable experience, book a feeding session with the friendly dolphins that visit the resort’s shores.