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11 romantic getaways in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland for secluded luxury

From converted shipping containers to quiet cottages, these are the stays that are bound to reignite the romance.

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Looking to really spoil your partner in Queensland? Look no further than the private hills of the Sunshine Coast for a slice of paradise. We've got you covered from overnight glamping stays to complete packages that include a full breakfast. Keep reading to find the perfect escape for you and your special someone.

Our favourite romantic getaways in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland


1. Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat

Where is it? 78 Narrows Road North Maleny QLD Queensland 4560 Australia

Enjoy a day with nature by staying at Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat. Other than a delighting view of the rainforest, couples can enjoy a swim to an outdoor pool, have dinner at a picnic area and more.

  • Romantic features: Outdoor pool, spa tub and a picnic area
  • Why do we love it? Rooms have private balconies and bathrooms with jetted bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.

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2. Hunchy Hideaway

Where is it? 609 Hunchy Road Hunchy QLD Queensland 4560 Australia

Hunchy Hideaway is a home to recreation amenities, guestrooms with fireplaces and onsite massage services. Couples can also enjoy free breakfast, wireless Internet access and more.

  • Romantic features: Fireplaces, private spa tubs, furnished balconies, jetted bathtubs
  • Why do we love it? A great place to pamper oneself with onsite massages and enjoy amenities such as a spa tub.

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3. Rainforest Retreat

Where is it? Montville, 30 minutes west of the Sunshine Coast.

Treat your partner to the full experience in the heart of Montville. Surrounded by lush green forests, you and your significant other can unwind to the sound of the creek rushing by and trees rustling from every angle. Indulge in not one, but two hampers that sort out your breakfasts and lunches.

  • Romantic features: Dinner for two, champagne and cheese platter upon arrival, gourmet breakfast and lunch hamper, guided rainforest tour with seven-course lunch.
  • Why do we love it? Get the whole package sorted with accommodation, tours and food baskets.

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4. The Falls Montville Rainforest Cottage

Where is it? The Falls, Montville, 30 minutes west of the Sunshine Coast.

This secluded cottage will make finding that spark effortless. Spend your days indulging in a petal-infused spa bath or relaxing by the fireplace. Without another soul in sight, it's just you, your partner and the stars.

  • Romantic features: Rose petals, spa bath, bedroom flowers and fireplace.
  • Why do we love it? Your hosts have been reviewed as having outstanding hospitality and perfect attentiveness.

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5. Alaya Verde Bed and Breakfast

Where is it? Ringtail Creek, 45 minutes north of the Sunshine Coast.

Made up of three suites, the Alaya Verde bed and breakfast is the perfect hideaway for a romantic weekend out of the city. Replace your daily hustle and bustle with water features, a great outdoor pool and jacuzzi. Spend your days taking one of the many Ringtail State Forest walking trails.

  • Star rating: 4 stars.
  • Romantic features: Breakfast, pristine pool, massage/beauty centre, garden and jacuzzi.
  • Why do we love it? Couple reviews highlighted the well-sized bedrooms, fantastic breakfasts and location.

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6. Bird Song Valley Home

Where is it? Montville, 30 minutes west of the Sunshine Coast.

Nestled in the Montville region, this valley home has spared no expense to make your stay a luxury experience. Enjoy your evenings by the firepit in the bean bag lounges as you stargaze the romance back into your lives. You'll also have the Flame Hill Winery just moments away by car.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Bath with views, firepit, large bedroom, private balcony and cozy living areas.
  • Why do we love it? Relax in your bed (or bath) as you look over the emerald hillsides.

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7. Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Where is it? Maleny, 45 minutes south-west of the Sunshine Coast.

This hinterland retreat offers the perfect package for a romantic weekend away. With over 18 acres of property, you and your special someone can enjoy your days sipping the finest wines the region has to offer or completely unwind to a full massage at the spa. The best part is you get to come back to your own private deck for a quick dip.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Day spa, a la carte breakfast, hot tub.
  • Why do we love it? Spoil your loved one with the complete romantic package from breakfast to day spa.

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8. Starry Nights Luxury Camping

Where is it? West Woombye, 20 minutes west of the Sunshine Coast.

Snuggle up in bed as you drift off to sleep to the sounds of Woombye's bushland. You'll have Montville, Kondalilla National Park, Eumundi markets, Mooloolaba beach and Maleny all within a half-hour drive to keep your itinerary full.

  • Romantic features: Indoor fireplace, king bed and bath.
  • Why do we love it? This is the perfect stay if you're after a more luxurious camping experience.

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9. The Wilds Container Home

Where is it? Dulong, 30 minutes west of the Sunshine Coast.

This stay is a combination of luxury and eco-consciousness. Wake up to surrounding views of Dulong bushland from your bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows featured across the property. The home also hosts a cosy living space and an outdoor deck that makes for the perfect spot to relax after a day of exploring.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Fireplace, sizeable bedroom and outdoor firepit.
  • Why do we love it? As a converted shipping container, the Wilds home offers a unique stay for your next romantic getaway.


10. Montville Lake Terrace

Where is it? Montville, 30 minutes west of the Sunshine Coast.

Sitting atop a hill on nine acres of landscaped gardens, the terrace home offers a luxury escape away from the main city. Take your pick of relaxing on your porch swing or balcony that look out onto the hinterlands. Settle in with your favourite bottle of bubbly and let the quiet hills rekindle the romance.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Porch swing, privacy and lake views.
  • Why do we love it? Settle in for a weekend of breathtaking views of the hinterland from your balcony.


11. Soulwoods Retreat

Where is it? Palmwoods, 25 minutes south-west of the Sunshine Coast.

Built as a yoga retreat, you and your special someone now get to enjoy this meditation (and relaxation) haven. From having nature on your doorstep to the floor-to-ceiling windows that adorn the property, you'll have serene views from every direction. Fire up the outdoor pit and watch the stars come to life for the evening.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Outdoor stone bath, firepit, large bedroom suite and sauna.
  • Why do we love it? You'll have direct access to the forest path for your morning strolls.


12. Trove Studio

Where is it? Ilkley, 20 minutes south of the Sunshine Coast.

Whip out your favourite brie and prosciutto as you toast them over the fire pit. Fill your itinerary with visits to Buderim National Park, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Glass House Mountains National Park. Or enjoy a glass of wine with your significant other in your swinging chair made perfectly for two.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Firepit, large bedroom, hanging chair for two and breakfast hamper.
  • Why do we love it? You'll be in close proximity to the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden.

How did we pick these Sunshine Coast Hinterland stays?

Our editorial team selected these Sunshine Coast Hinterland stays on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences in Sunshine Coast Hinterland to make recommendations.

Where should I stay in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland for a romantic stay?

With so many options to choose from, these are our favourite accommodation hot spots in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

  • Montville: It's safe to say Montville is one of the most commonly recognised hinterland suburbs. We suggest checking out the local art scene and the Flame Hill Vineyard for a glass of your favourite red.
  • Mapleton: While you're in town, it's worth paying a visit to the Mapleton Observatory for a tour or taking a hike in Mapleton Falls National Park. We recommend taking a day to go through the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
  • Flaxton: If seeing the Kondalilla National Park and waterfalls is on your to-do list, then Flaxton is your best option for accommodation.
  • Beerwah: This hinterland town is your gateway to some of the biggest attractions the region has to offer, including Australia Zoo and the Glass House Mountains. You also have Mount Beerwah, Mount Coonowrin and Mount Coochin in close proximity.

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