Wander at the Overflow 1895Scenic Rim, Queensland
The Gold Coast is all beaches, theme parks and nightclubs right?
Wrong! The secret is slowly getting out about the appropriately named Scenic Rim, one hour inland from the coast, a haven of nature, wine and wildlife. Wander have recently built five eco-cabins on the banks of Lake Wyaralong, in the heart of the Rim.
The Gold Coast draws 5 million + visitors a year, and the cabins represent the perfect way to get away from maddening crowds, and get a bit of your own time in. It's set on a winery, and there's only five cabins, so you'll hardly be jostling with 18-year-olds on their schoolies trips.
There's wildlife, there's waterfalls, there's the lake and Eucalyptus bushland. Whatever the definition for idyllic is in the dictionary, replace it with a picture of this joint.
There's also private hot air balloon rides, onsite yoga sessions, meditation and massage. Plus, the Gold Coast's famed beaches are only an hour away (and Brisbane 90 minutes).
Get there now, before everyone else does.