At some point in life, we all need a bit of a getaway. Whether its a girl’s weekend (YTG!) or a romantic retreat, it’s important to take time out. We have pulled together a list of the perfect locations for the much deserved stay-cay covering all levels of the spectrum from the out-doorsy to the glam. Whip out the savings account and treat yo’ self!

Sirromet Winery

You’ll first witness the beauty of Sirromet as you enter the gate – the grounds are stunning. Start the day with an indulgent brekkie at the Cellar Door and peer out over the beautiful grape vines. You can walk brekkie off with a tour of the winery, and polish it off with a tasting. An afternoon drink on the Tuscan Terrace is an absolute must – pop your first bottle of champaz under the fig tree and cheers to your stay-cay! If you’re up for more food and wine (we don’t know when to stop), head for an award-winning dinner at Restaurant Lureen’s and you won’t be disappointed.

There will be plenty of insta-worthy shots for you and the girls during your stay. Some of our fave shots would have to be frolicking amongst the lavender, pretending to pick grapes and of course…popping the champagne, cheers!

The Calile Hotel

The Calile Hotel in James Street is everything you can imagine and more. It’s the first of its kind in Brisbane and is located in one of the most stylish hubs in the city. During your stay-cay, you won’t feel like you’re in Brisbane, the oasis vibes are real. You’ll wake up by the persuasive call of the pool from your balcony, so go on, dive in. Order a fruit platter and coffee to your pool cabana, put your funky shades on annnnnd….. relax. As soon as the clock ticks 10am (stupid rules), your mojito will land in your hands and your day can really begin. Head to Hellenika for a decadent Greek lunch, and maybe even have a massage to wind down. Drinks and nibbles in the Lobby Bar is a must, and maybe a cheeky ice cream at Messina – we won’t tell your trainer. The Calile is a must try for all Brisbane-ites.

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

Looking for a rainforest retreat? O’Reilly’s is exactly that. This is the perfect place for couples to unwind and embrace nature. Spend the day exploring Lamington National Park from the treetops and walking through waterfalls. It is truly a unique experience that highlights Queensland’s beautiful landscapes. Not only that, O’Reilly’s has stunning accommodation and spa treatments. Have a couple’s massage and then to your private ‘loo with a view’. As the sun sets through your room, crack open the wine and relax. O’Reillys is a special place, that although is about 2 hours away, is a beautiful drive and well worth it.

The Emporium Hotel – Southbank

This new hotel in Southbank brings a celebrity standard galm to Brisbane and will make you feel like a true A-lister. The second you arrive, you’ll be greeted by some seriously superior customer service and incredible lobby design. From the most basic room to the extravagant, the lavish rooms are filled with luxury details and exquisite design. The rooftop bar has quickly become one of the most popular spots in Brisbane for sunset beverages with the girls – bonus, hotel guests can make reservations. The Terrace Rooftop and the hotel pool have unique designs that are complimented with panoramic city and river views, it’s a need not a want! You will never want to leave this piece of art!


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