Imagine a blissfully quiet and peaceful location, perched on the very edge of a deep, deep valley. Imagine being surrounded by rainforest, birds and clear, crisp mountain air and only one hour from hot and humid Brisbane in the middle of summer. Well, imagine no more. Woodleigh Retreat is a comfortable and therapeutic getaway for anyone wanting some very comfortable peace and quiet.
I spent two nights at Woodleigh Retreat with two primary goals - to relax and unwind, and to do some writing. Two things struck me as soon as I arrived: the views and the peace. As soon as we entered the unit, we were sold. So much so, that we immediately extended our stay from one night to two.
The views are magnificent and very inspirational. They call this area in the Gold Coast hinterland, the ‘green behind the gold’, and our views directly down to Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, then south to Mt Warning and the border ranges, then west up the valley to Springbrook, were breathtaking.
We catered for ourselves, but a bacon, eggs and toast breakfast is provided in the tariff (cook yourself in the well-equipped kitchenette). If you get sick of writing, reading or veging out, visit some of the wineries, antique stores, art galleries, artisan shops, plant nurseries, the chocolatier, or the coffee farm, all of which are a very short drive from Woodleigh. For the active people out there, there are lots of rainforest walks maintained by the National Parks people.
I can recommend Woodleigh for anyone who is looking for a very comfortable, peaceful, and inspirational getaway. It's only an hour from Brisbane, less from the Gold Coast.
Every unit seems to have a magnificent view.
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