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22 Stunning Places To Stay Near Brisbane With Outdoor Baths

By Sinead Clarke

To make it through the daily grind every week, prioritising some consistent, well earned r and r is key. While you could opt for a trip to one of Brisbane/Meanjin's many day spas, why not kick the relaxation vibes into high gear with a weekend getaway where the bath is actually the main attraction? 

Here at Urban List, we think baths are great, but outdoor baths are better—especially if you take one with a glass of wine in hand. Let your hair down, and book yourself in for a weekend at one of these ultra-tranquil stays with a gorgeous outdoor bath near Brisbane.

Hidden Creek Cabin 

Bellthorpe | Sleeps 2 


Image credit: Hidden Creek Cabin | Airbnb

Wake up amongst the trees in this aptly named Hidden Creek Cabin. Nestled atop the Bellthorpe range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, this is the perfect hideaway to live out your ranch life dreams—views provided, espresso machine included and a fire pit just waiting to be lit. Did we mention there was not only one outdoor bathtub but two? Enjoy a soak surrounded by bubbles (of all varieties but champagne encouraged) in a tub that overlooks the rolling hills of the 50-acre property. Book your next night away here

Lakeview Cottage 

Mooloolah Valley | Sleeps 8 


Image: Lakeview Cottage | Airbnb 

Situated on 50 acres of countryside overlooking Ewen Maddock dam there’s unlimited vantage points to relax and enjoy the view here, but we recommend you take it in from the wood-fired outdoor bathtub. No seriously, this tub will likely put all other bodies of water to shame (well maybe besides the lake in front of you). Also boasting a fireplace, a huge verandah and BBQ and country-style furnishings, the cottage sits within a secluded koala forest accessible via a dirt road with no neighbours in sight so the only one to interrupt your sunset soak might be a wallaby or two. Book it here

Misty Ridge

Old Grevillia | Sleeps 2

Looking for a weekend away but the sand and the surf feels a little overdone? The tranquil panorama of farmlands and mountain ranges make this snug and rustic cabin the ultimate couple's retreat to unwind and disconnect. Located about 2.5 hours from Brisbane, Misty Ridge is equipped with everything you need for an unforgettable escape, with the property recently undergoing a serious upgrade with the addition of a pizza oven and plunge pool to their list of on-site amenities. But the outdoor bathtub is truly the highlight, where you can watch the mist roll in over the mountains, or enjoy a glass or two under the stars. Book in here.

Donnington Ridge Eco Cabin 

Sunshine Coast Hinterland | Sleeps 4 

One of the few family-friendly cabins on this list, Donnington Ridge is an off-grid spot tucked away in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland that is just 12 minutes from Maleny, so you’ll have the best of both worlds. With a queen bed and a king single bunk bed inside the stylish, minimalist cabin, you can spend your days enjoying the breathtaking views of the surrounding hills (preferably from the outdoor tub on the verandah), sitting by the firepit, taking a dip in the nearby creek or playing the giant outdoor games supplied. Book yourself in here

Allambi Hinterland Cabin 

Byron Bay Hinterland | Sleeps 2



Perfect for a weekend getaway with your special someone, this rustic studio cabin sits amid endless rolling pastures where the air feels fresher. Get lost wandering around the surrounding farm, rich with rainforest, dams, a swimming hole and wildlife,  throughout the day. Then top it off by coming back and enjoying an evening in the outdoor hot tub, sipping on wine and taking in the breath-taking valley views. Nestled in the picturesque Byron Bay Hinterland, the stay is ideal for those craving an escape from the hustle and bustle of real life—you’ll leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and refueled. Book your stay here.

The Banksia House

Caloundra | Sleeps 4

cement style outdoor bath

An architectural gem you won’t want to leave, The Banksia House looks like it has come from the pages of Architectural Digest. With its indoor-outdoor living, it would be impossible to not feel connected with nature at this King Beach residence. Wake up on the right side of the bed with the top-of-the-line mattresses, then take a dip in the pool, play a game or two of barefoot boules, and finish off the day in the outdoor tub with a drink in hand. This house has something for everyone, with stacks of outdoor entertaining as well as relaxing amenities. Book in here.

Grey Gum Eco Luxury Cottage

Mount Pleasant | Sleeps 2

If the adorable onsite highland cows and goats at Grey Gum Eco Luxury Cottage aren’t enough, then the huge outdoor bathtub offering panoramic views will definitely win you over. Spanning on a property over 29 acres (with 10 acres of forest currently rehabilitating for native wildlife and endangered Koalas), it’s hard to believe this luxe property is just an hour away from Brisbane. The cottage oozes a rustic-chic interior and trendy decor with every corner decked out with care and flair, from the crisp white linens to the fluffy towels and eco-friendly goodies. And seriously, who could resist taking a dip in a bubbly bath with that view?! Book here

Skyfarm Hemp Villa 

Byron Bay Hinterland | Sleeps 2

This magical villa set on a working cattle farm in the Byron Bay hinterland is stunning inside and out. With all the charm of a rustic farmhouse, only with a unique Japanese aesthetic throughout, Skyfarm Hemp Villa features a generous open-plan living area overlooking the surrounding countryside, with a comfy queen-sized bed in the loft above. The best part though, is the huge deck outside, where you’ll find a cast-iron claw-food bath. Sink to a bubble bath under the stars while you listen to the sounds of nature around you—pure bliss. The stay is five minutes from mullumbimby or 20 from Bryon Bay—book yourself in here

Luxe Cabin With Outdoor Spa 

Byron Bay | Sleeps 2

While this dreamy Byron Bay cabin might have plenty of room inside, we’d guess that you’ll spend most of your time here out in the secluded, cacti-adorned courtyard thanks to its sunken outdoor bath. You can pretend you’re in your own private desert oasis and enjoy a good long soak, before catching up on zs in the luxe queen bed. Only 10 minutes from the middle of town, it’s the perfect spot for a serene getaway while still being able to check out Byron’s epic dining scene. Book yourself in here

Kanimbia Luxury Glamping

Obi Obi | Sleeps 2

a bath in a luxe canvas tent

By now, we’re all well aware of glamping and how it one-ups camping in every way, but this Kanimbia Luxury Glamping site has taken the idea to the next level, putting the “glam” in camping (times 100). If you’re looking to truly immerse yourself in the great outdoors away from anyone else, you’re in luck because this luxury safari tent is surrounded by 50 acres of land. Recharge in the bathtub, which sits behind a canvas wall that you can fully open up to truly be at one with nature. Book in here.

Clouds Safari

Beechmont | Sleeps 2

Check in to stunning views of the lush green rainforest at this safari-style tent accommodation in the Gold Coast hinterland. You'll enjoy 180-degree views of Springbrook Mountain and Numinbah Valley, even while soaking in the gorgeous tub that can be completely opened up to the outside world. Clouds Safari has a projector so you can settle in for a movie, and a large deck for soaking in the views with a coffee or wine. Book here.

Hillview Dairy

Currumbin Valley | Sleeps 8 

a bath in a shed style bathroom with a clear roof

Four words: wine barrell plunge pool. Need we say more? Yeah, didn’t think so. Hillview Dairy offers everything you need to escape from everyday life. You’ll be off the grid, but don’t stress—there’s plenty to immerse yourself in, including an outdoor European bathtub and stunning views of the Gold Coast countryside. Did we mention the plunge pool? Book here.

Bird Song Valley

Montville | Sleeps 6 

a large bath on a verandah

Montville is synonymous with peace and quiet and this 1920s Queenslander on the outskirts of town is no different. The accommodation has three bedrooms so you can have up to six guests all soaking up the sights and sounds of the hinterland—and there’s a custom-made free-standing spa just outside the master bedroom with French doors that open right up to that view. Have fun fighting over that room with your friends. There’s also a wraparound verandah, Hamptons-style kitchen and a second tub in the bathroom so no one will actually miss out. Book in here

​​Shackpalace Noosa Home

Noosa Heads | Sleeps 2

a bath tub on an all black verandah with views of the hills

When you imagine architectural perfection, what comes to mind is probably something close to Shackpalace in Noosa Heads. Inside these modern walls are the sleekest interiors you’ll ever see. The dark wooden furniture and liquorice-coloured walls create a truly immersive holiday experience where you’ll feel calm, cosy, and disconnected from the world. You can also admire the mountain views from the connecting deck and open-air bathtub. Book here.

Stargazer

Beechmont | Sleeps 5 

a bathroom with a wall open to a country view

If you want to fall asleep under the stars but in the comfort and warmth of a bed, Stargazer house has you covered. The house’s glass ceilings make stargazing possible from rooms all over the house and walls that you can swing right open make watching the sunset possible from the open-air bathtub. Apart from the stunning glass ceilings and walls, there’s an outdoor fireplace, entertainment deck and a pizza oven. Yes, a pizza oven, you read that correctly. Enjoy the views of rolling hills and ridges and the starry night sky with a woodfired slice of pizza in hand—it’s only right. Book here.

Highgrove Cottage

Mount Mee | Sleeps 4

a bath in a wooden bathhouse

Immerse yourself in a stunning green valley at this renovated countryside escape set on 46 acres. Separate from the gorgeous two-bedroom Highgrove Cottage (with indoor fireplaces AND a fire pit) you'll find the bathhouse, boasting a two-person bath and yet another wood-burning fireplace for the ultimate countryside romance. Light the fire, let the bath run, and pour a glass of something red before soaking up some peace and quiet. Book here.

Balmoral575 Bungalow 

Balmoral Ridge | Sleeps 2

view from inside a small studio looking out to a white courtyard with a bath

This secluded house in the Sunshine Coast hinterland offers uninterrupted views of the surrounding area and of course, an outdoor bathtub that dreams are made of. The one-bedroom property is only 5km from Maleny and Montville so you can fill your days with exploring the idyllic local areas before relaxing in the luxurious tub or warming up near the fireplace. You’ll have heaps of privacy so it’s perfect for honeymooners or loved-up couples. Book here

Noosa Hinterland Cabin

Cooroy | Sleeps 2

a bath on a verandah with cows visible behind

Looking for a quiet, couples getaway in the country? This Noosa Hinterland Cabin has an outdoor tub perfect for cow watching. Yes, you heard right, there’s plenty of cows on the property that you are welcome to pat and feed to live out your farm life dreams. Only 30 minutes from Noosa’s Main Beach, it’s easy to make a day trip into town if you are missing the crowds. If you’re craving total silence and seclusion instead privacy is guaranteed at this stunning spot with 25 acres of land all to yourself. Book in here

Grand Designs Home

Tamborine Mountain | Sleeps 8 

a bath in a bathroom with walls that open to the outside

If you’ve been watching Grand Designs for decades, dreaming about relaxing in one of those incredible homes, well the time has finally come. This architectural wonder nestled in 7 acres of private land on Mount Tamborine was featured in Grand Designs Australia. The three-bedroom property is perfect for a group or family getaway. Just when you thought this place couldn’t get any cooler, it has an entire bathouse with doors that open to the mountain air where you can unwind. Book here.

Sparkling Pool Oasis 

Noosaville | Sleeps 2 

an outdoor bath in a tiled space

If you’re looking for a getaway with your special someone then look no further than this picture-perfect guest suite in the heart of Noosa. The two-bedroom home offers not just a stunning outdoor bathtub where you can relax under the stars, but a full private pool and outdoor shower. There are plenty of hammocks and day beds to soak up the sun and leave all the stress of work behind for the weekend. We’re about two seconds away from booking it out for the next three months so you better hurry if you want to beat us to it. Book in here

Foxcroft Farm 

Bilambil | Sleeps 2

Flee from the chaos and shelter in the serenity at Foxcroft Farm—where less truly becomes more. Nestled on 20 acres of Bilambil's lush hinterland, this tiny house paradise offers panoramic views that are big on impact, and an outdoor bath that's all about soaking in the tranquillity. Boredom is not an option here, as its convenient location boasts a plethora of activities to fill your itinerary to the brim–head to a nearby café, embark on a creek-side hike, or hit the beach for some sun-soaked bliss. The homebodies are in for a treat, too, where you can savour an evening under the stars by the fire pit. Book your stay here.

Sommarhus

New Brighton | Sleeps 2

Just minutes away from New Brighton beach you will find Sommarhus, a Swedish sanctuary where Scandinavian chic meets cosy comfort. Immerse yourself in the minimalistic elegance of this one bedroom holiday home, tucked away in a peaceful suburban oasis surrounded by the treetops. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be inundated with the allure of Swedish design: clean lines, timber finish, warm and natural hues. But the true pièce de résistance? The backlit outdoor bath, a quintessentially Scandinavian indulgence that promises moments of relaxation where you can rejuvenate under the stars in pure bliss. Book your stay here.

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Editor's note: Urban List editors independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. Urban List has affiliate partnerships, so we get revenue from your booking.

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