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Book A One-Of-A-Kind Stay In This Wooden Yurt In The Gold Coast Hinterland

By Isabella Pesch

the outside of the yurt

Looking for somewhere a little out of the ordinary for your next weekend getaway? How about a yurt? No need to travel to Mongolia though, we’ve found a yurt hidden away next to the Gold Coast Hinterland’s Springbrook National Park. A circular hut built entirely from wooden slats, this quirky accommodation is the perfect spot to get back to nature.

Taking its cues from the distinctive Central Asian dwellings, this home-away-from-home has a large central skylight to let in lashings of natural light. Sporting a blue and white patterned exterior, the self-contained accommodation is just as magical as the forest enveloping it. Complete with a separate bathroom and camp kitchen, it features a luxurious bed and fireplace to chilly winter nights. There’s even an outdoor shower with a clear roof for showering under the stars—does it get any better? Coupled with the best backyard ever—a rainforest and private creek—this is being one with nature done right. 

inside of the yurt, with a bed underneath a skylight

Located on Springbrook Mountain, the yurt is surrounded by many walking tracks, lookouts and even waterfalls. Just a short walk away is Springbrook’s local food hangouts like Dancing Waters Cafe, and a few minutes by car will get you to Purling Brook Falls, a must-see during your visit. So, while the Airbnb feels utterly secluded in its location, there is still plenty to do during your stay. 

an outdoor shower

And after a long day of adventuring, you can cosy up by the outdoor fire pit to help you defrost before whipping up a feast on the BBQ or gas cooktop. Or, just take a seat on the covered patio looking out at the surrounding rainforest and Springbrook wildlife.

Whether you’re an avid nature lover or just want to be able to say you’ve stayed in a yurt, we reckon this one for the bucket list. Book your weekend away here.

Find more incredible Airbnbs around Brisbane and the Gold Coast here.

Image credit: Airbnb

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