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Soak It Up At 8 Of The Best Stays On The Sunshine Coast With Outdoor Baths

By Sinead Clarke
9th May 2022

To make it through the daily grind every week, prioritising some consistent, well earned R&R is key. While you could opt for the likes of a day spa, why not kick the relaxation vibes into high gear with a weekend getaway where the bath is actually the main attraction? 

Let your hair down, and book yourself in for a weekend at one of these ultra-tranquil stays with a gorgeous outdoor bath around the Sunshine Coast.

Sol House Noosa

Noosaville 

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. 

Mayan Farm 

Noosa Hinterland

If you want the farm vibes but not the rustic accommodations, Mayan Farm is the spot for you. Sitting on more than 100 acres in the Noosa hinterland, the farm is home to cattle, horses, ducks and sheep, but it also now hosts those with only two legs, thanks to a luxe rammed earth villa on the property. With an alfresco deck, pizza oven and a plunge pool (just to name a few of the amenities), all overlooking the wide open farmland and countryside views. The villas sleep up to eight, so split the bill and take your whole crew.

Bird Song Valley

Montville 

Montville is synonymous with peace and quiet and this 1920s Queenslander on the outskirts of town is no different. Bird Song Valley 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. 

​​Kanimbia Luxury Glamping

Obi Obi

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 stunning outdoor bathtub, which sits behind a canvas wall that you can fully open up to truly be at one with nature.

a bath in a luxe canvas tent

Starry Nights Luxury Camping

West Woombye

If you’re to get away from it all without actually going too far from civilization, Starry Nights in West Woombye is for you. Perched in and amongst the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast you’ll have complete privacy in the midst of a tranquil forest. Take a bath with the canvas wall rolled all the way up, lie in the large king-sized bed or laze around on the couch next to the food fire as you take in the peaceful serenity of Woombye. Just 10 minutes from Montville and 20 from Mooloolaba Beach, Starry Nights Luxury Camping is the perfect place to unwind and relax while still being close to everything else you want in a weekend break.

a freestanding bath in a luxe canvas tent, with the outdoors visible from behind mesh

​​Shackpalace Noosa Home

Noosa Heads

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. Perfect for couples on a romantic getaway, you can admire the panoramic mountain views from the connecting deck and open-air bathtub. 

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

The Banksia House

Caloundra

An architectural gem you won’t want to leave, The Banksia House looks like it has come from the pages of Architectural Digest and we’re here for it. With its indoor-outdoor living, it would be impossible to not feel connected with nature at this Kings 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 expansive outdoor tub with a drink in hand. This house has something for everyone, with stacks of outdoor entertaining as well as relaxing amenities.

cement style outdoor bath

Noosa Hinterland Cabin

Cooroy

Looking for a quiet couples getaway in the country? This Noosa Hinterland Cabin has a sweet outdoor tub that’s 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 best farm life dreams. Only thirty minutes from Noosa’s Main Beach, it’s easy to make a day trip into town if you are missing the crowds. However, if you’re craving total silence and seclusion instead, privacy is guaranteed at this stunning spot with 25 acres of land and an outdoor bath all to yourself. 

Looking for more inspiration? Check into one of the Sunshine Coast’s top-rated Airbnbs, which will make you never want to leave.

Image Credit: Sol House Noosa & Airbnb

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