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Turkey's Nest - White Gum Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Nestled in 15 acres of tranquil rainforest just 35km north-west of Brisbane, Turkey's Nest is a perfect retreat from the bustle of city life, close to the city, yet a world away!

You will feel the cares of everyday life slip away as you settle into one of our two private, cosy guest cottages, or spacious private suite, each totally separate and nestled on the edge of the rainforest.

White Gum Cottage - sleeps 4

White Gum Cottage is totally private and self contained, with dining area, lounge, verandah and a fully equipped kitchen. A former forestry cottage, it has a delightful rustic charm, combined with all the modern conveniences you would expect to make your stay comfortable.

The cottage contains two bedrooms, one queen and one double, making it suitable for two couples, or for a family of four.

The view from the bedroom, dining room and kitchen could not be more relaxing, taking in the rainforest and the visiting native birds (some of which will eat from your hand). Cook up a feast in the well-equipped kitchen, which includes an espresso coffee machine. A comfy lounge is the place to sit by the fire, listen to music, play a game of Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit, drink wine, read a good book and chat., before retiring to a bed warmed by an electric blanket.

We provide all the comforts for a romantic stay, including electric blankets for those chilly winter nights, port and chocolates, music, and a selection of books and games, and an expresso coffee machine.

Turkey's Nest is a wildlife refuge, registered under the Land for Wildlife scheme. Awake a magnificent view through towering trees to the rainforest below. Relax on the veranda where a wide variety of exotic birds come to feed. Take a rainforest walk, stop at a local cafe, then back to your cottage for a massage, reading a book, sipping wine, a romantic candlelit meal, port and chocolates - how much more relaxing can it get?

While Brisbane swelters in summer heat, Mount Glorious (620m above sea level and surrounded by D'Aguilar National Park) is pleasantly cool (be sure to bring a jumper, as temperatures average 6 degrees less than Brisbane at all times). On chilly winter nights, as mists waft through the forest, relax by a cosy fireplace, where you'll find a CD player and range of CDs, ipod docking station, a selection of books and games, complimentary port and home-made chocolates.

A short stroll to the tranquil village of Mt. Glorious offers bush walking in the rainforest of D'Aguilar National Park, three cafes, a quality restaurant with stunning views over the valley below, and a unique sculpture garden.

Turkey's Nest is a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the tranquility in the company of someone special.

To extend the experience, we may be able to arrange early check-in or late check-out (subject to other bookings). Please enquire when you book.

Massages are available by prior arrangement. How much more relaxing can it get?

Planning a wedding at Mount Glorious? We have a second cottage on the property, and a guest suite at our house. See our Stayz listings #13341 Turkey's Nest White Gum Cottage and #186237 Macadamia Rainforest Suite.

Sustainable living

At Turkey’s Nest we aim to minimise our impact on the environment. Our house and cottages have solar-assisted power. Environmentally friendly features include:

• Using environmentally friendly cleaning products.

• Use of natural, chemical-free hand and body washes

• Water efficiency & storage ensuring no dependence on bought (town) water

• Reuse of timber milled on site for floors, bench tops, wall linings, etc

• Use of recycled materials wherever possible.

• Worm-based waste-water system

• Natural building materials (light earth, stone, aged timber), blending with the environment

• Using zero or low VOC paints and finishes on all new internal surfaces

• Being able to offer our guests home grown produce whenever possible

• Buying Fair Trade goods, which offer a better deal to farmers in the developing world.

• Maximum recycling of household waste including composting.

Our ongoing commitment is to ensure peace and quiet and comfort for our guests within the confines of these principles, so that they may experience the tranquillity of this place and the beauty of a sustainable lifestyle.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
7 November, 2017


Other Activities:

Maiala National Park


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Mount Glorious, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours


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Turkey's Nest - White Gum Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
Mount Glorious, Queensland, Australia

Lovely place to stay and unwind.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time in the White Gum Cottage. Everything we needed to have a great stay was provided. The fire place was wonderful. It was so nice to get away from the city life.

  • Review Submitted: 14/11/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks, Hayley, I'm glad you enjoyed White Gum Cottage. We love our glorious mountain environment, and enjoy sharing it with others. Rose and Russell
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Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia

Cosy and quiet

  • 4 of 5

A nice time away, beautiful views and quiet surroundings. Very warm with under-floor heating and fireplace.

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks, Ashley, I'm glad you enjoyed our beautiful Macadamia Suite. It is a different experience from the cottages, but just as relaxing and cosy for our cold mountain nights! Rose and Russell
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cosy cabin getaway in the beautiful rainforest of Mt Glorious. Cabin has everything you need for a relaxing weekend. Very close to some wonderful walks through the national park. We came back relaxed, renewed and engaged!

  • Review Submitted: 21/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kate. We love sharing our beautiful mountain retreat - it's a beautiful part of the world. Congratulations on your engagement - I'm glad Rose Gum Cottage wove its romantic spell on you! Rose and Russell
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Mount Glorious, Australia


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

    Optional Costs
    Additional adults : $25 per night and person
    Children: $15 per night and person

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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