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Eighteen Mile Cottage - river access and breathtaking views!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Gorgeous 2 bedroom country cottage - private, peaceful & perfect for a getaway!

Eighteen Mile Cottage is a charming and tastefully decorated early 1920's Queenslander holiday home nestled alongside an invigorating river that flows close from its source, the Lamington National Park.

Located in the very beautiful Lost World Valley and part of Scenic Rim Region plus only 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

The cottage is situated on private acreage that is fully fenced and surrounded by 500 (approx) acres of captivating mountains, pastures and countryside views which are also part of the wider property.

With a lovely romantic and comfortable feel, the cottage is perfect for couples, small families and friends who are looking to slow down, unwind and re-energise!

There are wonderful freshwater rock-pools to explore, take a dip, throw a line in or picnic beside. And for the energetic, plenty of challenging mountain hikes await!

The cottage sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms (one queen bed and two single beds), and boasts a large rear deck with breathtaking views; outdoor campfire area for evening relaxation and star gazing; lounge room; fully equipped self-catering kitchen; bathroom: toilet, vanity basin & spa bath/shower; laundry: washing machine & laundry tub; reverse cycle air-conditioner (in lounge/living area); BBQ (flat top style); TV; DVD; CD player; verandah situated at front of the cottage - great for catching the sun in the winter afternoons.

Please find the following list of items provided for guests stay:

• All bed linen, bath towels, floor mats and hand towels.

• Blankets, electric blankets and heaters are provided for the cooler months. Fans are provided for the warmer months.

• Portion of: laundry detergent; dishwashing detergent; dishwasher tablets; toilet paper; soaps; shampoo & conditioner; body moisturiser, tissues; coffee pods (Espressotoria) & instant coffee; black tea & herbal varieties; sugar; milk (1L long life).

• Portion of firewood. Guests are welcome to collect more from surrounding paddocks (an axe is provided)

• BBQ (flat lidded style); gas

• Complimentary bottle of wine & chocolates on arrival (full priced bookings only).

Travelling with infants and toddlers??

There is no charge for infants up to 3 yrs of age though no linen (single bed sheets & bath towel) is provided. Linen may be hired if required: $30/child for the stay.

There are two portable cots plus a timber high chair (with adjustable tray but no harness) shared between our cottage and homestead - please check for availability upon booking request if desired.

N.B. No landline telephone or wifi connection is presently available. Limited mobile phone range is available.


Bush walking

Mountain hiking

Camp fire

Swimming (rock-pools)

Bird watching

Fishing (BYO lines etc)

Star gazing

Take a short drive to view the surrounding Lost Word Valley & Lamington National Park

O’Reillys Lamington National Park: cafe with great views; restaurant; bird feeding; treetop walk; rainforest gardens; walking tracks; hiking trails

Tambourine Mountain: cute and interesting cafes, restaurants & shops; Gallery Walk; treetop challenge; glow worm caves

Endless opportunities to take breathtaking photo's

Eighteen Mile Cottage & Homestead are located in Darlington and the Lost World Valley. Approximately 3 kms from the Lamington National Park and situated in the foothills of O'Riellys Lamington National Park.

O’Reilly’s Lamington National Park: By vehicle, the trip from Eighteen Mile to O’Reilly’s takes approx 1 hr 20mins, travelling via Beaudesert. A shorter (approx 40 min trip from Eighteen Mile) 4WD dirt road is also an option, but you would need to check on the condition of this road before embarking.

Mt Joyce Recreation Park: Offers a variety of activities from world class mountain bike trails, shoreline horse trails, bush walks, trail runs and canoe trails. The Park also incorporates picnic facilities, playground and other amenities and is located off the Beaudesert-Boonah Road at Wyaralong.

By vehicle, the trip from Eighteen Mile to Wyaralong takes approx 40mins (40.4kms), travelling via Beaudesert.

Tamborine Mountain: By vehicle, the trip from Eighteen Mile to Tamborine Mountain takes approx 50mins, travelling via Beaudesert.

Comments from Guests

There will be many more "next times" - we just love it down there in the Lost World Valley, and had exceptionally relaxing and enjoyable time in your gorgeous Cottage.

More Details

Robyn Olsson
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Robyn Olsson

I am passionate about providing excellent holiday accommodation and service to our guests!

Married with five children, I understand the importance of great family holidays. Some of our fondest memories have come about from past times spent together at family-friendly holiday locations.

My husband, Murray, spent most of his growing up years at this property (now known as Eighteen Mile Homestead). He, along with three of our sons currently run a beef cattle farm in the surrounding paddocks of both the cottage and homestead. Murray is also really enthusiastic about sharing this fantastic property with guests, as does his dear mum, Jan.

What makes this cottage unique

Private and stunning location in the Lost World Valley, part of the Scenic Rim Queensland.

Nestled beside a meandering, fresh water river that is located close to its source - the Lamington National Park.

Opportunities to hike and explore the 500 (approx) acre property, with mountainous views.

Outdoor private campfire area.

Excellent for stargazing as there are open sky areas with no city lights.

Family owned and operated property for 4 decades.

Possible opportunities to view a beef cattle farm in operation - sometimes guests enjoy taking part a little.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Darlington, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , queen size
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Eighteen Mile Cottage - river access and breathtaking views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Darlington, Queensland, Australia

Picturesque cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the qaint cottage at eighteen mile. Such a picturesque location! Everything we possibly needed was provided. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

spectacular, breathtaking, amazing

  • 5 of 5

amazing, this place is everything i dreamed of for my weekend away, i just wish i was back there in the tranquillity, this place offers relaxation at the maximum. everything you need apart from food and clothes in found on site. the place is kept so beautiful and the views are breathtaking.. we will 110% be back

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We loved the quiet location and gorgeous cottage. Owners provided more than expected for our stay at this lovely cottage. We truly got away to the country for a relaxing weekend with our two girls. We built a lovely outdoor fire and enjoyed the amazing views!

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Peace, tranquil and thoughtful things

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Eighteen Mile cottage so much! Whenever we looked for something (like a juice squeezer or grater) it was there. The owners have thought of everything that is needed, but no extra so not cluttered. The cottage has a very home farm feel, a very warm loved cottage. The creek is about 20 metres away and the fishing rods are there! The fire circle at the back is perfect for a place to sit in the evening and watch the Milky Way and other stars we've missed from being in the city light usually. Hardly any 3G so difficult for work to bug you too. I highly recommend this cottage for anyone who wants to escape the rat race and slow down for a short time. Perfect, organised and no fuss.

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Relaxing, comfortable, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property with relaxing, serene surroundings. Whether you want to sit by the fire, swim in the creek or go for an adventure through the surrounding bush it is just perfect.

Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 09/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Amazing as always

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Eighteen Mile and was just as amazing as the first. This time around we stayed at the cottage and everything about the place makes it a home away from home. Very lovely to receive a bottle of wine and chocolates on our arrival which my Husband and I enjoyed thoroughly. The kids had a great time with plenty of room to roam and our Border Collie dog was certainly in his element. Jan and Robyn are always such a pleasure to deal with and ensure everything is perfect for our stay. Highly recommend and we will be back many times in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 17/05/2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
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Nearest Airport
114 Kilometres
Brisbane Airport - 1.5hrs
Nearest Barpub
31.4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
31.4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
23.2 Kilometres
Mt Lindsey Highway
Nearest Restaurant
31.4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Gold Coast beaches - 1.5hrs
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Lamington National Park

Mt Tamborine -



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