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Eighteen Mile Cottage - river access with breathtaking views!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 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 beside an invigorating, freshwater river that flows close from its source - the Lamington National Park. Also located in the very beautiful Lost World Valley and part of Scenic Rim Queensland, 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.

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

There are wonderful 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 soaking in the sunshine during the cool, winter afternoons.

Please find the following items that we provide for guests stay:

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

• Blankets, electric blankets and heaters are provided for the cooler months. Fans are provided for the warmer months. Along with the reverse-cycle air-conditioner in living room.

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

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

• Gas BBQ (flat-lid style).

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

Travelling with infants and toddlers??

We do not charge for infants up to 4 yrs of age, though linen (single bed sheets & bath towel) is not provided. Linen may be hired if required: $30/child for the stay.

Two portable cots plus a timber high chair (with adjustable tray but no harness) - please check for availability upon your booking request.

N.B. No landline telephone or wifi connection is presently available. Limited mobile phone range is available - Telstra currently superior to others in the district.


Bush walking

Mountain hiking

Camp fire

Swimming (rock-pools)

Bird watching

Fishing (BYO lines etc)


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

O’Reillys Lamington National Park: cafe with great views, restaurant, bird feeding, treetop walk, rain forest, gardens, walking tracks, hiking trails.

Tambourine Mountain: unique and interesting cafes, restaurant, shops, Gallery Walk, treetop challenge, glowworm 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
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 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 been created from time spent together at various family-friendly holiday locations.

My husband, Murray, spent most of his growing up years at the Eighteen Mile Property. He, along with three of our sons currently run a beef cattle farm in the surrounding paddocks of both the cottage and homestead.

We are enthusiastic about sharing this fantastic property with all of our guests!

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

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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Eighteen Mile Cottage - river access with breathtaking views!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Peaceful and just dog proof.

  • 4 of 5

The house was well equipped, comfortable, nice outdoor area and beautiful creek. My partner and i and our dog Max had a good break! We had everything we needed. Did need to fix a few fence gaps to make the property staffy secure but Murray and Robyn were great. Lovely time.

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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