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FernyBrook Cottage - rainforest retreat. Queensland, Australia

Bedrooms 1
Space 1 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Situated in the heart of Springbrook World Heritage National Park, Queensland.

About FernyBrook Cottage

FernyBrook Cottage is located right near Purlingbrook Falls in the World Heritage Springbrook National Park, Qld. Australia. It is a perfect retreat for couples seeking to enjoy the tranquility and natural surrounds of Springbrook World Heritage National Park: to relax, breath the fresh air and to take a moment to observe the beauty of nature. The cottage is owner operated and has a cosy, personal and friendly feel. We require at least 2 days advance notice of a booking. Check-in is from 2.00pm and check-out by 10.00am, however times are flexible and may be altered,

if possible, on your request.

FernyBrook Cottage is conveniently located right next to the the walking trails of Springbrook National Park at Gwongorella Picnic area, near the top of Purling Brook Falls; plus the cottage's peaceful gardens and babbling brook provide ideal surrounds for bird watching and quiet meditation. And for those still in need of a good espresso coffee to start the day, Dancing Waters cafe (serving coffee,cake and light meals) is just a short walk away, as is the Springbrook General Store and Cafe (which offers a wide selection of hearty meals and also has liquor licence and bar)....So there is little need to drive once you arrive and the cottage's covered carport provides all-weather protection for your car.

The Cottage, built as a fore runner to the 'Mouses House', is of a similar chalet style with internal timber lining and has all the character of a cosy mountain cottage, plus it is set amidst a beautiful rainforest garden bordered by Kuralboo Creek. The cottage is available for short term rental for singles or couples as we can only cater for up to two people. However, if there are two couples, we may be able to arrange accommodation for an extra couple with an adjacent cottage. We apologise that our accommodation is not suitable for children or for pets.

FernyBrook Cottage is fully self contained with a cosy wood fire (wood supplied in the cooler months) and reverse cycle air conditioning for those chilly nights. There is a comfy queens sized bed upstairs and the kitchen, bathroom and living area are downstairs. A large, covered back deck with a barbeque provides the perfect outdoor space for relaxation and bird feeding or for simply observing nature to the sounds and sights of the many birds and brightly coloured parrots that feed from the seed trays on the verandah and in the garden.

As the evening arrives or when staying indoors, for your entertainment there is a large selection of books, games, DVDs, and a flat screen TV .... or if you prefer you can just relax with a sherry and a good book from our extensive library, in front of the fire. The nights at Springbrook are so quiet and the stars are so bright that we suggest you take a torch lit walk to see how different the night sky is away from the bright lights of the Gold you may also spot the little nocturnal animals that come out to feed.

What to Bring with you to Springbrook

When you come to visit Springbrook, please keep in mind that mountain weather can be cooler and wetter than on the coast so it's advisable to pack in some warm clothes, wet weather gear, suitable hiking shoes and a torch for night walking.

The Cottage is fully self contained with a well stocked pantry (not including fresh food) and has all those little extra items to make your stay enjoyable. The local cafes and general store have a good selection of meals, however the nearest super markets are at Nerang and Mudgeeraba.

Also please note there is no petrol on the mountain, so you will need to ensure you have adequate fuel for your journey, with the nearest petrol stations also being at Nerang and Mudgeeraba.

Telstra Mobile phones receive the best reception at Springbrook. You may need to go to high points or lookouts if you have trouble receiving mobile connections with other servers. There is a public phone at the Springbrook General Store nearby.

For your added security, this property is only managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts.

Directions on how to get to Ferny Brook Cottage at Kuralboo Street, Springbrook.

Springbrook National Park is approximately 100km south of Brisbane and can be reached via Nerang (exit 69) or via Mudgeeraba (exit 79 south bound, or exit 80 northbound). The distance to Springbrook from Nerang is 42Km and from Mudgeeraba is 29km however, the Mugereebah/Springbrook ROAD IS PRESENTLY CLOSED FOR REPAIR. and so you may now connect, via route 42, to the Nerang- Murwillumbah Road (turn left at Advancetown to go to Pine Creek Road).

If coming via Nerang, follow the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road and then take the Springbrook turn off (left hand turn) at Pine Creek Road, then turn right at the intersection with Springbrook Road. THE PINE CREEK ROAD TO SPRINGBROOK IS THE ONLY ROAD OPEN AT PRESENT.

After driving through the rock divide (just after the Pine creek road/ Springbrook Road intersection) near the top of the mountain, continue along Springbrook Road, keeping to the left, past the Fudge Shop, past the school, across the cement bridge and then turn left into Forestry Road. At the entrance to the National Park and next to Dancing Waters Cafe, turn left into Kuralboo Street, adjacent to the National Park.

Again please note that there is NO PETROL ON THE MOUNTAIN so you will need to ensure you have adequate fuel for your journey, with the nearest petrol stations being at Nerang and Mudgeeraba.

Where ever you choose to stay in Springbrook, we hope you will enjoy your visit to this beautiful, world heritage wilderness.

More Details

Dianne Mcilveen
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Springbrook

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


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FernyBrook Cottage - rainforest retreat. Queensland, Australia
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Wonderful quaint home. All the charm of a by gone era with all the mod cons you could need.

  • 4 of 5

Terrific bird life to keep you entertained. Close to cafes and amenities. Bush walks just outside. On a quiet night you can hear the waterfall in the distance or the babbling stream at bottom of the garden.

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, cosy cottage, in the middle of lush forest and a beautiful garden.

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I wanted a few days away from the city and FernyBrook cottage was just perfect. We loved the fire, the deck overlooking the garden, and of course the garden itself. Dianne was delightful, and it felt like a home away from home. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable, fully appointed and equipped for a weekend or short stay.

  • 5 of 5

Ferny Brook cottage is situated conveniently in the picturesque national parks of the area, close to many walks to scenic views of the ancient volcanic rim, waterfalls and rugged mountain scenery.

Guests have every facility they would possibly require in the cottage, situated in a tranquil rain forest with great birdlife and within walking distance of cafes in the Purling Brook vicinity.

Owner, Dianne, cannot be more helpful whilst generously allowing her guests' access to what is obviously a greatly loved family retreat.

A perfect weekend stay for us.


  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely rainforest retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our two night stay at FernyBrook Cottage was wonderful. There were so many little extra touches. Dianne has thought of everything you would need for an enjoyable few days away or longer. Springbrook is a beautiful place to visit and FernyBrook Cottage is the ideal place to stay. We would highly recommend staying at FernyBrook Cottage. Beautiful !!!!

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect tonic on the edge of Gondwana

  • 5 of 5

Dianne has prepared FernyBrook Cottage just for you, with every detail attended to, a welcoming warmth, and complete privacy. Enjoy a book and the combustion fire indoors, soak up the sun and silence on the back deck, or take a few short steps to the entrance to Springbrook National Park where the Purling Brook Falls circuit walk will transport you to Gondwana (allow a few hours and take water and snacks). If you've opted not to bring your own provisions, there are three very reasonable cafes nearby in walking distance - best to check their daytime and evening opening hours. Dianne has left careful, clear instructions for everything, so please oblige. It's an astonishingly beautiful part of the world, and more lookouts and walks to explore as you travel further along the main drag. A perfect tonic for life's demands.

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always so heartening when our guests enjoy the same experience that we do when staying at FernyBrook Cottage and exploring Springbrook.
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I wish I could buy this little gem!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place resonated for me... the natural outlook, the cosy cabin, the books and paintings, the fireplace, the garden and back stream, and not to forget the nearby magnificent Springbrook National Park... Thank you for sharing it! <3

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Walking trails and waterfalls

FernyBrook Cottage is located in the heart of the Springbrook World Heritage Rainforest National Park. The main attractions included rainforest hiking along the many scenic paths, wildlife and bird watching, cascading waterfalls and spectacular cliff top views to the Gold Coast from the numerous lookouts. The area is a nature lovers paradise and it is only an hours drive from the beautiful beaches and attractions of the world renown Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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