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Eighteen Mile Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

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, only 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

The cottage is situated on private acreage which is fully fenced and surrounded by 300 plus acres of captivating mountains, pastures and countryside views.

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 reenergise!

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).

Boasting 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, (no clothes dryer); 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: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Darlington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • 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
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , queen size
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 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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Eighteen Mile Cottage
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.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: 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

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: 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!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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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!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: 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 -



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund