Eighteen Mile Homestead is a truly spacious, comfortable, family friendly, holiday home situated in a very beautiful and somewhat secluded country setting, nearby the Albert River in Darlington Queensland!
Located only 90 mins from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the homestead is positioned in the Lost World Valley at the foothills of the Darlington Range plus a part of the Scenic Rim Qld Region.
The owners of the property lived and operated a dairy followed by a beef cattle farm for over three decades at this location, and the property surrounding the homestead is a working beef cattle farm to this day, which allows guests the possibility of viewing some of the farming duties in action during their stay.
Eighteen Mile Homestead sleeps a total of 15 people.
Room 1 - one queen bed (with ensuite)
Room 2 - one queen bed
Room 3 - one queen bed
Room 4 - two single beds - adjoins with Room 3
Room 5 - two single beds (or optional king sized bed)
Room 6 - two single beds
Additionally - one single foldout roller bed; one queen foldout sofa-bed.
The homestead has 3 bathrooms; fully equipped self-catering kitchen with 90 cm gas top fan-forced oven; dishwasher; microwave; blender; ample crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, baking dishes etc; dining room; 2 large living rooms; indoor open fireplace; laundry - washing machine, dryer, iron & ironing board; 2 reverse cycle air-conditioners in dining room & lounge room; T.V; DVD player; heaters; pedestal fans; hair dryer; table tennis; 2 outdoor eating areas; BBQ large flat-top style; in-ground swimming pool; outdoor camp fire area; two portable cots - check for availability.
Please find the following items we provide for guests stay:
*Bed linen, bath towels, face washers, floor mats and hand towels
*Blankets, electric blankets
*Portion of detergents - laundry, handwash, dishwashing, dishwasher tablets
*Portion of toiletry items - soap, hair shampoo, hair conditioner, body moisturiser, tissues, toilet paper (2-3 rolls in each toilet)
*Tea (black plus some herbal variety), coffee (instant), sugar, 1l milk (long-life)
*Portion of firewood. Should extra be desired, guests are welcome to collect more from our surrounding paddocks - an axe is provided
*Complimentary bottle of wine and box of chocolates on arrival (full priced bookings only)
N.B. There is presently no landline telephone or internet connection available at the property. However, limited mobile phone range is available on elevated locations around the property. Also, in the case of an emergency, connection to '000' should be available anywhere on the property.
Swimming (rock pools and swimming pool)
Endless opportunities to take breathtaking photo's etc
Eighteen Mile Homestead is located in Darlington Qld, 6kms (approx) from an entrance to the Lamington National Park.
O’Reilly’s Lamington National Park: By vehicle the trip from Eighteen Mile to O’Reilly’s takes approx 1 hr 20 mins, travelling via Beaudesert. A shorter (approx 40 min trip from Eighteen Mile) 4WD dirt road is also an option, though not suitable after heavy rainfall.
Mt Joyce Recreation Park: This 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 40 mins (40.4kms), travelling via Beaudesert.
Tamborine Mountain: By vehicle, the trip from Eighteen Mile to Tamborine Mountain takes approx 50 mins, travelling via Beaudesert.
Comments received from guests:
Just a note of feedback after our stay at 18 Mile last weekend – we all had an absolute ball! The kids had some much needed space and freedom and made the most of it all. We adults also loved being there, especially the outdoor fire and chance to sit around and do very little, since the kids needed no entertainment from us! We are all keen to arrange another weekend in summer, if not before. Please pass on our thanks to Jan for having us and checking in on us when we arrived. You will be hearing from us again!
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.