Brisbane's stunning natural attractions

18 JANUARY 2023

Brisbane’s vibrant dining scene, urban adventures and diverse precincts are well known, but within an hour or two, you’ll find incredible natural attractions offering exceptional experiences for group activities and events.


Tangalooma Island Resort

Pure white sand meets crystal clear water on Moreton Island, the home of Tangalooma Island Resort.

A 75-minute ferry ride from Brisbane, the island resort provides spectacular experiences in an accessible and relaxed environment.

There are function and conference facilities, as well as unique activities for the ultimate island adventure. From hurtling down sand dunes to snorkelling sunken wrecks or an overnight getaway, there’s limitless options for memorable moments. Both full-day and half-day packages are available and can include venue hire, meals, selected AV equipment upon request and a dedicated staff member on hand. 

River to Bay

Moreton Bay is one of the region’s most spectacular natural assets. Explore its diversity – natural wonders, pristine islands and First Nations cultures – on River to Bay’s adventure cruises.

Vessels with capacity for between 10 and 38 people can transport guests across the bay from Brisbane to snorkelling at Tangalooma’s famed wrecks, across to laidback North Stradbroke Island, and over to former penal colony St Helena Island. On the way, spot turtles, dolphins or even a dugong. 

If indulgence is more your style, River to Bay offer a Champagne and Oyster Farm Tour, with the promise of the freshest oysters you will ever try. Learn about farming oysters with a glass in hand for this twilight tour which concludes as the sun sets over the horizon. Brisbane River tours are also available.

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Sanctuary by Sirromet

Winery, events venue and corporate retreat, Sirromet has been a firm favourite of Brisbane’s events scene since 2000. An award-winning operation just 30 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, it also incorporates a luxury glamping experience with 18 retreats nestled into paperbark bushland at Sanctuary by Sirromet. With configurations available for groups or individuals, the accommodation provides an idyllic setting for a tranquil and inspired corporate retreat.

Environmental sustainability is a key feature of the venue. Responsible water use – both on the vineyard and in operations – waste recycling, energy conservation and computerised refrigeration initiatives all contribute to its strong environmental commitments.

Event spaces are available at Barrel Hall (capacity 120) and Tuscan Terrace (capacity 200 cocktail or 120 banquet), or restaurant Lurleen’s (capacity 300) providing the best in seasonal produce and dining.

Scenic Rim

Wander @ The Overflow

Wander At The Overflow 1895 showcases the breathtaking rural beauty of the Scenic Rim, just 90 minutes from Brisbane.

An off-grid eco-retreat, the site offers five premium accommodation pods with sweeping views over the mountains and valleys of the historic grazing property turned vineyard.

Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal scenes of Lake Wyaralong and surrounding native bushland.

The complex of five WanderPods can be secured for up to 14 guests with activities including guided walks, tastings at the cellar door, hot air ballooning and yoga.

Beechmont Estate

Around 1000 metres above sea level on the Beechmont Plateau, within the World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, lies Beechmont Estate.

Accommodation options at the venue include three-bedroom luxury pavilions and the 16 eco-friendly King Farm cabins.

Bring colleagues together on the 30ha Wagyu beef and polo farm for walking trails, horse riding, art classes, yoga, beekeeping tours or simply fine dining.

About an 80 minute drive from Brisbane, Hazelwood Estate is easy to access. Function facilities include four event spaces, ranging from The Conference Room for a boardroom lunch for 14 to The Club House for a cocktail event for 150.


Spicers Hidden Vale

Less than an hour from Brisbane, Spicers Hidden Vale is a world away.

Developed by pioneers of luxury ecotourism in Australia, Spicers Hidden Vale offers both nature-based adventures and extreme relaxation on the 4800ha property.

Stylish but comfortable, Spicers Hidden Vale’s accommodation options include valley view rooms, cottages, heritage suites and luxury cabins.

Four event spaces and three private dining rooms can cater for corporate meeting requirements for between 12 – 90 people.

The award winning Homage Restaurant provides a sophisticated paddock to place dining experience with produce sourced from its own abundant gardens. 

For more information or inspiration contact the Business Events team at [email protected]

A couple enjoying views in sunset on hill at Spicers Hidden Vale.
Couple hiking at Spicers Hidden Vale
A distant shot of a couple sitting on a tree trunk on a beach