With a pandora’s box of unique accommodation options uncovered around Australia and right here on our doorstep in Queensland, Slow Stays is the perfect online destination to help you plan your next great escape from the world.
Founders of travel and lifestyle hub Life Unhurried Celeste Mitchell, Krista Eppelstun and Katie Gannon have curated the best slow-living, slow-travel and sustainable accommodation options around Australia for their new Slow Stays online directory.
Discover rural or regional accommodation options that allow you to retreat, escape and slow down; to disconnect from stress and appreciate the simple pleasures of nature, even if just for a little while.
Some of the Queensland properties featured on the Slow Stays directory rival some of the finest eco-destinations in the world.
You can play out your own Robinson Crusoe story with a luxury twist at Bedarra Island Resort, an all-inclusive island playground on a private patch of the Great Barrier Reef (but only 30 minutes from Mission Beach by private launch). Fusing sustainable design and gourmet food experiences, and with just 10 luxuriously appointed beach villas allowing a maximum of 20 guests on the island at any one time, it’s a slice of (blissfully secluded) paradise.
Retreat and reconnect in an Australian bush setting like no other at glamping retreat Nightfall, hidden away in the far reaches of the Gold Coast hinterland, where your own luxuriously adorned glamping tent awaits in a private sanctuary. Complete with a running stream of pure, clean spring water for private, relaxing dips, and the ancient Lamington National Park rainforest right on your doorstep, it’s tranquillity at its finest.
Or, discover the Secret Cabin Society in Eerwah Vale in the hills of the Sunshine Coast. This magical, ramshackle cabin tucked away in the rainforest has been lovingly designed to pare life back to basics. You’ll arrive to find your rustic cabin stocked with homegrown organic fruit including dragonfruit, custard apples and seasonal wild raspberries, and a rainwater-fed outdoor shower to enjoy. A hammock and a loft bedroom offer plenty of cosy nooks for R&R. As we said, it’s all about indulging in simple pleasures!
To find out more, head to www.lifeunhurried/slowstays.com