Thinking of taking a romantic trip to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland?

When people think of Australia’s Sunshine Coast, it’s usually the beaches and built-up towns that stand-out, but there’s much more to it than just that.

Inland, the Hinterlands are brimming with lush greenery, eclectic villages, and picturesque farmland.

With all that nature, comes a lot of peace, so it’s the perfect spot away from the city for a romantic break.

Choosing a hotel with a luxurious spa bath will only add to the romance factor.

With so much choice, we’ve rounded up a list of the best Romantic Sunshine Coast Hinterland hotels with spa baths to save you the time.

1. Montague’s of Montville

This picking offers peace and tranquility right on nature’s doorstep thanks to its beautiful setting in the rainforest adjoining the stunning Kondalilla Falls National Park.

You’ll find two luxury boutique cottages which are both spacious, modern, and equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Cosy fireplaces, a balcony with garden views, and comfortable seating areas with flat-screen TVs and DVD players offer the perfect setting to sit together and relax.

Or, you can soak in the double spa which looks out into the forest with a glass of bubbly – very romantic.

Days can be started with a delicious complimentary breakfast where either continental or cooked offerings include yogurts, pastries, baked goods, tea, and coffee.

Despite its sleepy appearance, the town of Montville has a lot to offer tourists with activities such as food tours, cooking classes, and spa treatments, which can all be arranged.

A 30-minute drive will take you to some of the Sunshine Coast’s best beaches, and some of the town’s best attractions are close by too.

  • Guest Rating: 9.9
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 77 Kondalilla Falls Road, 4560 Montville, Australia

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2. The Country House at Hunchy Montville

Just a nine-minute drive from Montville via a quiet country road will take you to this gorgeous house in a beautiful location.

There are two King Spa Suites which are air-conditioned and have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, a DVD player, a soundbar system to stream music, a fridge, kettle, and coffee machine complete with locally produced milk.

Or you can also opt for the prestigious Rainforest Suite which has 270-degree views of the Blackall Range, Hunchy Valley, and even across the rainforest down to the coast itself.

Best of all they all feature private bathrooms with a spa bath, complimentary toiletries, and robes.

With just a handful of rooms onsite, the property will never feel busy, creating a quiet, romantic ambiance.

Hearty breakfasts and homecooked dinners are made with produce that is freshly sourced from organic growers and suppliers: breakfast is served in the dining room but dinner can be ordered to your suite if you wish.

Highlights include an outdoor swimming pool, but best of all it’s the friendly welcoming service that makes this property stand out.

In the local area, you can immerse yourself in art, poetry, food, and wine, or discover scenic bushwalks in the National Parks, or a little further afield will take you to splendid beaches with bustling esplanades.

The owner Paul is a Volunteer Ambassador at Montville Visitor Information Center, so there’s no one better to ask advice on what the region offers.

  • Guest Rating: 9.8
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 813 Hunchy Road, Hunchy, 4555 Montville, Australia

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3. The Falls Montville

Not only is this romantic offering in a great location just 2km from Montville, but there is a real focus here on the guest experience too.

Attentive, yet unobtrusive, service is key and guests tend to love the little thoughtful touches that make a stay more comfortable and special such as chilled juice on arrival, complimentary Wi-Fi, free cappuccinos, and transfers to restaurants.

An ideal spot to reconnect, six picture-perfect rainforest cottages feature crackling wood fires, private barbeque decks, and luxury double spas.

Incredible breakfast hampers are provided with ample produce to prepare food the way you like in the privacy of your cottage.

If you’re feeling uber-romantic, we recommend booking the Romantic Package where couples will be treated to French sparkling wine, a gourmet cheese platter, a couples massage, fresh roses, candles, and more.

Whilst the real beauty of this property is to escape for a while and take in the seclusion, if you do choose to venture out there’s lots to see from boutique shops, cheese factories, and local markets.

Offering top-notch service even when your stay comes to an end, at check-out guests receive a departure gift.

  • Guest Rating: 9.8
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 20 Kondililla Falls Road, 4560 Montville, Australia

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4. Belle’s at Montville

The Belles experience starts with being surrounded by lush forest which can only be described as paradise and ends with a feeling of complete zen.

Getting away from it all is made easy thanks to this property being set on no less than 3.7-acres of land.

Two stand-alone cottages and one studio apartment are secluded from the main homestead occupied by the wonderful hosts Julie and Noel.

They have well-equipped kitchenettes and a BBQ to cook your own meals, fine teas and a Nespresso machine, luxury king beds, as well as bathrooms complete with double spa baths, indulgent toiletries, and even GHD hair straighteners.

Air-conditioning will keep you cool in the summer months and keeping toasty on winter evenings will be helped by the log fire.

We think you’ll be quite tempted to luxuriate in your room, but the Sunshine Coast Hinterland has plenty to offer too.

Nearby towns include Montville where there are numerous places to enjoy a meal with wine, and Mapleton where you can enjoy romantic stargazing on a clear night at the local Observatory.

If a picnic or bushwalk is more your thing then head to the Kondalilla National Park; you’ll find the entrance just minutes away from Belles at Montville.

  • Guest Rating: 9.8
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 12 Cynthia Hunt Drive , 4560 Montville, Australia

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5. Yabbaloumba Retreat

How do you fancy staying on a 200-acre working farm?

If the answer is yes, then the Yabbaloumba Retreat offers four luxurious private cottages in an idyllic location.

Set over a dam boasting sublime mountain views, guests have access to an array of nature activities including private swimming holes on Booloumba Creek, fishing, bird watching, and walking tracks.

The cottages have comfortable leather lounges, home theater systems, a DVD library, plush king beds, fireplaces, and spacious bathrooms with Pure Essence toiletries.

Fuel your day with daily breakfast, and you’ll find complimentary cheese and wine on arrival.

During the day you can explore the farm which is filled with chicken, geese, cows, sheep, and more, and stop for a picnic lunch overlooking the lake.

When you return to your cottage, make use of the private heated spa complete with mood lighting, or simply just sitting on your balcony in the quiet where the only sound you’ll hear is that of the birds.

Far away enough to enjoy the quiet, but only 6km from the town of Kenilworth with ample eateries and even the Kenilworth Cheese Factory, this quaint property allows for the best of both worlds.

  • Guest Rating: 9.8
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 118 Booloumba Creek Road, 4552 Booloumba, Australia

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6. Blue Summit Cottages

Hidden away high up in the mountains is the gorgeous Blue Summit Cottages.

From the moment you arrive you’ll be captivated by nature: the tree-lined driveway, beautifully landscaped gardens, breathtaking views, and rolling bushland are a feast for the eyes.

The four secluded cottages provide an extraordinary setting for a romantic break where you can delight in king beds with luxury bedding, comfortable deck lounges, plump leather couches in front of the gas log fire, and a spa bath.

Romance packages are available and come highly recommended.

Think chocolates, an indulgent massage for two in the comfort of your cottage, a gourmet BBQ hamper, a bottle of bubbly, candles, and a flower arrangement from an award-winning florist.

Time together can be spent taking leisurely strolls around the grounds admiring the tropical flowers, or the grazing alpacas.

Or, the close by town of Maleny, renowned for its lush environment and scenic spots, is well worth a visit.

Dinner can be cooked from fresh local produce in your well-equipped kitchen or on the barbie.

Alternatively, if you prefer to head out, Maleny has an excellent selection of restaurants from Indian, German, and Thai cuisine, as well as fresh seafood.

  • Guest Rating: 9.7
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 547 Maleny-Kenilworth Road, 4552 Maleny, Australia

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7. Top Of The Hill

Here you’ll find six private and separate cabins with everything you need to relax at your fingertips.

For a start, there’s private decks and open spa bathrooms that overlook scenic valleys, as well as TVs with DVD access, minibars, and snooze-inducing beds and linens.

To really woo your partner on a break for two, we’d recommend the romance package.

Soft music, indulgent chocolates, champagne, candles, and rose petals are just some of the things to enjoy whilst you wait for a freshly cooked meal to be delivered to your door by one of the local restaurants.

There’s little light pollution here so the stars sure put on a show; the staff at the reception may even be able to point out some of the star constellations for you if you’re interested.

Based in the town of Maleny, getting out and about to local attractions is easy.

You’ll find plenty to do in Maleny itself such as the Mary Cairncross Park and its beautiful rainforest walks, picnics at Gardner’s Falls, and one of the Maleny Dairies where you can get back to basics and see live demonstrations of milking.

There’s also plenty of attractive beaches golden beaches not too far away on the Sunshine Coast and for adrenaline seekers, there’s also the option to skydive over the coastline.

  • Guest Rating: 9.7
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 11 Hovard Road, 4552 Maleny, Australia

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8. Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat

This rainforest retreat is just by the entrance to Queensland’s treasured Great Walk which connects a bunch of national parks putting you within easy access of many popular nature spots.

It’s also just a five-minute drive from the artisan village of Montville and a 25-minute drive to the Sunshine Coast and its spectacular beaches.

Accommodation consists of unspoiled secluded villas surrounded by rainforest vistas and mesmerizing sounds of the creek.

All have excellent facilities such as king-sized beds, TVs, DVD players, Bluetooth stereo, fireplaces, BBQs, and luxurious bathrooms with hairdryers, robes, and makeup amenities.

Whilst facilities remain the same, each villa is a little different adding heaps of personality to this property.

Some are a little more secluded and some have larger terraces, but all have spa baths some of which sit in the living rooms, whilst others are in the bathrooms.

It’s the little details that make this place feel homely, such as the fresh roses, handmade chocolates, fast Wi-Fi, and organic bath products.

Best of all, we love the eco-friendly credentials at Narrows Escape as they believe that luxury travel can still have a small footprint.

The resort is advanced eco-certified and continuously looks for ways in which they can make their property more green including creating a compost farm, reducing single-use plastic, sourcing local products, and investing in solar.

  • Guest Rating: 9.6
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 78 Narrows Rd, 4560 Montville, Australia

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9. Lillypilly’s Cottages & Day Spa

Lillypilly’s persuades guests to de-stress and refresh with the welcome of true country hospitality.

Alluring luxurious private cottages are the best place to escape city life and they’ve all been planned and prepared to ensure the utmost comfort and enjoyment.

They all feature spacious lounges with unlimited Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with Netflix, kitchenettes, veranda spaces, bathrooms, and double spa baths.

One of your favorite things about the cottages is sure to be looking out the window to stunning views of Lake Baroon and the Conondale Ranges.

After a restful sleep, there’s no better way to start the day than a hot breakfast being delivered to your cottage.

You’ll look forward to dinner times here too with an à la carte menu full of epicurean delights cooked by a chef with over 45-years’ experience, all served in the privacy of your cottage.

You can recharge your batteries at the day spa where you can choose from massages, facials tailored to your skin type, body exfoliation, or beauty treatments such as manicures, eyebrow tinting, and waxing.

It’s not just spa treatments though, you can also book in for an Exercise Physiology consultation and get expert help on how to utilize exercise to manage a range of health conditions.

For a spot of romancing take a look at the Love the One You’re With package.

  • Guest Rating: 9.6
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 584 Maleny-Montville Road, 4552 Maleny, Australia

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10. Lovestone Cottages

Set within the rolling hills of Montville, in five-acres of natural rainforest, quaint cottages come with all the perks.

Renovated early 2020, self-contained cottages are all unique in design, chic in style, and sit in harmony with the rainforest setting.

Boardwalk entrances, fireplaces, balcony with BBQ, ample kitchen facilities, and king beds await.

In-room standalone jet spas that are big enough for two and are complete with stunning views are sure to be a highlight.

You are completely surrounded by nature and exploring the beautiful gardens will leave you basking in plentiful flowers and plants.

More natural beauty is less than a mile away including Lake Baroon and Kondalilla Falls, and the town of Montville is just a five-minute drive away.

There’s an emphasis on keeping things local here and you’ll find locally sourced jam, bacon, coffee, chocolates, and flowers to enjoy.

  • Guest Rating: 9.6
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 318 Western Avenue, 4560 Montville, Australia

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11. Secrets on the Lake

Does it get more romantic than cosy, comfortable treehouses, and cabins in a serene rainforest setting?

Each one has period character and is decorated with carved-wood artwork and furnishings, beautiful stained glass windows, and come complete with sofa suites to kick back on.

All accommodation features a fully-equipped kitchenette and a BBQ, perfect for those wishing to cook for themselves, outdoor furniture, fireplace, and balconies which boast fabulous views of Lake Baroon.

Secrets have designed some excellent packages to help you make the most of your time at the property.

Designed to spoil yourself and the one you love you can choose from activities such as couples massages, and romantic lunches in the lakehouse, or subtle gestures such as petals in your room.

Food-wise, hampers are provided each morning for breakfast, and there’s also the award-winning Secrets Café & Deck which serves a range of homemade food and drinks which can be enjoyed on the covered deck looking out to the rainforest and lake.

The property is based a 7-minute drive from the town center of Montville, and Maleny is a 20-minute drive away.

Further afield the iconic Australia Zoo and Underwater World are both within a 40-minute drive.

  • Guest Rating: 9.5
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 207 Narrows Road, 4560 Montville, Australia

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12. Spicers Clovelly Estate

This luxurious five-star estate reminds guests that ‘life isn’t just good, it’s something to be embraced and enjoyed every day’ – ‘joie de vivre’ as the French say.

You’ll understand as soon as you pass the grand figs, shaded jacarandas, and groves of magnolias and gardenias that frame the gorgeous French-provincial main guest house.

Enveloped by attractive greenery from the stunning gardens to the natural rainforest, there’s a range of contemporary suites and rooms to suit all.

To have the use of a private spa bath you’ll want to choose a Spa Suite which is generous in size, and comes with huge bathrooms complete with two-person spa tub, separate shower, heated floor and towel racks, as well as flat-screen TV, and minibar.

If you’d prefer a trip to the spa, shameless pampering can be found at the onsite Spa Anise which has a large treatment room and private courtyard.

Home to The Long Apron restaurant which has a well-earned reputation for innovative dining experiences, you can indulge in breakfast, lunch, and dinner cooked by Chef Chris Hagan.

Be sure to take advantage of the Experiences at Spicers.

Whether you’re searching for something outdoorsy, relaxing, romantic, or adventurous, there’s something for everyone.

One of our favorites has to be the Peak to Hidden Vale Koala Safari, where a scenic helicopter flight will take you to track koalas in their natural habitat at the Hidden Vale Wildlife Center.

  • Guest Rating: 9.4
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 68 Balmoral Road, 4560 Montville, Australia

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13. Maleny Luxury Cottages

These cosy and inviting luxury cottages are located a 15-minute drive from Maleny town.

Four cottages, well-spaced out for privacy and above all peace and quiet, come with log fires, a private deck with BBQ, fully-equipped kitchens, a generous private garden, and king beds with luxury linens.

In the open-plan lounge, you’ll find a couples spa bath to sit and relax together, and each cottage has a selection of board games to complete a quiet night in.

Breakfast is a real delight and you can expect a lavish hamper where the best part is bound to be host Julie’s homemade bread which is made to a traditional German recipe.

We’d recommend you get out to explore Maleny, the gourmet food center of the Sunshine Coast, where you’ll find over 20 local coffee shops, restaurants, and even two microbreweries.

If you wish to go beyond Maleny, you’ll find yourself traveling through winding roads through dairy country to the original township of Witta and the hamlet of Curramore.

Or maybe you’d prefer to stay at the property and simply enjoy the sweeping views of the mountains and bushland, or even get a massage.

  • Guest Rating: 9.4
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 383 Curramore Road, 4552 Maleny, Australia

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14. Hunchy Hideaway

This property claims to be ‘the most romantic Adults Only Montville accommodation’ and I guess its easy to see why.

This self-proclaimed hideaway is hidden in the picturesque hinterland of the Sunshine Coast just a five-minute drive from the center of Montville, and the beautiful Kondalilla Falls.

Self-contained cabins are shrouded in the natural beauty allowing guests to really forget about the outside world and focus their time on each other and all of the special indulgent treats waiting for you.

Here, you’re encouraged to chill-out.

Whether that is next to the log fire, in the spa bath, enjoying a leisurely breakfast, or even afternoon tea from the hamper filled with provisions including homemade scones, jam, and cream.

At dinner time, you can stay in your cottage and order a barbecue or seafood hamper for a night in, or visit one of the many restaurants just a short drive away including Wild Rocket @ Misty’s which is situated in one of the most historic buildings in Montville.

Don’t miss taking a peaceful walk around the property to the private waterfall spotting the rainforest wildlife, and possums on the way.

Hosts Denis & Ali are extremely experienced in the hospitality industry and have owned Hunchy Hideaway since 2009.

They love nothing more than making their guests happy so they’re on-hand for any queries or advice you may need.

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 609 Hunchy Road, 4560 Montville, Australia

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15. Spicers Tamarind Retreat & Spa

Set in a whopping 18-acres of lush rainforest, this stunning property with excellent facilities guarantees you a relaxing, and romantic break.

There’s a real Asian style and vibe at this property which only adds to the calming ambiance; think Western luxury, with eastern tranquility.

There are five different room types from Spa Studios, to a stand-alone Gardner’s Villa.

All are well-appointed with lounge areas, king-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms and kitchens, some also have fireplaces.

Choose one of the Spa Studios or the Luxury Falls Villas to enjoy an outdoor hot tub on the veranda, or the Gardner’s Villa which contains a spa bath.

Continuing the Asian theme, you’ll find award-winning Asian cuisine at The Tamarind restaurant where the menu combines sweet, sour, and spicy flavors with fresh local produce to create tantalizing dishes.

There’s plenty to entertain you at this resort too including a spa offering numerous treatments, Cocktail Masterclasses, or cooking classes.

If you’d prefer to go offsite, the resort can arrange various tours including a look into three local craft breweries, the Hinterland mountains, or the Maleny Dairy.

Location-wise, it’s just a five-minute drive from the town of Maleny, and 20-minutes from Mapleton.

If you want to visit a beach during your stay, you’ll find the popular beaches on the Sunshine Coast a 40-minute drive away.

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 88 Obi Lane South, 4552 Maleny, Australia

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16. Maleny Tropical Retreat

The Maleny Tropical Retreat offers Balinese-style bed and breakfast accommodation in the secluded mountainside.

Located on a quiet country road between the towns of Maleny and Montville, the resort overlooks the lush rainforest, Obi Obi Creek, and the shimmering Lake Baroon, so you’ll be surrounded by nature.

Comprised of a historic farmhouse and several outhouses, accommodation choices include bed and breakfast rooms in the main house, self-catering villas, or cabins.

Each room is named after a different Balinese destination and is decorated with Balinese artefacts and delicately carved timber features that add to the character.

All rooms have a double spa bath, wood fires, TV and DVD players, and include breakfast.

We recommend choosing a villa for more space, combined with fabulous floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the farm, and bigger kitchens with everything you might need.

In the main house, there is a common area and a generous DVD library which guests are free to use.

There’s also a dining room where a delicious complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning with stunning views of the valley below.

You’ll definitely want to explore ‘the backyard’ too – with 85-acres of rainforest and pasture, you can take the lovable dogs, Benji and Ernie, on a walk through the forest to Obi Obi Creek.

Or, enjoy a romantic picnic on the river banks with a specially prepared hamper before swimming in the crystal clear waters and exploring the rock pools.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 540 Maleny-Montville Road, 4552 Maleny, Australia

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17. Altitude On Montville

In the heart of the Hinterland, atop the main street of Montville, location is everything at this four-star resort.

23 luxurious rooms in a combination of studios and apartments are tastefully decorated with modern furnishings and local artwork.

All contain a desk, well-equipped kitchenette, TV with satellite channels, and a private balcony.

The Spa Studios and Suites feature a double hot tub on the balcony so you can wind down at the end of the day and pamper yourself using the complimentary pure herb and local bee basics skincare toiletries.

Some rooms have uninterrupted views of the rolling hills, where watching the sunset couldn’t get much better.

The onsite restaurant is the chosen spot to wine and dine yourself, where à la carte menus made with local produce are served for dinner under a blanket of twinkling stars.

There’s plenty to do outside of the property including walks discovering waterfalls and the rainforest, or relishing in the many eateries and wineries the area has to offer.

If retail therapy is more your thing, the village has plenty of unique shops to discover.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 94-96 Main Street, 4560 Montville, Australia

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Map of Sunshine Coast Hinterland Spa Hotels

The Hinterlands is an excellent area to visit for a romantic break and hotel options are abundant.

My personal choice would be the Spicers Tamarind Retreat because of the absolutely beautiful property, and the facilities are second-to-none too.

It gives guests the best of both worlds; you can be left in peace to relax, or if you prefer to be kept busy, there are plenty of activities on-site.

However, you won’t go far wrong with any of the above pickings.

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Sunshine Coast Hinterland HotelsStarsRatings
Montague’s of Montville49.9
The Country House at Hunchy Montville59.8
The Falls Montville49.8
Belle’s at Montville49.8
Yabbaloumba Retreat59.8
Blue Summit Cottages49.7
Top Of The Hill49.7
Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat59.6
Lillypilly’s Cottages & Day Spa49.6
Lovestone Cottages49.6
Secrets on the Lake49.5
Spicers Clovelly Estate59.4
Maleny Luxury Cottages49.4
Hunchy Hideaway49.3
Spicers Tamarind Retreat & Spa49.3
Maleny Tropical Retreat49.1
Altitude On Montville59.0
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