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Our Cityscapes series presents you with exciting alternative locations for your company gatherings and business meetings. Bring your team together in a refreshing way to inspire collaboration.

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland has so much to offer visitors as it has some of the world’s greatest art galleries and beaches, as well as theme parks, national parks and annual music festivals showcasing local musicians. ‘Brissie’ is nice and compact in size with the beautiful Brisbane River snaking its way through its centre and sights and landmarks can be enjoyed from the comfort of a catamaran!  

Brisbane is a great choice for your remote working team to get together. It is well known for its relaxed culture, great year-round weather and its street pattern in a grid which makes it easy to navigate! The city’s CBD can be crossed on foot remarkably quickly In recent years, Brisbane has gained an exciting collection of new hotels, bars, restaurants and event spaces that are ideal for team gatherings and business meetings of all sizes. 

Sheerwater

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Sheerwater is a unique seaside property that has eight bedrooms, sleeping up to 18 people and is the perfect location for great team-building and quality time. The house was constructed from second-hand timbers with contrasting rusted steel and limestone. Indoors, the rooms are in a Nordic design with polished wood flooring to replicate a ship’s deck. There are two large living and kitchen areas all with excellent appliances and amenities. These areas are versatile for groups as they can be divided up with folding doors. There is a tropical courtyard and large grassed lawn and tropical gardens that are perfect for relaxing moments or yoga and there is private access to Hastings Point estuary. There are kayaks and other water sports equipment on-site and a general store is within easy walking distance.  

Prices: start from  $140.00 per person per night

Distance from Brisbane International Airport: 1 hour and a 30-minute drive

Distance from Brisbane City Centre: 1 hour and a 30-minute drive

For more information visit their page here.

Wren’s Nest 

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Perched on a hilltop with the Sunshine Coast within easy reach, Wren’s Nest is a comfortable country retreat for up to 20 people – and feels far from all the hustle and bustle.  The main house has five bedrooms in two wings and is both cool and spacious. There is also a self-contained flat with two further bedrooms just a short distance from the main property and an additional guest room situated at the back of the garage area. The rooms are all beautifully decorated, cleverly combining old with new and guest rooms have comfortable beds, quality linen and great attention to detail. There is a fully equipped kitchen and barbecues, comfortable sitting areas, smart TV and Wi-Fi. There is a beautiful infinity pool with a spacious decked area that offers great views of the valley by day, spectacular sunsets and nighttime views of the twinkling lights of Yandina. 

Price starts from $140.00 per night

Distance from Brisbane International Airport:1 hour and a 20-minute drive

Distance from Brisbane City Centre: 1 hour and a 20-minute drive

For more information visit their page here

Woody Grove Retreat

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This stunning and secluded property is perfect for your next team gathering. Situated on a private upland 21-acre inland estate, Woody Grove Retreat is a lavish residence with spectacular views of the coastline. There are seven bedrooms and seven luxury bathrooms, multiple living areas and two kitchens. The interior design is beautiful and features limestone floors, granite worktops and large open fireplaces with cedar wood picture windows and doors. Outside, there is an undercover heated pool area. It takes just 15 minutes to walk to the delightful village of Mapleton with its restaurants, cafés and English-style houses. There is a gym and fitness centre in the village and in just 30 minutes by car, you can be on the beach at Maroochydore 

Price starts from $160.00 per night

Distance from Brisbane International Airport: 1 hour and a 25-minute drive

Distance from Brisbane City Centre: 1 hour and a 30-minute drive

For more information visit their website here

Friday Hut Road Estate

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Situated just 15 minutes from the beaches of Byron Bay, Friday Hut Road Estate is an attractive inland property that sleeps up to 14 people in five queen bedrooms and a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds. There are three bathrooms. The living areas are generously sized with a well-equipped kitchen,  private cinema, billiard room and wood-fired pizza oven. Outside there is a large pool and outdoor dining. The two acres of lawns of the estate are beautiful and have a babbling creek with resident platypus and koala and her baby to spot. There is also an on-site restaurant. Friday Hut is perfect for relaxing downtime for your team, but it is not possible to hold events there. Prices: start from  $175.00 per person per night

Price starts from $175.00 per night

Distance from Brisbane International Airport: 2-hour drive

Distance from Brisbane City Centre: 2-hour drive

For more information visit their page here

Top of the Hill

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Top of the Hill is another beautiful inland property that is situated in Maleny, just eight kilometres from Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World and 3.3 km from Maleny Cheese Factory. Top Of The Hill features six luxury cabins and is an ideal choice for couples. Each has a comfortable bed, private deck and an open spa bathroom with beautiful valley views. There is a sitting area inside, with flat-screen TV and DVD player plus a kettle and fridge. Outside there is a large sun terrace, sun loungers, picnic areas and an attractive garden. There are facilities for disabled guests in ‘The Garden Room’ accommodation.

Price starts from  $187.00 per night

Distance from Brisbane International Airport: 1-hour drive

Distance from Brisbane City Centre: 1 hour and a 15-minute drive

For more information visit their website here.  

Altitude 261

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If the peace of a mountain setting appeals, Altitude 261 will appeal as it is surrounded by national parkland, escarpment and rainforest. Altitude 261 has two spacious lounge areas for relaxing and soaking up the spectacular views and there is a telescope for those who want to survey the ocean. Both of these areas feature stone and wood and are totally inspirational and the sunken lounge has a large fireplace.  The five bedrooms are beautiful with en-suites and the beds can be split into long single beds. There is an excellent kitchen and the dining area has a spectacular four-metre eucalyptus dining table that seats 14 people. Outside, there is the most stunning infinity pool, large spa, barbecue, fire pit and an eating area for 16 people. There is also a separate Pavilion & Pod with a king-size bed that can be split and is perfect for those not wanting to stay in the main house.   

Price starts from $190.00 per night

Distance from Brisbane International Airport: 2-hour drive

Distance from Brisbane City Centre: 2-hour drive

For more information visit their website here.   

Byron Bay Manor

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Byron Bay Manor is a spacious two-storey house that combines, relaxed casual and comfort- perfectly!  There are nine beautiful bedrooms with private facilities and some have double spas with magnificent views. All bedrooms have a verandah with either ocean or inland views. There are large living and dining areas and an excellent kitchen. For relaxing moments there is a solar-heated pool and spa plus a games room.  Byron Bay has 37km of gorgeous sandy beaches with water sports, rain forests and historic villages to explore. There are also restaurants, coffee shops and art and craft galleries, live music in the pubs and five challenging courses for golfers. For those who enjoy walking, there are trails to enjoy around Byron Head and for a rush of adrenalin, there is hang gliding, and sky diving. 

The price starts from $200.00 per night

Distance from Brisbane International Airport:1 hour and a 50-minute drive

Distance from Brisbane City Centre: 1 hour and a 45-minute drive

For more information visit their website here

OBI OBI Homestead

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This seven-bedroomed country house is spacious and perfect for small group retreats for up to 16 people. Situated inland from the Sunshine Coast, the Obi Obi Homestead offers comfortable accommodation in 350 acres of countryside bordered by Obi Obi Creek and natural forest. There are spectacular views to be enjoyed from the plunge pool and outdoor decks. There is a fire pit and barbecue for al fresco dining and a freshwater creek to explore. There is space for lawn games and time can be spent walking, birdwatching swimming and kayaking. For those who like animals, there is the chance to see fish, turtles, and platypus as well as to meet the farm animals. A scenic drive of 40 minutes will take you to the beach at Maroochydore.

The price starts from $213.00 per night

Distance from Brisbane International Airport: 1 hour and a 30-minute drive

Distance from Brisbane City Centre: 1 hour and a 45-minute drive

For more information visit their website here

Ocean View Homestead & Vineyard

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Ocean View Homestead And Vineyard is located adjacent to ILNAM Estate and comprises seven comfortable bedrooms and three bathrooms overlooking its attractive gardens. There are lounge areas and a well-equipped kitchen. Outside, there is a lovely pool, hot tub and fitness centre for relaxing moments and a games room. Less than two miles from the property are the Currumbin Rock Pools and Schusters Lookout. Cabarita Beach is about 15 minutes away by car and just a mile away is an organic farm. The Gold Coast is about 15 miles away and Surfers’ Paradise is 20 miles.   

Price starts from $248.00 per night

Distance from Brisbane International Airport: 50-minute drive

Distance from Brisbane City Centre: 60-minute drive

For more information visit their website here

Tides Byron Estate

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Overlooking Lennox Head and East Ballina with views of the orchards of the Byron hinterland stands Tides Byron Estate. This is an impressive villa on two levels that can comfortably and luxuriously accommodate up to 20 guests with spaces decorated with Moroccan antique rugs, Vietnamese wall art and Javanese antiques.  There are eight bedrooms with five king-size beds, and nine single and two folding beds. The versatile common areas include two dining areas – upstairs and down. Outside there are two heated pools and a pizza oven. A mobile massage service is also available.

Price starts from $270.00 per night

Distance from Brisbane International Airport: 2-hour drive

Distance from Brisbane City Centre: 2-hour drive

For more information visit their website here.


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