If you’re looking for a small, intimate retreat then these Bijou Byron Bay Hinterland Cottages, Tiny Houses, and a Tree Pod are just right!
With a relaxed atmosphere and beautiful rainforest surroundings, Byron Bay Hinterland offers an opportunity to disconnect from everyday life. With mountain ranges, rivers, creeks, and waterfalls it’s a great area for outdoor activities and lazy days.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, rainforest escape, or simply a character-worthy getaway to explore the true meaning of tranquility, this list of unique cottages offers the best options around!
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1. Private Cabin in Hidden Glade – Upper Burringbar
Best for: Holiday Home, Peaceful Retreat, Offline, Fireflies, 4 Guests $$
This fairytale cottage is tucked away in a rainforest oasis and is a rare find where you can switch off and relax.
Located 15 minutes from Brunswick Heads and 30 minutes from Byron Bay’s beaches, spas, and shopping. You’re also near Burringbar Village with Elwood Cafe, a bottle store, and a grocer.
The one-bedroom cabin is warmly furnished and located in serene bush surroundings, with native wildlife; echidnas, possums, birds, butterflies, and dragonflies.
If it’s time to escape from real-world distractions then book a stay at this offline retreat from the online world, with no mobile, internet, TV, or phone reception. You can use the phone at the main house if needed and check your messages with their WIFI as you walk by.
The cabin is a great nature retreat and a writer’s or artist’s retreat, with a study and desk space.
Review: As you walk down the trail towards the cottage the forest canopy opens up to shine a light down onto this little gem. The sound of the bubbling creek is thoroughly relaxing. Sitting on the verandah and taking in the sights and sounds and just thinking about nothing.
Review: The cabin is clean, well designed, and set in stunning surroundings. Sunshine filters through the tall forest trees in the morning. A creek bends around the edge of the forest and at night the stars are thick.
FYI: The cottage is a 200-metre walk from the carpark through the gardens. The owners can help you with your luggage.
Good to Know
- The toilet is composting
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Linen and towels provided
- Children welcome
- Book an idyllic stay at this fairytale cottage
2. Breathtaking View from The Den of the Treehouse – The Pocket
Best for: Treehouse Holiday Home, Nature Sanctuary, Peaceful, Waterfalls, Up to 3 Guests $$
Sleep in a treehouse high up in a regenerating park, called Kinabalu with a birds-eye view of the rainforest and ocean. You can even plant a tree to help with the conservation efforts.
For the adventurous, the property is 4WD only so you park and get picked up at the park entrance and experience a jungle safari to your private treetops cabana.
You’re off the beaten track so bring your supplies, e.g. all the food, drinks, and snacks you’ll need for your escape. Although a daily hot breakfast is provided.
Also come prepared with a flashlight, insect repellant, swimsuit, and a raincoat. You have access to walking tracks so bring hiking shoes so you can explore the bush and waterfall and swim in the creek.
The treehouse is open plan with 2 beds, a bathroom, a kitchen with a gas stove, and a deck.
Good to Know
- WIFI, Foxtel TV, 5 Channel audio system
- Weber BBQ
- This is medicine for the soul! Book the Treehouse
See a drone view of the rainforest:
3. The Hut Byron Bay Hinterland – Coorabell
Best for: Cottage, Coffee Plantation, Swimming Pool, Creek, Affordable, 2 Guests $$
This little one-bedroom cottage is a rustic refuge set on a coffee plantation with a good-sized communal swimming pool.
With views of the Nightcap Ranges, nature lovers will enjoy a walk through the coffee plants to the rainforest and a swim at the waterfall and creek. On your journey watch out for koalas, wallabies, echidnas, platypus, and abundant birdlife.
Your hosts make their own plantation coffee, Friday Hut Coffee, and delicious sourdough bread. Both of which you can try at the daily home-cooked breakfast on the deck.
Review: With tranquil views, a comfortable bed, and delicious breakfast supplies provided by our hostess it was a perfect spot for us
Review: The hut was awesome so peaceful and quiet and special little touches of flowers , bread and chocolates were very much appreciated.
Good to Know at this Byron Bay Hinterland Hut
- Kitchen with microwave, fridge, and toaster
- Outdoor shower and indoor bathroom with clawfoot bath
- WIFI, books, games, TV, video library
- Linen and towels provided
- 15 minutes to Byron Bay
- Book your tranquil stay at The Hut in Coorabell
The Rainforest Way
The spectacular Rainforest Way is a series of self-driving touring routes through Byron Bay Hinterland and Southern Queensland. You can explore the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, stunning national parks, villages, and idyllic countryside. If you’d like to hire a car – Jucy Rentals have cars and campervans for hire…
4. The Hinterland Hideout – Myocum
Best for: Tiny House, Contemporary, Horses, Countryside, Fire Pit, 2 Guests $$
Located only 13kms from Byron Bay, this tiny farm retreat offers a cool eco-holiday experience.
The tiny home has everything you need, with a stylish and cosy interior, heating, luxury linen, air-conditioning for hot summer months, and a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. Everything is on the ground floor, with no mezzanine, so you have easy access.
Cape Cod chairs surround the fire pit for an awesome stargazing opportunity. This tiny house is a hidden gem for a country escape!
5. On the Rocks Tiny House – Lismore
Outside of Lismore in the Rock Valley countryside, you’ll find this wee gem of a Tiny House in a farm paddock. With everything you need for a country escape, and outdoor living with cape cod chairs, a fire pit, and rolling farm views. Linen and towels are supplied.
Review: The tiny house was immaculate and the decor was so fitting. It had everything that I needed and the serenity was so amazing!! It’s a beautiful piece of paradise.
6. Mini Manor Bangalow – Bangalow
This teeny tiny cottage is a sweet and affordable stay in vintage Bangalow Village. Only 10 minutes walk from the centre of Bangalow and shops, cafes and restaurants.
Like a hotel room, the ”manor” has a stylish interior with a big double bed, luxury linens, en-suite, kitchenette, and an outdoor patio with a table and chairs. A delicious breakfast is included in the price of your stay.
Review: Peaceful & private. Lots of extra touches……dressing gowns, slippers, chocolates and fruit.
7. Tiny House Farmstay – Mount Warning
Best for: Tiny House, Fire Pit, Mountain Walks, Farm Animals, Sleeps 2, $$
Friendly sheep, pigs, guinea fowls, ducks, and chickens will welcome you at this tiny farmstay! The five-acre farm sits at the base of Mount Warning with access to walking trails to explore the bush.
Review: Beautiful property. Very clean. The animals were great! Right up at the door of your room.
The tiny house has contemporary rustic furnishings, a bedroom with a queen size bed, an en-suite, tea and coffee making, a fridge, and a toaster. Relax outdoors on the chair hammocks and warm up around the fire pit.
Good to Know:
- TV, DVDs, books
- Heater and extra blankets for winter
- Head to the Farm! Book a stay at the Tiny House Mount Warning
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