Imagine staying in a colourful Mongolian yurt with your partner, listening to the sounds of a nearby stream as you fall asleep in each other’s arms next to a fireplace…

That’s Purling Brook Falls Gwongorella – a serene rainforest retreat situated around 90 minutes from Brisbane city and 50 minutes from the Gold Coast, at the edge of Springbrook National park.

This beautiful and romantic stay is decorated with fairy lights at night, has an opening in the roof for stargazing and offers a stunning view of nature in the morning.

Just a short walk from the yurt is an outdoor kitchen and dining area with no walls and just nature surrounding it, where we made and enjoyed our meals during our stay.  It felt like a slice of heaven for us nature lovers! At night, fairy lights adorn this beautiful space, setting the scene for magical memories.

There, you’ll also find an outdoor shower that’s big enough for two with a stunning view of nature.

Enjoy swimming in the stream in the summer months, lazing in the hammock together or roasting marshmallows by the fire.

There’s also a private seating area overlooking the creek and rainforest. 

An extraordinary place for two that’s close to lookouts, waterfalls and cafes to explore. 

The space is part of a larger property but very private.

The host Ebony, was a national park ranger for many years of her life and is happy to share the secret gems in the area and tips with guests.

We felt fortunate to experience this wonder of a romantic and affordable stay as part of my birthday celebrations. At the time, we paid $288 for two nights in October to give you some indication of the cost to stay there (prices may have changed since writing this).

Romantic Getaway Purling Brook Falls Gwongorella



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  • About the Author:Michelle is a Brisbane based blogger on a mission to inspire couples to take time off of this busy life and to help them make the best of it with their partners.
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