Eighteen Mile Homestead is a large family home where the family and owners of the property lived and operated a cattle farm (still in operation these may catch a viewing) for over three decades. The homestead is located on acreage nearby the Albert River (approx. 150mtrs...access is available to guests). It is also positioned in the foothills of the Darlington Range mountains, in the beautiful Lost World Valley and part of the Scenic Rim Region.

Eighteen Mile Homestead has 6 bedrooms and sleeps a total of 14 people -
Room 1 - one queen bed (with ensuite)
Room 2 - one queen bed
Room 3 - one queen bed
Room 4 - two single beds - adjoins with Room 3
Room 5 - two single beds (or optional king sized bed upon booking request)
Room 6 - one single bed, one single foldout bed
Plus - one double foldout sofa-bed/lounge located in one of the two lounge rooms.

Eighteen Mile Homestead comes equipped with: 3 bathrooms, a full sized kitchen with dishwasher, kitchenette, dining room, 2 large living rooms (one with indoor open fire place), laundry - washing machine, dryer, iron & ironing board, 1 large capacity reverse cycle air conditioner in dining room/kitchen area, T.V., DVD player, portable heaters (including oil variety), fans, table tennis, outdoor eating area with 4 burner gas BBQ, in-ground swimming pool and outdoor camp fire area.

N.B. Please bring any bed linen required for infants – we do have two portable cots, please check for availability upon booking request. There is also a basic timber high chair - no harness though.

Please find the following list of items that we provide for your stay:-

All bed linen, bath towels, floor mats and hand towels. Blankets, electric blankets, hot water bottles and heaters (incl oil heaters) are provided for the cooler months.
A sufficient amount of laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent and dishwasher tablets.
Toiletry items such as soaps, shampoo, conditioner, body moisturiser, tissues and toilet paper - at least 2 rolls in each of the 3 toilets.
Tea (black, plus some herbal varieties), coffee, sugar and 1lt milk (long life).
A small amount of other helpful items such as extra bin liners, cling wrap, alfoil, and paper towel.
A generous amount of firewood. If extra is desired, you are welcome to collect more from the surrounding paddock – please let us know if you would like to borrow an axe.

Complimentry bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival (full priced bookings only).

N.B. No landline phone or internet connection presently available. Limited mobile phone range.

Activities --

Bush walking
Camp fire
Swimming (rock pools)
Bird watching
Star gazing
Endless opportunities to take breathtaking photo's!

Eighteen Mile Homestead is located in Darlington/Lost World Valley, approximately 3 kms from the entrance to the Lamington National Park

O’Reilly’s Lamington National Park: By vehicle, the trip from Eighteen Mile to O’Reilly’s takes approx 1 hr 20mins, travelling via Beaudesert. A shorter (approx 40 min trip from Eighteen Mile) 4WD dirt road is also an option, but you would need to check on the condition of this road before embarking.

Mt Joyce Recreation Park: Offers a variety of activities from world class mountain bike trails, shoreline horse trails, bush walks, trail runs and canoe trails. The Park also incorporates picnic facilities, playground and other amenities and is located off the Beaudesert-Boonah Road at Wyaralong.
By vehicle, the trip from Eighteen Mile to Wyaralong takes approx 40mins (40.4kms), travelling via Beaudesert.

Tamborine Mountain: By vehicle, the trip from Eighteen Mile to Tamborine Mountain takes approx 50mins, travelling via Beaudesert.

Comments received from guests:

Just a note of feedback after our stay at 18 Mile last weekend – we all had an absolute ball! The kids had some much needed space and freedom and made the most of it all. We adults also loved being there, especially the outdoor fire and chance to sit around and do very little, since the kids needed no entertainment from us! We are all keen to arrange another weekend in summer, if not before. Please pass on our thanks to Jan for having us and checking in on us when we arrived.
You will be hearing from us again!

There will be many more "next times" - we just love it down there in the Lost World Valley, and had exceptionally relaxing and enjoyable time.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for a weekend break. A month ago we myself and 9 friends stayed at the homestead to farewell a member of our group who has now made the move to live in the UK. The size of the house was perfect for our party. The beds were comfortable and all came with electric blankets which was much appreciated as it was chilly. Dinner and drinks were easily prepared in the large kitchen. We loved the living room with table tennis and a TV so we could watch the football at the same time. The outdoor fire was also a highlight. We were provided with ample wood to keep the fire going both nights and we enjoyed blissful mornings around the outdoor table with a BBQ breakfast. Robyn and Jan were easy to communicate with and provided everything we could have needed. The property is so lovely, peaceful and well equipped for a short break from the city. We were all happy to have no mobile reception and just enjoy the serenity and each others company. I will definitely be enquiring to stay again in summer so we can take advantage of the pool as well!
Date published: 2015-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Homely country home. The house is a bit dated, but suited our requirements perfectly. We had four families staying and there was ample room for everyone. We had a beautiful fire burning in the open fire place, and one in the yard in the fire pit and the kids enjoyed the creek and cows and the general farm feel of the place. We'll be back.
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from spacious house Good for family get together. Pool and table tennis table provided entertainment for all.
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from location and size of house
Date published: 2012-07-17
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Swimming Pool, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

DVD player, Stereo
High chair, Rumpus room, Cot
Barbeque, Cooking Facilities, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen Supplied, Ironing Facilities, Towels Supplied
Swimming Pool
Airconditioning, Open Fireplace, Heaters
Clothes dryer, Washing Machine
Non-Smoking, Parking
indoor fire place, family friendly, kids picnic table with chairs, outdoor camp fire area, table tennis, cots & high chair - check if available, hair dryer



Pricing is based on 5 people. Extra adult - $50. Extra child - $30 (4 - 16 yrs). Children under 4 years of age stay for free (no linen provided. If linen required - $15 per child for the stay). Peek Season (Qld holidays, Christmas period): Extra adult - $50. Extra child - $30

Last minute deal!

Stay before 05 Dec 2015 for 10% off.

Special offer!

5 nights or more from $250/night (up to 5 people). Extra adult (17 yrs +) - $30/night per person. Extra child - $20/night per person. Children under 4 yrs of age stay for free (no linen provided). Capped rate of $500/night for up to 14 people.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
This property has a standard rate of: $350
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $280 $560 $1750 2 $50 $30
* $300 $600 $1750 3 $50 $30
* $400 $800 $2800 7 $50 $30
* $280 $560 $1750 3 $50 $30
* $300 $600 $1750 3 $50 $30
* $280 $560 $1750 2 $50 $30
* $350 $700 $2100 2 $50 $30
* $400 $800 $2800 3 $50 $30
* $350 $700 $2450 3 $50 $30
* $350 $700 $2100 2 $50 $30
* $400 $800 $2800 3 $50 $30
* $350 $700 $2100 2 $50 $30
* $400 $800 $2800 3 $50 $30
* $350 $700 $2100 2 $50 $30
* $350 $700 $2450 3 $50 $30
* $350 $700 $2100 2 $50 $30
* $350 $700 $2450 3 $50 $30
* $400 $800 $2800 3 $50 $30
* $350 $700 $2100 2 $50 $30


The following dates have a special rate or exception applied. Please note any discounts applicable to these dates will still apply.

  • $400 p/n
  • $400 p/n
  • $400 p/n
  • $400 p/n

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 5 adults. Property has 10 beds and can sleep a maximum 14 people.