Eighteen Mile Cottage & Homestead

"Thanks for sharing a slice of heaven with the world."

Homestead Information

Family owned and operated property for almost 4 decades. Excellent for families of all ages.

A very homey, comfortable and spacious house. Location private and scenic, a part of the Scenic Rim Queensland.

Inground private swimming pool with large deck close beside.

Close access to Albert River which runs through the property.

Opportunities to hike and explore, including nearby access to the Lamington National Park.

Opportunities to see a beef cattle farm in operation, and sometimes guests enjoy participating a little.

Outdoor and indoor fire areas, excellent for a private campfire experience.

Table tennis and board games available.

Cottage Information

Eighteen Mile Cottage is a charming and tastefully decorated early 1920's Queenslander holiday home nestled alongside an invigorating river that flows close from its source, the Lamington National Park.

Located in the very beautiful Lost World Valley and part of Scenic Rim Region, only 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

The cottage is situated on private acreage which is fully fenced and surrounded by 500 plus acres of captivating mountains, pastures and countryside views.

About Us...

As a mother of 5 children (whom are now mostly adults), I realise how important relaxing, fun and reconnecting family holidays are. For this reason, I seek to provide superb family friendly accommodation and service to our guests. My husband, Murray, spent most of his growing up years at the Eighteen Mile Property, and he is likewise enthusiastic about sharing this wonderful location with others, as is his mother, Jan.

Originally a dairy property, now the surrounding paddocks (500 acres approx) are used for beef cattle farming plus small crop farming by the same family owners. The paddocks and countryside are also available for guests to explore and hike, including the mountain ridges and river areas.

The Albert River runs through the property which flows relatively close to its source, the Lamington National Park, Queensland. Darlington and the Eighteen Mile Property are geographically located at the foothills of O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat and the Lamington National Park.


Lost World is actually a hidden plateau - a green shelf on Razorback Mountain - found long ago by the adventurous O'Reilly's who imagined that anything could have remained hidden on this magical step between mountain and sky. The valley below is a very beautiful one where today the hustle and stress of the outside world is easily lost.


The Lost World is situated at the wilderness end of Lamington National Park. The magic of World Heritage listed rainforest is close here and is accessible from the Lost World. A short rock hopping expedition up river will reveal the beautiful bubbles of rock pools and dense green walls of forest vegetation. Access from Christmas Creek can be obtained with guidance, to the famous wreck of the Stinson plane - crashed in the 1930's and famously found by Bernard O'Reilly with survivors. These were rescued by local men and carried out to safety on makeshift stretchers through the dense jungle. There is a pleasant half day walk here too to the grave of the young Englishman Jim Westray who survived the crash only to die in a fall down a waterfall while seeking help.

Our family welcomes you to Eighteen Mile

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