“We’re passionate about sharing Yalbaroo with others. We believe that the uniqueness of our property and the rich history of the land and buildings shouldn’t be kept a secret – we want to others to know just how special this region is.” – Rachel Dalgleish
Nestled in the foothills of Lamington National Park, Yalbaroo Scenic Rim Retreat offers guests the chance to stretch their legs, put their phones away and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. You can even bring your own horse!
Located just 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, owners Rachel and Ray have put their local knowledge to use to create a country getaway like no other.
Ray has lived in the Scenic Rim for 30 years, while Rachel became a Scenic Rim local 12 years ago.
“The beauty of the area drew us in,” said Rachel.
“We love the simple life, and that’s exactly what we get here; good people, beautiful land and great food. We received amazing community support when we started the business in 2016 and we continue to collaborate with a range of local businesses.”
A major draw card of the retreat is the privacy, the large space and the complete seclusion in the self-contained, converted barn, which sleeps two guests. As there are only ever two guests you can exclusively enjoy all the facilities, like the 100ft sand roundyard, the large private gardens, the spacious living room, modern bathroom facilities and large outdoor screened dining area, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet after a day of taking in the sights and sounds of the Scenic Rim.
To complete the Yalbaroo experience, visitors are encouraged to bring their own horses along for their stay. Yalbaroo boasts the renovated stables, a secure tac-room and wash-down area, so your four-legged friends will be just as comfortable as you are.
“We’re passionate about sharing Yalbaroo with others. We believe that the uniqueness of our property and the rich history of the land and buildings shouldn’t be kept a secret – we want to others to know just how special this region is.”
Yalboroo sits on the picturesque Cainable Creek, and is home to an array of animals, including horses, chooks, bees, working dogs and a few cattle.
The property also produces honey, with Rachel often tending to native and honey-bee hives. Guests can buy a jar of honey and take the taste of the Scenic Rim home with them.
Ray and Rachel are proud to partner with other local businesses to promote the region. They are currently creating a Horsey Hands Soap in collaboration with Coco & Myrtle, a soap-making business situated in nearby Boonah.
To book your getaway at Yalbaroo Scenic Rim Retreat, click here. They have last-minute availability in December and January.