If you’re looking for a gorgeous camping location with spectacular views, barely another person around, super modern facilities and not too far from Brisbane, then Worldsaway Retreat is the ideal spot for you. Located on a 40 acre property in the countryside in Ocean View, Worldsaway Retreat has got to be the ultimate camping spot!
Worldsaway Retreat is no off the grid camping site; this is where you go for luxurious camp facilities and breathtakingly beautiful views. Think glamping but with your own tent or van although with some of the most modern and luxurious camping facilities you’ve ever seen. Alternatively, stay in their gorgeous little cabins yet have access to all the outdoor facilities for that luxurious camping experience.
In this guide, I share with you everything you need to know about a stay at Worldsaway Retreat and hopefully convince you also that this is a great spot for your next camping getaway.
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Situated 400 metres above sea level, overlooking the Glass House Mountains and Moreton Bay, at Worldsaway Retreat you won’t believe that you’re just 50 minutes from Brisbane City.
If you can drag yourself away from the gorgeous property, there are a few places to visit in the area. From Worldsaway Retreat, you’re just a short drive from the quaint villages of Dayboro and Mt Mee, beautiful wineries (including the award winning Ocean View Estates), restaurants and all the wonderful walking tracks at D’Agiluar National Park.
Worldsaway Retreat offers luxurious cabin accommodation as well as gorgeous spots for camping. Whichever option you choose, the nice thing about staying at Worldsaway Retreat is that there are only two cabins and three campsites, so you’re guaranteed privacy when staying here.
There are just two cabins on the property – “Inspiration of Understanding” and “Lovers and Dreamers”. Each cabin comes with a fully self contained kitchen but no TV, microwave or dishwasher – but as the owners say – you can tune into “bush TV”. Honestly, I could stare at that view forever!
The cabins have two bedrooms, which each sleep two people (queen and two singles) and then an additional two people can sleep on a fold out sofa in the living area.
Here’s a quick rundown of everything that is included in the cabins:
- Reverse cycle AC
- Electric blankets
- Kitchen with gas stove, fridge and all the other bits and pieces needed to prepare meals (no microwave or dishwasher)
- Stereo – just bring a cord to plug your smartphone in or tune into the radio (the stereo system is brilliant)
- Basic condiments like tea, coffee, oil etc
- Everything you need to use the BBQ including insect repellant
There are three campsites on Worldsaway Retreat – Heaven, Stars and Cloud. All campsites are suitable for tents, camper trailers and campervans but unfortunately not caravans. 4WDs are required if towing a van, but not necessary for those camping in tents.
Each of the campsites includes power, water, fire pit and firewood (can be collected from the property for free) and all facilities as below.
The campsites are quite spacious and very private (you won’t see your camping neighbours). Up to 6 people can camp on a site.
As mentioned above, Worldsaway Retreat is no off the grid campground. Here you’ll find some of the best camping facilities you’ve ever seen. Check it out!
The Retreat Deck
No need to hang around on the grass under your gazebo, spend your days on the Retreat Deck which has a range of excellent facilities to ensure your camping experience is super comfortable.
The Retreat Deck includes:
- Hammocks, bean bags and day beds
- Camp kitchen with power, water, sink and bench space
- Weber Q
- Spacious esky
- Tables and chairs for up to 20 people
- Stereo system
- Projector for movies including a range of DVDs
If you’re after a more secluded and private spot to hang out, then check out the Nature Deck. Unlike the Entertainment Deck, the Nature Deck is a little less modern as it doesn’t come with water, power or lighting but this makes it perfect for those wanting a little more of that traditional camping experience but still with a few conveniences.
- Bar stools and table
Keep in mind there is a rather steep gravelly drive to reach the Nature Deck, probably not best attempted in the dark or after a few drinks.
No need to line up with 20 other people for a shower at Worldsaway Retreat, with a total of only 3 campsites, 9 times out of 10 you’ll have the bathroom to yourself.
The Amenity building includes:
- 3 bathrooms with toilets and showers
- Fridge / freezer
- Ice machine
- Washing, drying and ironing facilities
While the best thing about being at Worldsaway Retreat is relaxing and enjoying the surrounds of the property, there are a few activities on offer here.
There is a range of walking trails on the 40 acres property. There is one large loop around the property which is 2.6km and takes around 2 hours to complete. Within that larger loop, there is a smaller loop as well. See the map I’ve linked to above under the Facilities section.
I can’t speak for the larger loop as we just did the inner loop and let me tell you it is crazy steep and not something I’d recommend for those that are not confident hikers. While we completed it ok, there was one point I wasn’t sure how I was going to keep going as it really is that steep. Mind you the track isn’t too long and the inner loop took us around 1 hour to complete.
If you’re into yoga check if there is a class or workshop on during your stay. Generally there is a class on most Saturdays and sometimes even a longer workshop too. Check with the guys at Worldsaway Retreat when you book to see what’s on during your stay.
Transport to Nearby Restaurants and Wineries
If you want to leave the car behind while you go an explore some of the nearby restaurants and wineries, the guys at Worldsaway Retreat are even able to give you a ride. For an additional cost, you and your group can get a ride in their minivan which seats up to 11 people.
If you can drag yourself away from this stunning property here are a few places nearby to stock up on supplies, if you want to go out for a meal or do some sightseeing.
Ocean View Estates, Winery and Restaurant
If you love wine and gorgeous views, then I highly recommend while you’re at Worldsaway Retreat that you spend some time at award winning Ocean Views Estates. You can even book in for a meal at their restaurant or you can just bring a picnic and drink their beautiful wines around the property. They also have a cafe on site where you can buy some meats, cheeses and crackers for a picnic or a range of hot food such as pizzas too.
If you don’t have a designated driver, ask the guys at Worldsaway Retreat to give you a ride for a small fee.
Another beautiful place to go for a meal and stunning views is Birches Restaurant. Situated on top of Mt Mee, from this restaurant you can enjoy some fantastic views of the nearby countryside and views right out across the bay.
Once again if you don’t have a designated driver, ask the guys at Worldsaway Retreat to give you a ride for a small fee.
Head here to stock up on groceries – I highly recommend you buy at least some BBQ supplies so you can make use of the BBQs on the deck at Worldsaway Retreat.
This is the most local place to get some wine, beer, spirits whatever it is you’d like to be drinking while you watch the gorgeous sunset from the deck.
This is another great place to stock up on your meat for the BBQ.
While you’re at the butcher, head to the bakery for some nice freshly baked bread. Better yet if you’re around here at lunchtime pop in for a yummy pie or sausage roll.
If you’re in town on the first Sunday of the month, you’re in luck because the Dayboro markets are on from 8 am to 12 pm.
Dayboro Bowls Club
Another place to head in town if you want a meal is the Dayboro Bowls Club.
Mt Mee Markets
As well as Dayboro Markets, the Mt Mee Markets are also on the first Sunday of each month from 8 am and 12.30 pm.
Right next to the IGA in Dayboro is Terah’s Restaurant. This is a nice casual restaurant serving fish and chips, burgers and sandwiches.
The Old Storehouse
Another place for a meal in Dayboro is the Old Storehouse. It is located just by the bakery this lovely cafe serving breakfast and lunch Wednesday through to Sunday. It’s also a great place to stop in for some lovely homemade deli products.
D’Aguilar National Park
For those that enjoy hiking, the D’Aguilar National Park is just 17kms from Worldsaway Retreat. Here you’ll find a range of walking tracks, lookouts and picnic areas. Click here for a range of walks in the park.