Discover boutique hotels in Grandchester, Australia

A trip to the tiny hamlet of Grandchester – whose pride and joy is its Victorian rail station – may only take an hour by car from Brisbane, but driving through the rolling pastures and past mountain ranges you’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time, too. Embrace natural wonders while here, as modern man-made ones are few and far between. The town is in the middle of several impressive parklands; take the plunge in one of the creeks and waterholes of D'Aguilar National Park, and hike or horse ride along the volcanic rocks of Glen Rock State Forest.

When to go

The sun shines all year round here, and temperatures very rarely dip below 20°C. Visit in autumn (March–May) or spring (September–November) to avoid the summer humidity and occasional rainy season downpours between December and February.

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Getting there

  • Planes

    Brisbane Airport is roughly an 80-minute drive away. Call our Smith24 team and they’ll find out the best route for you and book your flights.
  • Trains

    The closest station is a 10-minute drive away in Rosewood. Regular trains run up the Sunshine Coast to Nambour, stopping at Brisbane (80-minutes away) along the way.
  • Automobiles

    Your own set of wheels is needed to explore the surrounding countryside. By car, you can reach Brisbane in an hour, Lockyer National Park in 50 minutes and Glen Rock State Forest is 80 minutes away.