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Nestled into the side of Spring Creek Mountain our three cottages have all been designed to capture the breathtaking, uninterrupted views of the Condamine Gorge, Wilson’s Peak and the Border Ranges.

With spectacular views from every window, each cottage is furnished in comfortable open-plan style. Our guests will enjoy lazing in front of their
wood-heater – which is just the thing for those chilly mountain evenings!

Disabled guests are also completely catered for with full wheelchair access in the “King Parrot” Cottage.

Just a short stroll away is the Spring Creek Mountain Café. A fully licensed restaurant, here you can enjoy a full gourmet country style breakfast, which is included in the price of the tariff. An evening meal is also available upon request.

These stylish cottages are available all year round and are priced FROM $250 per couple per night (effective 01/03/17) which include:

  • Full gourmet breakfast
  • A 24 hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping included in the room rate
  • Your own private bathroom


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Standard Rates all including a full breakfast each morning.

1 night midweek – $250 per couple

2 nights on a weekend – $540 per couple

3 nights midweek special – $660 per couple

4 nights special – $840 per couple

All rates are for 2 people and include full gourmet breakfast each morning.

Extra guests incur a charge of $85 per person per night. Please enquire about children rates.

Contact your host, Bev Ruskey for bookings or call us on (07) 4664 7101. Make sure you check out our special package deals.

Prices and availability are subject to change at any time.


Scenic Rim Views from Cottages


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Beautiful in every way!

“Beautiful breathtaking views, delicious, home made local food…but the icing on the cake was the wonderful service we received from our lovely hosts. We also found the price very reasonable with a massive breakfast included every morning. We feel so blessed to have stayed at this beautiful place and to have met our lovely hosts! Would go back in a blink!

A lovely retreat

You can’t fault this place, everything was just amazing, we had 2 nights there and absolutely enjoyed it, the cottages are very clean, you wake up to an amazing view, staff are really friendly and food was great.

Magic part of the world

“What a great time to be in a great place. Rain….. who cares, it’s still marvellous. We saw waterfalls most people don’t get the chance to see. Then we had clear sky & 25c. – WOW what a view. Bev you’re a great host offering great food, supberb accommodation in a magic part of the world. To us 6 days was too short. See ya again without a doubt.” Scotty & Aldona

Great cuisine

“The best cuisine this side of the Great Divide.” Dave & Justine

Five stars

“Fantastic food & service. The views are beautiful. Friendly and warm people. We will be back again and again 5 stars.” Amy & Rob

Good view & good food

“Food as good as the view.” Yvonne & Danny

Just fantastic!

“Fantastic food, Fantastic views, Fantastic company, Fantastic time — What more can we say! Even the weather could’t dampen it  — we’ll be back!!”  Barry & Julie

Welcoming atmosphere

“Thank you for a very good time , a warm and welcome atmosphere and great food.” Andreas & Thekla

Beautiful honeymoon destination

“What a beautiful place to start our marriage. Thank you.” Linda & Shane

Best service

“Best service we’ve experienced for so long!”Shirley & Lorraine

Memorable evening

“Fantastic food & ambience. Thanks for a great night. A wonderful memory.” Trevor & Faye & Nic & Glenys

Food for the spirit

“Thank you for your vision of establishing a fine dining experience along this panaromic view. You leave an indelible mark on your spirit while eating here! Keep safe & creative.” Kerry-Anne

Spring Creek Cafe


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QANTAS Magazine (2009)


“The Condamine Gorge viewed from an eyrie on the border ranges is a scene of great natural beauty. Try the local Killarney beef, or the spice-roasted chicken with moghrabieh and honey-roasted eggplant. Bev’s beef and shiraz pies are so popular she also does takeaway. Wines include some good local Granite Belt offerings. Morning and afternoon tea – with real scones – also served; breakfast on weekends.”

Brisbane News, Phil Brown (16 July, 2006)

“We could have been in Scotland. The air was crisp, the fire crackling and the view was that of the highlands if ever I’ve seen one. We weren’t there, of course, but it didn’t seem to matter at Spring Creek Mountain Café and Cottages, high on a plateau in the Scenic Rim.” Read More

Courier Mail, Alison Cotes
(November 30, 2004)

Food 15, Service 15, Ambience 19 and
Value for Money 15

“I can’t think of a better way to spend a hot summer day than driving down to the Scenic Rim and stopping for lunch or a snack at the Spring Creek Mountain Cafe. There’s plenty of room outside for the kids to romp on the grass, the view is beyond compare and the food’s pretty good, too.”

The Age (July 9th, 2005)

“We loved our stay. So much is right about the accommodation (although “cottage” probably isn’t the most accurate description): the wood fire, the uninterrupted views, the entertainment (DVD, video), the locally made soaps in the bathroom. Were this a Weekend Away review, it would get an 18 out of 20 rating.” Read Article

Courier Mail Food & Wine Guide 2009 Queensland

“Is this the best view in Queensland? Quite possibly. A chef with a particularly notable CV means that although this might be a casual cafe, what leaves the kitchen is of an impressive standard.”

Courier Mail Food & Wine Guide
Queensland 2008

“Homemade flavour, good country value (and values), breathtaking scenery, dazzling green grass – these are some of the descriptions that come to mind about this modest cafe perched high up on one side of a long, deep valley wilderness.”

Courier-Mail Good Life Restaurant Guide 2006

“Fairy-floss clouds drifting away from the peaks of the Border Ranges, cool breezes coming up the valley, and a tranquil scene of contented cows in dark green fields with brown hawks swooping overhead.”

Mietta’s Review

“Fabulous views from the cafe attached to the Spring Creek Cottages. It serves the general public as well as the guests, with delicious home baked good, snacks and some more substantial cooked dishes. The food is in the cafe mould but the flavours are well balanced.”

Scenic Rim View

Where We Are

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Travelling From Warwick

Follow the signs to Killarney and from there continue through Killarney, turn left into Spring Creek Road at the Queen Mary Falls sign. Spring Creek Mountain Café and Cottages can be found on your left, 7km past Queen Mary Falls, at Carr’s Lookout

Travelling From Brisbane

Take the Boonah-Rathdowney Road. Approximately 14km from Boonah, turn right into Carney’s Creek Road. After travelling another 14km, turn right into the Head Road where you will the sign to “The Head” and “Queen Mary Falls”. At the top of the hill, the road changes to to Spring Creek Road. Simply follow the signs to Killarney and Queen Mary Falls. When you reach the top of the mountain, you will see Carr’s Lookout – the entrance to Spring Creek Mountain Café and Cottages is directly to your right past Carr’s Lookout.

We Are Just

1¾ hours from Brisbane
1½ hours from Toowoomba
40 minutes from Warwick
35 minutes from Boonah
20 minutes from Killarney
30 minutes by chopper from Gold Coast
10 minutes from Queen Mary Falls

Spring Creek Cafe

Where We Are

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We’d recommend not to trust the G.P.S. as they take you the long way round.

Warwick main st and Town Hall

Things To Do

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Horizon Guides logo

Based near Boonah, in the heart of the Scenic Rim of South East Queensland, Horizon Guides offers guided bushwalks designed for small groups. All bushwalks are led by experienced and qualified guides and include a natural history interpretation. Great fun with like minded people at all levels of fitness.

Breakfast - Fruit Platter

Gourmet Breakfasts

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Our breakfasts are legendary.

They comprise of

  • cereals
  • fresh fruit platters
  • yoghurt
  • homemade rhubarb and strawberry compote
  • port infused dried fruit compote
  • and also freshly baked croissants with our own selection of jams

Then your choice of cooked such as

  • goats cheese, mushroom and spinach omlette
  • the full country breakfast
  • banana or blueberry pancakes

Followed by fresh tea or coffee.

We are very proud to say that the majority of our food is home made. We don’t use any pre-packaged food and we source as much local, seasonal produce as possible.

Cottage Interior

Our Cottages

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The “Rainbow Lorikeet”, “Blue Wren” and “King Parrot” cottages are similar in layout.

Each is fully self-contained and can comfortably house from 2 to 6 guests – perfect for families or couples travelling together.  

All 3 cottages can accommodate 14 people sharing.

“Rainbow Lorikeet” & “Blue Wren” Cottages

  • Queen Bed
  • Double bed (fold out sofa)
  • Bathroom
  • Lounge (TV, Stereo, DVD)
  • Wood-heater
  • Kitchen

“King Parrot” Cottage

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Queen Bed
  • 2nd Bedroom with 2 single beds
  • Double bed (fold out sofa)
  • Bathroom
  • Lounge (TV, Stereo, DVD)
  • Wood-heater
  • Kitchen

Email: info@springcreekcottages.com.au | Phone: (07) 4664 7101
1503 Spring Creek Rd, Killarney QLD 4373, Australia
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