A Cheap Getaway in Nanango with Airbnb + $45 off
I freaking love Airbnb.
We've used it three times now with many more planned getaways with Airbnb to come. I love that you get to meet locals and stay where people actually live. Sure, fancy hotels are nice, but give me a cup of tea and a conversation with a local and I'd pick that any day..unless we're talking about a free 5-star stay with fluffy robes to steal and croissants for breakfast, after all, I'm only human.
In preparation for our move to England, Corey and I had been living at my parent's place with my parents, two brothers, one of my sisters and her girlfriend. It's a bit squashy, to say the least and although we'd really been enjoying the time together with the fambam, we thought it would be nice to escape Brisbane for a day or two to spend some time alone.
We wanted something cheap (you know, because we were moving to the other side of the world soon) and peaceful. After a quick search on Airbnb we found this place:
This rustic cabin is on a property 11kms outside of Nanango in Queensland, about 2.5 hours drive from Brisbane. The owners, John and Barbara, are so lovely and the cabin is as described on the listing.
It was pretty much camping but with way comfier beds (two singles that we just pushed together) and we didn't need to pack anything ourselves but a bit of food (ok, a lot of food - we like to eat, but they did have a little supply of cereals, juice boxes and chocolates) and clothes, though I suppose they aren't totally necessary. Kind of glamping but less glam, and totally cheap.
We took a walk to the lookout which is super short and definitely worth the traipse. You can do a much longer two hour walk around the property, which we planned to do but ended up sleeping in instead - ahh, bliss.
You'll be woken up by birds singing and kookaburras laughing, noisy little things they are, and you can cook some good grub over the fire (don't forget stuff for s'mores!!). It really is a getaway from city life.
There are quite a few wild horses on the property which makes the place seem real far away from home (which I suppose it kind of is).
We really enjoyed our little getaway from our crowded house and Brisbane ANDDD it was cheap as hell. For a two day stay, it was absolutely perfect. If you haven't given Airbnb a shot yet I definitely recommend it. You can use our code "VICTORIAM2994" on your first stay and we both get $45 AUD for travel - win win!
So tell me, What's the best (or worst) Airbnb you've ever stayed in?
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