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It’s been a great year for us here at Ravensbourne Escape and this has been made even better by our recent win at the Queensland Tourism Awards. As you may have heard, our luxury studio Tranquillity took out Bronze in the Self Contained Accommodation category. To celebrate this exciting news we wanted to let you […]

Who doesn’t love a family holiday? New places, new adventures and quality family fun. The only drawback? Travelling with children can be a real challenge. Long distances in the car and a shift from normal routines can make even the best behaved children tired and irritable. Luckily there are lots of tactics you can use […]

For most Australians, the beach is synonymous with family fun. People love the sun, surf and salt air and return year after year for their family holiday. While beach holidays are certainly enjoyable, it might be time to switch it up with a high country getaway. Here’s why! Stay sand free While beaches are certainly […]

At Ravensbourne Escape we are incredibly proud of the place we call home. The Ravensbourne area is such a huge part of our life and identity, we sometimes forget how few people know about our locality and all it has to offer. If you, like most of our first time guests, haven’t heard of Ravensbourne, […]

Finding the right honeymoon destination can be a real challenge. Most Australian couples are strapped for cash after their weddings and want to avoid spending savings on an overseas honeymoon. Many couples choose to postpone their honeymoons for several months (or skip the honeymoon altogether). But it doesn’t have to be that way! At Ravensbourne […]

Planning a wedding can be a stressful time. Nowadays there are seemingly endless possibilities for locations, décor and themes, so it can be hard to decide what you want. If you find yourself in a tizzy, take a step back and remember that your wedding day is about you and your partner and at the […]

Corporate getaways come in many forms. They can be incentive events to reward team members, team-building events to reconnect employees or conferences to educate, rethink and restructure. They are also a great opportunity to reenergise and relax. So, if you’re planning a corporate getaway, here are some strategies to maximise your time away from the […]

The calendar has slipped past the midyear point. Your business has survived the stress of End of Financial Year, but just as you pull into the clear, your team is gearing up to meet inevitable end of year deadlines. You need time to recharge, but when? As an executive, there never seems to be a […]

Did you know that Ravensbourne Escape and The Woods restaurant used to be called ‘Sketches’ to reflect our region’s abundance of artists? To this day we remain artistic advocates, offering the perfect location for budding and established artists to hone their creativity. This year we are proud to be hosting an artist in residence for […]

Whether you’re a budding birder or devoted twitcher, the delights of birdwatching are hard to deny. It’s a great excuse to get away to places you’ve never been and explore some of the country’s great national parks. So, if you’re looking for some great birding spots, here are two of the greatest birdwatching getaways Queensland […]

While the cooler months of winter are refreshing at first, it’s not long before we Australians are longing for the warmer weather. So before you get stuck with the winter blues, it’s time to start planning a Queensland getaway this spring. See the Carnival of Flowers this spring! Each spring Toowoomba bursts to life with […]

In May of this year, Ravensbourne Escape was chosen as the corporate retreat venue for an educational and wellness getaway for families supporting someone with a mental illness. 20 carers from the area stayed in 8 of our houses in order to relax, rewind and reconnect. To learn more about the great work of these […]

Searching for a luxury escape or secluded getaway? If you’re based in Brisbane or the Gold Coast you’ll know all about the hinterland, but what about the ‘Golden West’? Ravensbourne and the Golden West Stretching from Warwick to Kingaroy, the Golden West boasts beautiful national parks, local eateries and charming country towns.  While Toowoomba is […]

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but our food is so delightful! That’s right, it’s the (second) most wonderful time of the year and the team at Ravensbourne Mountain Retreat are ready to spread some festive cheer. What’s in store? Due to popular demand, Christmas in July is back, with not one, but two dates […]

It’s midyear. Marked by the start of the new financial year and a distinct lack of public holidays, things can start to feel a bit dull. So why not plan an escape? Just follow these simple steps for a delightful midyear getaway. 1. Book accommodation at Ravensbourne Escape Located at Ravensbourne Mountain Retreat, Ravensbourne Escape […]

Silverwood Lodge is the latest addition to Ravensbourne Escape’s luxury houses. This undeniably enchanting lodge boasts high ceilings, a unique multi-tiered living space and large viewing windows. Equally important is the lodge’s stunning glass walls that sport breath-taking views overlooking Ravensbourne National Park. This enchanting lodge is particularly alluring in the winter months and is […]

During winter, the daily grind can be even more grinding. Chilly nights and icy mornings can be a drag, but luckily we have a solution. While winter brings frosty weather, it also provides the perfect atmosphere for a wintery weekend getaway. At this time of the year, Ravensbourne Escape, with its misty mountains and crisp […]

Baby it’s cold outside! But don’t worry; the chill in the air has Ravensbourne Mountain Retreat gearing up for some festive cheer. Join us at our onsite restaurant, Tuskana’s, on Saturday 22nd or Saturday 29th July, for a special Christmas in July dinner. What can you expect? The twilight dinner will include a range of […]

In celebration of the Hampton Food and Arts Festival, Ravensbourne Mountain Retreat, in partnership with in situ accommodation Ravensbourne Escape, hosted its very first Twilight Dinner at its onsite restaurant, Tuskana’s. The aim of the evening was to celebrate locally sourced produce from the Toowoomba Region, while also showcasing Ravensbourne’s unique, natural beauty. The evening […]