The Bush Awaits

There is plenty to see and do at Gilberton if your heart so desires. Enjoy abundant wildlife on a leisurely walk, a guided tour, or even sit back and watch the wildlife from your room. Bird lovers will have plenty of twitching opportunities! Gilberton Station has been endorsed as a Nature Refuge, recognised by the Queensland Government as being an area of high conservation significance.

The family focus has always been on environmental sustainability with looking after the land an absolute priority. Accommodation at Gilberton Outback Retreat overlooks the Gilbert River with magnificent panoramic views. Experience the true comfort of luxurious 5 star accommodation.  Be pampered and relax away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Let time simply pass by while all your needs are taken care of.

  • Visit the granite cathedral and natural springs and find out about the local wildlife.
  • See the remains of the old gold mining township of Gilberton, and find out the history and stories of the old gold rush days.
  • Panning for gold in the Gilberton creeks and have a chat with real gold prospectors.
  • Visit a heritage listed gold mine site and see how gold was extracted and mined in the 1800s.
  • Watch the station at work, including mustering.
  • Visit Lake Fred for lunch, swimming, fishing, and kayaking. Hopefully you’ll see our locally famous pelican being fed by cormorants.
  • Mountain bikes are available for use.
  • Or just relax and enjoy the tranquility!

Unplug, Unwind and Relax

In this extraordinary ancient land, experience the true comfort of luxurious accommodation while staying on a working cattle station. Explore Gilberton’s ecological assets, mountain ranges, granite boulders and natural springs. Discover local wildlife or just soak up the tranquillity.


Matt BekierMatt Bekier
“We came to Gilberton to just chill out from a busy city life, but found so much more. For us, the break offered a unique mix of discovering an untouched part of Australia we never thought really existed; experiencing a few days of authentic hospitality and outback life; and recharging in the privacy of a superb retreat. Lyn’s guided walking tour was probably the highlight of a remarkable trip”.   Matt Bekier, Managing Director and CEO, The Star Entertainment Group
Fiona HarperFiona Harper
Totally loved visiting Gilberton - such a wonderful opportunity to get up close & personal with a working cattle station & the family who run it. The 'tin shed' is fabulous, especially the bathtub with an extraordinary view!
Vicki MarrVicki Marr
The only word that comes close to describing our visit to Gilberton Outback Retreat is 'magical'........superb location, the most generous hosts, accommodation that has the real 'wow' factor !
Melanie BlavetteMelanie Blavette
From France : Last week end, my sister and brother-in-law enjoyed their stay as the first guests at the “Hut” which they have found absolutely stunning! The warmth and friendly hosts, the lovely trekking, and the awesome “hut”….a truly outback experience that we are all eager to discover!!!
Loretta LockieLoretta Lockie
Excellent hosts, great place to escape and relive a relaxing lifestyle in a beautiful environment . Amazing history at gilberton and numerous relics from that era are still there. Highly recommend a stay there, we still have fond memories of special times spent there. Hope to get back up there in the near future. All the best for your new venture into tourism. Regards, Bob & Lottie