Your retreat to nature awaits.

Tree Change

Discover the iconic Scenic Rim region

If you need a break among nature, want to try new activities or meet new friends, our Tree Change Short-Term Accommodation (STA) package is for you!

Reconnect with nature

From stunning waterfalls, to breath-taking canopies, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia will be with you every step of the way to help you make the most of your holiday in this amazing destination.  

Accommodation your way

Our charming Emerald House Respite Retreat is nestled in the heart of the spectacular Scenic Rim, Queensland. Our place is the perfect getaway for nature and animal lovers and for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. 

Around the clock support

During your holiday, our friendly and experienced Lifestyle Support Workers will be with you every step of the way, providing 24-hour support to ensure your individual needs are taken care of.

Get the care you deserve

Most people stay a week at a time, but shorter and longer stays are available depending on your needs. Each stay caters to a maximum of two guests at a time to ensure you get the tailored support you deserve, during your holiday.

Meet new friends

The Scenic Rim region is home to over 250 species of Australian wildlife. Alpacas, kangaroos, koalas, platypus, kookaburras, cockatoos and colourful parrots are amongst some of the wildlife that call the Scenic Rim home.

Adventure at your doorstep

Whether you choose to go for a stroll along hundreds of kilometres of wheelchair accessible walking tracks, go hot air ballooning, fish on a fresh water lake or simply explore the local arts galleries and cafes - there is something for everyone at this world heritage location.

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Choose your room
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Safari Room 

For those who love adventure. Our decor allows you to take in the beauty of Africa when you stay in our Safari Room. 

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Balinese Room

Find your zen. 
Unwind in our Balinese Room with decor inspired by Balinese culture.

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Rainforest Room 

Reconnect with nature. Our Rainforest Room inspires creativity and imagination through its friendly feel and tropical decor.

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Beach Room 

Surfs up! 
Our Beach Room offers coastal vibes through its ocean inspired decor! 

How long can I stay?

Most people stay a week at a time, but shorter and longer stays are available depending on your needs. Each stay caters to a maximum of two guests at a time to ensure you get the tailored support you deserve, during your holiday.

What activities can I do during my holiday?

Delving deep into nature is one of the Scenic Rim’s biggest drawcards. From exploring the majestic national parks, to viewing the inspiring waterfalls, nature lovers will be in heaven. Below you will find our top 6 handpicked favourite activities to do during your stay with Rural Lifestyle Options Australia. 


Cool down at the scenic lakes, waterfalls and swimming holes 

When the weather heats up and it’s time to cool down head to our fabulous Scenic Rim swimming holes, country creeks and lakes.


Explore the bush

One of the best ways to explore this stunning region is on foot. The Scenic Rim is home to six National Parks and really does have a walk to suit most abilities.


Discover a range of experiences for lovers of good food and wine

The Scenic Rim offers food and wine lovers a range of experiences, from casual, relaxed café dining, to a five-star gourmet restaurant experience.


Play golf at one of five courses, each with a unique history and offering

Two of the courses are 18-hole layouts with the other three offering 9 holes, but 18-holes can be played from different tee boxes. They are suited for players of all levels to enjoy.


Learn about the region’s rich history by visiting our local Galleries and Museums

The Scenic Rim has a rich and fascinating history. Learn more about our ancestors at the region’s galleries, museums and heritage homes.


Stock up on handcrafted goodies and local art and craft at the Markets

From Beechmont to Mount Tamborine, there is a Market on every week if you want to discover country shopping at its finest. 

Need a Tree Change?

If you would like to discuss what a Tree Change looks like for you, get in touch with Rural Lifestyle Options Australia today!  

Our service is available to you, if your NDIS plan includes “Short Term Accommodation” or "Medium Term Accommodation". 

In addition to guests funded through the NDIS, RLOA offer private supports to guests at Emerald House, with the same rates to stay.

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