Brisbane's Premier
Luxury Country

Welcome to Woodlands

Whether it’s the stunning views or exquisite food, Woodlands of Marburg has plenty to offer our guests. Located halfway between Brisbane and Toowoomba, and only 20 minutes out from Ipswich, our Estate is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway or event.

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Meet the Smiths

Tommy Smith was an early Queensland pioneer who worked alongside his father in his timber milling business. After inheriting the enterprise, he moved into  sugar cultivation and manufacture as well as operating a large rum distillery on the property. Smith also began to plant grapes on the Woodlands estate, expanding into the production of wines and brandies. Tommy Smith was also a keen gardener who developed mango and olive plantations. Tommy married Mary Stuart in 1881, the daughter of the headmaster of the local School and had 11 children together! They built their new family home which is perched on a commanding hilltop, which stands today as the iconic Woodlands of Marburg.



Make yourself comfortable in any of our serene and spacious Deluxe or Executive suites. Rooms are beautifully appointed and each has it’s own unique styling. What better place to stay in comfort than at Woodlands Country Inn for your Queensland getaway.


The Sugarmill

Restaurant & Cafe

Welcome to Woodlands of Marburg’s premium offering- The Sugarmill Restaurant & Cafe. Join us in the private residence of Queensland’s Sugar Baron Tommy Smith. 


Cafe trading hours

Saturday & Sundays

8.00am to 11.00 am


Restaurant trading hours

Friday & Saturday

6pm to 10pm


Bookings required.

Weddings at Woodlands

Nestled on 250 acres of lush green gardens and rolling hills, Woodlands of Marburg is the perfect setting to host your celebrations from Private Events, Engagement Parties, Weddings and more.

We offer countless picturesque backdrops for your special event from our heritage listed Mansion, numerous gardens and lawns, iconic Fig Tree Hill Vineyard with views over Marburg Ranges to our historic 19th Century Country Chapel.

Whether you wish to host a grand formal event or a small intimate gathering, we can cater to your every need. Located just 45 minutes from Brisbane CBD and 45 minutes from Toowoomba, Woodlands of Marburg is the perfect venue for your ceremony, reception and guest accommodation.

Corporate Retreats


Specialising in corporate retreats, Woodlands of Marburg is a plantation-style estate which belies an intriguing past. We offer the ideal setting for anyone looking for a conference venue, meeting room or corporate retreat.  Only a 40 minute drive from Brisbane, our venue emanates old-world charm together  with modern facilities, allowing your employees to escape outside distractions. 


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