• 21-31 Hives Road North Maclean Qld 4280, Australia.

  • Home > Student Lodging

    Student Lodging

    Possible Accommodation Available Near The Training Venue

    The best choices would be something in Browns Plains as it is the closest and if necessary we could arrange pick up and drop off from and to the training venue to your Hotel / Motel in this area.

    Browns Plains is 15 minutes drive north of the seminar location. Central to Browns Plains is the Grand Plaza shopping Mall that has a wide variety of medium and low cost restaurants and fast food outlets in this area.

    Brisbane airport is 46 km from the training venue and takes around 45 minutes to drive in ordinary traffic using toll roads. It is not really possible to make pickups at Brisbane Airport at this stage. There are car rental companies and taxi services at the airport. Estimated taxi cost from Brisbane Airport to Browns Plains is approx $90.00.  With planning, using public transport, train and bus from Brisbane Airport to Grand Plaza Browns Plains will cost in the order of $31.00  Go to Translink website to use the trip planner for public transport from the Brisbane Airport to Grand Plaza Browns Plains.  This planner works very well and is easy to use.

    Suggested Accommodation

    Most students stay in one of the hotels / motels mentioned below.

    Johnson Road Motel


    116 – 120 Johnson Road
    Hillcrest, Qld

    Phone 07 3809 1000 (Excellent motel with good reviews by students)
    This motel is 15 minutes comfortable drive from Practical Aquaponics.  It is 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes walk to Grand Plaza shopping mall.

    Browns Plains Motor Inn


    30 Anzac Av
    Hillcrest, Qld

    07 3802 4222 (Excellent Motel with good reviews by students)
    This motel is 15 minutes comfortable drive to Practical Aquaponics.  It is 5 minutes by car or 10 minutes walk to Grand Plaza shopping mall.

    Forest Lake Hotel

    www.forestlaketavern.com.au – (07) 3278 7444  (good reviews by students)
    Forest Lake is an outer Brisbane suburb 30 minutes drive from Practical Aquaponics.

    Browns Plains Hotel


    07 3800 2555 (some renovations recently carried out….some mixed reviews by students but generally good.)

    This hotel has all facilities, accommodation and a wide variety of meals and entertainment available.  This motel is 15 minutes comfortable drive to Practical Aquaponics.   It is 2 minutes by car or 5 minutes walk to Grand Plaza shopping mall.


    Many students of late have been using AirBnB with good results.  These ones are recommended by many students: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/1012381?s=2o5KGk1Z,  https://goo.gl/PAqTD9

    If those ones are already booked, use Air BnB to search the area.  Surrounding suburbs include Greenbank, Jimboomba, South Maclean, Park Ridge, Munruben, Hillcrest, Heritage Park, Regents Park, Boronia Heights, Browns Plains..

    There is an Air BnB host right next door to us, less than a 5 minute walk to class.  It is entirely up to the student to book the house directly via AirBnB.  We do not to organise this, nor do we provide direct contact details for the host.  You must book via AirBnB.  https://goo.gl/P5bUBY

    Please note:  We cannot always pick you up and drop off from an Air B&B location. It is best that you have your own transport in this instance.

    Beaudesert Motel


    163 Brisbane St, Beaudesert – (07) 5541 1244

    Beaudesert is a country town 30 minutes comfortable drive south from Practical Aquaponics.  It has lots of shops and some restaurants and fast food outlets.

    Annalee Motel Beaudesert

    2e Telemon St, Beaudesert – (07) 5541 2766


    Beaudesert Hotel


    80 Brisbane St
    Beaudesert, QLD 4285
    (07) 5541 1044