Spicers Hidden Vale
Just an hour's drive from Brisbane, Spicers Hidden Vale is an ultra luxurious country retreat perched on top a ridge with sweeping mountain views. Here you can enjoy the best of the country, nestled within 12,000 acres of typical Australian bush.
The property has a newly-built luxury homestead, replacing the 100 historic homestead destroyed by fire in 2018, which houses reception and Homage Restaurant, and 34 heritage cottages and luxury cabins with 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms overlooking the scenic countryside. Each cottage has a feeling of privacy and its own verandah, and is fitted out with stylish heritage decor while also giving visitors the modern comforts of home such as private ensuites, TV, bathrobes, slippers and luxurious bathroom amenities. A fireplace helps keep things cosy in cooler weather while you can be sure of summer comfort with air-conditioning throughout.
You can do as much or as little as you like at Spicers Hidden Vale, from sitting on the verandah enjoying the view while you sip on a cool drink as kangaroos happily munch on grass, to more organised activities. It’s also very pleasant lazing by the large pool with heated spa or in the rock pool next to the main homestead. And, for those who like adventure, there's an amazing array of experiences on tap.
Get out amongst the great outdoors on a Hidden Vale Refuge Scenic Drive - on this one hour guided tour, you'll be taken to some to the most scenic lookouts on the property with 360 degree views. And with grazing mobs of kangaroos around the place, there are plenty of photo ops. Animal lovers can get up close to native animals with a tour of Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre, and there's also an opportunity to take a Koala Safari and spot the thriving koala population who live on the property.
Explore the property on foot by hitting one of the many walking trails that in-house visitors can access free of charge to explore on foot or hire a bike for the day and explore the many bike trails. You can also take on of the popular Guided Mountain Bike Tours. Hidden Vale is home to the largest privately owned mountain bike park in Australia, with trails graded from beginners to advanced..
Whether you’re just staying overnight or longer, a visit to Spicers Hiddenvale wouldn’t be complete without being treated to the paddock-to-plate gastronomic creations of award-winning Executive Chef, Ash Martin and Head Chef Simon Furley in chef-hatted Homage restaurant. A delectable breakfast, lunch and dinner are all on offer 7 days a week in the private dining room as well as premium wines and bar drinks in the stylish lounge or bar.
Good to know - There is complimentary w-fi and parking for all guests. State of the art conference facilities are also available as well as several stunning venue spaces for all occasion, including weddings.
Need to know - The historic town of Grandchester, with its beautifully restored 1865-built railway station, is right on the doorstep while other heritage towns, Rosewood and Laidley, are also nearby for day trips.
But you might just decide that you don’t want to leave. The place can have that effect on you.
Images: Courtesy of Spicers Hidden Vale.
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Spicers Hidden Vale
617 Grandchester Mt Mort Road
1300 179 340