Themed getaways are the hottest trend in travel right now and the perfect way to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
So, gather a group of friends or surprise a loved one, with a lavish and unforgettable break with Spicers Retreats.
The ultimate special occasion
Just a two-hour drive from Brisbane, Spicers Peak Lodge in South East Queensland’s beautiful Scenic Rim is Australia’s highest non-alpine mountain lodge.
Enjoy sweeping valley views as you sip local wine and indulge in an exquisite 5-star meal in the lodge’s hatted and award-winning restaurant.
And as it’s all-inclusive, you don’t have to worry about a thing – except deciding whether to relax in your suite, read a book in the library, walk or cycle the nature and sculpture trails or pamper yourself in the spa.
A gourmet foodies retreat
In Queensland’s verdant Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Spicers Tamarind Retreat is a true rainforest getaway. Elegantly appointed villas bring the outdoors in with private viewing decks at your front door.
Every Spicers Retreat has its own unique character and dining is an important part of the experience. Seasonal produce is grown on-site or sourced from surrounding farms. Vibrant and creative Asian cuisine is the signature highlight on menus.
For the ultimate culinary delight, try the exquisite multi-course tasting menu with matching wines. For a more hands-on approach, grab some friends and cook up a storm at the Tamarind Cooking School. Run by the property’s chefs, choose from cuisines such as Thai, French, Italian and delicious dessert making.
The long lunch
It’s easy to see why the Sunshine Coast is the go-to spot for southeast Queenslanders. Perfect for a cruisy day-trip or relaxing weekend getaway, the ‘Sunny Coast’ offers an incredible mix of things to see and do around the hinterland towns of Maleny and Montville.
Spicers Clovelly Estate’s sophisticated country setting with lovely manicured garden views makes for the perfect location to savour a long lunch in the Queensland sunshine. Dine in the elegant dining room, or enjoy the atmosphere outdoors in the shaded patio area.
The Short Apron restaurant has two Chef’s Hat awards and is ranked in the “Top 100 Restaurants in Australia” by Australian Gourmet Traveller.
Just two hours from Sydney, Spicers Vineyards Estate is a place where great food and great wine come together in the rolling hills of the Hunter Valley. With vineyard views from Restaurant Botanica, the wine theme is very much inspired here.
And with its own private wine cellar, fine dining restaurant and guest lounge, the indoor atmosphere is as relaxing as the scenery outdoors and the perfect adults only retreat for a romantic getaway and escape from the kids.
Explore the native bushland on hiking and biking trails, lounge around or take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or hot spa, or simply enjoy the luxurious suites for a private and romantic getaway.
- Meet the Spicers chefs who inspire
- Leave the crowds behind
- Swap the beach for the mountains this summer
Long weekend mountain hideaway
Just over an hour drive from Sydney lays a private and secluded adult only getaway that is about as private and peaceful as it gets. A lavish retreat where you can truly relax and recharge over a long-weekend.
Named after the Zulu word for ‘healer’, Spicers Sangoma Retreat is tucked away in the scenic New South Wales Blue Mountains.
Your all-inclusive stay of luxury accommodation, meals and beverages leaves nothing for you to worry about. Indulge in a new 4-course menu daily (plus breakfast and lunch), select from the impressive list of fine wines and other beverages and settle in for an unforgettable five-star long weekend.
For an Urban retreat…
Spicers Potts Point in Sydney, the latest in the Spicers Retreats exclusive portfolio, is a unique 20-room property that exudes class and sophistication. Three adjacent terrace houses, originally built in 1873, were transformed into this luxury inner city boutique hotel.
On entering the building on funky Victoria Street in Sydney’s entertaining and dining precinct, quality touches can be seen everywhere. The mix of old-world and ultra-modern has been blended beautifully, with the property equally popular among business travellers, locals on a city-break and leisure travellers alike.
Group or couple getaway
In South East Queensland, less than an hours’ drive from Brisbane, Spicers Hidden Vale offers all kinds of country charm among the hills near Grandchester.
For the active, hit one of the many trails found on the property for a guided or self-guided hike or mountain bike tour along the well signposted tracks. Take in the fresh mountain air and scenic bushland as you share paths with friendly cattle and wildlife.
For a fun group option, take a guided four-wheel drive tour through the paddocks and natural bushlands. Whether you choose to pack an organised gourmet picnic lunch or take a romantic sunset drinks tour, you will get to experience Hidden Vale in a truly unique way.
Catch up with the girls
Spicers Balfour Hotel can be found Brisbane’s trendy inner-city suburb of New Farm. The iconic Queenslander residence turned boutique hotel is welcoming, stylish and elegant, and the rooftop bar with its sweeping city views provided the perfect setting for girls’ day out.
Grab a group of friends and enjoy the gourmet high tea and five-star service on the outdoor patio. Homemade treats such as pumpkin and labneh tart, smoked salmon and pea puree, lemon myrtle tarts and fresh baked Lindt chocolate cookies are washed down with a glass of bubbles on arrival, with bottomless tea and coffee.
Balfour also serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner in its elegant and sophisticated surrounds.
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