If you're looking for a reason to visit Queensland's Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge may just be that reason. This boutique getaway is all about immersing guests in a luxury experience where scenic views play a continual backdrop to a holiday of indulgence. Especially when it comes to the food. From mountaintop fine dining to leisurely gourmet picnics, these are the top reasons why a trip to Spicers Peak Lodge is exactly what you need.
Two Hats At The Peak
When the spoils of the Scenic Rim and Granite Belt are at your disposal, you may as well take full advantage, which is exactly what Head Chef Doug Innis-Will has done at The Peak restaurant. In fact, The Peak was awarded two Chef Hats in the 2016 Brisbane Times Good Food Guide and the 2015 Australian Good Food Guide awards.
Serving up contemporary Australian a la carte and degustation menus, each plate has been beautifully crafted to showcase locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Top tipples have not been overlooked as each meal can be perfectly paired with a glass of regional wine, but more on that later.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner With A View
The only thing that could possibly rival the beauty on the plates served at Spicers Peak Lodge is the views. And, the dining room has been strategically positioned to make the most of it all. Perched high on a mountaintop, this boutique hotel is Australia's highest non-alpine lodge. That means serene panoramas of the surrounding mountains are on the menu with every meal.
Enjoy the morning's first sunrays reaching across the landscape with your breakfast and finish your day with the brilliant pinks of a Queensland sunset. Or simply relax poolside with a glass of wine to soak up the seclusion and be entranced by the natural beauty stretching out in every direction.
With such beautiful surrounds, it's would be remiss not to get out and about for a little exploration during your stay. There are no less than six self-guided bushwalking trails criss-crossing the property, and two mountain bike trails. All can be self-guided for a chance to take in the eucalypt forests and local wildlife.
Even better, you don't have to forgo the luxuries of a fine meal when you're out trekking across the land. Gourmet Picnic baskets can be arranged that offer a little bit of indulgence even when you're at one with nature.
Scenic Rim Wineries
This bountiful region of Queensland is quickly growing into the newest hotspot for oenophiles around the country, but those in the know have been swirling and sipping their way through the Scenic Rim wineries for years. The region's rich volcanic soil is perfect for growing a wide variety of grapes, making it ideal for producing premium wines – many of which have been recognised at state and national wine shows.
Savour a few of the local award-winning drops at The Peaks restaurant, or spend a day making your way along the Scenic Rim Wine Trail. Threading its way from one end of the region to the other, you'll be able to savour a glass or two at seven different wineries. What better way to spend the day than discovering a few new cellar doors or revisiting your old favourites?
The Ultimate Lunch Date
If you'd really like to impress that someone special in your life, Spicers Peak Lodge is the place to do it. Even if it's just for an afternoon. Why not zip to the lodge for lunch ... via helicopter? Spicers offers helicopter packages that allow you to fly yourself and a partner to the lodge, enjoying an incredible bird's eye view of the surrounding Scenic Rim region, for a three course lunch at The Peak. It's a unique dining experience that's sure to leave a lasting impression.
More Like This
On the Glamp: Australia's Best Luxury Tent Stays
Immersed in nature and barely another soul around for miles? Luxury camping, or glamping, is one of the best ways to get away from it all and de-stress from modern life without having to sacrifice any creature comforts. There’s minimum carbon footprint too.
Festival and Event Calendar September - November
Held over the next three months, these international events offer the perfect chance to immerse yourself in the local culture of their host countries. Unique sights, sounds and tastes are just part of the festival experience, each one remarkable in its own way.