Spicers Peak Lodge is a luxurious mountain retreat located two hours south-west of Brisbane. At 1100m it’s Queensland’s highest accommodation, enjoying views of the World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park, one of Australia’s most scenic wilderness areas.
The lodge is an architectural showcase best described as contemporary and classic. It’s also exclusive, featuring only 10 private suites.
Taking inspiration from its pristine high country setting, Spicer’s Peak Lodge has been created to echo the natural environment, with a warm, muted interior palette of charcoal, chocolate and caramel, blending perfectly with the materials used in the construction, chiefly stone, timber, tin and glass. The surroundings are spectacular, providing opportunities for active pursuits as well as a soothing tableau against which to relax, refresh and reinvigorate. Those inclined to activity are well catered for and sightseeing is always an option in the Scenic Rim location. The nearby Granite Belt region is the wine capital of Queensland and a tasting tour is not to be missed. The intimate nature of the retreat and the freshness of the surroundings flows through to the Lodge’s world-class Restaurant as well as Spa Anise, renowned for its powerful massage sequences and beauty treatments.
Whether it’s the remoteness of this mountain-top hideaway, the ski-lodge feel or the downright divine guestrooms, there’s an overwhelming sense of specialness about this place. – Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland – a city of sunny skies, river views and optimism. Its 1 million residents enjoy their food, their wine and their outdoor lifestyle (this is a city that’s literally criss-crossed with running tracks!) And they’re not afraid to try new things, revitalising their riverside CBD and getting behind the amazing South Bank development with its bars, cafes, galleries and manmade beach. Brisbane is now one of Australia’s most liveable cities and readily shows its visitors a good time.
The capital is 40 minutes from the Gold Coast, a beachside playground offering glitz, glamour and the country’s largest concentration of theme parks.
Two hours’ drive south of Brisbane and you’re under the wide skies of the Southern Downs, high country where people know that the good things of life aren’t meant to be rushed. At Warwick, the ‘Rose and Rodeo City’, magnificent sandstone buildings stand as monuments to its pioneer past. To the north, Allora and Clifton are similarly rich in pioneering history. To the south lies the Granite Belt and Stanthorpe, surrounded by orchards, vineyards and over 40 wineries.
While the retreat is committed to 100 per cent relaxation, it also features a tennis court, walking trials and mountain bike tracks for the more adventurous, plus a spectacular infinity edge swimming pool and library with billiard table.
Be sure to say hello to the Brangus – the herd of Brahman/Angus cattle that also calls Spicers Peak Lodge home.
The Spa Anise day spa has a full menu of treatments; and the staff will be delighted to arrange private tours of the region. (Costs apply.)
Spicers Peak Lodge guests experience a beautifully balanced blend of many different cuisines as part of their stay.
Dining at Spicers Peak Lodge Restaurant appeals to all five senses with absolutely beautiful surrounds, the cosy ambience of a log fire, the smell of something delightful being prepared in the kitchen and some moody jazz… not to mention a culinary taste sensation.
The wine list at Spicers Peak Lodge Restaurant matches the calibre of the cuisine. Both are strongly influenced by the Scenic Rim and Granite Belt regions with chef and sommelier working together to create perfect matches. The seven-course degustation menu is evidence of this harmony.
Spicers Peak Lodge Restaurant has achieved two stars in the Queensland Food and Wine Guide 2010 and won multiple awards and accolades, including Best Fine Dining Restaurant in this year’s Tourism Queensland Awards.
With only 10 suites, Spicers Peak Lodge Scenic Rim offers an intimate and relaxing experience in one of South East Queensland’s most beautiful wilderness areas. Everything has been thought of, from marble bathrooms with heated towel rails and wonderful L’Occitane amenities to a complimentary mini bar, LCD TVs, iPod docking stations and wireless broadband Internet. And, for that ultimate relaxing touch, every bedroom features a King-sized bed complete with Bemboka blankets and feather and down pillows.
Room / Accommodation options
Spa Suites are spacious, beautifully furnished with large bathrooms, spa bath and luxury amenities, a lovely stone fireplace and outstanding views of the area.
Lodge Suites are stylishly appointed with full facilities and large bathrooms with shower. Some Lodge suites feature baths and fireplaces.
Two Private Lodges (1 x one-bedroom lodge for two guests; 1 x two-bedroom lodge for four guests) capitalise on stunning Scenic Rim views. They invite guests to relish in a private getaway whilst still enjoying full use of the main Lodge facilities. The luxurious private lodges are been designed in the same modern, classic style of the main lodge and occupy an escarpment position offering expansive valley and Spicers Gap vistas.