Southern Queensland Highlights

9 days / 8 nights
Ex Brisbane – Self Drive

Tour Cost
Prices on request


Discover southern Queensland with Spicers’ properties

This relaxing getaway starts in vivacious Brisbane, staying at stylish inner-city Spicers Balfour. Awarded Best Boutique Hotel at the Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence, the property boasts a splendid Vietnamese-inspired restaurant and a superb rooftop bar.

Head north into the Sunshine Coast’s hinterland for three nights at Asian-inspired Spicers Tamarind Retreat, home to an award-winning restaurant. Hone your culinary skills at the onsite cooking school, explore the network of extensive cycling and hiking trails or visit the nearby arts & crafts town of Maleny.

For the grand finale drive to gorgeous Spicers Peak Lodge, the country’s highest non-alpine property, located in the gorgeous Scenic Rim. Overlooking the World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park the lodge offers a range of spa treatments, sensational walking trails and nearby cellar doors.

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Sample Itinerary

Southern Queensland Highlights

9 days/8 nights

Day 1-2


Beginning in the heart of Brisbane enjoy the fine comforts of one of the city’s best boutique hotels – Spicers Balfour. A stone’s throw from iconic Story Bridge there is plenty of sensational restaurants to discover and quiet neighbourhoods to explore. The hotel has it’s own award-winning restaurant to experience while the rooftop bar is the perfect spot for a sunset cocktail. B (Day 2 only)

Days 3-5

Sunshine Coast

Head north this morning to the Sunshine Coast. The next 3 nights are at tranquil Spicers Tamarind Retreat, where you can indulge in spa treatments, test your culinary skills at the cooking school or explore the surrounding wilderness trails on foot or by bicycle. A visit to the renowned Australia Zoo, just 15 minutes drive from the retreat, is a popular day trip. B D

Days 6-8

Scenic Rim

This morning drive 3 hours south to beautiful Spicers Peak Lodge. Located on 8,000 acres of pristine land surrounded by national park this exclusive property offers, award-winning dining experiences, sensual spa treatments and exciting outdoor activities for every traveller. On one day enjoy a private, guided two-hour walk, learning about the history of its region, wildlife and geology. B L D

Day 9

Tour Ends

Return to Brisbane where your holiday concludes. B

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