Southern Queensland Highlights

9 days / 8 nights
Ex Brisbane – Self Drive

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Discover southern Queensland with Spicers’ properties, each unique yet individually renowned for their luxury, location and delectable cuisine.

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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We can design this trip to suit your specific requirements

Any aspect of the itinerary can be customised

  • Brisbane, Queensland’s multicultural capital
  • Iconic Story Bridge, vibrant South Bank and trendy Fortitude Valley
  • Traverse the stunning mountainous landscape of the Scenic Rim
  • Learn about the region from your talented, passionate guides
  • Explore ancient rainforests and traverse dramatic volcanic plateaus
  • Spot local species such as koala and kangaroo
  • Sunshine Coast Hinterland

There are regular direct flights to Brisbane from all major Australian cities and regional hubs, as well as from many destinations in Asia and the Middle East.

From Brisbane airport you could head further north to Cairns, gateway to the remarkable Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park. Alternatively, travel to Darwin and discover the Northern Territory’s Top End, which is famous for Kakadu National Park, indigenous culture and ubiquitous wildlife. Our well-travelled team could also design your holiday to include iconic Uluru in the Red Centre. 

  • 8-nights accommodation at a selection of boutique hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • A private, guided 2-hour walk and picnic lunch
  • Select onsite scheduled activities at Spicers Peak Lodge 

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This Queensland Reef and Rainforest itinerary is simply an example illustrating how we can tailor the perfect experience to suit your travelling style, budget and interests.

Day 1-2

Brisbane
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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Mt Mulligan Lodge

With accommodation for just 20 guests at any one time, Mt Mulligan Lodge affords an exclusive and personalised encounter with back-country Far North Queensland.

Orpheus Island Lodge

This heavenly island resort offers all-inclusive luxury accommodation in the heart of the untouched Great Barrier Reef.

Daintree Ecolodge

Hidden in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, this boutique eco lodge is the perfect place to rediscover the healing power of nature.

Silky Oaks Lodge

Situated at the edge of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, Silky Oaks Lodge is Queensland’s most unique rainforest sanctuary.

Beach Club

An adults-only oasis, this tranquil, boutique resort sits right on Catseye Beach, overlooking the Coral Sea.

qualia

Situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, qualia is nestled in the most pristine and secluded position on Hamilton Island.

Spicers Hidden Vale

Spicers Hidden Vale is a gem, an escape just an hour’s drive from Brisbane that combines the style and comfort of a luxury retreat with the warmest of country welcomes.

Spicers Clovelly Estate

You’ll be transported to Provence at Spicers Clovelly Estate, a lovely French provincial homestead set on 22 acres of beguiling, landscaped gardens.

Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an Asian-inspired sanctum set at the edge of tropical rainforest in the Sunshine Coast’s alluring hinterland.

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