Southern Queensland Highlights

9 days / 8 nights
Ex Brisbane – Self Drive

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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.


  • 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


  • Car hire, please contact us for details
  • 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

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. 

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.

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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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