Experience

Scenic wandering

Take in the natural wonders of Southern Queensland on this six day jaunt, while staying at some of the region’s most sumptuous accommodation, making this one seriously luxury holiday escape. We’ll take you off the beaten path where you can truly relax and be at one with your surrounds. Draw yourself away from the beaches and coastline, and explore the majestic peaks of the Glass House Mountains, one of our favourite South Queensland alternative icons. With your own set of wheels, cavort around the rolling hills of the Scenic Rim at your leisure. With so much open space to roam, and fresh crisp air, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a lesson in refining that laidback Queensland way of life.

through the looking glass

Kick off your panoramic adventure by driving out to the Glass House Mountains. These steep-sided volcanic plugs are something of a geographical spectacle; just make sure you’ve packed your camera. Staying at the Glass on Glasshouse mountain lodge is a truly unique experience where you can sleep beneath the stars, without even having to be outside.

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For the next two days investigate the National Park on foot, taking on the epic hiking trails marvelling at the elliptical shapes that proudly dominate the landscape of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Indulge your sweet tooth at the many strawberry picking farms that surround the park, and as the sun sets behind the crests of the mountains enjoy a bush tucker BBQ on the deck of your lodge. A pretty perfect end to the day if you ask us.

the scenic rim

Today leave your mountain haven and set off for the Scenic Rim, a two hour drive away, passing some of South Queensland’s gorgeous hinterlands as you go. Your base here will be the luxurious Peppers Spicers Peak. With nearby vineyards this is the spot to enjoy the hearty variety of Australia’s best loved vino. After a day in the great outdoors your hotel is the perfect spot to unwind surrounded by delicious comfort, curl up with a good book in the library, or share tales of your escapades over some whole-hearted Queensland cuisine.

capital of cool

Bid a warm farewell to countryside and head to Queensland’s famed capital; Brisbane. A city with a vibrant spirit and a flawless year-round climate, it’s hard not to love this place. Hole up at the Spicers Balfour, where you’re in the prime spot to explore the city. Rent a kayak and take in the best views of Brisbane from the river. Glide past the towering glass skyscrapers set next to tropical parklands, and the chic riverside eateries.

If you’ve had your city fix, why not head out to Moreton Island? Unravel a coastal paradise surrounded by azure hues and pristine white sands, try your hand at snorkelling or simply flop on the beaches and soak up the rays. Head back to the city for an evening enjoying Brisbane’s pulsating night-spots (we’ll let you in on our secret favourites). Depart from South Queensland feeling rejuvenated and inspired by a region bursting with colour and natural wonder, just the way we like.

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