The glory of a secluded lodge is a pleasure that us sun-worshipping Queenslanders rarely get to enjoy. But it’s not through a lack of perfect conditions that this particular joy evades us.
Since Spicers Retreats’ establishment of the idyllic and tranquil Peak Lodge, we now have yearlong access to all the mountainous recreation we can handle, and just two hours from Brisbane.
First up, let’s put to rest any preconceptions involving wood log huts and one-room cabins because Spicers Peak Lodge is having none of that. The stunning multi-roomed demi-mansion commands a stunning vantage of the Scenic Rim’s rolling hinterland, and access to endless activities to make the most of the abounding flourishland.
Spicers Peak Lodge is a prime location for exploration and chill, but it’s the infamous food at their award-winning, two-hatted restaurant, The Peak that we’re putting pedal to the metal for.
With view stretching as far as the eye can see over the Scenic Rim, dining at The Peak is all about the theatrics of the landscape paired with the beautifully presented dishes (dinner on the couch has been ruined forever).
The menu at The Peak changes constantly, so bound by the seasonal produce of local farmers and growers that surround the property, and the chefs have a penchant for experimenting, which only makes every dish even more special—not to mention Insta-worthy as hell!
Standouts include the Mooloolaba Kingfish, Flinders Island Wallaby and Hendricks cured pacific reef Cobia, all are almost too beautiful to eat! Dessert fiends will struggle to choose between the Malted Milk, Pistachio and Cherry Nougat, and the Cookies and Lemon Cheesecake, all now officially cemented as last meal on earth status! Add to that an award-winning wine menu showcasing some of the best local and international drop in the world, we’re all but packed up to move to the countryside!
Whether your particular brand of escapism is rooted in relaxation, leisure, or feasting, Spicer’s Peak Lodge is the ideal whimsical getaway for every season.
Image credit: Ariana Gillrie
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