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Offering a unique blend of luxurious accommodation, fine dining and spectacular settings, Spicers Peak Lodge is an intimate destination for those who want a peaceful escape with all the perks. Overlooking the Great Dividing Range and Main Range National Park, this secluded, mountain-top retreat is the highest non-alpine lodge in Australia and just two hours' drive from Brisbane. But with the stunning views and rolling mists, it feels a world away from everyday life. It's relaxation, beauty, service, cuisine and luxury - all elevated to new standards.
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Property amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Room Service
Wheelchair Access
Bar/Lounge
Spa
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Refrigerator in room
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Great View
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Location
Full view
Getting there
Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport84 km
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Matthew T
41
Reviewed 1 week ago
If you like good food, friendly staff, beautiful natural surrounds Spicers Peak is a place that you just need to go to.It's an adventure to get to it, and a secluded paradise once you are there. The bushwalking was good for all levels of walker, and the downhill mountain biking was a rush.As a country boy, having cattle graze up to the edge of the garden was cool as well.Do yourself a favour!!
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BBlack_12
Brisbane, Australia
41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stayed for two nights in the private lodge celebrating an anniversary. The accommodation, food, service, staff, activities are all excellent. Pretty standard for Spicers properties. We have stayed at a few and they are always fantastic.
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E2363ODstephenl
Poole, United Kingdom
9552
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Queensland's scenic rim is spectacularly beautiful and is probably an underknown and under-visited part of Australia. So we would recommend the area strongly. I would suggest people do their research carefully before choosing accommodation. Based on Trip Advisor ratings this accommodation meets most customers' needs very well and it certainly has much to recommend it.

As a base for exploring the local area Peak Lodge does not work as it takes over 20 minutes of slow driving to get up and down the steep hills surrounding the lodge to reach the main road and this is not a journey you would want to do often, beautiful though the views are. So we stayed at the Lodge for the 40+ hours of our stay.

There are plenty of local walks though some of these are challenging. Going up 30% slopes presents challenges but going down them was far more difficult with the risk of falls so I can understand why we were asked to inform the lodge of our route if we were planning any long walks. Taking into account the flies and the heat overall I did not regard this as a great place for walking despite the stunning views.

The birdsong is good, although we experienced better and more varied elsewhere in Queensland, and we saw the ever-present wading bird, ducks and swallows as well as a variety of other birds, but again there are places you can see more and more varied bird life. We saw a few wallabies or wallarus but the animals we saw and heard most of was cows which as we live close to herds of cows was not particularly exciting.

The swimming pool is very small (fine for swimming if no more than 2 people in it) and there is very limited seating around it, but we did enjoy seeing the swallows swooping to drink as they flew over the pool.

The communal areas of the lodge are attractive as are the bedrooms.

Having spent the previous 5nights in cities we hoped we would find our stay peaceful other than the sound of birdsong but we still couldn't escape other people's noise. The little balconies outside the rooms are quite close together so if other people are sitting outside and talking you hear almost every word. Presumably the staff enjoy piped music as this is played regularly in communal areas. To escape the noise we would sometimes walk half a mile downhill to the pond which has a small seated area but sometimes other people had the same idea.

Breakfasts were quite good although the execution of cooked dishes was not always perfect.

On both days we were there the evening meal was a degustation menu with paired wines. We have had good (in NZ) and bad (in USA) experiences of degustation menus in the past so were open-minded. The design and execution of the menus and the pairing of the wines was very good and clearly done by someone with a very good knowledge of food and wine as well as great culinary skill. It is both a strength and weakness of degustation menus that customers eat things they would not normally eat. I think just about all the dishes worked except for the pork belly and the Tasmanian salmon lacked flavour (we had better salmon 3 days later).

The wines were good, especially the Albarino, a wine we rarely drink at home.

The staff were helpful and enthusiastic and the gentleman in charge of the restaurant service was particularly knowledgeable and pleasant.

There were plenty of books to read at the lodge and I enjoyed Pat Cash's autobiography. In fact the memory of that book stayed with me far longer than the food, despite the talents of the chef and team.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and admired the chef's talents, but with the benefit of hindsight would have preferred a cheaper, easier to access location with less pretentious food.
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ianrE8631UQ
21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
This has to be one of the greatest locations for a superior hotel. It was better than our expectations. We would highly recommend to others, wishing a relaxed experience with great accommodation and service. Nothing was too much trouble for the attentive staff.
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TroyBrisbane
Brisbane, Australia
40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Spicers continues to impress me. The property is very pretty, service amazing, and of course the great food that we have come to expect at Spicers. Good to see a Tesla charger as well! Look forward to trying more Spicers locations.
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Onsite parking, just park outside of the entry and all will be looked after for you.. This is 7 star service, even if on top of a ridge in the middle of no-where... Just be carefull DO NOT use your GPS it will take you on a... More
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"Choose the private units"
L7012BSrobertf
Oct. 2, 2018
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"If you look out your windows at dusk, you’ll likely see a dear little black faced wallaby catching the last..."
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Aug. 14, 2018
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"All rooms are great"
ase1707
Feb. 12, 2018
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"If you can afford a private lodge it is worth it! Private, quiet, luxurious and surrounded by wildlife and..."
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Feb. 4, 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$721 - US$1,167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandBrisbane RegionScenic RimMaryvale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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