Spicers Hidden Vale

Grandchester, Ipswich Area

Indicative Rate * AU$379 to AU$599

Spicers Hidden Vale, the luxurious country retreat at Grandchester, just 30 minutes' drive from Ipswich, has so much to offer it's easier to list what you can't do. Perched on top a ridge with sweeping mountain views, it's a popular holiday getaway as well as hosting conferences and weddings.

An original historic homestead houses the award-winning Homage Restaurant, and accommodation over-looking 12,000 acres of Australian bush, heritage cottages with one to four bedrooms, with everything you could need for luxurious air-conditioned comfort. Sit on your verandah and watch kangaroos hop by or laze by the pool with heated spa. It's heaven!

There's no end of activities, such as mountain bike riding, bush-walking, tennis, swimming, bocce, croquet and the animal farm.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Car park
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Day Spa
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Office Services/Business Services
  • Open fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Restaurant - Licensed
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Swimming

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Rooms

Valley Rooms

These lovely rooms can accommodate up to two people and boast a verandah with spectacular views across the valley.

Luxury Suites

These elegant stand-alone cottages offer privacy, intimacy, spectacular views and wide verandahs. In keeping with the heritage of the property, these cottages boast delightful country fabrics and beautiful furnishings. Each has their own lounge, sitting room, King-size bed (twin bedding available on request), fireplace, spa bath with separate shower and luxury amenities.

Heritage Suites

Stand-alone cottage accommodation with spectacular surroundings.
Each Heritage Cottage features their own unique charm; with a sitting area and wide verandah, the bathroom has a spa bath, shower and luxury amenities.

Chinese Cottage

The Chines Cottage is a charming stand alone cottage with a private courtyard leading out to the market garden. Beautifully renovated it is now the perfect couples retreat with a king size bed & shower over spa bath.

Loft Suite

This spacious stand alone loft suite has recently been renovated. It features one king bed downstairs, one king bed upstairs (twin bedding available on request).

The private ensuite features a shower and separate standalone clawfoot bathtub.

The Loft Suite includes a private North-Western facing balcony which overlooks their beautiful market garden.

Cottages

Perfect for families or groups of friends, the cottages have two, three or four bedrooms each with private ensuites. Every cottage is luxuriously appointed and has its own distinctive homestead accommodation character.

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Second Reef Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island,
Free Entry
Located off the western side of Lady Elliot Island, Second Reef is a long ridge of coral that varies in depth from 2 to 12 metres. Lovely hard corals feature on this reef, but with many ledges and caves to explore it is always a fascinating dive.

Maori Wrasse Bommie Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Maori Wrasse Bommie off Lady Elliot Island is named after the family of Maori wrasse that call the area home. The site is located 14 to 18 metres beneath the surface and is ideal for intermediate divers looking to explore – reef sharks can often be spotted patrolling the reef wall and arches near the bommie, and just north of the wall is Spiders Ledge, named for the number of shells that decorate the outcrop.

Entrance Bommie Dive Site

Lady Musgrave Island, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Located at the entrance to Lady Musgrave Island lagoon, Entrance Bommie is a large blade of coral sitting in 22 metres of water. This elongated bommie is riddled with ledges and caves, which are usually overflowing with baitfish.

Spiders Ledge

Lady Elliot Island,
Spiders Ledge is a good place to see sharks at Lady Elliot Island. The reef at this site slopes from 8 metres to 25 metres and is cut by a series of gutters and ledges. Pretty corals and abundant reef fish are found at the site, as are turtles and schools of pelagic fish.

Lady Musgrave Island

Lady Musgrave Island, Gladstone Area
An underwater oasis is waiting to be discovered as you pop on your snorkel and mask to reveal one of the Great Barrier Reef's biggest swimming pools at Lady Musgrave Island. The protected lagoon is truly unique on this coral cay island, where you can play castaway on a bare-bones camping adventure or hop aboard a luxury vessel and visit in star worthy style.

Hiros Cave and The Tubes

Lady Elliot Island,
The eastern side of Lady Elliot Island is not always dived as it is more exposed to the weather, but this part of the island has some lovely dive sites. A feature of this part of the fringing reef is a wall that drops from 14 metres to 22 metres.

Lighthouse Bommies Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Just off the western side of Lady Elliot Island is a group of small coral outcrops known as Lighthouse Bommies. Descend down the mooring line and drift onto the bommies to discover a vast array of marine life - batfish, stingrays, white-spotted shovelnose rays, green and loggerhead turtles, sea snakes, moray eels, coral trout, reef sharks, trevally, barracuda, and manta rays waiting to be groomed by cleaner wrasse.

Lady Musgrave Island Dive Sites

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Lady Musgrave Island on the Great Barrier Reef is accessible from either Bundaberg or the Town of 1770. This 44 acre coral cay sits in a lagoon of approximately 3,000 acres with 14 world class dive sites:

Rules Beach

Rules Beach, Gladstone Area
Rules Beach is named after the Rule family, one of the early pioneering families in the area. Situated on the ocean front, Rules Beach is several miles long and runs the full distance between Baffle Creek and Broadwater creek.

Three Pyramids

Lady Elliot Island,
The Three Pyramids is a collection of three coral bommies on the sheltered western side of Lady Elliot Island. Rising from the sand in depths from 20m, these coral heads attract a great variety of marine life, with each one home to a good population of reef fish and invertebrates.
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