Tucked away in the picturesque Scenic Rim of Queensland, Maryvale offers a serene escape from the bustle of city life. This rural gem is home to Spicers Peak Lodge, an embodiment of luxury nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes.

The lodge sits majestically atop a mountain, boasting unparalleled panoramic views that stretch across valleys and peaks. Its allure lies not just in its opulent accommodations but in its seamless integration with the pristine natural surroundings.

Stay at Spicers Peak Lodge

Spicers Peak Lodge – Photo Credit – Kate Webster

Spicers Peak Lodge spoils guests with a range of accommodations that exude sophistication and comfort. From lodge suites to private lodges, each option is meticulously designed to offer panoramic vistas and an intimate connection with nature. The rooms are adorned with contemporary elegance, featuring spacious layouts, lavish amenities, and private balconies that showcase the awe-inspiring scenery.

The room types on offer include Accessible Lodge Suite, Loft Suites, Lodge Suites, Lodge Spa Suites, One Bedroom Private Lodge and Two Bedroom Private Lodge. I stayed in a Lodge Spa Suite, which was set apart by the open bathroom with a spa bath and glass ceiling – a little touch of something extra for my stay.

A stay at Spicers Peak Lodge is all-inclusive of drinks (except top shelf and select wines), mini-bar, meals and activities. There is a selection of paid experiences including sunset 4wd tours, helicopter flights and more regional experiences.

What truly sets Spicers Peak Lodge apart is its staff. The team’s dedication to hospitality goes beyond the ordinary; their warmth and attentiveness elevate the stay to an experience of genuine care and personalized service. Their knowledge of the area and willingness to cater to guests’ needs add an extra layer of comfort to the already luxurious setting.

Eat at Spicers Peak Lodge

Spicers Peak Lodge – Photo Credit – Kate Webster

At Spicers Peak Lodge, the dining experience reaches celestial heights, echoing the grandeur of the Great Dividing Range that frames this elegant mountain sanctuary. The Peak Restaurant, set against this breathtaking backdrop, embarks on a daily exploration of Contemporary Australian cuisine, meticulously crafted from the finest regional produce.

The menu unfurls like the passing clouds in the valley below—dynamic, sophisticated, and infused with an electric array of Australian flavours, showcasing a fusion of creativity and culinary finesse. Embracing the essence of the country, each dish celebrates Australia’s rich tapestry of flavours, seamlessly blending classic ingredients like duck breast, fish, and pork with native accents. Indulgent desserts like the Bombe Alaska or the Native Pepper and White Chocolate Ganache add a playful yet captivating finale to the dining experience.

In homage to the lodge’s past as a working potato farm, the kitchen team collaborates closely with devoted local producers, ensuring a commitment to freshness, sustainability, and seasonality in every ingredient sourced.

The dining ambience is a blend of comfort and refinement, marked by plush furnishings and a welcoming stone-clad open fireplace indoors. Meanwhile, the outdoor terrace offers a serene setting, providing uninterrupted vistas of the Scenic Rim mountain ranges with an atmosphere that is sophisticated yet relaxed.

With its secluded setting, a menu that delights the senses, attentive service, and extensive global wine selection, The Peak at Spicers Peak Lodge retains its status as one of Australia’s most coveted culinary destinations.

Hot Tip

Spicers Peak Lodge – Photo Credit – Kate Webster

For travellers seeking an immersive experience, guided hikes through the rugged terrain are a must-do. These excursions unveil the raw beauty of the Scenic Rim and provide insights into the region’s flora and fauna. For stargazers, the lodge offers captivating stargazing sessions, allowing guests to marvel at the night sky’s brilliance amidst the tranquillity of the mountains.


Spicers Peak Lodge – Photo Credit – Kate Webster

Address: Wilkinsons Road, Maryvale, QLD 4370

Phone Number: +61 1300 253 103

Website: https://spicersretreats.com/retreats/spicers-peak-lodge

Disclosure: The writer Kate stayed as a guest of Spicers Retreats

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Kate Webster

Kate Webster is the founder and owner of Captured Travel Media. She is a world traveller, ocean lover and conservation warrior who is determined to make every moment count for not only herself, but the world around her. An editor and travel journalist, Kate travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the people and places she visits. She is a passionate conservation advocate, sustainable traveller and always travels with reason and cause.