Romantic Getaways for the Two of You This Summer


We all love our children, beyond doubt, but once in a while we really need some time out, away from them and on our own. How about taking that all important break around this time when the summer sun is beating down; and what better place than Spicers Retreats?

At Spicers Retreats await the call of acres of tranquil grounds, rejuvenating spas and award-winning cuisine without the worry of your kids running around, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a few days all by yourself.

At Spicers Retreats you have a choice between Queensland’s breathtaking scenic Rim region plus the breathtaking beauty of the Sunshine Coast hinterland and the renowned wine region of NSW’s Hunter Valley. If you are planning a break between Sunday and Thursday you will be entitled to enjoy special savings as well.

Located among the breathtaking beauty of south-east Queensland’s Scenic Rim is the secluded Spicers Peak Lodge. An ideal getaway with someone special this is a great destination to head to mid-summer.

This eagle’s nest perched high on a mountain top and with views to kill of the mighty Great Diving Range serves as a secluded hideaway. Enjoy your timeout just sitting by the poolside with a cocktail, enjoying the fine food and wine and rediscovering those special moments with your loved one.

Prices start at $449 per room per night and include luxury accommodation, a 2 course gourmet breakfast and a selection of canapés served at the fireside each evening during a mid-week stay.

Looking for something a bit more spoiling? Spicers Peak Lodge also has a gourmet getaway that offers luxury accommodation for a couple, 2 course gourmet breakfast, 3 course lunch or gourmet picnic hamper at a location preferred by you and selection of canapés served by the fireside every evening.

Guests will also be treated with a 7 course degustation dinner with wines to match, ports and liqueurs after dinner, plus complimentary in-room mini bar and all beverages including wines, beers, spirits, juices, tea, coffee. Selected spirits, cocktails, French champagne and private cellar wines are excluded. Price starting at $1190 per room per night basis for all mid-week bookings.

Such mid-week special prices are also available at the Spicers Clovelly Estate in Montville in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. A part European estate, a luxury lodge, a retreat and a home away from home, Spicers Clovelly Estate is set on 22 acres of stunning grounds and offers to it guests 10 luxurious suites, a French cottage, an onsite spa, an award winning restaurant The Long Apron and a European themed cooking school.

Prices start for mid-week bookings (Sunday to Thursday) from just $399 per room per night including and a-la-carte style breakfast for two. There are other options too for mid-week tour such as a gourmet getaway from $1098 per couple. It includes two night accommodation in an estate suite, daily breakfast, 5 course degustation dinner at the Long Apron and 5-course degustation dinner at the Tamarind Restaurant. Prices also include return transfers.

The Long Apron restaurant boasts a number of accolades including a position among the top 100 restaurants in Australia in the acclaimed 2014 Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards. The Long Apron specialises in an innovative European menu that also showcase ingredient collected locally and also an extensive wine list plus personalised service.

Guests can choose the Spicers Vineyards Estate in the Hunter Valley, alternatively, to enjoy a romantic getaway without their kids. Away from the buzz of the boutique Hermitage Road, Spicers Vineyards Estate features 12 luxurious guest suites, a new purpose built day spa, plus outdoor pool and spa set in the natural bush surroundings and a multi-award winning onsite restaurant known as the Restaurant Botanica.

The estate boasts some of the most stunning views of the Hunter Valley, plus the Restaurant Botanica has its own private vineyard, a focus on fresh locally produced ingredients, one of the best wine lists in regional Australia, its own garden, resident pigs and chicken. No doubt it is one of the prime destinations for foodies in Australia.

Starting at $895 per suite mid-week breaks include two nights’ accommodation, complimentary mini-bar on arrival, 3-course dinner for two in Restaurant Botanica for one evening and daily breakfast.

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Rory Mukherjee

Rory Mukherjee is a freelance article writer specialising in digital photography and travel related topics.He is also an avid traveller who loves to document his travels in his articles and through his lenses.Rory currently contributes the latest travel news to and hope to expand his travel prowess in the not too distant future.