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Everything you need to know about Spicers Hideaway Cabins

The retreat will be exclusively yours, a private nature haven for you and your group. To help you prepare for your getaway we have detailed a range of information to help you prepare.


At the time of reservation, a 50% deposit is required to secure your booking. Final payment is due 7 days prior to arrival. Payment can be made via credit card or direct deposit. Our cancellation policy is as follows; within 14 days 50% cancellation fee, within 7 days a 100% cancellation fee will apply.

Arrival & Departure

Check-in is from 2pm on your day of arrival & check-out is 10am on day of departure. When you arrive at Spicers Hidden Vale, please make your way to the Hidden Vale Adventure Park trail head, if you are not familiar where the trail head is, please ask one of our team members to direct you. Once at the trail head, the team will provide you with a briefing and the keys for the property. Upon your departure, please drop the keys back to the team at the trail head.

Please note that vehicles are not permitted to drive around the Hidden Vale Adventure Park please ensure you only drive between the cabins and the entrance of the park. Speed limit is 20km per hour and bike riders have right of way, please be alert to riders & kangaroos.

Getting there

The Retreat is located on the Spicers Hidden Vale property in Grandchester, the address is 617 Mount Mort Road, Grandchester. The cabins are located within the Hidden Vale Adventure Park which is a 15 min dirt road drive, 4WD vehicles are recommended. The Google Maps coordinates are 27°44’42.4″S 152°24’47.8″E which will take you straight to the camp. If you don’t have a 4WD a transfer can be pre-booked & charges will apply.

You will arrive at Spicers Hidden Vale, from here you will go to the Hidden Vale Adventure Park trail head, if you are not sure where this is, please ask one of our team members. At the trail head, the team there will check you in and give you all the necessary information for your stay.


The retreat has four x two-bedroom cabins, each cabin features a balcony with lounging chairs that are perfect for relaxing in. The cabins are fitted with a double bed plus a single bunk overhead. The cabins run on solar and battery power so please remember to turn off the lights when not in use. USB phone charging ports are provided next to your bed.

The maximum capacity for each cabin is three people plus a camp bed for an additional child by request. The maximum capacity for the retreat is 24 people. Please note in accordance with Government recommendations only children 8 years or older should sleep on a top bunk. If you require an additional camp cot please advise our reservations team at the time of booking or at least 48 hours prior to arrival, an additional charge of $20 per bed will apply (pillow & sleeping bag will be provided).

The retreat runs on tank water so please be water wise and limit your showers & water consumption. With large groups please be extra mindful as water is limited.

Lounge, Kitchen & Catering

The retreat has a beautiful main lodge with a large dining table plus two extra-long tables and chairs outside. The kitchen is stocked with all the cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils you need for your self-catering getaway. Below is a detailed list to help you plan your meals.

Coffee mugs Wine glasses Billy teapot & gas top kettles Plastic & glass water cups Extension leads
Champagne glasses Fridge located in store room Large BBQ Ceramic bowls & plates Bicycle tyre pump
Chopping boards Cheese boards/knives Serving platters & salad bowls Can opener, scissors, tongs etc Large & small pots
Dishwashing liquid Stove top All cutlery Water jugs  Tea towels & dishcloths


The retreat is fully solar powered so please be mindful of your energy consumption. The solar panels charge the batteries and if power is used excessively the batteries can run down resulting with no power or water pumping. We recommend turning off lights when not in use and avoid plugging in appliances or large device chargers such as laptops, hair dryers & straighteners as they also consume a large amount of power.

All bedding will be provided including sheets, pillows, duvet and towels. Amenities including shampoo, conditioner and body wash will be provided for the showers and hand wash for the sink. Toilet paper will also be provided. Firewood and fire-starting supplies are provided in the main lodge.

Please note: the filtered rainwater we use on the property is drinkable from the tap. 

Meal Recommendations

Here are a few ideas for meal planning. A small fridge / freezer is provided to store meats & dairy goods.

Barbeque / Steak sandwiches Burgers & vege haloumi rolls Shepherds pie with mince / lentils Spaghetti bolognese / carbonara
Burrito wraps or Tacos BBQ vegie stacks / Lentil dahl curry Bacon & eggs, pancakes Salad wraps / rolls for lunches

What do I need to bring?

Ice for the drinks esky All food, drinks and condiments Drinking water avg. 2l pp per day. Sunscreen & mosquito repellent and coils
Battery  portable speakers for music Coffee grounds for the plunger + tea & sugar Torch & head lamps if you use them Additional toilet paper for large groups.


You will need to pre-purchase ice at one of the nearby towns – Laidley, Rosewood, Grandchester.

Fire Pit & Cabin Fireplaces

Outside of the main lodge is a purpose-built outdoor fire pit with wooden seating. All firewood is provided and is stored at the side of the main lodge. Please check local fire ratings prior to your arrival and if by chance a total fire ban is in place please don’t light the fire. We always recommend dousing the fire with water before going to bed or when you are done with the fire. Please use caution when using the fire place in the cabin especially if children are present, fire gates are not provided so please do not leave children unsupervised around fires.

Terms of use

We look forward to welcoming your to Spicers Hideaway Cabins, please familiarise yourself with our terms & conditions. At the time of reservation, a 50% deposit is required to secure your booking. Final payment is due 7 days prior to arrival. Payment can be made via credit card or direct deposit. Our cancellation policy is as follows; within 14 days 50% cancellation fee, within 7 days a 100% cancellation fee will apply. Please note that you may be responsible for damages for misuse of property. You are responsible for your vehicle at all times. You are responsible for the safety of your group and we recommend you follow Australian guidelines regarding children using the top bunk (8 years & over).

In the event of a situation whereby the retreat cannot provide accommodation as previously confirmed for whatever reason, the retreat will undertake to relocate guests to a comparable alternate. Should the guest wish to choose a property of a higher standard other than offered under this condition, the guest will be required to pay any price difference. Should the guest not wish to accept the relocation, a full refund & booking cancellation may be granted.

Spicers Retreats shall not be responsible for indirect damage, damage arising from consequential damage or special circumstances, including but not limited to loss of revenue, loss of profit, loss of use, loss of opportunity, arisen out of the performance or non performance of obligations under this Terms and Conditions. To the extent permitted by the law, you agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless, Spicers Retreats and its current and former employees.