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 10am on your day of arrival, check-out is up to 4pm on day of departure. When you arrive at Spicers Hidden Vale, please make your way to the Hidden Vale Adventure Park Trailhead, if you are not familiar where the trailhead is, please ask one of our friendly staff on the property to direct you. Once at the trailhead, the team there will brief you on the site and provide you with all the keys for the property. Upon your departure, please drop the keys back to the team at the trailhead.

Getting there

The Retreat is located in on the Spicers Hidden Vale property in Grandchester, the address is 617, Mount Mort Road, Grandchester, 4340 (from Spicers Hidden Vale, it is about a 15-minute 4xwheel drive to the cabins). 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 are coming through from Brisbane your turn off will be on the right-hand side of the road. You will be looking for a sign that says Spicers Hidden Vale, this is where you turn.

When you take the turn off, you will be at Spicers Hidden Vale, from here you will go to the Hidden Vale Adventure Park Trailhead, if you are not sure where this is, please ask one of our friendly staff on the property. At the trailhead, the staff there will check you in and give you all the necessary items for your stay.


The retreat has four, two-bedroom cabins, each cabin features a balcony with lounging chairs that are perfect for reading or looking out onto the property or the dam. The cabins are fitted with a double bed plus a single bunk overhead. The cabins run on solar & 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 ( the camp cot will also be made with sheets and a duvet).

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 One Delonghi Coffee maker Billy teapot & gas top kettles Plastic & glass water cups Extension leads
Glass champagne & wine 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 Pizza baking tray & utensils  Tea towels & dishcloths


The retreat is fully solar powered so we recommend being 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.

Meal Reccomendations

Here are a few ideas for meal planning.

Pizza cooked in the BBQ Hamburgers Barbeque Spaghetti bolognese
Burritos / Tacos Pumpkin soup Irish stew Indian curry

What do I need to bring?

Ice and a large esky for drinks All food and drinks Salt and pepper Sunscreen & mosquito repellent and coils
Battery operated portable speakers for music All sauces/ mustards Coffee beans Tea & sugar

Fire Pit

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 recommend dousing the fire with water before going to bed or when you are done with the fire.

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