December 17, 2019
Spicers Peak Lodge in Maryvale is set upon 8,000 acres of Australian wilderness with a backdrop of the World Heritage Listed Main Range National Park. There is plenty to see and do in this spectacular high country region of Queensland and that is why the retreat offers a comprehensive range of experiences suitable for all interests and abilities.
Spicers Peak Lodge
Managed by the new Activities Coordinator, Melissa Booth, the action packed activities schedule includes a range of experiences in outdoor adventuring, food and wine, master classes and more.
We spoke to Melissa about her new role and what experience she is bringing to Spicers Peak Lodge.
“I have worked for eight years in Tourism Guiding within Australia and overseas. From Dunk Island to Ayers Rock to Thailand and England and so much in between, my job has allowed me to work in some amazing places,” Melissa says.
Ayres Rock, at the World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Diving in the tranquil blue waters of Koh Tao in Thailand and canyoning through the caves of Karinji National Park in WA. Feeding the dolphins at Tangalooma Island Resort and exploring glaciers in Mount Cook in New Zealand. Sharing aboriginal stories at Arkaba Conservancy deep inside South Australia’s Flinders Ranges to working with schools on outdoor activities in the stunning Lakes District of England. Melissa has done it all.
“I love what I do and I am so excited to be working at Spicers Peak Lodge. There are so many amazing experiences on offer and it is an amazing area to discover that is rich in history,” Melissa says.
Lodge history tour with sunset drinks
There are various hikes in the surrounding mountain ranges where guests can discover incredible views while walking atop narrow mountain ridgelines before disappearing into the dark dense undergrowth of the surrounding rainforest vegetation. “Guests can even take a tour at night to look for all the nocturnal creatures that call Cedar Mountain home. From sugar gliders and owls high up in the trees, to bandicoots and bettongs scampering along the forest floor, there is plenty of night-time action on the mountain.”
Starry Night Nocturnal Tour
Melissa says the experience she is most looking forward to sharing with guests is the Signature Peak Experience. “The experience involves guests taking a helicopter ride to a nearby mountain top to enjoy a secluded picnic,” says Melissa.
For those who would prefer to learn a new skill while staying at Spicers Peak Lodge there are a range of master classes available by their expert food and beverage team. “Coffee, cocktails and gin appreciation classes are all on offer,” she says. “It really is an all inclusive offer for those wishing to upskill or experience the great outdoors, the choice is yours.”
Cocktail Master Class
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