Moreton Bay Region's hinterland is home to some of South East Queensland's premier food and beverage experiences, with an unwavering appreciation for local produce.
With fine food and wine at the heart of your hinterland adventure, you'll also find breathtaking natural beauty around every corner and old fashion country hospitality. It's the ultimate recipe for a luxury mid-week escape you'll want to savour.
Set the alarm for an early rise and hit the road for your first stop to the charming village of Samford, only 30 minutes from Brisbane.
Although only minutes away, the fresh air and rolling hills will have you feeling like you're worlds away (without the lengthy travel time).
In Samford, you'll notice a bustling cafe culture along the main street, where you'll be spoilt for choices with so many great places to fuel up on caffeine and some delicious breakfast.
Saying goodbye to Samford, its time to jump back in the car and head towards the award-winning Ocean View Estates.
Pulling up to Ocean View by 10.45am, you're just in time for your 11am "Behind the Scenes" tour of the vineyard and winery. You'll discover the passion behind every bottle at Ocean View Estates and will get to taste their handcrafted wines and graze on a fine selection of tastes from the kitchen as you go.
You'll continue your experience with lunch over in the Restaurant overlooking the lake, it's truly a la carte dining at its finest.
We recommend you try the delicious succulent whole duck to share with seasonal vegetables, that have been seasonally grown and harvested from the estate’s herb and vegetable gardens. If you still have room, finish with the signature dessert - a decadent blueberry and salted caramel tart.
Nothing says luxury quite like arriving by private helicopter after enjoying an incredible scenic flight.
Leaving Ocean View Estates behind with a full belly and heart, you're back in the car and heading towards Dayboro, a short 14 minute drive away. Along the way, soak in the winding roads with stunning vistas around every turn.
For lovers of arts & culture, Dayboro is for you. This quaint town might be small in size but its big on character. With an array of quirky cafes, antiques, craft and gift shops and historical buildings.
To make the most of your quick stop, be sure to head straight to The Dayboro Antiques to find yourself a hidden gem before visiting the hub of your cultural exploration of the trip, the Dayboro Art Gallery.
Saying goodbye to the charming cultural hub of Dayboro, it's time to head back down the mountain to check into your spectacular hinterland accommodation at Mecure Clear Mountain Lodge Spa & Vineyard.
If you're really looking to indulge, we suggest the Ultimate Rejuvenation Package, promising the ultimate relaxation and pampering during your stay.
Your Ultimate Rejuvenation Package includes:
It's time to head to your room, off load your bags and get ready for an early dinner at Mandy's Lakeview Lounge & Dining (to make the most of the sunset).
Good morning, great news - you have a 12noon check out as part of your Ultimate Rejuvenation Package, so you can wake, check out and enjoy your full buffet breakfast at a leisurely pace.
Before you go, we have one last surprise before you jump back in the car. You're heading to a morning of pampering at the onsite Stephanie's Mountain Spa.
Choose from the bespoke menu of a one hour spa experience from, with your choice of either:
Don't worry about paying extra - this is also included in your package.
Now that you're feeling ready to tackle the day, you're on the road back home. But not without one last pitstop.
Only 35 minutes away, following the winding mountain road to the tiny hilltop village of Mount Glorious. It wont take you long to understand why it earned it's title of "Mount Glorious" - with its lush rainforest, breathtaking lookouts, picnic spots and undeniable charm, there's simply no other word to describe it. It's simply glorious.
If you're feeling a bit energetic, you could pop your sneakers on and enjoy a leisurely walk through the stunning Maiala National Park.
Or perhaps you simply want to take a moment to grab a cup of coffe and soak up a lazy afternoon. We suggest trying: Leaf Cafe, Elm Haus Cafe or the popular Mount Glorious Cafe (a must-do if you're a motorcylist fan).
Why not stay another night? Mount Glorious has some gorgeous accommodation options nearby, such as Mount Glorious Getaways nearby if you simply aren't ready to head home yet.
If you have a little bit of time to spare (and aren't in a rush to get home), then we recommend grabbing some cheese (and maybe picking up a bottle of wine) and heading to Jolly's Lookout for a picnic and unforgettable sunset.
The drive will take you about 20 minutes (you're now heading to Mount Nebo) but we promise you, it'll be worth it.
If you want to make your sunset picnic even more special, you could organise for a Graze Styled Picnic choked full of delicious local produce to be waiting for you when you arrive.
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