Spicers Canopy, Queensland: hotel of the week

In honour of yesterday’s Australia Day celebrations (for which our Melbourne team naturally took a day off in the sunshine, and laughed at their colleagues in London and NY while eating Samboy barbecue chips and Tim Tams), we bring you Spicers Canopy, a glorious glamping getaway in Australia’s Scenic Rim.

Style Back to nature
Setting Mountain high

Why this week? Ooh, you lucky people – Smith members booking the hotel’s special eco and spa package will save 25% at Spicers Canopy. The package includes all meals, a full-day privately guided eco walk, and a one-hour spa treatment for two at the hilltop Spa Anise. They’re even throwing in a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne for good measure!

Our favourite bits The 10 breezy luxury canvas cabins are grouped together, overlooking sprawling green lawns and bushland, but with its fantastic views of Cunningham Gap and the mountains, Tent 6 is the standout. Three-course dinners, gourmet barbecues, and pizzas and roast meats from an alfresco wood-fired oven are all on offer; watch acclaimed chef Daniel Mosedale whip up dishes with an authentic Australian flavour in the open kitchen, where bush spices and locally grown produce are the stars.

Mr & Mrs Smith say… ‘If you ever get nostalgic for the camping trips of your childhood, then a stint at Spicers Canopy in Queensland’s serene Scenic Rim could be just the ticket. Set in a private nature reserve, this eco-aware retreat is all about achieving a natural high. Enjoy guided walks through the 8,000-acre grounds, take a cooling dip in the swimming hole, dine on gourmet fare with an Australian flavour, and star-gaze with a glass of red in hand…’

Smith members can book now at 25% off; read more about Spicers Canopy; find more Scenic Rim hotels.

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As well as wordsmithing online, in print, in the press and for Smith TV, Lucy Fennings has been a driving force in making the Smith Travel Blog an award-winner. Mr & Mrs Smith's Group Editor cut her travel teeth early; as daughter of a hotel PR, she visited far-flung flophouses from French châteaux to Ethiopian tukuls. After a year in Dubai (working on Emirates Woman magazine and enjoying the kind of dives that require a wetsuit), Lucy went to Glasgow University to study art, literature and whisky. A stint as production editor at Legalease publishing was spent discovering how to be creative with copy about tax, followed quickly by a stint discovering more interesting things across south-east Asia. When Mr & Mrs Smith found her, Lucy was at Harper’s Bazaar, keeping her finger on fashion’s pulse and sharpening her editorial knife on hapless hotel PR copy.

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  1. Luxe In A City at 10:29 pm

    Great offer! I would love to wake up, walk out with a warm cup of coffee and enjoy such a wonderful view. Once again, proof that luxury doesn’t necessarily need to involve a 5-star hotel. Great article!

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