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…’