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Spicers Canopy
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

We just had a few days at Spicers Canopy and were thoroughly impressed. We went mid week and had the place to ourselves for most of the time. Our host, Chris, was attentive without being in your face all the time. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The food was excellent and plentiful. The accomodation was comfortable but the shared bathroom might be a turn off for some people. I think the tents might be a bit cold in the middle of Winter but the hot water bottle in the bed was a pleasant surprise. The guided walk was informative but not too challenging, although the excuse of having to walk for an hour and a half to get to there to "minimise the carbon footprint" was laughable since the bottled water on the bedside table comes from Norway. The view from the tent over the rolling hills was calming, and an entire morning lolling about on a beanbag under the shade of a few gum trees was very relaxing. I highly recommend Spicers Canopy and will likely return.

Room Tip: Tents further from the main lodge will be quiter I guess but you need to walk further to use the bat...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Zoey82, General Manager at Spicers Canopy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2012

Thanks for your lovely review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Spicers Canopy.

Thank you for your feedback regarding the water bottles, we have since changed our water to a brand that is local and Australian. We appreciate your feedback.

We hope to see you at Spicers Canopy again soon!

Warm Regards,

Leasa Harris
General Manager

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Reviewed 12 June 2012

We spent three nights at Spicers Canopy with freinds of ours, and were very impressed with the quality of service. The meals were excellent, and the chefs were very good hosts, who not only knew food and how to prepare it at the highest level, but also knew how to act as a good host. Recommend that you go on a guided walk with Russel, as his knowledge and manner will make your experience at Spicers Canopy all the more enjoyable. This is "camping" at its very best!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Zoey82, General Manager at Spicers Canopy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2012

Dear George,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review. We are pleased to hear your enjoyed your stay.

We hope to welcome you back to Spicers Canopy in the near future.

Warm Regards,

Leasa Harris
General Manager

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Reviewed 16 April 2012

What a wonderful place to getaway! We had the pleasure of a three-night relaxing stay at Spicers Canopy, and could not fault it. The tents were very comfortable (even for a non-camper like myself), the food was fantastic and every meal was quite substantial. We took the option for a full day guided walk with Russell, which was an experience we highly recommend.

Thank you to Leasa, Chris and Russell, the Spicers Canopy team, who looked after us extremely well. We came away not only feeling relaxed, and complete recharged, but also like we'd made new friends.

This is a great mini-break for any city dweller that spends too much time in the office. Turn your phone off and leave your laptop/tablet at home, this is a holiday to disconnect from your day-to-day life.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

From the pumpkin scones on our arrival, to the wood-fired pizzas on departure, our stay was a relaxed, gourmet delight. Daniel and Angela greeted us with sparkling wine and afternoon tea (with superb chocolate brownies and carrot cake as well as the scones) after our guided walk onto the property.
Our "tent" and view were lovely-just as it looks on the web site !!
We had a wonderful 24 hours and hope to return soon.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank DoddsP
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Zoey82, General Manager at Spicers Canopy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2012

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay at Spicers Canopy.

We hope to see you back soon!

Warm Regards,

Leasa Harris
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

What a wonderful experience this Eco resort offers. The service and food was outstanding. The tents (if you could call them that) were luxurious to say the least. The Temp was cold but the King size beds were warmed with hot water bottles. I did need to sleep in a beanie as my head did get cold through the night.
The walk in was great about 1 ½ hours leisurely stroll through the bush and along cool running creeks. The guides were a fountain of knowledge and made the walk in a great experience, one of the guides when we stopped for a rest, gave us a great rendition of “Clancy of the Overflow”. On arrival at Canopy there was afternoon tea, sparkling wine or a cold beer. The scones and home baked biscuits were great.
All our luggage was waiting for us in our accommodation ready for a shower if you wished. We decided to play a game of croquet using our own rules whilst quenching our thirst.
Before long we were having pre-dinner drinks and canapés in front of the open fire in the lounge area inside. The dinner was fantastic meal of 3 courses followed by port coffee or tea.
A fire was blazing away in the fire pit in front of the lodge and a few went down to roast a few marshmallows and partake of a port or two.
As the night got cooler we moved inside to the fire and music and knocked back a few more reds.
Breakfast was good both cooked and cold fare. The home made condiments were fantastic and are for sale to take home.
Another walk before lunch was the order of the day so we headed off through the bush to take in another creek on the property and a cave. It was a nice walk of around an hour and a good way to walk off some of the calories taken in the night before.
After the walk we had some free time to relax and read or have a little shut eye.
Lunch was again a 3 course affair and the standard we had become use to was maintained. Before long it was on to the mini bus and back to our cars for the 1 ½ trip back to Brisbane.
We have now stayed at a 3 Spicers resorts and the standard set by this company is second to none. I will return and have infact returned to Clovelly after our first visit and also attended a cooking school with Cameron Mathews.
All in all a great weekend away in the country.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Spicers Canopy

Address: 1095 South Branch Road, Maryvale, Queensland 4309, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Scenic Rim > Maryvale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Maryvale
Hotel Class:4 star — Spicers Canopy 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect antidote to the stress and pressure of city living, a luxurious eco camping escape in the heart of the Queensland's naturally beautiful Scenic Rim region just two hours' drive from Brisbane. Surrounded by 5000 acres of private nature refuge, beneath a canopy of endless skies, Spicers Canopy offers an unforgettable eco-tourism experience that sets hearts and minds free and sends spirits soaring. Spicers Canopy a part of the Scenic Rim Trail by Spicers and is also available for group bookings from Monday through Friday. ... more   less 
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