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Spicers Clovelly Estate Luxe Escape

Set on a gentle rise in the tranquil Sunshine Coast Hinterland hills, Spicers Clovelly Estate offers French inspired luxury in a wonderfully charming and relaxed atmosphere.

Solo Travel Boutique Luxury Stay

Spicers Clovelly Estate is the ideal indulgence for the soul and senses. This is a short break well suited to the independent solo traveller that loves to travel, but not alone.

Located in Montville, a charming small rural town in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast of Queensland there’s the chance to enjoy local discoveries in this idyllic spot for a short escape. The area boasts breathtaking scenery!  The Estate offers a total of 16 suites and a three bedroom cottage with a French provincial-inspired architecture set amongst 22 acres of lush landscaped gardens, located just 1 kilometre from Montville village.

Spicers Clovelly Estate feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life and is waiting for you to come enjoy some rest and relaxation in her beautiful surrounds while in the company of other solo traveller guests.

PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    best suited 50 years+
  • Duration:
    4 Days
  • Status:
    Early preview
  • Region:
    Oceania
  • Destinations:
    Australia
  • Travel Style:
    Luxe, Relax
  • Accommodation:
    Quality hotels
  • Prices from:
  • Pace:
    1
  • Max Group Size:
    12
REVIEWS

'I would highly recommend a holiday with Encounter Travel. My trip was well organised and the co-ordinator was fun and helpful and full of energy. I met some great people of all walks of life. There is a good mix of organised activities and free time. I had a blast.'

Linda, Victoria

'Thank you for your organisation of a great holiday. As a first time traveller with Encounter, I didn't know what to expect. The Red Centre is indescribably beautiful and should be on every Australians' bucket list. We saw every sensational attraction in just the right order - each new experience was more incredible than the last. Thank you for recruiting such a great group of people for my travelling companions. The hotels were clean and very comfortable and it was a pleasure to be transported across such an amazing landscape so comfortably. I learnt so much about our wonderful country and wished I had done such a trip years earlier.'

Sarah, 52 years, Sydney, Australia
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INCLUSIONS

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

  • 3 nights boutique 5 star stay
  • 3 gourmet breakfasts
  • 3 superb dinners including dining at The Long Apron and The Tamarind

SIGHTSEEING & GUIDES

  • Half day ‘Taste of the Hinterland’ tour

TRAVEL

  • Return group transfers from hotel to The Tamarind restaurant, Maleny
  • Return group transfer to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World 

 ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Porterage in and out of hotel
  • Small group, not more than 12 travellers

Departure Dates for this tour

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Trip Code: spicecl21-11

Itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Superb luxury boutique accommodation
  • Stunning 3 course dinner in house @ The Long Apron
  • Time to relax and make your own local discoveries
  • Group dinners each evening included as part of your package 

Pre or Post Stay
We’ve created a short escape but you may like to extend your stay. Mid week rates for a Sunday stay or post group stay on Thursday provide the best value. Ask our travel team about this option, and the additional cost for other nights of stay

DAY 1 -  MONDAY

Arrive Montville. Dinner @ The Long Apron.

Arrival is by your own arrangement. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Tonight join your fellow solo travellers for a superb in house dinner at The Long Apron at Spicers Clovelly Estate. The Long Apron is a Chef Hatted restaurant offering a taste of France in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. 

Refined. Innovative. Unexpected. The Long Apron is a truly unique and memorable dining experience.

Meals: Highlight Dinner

See GETTING THERE for details about arriving to the hotel.

 

DAY 2 -  TUESDAY

A Taste of the Hinterland Morning Tour. Dinner @ The Tamarind. 

 After a beautiful start to your day with a gourmet breakfast at your boutique hotel set off for a ‘Taste of the Hinterland’ morning tour.

Taste of the Hinterland
Explore the colourful towns of Maleny and Montville on a guided tour, where you meet the makers of unique gourmet delights and share the dreams of inspired locals. Tour with a local enjoying the region’s best gourmet cheese, chocolate, beer and wine. This is the ultimate foodie, vineyard & brewery tour.

  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Glasshouse Mountains, hear the story & legends of these iconic lava plugs formed millions of years ago.  Also a unique photo opportunity before a short boardwalk glimpse of the edge of the rainforest to listen to the birds, breathe the forest air & perhaps see a paddy melon wallaby.
  • Get your chocolate fix from delicious handcrafted chocolates made fresh every day at Maleny Chocolate Co.
  • Experience fine Queensland wines with a visit to Flame Hill Vineyard; enjoy spectacular views, relax & take a walk in the vineyard to make the most of the amazing backdrop, a perfect spot for photos.
  • Visit Maleny Cheese; a delicious board of local cheeses, handmade local bread & condiments is waiting for you at a popular local cheese lovers spot!
  • Craft beers bring so many new experiences to your taste buds, try something new at The Barrel at Clouds Vineyard with handmade beer in a vibrant, unique & relaxed location.  

Tonight, more indulgence with dinner at The Tamarind offering a ‘modern Asian cuisine with a Thai heart’, located at the sister property Spicers Tamarind Retreat located in Maleny, about a 20 minute drive from your hotel. All the arrangements are taken care of including a return group transfer for the group. The Tamarind has earned an enviable reputation on the Sunshine Coast for Asian cuisine. Awarded one Chef Hat in the 2020 Good Food Guide, as well as one Chef Hat in the Australian Good Food Guide for both 2020 and 2021, the menu effortlessly combines sweet, sour and spicy flavours with fresh local produce – the perfect meeting of traditional and new.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY

Visit Maleny Botanic Gardens. Dinner @ Altitude On Montville.

Relax and enjoy a gourmet breakfast at your hotel.  This morning we’ve included return transfers to visit Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, about a 20 minute drive from your hotel. There’s a morning to spend taking in the gardens and more, and if you like enjoy a spot of lunch at the garden’s café. (Admission fees not included – various options, see Maleny Botanic Gardens website for options)


Maleny Botanic Gardens is a unique, privately owned garden, consisting of nearly 18 acres of gardens, overlooking a backdrop of the iconic Glass House Mountains and surrounded by magnificent rainforest. Over 6 kilometers of walking paths meander around thousands of different plants, ranging from roses, azaleas, annuals, and orchids placed throughout the Gardens, to some of the rarest cycads in the world. It’s a stunning setting of terraced gardens, waterfalls, and lakes sitting high on the escarpment. For bird lovers, enjoy the four walk through aviaries, home to over 700 native and exotic birds from around the world.

This evening we’ve arranged dinner for the group at the beautifully position Altitude on Montville restaurant with transfers provided by the properties courtesy shuttle.

Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

 

DAY 4 - THURSDAY

Montville, Queensland

Today your indulgence comes to an end…or extend and add another night of stay.

Meals: Breakfast

 

 

 

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ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS

All rooms at Spicers Clovelly Estate are unique with each room offering a different configuration and style that may vary from images shown. As a minimum, the Estate Suite is provided as part of your package. A higher grade room type may be allocated at the discretion of the hotel.

Destination

Hotel Name

Nights of
Stay

Montville, Sunshine Coast

Spicers Clovelly Estate

3

 

Estate Room

Estate Suite @ Spicers Clovelly Estate

Estate Room

Estate Suite @ Spicers Clovely Estate

Estate Suite bathroom

Estate room bathroom @ Spicers Clovelly Estate

SPICERS CLOVELLY ESTATE, MONTVILLE, QLD

Enveloped by beautiful gardens, rolling grass hills and natural rainforest, Spicers Clovelly Estate’s French-provincial yet contemporary luxury suites provide the perfect European oasis for a tranquil escape on the Sunshine Coast.

The elegant Estate Suites are located both on the ground or the first level of the Estate.

  • À la carte breakfast daily
  • King size bed (twin bedding available on request)
  • Marble bathroom with shower
  • Bath robe and slippers
  • Heated floor and heated towel racks
  • Flat screen TV
  • Mini bar
  • Iron/ironing board and hairdryer
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary uncovered parking
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • 30 sqm in size 

Wi-Fi: Complimentary Wi-fi is available to guests.

Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page. Hotels may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

 


More About Accommodation

GETTING THERE

Starts In: Montville
Meet with your group at 6:30pm for pre dinner drinks with dinner in house @ 7:15PM

Ends In: Montville
Your package concludes after breakfast by the hotel check out time.  

HOTEL
Spicers Clovelly Estate
Sunshine Coast Hinterland, 68 Balmoral Road, Montville QLD 4560
T: 07 5452 1111
Check in: from 2PM  |  Check out: by 11AM


HOTEL CHECK IN /CHECK OUT TIMES
Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure.
Early check in or late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.

DRIVING
There is outdoor/unsecured parking available, which is complimentary.

FLYING
Sunshine Coast Airport at Marcoola is about a 40 minute drive away | 33 kilometres

ABOUT AIRFARES
On request we provide an airfare quote.  If joining the tour from outside Australia it is usually most economical if you make your own flight arrangements or use the service of a travel agent located within your country of residence.

TRANSFERS
Airport Transfers to/from the airport to the hotel are by your own arrangement. Various options including taxi and car share (Uber & others) are available.

PASSPORTS
If travelling/joining from outside your home country, most countries require visitors to hold a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity from your return date to your home country. Ensure you have at least two blank pages in your passport.

See 'VISA' information in our MORE INFORMATION section below.

Always check your destination country for their Customs policies for prohibited or restricted items. Products or legal medications in your country may not always be permitted in other countries.

 

DETAILS

Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience

FELLOW TRAVELLERS 
You will enjoy this group experience with a maximum of 14 travellers. This is a Solos Only tour.
You are welcome to join with a friend, but couples do not join this tour.

THE PACE  [1 out of 5]
See MORE INFO > General Information for more about fitness. 

ABOUT THE MEALS   
It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

Superb dining is arranged for the group dinners and a gourmet breakfast is included as part of your stay.

MORE INFORMATION

TRAVELLER REVIEWS

'I would highly recommend a holiday with Encounter Travel. My trip was well organised and the co-ordinator was fun and helpful and full of energy. I met some great people of all walks of life. There is a good mix of organised activities and free time. I had a blast.'

Linda, Victoria

'Thank you for your organisation of a great holiday. As a first time traveller with Encounter, I didn't know what to expect. The Red Centre is indescribably beautiful and should be on every Australians' bucket list. We saw every sensational attraction in just the right order - each new experience was more incredible than the last. Thank you for recruiting such a great group of people for my travelling companions. The hotels were clean and very comfortable and it was a pleasure to be transported across such an amazing landscape so comfortably. I learnt so much about our wonderful country and wished I had done such a trip years earlier.'

Sarah, 52 years, Sydney, Australia

'Did a Red Centre solo 7 day tour absolutely fantastic, Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Kings Canyon, Palm Valley you have to see it and experience it. The coach drivers were professional, excellent knowledge and with a great sense of humor.'

David, Eschol Park, Sydne, New South Wales
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