Follow Lola Huber's unmissable North Queensland escape through Lamington National Park
Begin your scenic escape by checking into Beechmont Estate, with each cabin designed to immerse yourself in nature in the most luxe way possible. After settling in to your room, join Park Tours Walking Holidays & Adventures for a private guided walk through the World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, exploring the natural wonders of rainforests, mountain lookouts and wildlife galore. Spend the afternoon winding down and warming up infront of the cabin fireplace, before enjoying a wine and cheese tasting in the afternoon sun on the sunset terrace with premium produce from the local area. End the day with an evening at The Paddock for a three-course dinner made with love using hyper local and sustainable produce.
Day 2 begins with a gentle yoga flow and stretch at The Clubhouse on the estate looking out over the Polo Field. After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a 2 hour spa treatment at the Beechmont Estate Day Spa, indulging in the ultimate self-care experience amongst the tranquility of the natural surrounds. It's then time to check out of the hotel and make your way to the Gold Coast, where you'll check into the luxe Sofitel with the most beautiful coastal views. Spend the afternoon swimming in the pool and exploring all that the Sofitel has to offer, before heading to Citrique for dinner - an award winning seafood buffet with local flavours and vibrant ingredients.
You'll be up nice and early on Day 3 as you board one of Go Ballooning's Hot Air Balloons for a beautiful sunrise experience flying over the stunning Gold Coast coastline. You'll then take some time to unwind, relax and soak away your worries at Soak Bathhouse Day Spa - with both indoor and outdoor baths at varying temperatures, the water sourced all the way from the Himalayas will leave you feeling completely refreshed. It's then time to enjoy Miss Moneypenny's signature share selection from their delicious menu, before heading out to Burleigh Pavilion that evening to kick back and watch the sunset through the huge windows overlooking the ocean - drink in hand of course!
End your North QLD staycation by checking out of the Sofitel and making your way to Sofia's restaurant for the final experience of the trip - an exclusive set menu dining experience. Cheers to the end of a perfect wind-down trip away in one of the most beautiful places in the country.