The Hotel: Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge
Only a 35-minute drive away from Brisbane’s CBD, Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge invites guests to peaceful surrounds that can’t be found in the hustle and bustle of the city. Nestled on Clear Mountain itself, the lodge offers sweeping views of the Glasshouse Mountains, Moreton Bay and the sky-scraping towers of the city. Groupies can unwind in a spacious Superior room. Stay snug in a queen bed with mod cons like television, Foxtel and free in-house movies.
The Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge keeps guests busy with a large outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, gym, and a fledgeling vineyard. For rest and relaxation, look no further than Stephanie’s Mountain Spa, which boasts six treatment suites, VIP lounge, steam therapy room and hydro Swiss shower room. When hunger strikes, stroll over to Mandy’s on the Mountain or the Lakeview Restaurant for a feast for the senses.
- Bed size/type: Two queen beds
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Four people
- Adding occupants above standard: $40 per adult (not including breakfast or welcome drink)
- Adding children: All children under 15 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding
The Area: Brisbane and Clear Mountain, QLD
The combination of balmy subtropical climate and cosmopolitan vibe makes Brisbane one of the most liveable cities in the world. With golden beaches, boutique shopping, world-class galleries and a vibrant café culture on their doorstep, visitors to Australia’s third-largest city have no shortage of things to see and do.
Although just a short distance from the city, Clear Mountain feels like a world away. With crisp fresh air, thick native bushland and unrivalled views, it’s the ideal escape for couples and families alike. When not wandering through the lodge’s vineyard, beehive or gardens, visitors can continue to absorb the vistas on horseback at a nearby riding school. For an authentic farm experience, Trevena Glen Farm offers animal feeding and tractor rides for those curious about life in this picturesque part of the world.