**Secret Road Trips**
I've lived on the Sunshine Coast all my life and I will reveal hidden gems worth visiting for day trips, picnics, places to see and things to do on our wonderful Coast, Australia and the world!
Published April 17th 2014
Luxury in the country
A secret road trip - from the Sunshine Coast to the Lockyer Valley - will take you on a journey of discovery. Our destination - Spicers Hidden Vale.
Road Trip Details
Start: Daisy's Place, 2859 Steve Irwin Way, Glenview End: Spicers Hidden Vale, 617 Grandchester Mt Mort Rd, Grandchester Duration: 2 hours 30 mins Via: Kilcoy, Toogoolawah, Laidley
Spicers Hidden Vale Homestead
We commence our road trip on the Sunshine Coast by having a coffee in the opulent surrounds of Daisy's Place, conveniently located on the edge of the M1 at Glenview.
Daisy's Place is nestled in the edge of a rainforest so you can enjoy breakfast or a snack before commencing your road trip.
When you leave, follow Steve Irwin Way to Beerwah and take Route 6 west-bound towards Kilcoy. Veer right onto Route 85 onto D'Aguilar Highway. Kilcoy is a town with much history and continues to thrive as a meat processing town supplying employment to many locals.
[ADVERT]Stay on the D'Aguilar Highway until Route 85 becomes the Brisbane Valley Highway (which is a turn left) towards Esk. Wivenhoe Dam will be on your left as you continue onto Route 17.
Turn right onto Coominya Connection Road which becomes Forest Hill-Fernvale Road at Mount Tarampa.
You will cross the Warrego Highway (A2) and veer left onto Old Laidley-Forest Hill Road towards Laidley.
Turn right onto Laidley-Plainlands Road, onto Patrick Street, Vaux Street and left onto Rosewood-Laidley Road towards Grandchester.
In Gradchester, turn right onto Granchester-Mount Mort Road, signposted to Spicers Hidden Vale. You are nearly there! It may feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, but your reward awaits not far from here.
A few kilometres up the road and you have reached your destination.
View over the valley
Have lunch, dinner or stay overnight at Spicers Hidden Vale for a true country farm stay experience while enjoying the luxury Spicers are famous for.