9 April 2021 | Activities

5 of the best things to do during your stay at Hazelwood

It’s hard to believe Hazelwood Estate in the Scenic Rim is just 45 minutes from the hustle and bustle of the Gold Coast. In Beechmont, at the foothills of the Lamington National Park, you feel like you could be hours away, in the secluded countryside.

It makes it the perfect place to switch off and unwind…But don’t get the wrong idea. Calm and peace are synonymous with the Hazelwood and Beechmont experience, but there are plenty of activities to enjoy, if you’re in the mood.

Here are five of our favourite things to do during your stay.

1. Explore the trails

Nature lovers from all over the world choose to visit the celebrated Gold Coast Hinterland for picturesque trails and hiking on offer. Located in Lamington National Park, explore the walking trails of Binna Burra, Green Mountain, and O’Reillys – all easily accessible from Hazelwood.

You don’t need to be a seasoned hiker to participate. Walks range from just over one kilometre to 21.4 kilometres, or roughly 30 minutes to up to seven hours. The team at Hazelwood can even arrange private guided tours, including a chef-prepared packed lunch and a local’s expert eye for the best photo ops.

Learn more: https://www.hazelwoodestate.com.au/experiences/bushwalking/

2. Chase waterfalls in Lamington National Park

The World Heritage-listed rainforest features lush greenery, spectacular views and more than its fair share of waterfall magic.

In the Binna Burra section of the national park you’ll find a lookout over Coomera Gorge, roughly a 8km round trip. Over in the Green Mountain section, take a leisurely 4.6km return walk to Morans Falls – one of our favourite places to watch the sun set.

If you’re willing to walk a little further, the Box Forest Circuit will take you past the stunning Box Log Falls and Elabana Falls for a 10.6km walk.

3. See the hinterland on horseback

Nothing compares to taking in the view over the mountain ranges, valleys and gorges during a guided horse riding experience over the Beechmont Plateau. Starting from Hazelwood Estate, a local guide can take you on a one-hour expedition, showing you the hidden gems and world-famous views. Alternatively, stay close to your home-away-from-home with a tour of Hazelwood farm.

Learn more: https://www.hazelwoodestate.com.au/experiences/beechmont-horse-trail-rides/

4. Discover the tastes of the Scenic Rim

Beechmont and the surrounding towns of the Scenic Rim are renowned for exceptional, paddock-to-plate dining, and the Hazelwood Estate experience is simply not complete without tasting it for yourself.

Visit one of the many vineyards in the region for a tasting at the cellar door or lunch at a restaurant, try homemade fudge or fruit from local farms. With Wagyu a specialty of Hazelwood, our guests always recommend the Wagyu Tasting Experience right here at Hazelwood.

For tips on what produce is in season or what might suit your tastes, just ask us during your stay. We can share our favourites, and even assist with making a reservation.

5. Watch paragliders and hang gliders soar 

Overlooking Numinbah Valley, Roisin’s Lookout in Beechmont is a favourite launch for brave hang gliders and paragliders. Grab a coffee from the Flying Bean Café across the road or pack a picnic and settle in at the Lookout while the thrillseekers take flight.

There’s so much to do during your stay – all you have to do is ask. We’ll happily assist with finding the perfect activity for your Hazelwood Estate experience. Contact us: https://www.hazelwoodestate.com.au/contact/

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