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Peppers Hidden Vale

Tucked away in the beautiful Lockyer Valley is one of south-west Queensland's best kept secrets, Peppers Hidden Vale. The homestead built in the 1920s is testimony to Australia's colonial past.

Accommodation is in elegantly restored cottages, scattered throughout the gardens. Each room has its own private verandah and breathtaking views of the Australian outback.

Enjoy an evening repast at Cotton's Restaurant prepared with fresh regional produce matched to the hand-selected fine wine list.

This 10,000 acre cattle station offers a host of outdoor activities to give guests a taste of real Australia. You can opt for horse riding day trips, bushwalks, cattle mustering, clay target shooting, archery, mountain biking or a four-wheel drive tour.

For the more active guest, there are overnight treks together with a three-hour horse ride to rustic cabins, followed by a campfire dinner under the stars of the clear outback sky.

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Room Information

Peppers Hidden Vale is designed in the style of a traditional Australian homestead from a bygone era with the main guest lounge, reception, restaurant and bar located in the original Homestead. Scattered amongst beautiful country gardens are elegantly restored cottages dating back to the 1800's and converted into luxury guest accommodation. The individual cottages all have a distinctive character ranging from a quaint Chinese cottage built in the late 1800's to a six bedroom cottage which was formally the Station Manager's home.

All 30 deluxe guest rooms and suites offer panoramic views of the surrounding picturesque mountains and valleys from large verandahs. Cottage Rooms have a double or queen bed, a television, mini bar refrigerator, and a separate bathroom with shower. Valley Rooms are larger rooms with queen or king beds, television, mini bar refrigerator, and a separate bathroom with shower. Some of these rooms have entry sitting rooms. The Junior Heritage Suite is an elegant Cottage built in 1880 by Chinese workers. The décor is Asian in style and features king size bed, spa bath and veranda. Luxury Heritage Suites are individual suites complete with sitting room, fireplace, luxury amenities and spa bath. The Cabins are set in the bush 30 minutes by 4WD and up to 2 hours on foot or horseback from the retreat. Escape to peace and tranquility for an evening to add to your Peppers Hidden Vale experience. These accommodations offer an adventurous overnight camping experience in secluded cabins located two hours by horseback or 30 minutes by 4WD from the Homestead.
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Things To Do


Cotton's Restaurant : This establishment offers fine dining and gourmet cuisine in a relaxing, intimate atmosphere with beautiful views over the surrounding valley and mountain ranges. The innovative menu highlights fresh produce that South East Queensland Country is famed for matched with a superb wine list.  Cotton's is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Situated on a 10,000 acre working cattle station near Grandchester in South East Queensland Country just an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Peppers Hidden Vale is a destination within itself. During your stay, you'll have the chance to enjoy the Australian Outback lifestyle and experience the workings of a real farm - but it's your choice as to how dirty you want to get!

There's so much to do without even leaving the front gate including a golf driving range, swimming pool, tennis court, croquet lawn, mountain bikes, gym and exercise room, horse riding, 4WD tours, orienteering, archery and abseiling. You can even go camping and star gazing with an overnight stay in one of the Peppers Hidden Vale cabins.
If pampering and relaxation is what you are looking for, enjoy a massage or beauty treatment and indulge in the gourmet cuisine at Cotton's Restaurant and bar.
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Price Guide

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Price per person, per night.