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I’m going to let you in on a secret!  When you find a spot so special, you feel like keeping it just for yourself, but I am bursting to share.  Hazelmont Cottages at Ravensbourne is such a spot.  Spring at Hazelmont is full of secret places and special memories

Who would love Hazelmont in the Spring?  

  • Are you a solo traveller seeking solitude? 
  • Are you a romantic hoping to kindle or rekindle the magic?  
  • Are you a couple needing a refreshing break without the children?  
  • Are you a twitcher?  
  • Are you a bike rider looking for new tracks to explore?  
  • Are you a foodie with a yearning for taste temptations?
  • Are you a bush walker?
  • Are you a nature lover looking for fresh mountain air and serenity?

Then Spring at Hazelmont is calling you.  While the area is stunningly beautiful all year round, Spring is very special.  The hope of renewal, fresh shoots, bird song and colour – “Hope is a Thing With Feathers.“ Emily Dickinson.

Now I don’t feel the need to keep Hazelmont a secret – there’s plenty of beauty, birds and fresh mountain air to share.

What can you expect? 

bright pink flowers

Definitely a very warm welcome, a driveway winding in past sculptures and the promise of definitely something special – it teases with anticipation and the wow factor of seeing the cottage and its setting! Then it’s over to you to relax, unwind and explore as much or as little as the mood takes you.  I know I was breathing more deeply and slowly within a few minutes of arriving.

  1. Jaw-dropping Sundowner sunsets and photos while you picnic from a hamper overflowing with local goodies at Gus Beutel Lookout or take the walks following the guest-only map

2. A short drive to Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers cavalcade, food and floral exhibitions everywhere and magical blooms in the champion gardens https://www.tcof.com.au/

3. Stunning Spring colours in the Japanese Gardens and Gumbi Gumbi Gardens at the University of Southern Queensland

4. Enjoy a coffee and scrumptious cake at Colours of San Cris at Cabarlah just down the road and stock up with local sourdough, sweet treats, farm fresh avocados and local produce from the roadside stalls dotted around the district

5. Mountain bike trails (byo bikes) exploring the panoramic views of the Great Dividing Range and Ravensbourne Parks and bush beauty https://www.mountainbikemecca.com.au/gus-beutel-lookout-palmtree-loop/

6. Check out the much anticipated French Bistro, patisserie and homewares store in the old Salts building in Crows Nest under the experienced eye of Amanda Hinds coming in October or the new coffee spot at Peadon Rural

7. Day trip to Goombungee for the splendid purple carpet of Jacaranda flowers, its art gallery and Goombungee Antiques

And without even moving from the Hazelmont Cottage there’s so much more

  • The deck – sit and soak in the budding trees or the over 110 species of birds – binoculars and cameras at the ready, and a bird list and platter of delicious local nibbles beside you
  • The lawn – perfectly manicured and set among the majestic bush trees, bringing back childhood fun with the Finska games – with a local wine in one hand perhaps
  • If you need that extra relaxation, book an onsite Bowen massage at the Cottage – so relaxing!
  • Spring is firefly season and you will get insider tips on where to spot them and marvel at the magical show
  • Perfect serenity and total privacy

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s Party’.”

So it wasn’t fair to keep this special Spring spot a secret – everyone deserves the Hazelmont Cottage experience.

(Author: Molly B)