Business Beat: luxury weekend escapes in Ipswich

Kiera Farm

Keira Farm is the latest retreat to open up it’s 500 acre cattle farm to provide a place of peace and respite where guests are able to “be still with no pressure.” The farm offers cosy accommodation complete with a large verandah to enjoy a drink watching the sunset, observe the local wildlife as well as the animals on the farm and to unwind after a day of exploring the nearby walks. 

In the evening guests can soak up the sunset in the outdoor spa and then move onto stargazing, far from the glare of the city lights. For those looking to go the full pamper package, massage and couples massage packages are available upon request. 

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Spicers Hidden Vale retreat in Grandchester is set to open its 50 kilometre eco-tourism walking trail in April. There is an option for a five day walk that includes a delve into the historic property, a visit to the Hidden Vale wildlife centre, a market garden tour, dining experiences with a top chef and of course an ascending walk through a mountainous private nature reserve with panoramic views. Guests will spend their nights in eco cabins dining on an amazing, tailored menu. 

Woodlands of Marburg is the ideal destination for those wanting to achieve the perfect balance between nature and nurture. Boasting deluxe and executive class rooms in a property that overlooks the Marburg Valley, the Woodlands also makes sure to ramp it up a notch providing helicopter and air balloon rides, a half size Olympic swimming pool, tennis court and a gorgeous range of options for wedding parties and celebrations.