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Curl up in your favourite armchair, with a cup of tea (or glass of wine) and escape with us to the countryside for a while. You can follow our journey towards a simpler, slower way of life here.

Love stories: Phoebe and James

Meet Phoebe and James. If you’ve visited any one of our luxury lodges, there’s a chance you may recognise these friendly faces. Currently acting as the general managers of Beechmont Estate in the Gold Coast hinterland, James and Phoebe have worked at each of Morris Escapes lodges at one time or another over the past...

5 of the best things to do during your stay at Beechmont Estate

The Scenic Rim locals are seriously lucky. If you get to call this lush, beautiful part of the world home, you’ve got to be counting your blessings. Luckily for visitors, the locals are more than happy to share the best parts of their big backyard and that’s never been easier when you’re staying at Beechmont...

Transport yourself back to Beechmont Estate

Did you know that each of our luxury lodges has their own signature scent carefully crafted by Olfactory Department? Inspired by the unique and rugged landscapes surrounding each venue, we chat to the nose behind each fragrance to find out what’s behind the signature scents of Morris Escapes. Morris Escapes Signature Scents Beechmont Estate The...

Lamington National Park

A local’s guide to Lamington National Park

When Lamington National Park is your neighbour, you’re blessed with unparalleled access to nature’s playground. Part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, Lamington National Park covers more than 20,000 hectares. If you’ve only got a few days to explore, here’s a few tips on how to make the most of it. Plan...

Scenic Rim Eat Local Weekend Wrap-Up

As food enthusiasts and local farmers gathered at the scenic hinterland retreat to celebrate the bounty of the region and indulge in a culinary adventure like no other, the Eat Local weekend at Beechmont Estate included cooking masterclasses, banquets and feasts to highlight the finest flavours the area has to offer. From Friday 9 –...

What’s on at Beechmont for Scenic Rim Eat Local Month

Hungry? You will be by the time you finish this. Scenic Rim Eat Local Month kicks off June 1st for four weeks of events and activities designed to bring the food straight from the farm to you. From farm tours and brewing masterclasses to foraging and fine dining, and now stretching over four weeks for...

Enjoy a dip with a difference at these Gold Coast swimming holes

The hinterland might not have the white sandy beaches the state is known for, but Gold Coast swimming holes hold their own. From private waterfalls to pristine nature, here are three spots where you can cool off on your next trip. Cougal Cascade Only twenty minutes from the coast but a world away from the...

5 must-visit Scenic Rim wineries

If you haven’t heard, the Scenic Rim is where you’ll find savvy oenophiles who know to ignore the naysayers who still claim Queensland doesn’t have a robust wine scene. This ancient caldera in south-east Queensland with fertile volcanic soil plays host to a growing number of Scenic Rim wineries, all a short drive away when...

What does it take to create a Chef Hat restaurant? 

If you’re looking for the best regional dining in South-East Queensland, there’s a Chef Hat restaurant in the Scenic Rim you need to try. The Paddock restaurant at Beechmont Estate was recently awarded 14 points and two Chef Hats by the Australian Good Food (AGFG), celebrating the sophisticated, ego-less cooking of Executive Chef Simon Furley...

Life changing 2023 wellness retreats in the Scenic Rim

The beginning of a new year brings with it new intentions, and an unsurprising focus on wellness. We want to forget the bad news stories and health scares, and counterbalance all those fruit mince pies.  The best way to shake off the heaviness of the past few years – thank you, Covid-19 – and set...

It’s not just Lonely Planet that knows the Scenic Rim is the place to be

Lonely Planet named South East Queensland’s Scenic Rim among the world’s top 10 regions to visit in 2022 and it’s not hard to understand why.  Surrounded by an arc of national parks, and with its own microclimates (which make summers more comfortable than the coast), this veritable nature and food bowl offers fine dining, luxurious...

Chef cutting artisan salami

Beechmont Estate launches Scenic Salumi Sessions

Beechmont Estate’s chef-hatted The Paddock restaurant has announced a new Salumi Masterclass event to provide the perfect excuse to retreat from the heaviness of the world and escape to the pristine Gold Coast hinterland. On Friday 8 and Saturday 9 July, foodies will discover the ancient craft of salumi against a breathtaking backdrop of the...

Chef Cameron Matthews in front of The Paddock Restaurant

From our kitchen to yours – Chef-inspired strategies to reduce food waste

You might be surprised to learn that up to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions1, or 2,600 gigalitres of precious water is consumed producing food that is never eaten. In fact, throwing away one burger wastes the same amount of water as a 90-minute shower.2 In Australia, we waste 7.6 million tons of food each...

Interior Designer Claire Stevens in front of large stone fireplace.

Stylish by Design

When designing Beechmont Estate we wanted it to be a setting where guests would immediately feel relaxed and at home. Our vision was to create a space that encourages guests to slow down, become grounded and appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us. To achieve this vision, we enlisted the services of Brisbane-based Interior Designer,...

The magical world of bees

Sitting on the pristine Beechmont plateau in the Scenic Rim, neighbouring the magical and untouched Lamington National Park, provides for the perfect location for Beechmont Estate’s honey bee hives. Beechmont Estate first established the Flow Hives in 2020 to produce the worlds most natural, clean and pure honey. Bee’s have been the fascination of the...

Beechmont Accommodation near Rosewood Estate

The Scenic Rim and Beechmont plateau offer many boutique accommodation options near the Rosewood Estate wedding venue. The Estate is located on the Binna Burra Road 11 mins drive from Rosewood Estate at Beechmont. Beechmont Estate, a working cattle and polo farm offers two accommodation types all with luxurious king beds, a day spa and...

Slow down and smell the roses at Beechmont Estate

In the every increasing pace of today’s world, we rarely taking the time to slow down, take a breath, smell the roses and enjoy time with family, friends and loved ones. Beechmont Estate, a horse and cattle farm, sits at one of the highest elevations in the rural hinterland location of Lamington Plateau, Beechmont with...

Corporate Retreats: Reconnect and relax to initiate innovation

Gone are the days of soggy sandwich trays and forced fun; corporate retreats in a post-pandemic world can look and feel a lot different to the traditional strict itineraries set in a stale conference centre.  At Beechmont Estate our corporate retreat experience can bolster mindfulness, genuinely relax your team and put them in a space...

Polo 101: Everything you need to know about the world’s oldest team sport

Polo is at the heart of the Beechmont Estate story. The fast pace, high energy, and breath-taking skill and excellence of the sport inspired the vision of the Estate, and today it remains at its core.  You don’t need to be a keen polo enthusiast to enjoy your stay here, or enjoy the sport.  Compared...

Hazelwood Wagyu

Why paddock-to-plate is more than a buzz phrase

We take our food seriously, and ensure delicious cuisine is at the core of any experience at Beechmont Estate. While Australians generally care about where our food comes from, how it’s farmed and prepared, interest in sustainability and ethical farming is at an all-time high. That’s why we’ve put the paddock-to-plate philosophy at the centre...

Another view from Residence

REST AND RELAX: Five tips for feeling tops by the time you leave Beechmont Estate

Taking time out for ourselves has never been more important. With Zoom meetings, keeping up with pandemic news and being connected 24/7, taking a break (and we mean a proper longer than five-minute-scrolling-through-social-media-break) can seem a faraway dream. The Australian Psychology Association says more than 35% of Australians report having a significant level of distress...

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