The amazing bush cabins of Hidden Vale Adventure Park

Hidden Vale Adventure Park has gained attention from hikers and mountain bikers across the nation - now the secret's out on these rustic bush cabins.
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Bush cabins for Hidden Vale adventurers

While the world-class mountain biking tracks at Hidden Vale Adventure Park are popular with both competitive riders and families, it’s still a bit of a secret that you can stay in cabins that are set within the trail network area. Located near Grandchester, it’s about an hour from Brisbane, or half an hour from Ipswich.

 

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The Hideaway Cabins are a slice of mountain biking heaven.  Experiencing off-grid luxury with over 100km of trails at your doorstep. To say that we were super excited to stay at the Hideaway Cabins is an understatement.

After checking in at the office, you can either ride in or drive down to the cabin area.  The cabins are set right in the middle of the property and the access road takes you through the middle of the track network.  The cabins are really private, surrounded by bush and overlooking a dam that is a great spot to swim in hot weather.

 

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Booking a cabin means you actually get full use of the entire site. So it would be a perfect spot to get a few families together for a fun mountain biking weekend.  There are four cabins, each with two rooms that have a double bed and a single bunk overhead. The site could sleep a maximum of 24 people or 16 adults comfortably.

 

 

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The Hideaway Cabins are all built with timber in a raw, rustic style but with a level of luxury that surpassed our expectations.  The spacious dining area with views down to the dam was a great spot to enjoy a glass of wine while the sun set.

 

The outdoor kitchen is fully equipped with plates, cutlery and glasses, and there was a BBQ and stove. The bathrooms are a short walk on a raised timber walkway from the cabin and there’s a hot shower and flushing toilet for each cabin.

 

 

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It was great to sit around the fireplace to warm ourselves up on the cool evening.  It’s a long way from any other humans and it really does feel remote at night, as the only noises we could hear were the songs of night insects.  It was so special to spend family time around the campfire, cooking marshmallows and talking about what trails the kids want to ride in the morning.

 

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In the morning, we hit the trails early to enjoy a full day of mountain bike riding.  There’s been over $2 million spent on the tracks in the last couple of years and there are so many trails that are suitable for the kids.

Read our article about some great trails at HVAP here. The Hideaway Cabins  a really unique hidden gem!

 

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Read our article about some great trails at HVAP here. The Hideaway Cabins  a really unique hidden gem!

 

Sons of Adventure Blogger
Sons of Adventure: Scott and Kate Bennie and their three sons love to get active in nature and encourage families around the world to do the same. They know the challenges of getting kids to disconnect from technology and plug into nature, and they see the positive benefits in their own boys aged 9,11 and 13 as they grow in fitness, confidence and resilience. They spend a lot of time in Ipswich and love how easy it is to find fun family adventures to suit everyone.

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