Tawny Trails & Maila Park Lodge

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Tawny Trails & Maila Park Lodge

Experience nature in a new light and expand on your love for nature with Tawny Trails, an art trail experience designed for passionate nature lovers. Delve into the fascinating intersection of nature and art as you discover how the local wildlife and landscape serves as a profound muse for talented artisans. Engage with the artists themselves as they share captivating stories of their encounters with wildlife, and witness the manifestation of these experiences in breathtaking works of nature-inspired art.

The hilarious Tawny Frogmouth, delicate fairy-wrens, gorgeous owls, and majestic wedge-tailed Eagles are superstars in the art world yet often fleeting glimpses in the wild. Be moved, delighted, and ponder the thought of having a little bit of nature in our home, a daily reminder of the profound power and beauty that the natural world imparts.

Join me on Tawny Trails to explore, connect, and embrace the transformative influence of nature in every day life.

After picking you up, we will drive over country roads to fully enjoy the epic scenic views.

We start at the recreation area at the Gantry with a short stroll through the open subtropical rainforest. Groves of Piccabeen Palm and massive Sydney blue gums are highlights on this walk.

After the stroll, we hop back in the car. I can drive you to the galleries, exhibitions, the winery and other experiences on the Tawny Trails. View the main trail map on the Tawny Trails website to make your choice. With a 10-hour timeframe from pick up till drop off, you are bound to fit in a fun and exciting day.

If you want to make to most of the Tawny Trails experience, there are accommodations available at gorgeous locations.

The Bower Bird Cottage is a fully self-contained apartment with views of the Brisbane CBD and Maiala Park Lodge pool.
Room Features:
- 1 Queen-size four-poster antique bed
- Fully stocked kitchen including pod coffee machine (Expressi Compatible)
- Fireplace
- Separate bedroom, living/kitchen and reading rooms
- Back deck with views to Brisbane CBD
- Reading room can be used as a kid's sleeping nook
- Art and styling supplies by Australian artists
- Personal Ensuite

Facility features:
- Pool
- Pillow Menu
- Lodge Guest Living rooms and Verandah




Maiala Park Lodge

37 Fahey Road, Mount Glorious, Queensland 4520 Australia

Maiala Park Lodge is a First Nations owned Micro Event and accommodation venue in the Brisbane hinterland just past Samford
Our Vision is to be your preferred venue for accommodation and overnight micro-events in Southeast Queensland.
Our mission is to celebrate the diversity of our guests, communities, cultures, and country. When guests leave our lodge, we want them to feel more connected with our beautiful country, themselves, or each other.
We are unique because we will curate an experience just for you. We have facilities that can be set up to suit your goals and your purpose.
When you come to our accommodation you will experience a celebration of country and culture that is embedded into a tailored experience that will fill your cup.
This is important because everybody needs an opportunity to take time away from the grind, to recharge and lean into their purpose. We want to provide a place where you can just be you.
Maiala Park Lodge is a bespoke accommodation venue in the Brisbane hinterland where you can just be you. They celebrate the diversity of country, cultures, communities, and, of course, their guests. What sets this venue apart is the integration of first nations culture, knowledge, and art seamlessly into your experience at the lodge.

It’s hard to believe you can score this type of transformational experience and accommodation only 45 minutes north of Brisbane. With all the beauty of a quiet hinterland town and that special unique charm, Mount Glorious is a beautiful place to book your next stay. It's the mountain retreat you've been searching for!

Maiala Park Lodge provides excellent accommodation for those who love to relax, recharge and reconnect surrounded by nature. Choose between a self-contained cottage, suites with views of Moreton Bay, or suites located amongst the trees and beneath the canopy. Conveniently located at Mount Glorious within a short drive of rainforest walks, 4WD tracks, restaurants, cafes, and scenic lookouts, you may never want to leave.

All guests have access to the pool, tennis court, a pillow menu as well as the gorgeous main lodge living, dining, and verandahs. Additional first nations cultural experiences can be added to your accommodation package by reaching out to the friendly staff.

Tours & Activities

Brisbane Nature Tours offers a range of diverse tours for small and personalised groups. Only your group will participate.

Your guide, Anita, loves to share her extensive knowledge and passion for the environment. You will get the chance to connect with the beautiful nature around you and see the natural world differently.

With tours ranging from tropical rainforests to native wildlife habitats, mangrove forests to sand islands, Brisbane Nature Tours has something for every age, taste, and fitness level. All tours include enough time at stopovers to admire and photograph the environment and its unique inhabitants.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or want to book a tour. Sundays, I do tours on request. The best way to contact me is by email: info@brisbanenaturetours.com

Terms & conditions

Bowerbird Cottage Terms and Conditions:

BOOKING AND PAYMENT POLICY- Exclusive Use and Multi Room Bookings
For bookings of 3 or more bedrooms (including exclusive use) a 50% deposit is required at the time of booking with the final payment due 14 days prior to arrival. If payment is not received by the due date, Maiala Park Lodge reserves the right to cancel the booking.

For all single room bookings (including small groups up to 2 bedrooms) 10% deposit is required upon booking via Credit Card. Final Payment is required either before or upon arrival.

If you cancel your booking 72 hours* (3 days) or more before your scheduled arrival your full balance (less credit card surcharge) will be refunded to you. If cancelled or modified 0-72 hours (0-3 days) prior to arrival the full tariff is non-refundable. For exclusive hire and multiple rooms bookings (4 bedrooms or more), a 50% deposit is taken at the time of booking. The final 50% non-refundable payment is due 14 days prior to arrival.

Tawny Trails (07:00 to 17:00) Terms and Conditions:

Thank you for making your booking for the Tawny Trails Tour.
Please read through the following information.

What to bring

• Sunscreen, 30+ or similar
• Insect repellent
• A sunhat
• Sunglasses
• Sturdy and comfortable (closed) walking shoes.
• Any medication you may have to take.
• Any relevant ID such as a Driver's License / Medicare / Health Care card
• A water bottle.
• A camera
• Binoculars
• Bring your own lunch

I will bring:

• Water
• Coffee/thee/juice
• Fruit and biscuits

Your comfort

I have deliberately selected sites that have clear-cut paths and have toilet and water refill facilities onsite or nearby. Anyone who is moderately fit will not have any problem on this tour.

I will have regular rest stops and are flexible to the participants' needs on the tour.

If for any other unforeseen circumstance that may lead to the cancellation of the tour, I will make every effort to contact you before the event is due to begin or as soon as possible.

If this happens, I will refund you the payment or book a suitable new date.

If you have any other questions about the tour, please feel free to contact me by phone or email.

I thank you for your booking and look forward to seeing you.