Queensland’s first winery glamping experience “Sanctuary by Sirromet” was officially launched on Friday 11 May by the Honourable Michael (Mick) de Brenni – Member for Springwood – and Sirromet Wines owner, Terry Morris.
Phase one of the accommodation venture, located on the picturesque grounds of the Sirromet Wines estate will open to guests on 1 June, with 18 superbly appointed tented pavilions.
“We have wanted to create a unique accommodation offering here at Sirromet for some time and Sanctuary by Sirromet is both in keeping with the natural surroundings while offering that extra level of comfort that couples, families and bridal parties are looking for,” said Terry Morris.
Approval has been given for 54 sites in total, scattered over a 20-acre expanse which will take shape over the next 12 months. On completion, Sirromet will have invested over $10 million into the new tourism infrastructure.
“We are concentrating on the first 18 sites for now to ensure the product offering is perfected for our guests before we start planning further sites,” says General Manager, Rod Hill.
The tented pavilions are located hillside following the natural contour down to the lagoon which is home to a variety of native wild life and surrounded by paperbark trees and giant scribbly gums. Each has a private balcony floating above the landscape, giving guests a ‘tree house’ impression looking across the canopy and over the lake.
The site is home to a large population of wildlife, including kookaburras, monitor lizards, owls, a variety of birds and resident wallabies who graze freely around and under the decks as guests take in the views over a breakfast hamper or with a glass of wine as the sun goes down.
The 18 spacious tents, comprised of 15 couples’ tents, two for families and one specially fitted out bridal suite, are made from durable double-layered all-weather canvas and offer a natural yet elegant décor in keeping with the surroundings.
The interiors feature king beds with top of the line linen and bedding, bedside tables and lamps, and reverse cycle air-conditioning to cater for all seasons. Two large day chairs inside as well as outdoor table and chairs will allow guests to relax and enjoy a Sirromet wine from the well-stocked mini-bar. All tents feature an en-suite bathroom with vanity, shower and toilet and important touches like hair dryers, irons and free wi-fi will also be available. The tents are ‘TV-free’ to encourage a true immersion with the tranquil surroundings.
Guests may also choose to enjoy their meals at any of the three on-site venues at Sirromet including The Cellar Door Café for casual dining; Tuscan Terrace, an Italian inspired alfresco restaurant; and Restaurant Lurleen’s, an award-winning fine dining experience. All are located a short five-minute walk or mini-cart ride from the Sanctuary site.
Due to its proximity to Brisbane and the Gold Coast at picturesque Mt Cotton, Sirromet Winery has become a favourite weekend getaway and a much-loved setting for weddings and special events, including the popular ‘Day on the Green’ festivities. The new Sanctuary by Sirromet will now offer a unique accommodation option for intimate gatherings and couples escapes.