Last weekend Ben and I set out on a very special roadtrip adventure, high into the Sunshine Coast hinterland for our babymoon. With our little adventurer only weeks away from joining our family, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to savour some last minute rest, relaxation and time together in one of our favourite places. What made this roadtrip even more special was our gorgeous ride, a Ford Focus Titanium that we are very lucky to be enjoying for the next six weeks thanks to Ford and Kidspot*.
With all the essentials packed (including my very favourite maternity pillow), we set off on a blissful Sunday morning, making our way via breakfast at Peregian Beach to the picturesque town of Maleny. We chose a roadtrip close to home just in case our little adventurer decided to make an early appearance. How blessed we are to live so close to the beautiful hinterland enabling us to enjoy the delightful towns of Mapleton and Montville on our way to our babymoon retreat.
If you take a trip down Policeman Spur Road, continue past the farmhouses and retired school bus until you find yourself out of phone reception and surrounded by lush rainforest, you might just stumble upon our tree house hideaway, Lyola Pavilions. Nearly seven years ago, we first came to Lyola for our honeymoon and so it seemed only fitting that we return on this special occasion, to soak up the beautiful views, tranquility and lovely baked goodies delivered each morning.
As much as we wanted to spend our whole getaway, curled up by the log fire, good books in hand (from our favourite Rosetta Books), we just couldn't resist the glorious weather and ventured out to some of the Sunshine Coast's iconic and quirky landmarks. First stop, Mary Cairncross Park for a wander and to take the breathtaking Glasshouse Mountains. And a 'proper' Queensland roadtrip would not be complete without a stop at The Big Pineapple.
One of our favourite roadtrip finds was to a delightful little nook, tucked away in Palmwoods. The Lane brings together some of our very favourite things, homegrown organic food, vintage treats and handmade treasures. The sweet scent of freshly brewed chai wafted through the charming laneway and we felt right at home.
Our roadtrip was made complete with a final stop at Noosa Woods for an afternoon picnic and ocean swim. Although only ten minutes from home, every visit to this divine beach feels as though we could be anywhere in the world.
Though just a few days long, our babymoon roadtrip was the perfect chance to get away from the everyday, spend a little time just for us, to reminisce about our past ten years together and to embrace our exciting new adventure.