Q & A with Bettina Valentine admin
(Getaway Day Spa)
Local favourites, sharing their insider tips on places and things to do on and around Tamborine Mountain – Your gold coast hinterland!
1. Where do you take visitors?
The coffee plantation for breakfast or lunch, the knoll for a rainforest bushwalk and a relax in the spa facilities at my day spa, and dinner at the 3 little pigs.
2. Favourite time of year?
Spring – it’s just glorious on the Mountain.
3. Best fun in the region without spending a cent?
It used to be hang-gliding and now it’s a casual walk in the rain forest or down at Cedar Creek.
4. Your personal beverage recommendation on the Mountain?
Witches falls winery.
5. Top local food experiences?
The 3 little pigs in Main Street, The Coffee Plantation, Tamborine Mountain pasta for a quick take away dinner.
6. Your favourite spot for a treat?
Chocolates on Gallery Walk.
7. Best venue for a wedding?
Avalon gardens look beautiful.
8. You can’t leave the Tamborine Mountain without doing what…?
Take a walk on one of the many rain forest walks.
9. Brief history of the business
Getaway Day Spa has been in operation for 21 years. We started with a very simple setup in space adjacent to a working avocado and rhubarb operation, and gradually built from there.
We have trained some wonderful staff over the years, expanded our space, and are proud to offer a full range of day spa services, including spa/ mineral pool/ infrared sauna/ steam room, and ice plunge.
Our spa packages are always available as private bookings for either yourself, with a partner, or with a group of friends or family. The setting is beautifully relaxed, away from the hustle and bustle, but perfectly located as part of your visit to the Mountain.