6 Nov 2021
Walter Taylor

Official Opening of Hazelwood Estate

Wattlestone is pleased to announce Andrew and Claire Northcott and the Hazelwood team were joined at the the official opening of Hazelwood by the Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics and Paralympics Sport and Engagement on the 5th of November 2021.

Wattlestone and the Northcott family are thrilled to have reached this milestone after a long development process and to see high occupancy levels since the soft launch in September has proved the demand for a high end, down to earth product within an hour and half from capital city, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Hazelwood has always been a place and a dream to get our hands in the dirt, where there’s time to watch the sun sets, where we eat food cooked from scratch using ingredients we’ve grown in our own garden, where we share meals and create memories with dear friends and family” said Claire Northcott

With Hazelwood we’ve sought to build what we wished existed, a relaxed and authentic but luxurious place to indulge in delicious, unpretentious food with a true paddock to plate feel, appreciate the pristine natural environment and reconnect with yourself and those you love and standing here today, I’m immensely proud that we have created just that” said Mr Northcott

The Palaszczuk Government has invested $1.84 million through our Attracting Tourism Fund to help make Hazelwood Estate’s luxury makeover and visitor experience a reality,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“Hazelwood Estate offers choice for visitors seeking an opulent getaway to the increasingly popular Scenic Rim, named by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten hottest destinations for 2022.

“The Attracting Tourism Fund predated the global pandemic and was initially intended to build the infrastructure the Scenic Rim needed to attract international visitors looking for luxury experiences.

“It’s predicted to help bring up to 18,000 extra visitors to the Scenic Rim with potential to contribute almost $4.5 million to the local visitor economy.”