Hunchy Hideaway May Newsletter

Hi Everyone, Nights are cooling down … it won’t be long before Hunchy is lit with romantic fireside conversations! We have talked about proposals and weddings, so it seems opportune that local marriage celebrant, Kari, is offering a special deal which is detailed below.

It is time to announce the winner of the Like us on Facebook competition. Congratulations Naomi Sherlock, you have won a two night midweek accommodation package, delicious breakfast provisions, scones, jam and cream for afternoon tea, roses and chocolates! Naomi, call us so you can enjoy your package sometime in the next twelve months.

Recently, We were talking to Martin from Freestyle Escape cooking school, and we thought that cooking classes may be an activity that some of you may be interested in trying out while you are staying here at Hunchy Hideaway.  We are fortunate here in the Hinterland  to have access to amazing cooking schools, and we were surprised at the value for money, so we have popped them in an article for you below.

So check out our website or call us to plan your next  romantic short break!


Save $250 for your Wedding

“When I married, one of my honeymoons was spent in bliss at Hunchy Hideaway. In memory of this, I’d like to offer a FREE upgrade to the full wedding altar package for any Hunchy Hideaway couples who book my celebrant services.

This means I supply a beautiful wooden wedding altar with fresh flowers, sprinkle petals, candles sticks etc, and 2 Bali flags and all decorative accoutrements for an altar and ritual ceremonial space. Worth $250, you get this extra for FREE. Find me at or on facebook.”


Cook Like a Master Chef

Freestyle Escape Dulong offers celebrity chefs whipping up wonderful culinary experiences.  Martin’s outdoor kitchen and classes offer one-on-one time with the chef. Take a stroll through their orchard, Herb and Vegetable Garden, a feast of herbs, salad ingredients and edible flowers – smell, taste and harvest for lunch.

Maleny’s  Tamarind Cooking Retreat  - offers Thai and Asian cuisine with their purpose built cooking pavilion. Participants create 5 recipes, taught in a simple structured way to enable you to perform these at home. Plus receive recipes, pantry list, notes, and our Tamarind Apron.

Spicers Clovelly Estate  – The Long Apron’s renowned chef, Cameron Matthews, holds cooking classes in Montville two Saturdays a month where you can cook, laugh and eat.  Learn how to make ‘French Slow foods’ and welcome winter with some cold weather favourites such as daube of beef, confit duck, braised and wet roast lamb or  ‘Little Italy’ showcasing handmade pasta and sauces; gnocchi, authentic pizza and Italian salads.

Spirit House - Featuring exciting and contemporary recipes, the Spirit House cooking school at Yandina has become a mecca for food lovers. Wine and dine on your creations in their tropical dining pavilion. Just the name of the classes is enticing- check out their cooking school calendar.

On The Ridge Cooking School Kureelpa - Modern Australian cuisine takes the best ideas, using the freshest, local produce, combining the cooking techniques gained from many cooking traditions and cultures.  Food and cooking is kept simple. You learn the how and why, the pitfalls and the remedies.  They tell you the secrets and take the mystery out of cooking.


Cocoa Chocolat - Chocolate Fun Classes on Mother’s Day special dates

Sign up for full hands-on chocolate classes: learn the history of chocolate and its process, basics skills of how to temper chocolate with Louisa, a 2nd generation Dutch Chocolatiere, chocolate and truffle tasting session and glass of bubbles, take home a  Cocoa Chocolat apron and your chocolate creations, making for a fun filled 2.5 hours of sheer enjoyment which you will never forget.  This class makes a great gift, plus receive a 10% VIP discount on all future chocolate! Only $115pp, May 13 and 14 at Eumundi.


At the end of the day indulge in your creations with a gourmet lunch and possibly a vino or two … have a laugh, have a glass and enjoy your new found passion.  Call us for more information, with so many cooking schools to choose from – you may be visiting us more often!

If you’re looking to plan your next getaway, check out our gorgeous holiday cottages, exceptional environment and a variety of unforgettable experiences.  We hope to see you soon.
Denis & Ali

Proud Owners,

Hunchy Hideaway