The perfect romantic escape or just simply to relax and unwind...
Melawondi Spring Retreat, nestled on 30 acres of secluded natural bushland immersed in the lush natural Mary Valley environment, our accommodation provides magnificent natural views, pure relaxation, comfort and style.

With no need to check-in, just drive up to your private accommodation, relax and enjoy what is on offer.

When you arrive admire the fabulous panoramic views in the Luxury Studio or waterside views from the Spring View Cabin plus the ‘special extras’ awaiting your arrival… simply…

Enjoy, relax and indulge…or why not check out our

Cooking Classes at the retreat using fresh, local and seasonal produce from our region! You can keep-up-to-date by subscribing to our Newsletter or check dates for future classes!

Located within Melawondi Retreat are two types of secluded accommodation
Both the Luxury Studio and the Spring View Cabin at the retreat has been specially designed to meet every guest’s needs to ensure pure relaxation and ultimate privacy during your stay.
  • Walking tracks allow you to explore the natural bushland and view many different aspects of the property.
  • We offer all the homemade goodies from a bed and breakfast but ensure you receive ultimate privacy during your stay.
  • There are many native animals on the property that at times can be viewed from the spacious deck of the luxury studio and spring view cabin.
  • Whilst sitting on the deck, you can enjoy a glass of wine and savour the natural sounds and fabulous views of the valley.
  • It is the perfect location to celebrate a honeymoon, engagement, anniversary, birthday… the list is endless!

Luxury Studio:

  • Weekends (Fri-Sun) – $295 per night (minimum 2 nights)
  • Saturday night only – $350 (when available)
  • Midweek (Mon-Thurs) – $250 per night (minimum 1 night)
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Spring View Cabin:

  • Monday to Sunday – $150 per night (minimum 2 nights)
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What our guests are saying

Thank you for a relaxing, tranquil w’end.  The food – WOW!  It showcases the local produce (and your good cooking!)  We are now going to these ‘locals’ to buy more to take home.  Thanks.

Trevor & Helen

We ate beautiful, divine food for our bodies.  We drank – just for the fun.  We leave with food for our souls to nourish us till next we return.  Thank you!!

Belinda & Alan

Everything promised and more. We had a glorious time here & look forward to our return. Thank you!

Helen & Campbell

An absolute gem. Thanks for the lovely stay and thanks for providing exactly what we were looking for. We wouldn’t miss this trip.

Harry & Sarah
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 Another local delicious local seasonal platter included in our Spring Special for our guests yesterday! As it was raining they enjoyed the platter for lunch on the spacious deck of the Luxury Studio overlooking the lush green of the Mary Valley  🧀 Some of the produce included from @kenilworthdairies Mary Valley Smallgoods Factory Outlet, @malenycheese @farmerandsun @maryvalleycountryharvest @meredithdairy #slowfoodnoosa #visitgympieregion #visitsunshinecoast  Delicious breakfast at Cotton Tree this morning at @cafe37 ... yummm (pictured here is Vege breakfast with basil pesto on sourdough, mushrooms, spinach, poached eggs, avocado, tomato relish & danish feta) #visitsunshinecoast #foodiesunshinecoast #queensland
 Love the green everywhere after recent rain ... perfect nature escape & so relaxing for a walk in the afternoon ‍♀️ #visitgympieregion #visitsunshinecoast #discovermaryvalley  It's not often we get away from the retreat & we have also been very busy lately but we finally took some time out & visited #coochiemudloisland last weekend as a family trip! We absolutely loved it (unfortunately only 1 night ... hopefully will spend a bit longer another time)! Platter near the beach included the "best" goats cheese from #meredithdairy perfectly matched with some Grant Burge Pinot Gris & fresh #cooloolaberries. Very relaxing & the perfect destination to chill out & enjoy some family time out! If you do get the chance to visit Coochie we can highly recommend the Red Rock Cafe for a delicious meal! We enjoyed dinner & breakfast their during our stay! #visitqueensland #thisisqueensland #queensland #australia #seeaustralia
 Love The Australian Hotel in Gympie for a midweek meal ... with great meal deals all week! We enjoyed a delicious meal @theaussiehotel last night  🥂🥗#aussiehotelgympie #visitgympieregion #visitsunshinecoast  Love watching the Willy Wagtails build their nests every Spring ... always busy & entertaining! Think these little ones are nearly ready to leave the nest  #visitgympieregion #visitsunshinecoast #naturephotography #discovermaryvalley #queensland #thisisqueensland #visitqueensland #australia #seeaustralia
 There certainly are some great scarecrows coming out for the #maryvalleyscarecrowfestival this year...check out this cheeky one hanging out at the Kandanga Snack Bar...just "cracks" us up - classic!!  #visitgympieregion #visitsunshinecoast #discovermaryvalley  Visit to the @kawanafarmersmarket yesterday & picked up a delicious pork rack for dinner from @piggyinthemiddle_qld (pasture raised pork) ... served here with mashed spuds, yummy gravy plus fresh baby beans from @farmerandsun ... nom, nom .. all gone!! #visitgympieregion #discovermaryvalley #visitsunshinecoast #gympiegoldregionalproduce #maryvalleycountryharvestco
 In a secluded location overlooking the spring dam our guests enjoyed a delicious local seasonal Gourmet Grazing Platter yesterday evening for our current Spring Gourmet Weekend Getaway special! Produce this weekend included cheese from @woombyecheese & @kenilworthdairies matched with best feijoa chutney & jam from @hinterlandfeijoas , marinated goat's cheese from @meredithdairy , local cold meats from Kandanga Country Meats & The Aussie Smokehouse (Warana) strawberries from @cooloolaberries , salted macadamias from @lindolsmacadamias , fresh carrots & microgreens from Red Earth Farmers, delicious smoked hummus from @falafel.baraka , grape tomatoes from @farmerandsun plus home baked bread...and for dessert home baked lemon delicious puddings with fresh cooloola cream & blueberries (made with lemons from our tree & pastured eggs from @sandycreek_macadamias)! Love providing this perfect experience for our guests and supporting our local farmer's and producers! #visitgympieregion #gympiegoldregionalproduce #maryvalleycountryharvestco #slowfoodnoosa #visitsunshinecoast #foodiesunshinecoast #visitqueensland #seeaustralia #australia #discovermaryvalley  Love our seasonal grazing platters with plenty of delicious local produce ... very lucky to have fantastic produce in our region #foodiesunshinecoast #visitgympieregion #visitsunshinecoast #queensland #australia
 Lazy Sunday breakfast with eggs from @sandycreek_macadamias (purchased from @farmerandsun ) - poached on toasted home baked bread topped with the "best" green tomato pickles from @ccs.kitchen plus smoked bacon from Kandanga butcher 🥓 ... love & support our local farmers & producers!!#foodiesunshinecoast #visitgympieregion #visitsunshinecoast #discovermaryvalley #queensland  Delicious Gourmet Grazing Platter (vegan version) enjoyed by our guests last night 🥑🥂 ... including Chilli & Ginger macadamias from @lindolsmacadamias, sweet strawberries from @cooloolaberries local cucumber & lettuce from Trish & Bruno Gabbana in Kandanga, Avo dip (made with local avocados from Wharenui Avocados in Dagun), Mango Tango dipping sauce from @ccs.kitchen for the vegan rice paper rolls, Lime & Chilli macadamias from @barenutjoey (Batenuts), local pineapple, carambolas from our tree, home made Roasted Pumpkin & Cumin hummus (pumpkins from our garden), home baked bread ... enjoyed with a glass of wine, our gourmet grazing platters always include the freshest seasonal local produce! Love and "always" support our local farmers & producers! #visitgympieregion #slowfoodnoosa #visitsunshinecoast #discovermaryvalley #queensland #australia #maryvalleycountryharvestco #foodiesunshinecoast #gympiegoldregionalproduce #sunshinecoastfoodie
Immerse yourself in nature. Relax and indulge in total seclusion and privacy.