The perfect pet friendly country escape for couples and families…


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 spacious country views from our pet friendly accommodation option of studio 149 plus the ‘special extras’ awaiting your arrival… simply…

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

current specials or availability! We also list events in the region and surrounding areas .. plus .. be the first to know of future specials, events, cooking classes or other information by subscribing to our newsletter!

Located within Melawondi Retreat are two types of secluded accommodation

Both the luxury studio and studio 149 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 studio 149.
  • 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 – $395 (when available)
  • Midweek (Mon-Thurs) – $250 per night (minimum 2 nights)
  • Sunday to Friday – $350 per night (minimum 1 night)
  • Accommodation only rates

or go to our current specials

Please note:

  • Minimum of 2 nights for long weekend stays.
  • The Luxury Studio is “not pet friendly” or suitable for children over 6 months.

studio 149:

  • $180 per night for 2 people (min 2 nights) includes continental breakfast provisions – extra adult or child $25 per night
  • $150 per night for 2 people (min 4 nights) includes continental breakfast provisions – extra adult or child $25 per night
  • $120 per night for 2 people (Accomm ONLY – min 4 nights) extra adult or child $15 per night

Studio 149 is family and pet friendly.


What our guests are saying

Dear Tanya, Tony & Emma.  We loved staying here.  You have setup such a lovely, relaxing retreat.  Thank you for creating a wonderful space in a beautiful part of Queensland.  We hope to return one day!

Karen & Peter

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

Thank you, excellent hosts, a lovely escape.

Kath & Linz

What a wonderful spot!  We have truly never experienced anything like this.  Thank you Tanya, Tony & Emma for all that you did to make us feel welcome.  We will be back!

Amy & Greg

Discover us on Instagram

 Foraging ... blue chook style! It’s that time of year again & we love watching the #purpleswamphen nesting & raising chicks in our water hole  . . . #discovermaryvalley #nature #birdsofaustralia  Plenty of koalas moving around the property during their breeding season .. like this cute fella we spotted  . . . #discovermaryvalley #koalas #koala #cutekoala #discoverqueensland
 With all of our guests all settled in we decided to visit “The Big Pineapple Craft Beer & Cider Expo” @craftbeersunshinecoast - it was great to so many local breweries & local food trucks showcased at a very well organised event! #craftbeersunshinecoast #sunshinecoastcouncil #australia  Just a bit chilly this winters morning ... ❄️❄️❄️ . . . #frostinqld #frosty #discovermaryvalley #visitgympieregion #winter #winterinqueensland
 New daybed addition to our Luxury Studio ... perfect to relax on the large deck whilst soaking in the beautiful views surrounded by nature and maybe an optional cheese & wine platter 🥂🧀 ... we have also extended our “Accommodation Only” special to June 2020 from only $150 per night (2 night min)  . . . #discovermaryvalley #relaxing #maryvalley #visitgympieregion #melawondispringretreat  Another misty morning @melawondispringretreat  . . . #discovermaryvalley #holidayingwithdogs #petfriendlyaustralia #takeyourpetau #visitgympieregion
 Come for a drive to the Mary Valley ... you may be pleasantly surprised what you will discover! . . #maryvalleyscarecrowfestival #maryvalleyartslink #discovermaryvalley #mvscarecrows #visitgympieregion #scrapwoodsally  Stunning winters sunset from the top of Melawondi  . . . #discovermaryvalley #visitgympieregion #sunset
 Our guests enjoyed a delicious Gourmet Local Seasonal platter yesterday including cheese from @kenilworthdairies - marinated goats cheese from @meredithdairy - Brie from @woombyecheese - quince paste & Aussie stone fruit chutney from @uglyduckfinefoods - Tramacchi strawberries from Gympie - smoked deli meats from @shaws_meats in Gympie - macadamias from @lindolsmacadamias & olives from The Olive Branch ... plus dinner included home baked bread & Lime delicious puddings made with homegrown limes & @foragefarms eggs topped with local Cooloola cream ... yummm . . . #slowfoodnoosa #discovermaryvalley #supportlocal #visitgympieregion #localproduce  Beautiful sheltered space out of the wind for a nice glass of Saturday afternoon vino 🥂 ... see you soon! . . . #discovermaryvalley #petfriendlyaustralia #takeyourpetau #maryvalley #holidayingwithdogs #natureescape #visitgympieregion
 Afternoon walk around the retreat with our pooch Bella  . . . #discovermaryvalley #holidayingwithdogs #petfriendlyaustralia #takeyourpetau #visitgympieregion  More happy guests who don’t want to leave the seclusion surrounded by #nature of the Luxury Studio  . . . #discovermaryvalley #luxuryaccommodation #couplesweekend

Immerse yourself in nature. Relax and indulge in total seclusion and privacy.