The perfect country escape for couples and families to simply 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 spacious country views from Studio 149 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 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 – $350 (when available)
  • Midweek (Mon-Thurs) – $250 per night (minimum 1 night)

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

What our guests are saying

Absolutely amazing!! Perfection. Thank you for having us. We will definitely be back.

Brooke & Brittany

A beautiful country retreat, exceeded our expectations – we enjoyed every moment.  My new designer 5 star retreat.  Thank you Tanya/Tony for all the extra treats & touches.  We will be back.

Robert & Christine

Been a couple of years, though we made our way back to this wonderful retreat. Perfect to recharge & relax. Thank you for providing this relaxing haven.

Garry & Simone

Dear Tanya, Tony & Emma.  What a wonderful place you have. We are feeling so relaxed and do not want to leave. The privacy & tranquility made for an ideal way to spend our 7 year anniversary. Thank you so much for your hospitality!

Natasha & Wayne

Discover us on Instagram

 Winning ... mmm delicious leftovers ... #homebaked Roasted Veg & Feta pie on a beautiful afternoon  #visitgympieregion #slowfoodnoosa #foodiesunshinecoast #discovermaryvalley #australia  Another weekend booked out with guests ... perfect time now to enjoy this view with a glass of wine & platter of @kenilworthdairies cheese with Zucchini Relish 🥂 . . . #visitgympieregion #visitsunshinecoast #discovermaryvalley
 Fresh local fruit platter including ruby red grapefruit, starfruit and lemonades from our tree plus local berries ... Part of our continental breakfast provisions for Studio 149  #visitgympieregion #slowfoodnoosa #discovermaryvalley  Did you see the amazing #sunrise this morning ... absolutely beautiful  . . . #visitgympieregion #visitnoosa #discovermaryvalley
 Love this time of the day  #visitgympieregion #discovermaryvalley #queensland  After a busy weekend with guests we decided on an easy pizza dinner last night by the fire  ... pizza base from @bakersdelight in Gympie (we usually make our own but these bases are delicious & perfect to keep in the freezer for when you have limited time) ... then topped with local Moya Valley chicken purchased from Imbil Butchery ... slow cooked with home made BBQ sauce (made with Well Loved Worcestershire sauce from winter Bronnie’s Gourmet foods in Gin Gin purchased from @farmerandsun) then shredded & topped with red onion & cheddar from @kenilworthdairies ... cooked in the oven & topped with more BBQ sauce .. nom, nom, nom ..... all gone! Sooooo good  . . . #visitgympieregion #bakersdelight #discovermaryvalley
  ... WOW .. spectacular sunset tonight!! #visitgympieregion #discovermaryvalley #visitsunshinecoast  Bit chilly this morning - don’t forget to bring your winter woolies ❄️❄️❄️ . . . #visitgympieregion #discovermaryvalley #winter
 Beautiful walk on a Sunday morning  #visitgympieregion #visitnoosa #discovermaryvalley  Absolutely delicious #blackantgourmet Producers Showcase Lunch at @kandangafarmstore  Love & always support our local farmers & producers  @kinkingeneralstore . . . #foodiesunshinecoast #visitgympieregion #countrynoosa
 Birds are singing & the fog is lifting ... for another spectacular day in the beautiful Mary Valley  . . . #discovermaryvalley #visitgympieregion #seeaustralia  Yum  delicious “Mary’s Treat” sandwich from @mamadeeskitchen for lunch today with plenty of local produce including Rosella & Chilli jam from & cheese from @kenilworthdairies  #visitgympieregion #gympiegoldregionalproduce #slowfoodnoosa

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