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 (min 2 nights)
  • Midweek (Mon-Thurs) – $250 per night (min 2 nights)
  • Accommodation only rates

or go to our current specials

Please note:

  • The Luxury Studio is “not pet friendly” or suitable for children over 6 months.

studio 149:

  • $180 per night for 2 guests (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
  • $150 per night for 2 guests (accommodation ONLY – min 2 nights) extra adult or child $15 per night
  • $120 per night for 2 guests (accommodation ONLY – min 4 nights) extra adult or child $15 per night

Studio 149 is family and pet friendly.


What our guests are saying

Such an amazing experience!  One night is just not enough, next time we’ll be back for longer.  Every single thing has been thought of, I can’t just mention one thing that we loved the most.  The best experience away that we’ve ever had.  Thank you! xx

Shane & Katrina

2nd time; love it everytime.

Tibao & Rochelle

Beautiful area, amazing property & outstanding service. Couldn’t ask for a more relaxing getaway!

Rachel & Nick

Thank you so much for a very peaceful & relaxing stay.  It is so luxurious & beautiful out here.  We enjoyed every minute of it & will definitely be back in the future.  Thank you so much again. x

Kylie & James

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 At Melawondi Spring Retreat we always ensure our guests enjoy a safe & welcoming stay. We are following all official instructions concerning COVID-19 and sanitizing as recommended by health and industry professionals. Due to the current situation we are offering guests to bring their own linen, essentials and food at a reduced rate starting from $95 per night, minimum stay applies (usually from $150 per night) for 2 people. For further details (not available on our website) contact us on 0408 736 223 or email to We are very fortunate to provide unique accommodation options giving you total privacy and seclusion on the property. We have two choices of accommodation – Pet & Family friendly for up to 4 guests in Studio 149 & the Luxury Studio for 2 guests. Both choices have full kitchen & cooking facilities so you can bring your own food to cook – PLUS – all the modern comforts! There are currently options for takeaway from local pubs & cafes to help support our local businesses if you prefer not to cook! Our pet friendly option also has a fire pit to enjoy with a glass of red wine & toast some marshmallows! Therefore, the maximum number of guests we can sleep at the retreat is six. This provides the perfect location to self-isolate and social distancing. We also allow minimum of 24hrs between our guests visits to allow for ventilation and sanitizing of our studios. We will continue to monitor government guidelines and update any changes to our current operation to ensure the safety of our guests. This may be the opportunity if you are located locally within Queensland for a beautiful country getaway and support a local family operated business. Stay safe everyone!  ... and after we dropped our limes off last night - once again we enjoyed a delicious dinner @zestyedibles_at_gunabul featuring a menu packed with local produce 🥂 Fantastic to see a local business supporting our local farmers ... and ... by the way fantastic local craft beer too!  #discovermaryvalley #foodie #zestyedibles
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Immerse yourself in nature. Relax and indulge in total seclusion and privacy.