The Mary Valley country is filled with lots of local produce, natural surroundings, historical places to visit & plenty of fantastic annual events.  We have put together some suggestions below that might assist you when venturing out to explore our beautiful region:
  • After breakfast – take a short 20 minute drive to Kenilworth enjoying fabulous galleries, cafes
  • Visit the Kenilworth Dairies (formerly Kenilworth Cheese Factory). Enjoy the delicious ice-cream & cheese tastings!  Check out their FB page for updates.
  • Enjoy a light lunch at the cafes OR pack a picnic and take a drive through the Mary Valley.

There are many scenic picnic spots in the area for a picnic.  These include:

See below for a few options of where to eat in our region & surrounding areas:

CAFES & RESTAURANTS

The following cafes & restaurants are in towns or surrounding areas up to approximately 30 minutes from Melawondi Spring Retreat:

Carter’s Ridge

Cooran

Cooroy

Gympie

  • Salty Kisses – Stunning Health Spa and Expresso Bar!  Fantastic coffee and perfect place to relax and enjoy luxury health spa treatments. Check their FACEBOOK page for regular updates! Ph: 5482 3978
  • Farmer & Sun Cafe (Southside) – approximately 25 mins drive. Ph: 5481 2055
  • Kingston House – a la carte restaurant. Ph: 5483 6733
  • Zesty Edibles – great meals & atmosphere. Ph: 5482 3107
  • Charlies Hotel – delicious meals. Ph: 5482 1119
  • Alchemy (Southside) – Tapas / Cocktail Bar  Ph: 5375 2830
  • Beauty & the Beard – Smokehouse & Bar Ph: 0402 168 453

Pomona

PUBS
CRAFT BEER BREWERIES & VENUES

NOOSA (approx. 35 min drive)

Other areas:

…or you could join a tour with Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours

WINERIES
MARKETS
  • Dagun Growers Markets  (every Saturday from 3pm) Local produce from growers around the valley.  You can still purchase fresh local produce online from Sunday to Tuesday on their WEBSITE.
  • Imbil (Sunday 8am – 2pm) very small market!
  • Gympie (Sunday 7am – 12pm)
  • Yandina (Saturday 7am – 12pm)

The Gympie Museum Markets are held beside Gympie’s beautiful Lake Alford, which can be accessed from either the Bruce Hwy or Brisbane Rd. Enjoy live music whilst browsing through extensive markets with everything from bric-a-brac to fresh produce. 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month. On the 2nd and 4th Sunday they are held at Southside.  Ph: 5482 3995.

ART GALLERIES
CRUISES
FARM GATES
EVENTS 2020

To keep up to date with current EVENTS please visit our website.

ACTIVITIES IN THE MARY VALLEY

There are an abundance of activities in the area including horse riding, kayaking & bike riding. Ask us for further details regarding these activities in the Mary Valley area.

KAYAKING & BIKE RIDING
  • Ride on Mary (Kayak and Bike Bush Adventures) – Ian Harling will organise that special day out for you!
HORSE RIDING
TOURS