Welcome to YURNGA, aboriginal for "Big View".
It is stunning, and secluded, with surround (bird) sound.

"the skies open above you, and the areas open around you"
D.H.Lawrence could have been referring to my Retreat!

Yurnga is a secluded Mountain Retreat, architect designed, located in a rain forest setting with a big view overlooking the Gold Coast. The house sits on a huge 3 acre block, complete with its' own rain forest and rolling green pastures. Share you breakfast with a kookaburra. sometimes they take up pole position on the verandah.
You will never see our resident whip bird, but he certainly makes his presence felt.

conditions apply.
A complimentary bottle of wine awaits you on arrival, and tea and coffee is there for you to sample.
You will be provided with a "Tamborine Pack", listing all the attractions on the Mountain- a map of the area, and a foodies guide (as recommended by SBS).

Free Austar movies are there for you to enjoy, and 8 sport's channels.

The Retreat is your own private sanctuary. The check in check out times can be quite flexible, as you liaise with the owner.

(This is not a venue that caters for weddings.)

* Open plan lounge & dining room, with french doors opening out onto the rain forest and big sliding glass doors opening onto the covered verandah and the magnificent coastal view. High pitched ceilings and abundant glass work together to optimise the fabulous location. This area is air conditioned when nights get chilly.
A fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, gas cook top dishwasher etc with an adjoining walk in pantry.
Complimentary tea and coffee and a coffee maker are there for you to enjoy. There are starter supplies of dishwasher, garbage bags and paper towels.
* Cosy potbelly fire in fireplace.
* 2 en-suited bedrooms (King & Queen sized beds) bookend the east facing house; between them the living areas and decks share views of the rain forest and the expanse of the Gold Coast.
High thread count sheets and luxury cotton towels are supplied.
Both bedrooms are air conditioned.
* Main bedroom, has a glass walkway to en-suite bathroom with spa bath, looking out over the fabulous view.
* Air conditioning in lounge & main bedroom.

*comprises 2 bedrooms with an interconnecting bathroom, with a glass ceiling looking up into the rain forest.
Both bedrooms have individual air conditioning units.
This is a separate dwelling,which is connected to the Main House by a walkway.
It is secluded and private.

Pricing of The Retreat is based on 4 people using the Main House. The Bunk House is available for a separate tariff but only in conjunction with an existing booking.

The Retreat is an adults only getaway.

Tamborine Mountain is part of the Scenic Rim.
It boasts a tropical hinterland that must be experienced to be believed.
Everywhere you turn you will see mountains.
Australia's most accessible World Heritage-listed rainforests are spread throughout the 8 National Parks of the Scenic Rim. The natural landscape is stunning!

There is much to do and see:

The Tamborine Rainforest Sky Walk puts you in the canopy with the wildlife
.The Sky Walk & the Glow Worm Caves are the 2 most popular sites on the Mountain.

Off the Mountain, 30 minutes drive away, conveniently located on the M1 motorway, are 2 Fun Parks.
Wet & Wild. The new corkscrew water slide sends riders on rafts through an enclosed tube at speeds of up to 30 kmph. It is claimed to be the highest banking tubes in the world.!!
Dreamworld, also located on the M1 motorway is home to the Sumatran Tigers. they star in this headline act in 30 hectare fun park. Given their dwindling numbers, this is a memorable experience.

If you are a daredevil, you can hitch a ride with a local hang glider, or you can be an onlooker. Meander down Gallery Walk, a run of intriguing shops, restaurants, art galleries.
If food and wine are more to your taste, visit the Cheese Factory, or The Belgian Chocolate Shop, or the boutique breweries and distilleries
There are locally grown organic veggies, native flowers or a coffee on offer in the local area.

Latest News:
A vegetable garden akin to Mr. MacGregor's Garden has just opened opposite St., Bernard's School , from 7.30-9.30 (Sun, Tues & Thurs). Purple cauliflowers, heirloom tomatoes, herbs for sale.Just visiting the " patch" is an experience!
Stay for 2 days and you will feel like you have been on holiday for a week. A truly blissful experience.

One guest has decided to write a book on site given the tranquility of the location.

Location: (drive)
* 10 minutes from local cafes and galleries
* 40 minutes from the Gold Coast.
* 60 minutes from Brisbane city
* 60 minutes from Coolangatta airport

Visitors Book: Guests comments:

"What a fantastic time we have had here @ the Retreat.. To wake up and have a breathtaking view towards the Coast, across the lush green mountains while sipping your cuppa- no cares or worries- the world can pass vy quietly- I didn't notice. the nights are great- peaceful and dark. for a person who works 7 days/ week, I have been totally relaxed- done nothing except enjoy my " Retreat", and all that Tamborine can offer."
Ruth McD.Jan, 2012

"what more can be said, Ruth has described all my feelings" Pam. Jan, 2012

"What a peaceful relaxing atmosphere- nothing to do but relax and soak up the area." Chris & Dave, Jan, 2012

"thank you to this very nice place- we loved our stay"
Phil & Heather 11/1/2012

"Many thanks for a very pleasant and relaxing stay"
Jess & David 19/2/2012

"thank you Tricia, We enjoyed a wonderful relaxing family get together for David's 60th. a great relaxing break fot the family. can't believe we had a fire on in February- was very cosy" David & Jean

"We loved our stay on tamborine mountain! and our very cosy house."
Aileen & Catherine 28/2/12

"what a welcome! Bright pink flowers and pinot noir! this a a beautiful spot and a beautiful house. We hope to come back very soon! thank you for providing all the comforts of home and a little more too! " Renee 13/3/2012

"thank you so much for the use of your beautiful house- we had such a lovely time." Matt & Sharon 17/3/2012

"Just beautiful. Tell us if you want to sell!!what a fabulous retreat among so much lush scenery. I just loved every minute" Aunt Elsie. 26/3/2012
"What a lovely experience- my first big family holiday in years! " Marty

"a wonderful holiday house. We all had such a great time. Beautiful scenery, walks, wonderful food and company. thank you very much." H. family.
"this house is ideal for our family of 7 adults and 2 infants. Perfect weather for all 5 days has helped make this a treasured time together. we all converged from K.L., Adelaide, Melb & Brisbane. Hope to return" Richard & Eileen 10/4/2012

"thank you very much for a beautiful and tranquil stay."
Landon Carissa & Bell 11/4/2012

"the place is amazing, beautiful green landscapes and very open. We came to celebrate 4 30th birthdays. St Bernard's pub down the road is quiet, if you want more noise apparently the Irish bar in North Tamborine is the place to go
The Retreat however was peaceful and cosy. We will definitely be coming back. GREAT,GREAT.GREAT" April, Tara, Sue & Kerrin 27/4/2012

"thanks for allowing us into your very tranquil property. We came up here to celebrate my 27th birthday and not have asked for a better spot to celebrate. We all loved waking up to the picturesque views and the open feel. will definitely recommend the property to others" Kirsten & friends 7/5/2012

"Mother's Day Weekend has been perfect!
the House, the view, the markets...."Best Mother's Day ever was the agreement from all.
thanks for all the extra personal touches Trish."
Jason & the 3 mothers-(wife, mother & mother in law.) 12/5/2012

"thank you for letting us share your "slice of heaven". the untouched rainforest was fantastic, and a great place to celebrate our 33rd Wedding Anniversary"
Ross & Julie.19/5/2012

"We've had a splendid time celebrating our Stuart's 33 birthday. He loved the property, but most particularly enjoyed " Gallery Walk"- with highlights being "Lavender Love & Angel Universe! Thank you very much, great place!" Fullers 21/5/2012

"thanks for a wonderful stay, Trish. what a lovley place with wonderful views! Particularly enjoyed mornings on the deck and lunch at songbirds Retreat. Just delightful !
Many thanks !" Leigh, Justine, Sarah & Sophie. 27/5/2012

"We travelled from Perth, Townsville & Sydney and converged at this most magnificent, inspiring and relaxing Retreat! It was perfect for celebrating our 40th birthdays. thank you for the sparkling to kick it all off! Paula, Kimberely & Naomi 5/6/2012

"the best 50th birthday gift a mother could ask for spending a long weekend with her adult children in this beautiful location. thank you very much. would love to come back!"
Karen, Chloe, Ryan, & Katie 11/6/2012

"Felt very welcome and loved our stay in this beautiful home in it's equally lovely setting. One could be forgiven for wanting to spend most of the day luxuriating and
soaking up the views at"the Retreat". However, we did venture out for fabulous walks in the National parks, lunches at St. Bernard's pub, the Polish Place,
Bavarian Grill House wine tastings at Witches Chase and Aussie vineyards, liquer lastings at the Tamborine Mtn Distillery, delicious coffees at Del Vinos, the Birchgrove Nursery and Mt Tamborine Coffee Plantation Cafe: shopping at Manitsky Gallery, The Green shed......our week has whizzed by...will miss your super intelligent resident kookaburra too..thanks Trish, for sharing this exciting home and your hospitality"
Doug & Eve 19/6/2012

Write a Review
Mount Tamborine Retreat is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Retreat and Setting Booked last minute for a short stay and the owner was very obliging. We took some overseas guests and they were thrilled at the opportunity to stay in an Australian architecturally designed home in a stunning rainforest setting. The house was beautifully appointed and the wine and flowers added to a lovely welcome. Thanks Trish - your home is good for the soul and we will be back.
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Happy!!!!!!! I would not recommand staying here! We had many issues and cinlcuding having to pay a $300 cleaning fee and it wasn't even clean! It had cobwebs and dirt / dust. The fridge didnt work, couldnt light the stove and toilet seat broken. When i cpmplined i only received one response then silence!
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We booked the house and unit for our family myself husband our son daughter in law and 5 adults 3girls and 2 boys age 16 -21 and it was perfect for us the house is very comfortable and the first night was quite cold so the boys lit the fire we loved it and would certainly recommend it to anyone looking to stay on the mountain.
Date published: 2013-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW is the first impression at seeing this architectual wonder. So many unique touches to this house and the view is second to none. It is an exciting place to stay. The owners were very accommodating and had no problem with us extending our stay by another night - YES this house was that good!
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Retreat is very welcoming with flowers and wine on the table to greet us. 8 friends on a weekend away. Relaxing looking at the views in the morning with breakfast or with a glass of wine in the evening, just what we all need to do.The Retreat catered for us with the Bunk house. Bathrooms and kitchen are modern and with each up-grade that Trish makes this Retreat will be outstanding. Love the layout of the house and gardens. Thankyou Trish we hope to come again.Red Wine Club :-)
Date published: 2013-02-13


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Architect designed
Bird Watchers Delight
Clothes dryer
Coastal Views
Complete seclusion
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Open Fireplace
Pay Television
Pets allowed
Pristine environment
Private Rainforest Setting
Rolling green pastures
Spa Bath
Spectacular Sunrises
Stunning location
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine

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