In the heart of the Blackall Ranges on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, located beside the Mapleton State Forest. Wattle Gully Retreat is a haven of 50 acres of native bushland featuring a mountain creek, a beautiful waterfall, cascading rock pools, rainforest and bush walks.

Our cottages are discreetly situated on separate ridges offering you as much privacy as you desire during your stay. Log fireplaces will keep you warm in winter, with plenty of firewood provided. All cottages are fully self-contained with kitchens and bathrooms.

Enjoy rainforest walks, relaxing with a picnic beside the rock pools along the mountain creek, or treat yourself to a massage in the privacy of your own cabin.

Children love the farm activities, including animal feeding and egg collecting. All guests are welcome to attend the daily feedings of our resident goats, alpacas, chickens, ducks and geese. The Retreat is also home to a variety of native animals including wallabies and koalas and abundant birdlife.

Well-behaved pets are welcome.


Wattle Gully Retreat offers their guests the chance to partake of farm activities, wander along our bush tracks to a spectacular waterfall, swim and picnic by the creek or just enjoy the beautiful quiet valley we call home.
We can also leave you to hide away in one of our cottages to enjoy the peaceful solitude of our beautiful bush landscape.
We are only an 80 minute drive from Brisbane and our property is nestled into the State Forest for ultimate seclusion.

Local Attractions

Boutique Cafes for a lingering breakfast
Lake Baroon for sailing and canoeing or picnicing
Gardner's Falls for swimming
Award winning restaurants
Nearby Tennis Courts
Maleny & Montville Villages
Maleny Sunday Markets
National Park Bushwalks
Australia Zoo
Eumundi Markets


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unfortunately the weather had a negative effect on the weekend. The accommodation was great and we would stay there again.
Date published: 2008-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent - the house is great and the people are friendly and helpful
Date published: 2008-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We stayed in the beech tree cabin over a cold, wet Christmas but had a great time with the log fire burning away in the background. Wattle Gully is ideal for families with small children. There was chicken coop down in the gully providing fresh eggs for breakfast. Our cabin looked out over bushland with some goats grazing right in front. We were able to feed Kookaburras and bush turkeys from the veranda.The cabins are quiet and private. The only time we saw any other guests was when we were coming or going along the gravel road leading to our cabin. The cabins are kept in excellent order. The beds were warm and cozy. The self-contained kitchen was well equipped. We stocked up the fridge for the four days we were there from the local IGA.Maleny is less than 10 minutes away. Monteville (well worth a visit) is about 20 minutes away. There is an amazing waterfall at the Mapleton Falls National Park (30-40 minutes away)
Date published: 2008-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We enjoyed a 'mum and daughter' weekend at Wattle Gully Retreat. Although the horse-based activities had to be restricted due to equine influenza, this did not bother us as we really just wanted a cosy cottage base where we could enjoy nature, a fire, hot chocolate, comfy beds, and exploring the nearby towns of Maleny and Montville. The cottage we stayed in was just right for us with a bit of the old rustic charm. Slightly alarmed by a couple of assertive geese near the creek crossing, but this gave us a touch of adventure and we had a laugh about it.
Date published: 2007-12-14
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Washing machine

Pets allowed, Non-Smoking
Outdoor grill
Entertainment and Family
DVD player, Games, Cot
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Child's high chair, Microwave
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided, Iron and board, Washing machine, Towels provided
Heating and Cooling
Farmstay Activities


Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
This property has a standard rate of: $270
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $270 $580 $1950 2 $0 $0
* $290 $580 $2030 3 $0 $0
* $270 $580 $1950 2 $0 $0
* $290 $580 $2030 3 $0 $0
* $270 $580 $1950 2 $0 $0
* $290 $580 $2030 3 $0 $0

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 5 adults. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 5 people.