Nestled in 15 acres of tranquil rainforest just 35km north-west of Brisbane, Turkey's Nest Rainforest Retreat is a perfect escape from the bustle of city life, close to the city, yet a world away!
You will feel the cares of everyday life slip away as you settle into your private, cosy guest suite.
Turkey's Nest is a wildlife refuge, registered under the Land for Wildlife scheme. Awake to a magnificent view through towering trees to the rainforest below. Relax on the veranda where a wide variety of exotic birds come to feed. Take a rainforest walk, stop at a local cafe, then back to your suite for a massage, reading a book, sipping wine, a romantic candlelit meal, port and chocolates - how much more relaxing can it get?
While Brisbane swelters in summer heat, Mount Glorious (620m above sea level and surrounded by D'Aguilar National Park) is pleasantly cool (be sure to bring a jumper, as temperatures average 6 degrees less than Brisbane at all times). On chilly winter nights, as mists waft through the forest, relax by a cosy fireplace, where you'll find a CD player and range of CDs, ipod docking station, a selection of books and games, complimentary port and home-made chocolates.
A short stroll to the tranquil village of Mt. Glorious offers bush walking in the rainforest of D'Aguilar National Park, three cafes, a quality restaurant with stunning views over the valley below, and a unique sculpture garden.
Turkey's Nest is a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the tranquility in the company of someone special.
Macadamia Rainforest Suite
Built as a separate wing to the main house, the Macadamia Suite is totally private, with separate entry, relaxing verandah with barbeque, romantic canopy queen bed, kitchen, fire place, and luxury bathroom with claw foot bath.
We provide all the comforts for a romantic stay, including electric blankets for those chilly winter nights, port and chocolates, fresh flowers, music, cosy fire place and a selection of books and games.
The view from the living and dining area could not be more relaxing, taking in the rainforest and the visiting native birds (some of which will eat from your hand). Cook up a feast in the well-equipped kitchen, which includes an espresso coffee machine. A comfy lounge is the place to sit by the fire, listen to music, play a game of Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit, drink wine, read a good book and chat., before retiring to a bed warmed by an electric blanket.
Breakfast hampers are available by prior arrangement, or visit one of the local cafes for an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast.
To extend your stay, we may be able to provide early check-in or late check-out (subject to other bookings).
The Macadamia Suite is a popular honeymoon venue for the many couples who get married at Mount Glorious.
Planning a wedding at Mount Glorious? We have a two private cottages on the property. See our Stayz listings #13341 Turkey's Nest White Gum Cottage and #186192 Rose Gum Cottage.
At Turkey’s Nest we aim to minimise our impact on the environment. Our house and cottages have solar-assisted power. Environmentally friendly features include:
• Using environmentally friendly cleaning products.
• Use of natural, chemical-free hand and body washes
• Water efficiency & storage ensuring no dependence on bought (town) water
• Reuse of timber milled on site for floors, bench tops, wall linings, etc
• Use of recycled materials wherever possible.
• Worm-based waste-water system
• Natural building materials (light earth, stone, aged timber), blending with the environment
• Using zero or low VOC paints and finishes on all new internal surfaces
• Being able to offer our guests home grown produce whenever possible
• Buying Fair Trade goods, which offer a better deal to farmers in the developing world.
• Maximum recycling of household waste including composting.
Our ongoing commitment is to ensure peace and quiet and comfort for our guests within the confines of these principles, so that they may experience the tranquillity of this place and the beauty of a sustainable lifestyle.