Wongari Eco Retreat


Private, secluded and comfortable wilderness cabin accommodation in the Lost World of  the Scenic Rim, South-east Queensland ie the Gold Coast Hinterland but near Brisbane.

Wilderness on your doorstep is as beautiful as it is rare.

Serene in  forested surrounds and set beside a bubbling Christmas Creek, Serenity cabin takes you back to nature. And knowing nature finds you serenity.

Spend the day exploring the creeks, waterfalls, wildlife and forests of Lamington National Park. Retreat to the stylish cabin for a warming fire in winter or an outdoor fire and bbq. Maybe, in summer, a swim in one of the many waterholes along Christmas Creek.  Or just read a book - better still, write one.

Serenity is totally self-contained and offers the complete getaway  for those who need the space to unwind, revitalise and re-connect.


Our woodland cabin, Serenity, is now partnered by another, Bimbul -aka Hoop Pine. If our first cabin is about calm and restitution then Bimbul is more one of energy and inspiration. While Serenity is closed in by forest, Bimbul is open to the forest canopiesView our photo blog to find out more.

Bimbul has arrived!

To view our current rates please click here. You can also use our online enquiry form to request a reservation. We look forward to meeting you.


When Things Go Wrong….

A hydro system in action is a joy to behold: water turning a (pelton) wheel powers the home/cabin and then continues on its way to the creek from which it came. No harm is done to the environment but a …
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Progressing Rehabilitation on Christmas Creek

Christmas Creek is a beautiful creek. Not big, not small but part of a bigger picture. It is part of the catchment for the Logan river and is used (sometimes abused) for irrigation. It is pristine at our point but …
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Restored, Powered and Guests In

We started to build Bimbul (aka Hoop Pine) in July of 2015. We knew it wouldn’t be a quick build as we were going to do a lot of the work ourselves – that not done by our builders, Kev …
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Finishing Touches

On Saturday the 30th of January we were to have our official opening for Bimbul. We bravely decided this because we were so close that we thought, sometime near the end of December 2015, a month’s work would see us …
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Almost There

And now we are nearing the end of our build. It’s taken a little longer and cost a little extra but we got much more in return.  It’s at that point where just a bit here, a half hour there, …
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The Festival of the Farm Gate

Keep Saturday June the 25th free because it is ‘Festival of the Farm Gate’ time again. Part of the Scenic Rim ‘Eat Local Week’ it is a great day for visitor and residents of the great South East. It is …
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Arts in the Olives

The Arts in the Olives is a festival celebrating the creative arts.  The festival is a collaboration between the residents of the Lost World Valley Tourist Collective and BADCAP-Beaudesert and District Community Arts Projects. On offer are a variety of workshops in …
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Introducing ‘the pad’

Now we are ready to go. Weather permitting. Just waiting on council approval to commence construction of Kumbartcho. You can see some of the Hoop Pines in the background. This is the Pad – or will be if you click …
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