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. In the cooler months you can retreat to the stylish cabin for a warming fire or maybe an outdoor fire and bbq. Likewise, 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.

2nd Alert!

We are PET FRIENDLY and offer VOUCHERS as the perfect gift.


Weekend Notes Says It Well

It’s nice to be understood and appreciated. That is why Kevin Liepins from Weekend Notes is in our good books. You can see why if you click on this link.  

Working With Nature

Every time I look at our Christmas Creek I can’t but help think about cyclone Dianne. It makes me think about the power there is nature, weather to wreck havoc or sow hope. At Lamington we saw both with cyclone …
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Humming Hydro

August last year (2016) my micro hydro turbine, a Powerspout PLT, catastrophically disintegrated. I blogged shortly after ‘When Things Go Wrong’ about mistakes I had made which ruined the hydro and gave us all here at Wongari Eco Retreat a …
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Lamington Lunch and Picnic

The Scenic Rim hosts the Popular Eat Local Week and kicks off with the popular FarmGate Festival. An choice venue would be a Lunch and Picnic at Stinsons Caravan Park in Lamington.   It makes for a great country drive, 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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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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