Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge

  • Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge
    Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge
  • Orchard Rooms Verandah
    Orchard Rooms Verandah
  • Mt Tibro 2 bedroom suite
    Mt Tibro 2 bedroom suite
  • Mt Tibro suite second bedroom
    Mt Tibro suite second bedroom
  • Mt Tibro suite verandah
    Mt Tibro suite verandah
  • Orchard Room
    Orchard Room
  • Family Forest Room
    Family Forest Room
  • Church Living Area
    Church Living Area
  • Queensland Train Carriage
    Queensland Train Carriage
  • Victorian Train Carriage
    Victorian Train Carriage
  • Train Carriage Dining
    Train Carriage Dining
  • Lounge Carriage
    Lounge Carriage
  • Church workshop & meeting room space
    Church workshop & meeting room space
Quiet relaxing accommodation in the heart of the Glasshouse Mountains. Walks to the National Parks start at the front gate.

10 minutes from Australia Zoo

GlassHouse Mountains, QLD [Location map...]
Up to 30 people, 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms
Minimum nights: 1
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Average Rating Guest reviews average: 4.8/5

From $112 to $185 couple per night
"Great stopover from the Zoo to the coast family wanted to know where was the swimming pool as the weather was very hot on this visit, Overall a very relaxing location with no phone reception and no TV..."
   Guest rating: 3/5 - Jenny, -Jan '13

"To get away from it all. Room was excellent and it was nice to "discover" all the hidden spots on the property such as the comfort swing bench where we could do some reading. Near to the nice arty s..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Adri, QLD -Nov '11

"Very peaceful, friendly staff and well equiped. We arrivied late and the key was left for us. great place to get away even for just 1 night."
   Guest rating: 4/5 - Tristan, QLD -Aug '10

"We had an awesome time. Keith is a great host and even thought he weather wasn't great we still had a great stay. Would love to go back and explore more!!! The accomodation was great, knowing that we..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Cushla, CHRISTCHURCH -Jan '10

"Bungalow room is great only thing missing is a television esp the fact we had kids. Loved the bbq area with the train what a great feature! The bushwalk at the back is great esp the chair swing such ..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Seepoleta, QLD -Dec '09

"Very comfortable and restful. Being able to prepare one's own meals was great."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Belinda, CA -Dec '09

"It was excelent very quiite and quaint. We would use the place again if we are ever in that area. Given the background of my general travel on ships such as the QE2 and Queen Mary 2 and having tra..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Alan, QLD -Jun '09

"Ecolodge was more than we expected,we spent 3 wonderful day to celebrate our 40th wedding,and we were very with accommodation,beautifull surroundings,privacy and most of all in this economic climate t..."
   Guest rating: 4/5 - George, QLD -Dec '08

"Very Comfortable, great concept, beautiful surrounds."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Kathie, NSW -May '08

"Room was very comfortable and represented great value. We were given a tour when we arrived and the management went out of their way to ensure our visit was memorable. The atmosphere was relaxing and ..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Susan, QLD -Mar '08

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Holiday apartment, Motel, Bed & Breakfast, Guest house, Health retreat, Lodge, Walking Tours, Chalet


Surrounded by 2 HA. of gardens and forest, the Ecolodge is the perfect retreat from which to discover the 25 million year old volcanic plugs that form the Glasshouse Mountains. Self catering in the restored Queensland Rail carriage dining car or continental breakfasts are available. We have a variety of accommodation styles to suit everyone. Our Orchard Rooms open onto a deck with spectacular views of Mt. Tibrogargan.Family Forest rooms sleep up to four and have a rainforest aspect. For that special occasion try our church loft with wood burning fire. The 2 bedroom Mt Tibro suite is great for a family getway. Sample the exotic fruits in season from the organic orchard or visit one of the many roadside fruit stalls in the area. Ideally located only 10 minutes from Australia Zoo.

Eden--- with plumbing--Kris from Canada.
How fortunate we were to have found your oasis--Judith from England.

this wonderful lodge has inspired me to be more eco-friendly when i return home.
Louisa-- from Brisbane.
Winner of Sunshine Coast Environmental Councils ECOTOURISM AWARD for 2006.

Locality


The Ecolodge is located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland ideally located to explore the entire coastal and hinterland area.A number of bush walks commence from the front gate and other walks are nearby.Travelling time from Brisbane airport is approx. 80 minutes and approx. 30 minutes from Sunshine Coast airport at Maroochydore.The beaches are 30 minutes drive and Australia Zoo only 10 minutes. Local wineries & cheese factories, waterfalls and art galleries are all located 30-40 minutes drive.
1 hours drive from Brisbane.
50 minutes from Brisbane Airport or 35 minutes from Sunshine Coast Airport.
30 minutes drive to Maleny-Montville and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Property


The Ecolodge is set in an orchard of tropical fruit trees with a small rainforest area at the rear of the property. Spectacular views of the Glasshouse Mountains are available from the decks of the Ecolodge.The Ecolodge has a well equipped self catering kitchen and dining area in a restored vintage Raiway Carriage Dining . There are local restaurants and hotels are nearby. A second rail carriage is for lounge/library and games. The Ecolodge is an ideal retreat away from the busy crowds and traffic of the Sunshine Coast resort areas.

Associations


member ecoclub.com
member international ecotourism assn.

Holiday experiences


4WD Tours, Accessible, Adult retreat, Birdwatching, Bushwalking & wilderness, Canoeing & Kayaking, Cruising, Eco-friendly, Farmland Experiences, Gay & Lesbian friendly, Golf, Great view, Heritage Trail, Honeymoon, Hot Air Ballooning, Massage, Museums and Galleries, One Night Bookings Welcome, Rockclimbing & Abseiling, Romantic getaway, Skydiving, Wedding venue, Whale Watching, Windsurfing/Kitesailing, Wine Appreciation, Winter Holiday

Facilities


Accept MasterCard, Accept VISA, Baby Cot, Bath, BBQ, BBQ - Gas, Books/Magazines Supplied, Breakfast provisions available for self-cooking, Conference facilities, Continental Breakfast Available, Continental breakfast provisions available, Continental breakfast provisions supplied, Courtesy vehicle, Ensuite, Fans (ceiling/standard), Highchair, Kitchen, Lake nearby, Linen supplied, Massage, Masseur, Meeting/Banquet facilities, No smoking, Pets not allowed, Tea/Coffee Making Facilities, Tour desk, Undercover or off street parking, Wheelchair accessible facilities

4WD Tours


4WD tour operators located nearby.

We are able to arrange tours that use 4WD buses, eg Fraser Island one day or longer tours

Accessible


Shower has shower bars and a moveable shower head, Chairs are permitted in the shower, Door frames are wider to suit wheelchairs, Unimpeded wheelchair access from car parking to the property, Some stairs, described below, The toilet is fitted with railings/grip bars, Toilet is big enough to fit a wheelchair.

There are three rooms all on one level which are wheelchair accessible. Two of these have ensuites which are too small to be accessible but there is a separate bathroom which is fully accessible with grab bars behind and beside the higher toilet and bars in the shower stall which can be wheeled into and a low wheel up to vanity. The bathroom has a wide entrance. One bedroom has no sill and the other two have very low sills. These rooms are on the same level as the carpark and there is a concrete pathway from the carpark to the rooms. The verandah of the self catering kitchen is accessible but the kitchen itself is not designed for wheelchair access.

Adult retreat


Tranquil and quiet with no interruptions, Adult-oriented activities - see description for details..

The use of the Ecolodge for retreat is for exclusive use of groups when we can guarantee no other people being booked into the Ecolodge. We offer massage therapies and gong sound healing/meditation. The ecolodge is a quiet and peaceful place. There are self guided walks of the reforestation area, bush food garden and orchard. We are located at the base of Mt Tibrogargan and a few hundred metres from the Glasshouse Mountains
National park where there are a number of walks. There are many other walks within a half hour drive of the Ecolodge.

Birdwatching


Bird-watching available on-site, Bird-watching available nearby, Binoculars provided, Information provided on local bird population and sightings.

We have two pair of binoculars for guest use. An expert has identified over 40 different birds in the grounds of the Ecolodge over a one week period. Recently a group of bird watchers identified another 40 different birds. We have a guide book with photographs of all these birds and guests can log their sightings.

Bushwalking & wilderness


Bushwalking and wilderness experiences available on-site, Bushwalking and wilderness experiences located nearby, Bushwalking maps provided, Located near a National Park.

We are located a few hundred metres from the start of the Mt Tibrogagan walks and a short drive to a number of other walks in the Glasshouse Mountains National park. We are only half an hours drive from the Blackall range national parks and the great walk from Montville to Mapleton. The Ecolodge is a great place to use as a base from which to explore the entire region being only 30 - 60 minutes drive from a number of Sunshine coast region national parks whether seaside or mountain based parks.
There are some short informative walks on the property itself through the reforestation area, bush food garden and orchard. We have maps of these walks available here at the Ecolodge.

Canoeing & Kayaking


Canoe and/or Kayak facilities available nearby.

We are able to book guided kayaking tours for our guests. These trips start a half hour drive away and are half and full day activities in nearby national parks. The Ecolodge is a convenient place to stay from which to explore this region being quite central to a number of national parks, rivers and the ocean.

Eco-friendly


Building designed along eco-lines, Building made from ecologically friendly materials, Bio-cycle or equivalent waste system., Bio-diverse setting, Ecological activities nearby, Ecological information and activities on site, Recycling facilities available.

We have built the Ecolodge using a number of recycled timber buildings - a church and two railway carriages and used recycled materials wherever possible. Much of our furniture has been made from trees which had to be felled on the property and we have planted hundreds to replace these. We have recycling of all kinds of wastes including onsite sewerage treatment. Each month we measure and seek to reduce water consumption by ourselves and our guests. We do not use chemical cleaners, fertilizers or insecticides. We support all ecotourism principles wherever possible. We buy local produce, support local workers and businesses. We have a small shop from where we sell artwork produced by local people and produce grown by local farmers. Virtually all of our business is conducted via email and the internet reducing the use of paper and other consumables. We have self guided tours of our organic orchard and bush food garden and our reforestation area. We have a greenhouse where we grow plants for further plantings of native trees and fruits indigenous to the area. We are planting pararistochlia vines to provide breeding grounds for the Richmond birdwing butterfly which is an endangered species. We seek to help educate our guests in those ways and offer them the opportunity of planting vines and natives trees on our property. We have been monitoring frog populations and reducing the number of toads with the help of some of our smaller guests who love to be involved in such things. We also contribute to other local environmental projects as they
occur.

Rooms and rates


Bookings for Fri/Sat must be for both days.

Availability

Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge will confirm pricing, availability and answer any other questions within 24 hours.
(current average response time for this property is 24.2 hours)

Please note that sometimes your computer's spam filter or your ISP may inadvertently block the operator's response email. If you do not receive a prompt response, taking into account that  Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge may not be able to contact you after hours, you should check your 'junk' mail folder or contact the property with the details we will send in your confirmation e-mail.

The telephone number and contact details for this property will be emailed to you once your enquiry/booking has been sent.

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