- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 Five in a row
- Advanced Eco Tourism Certification
- TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2014
- Free Unlimited Internet
- Gold and Hall of Fame at 2013 Queensland Tourism Awards
- Help us with our Narrows Makeover!
- Home Made Strawberry Jam
- Another win for the hinterland by Maleny Cheese
- Christmas in July
- Real Food Festival coming soon
We are thrilled to announce that Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat has now achieved Advanced Eco-Tourism Accreditation. We promise to continue to care and respect the environment in which we live and work in, and commit to upholding the principles of Eco Tourism. Read More
We were delighted to learn that Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat was recognised as one of the top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Australia in the 2014 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards. Travelers’ Choice award winners are determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe.
“We are very proud to receive this award, it is an honour to receive such wonderful feedback from so many guests. We are always striving to improve the experience and our planned enhancements that will raise that the level of satisfaction even higher” said Mark Skinner, owner of Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat.
“We’re excited to recognize the world’s best properties, based on the opinions of those who know them best – the millions of travelers around the globe who come to TripAdvisor to share their experiences,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “For those seeking inspiration for their 2014 travel planning, this list of spectacular accommodations that received 2014 Travelers’ Choice awards is a perfect place to start.” Read More
We are very pleased to announce free unlimited wifi for your next romantic getaway on the Sunshine Coast at Montville. Accommodation now includes unlimited access to the internet - just perfect for sharing your beautiful experiences in the rainforest with your friends and family. All cottages now feature their own personal wifi network, so you can stay in contact, even in the seclusion of the rainforest! Of course, we don't suggest that you should be working while you are holidaying, but it is nice to brag, just a little!
For those technically inclined, you can expect download speeds between 4-8Mbps, subject to traffic and prevailing weather conditions. More than enough to upload that perfect video of the king parrots feeding or the elusive koalas at play.
Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat has walked away from the Queensland Tourism Awards with their third consecutive win, earning them a well-deserved place in the Queensland Tourism Hall of Fame.
The beautiful boutique resort offers six self-contained cottages nestled in the pristine rainforest of the Sunshine Coast hinterland making it the perfect couples retreat.
The unmatched surroundings coupled with impeccable service makes Narrows Escape the obvious recipient of such recognition.
Taking out the top honours in the Hosted Accommodation category at this year’s Awards has again earned Narrows Escape entry into the tourism industry’s peak award, the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards which they won last year in Hobart. The event will be held at Luna Park, Sydney in February 2014.
This honour is awarded to the best of the best with only 2 other winners of the Hosted Accommodation category being inducted in the past 9 Years.
"Winning this award for the past three years has been incredible," said Narrows Escape co-owner, Mark Skinner. “And being inducted to the Hall of Fame is just the icing on the cake.”
“Becoming ‘Hall-of-Famers’ does mean that we can’t enter the competition for the next two years,” said Mark. “But that won’t stop us from making improvements so we can come back even better in 2016.”
Narrows Escape is preparing to renovate all their cottages having recently been awarded a $110,000 government grant, which will be matched dollar for dollar by Mark and Joanne.
The planned renovations are due to begin in February 2014 and the new and improved retreat will reopen in March.
Always striving to improve the local tourism industry as well as their resort, Mark and Joanne travel internationally to raise the profile of the little slice of heaven that is the Sunshine Coast.
"Our most recent trip was to Europe to visit key travel agents and encourage them to recommend the Sunshine Coast, and more specifically Narrows Escape, for travellers wanting to discover the natural beauty of Australian rainforest complemented by stunning coastline," said Mark.
Looking for helpful hints to assist us in our pending Narrows Makeover! What are your favourite interior design trends? Our plans are keeping it real, natural and beautiful, any suggestions/ recommendations? Would love to hear your "wishlist"! Read More
Well, winter is here, but that means that strawberries are in season again. It also means that we get to top up our stocks of strawberry jam for the cottages! What better way to start a leisurely, crisp and snuggly morning than to wake up to freshly baked croissants with delicious freshly made strawberry jam! Read More
Montville is celebrating Christmas in July again this year. Carols and Live Music on Friday and Saturday nights, visits from Santa and a traditional Christmas dinner by the fire. Montville Cafe Bar and Grill have it all, they'll even provide the transport! Ask for a ride on Marty's Santa Sleigh! Ho Ho Ho!!!! and Merry Christmas!!! Read More
The Real Food Festival is a fantastic celebration of the wonderful variety of food that Sunshine Coast producers, manufacturers, retailers and restaurants have to offer, and a brilliant way to talk, taste and buy from them. Opening on Saturday 7 September over 2 days this is an event that is not to be missed. With stalls, demonstrations, discussions, hands-on and other activities throughout the weekend, the Festival has something for everyone and is a great way for people to support the best of Sunshine Coast regional food. Read More