Experience the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

An incredible rainforest escape

Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat is the perfect destination to spend a few days on your way up the Queensland coast from Brisbane to Noosa, Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island.

Narrows Escape is just by the entrance to Queensland’s treasured Great Walk, that connects an incredible wonderland of national parks home to more than 300 species of birds, 70 reptiles species and more than 30 frog species. Delight in the nature that surrounds you with short, half day and full day hikes. There are also amazing waterfalls, popular and secluded swimming holes to explore and it is only a 25-minute drive to the Sunshine Coast’s spectacular beaches.

Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat is five-minutes drive from the picturesque artisan village, Montville, set up in the mountains of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. This peaceful little village has breathtaking views out over the Sunshine Coast. Spend the day wandering through galleries, boutiques, markets, cafés, restaurants, wineries or stop for a beer at the micro-brewery. Montville is on the magnificent Blackall Range Tourist drive up in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Rising over 500m above sea level the road weaves through the splendid townships of Maleny, Flaxton, Mapleton, and the country town Kenilworth. There is nothing quite like a day exploring quaint little townships.

Maleny Lane

Be sure to check out Maleny Lane when staying at Narrows Escape - a gorgeous little alleyway hidden just off the main street in Maleny. Enjoy rustic food huts, offerin...

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Kenilworth Bakery

Home of the world famous #1kgdonutchallenge and Australia's first coffee in a donut, Kenilworth Bakery is the Sunshine Coast's favourite bakery! Specialising in artisa...

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Tree Top Challenge

Get ready to push your fears to the limit and get your adrenaline racing at the Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast. Tree Top Challenge Adventure Park is suspended amongs...

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Eumundi Markets

Renowned for its locally made artisan treasures there’s no other market quite like it. The Original Eumundi Markets is the biggest and the best artisan market in Austra...

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Massage in your rainforest villa

Slip into another world with an incredible side-by-side massage in the comfort of your luxury rainforest villa.  Indulge yourself with a full-body relaxation massage wit...

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Learn about the Bunya Nut Tree

The Bunya Nut Tree (Araucaria Bidwillii) Historically, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from across South East Queensland would follow pathways to the Bunya...

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Dining options in Montville and Maleny

These are some of our favourite places to eat on the Sunshine Coast. Transfers can be arranged to most of the local restaurants listed below, subject to availability. Ple...

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Bushwalks in Montville

Obi Boardwalk Situated near Obi Obi creek, this walk is great for beginners as it is wheelchair accessible and only 850 meters return. The track shows the beginning of a...

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Fancy lazying about in a seat with spectacular open views?  Read a book, sip on a cocktail or organise a little picnic in your tropical gazebo....

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Family Owned & Operated

We own and operate our beautiful boutique villas.  We are here to make your stay exceptional, whether it's catering to special dietary requirements or writing a handwritten note to surprise your loved one on arrival.  We love our little slice of paradise and the special memories that we help to create.  It is you, our guests, who make us love what we do.  This is our business, our home, our everything, so please give us a call and let us know how we can help make your getaway as magical as possible.

Custom Packages

Looking for something extra special or a little out of the ordinary?  Maybe you are thinking of proposing and want some help to make that special moment as magical as it can be, or perhaps you want to book out the whole property with some friends for a special birthday celebration.  We own and operate our boutique luxury villas and we love to work with you, our guests, to make your stay incredible.  Give us a call and let us know what plans you are hatching and we can see how we can help you make it happen.


We are proudly advanced eco-certified and love to source and showcase the best local products because we believe the Sunshine Coast region is incredibly special.  We are always looking at how we can improve our property to make it greener. We love the little suggestions that you, our guests, share with us and we are excited to implement these, like switching to Australian biodegradable coffee pods, reducing single-serve plastics, creating a compost and worm farm for food scraps and we now have solar panels to reduce our footprint! We believe that luxurious travel can still have a small footprint.  We have also upgraded to a hybrid car for transferring our guests and picking up our local goods because we know every little bit counts.

Check In 3pm

Check Out 11am

Daily Reception Hours

8am - 8pm

If you need a late check-in just give us a call