Wongari Eco Retreat


At Wongari we found an old cabin on a serene stretch of Christmas Creek, turned it into a nature retreat, and called it 'Serenity'. We hope you will agree with us.


2 Nights Weekend$420
Additional night(s)$110 p/n
2 Nights Mid-week$320
Additional night(s)$110 p/n


We supply:

  • King size bed can be made into two singles
  • Bath robes
  • Goose down pillows
  • All linen and towels
  • Toiletries by Corinne of Handmade Naturals



To secure your booking we require a $100 deposit. The balance to be paid prior to arrival. Unfortunately, we can not offer eftpos facilities at this time. Payment is required by direct deposit or cheque.

Please Note:
Long weekends are a 3 night booking.
Easter Weekend is a 4 night booking.
There is a 2 night minimum stay for Serenity.

Cancellation Policy

If for some reason you need to cancel your stay and we can't re-book another suitable occasion then we reserve the right to keep your payment, either in part or in whole, depending upon the circumstances of the cancellation and the amount of notice provided.


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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Bimbul in Photo

Just a few photos I thought would say as much as needs to be said about our new wilderness cabin, Bimbul, in Lamington’s National Park. Enjoy.