Guest Community Life Retreat Experience

Available All Year, 3 nights +

Guest Community Life Retreat Experience
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Retreat Highlights

  • Still your mind - do some personal meditation or yoga in the hall or overlooking the view on the eastern slope - a great way to start the day. Or ask if there are any yoga group happening at the moment!Book in for a massage or healing session with our qualified and experienced therapists who may be in residence (fee for service). Check for availability.
  • Relax and read a book - Our shared library in the community house has plenty of good books - ranging from fiction through to personal and spiritual growth, to permaculture and much more
  • Spot the wildlife - platypuses living in our springfed dam, wallabies (usually near our front gate around sunset), whip birds (you will hear them in the morning and often see one in our carport), tawny frogmouth owls (in the centre of our site), kookaburras, rare frogs, microbats, bush turkeys
  • Play games - table tennis, board games in the Community House
  • Learn about organic gardening and permaculture - help out in our gardens, read a permaculture book or watch a permaculture DVD from our library
  • Entertainment - DVDs can be viewed in the community cinema
  • Use the internet - in our Community House (plug in your own computer or use the community computer when available).
  • Take a walk - to Mapleton National Park (2 km from Bellbunya up Buckby Road - a small dirt road), to Point Glorious for the views (a 3-5 hour return walk up Buckby Road - take plenty of water)
  • Paddle a canoe or go swimming in our spring-fed dam
  • Go jogging up into Mapleton National Park - a beautiful experience in the morning or in the late afternoon ligh


Bellbunya is a living, breathing community of people committed to increasing our own and the planet's consciousness. We're 25 min from Noosa, 10 min from Eumundi train station on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queensland. Australia. Get a taste of community life as a visitor or a volunteer, or allow us to host your next conference, retreat or workshop. Limited positions with private en-suite rooms available for new community members committed to natural living. Learn with us by doing and sharing, or participate in a course. We host workshops and courses on permaculture, yoga, holistic health, sustainable design, alternative economics, group processes and more.


Join in as much or as little as you like and learn by doing - organic cooking, permaculture organic gardening. Feed the chickens. Relax by the fire in winter. Swim in our spring-fed dam in summer. Read a book from our library. Or simply enjoy nature - Wake up to the sound of whip birds, walk around, & take in a sunset



About The Host

Bellbunya Community

Bellbunya Community

Bellbunya is owned by a not-for-profit association (also a tax-deductible gift recipient). It's set up as an intentional community on 40 acres. We have organic permaculture food gardens, syntropic gardens, wildlife corridors, a creek and lagoon, a conference hall and restaurant and accommodation for up to 30 guests. The Centre is run on 100% renewable energy through our 7.2kva solar panel system and by buying wind farm energy.

Bellbunya was established in 2008 to explore ways to create a re-localised and sustainable future. Our “4-bottomline” approach includes: (1) personal and spiritual growth, (2) social sustainability, (3) economic sustainability, and (4) environmental sustainability. Our approach to caring for the earth uses permaculture principles, including organic growing, bushland regeneration and syntropic farming. We employ a broad range of group process skills and techniques for group facilitation, collaborative decision making, team building, conflict resolution and project management. We have developed various processes and structures to enable us to function effectively and to continue to learn and grow – both as a community and as individuals. We are growing sustainable enterprises that develop the healthy interplay of relationships with our environment and each other.

As a visitor you will get to be a part of this. Enjoy your community experience, which will incorporate activities such as organic and permaculture gardening, healthy eating, and community living.




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