Sometimes you just need to escape the rush of modern life, put your feet up and breathe in the fresh country air. You need a place to get away, to unwind and relax surrounded by stunning Australian flora and fauna.
Nestled in a countryside setting, The Feathered Nest – Luxury Wildlife Retreat is a modern, architecturally-designed eco retreat which is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway, special occasion or mid-week break.
Each retreat has been created specifically to indulge your senses—from the soaring floor to ceiling glass wall that brings nature into your living room, to the private two-person spa overlooking the gardens.
With expansive views of the tranquil gardens, our one and two bedroom retreats are the ultimate 5-star indulgence in the Australian bush.
Designed to make the most of the natural beauty of the area, the retreat includes a private deck and heated plunge pool that overlooks the gardens brimming with birds and other wildlife so close you could touch it with your fingertips.
A generous continental breakfast hamper is included with your tariff and contains organic juices, fresh fruit, cereals, pastries and bread plus organic teas and Whitsunday Gold coffee. We can also happily cater for any dietary requirements, including gluten free. On the weekends (for a small additional charge) you can experience our breakfast or lunch with the birds, or choose from a wide variety of delicious gourmet hampers and platters, packed with local delicacies.
We will do everything we can to make sure your stay leaves you relaxed, rejuvenated and inspired so please let us know if you have any special requests.
Every Friday & Saturday evening between 5:30pm & 7:00pm, join your hosts Gordon & Carol for 'Twilight Tastings' on the studio deck for a selection of complimentary beverages and canapés.
Named for the Clerk (1921 to 1954) of the former Mirani Shire, Edward Lloyd, who was instrumental in preserving and maintaining parkland in the Shire, the park has recently had a major make-over by Mackay Regional Council.
In addition to improved parking areas which can cater for all vehicles up to large buses and caravans, the park now boasts a family friendly playground, picnic shelters, barbecues and modern public toilets.
There is also a concrete walking/cycling track from Melba House to Marian State School - a distance of approximately one kilometre - which is very popular with fitness seekers and pleasure walkers as it meanders along the Pioneer River bank giving views of the river and birdlife which frequents the area. If you are really lucky, you may see the local platypus sporting about....