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Sunshine Coast – Spicers Tamarind Retreat


  • Flat screen TV
  • Premium bedding
  • Day spa
  • Cooking school
  • Restaurant

Overview – Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an Asian-inspired sanctum set at the edge of tropical rainforest in the Sunshine Coast’s alluring hinterland.

Reconnect with your loved one or find inner peace at this very serene property, just a short drive out of Maleny, a small, scenic town well-known for its arts and crafts. Comprised of 14 standalone villas, the exclusive Spicers Tamarind Retreat also has a two Chef Hat Asian-fusion restaurant and a first rate cooking school. Spend your days at the property honing your culinary skills and sampling your creations. There are courses in desserts, French, Italian and Thai cuisine, just to name a few, as well as regular guest chef demonstrations.

When you’re ready to leave the kitchen, hit the road and visit the amazing Australia Zoo. Alternatively, explore the extensive network of mountain bike and hiking trails surrounding the property, including a short but very pretty walk to Gardners Falls, which offers some of the best freshwater swimming in the hinterland. You could also play a 9 or 18-hole round at the newly completed Maleny Golf Course.

Guest villas are decorated in soothing, natural tones and there are studio, one and two bedroom configurations. Feathertop beds and flat screen TVs are fitted in every unit and most of the villas are positioned far enough apart to impart a real sense of solitude. Some have a fireplace, while others have an outdoor cedar spa tub.

Spicers’ signature day spa – Spa Anise – is represented here and offers a well-trained team of therapists together with a tantalising menu of treatments including hydrotherapy, facials and massages. Makeup and nail care is also available, with bridal beauty being a particular specialty.

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Rooms – Spicers Tamarind Retreat

The light-filled, elegant pavilions at Spicers Tamarind each have their own individual character. Travellers will surely find something to suit, as there are various bedding configurations available. All rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Spicers Tamarind Retreat

One Bedroom Forest Villa
This designer unit has a king bed, an open wood-burning fireplace, furnished deck and freestanding bathtub. Capacity: 2 persons

Two Bedroom Forest Villa
Two ensuite bedrooms, a wood-burning fireplace and spacious deck with daybed make this villa well-suited to families. Capacity: 4 persons

One Bedroom Falls Villa
Listen to the calming sounds of nearby Gardner Falls as you soak in the outdoor spa tub. The villa also has an open fireplace. Capacity: 2 persons

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Spa Studio
Attached to the cooking school, the Spa Studio has an outdoor cedar spa tub that overlooks the forested valleys beyond. The studio has a lounge, microwave and ensuite bathroom with shower. Capacity: 2 persons

Two Bedroom Orchard Villa
This one-of-a-kind two-bedroom villa is entirely self-contained, with a kitchen, laundry, wood-burning fireplace and large balcony with outdoor setting. Capacity: 4 persons

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Facilities – Spicers Tamarind Retreat

  • 14 standalone villas
  • Tamarind Restaurant
  • Cooking school
  • Spa Anise
Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Activities (at extra cost) – Spicers Tamarind Retreat

  • Cooking classes
  • Golf
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Spicers Tamarind Retreat


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Getting There

3km east of Maleny, Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an easy 90 minutes’ drive from Brisbane or just over an hour from the airport.

Combine With

Other Spicers properties such as the nearby Spicers Clovelly Estate in Montville, or Spicers Balfour in Brisbane. The many attractions of Queensland are also at your doorstep, from the Great Barrier Reef to the age-old Daintree Rainforest.

  • A relaxing retreat in thickly forested Sunshine Coast hinterland
  • Two Chef Hat Tamarind Restaurant
  • First rate cooking school
  • Relaxing onsite Spa Anise
  • Swimming, hiking and mountain biking
  • Captivating Gardner Falls
  • The dramatic Glass House Mountains
  • The artistic country towns of Maleny and Montville
  • Eumundi artisan markets
  • Famed Australia Zoo

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