Breathe


Where Nature, Sustainability & Wellbeing Thrive.

At Mt Jukes Eco Retreat, our mission is to create a sustainable and inspiring destination that celebrates permaculture, off-grid living, and the well-being of our guests.

Unwind & Recharge

Welcome!

Are you seeking a peaceful escape from your daily routine? Join us at Mt Jukes Yoga Retreat, where relaxation and inspiration await you.

Experience the serenity of nature as you flow through rejuvenating yoga classes and connect with your breath in calming pranayama, sound healing and meditation classes. Immerse yourself in the tranquil sounds of the wind rustling through the trees and the beautiful melodies of our diverse bird population, including an estimated 40 different native species.

At Mt Jukes Eco Retreat, we offer a sanctuary for you to unwind, recharge, in a setting that is both soothing and invigorating. Let the natural surroundings inspire you as you find balance and tranquility on and off the mat.


Sustainable and Inspiring

YOGA RETREAT

One Day Retreat

Are you short on time, do something special for yourself. Join us for a retreat day, surrounded by the tranquillity of nature, and rediscover your inner essence.

Private Group Booking for One Day Retreat

Are you looking for a way to strengthen your team's bond and boost morale? A Birthday, Girls get together, or any special occasion. Our one-day retreat is the perfect solution! .

3 Days 2 Nights Rest & Recovery

Escape to a tranquil oasis with our 3 day, 2 night rest and recovery weekend retreat.  Indulge in much-needed relaxation and rejuvenation for your mind, body, and soul.   Melt away the stress of daily life. 

3 Days 2 Nights Silent Retreat

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, peace, and rejuvenation at our upcoming silent retreat. 

Signature 6 Days and 5 Nights Life Changing Retreat

Escape to a transformative experience with our signature 5 day, 6 night life-changing retreat. Reconnect with yourself in a serene setting, immerse in personal growth workshops, and embrace a renewed sense of purpose. Join us for an unforgettable journey towards self-discovery and empowerment. 

A Different Kind of Yoga Retreat

At Mt Jukes Eco Retreat, our mission is to create a sustainable and inspiring destination that celebrates permaculture, off-grid living, and the well-being of our guests.

Spacious and Comfortable

Our Rooms

We are committed to cultivating an eco-friendly environment where individuals can connect with the land, nourish their bodies, and find inner peace through yoga, meditation and knowledge.

Supreme Lodge

 Imagine soaking in your large private bath on the balcony while being mesmerised by the majestic Mt Jukes. 

Deluxe Timber Cabins

A true marvel designed in the shape of a half moon which symbolises fertility intuitiveness and empowerment. Each room has its own private ensuite. 

Glamping Tents

Imagine relaxing in your own private cast iron bath on your spacious patio while sleeping in a large comfortable tent in nature without sacrificing comfort.

What they say

Mt Jukes Eco Village is one truly amazing, beautiful and peaceful place in the middle of stunning nature full of wonderful wildlife, tropical fruits, good weather, kind and hard working people, super tasty food (!) and really nice comfortable tiny houses next to a big majestic Jukes mountain. We instantly felt good there, in very high energy and easygoing relaxing vibes.


I would happily go back any time to relax, meditate, be humble with others and my authentic self and just enjoy the beauty of nature. Thank you for creating that space, showing your kindness and hosting us so well! One of the best experiences and definitely a place to visit in colourful Queensland!

Visited in August ‘23, still thinking about it and the good memories!:)

Reeli Lonks

Mt Jukes Eco Resort was wonderful 🤗🤩 I have only good things to say!!

The cottage smells beautiful of the carved wood. The outdoor bath with view of the mountain is very relaxing.

Our hosts very friendly and gifting fresh herbs. Everything you need in the kitchen to cook a 5-star meal. The air is fresh, the water is clean.

Disconnect from busy life and remember what is important at Mt Jukes 🙏 ❤️ 🌱

Yvette Vezzoli

Tanya Blundell
Tanya Blundell
2024-04-18
I recently had the privilege of spending time at this incredible eco retreat, and it was truly a transformative experience. From the moment you arrive, you feel a sense of peace and connection to nature. The retreat's commitment to sustainability and eco-friendliness is impressive, with solar-power, organic gardens, and a minimal-waste policy. But it's not just about the practices – it's about the people that come together here. The staff and guests alike were warm, welcoming, and passionate about living in harmony with the environment. We shared delicious vegetarian meals cooked and prepared by Aune, and oh! the food is amazing and so fresh. We participated in the one day retreat with activities including sound healing, yoga, sauna and a dip in the spring. We also spent our free time exploring the stunning surroundings and I spent a lot of my time staring at the ever changing beautiful Mt Jukes mountain. If you're looking for a place to unplug, recharge, and reconnect with nature and yourself, I highly recommend this eco retreat. It's a true sanctuary that will leave you feeling inspired and refreshed. Thanks so very much for your hospitality Dave and Aune, it truly is paradise 💚
Billy Blundell
Billy Blundell
2024-04-17
We joined the other guests for the one day retreat and had an excellent experience. Dave took us through a series of experiences throughout the day such as Yoga, theory, sound healing and topped with a sauna and dip in the natural spring on the property. Food was absolutely beautiful cooked and prepared by the amazing Aune. 100% recommend.
C Shute
C Shute
2024-03-30
This was not my first time at Mount Jukes Eco Retreat, nor my last. The experience just keeps getting better every time I go. I can see the changes and improvements that have occurred to the property and the retreat program. I imagine that Dave and Aune must go to great efforts so that everything runs so efficiently, without sacrificing quality time with their guests and an authentic connection to them and the place itself. I went for the Easter Saturday 1 Day retreat and it was a wonderful opportunity to slow my pace down and indulge in some self care. I enjoy Daves Yoga so much as I find that it challenges me and leaves me feeling filled with energy. I was nervous that I wouldn't enjoy the sauna because I don't often like heat/humidity/seating but this was different to slaving away in the garden, pulling weeds under the heat of the sun. It may seem a strange this to say but it was a very "relaxed sweat". Plunging into the natural spring after the sauna was invigorating and refreshing. I felt lucky to float around in the pristine spring water whilst Ulysses butterflies fluttered around. Dave encourages guests to walk the grounds and explore the space - the unofficial tour guides are the resident chickens but be careful they don't lead you astray and don't take them up on any lunch offers as Aune will have a delicious, colourful, aromatic and satisfying Ayurvedic lunch waiting for you at the Chai House. The afternoon was topped off with a relaxing sound healing. One of my favourite things to do when I visit Mount Jukes Eco Retreat is to bath in the vibration and sounds of the bowls and Daves magical chanting. Aune served afternoon tea and again delighted us with her culinary talents whilst her and Dave opened up their space for us to enjoy time to prepare to re-enter "the real world". I look forward to coming back and encourage everyone who is thinking about attending a retreat, to go ahead and book. You will be glad you did.
Reeli Lonks
Reeli Lonks
2024-02-03
Mt Jukes Eco Village is one truly amazing, beautiful and peaceful place in the middle of stunning nature full of wonderful wildlife, tropical fruits, good weather, kind and hard working people, super tasty food (!) and really nice comfortable tiny houses next to a big majestic Jukes mountain. We instantly felt good there, in very high energy and easygoing relaxing vibes. I would happily go back any time to relax, meditate, be humble with others and my authentic self and just enjoy the beauty of nature. Thank you for creating that space, showing your kindness and hosting us so well! One of the best experiences and definitely a place to visit in colourful Queensland! Visited in August ‘23, still thinking about it and the good memories!:)
Brad Baker
Brad Baker
2024-01-31
Thank you Mount Jukes Eco Retreat for an outstanding visit! This break away to reconnect was just what I needed! Friendly and welcoming hosts, beautiful accomodation that takes in the awesome natural surroundings, delicious and deeply nourishing meals. Dave gently guided us through a form of traditional yoga practice that is very rare today, and a sound healing session gave me some profound insights. Walking through the many different fruit trees, I discovered some fruits that I had not seen or tasted before. The sauna session followed by a refreshing swim in the creek was a winner too. Thank you so much Dave and Aune! I will be back again!
Carla and Bruce Shute
Carla and Bruce Shute
2024-01-15
An escape from the trappings of life as we know it and return to life as it should be. Mt Jukes Eco Retreat is an immersion into peace and tranquility. This place will quiet your mind while you invigorate your soul and awaken your spirit. How? By allowing you to slow your pace, take each step and breath with mindfulness and gratitude while you take in your surroundings and explore the offerings with likeminded individuals. Dave and Aune have created a space that is perfect for us to let go of the daily grind and focus on nourishing our mind, body and soul. This retreat offers guests Yoga, swimming in fresh natural spring waters, infared sauna, walks amongst the gardens, Ayurvedic meals with the taste of sun kissed fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices grown on the grounds, sound healing and informative teachings on topics specific to Mt Jukes Eco Retreat plus so many other beautiful surprises. I won’t give away all their secrets! This is a place that we all deserve to enjoy and be a part of. Thank you Dave and Aune for sharing your paradise with me. I look forward to another visit soon.
Jasmine Lee
Jasmine Lee
2024-01-14
It was an amazing experience on a full day retreat - sauna, yoga/meditation, sound healing and Ayurveda lunch! The Ayurveda meals was delicious! Aune is such a great cook! I would definitely recommend anyone to go at least for a session and see for themselves. It is only around 40 mins drive from Mackay. Thank you Dave & Aune!
Nic kleindeinst
Nic kleindeinst
2024-01-13
The retreat is absolutely devine . I have had a very traumatic past and the retreat has helped me a lot for my mental health . I did not want to leave ! Thank you again
Jessica Laslett
Jessica Laslett
2023-10-03
Great get away spot to recharge and switch off
verner mägi
verner mägi
2023-09-06
The energy of that place is magical. Calms your mind and clears your head.

Frequently Asked Questions

Booking Conditions?

Refunds are prohibited, and date changes within twenty one days incur significant charges. Travel insurance is recommended in case of illness. View Terms And Conditions

WIFI & Phones

Use of devices is not permitted in public areas. We do not offer WIFI on purpose. Mobile 3G internet signal is available but variable for Optus / Telstra and only sometimes works in the rooms. If anything is urgent, we can supply WiFi.

Location

90 Ellwoods Road, Mt Jukes, Qld 4740 Australia. 30 minutes from Mackay and 60 Minutes from Whitsunday Airport.

Alcohol & Smoking

Consumption of alcohol is not permitted in public areas and is not recommended. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property except the smoking area in the car park.

Pregnancy

Please consult with your doctor before signing up for one of our retreats.

Children & Pets

Our retreats are not suitable for children under 16 years or pets. Please beware that our resident dog, Roko, is on the property.

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are available for any amount and are valid for 2 years. They can be ordered online or by phone and are instant delivery by email. They can be used for any booking, part or whole. Click Here

Inclusions

Accommodations, meals, drinks, snacks, daily yoga, alternate-day meditations and retreat programs
are all included. Any Other Treatments are extra.

Yoga Suitability

Yoga is suitable for all persons of all ages and all levels of health. All classes are in a group environment. The class is designed to cater to all levels. However, you do need to be able to move reasonably freely. If you have any injuries or health issues, please consult with your doctor.

Coming with Friends

Choose from one of our private Glamping tents with ensuite for 1 to 3 persons; The tents have a Queen and a king single bed. Click here for details.

Coming on Your Own

Choose a shared or private room. All of our rooms come with
private ensuite. About 50% of our guests come on their own, and it is a friendly and welcoming environment where all guests eat together.

Food Allergies

Our Food is dairy-free, gluten-free, and wheat-free and it applies to vegan diets for our main meals. Dessert may not be vegan. Other requirements on request. Dietary question is asked at the time of your booking, if you have any requirements contact us or make comments when you are booking.

Mobility Impaired

Mt Jukes Eco Retreat is situated on a rock escarpment and
all buildings are only accessible by stairs. Sadly, our farm is not impaired-friendly, due to the terrain.

Swimming

Swimming at Mt Jukes Eco Retreat is done at your own risk as you are swimming in a natural environment.

What to Bring

Linen & room towels are now provided in all all rooms.

  • Water bottle–no bottled water is sold onsite. Please bring a reusable water bottle to refill at our filtered water station.
  • Pool towel
  • Swimmers
  • Comfortable Clothes– loose fitting clothes for yoga practice
  • Shoes–enclosed shoes are recommended as the property is located on bushland.
  • Please do not bring any food, alcohol, packaged drinks, drugs, tobacco.
  • Laptops and mobile phones should only be used in consideration and in bedrooms. There is no wifi.

Swimming

Swimming at Mt Jukes Eco Retreat is done at your own risk as you are swimming in a natural environment.

Environmental Credentials

We are a full-of-the-grid eco-retreat, so we take our
environmental impact very seriously. Most of our rooms have fans and AC. We ask you to be mindful when using electricity as we draw on our batteries in the night and generator if too much power is used. We are self-sufficient in water and waste disposal and operate a worm farm for food waste.
Only biodegradable waste must be put down in the toilets and sinks. Water is restricted to 50 litres of rainwater
per person per day. With short showers, this amount is ample. We aim to minimise recycling and landfill waste.

Is there any ongoing support after the retreat?

We are building classes, recipes, cooking tips and hints, sound healing and yoga Nidra classes. Sign up for our newsletter if you have not already for notification when it is completed. LINK FOR SIGN UP.

Authentic and supportive space that encourages a positive state of mind.

Mt Jukes Eco Retreat is where people wind down, move their bodies into stillness, and experience nourishing soulful foods.

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