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

I had an incredible experience at Mt Jukes Eco Retreat! From the moment I arrived, I could feel the carefully crafted ambiance. I've never experienced anything quite like it. The food prepared by Aune was extraordinary! Dave facilitated profound yoga and sound healing ceremonies, providing extensive information. I feel so blessed to have this amazing retreat nearby and can't wait to return!

Marnie Laffin

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

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.

C Shute

Dari Malul
Dari Malul
2024-06-25
After three incredible days at Mt. Jukes, I am grateful for the experience. My accommodations were perfect—a cozy wooden cabin surrounded by green mountains. The meals were outstanding, each one delicious and nourishing for both body and soul, lovingly prepared by the amazing Aune. You can truly taste the freshness of the ingredients grown right on the retreat grounds. The sessions led by Dave, from yoga and breathwork to the healing sound therapy, were exceptional and deeply enriching. I left feeling peaceful and equipped with valuable tools to continue this healthy and fulfilling routine in my daily life. Thank you, Dave and Aune, for this unforgettable experience!
Steven Williams
Steven Williams
2024-06-25
Silent retreat was awesome! The food, yoga and tranquillity of the place were just what I needed to feel more grounded and alive. Thanks Aune and Dave!
Michelle Johnston
Michelle Johnston
2024-06-03
Such a special place to visit and spend some time. Thank you for the amazing sound healing and delicious lunch. I can't wait to come back for the silent retreat in August for my birthday. I brought my 2 friends with me for the afternoon retreat and we all loved our time. So much gratitude for your Beautiful eco resort ❤️
Siobhan Dyball
Siobhan Dyball
2024-06-02
Beautiful property, healing space and people. Dave has created something magical! I came for a half day retreat and am already looking forward to joining them again in something more immersive
Zoe Gabriel
Zoe Gabriel
2024-06-02
Wonderful! I love the flexibility of whole day and half day retreats and on a Sunday. An immersive experience that I feel blessed to have in this region.
Marnie Laffin
Marnie Laffin
2024-06-02
I had an incredible experience at Mt Jukes Eco Retreat! From the moment I arrived, I could feel the carefully crafted ambiance. I've never experienced anything quite like it. The food prepared by Aune was extraordinary! Dave facilitated profound yoga and sound healing ceremonies, providing extensive information. I feel so blessed to have this amazing retreat nearby and can't wait to return!
Marguerette Bane
Marguerette Bane
2024-06-02
Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Very peaceful and beneficial
Merle Partmaa
Merle Partmaa
2024-05-25
I attended their Mothers day Yoga retreat. Its was a perfect gift! The property is situated in a stunning location surrounded by tranquil nature and includes a flowing stream that runs of Mt Jukes mountain. I highly recommend visiting Mt Jukes Eco Retreat to see what this place stands for and come and enjoy yummiest vegetarian food and homemade chai tea. Once you visit this paradise you don't want to leave!
Netta Hobbs
Netta Hobbs
2024-05-13
Very relaxing and rejuvenating!
Karen Heath
Karen Heath
2024-05-12
What can I say this place is fantastic. I had the most wonderful time at the Mothers day Retreat. From the Sauna to the cool refreshing creek, Yoga practice, AMAZING Food, Sound Healing practice. This was one fantastic day. The location, the program, the people, the food. In the hectic lifestyle we lead, this was the perfect way to spend to calm your mind, connect with nature and yourself. Mackay is so lucky to have such a top quality retreat right in our own backyard. This may have been my first retreat, but it will not be my last. Thank you so much

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.