Our Story

A place to take a deep pause, deep rest and create a new path of vitality and health.

"We are Australia first purpose built health retreat, running fully off grid, growing organic food, power from the Sun, with approximately 400,000 litres of stored rain water, while breathing fresh air from the mountains and swimming in a fresh flowing spring running through 32 million year old volcanic rocks."

Mt Jukes Eco Retreat is where people wind down, move their bodies into stillness, and experience nourishing soulful foods. You will experience an authentic and supportive space that encourages a positive state of mind. 

"We have the vision to bring people to nature share our passion for Lineage-based yoga, traditional sound healing, and healthy, grounding, nourishing foods while soaking in our natural spring running through 32 million year old volcanic rock. We cultivate a space that brings people back to nature and themselves, disconnecting from the digital world. We have a holistic, living-in-harmony-with-nature worldview that we would like to educate, share, and give back."


Our farm is based on permaculture principles. The property is a food forest with vegetable gardens, over 350 + fruit trees, and 50 varieties from all parts of the World. On our longer retreats, you can experience walking through each tree with an educational information sheet explaining its origins and nutritional value.  We use no nasty chemicals. One of the goals is to educate people about fresh, nutritional and Ayurvedic inspired food.  We run entirely off the grid with solar power and batteries. Another key feature of our retreat is our commitment to water conservation. We have a large rainwater collection system, which can hold up to 400,000 litres of water. We even have bidet in each toilet as we serious about saving the trees. 

We have a natural spring running through volcanic rocks on the property from approximately 32 million years ago. The Natural Spring has a unique blend of health-giving minerals that will ground you and make you feel renewed. 

Beautiful accommodations range from glamping tents with ensuites and cast-iron baths. Also, a state-of-the-art house designed by Dave in the shape of a half moon and all five rooms are named after the five elements, made from cypress pine, all with private ensuites.

One of our goals is to grow enough food for our retreats and supply surplus fruit and veggies for the homeless and women's shelters.  

We are located 30 minutes from Mackay and 60 minutes from the Whitsunday airport

Testimonials

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.
Jo-Anne Beckingsale
Jo-Anne Beckingsale
2023-09-03
What a little piece of Paradise. So private, quiet and peaceful. The bath was perfect, the bed comfortable and a fabulous coffee machine. See you again ❤️
Rebecca Anderson
Rebecca Anderson
2023-08-03
We had a wonderful, peaceful stay. The accommodation was very comfortable, well presented and clean. David and Aune are great hosts and we loved the home-grown fresh herbs and fruit they left out for us. Would definitely recommend staying here!
Yvette Vezzoli
Yvette Vezzoli
2023-07-31
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 🙏 ❤️ 🌱

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