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.

Corporate

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.

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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