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Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Be seduced by Eastern tranquillity merged with Western luxury at rainforest-fringed Spicers Tamarind Retreat. A finalist in the Best Wellness Hotel category in the Spice Hot 100 Hotels and Venue Awards 2020, this resort is a welcome sanctuary of serenity and elegance.

About the Resort

While Spicers Tamarind Retreat has made a strong commitment to luxury, natural beauty really is the resort’s best feature. Nestled in stunning Sunshine Coast hinterland, the property offers epic tropical treks, rainforest yoga, horseback riding in the valley, waterfall tours and the enchanting botanical gardens. This thriving environment makes for delicious fresh produce and these are the flavours you’ll savour at The Tamarind. Taking Asian cuisine to the next level, The Tamarind restaurant has earned a Chef Hat in the 2020 National Good Food Guide and combines sweet, sour and spicy tangs – the perfect meeting of traditional and new. Learn the intricacies of a range of cuisines from expert chefs at The Tamarind’s state-of-the-art cooking classes. These classes are held overlooking inspirational gardens in the heart of a striking rainforest, might we add!

Another Spicers Tamarind Retreat highlight includes Spa Anise, featuring couples’ rooms, hydrotherapy treatments, a mineralised spa, steam room and tailored spa menu complete with luxurious Australian-made Waterlily products. When it comes to accommodation, Spicers Tamarind Retreat prevails. Picture private outdoor cedar hot tubs, captivating garden vistas and cosy fireplaces!

Why go to Spicers Tamarind Retreat? 

At the top of the list of reason to go Spicers Tamarind Retreat is the natural surroundings. Nestled in the Sunshine Coast’s lush rainforest, this resort sees guests get up-close-and-personal with nature like never before. We’re talking waterfall adventures, horseback riding, mystic mountain tours and more. Another key selling point for visitors is the gastronomy. With access to such fresh and delicious local produce mixed with the resort’s Asian influence, Spicers Tamarind Retreat’s restaurant delivers award-winning dishes and nothing less. Unique cooking classes, dairy farm excursions and craft beer tours are also available to guests. Still not convinced? Perhaps your very own luxury villa featuring a private outdoor cedar hot tub overlooking scenic Gardeners Falls will win you over!

Nestled among 12,000-acres of iconic Australian Bush, Spicers Hidden Vale provides a revitalising nature-filled getaway without skipping on the luxury. The newly rebuilt Homestead pays homage to the history of this region’s colourful past while maintaining contemporary indulgence, which the Spicers Retreats are renowned for.  Charming Queenslander-style cottages dating back to the 1800’s with sweeping countryside vistas have been revamped for your total comfort; and the onsite market garden, orchard, mango trees and beehives make for a spontaneous and ever-changing menu at the award-winning Homage restaurant.

If this sounds like your perfect holiday to Queensland, give us a call now on 1300 000 753!

Why we love it

  • Award winning Asian cuisine
  • Nestled near scenic Gardener's Falls
  • Pool & Jacuzzi
  • Day spa

Resort Facilities


  • The Tamarind restaurant
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Bike hire
  • Bar
  • Private parking
  • Electric vehicle station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge services
  • Room service
  • Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Day spa

PLEASE NOTE: Some resort facilities may incur additional charges.

Room Features


Luxury Falls Villa

Adore all things romance in your Luxury Falls Villa. Complete with a private outdoor cedar hot tub, captivating views over Gardeners Falls and a cosy combustion fireplace, this is your tranquil haven. Amenities include a King-size bed (Twin bedding available upon request), lavish bathroom with double shower and heated towel racks, spacious lounge area, kitchenette, air-conditioning, iron-ironing board, hairdryer, Wi-Fi and minibar. Your Luxury Falls Villa is 40sq. metres in size.

Resort Location


Tucked away in Sunshine Coast’s stunning Maleny, Spicers Tamarind Retreat is positioned 70-minutes’ drive from Brisbane Airport and 40-mintutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport.

Things To Do


With so much to discover, Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an adventurer’s playground and a leisure-seekers utopia and a foodie’s paradise. Feel the adrenaline as you take in the tight corners of the rolling hills on a Sunset Sidecar Tour, pay a visit to iconic Australian Zoo, ride horseback through Mooloolah Valley and hike through thriving rainforest where you’ll be met by cascading waterfalls. For a bit of slow-paced delight, join a rainforest yoga class, meander through Maleny Botanical Gardens or book a round of golf. Tantalise your tastebuds with a craft beer tour, gourmet picnic, cooking school and exclusive dairy tour.

Back at the resort, savour unusual, award-winning flavours at The Tamarind or treat yourself to a world-class revitalising session at Spa Anise.

“The details were superb, and the grounds of the retreat were wild and tranquil. The restaurant and cocktails were excellent!”

Matthew, 2019

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