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4.8 out of 5

"The rooms were beautifully appointed. The spa bath was amazing and the bed was really comfortable. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 31 Dec 2019

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Deluxe Tree House

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Tamborine Mountain awaits you at Pethers Rainforest Retreat. Within a 20-minute stroll, you'll find Tamborine National Park Joalah Section and Tamborine National Park Knoll Section. Highlights at this boutique hotel include a full-service spa, a restaurant, and free continental breakfast.

TVs with DVD players are featured in all 10 rooms, and you can enjoy furnished balconies, living rooms, and separate bathtubs and showers. Kitchens and room service make dining in an option. You'll find nice touches like jetted tubs and premium bedding to enhance your stay. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers are also available.

A day of pampering at Pethers can include hot stone massages and facials. The restaurant, Pethers Rainforest, serves Modern European cuisine and is open for dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Business travelers can take advantage of a meeting room and a business center. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a spa tub, and a snack bar/deli. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Within a 30-minute drive of this 5-star North Tamborine hotel, attractions include Warner Bros. Movie World and Glow Worm Caves.

Pethers Rainforest Retreat ratings based on 149 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Pethers Rainforest Retreat

Everyone (25) Couples (124)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2020

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5 out of 5
The rooms were beautifully appointed. The spa bath was amazing and the bed was really comfortable.

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Jan. 2020 by Shona Philps, General Manager

Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind review!

5 out of 5
Really beautiful, clean, well furnished cabin. Gas fireplace was very romantic and practical. Along with the reverse cycle air-con, we were never bothered by the cool August climate outside. King sized bed and linen were very comfortable. We slept well! Spa bath worked well and we never ran short of hot water. All in all a very quiet, private and romantic adventure. Only stayed 2 nights and didn't want to leave! Highly recommend! AAA+++

Posted by , from Brisbane on 9 Aug. 2019

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21 Aug. 2019 by Shona P

Dear Rick&Vanessa, Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so pleased you were able to spend some well deserved time together and can't wait to have you both back with us! Warm regards, Shona Philps General Manager

5 out of 5
We had a lovely stay here. It is very private and quiet and the rooms are amazing! Such beautiful views and a great place to relax! All the staff we interacted with were really lovely and made us feel very welcome. Will definitely recommend to others.

Posted by on 30 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Jun. 2019 by Shona P

Thank you kindly for your lovely review! I am delighted to hear you were able to rest and rejuvenate and we very much look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Shona Philps General Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Apr. 2019 by Shona P - General Manager

Thank you for staying at Pethers Rainforest Retreat!

5 out of 5
Bliss!! A peaceful, tranquil and relaxing escape from the business of the world. The sounds of nature are all you hear. Wish we could have stayed longer!

Posted by , from Toowoomba, au on 1 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Jan. 2019 by Shona - General Manager

Thank you A&J! What a great review for the team to read and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

5 out of 5
Spacious, well appointed room. Private setting. Friendly staff. Beautiful restaurant.

Posted by on 27 Aug. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Aug. 2018 by Shona - General Manager

Thank you Dave! We enjoyed having you to stay and hope we can welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Shona

3 out of 5

Relaxing retreat to switch off from busy lives

It's a retreat not a resort! That's the first thing to understand. What that means is if you stay Monday through to Wednesday (as we did) the retreat's restaurant is not open for dinner. Your room is equipped with a small refrigerator, toaster, jug, glasses, mugs, some cutlery and plates, coffee/tea but no microwave or stove-top. A free sparkling wine and small chocolate bar does not answer the call of dinner. To access dining facilities one has to venture into the main street by car as the retreat is located down a gravel road and dark at night. On those nights only one or two restaurants in the village are open. We tried two over that time - the Belvedere (Italian) could not be recommended for its food or service. Also, despite what it states on its menu, it is not licensed. Clancy's Irish Bar provided good service and hearty meals one night. Back to Pethers - expect wildlife noises at night, possums running across the roof, bullfrogs croaking, etc etc. Remember it's a rainforest retreat. Also, there are no shades, curtains or blinds on the floor to ceiling windows - you look out into a man-made rainforest scene. Beautiful but expect to get up with the sun! There is no Wi-fi available in the room. Wi-fi can be accessed in the Main Lodge but the Lodge shuts at 5pm (earlier on Monday-Wednesday if there are few guests). Overall, it's business model is about what it doesn't offer - no dinner, no wi-fi, no common area after 5pm, no blinds, no interaction. Relax!

Posted by , from Sydney on 21 Mar. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 May 2018 by Shona - General Manager

Thank you for your thoughtful and considered review Anna.

5 out of 5

10/10 serenity

The room is amazing, the service amazing, this place could get twice the amount per night. Its a hidden Gem

Posted by , from Gold Coast on 28 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Jan. 2018 by Shona - General Manager

We are so fortunate to have guests as lovely as you Jess. I really enjoyed meeting you and hope we can have you to stay again soon! Warm regards, Shona

5 out of 5

If your looking for tranquility this is the place

Pros: Just so peaceful & private
Cons: Nothing
Location: Great local restaurants, with home grown produce, beautiful scenery, great places to visit like the rainforest walk across the top of the rainforest.
Took my darling here for a romantic weekend away & would have to say it was the best decision I made to stay here. If your looking for a romantic weekend away, then look no further than Pethers. Absolute beauty, serenity, privacy, & affordability.

Posted by , from Gold Coast on 29 Sep. 2017

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Property Features

Pethers Rainforest Retreat offers its guests a full-service spa and a spa tub. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. Spa services, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury Pethers Rainforest Retreat. Free self parking is available. For a fee, the property may offer extended parking privileges after check-out. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Tamborine Mountain hotel.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Brisbane, QLD Airport (BNE) (82.5 km / 51.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Pethers Rainforest Retreat offers 10 accommodations with DVD players and complimentary newspapers. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 5-star hotel have kitchens with refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with jetted bathtubs and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Living room
  • Jetted tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Pethers Rainforest - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required.

Room Service - Onsite café. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a spa tub.

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM.
Guests arriving after 5 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 95.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staffed front desk
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 95.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
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