While you are a guest at Bellbunya, you may wish to take advantage of the extra services that are available.
Yoga lessons are available to individuals or groups at 7 am each morning with Gavin and Kaori.
Aikido instruction is available on request for groups of 6 or more with Gavin, an instructor from the International Senshusei tradition.
You are invited to experience Thai Massage with Kaori, a soothing energy massage with Rose, or Ayurvedic Massage with Peggy.
Healing sound sessions. With unique instruments of alchemy, samjjana offers profoundly soothing, soul nourishing music for inner peace and the harmonious awakening of humanity. Uplifting and captivating, it immerses listeners in the blissful awareness, stillness and tranquility of Self.
A disciple of Sri Chin Moy for 16 years, Sahayak offers guidance in meditation practices from dawn daily.
Learning & Personal Development
Facilitation / Mediation / Communication
Bring deeper connection into your relationships and develop your communication skills with Carsten’s life coaching and Compassionate Communication www.joyoflifeconnection.info. You can also book a private session to get communication advice or facilitation of that very important and difficult communication you really want to work out well.
Community founders Karyn and Chris have long histories in community and organisational development. Learn about how to start an ecovillage or intentional community.
Use ancient Indian wisdom to cook food that tastes great and is medicine for your body, mind and spirit. Learn with Peggy, our onsite Ayurvedic practitioner.
Eumundi Markets & Noosa National Park
Visit the famous Eumundi Markets on Saturday or Wednesday mornings. Meet local artists and discover local creations.
Noosa National Park
Spot a koala (you’d be lucky though) and go for a swim in the beautiful waters of Noosa. Visit famous Hastings Street.
If you’re looking for that special gift, Petra is our local artist. “I love to see my ceramics being used, rather than placed on a shelf just to be looked at. If you feel the need to pick up my creation, I’ve achieved my purpose”. www.petrameinking.com
Around The Area – Details
10 minutes drive from Bellbunya, Eumundi is a beautiful, historic town with cafes, restaurants, art galleries, a chocolate factory and interesting shops. Visit the famous Eumundi Markets on Saturday or Wednesday mornings for local arts and crafts, live music, street theatre, a plethora of international food, creative fashion. Free entry to the Eumundi Museum. Have a coffee and browse the wide range of new and fascinating used books at Berkelouw Books. The Australian Body Art Carnivale in May is Australia’s premier body art event, attracting artists and spectators from across Australia and overseas. Visit the Eumundi Food Fest for fabulous food in August each year.
Kenilworth: 15 minutes drive west of Bellbunya. Picturesque old country town, well known for the Kenilworth Cheese Factory (take a tour and sample their dairy delights) and jumping off point for the spectacular Conondale National Park for picnics, camping, swimming and the Conondale Range Great Walk (a four day wilderness walk). Visit the Kenilworth Celebrates festival in September for art, music, street entertainment and markets or the Kenilworth Cheese Wine and Food Fest over Easter.
Visit the Yandina Street Fair in August (Sunday 19 August 2012), about 20 minutes drive south east of Bellbunya. Yandina is also the home of the Blue House at the Yandina Community Gardens, where regular Saturdays talks are held on topics as varied as edible weeds and sustainable houses. Visit the Majestic Theatre (one of the few pre World War Two theatres still in operation) in Pomona, about 20 minutes north of Bellbunya.
Other Sunshine Coast Events: Take a look at all the events coming up – an endless range and variety.
Other small towns worth visiting include: Montville (a 40 minute drive) for boutique shops and cafes, European village character and magnificent views, Maleny (a 45 minute drive) for similarly stunning views, alternative lifestyles and interesting cafes, and Crystal Waters Permaculture Village (a 45 minute drive) for the markets and music events and festivals.Bellbunya sits on the edge of the beautiful Mary Valley, a great region for outdoor lovers. Ride the historic Valley Rattler steam train, visit some of the beautiful rural towns or national parks, or participate in a festival or other coming event
Other Sunshine Coast markets:There are numerous weekend and some weekday markets in nearly all the surrounding towns, including Cooroy, Nambour, Pomona, The Big Pineapple, Yandina, Mudjimba, Coolum, Mapleton, Kenilworth, Buderim, Noosa, Maroochydore, Cottontree, and Peregian. A majority of them sell fresh and tasty local produce, along with a variety of other items that ranges from apparel, novelties, handcrafts, foodstuffs and bric-a-brac.
The Sunshine Coast beaches: A 30 to 40 minute drive will get you to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including Noosa Heads, Marcoola, Peregian, Marcoola, Maroochydore and more. Learn to surf at Noosa, have a picnic, relax, swim, or eat and go shopping.
Noosa: 30 minutes drive to some of Australia’s most superb beaches and national parks. This is a getaway spot of the rich and famous. Swim or learn to surf, spot a koala in the national park, stroll down Hastings Street with its exclusive designer shops, or eat in one the fine restaurants.
National parks and forest reserves abound, suitable for picnics, swimming, wildlife spotting, bushwalks, camping and multi day hikes. They showcase stunning coastal scenery, rainforests, mountain views and much more. Bellbunya is within easy reach (15 to 40 minutes drive) of some of the best 4-5 day walks in Queensland, including the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, the Conondale Range Great Walk, and the Cooloola Great Walk. Also, download the guide to Walking Tracks on the Sunshine Coast. Download the Mountainbike tracks guide. Download the horse-riding trails guide