Retreat and Lodges

Gindabara (‘place of laughter’ in Quandamooka dialect) is a quiet one-acre hideaway on tranquil Coochiemudlo island with elbow room and comfort. Step away from the daily bustle and enjoy the sun, the beach, the forest walks, and the curlews – without the television or Wifi.

With comfortable sleeping quarters and generous shared spaces, Gindabara is the perfect place to unwind and connect with your extended family or a group of friends over several days. There are six separate buildings: four cottages, living room hall, community kitchen and games hall.

It is also the ideal location for seminars, workshops and team building exercises. Gindabara has also been hosting small inexpensive weddings with that simple family touch.

Regard Gindabara as an easy and welcoming base. Once settled in you may sample the delights of the island, soak up the tranquility of the grounds, get active with table tennis, or spend time chatting, cooking, eating, or playing games inside. You can also engage in other activities on the island.

Gindabara is self-catered (although if you need help with the food, your hosts can suggest someone). There are no bottle shops or grocery stores on the island.


24 Hour Reception Barbeque Camp Kitchen Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Communal Kitchen Communal Lounge Conference/Function Facilities Disabled access available Family Family Friendly Games or recreation room Gas Golf Course Laundry Non Smoking Not Available Open Fireplace Outdoor Dining Area Outdoor Furniture Paid Wifi Parents Room Playground Radio/Stereo Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Tennis Court Wheelchair access


indicativePrices From $55 to $2000

Gindabara sleeps 14 – 20 people. Average price AUD55 per person per night for a minimum of 14 people. Camping can be accommodated.

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