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Spicers Tamarind

Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD

Upcoming retreat dates

23rd-26th May, 2024
Sold Out

The retreat

As soon as you step foot into this private and peaceful oasis you will feel enveloped in the rich sensory experience that is this amazing property. While all Whole Hearted Medicine retreats focus heavily on guiding you towards mindful and sustainable self care in the busy world of medicine, this particular retreat does this with an emphasis on providing you a gateway to stillness that feels far removed from the rest of the world.

Educational talks are held outside on the rolling green lawns where possible with a hidden boardwalk and secluded paths down to spectacular Gardners Falls, you have no shortage of beautiful outdoor spaces in which to settle in. Luxurious massages, peaceful meditation classes and, tantalizing asian inspired meals in the stunning Sala room overlooking the tree tops are also all included in the timetable to help you to slow down and tune into what your body and mind need.

The location

Nestled in the cool, leafy mountains of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Spicers Tamarind Retreat is a welcome sanctuary of relaxation and reinvigoration. A soothing Asian ambiance permeates throughout the stunning grounds, beautiful rooms and main guest house, whilst an imaginative restaurant forms the centrepiece of this magnificent retreat.
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by cool garden ponds, trickling fountains, wooden boardwalks and drooping palms that encircle the guest lounge pavilion and dining areas. Colourful lilies as a burst of colour, comfortable wicker chairs provide a place to enjoy a refreshment, while inviting walkways peel off into the rainforest, tempting you to savour a quiet moment surrounded by nature.

The secluded 22 rooms spread across 14 private villas are your own personal oasis: here you’ll be immersed in endless luxuries that provide the perfect antidote to busy lives. Throughout you’ll find luxury linens, deep garden view bathtubs, sun drenched day beds and open fireplaces, whilst in the two person Falls Villas, you’ll also discover Japanese style cedar hot tubs.

Upcoming retreat dates

23rd-26th May, 2024
Sold Out


4 Days / 3 Night Accommodation at the gorgeous Spicers Tamarind Retreat

  • King or twin room with bespoke designs (see accommodation for full inclusions)

  • All Meals (breakfast, morning tea, lunch & dinner)

  • Expertly curated and delivered, CPD approved educational program (*see below)

  • Comprehensive and nurturing workbook to help guide your learning

  • Gorgeous luxury gift bag featuring sumptuous gifts from women-led small businesses

  • Meditation master classes

  • Guided yoga nidra relaxation

  • Relaxing massage treatment

  • Beautiful private boardwalk and restful, manicured grounds

  • Yoga asana

  • Stunning waterfall, private swimming hole and pool

  • Exclusive lifetime access to closed, supportive online community

​Accomodation details

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland is a unique microclimate above the hustle and bustle of the south eastern QLD coastline. Spicers Tamarind retreat perfectly encompasses all that this stunning region has to offer, from beautiful Gardner’s Falls that sits just bordering the property to the tranquil boardwalk through the lush foliage, there is plenty to see and enjoy during your stay. Each villa subtly fits into the beautifully manicured surroundings with an open plan sitting area, kitchenette and sun drenched deck to ensure you feel as close to nature as possible while still being able to enjoy the creature comforts of a boutique hotel offering.

Accommodation options include:

2 bedroom villa with private living area, kitchenette + king sized day bed on deck

  • Single, ensuite room with cocoon or spa bath ($6950 +gst per person)
  • Twin share, ensuite room ($4950 +gst per person)

1 bedroom villa with living area, kitchenette + private hot tub on your deck

  • Twin share, ensuite room ($5450 +gst per person)

All villas have their own kitchenette including a bar fridge complete with tea and coffee making facilities with each villa having spacious living areas (with TV), hair dryers, air conditioning and some villas having their own fireplace.

Complimentary  Wi-Fi is available in all rooms.

Getting there

Conveniently located just 70 minutes from Brisbane Airport and 40 minutes from the Sunshine Coast airport, this is a retreat that simply must be experienced.

Self driving is recommended and free on-site parking is available for guests or you can arrange private transfer to the venue.


Spicers Tamarind Retreat

88 Obi lane south

Maleny 4552, Queensland Australia


    3:00pm    Arrive & check in
    3:30pm    Welcome 
    4:00pm    Introduction to the Whole Hearted Doctor- Self Compassion, Self Awareness & Self Care
    4:30pm    Educational talks: Burn Out & Behaviour Change Psychology- Making healthy habits stick.
    6:30pm    Dinner
    8:00pm    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    7:00am    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    8:00am   Breakfast
    9:00am   Educational talks: Self Compassion
    11:00am   Morning tea
    11:15am    Educational talks: Imposter Syndrome & Compassionate Self Reflection
    1:15pm      Lunch
    2:00pm    Free time
    6:30pm    Dinner
    8:00pm    Guided yoga nidra
    7:00am    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    8:00am    Breakfast
    9:00am    Educational talks: Understanding Yourself & Your Values & Reducing Reactivity
    11:00am   Morning tea
    11:15am    Educational talks: Compassionate Boundaries & Effective Communication Skills
    1:15pm      Lunch
    2:00pm    Free time
    6:30pm    Dinner
    7:30pm    Screening of My Year of Living Mindfully
    7:00am    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    8:00am    Breakfast
    9:00am    Educational talks: Mindfulness in Medicine & Simple Stress Reduction Practices
    11:00am   Morning tea
    11:15am    Educational talks: Personal Wellbeing & Self Care
    1:15pm      Lunch
    2:00pm  Conclusion
* Please note, timetable may be subject to minor changes at our discretion.

Book with confidence

We support you in the following ways if you need to make changes after booking one of our retreats:
  • 90 days or more from start of retreat: we are happy to transfer your booking to another available retreat (with any difference in price paid by you or refunded by us).
  • Outside of this policy:
    • We maintain cancellation lists for all sold out retreats and where possible will do our best to share your place with those on the waitlist. If we are able to replace your booking then you will be entitled to a refund minus $200 administration fee.
  • We strongly encourage you to take out travel insurance in case of injury, illness (including COVID-19) or cancellation by you. Unfortunately we cannot refund you for these occurrences outside of our Book with Confidence guarantee. Please make sure you have read our Terms and Conditions before purchase.

  • We strongly encourage you to take out travel insurance for your trip to cover you in the event of contracting COVID-19 prior to travel and not being able to attend the retreat.
  • If the retreat is unable to be held due to COVID related restrictions or border closures, the retreat date will be postponed and all bookings will automatically transfer to the new date. If you are unable to attend the new date, please get in touch for alternative dates and options.

Payment information

All prices listed are plus GST.
Many doctors attending our retreats have successfully used their CME/CPD allowance to pay for these. If you require a payment plan or retreat invoice for CME purposes, please get in touch with us via the contact page to discuss.

  • We suggest you take out travel insurance in case of injury, illness or cancellation by you. Unfortunately we cannot refund you for these occurrences outside of our Book with Confidence guarantee (above). Please make sure you have read our Terms and Conditions before purchase.