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After receiving four prestigious tourism
awards over the last few months, the Narrows
Escape, nestled in the Sunshine Coast
Hinterland can truly tout their reputation as an ultimate
R&R experience with critics and holidaymakers alike.
e awards, recognised on a national and international
level, include: Winner of the Sunshine Coast Business
in Excellence for Tourism, a Finalist in the ueensland
Tourism Awards (Hosted Accommodation Category),
prestigious HMAA Award (4.5 Star Hosted
Accommodation Category) and a 5/5 Certi cate of
Excellence award from Trip Advisor.
Husband and wife team Mark and Joanne Skinner
bought the place four years ago and have since
gone from strength to strength providing quality
accomodation for discerning travellers.
"I think our commitment shows, and, when you
combine that with this magni cent natural paradise,
you have a truly memorable tourism experience, our
aim is to have our guests wanting to return again and
again," said Joanne.
"It's a labour of love, an experience we take
seriously and are excited to receive so much
recognition from accredited bodies, as well as the
clients themselves," said Mark, " e awards are also a
win for the whole hinterland."
Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat is a boutique
four and a half star rated, eco accredited luxury resort
at Montville in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
Hosts Joanne and Mark Skinner developed the
six fully self-contained cottages set in two acres of
pristine rainforest in the Blackall Ranges.
e facility is designed as a couples' retreat, for
people seeking the seclusion and tranquillity of
nature in sensitive environmental surrounds.
Each cottage has a separate ueen-size bedroom,
ensuite, open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen.
e ensuites feature spa baths set in red cedar and
In winter the log res cosy up the cottages and the
air conditioning is rarely needed in the coolness of
the summer rainforest.
e decks, overlooking a tranquil natural brook,
are furnished with lazy hammocks and gas barbeques
for alfresco meals.
e saltwater swimming pool with waterfall is set
in a private garden away from the cottages. Nearby
a thatched lawn pavilion stands which invites guests
to while away some time reading, sipping a glass of
wine or just taking in the beauty of the bush in total
Inclusions in the packages for couples are breakfast
hampers, fresh croissants, welcome platters, port and
chocolate. Gourmet dinners are available to enjoy in
the guests own cottage or bookings can be made
at the many dining options in the Sunshine Coast
Joanne and Mark have also collaborated with
other Sunshine Coast tourism operators to create
some unique experiences into packages, with airport
transfers available from either Brisbane or Sunshine
Unwind on the sunshine coast hinterland...
Fraser Island and Rainforest Lovers Package
Enjoy the wonders of World Heritage listed Fraser
Island as well as the indulgence of the eco retreat
set in the rainforest.
• 3 nights in a secluded cottage at Narrows Escape
• Scenic fight to Fraser Island
• 4WD Fraser Island
• Limousine transfers
• Barbeque dinner in rainforest setting
• Massages for two
• Step on/step off rainforest walk (with transport)
• All meals included
For more info on this and other packages visit
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