Things to do - Spicers Tamarind Retreat

From exploring the lush rainforest that’s right outside your pavilion door, to discovering the extraordinary creativity on display in the charming local towns, to unwinding in Spa Anise, there are plenty of pleasures to fill your day at Spicers Tamarind Retreat.


Explore the natural wonders of the local area by mountain bike, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the magic of the rainforest or just relax with a picnic by stunning Gardners Falls. 

Spend some time wandering through the quaint local villages of Maleny and Montville, famous for their art and craft galleries, stop off at a local winery or explore the Glass House Mountains.

Sunshine Coast
Everyone loves the spectacular beaches and rolling surf of the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy the boutique shopping and fine dining in Noosa or a round of golf in the shadow of Mt Coolum.

Day Trips
Take a drive to Kenilworth to visit the winery and cheese factory, spend a day at the world famous Australia Zoo or call in to nearby Buderim Ginger Factory.


Maleny Golf

Enjoy your way of relaxing at the newly opened Maleny Golf Club, a community golf course in Maleny constructed and operating in a natural setting of native rainforest bounded by the Obi Obi Creek and extensive trails.

Cooking School

The Tamarind Cooking School offers the opportunity to learn the intricacies of a range of cuisines from expert chefs in a state of the art cooking school, overlooking inspirational gardens in the heart of a beautiful rainforest.

Long course cooking classes run for 4 hours from 11am to 3pm every Saturday at $165 per person, including apron, lunch and wine.

Short course demonstrations run for 2 hours from 6.00pm – 8.00pm once a month on Sunday from 10am or 2pm at $45 per person, including tastings.


Varsha Yoga

Enjoy a private, one hour yoga class with Varsha Yoga.

The class can be tailored to suit your individual needs and is suitable for any level of ability with a choice of meditation and relaxation, partner yoga, energetic vinyasa flow or a combination of your choice.

Classes can be early morning before breakfast, last afternoon or evening.

Please note bookings are subject to availability. Private sessions are for 1 – 4 people.

Spa Anise

Spa Anise Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Spa Anise Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Set in the refreshing surroundings of the lush, green rainforest, Spa Anise at Spicers Tamarind Retreat features double rooms for couples or friends, a mineralised spa, hydrotherapy treatments, a steam room and a tailored spa menu that includes luxurious Australian made Waterlily products.

  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Hot stone massage
  • Performance facial
  • Full body treatments