AQUILA RETREAT IS The Ultimate luxury group accommodation - Sunshine Coast

Located just 8 minutes from Mooloolaba Beach* and 11 minutes from the Sunshine Coast airport, Aquila Retreat was built in 2001 and fast established itself as one of Buderim’s premier guest houses. The property has recently undergone extensive renovations to shine again as a magnificent, super central luxury accommodation for groups coming to the Sunshine Coast.

Situated privately on 9.5 acres on top of Buderim Mountain, the property boasts a rainforest crevice and bamboo forests, with stunning sweeping views to Moreton Island and the Glasshouse Mountains. Sleeping 30 people Aquila is ideal for retreats, family holidays, celebrations, reunions and relaxing weekends.

Aquila Retreat was the first property in Queensland to be awarded five green stars for its eco-friendly construction. Designed by an Indian architect who aligned the home to the sun, moon, stars and the meridians of the earth, using feng shui and geomancy** techniques. Aquila provides a non-toxic environment, uniquely attuned to the elemental forces of air, fire, water, earth and ether.  The home has been uniquely designed to protect its inhabitants from geopathic stress and to allow energy to flow evenly and promoting an extraordinary sense of health and well-being.

*Mooloolaba beach was voted Australia’s fourth-best beach and the Sunshine Coasts #1 beach, by Trip Advisor 2019.

**The art of placing or arranging buildings or other sites auspiciously.

THe name Aquila retreat

 The name Aquila is Latin for ‘eagle’.

Aquila Retreat was powerfully designed to align with the Aquila (eagle) constellation on the celestial equator. In Greco-Roman mythology, the eagle represents the bird that carried Zeus/Jupiter’s thunderbolts. In spiritual terms, the name Aquila holds great reverence. 

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Property features

Aquila Retreat is an interior designed, luxury home with a boho-luxe look and feel. Aquila boasts:

  • 9 expansive bedrooms with 9 ensuites – All rooms open to decks, patios or rainforest gardens
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning in all rooms and spaces
  • A safe is located in all 9 bedrooms
  • A hairdryer in each room
  • Huge cinematic 86 inch 217cm LG Super Smart Movie (ideal for plugins and use as a projector)
  • West Elm Crockery, Baccarat knives, blenders, yummy bakeware, a cold press juicer, a 6 slice commercial toaster and Thermomix
  • Luxe soft furnishings such as Bonnie and Neil cushions
  • iMac – for guest use
  • Multiple communal alfresco areas
  • Swimming pool and heated spa
  • Built-in pool lounge
  • Outdoor fire pits
  • Rainforest trails
  • Rainforest bar
  • Large billiard table
  • Parking for up to 30 plus vehicles
  • A Kasbah/Yoga Deck
  • Yoga Studio
  • Places to retreat, sit and walk in nature
  • A small jetty on the large lily pad dam
  • 2 dams, a waterfall and a stream
  • A level clearing for marquees 
  • A private helicopter landing (for guest use by arrangement on the owners neighbouring property)

floor & BEDDING plan

Aquila sleeps 30 people by arrangement. Please discuss your desired bedding configuration with your host.

site plan

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Film stars Bec Hewitt and award winning actress Tracey Mann discuss what a great nights sleep they had last night at Aquila Retreat 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The cast and crew of brand new drama series @timeandplaceseries spent the day filming at neighbouring property @malumbaestate (also for private hire) then it was back to Aquila for dinner, drinks and total relaxation after an epic day on set.🤩📽🎬🎥 Congratulations to local director Tam Sainsbury on this incredible series. 👏 Huge thanks to @delifishbuderim and @aimeeprovence for the delicious catering. #brandnewbeds #luxurybedding #goodenoughforroyalty #filmstarready #Buderimdreaming #starsonretreat



#Exciting Aquila’s outdoor summer, BBQ, pool and rainforest kitchen is being completed today ! Bar Chillers, Commercial Ice Maker, Gas Cooking, Beautiful Stone tops and our new MEGA size Tucker BBQ (Pictures soon) Great job team ! 🤩 We can’t wait for guests to enjoy Aquila’s incredible alfresco spaces - even more ! Thank you Your Space Design now KL Designs Rosemount 🙌🏻💚



Yoga is just one activity that can be arranged for you and your group during your stay at Aquila. Here are some other ideas: Surfing, flower crowning, massage, talking circles, high teas, feasting, reading, listening to music, sound healing, walks in nature, cooking classes, food tours, chi gong, fitness, vision boarding, team building, art, bird watching, breath work, board games, stress coaching and gardening. ⠀ ⠀ We've got the ultimate space and the contacts for you to design the ultimate mid week or weekend escape with you and your friends. ⠀ ⠀ Mid week rates available. ⠀ ⠀ #girlsweekend #boysweekend #birthdayweekend #weddingretreat #thebridestree #weekendaway #yoga #yogapose #corporateretreat #executivewellness #weddingaccommodation #wedding #accommodation #aquilaretreat #mooloolabaweddings #buderim #airbnb #Retreat #events #sunshinecoastaccommodation #holiday #sunshinecoastholiday #sunshinecoastairbnb #buderimairbnb



21 Box Street Buderim QLD 4556