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Makepeace Island, Noosa

Designed for privacy and sensitivity developed in keeping with its unique coastal habitat, the secluded Makepeace Island property was completed in 2009 on a heart shaped island in the expansive Noosa River and Sir Richard Branson has in 2011 agreed to make the island and its facilities available for others to enjoy the tranquillity of what is a very special place for him - his Australian home.

Sir Richard Branson’s Makepeace Island

Makepeace Island has been sensitively developed over a number of years. All of the buildings were designed and constructed in Bali. They were then dismantled and shipped to Australia to be reassembled on the island. The furnishings, sculptures, antiques and lighting are one off original pieces acquired throughout Bali, Java and elsewhere in Indonesia.

Makepeace casts her spell from your first step upon her dock. You will easily succumb to the serenity and charms of this little slice of ‘Bali’ heaven. Makepeace is privately and exclusively yours to explore. Its 25acres contain enough to keep the most active entertained however, its seclusion does not mean isolation. Noosa’s famous beaches, restaurants, surf school, and fishing grounds are a few minutes up-stream by boat.

The island is alive, the lush tropical surrounds fit well with the warm sunshine and cool coastal breezes. The garden and indoor décor include giant sculptures, teak, granite and stone finishes, volcanic boulder bathtubs, ornamental lighting and antiquities and furniture commissioned and acquired in Bali, Java and elsewhere in Indonesia dots the entire resort.

Spoil Yourself
Make this Island Paradise YOUR exclusive ‘whole of island’

Makepeace Island Luxury Accommodation
Private 2 Bedroom Bures (3) - There are three separate, individually decorated villas discreetly positioned from the main house, each taking maximum advantage of their location. Each Bure has one shared bathroom with garden outlook, free standing spa bath and two separate bedrooms (king +2 king singles). A separate lounge room, stocked bar, tea and coffee making facilities, and a private deck with outdoor setting for eight guests. Air-conditioning, fans and heating units are in the living areas and bedrooms. Maximum 12 guests.

Bali House - located close to the main house the Bali House comprises 4 large bedrooms each with private ensuite bathroom facilities and a private deck overlooking the gardens or the bushland. Two of the bedrooms contain queen size beds and the other two rooms comprise twin king singles which are suitable for singles or can be zipped for a couple. Air-conditioning and heating units are located in each bedroom. Maximum 8 guests

The Boat House - is a small, self contained free standing studio villa overlooking the river offering a queen size bed. Maximum 2 guests

Maximum number of guests accommodated at Makepeace Island is twenty-two (22). Makepeace Island boasts eleven (11) stylish bedrooms ideal for family get togethers, corporate retreats or special events.

Number of bedrooms with private ensuite bathrooms is eight (8) as the Bures have one bathroom for 2 bedrooms. Maximum number of guests that can be accommodated with their own private bathroom is sixteen (16) on a queen or twin share basis.

Facilities of Makepeace Island - Noosa
A stylish bar and entertaining Wantilan which is a beautiful Balinese structure, open on all sides overlooking the large lagoon pool

A two storey raised relaxation Wantilan including large day beds, relaxer lounge chairs, Javanese acquired antiques and a full size Billiards table

A media room complete with a video, DVD, terrestrial channel access, and free access to local DVD suppliers.

A synthetic grass, flood lit tennis court including all necessary equipment

Large free flowing lagoon style swimming pool

Spa pool built to accommodate 15 guests

3 x Hobie Cats (sailing boat) and a small fishing tinnie

An outdoor cinema for those balmy nights under the stars

Several small discretely located individual outdoor Bures for day use

Makepeace Island launch is included for the purpose of hosting a ‘Lake’ dinner and/or cocktail soiree once during your stay

An office with internet, computers (the main living areas are WIFI enabled) and other business facilities

Makepeace Island boats for guest transfers and staff assisted movements

River fishing equipment and bait.

Activities on Makepeace Island - Noosa
Your booking has exclusive use of Makepeace Island and you are encouraged to relax, make full use of the fine facilities and enjoy a variety of single or group activities at your leisure.

1. The Lagoon Pool - the centre piece of the property is the 500,000 litre lagoon pool, complete with lap lane, dive spots and a 15 person spa…

2. Island Bar - The long House is home to Makepeace’s beautiful “Island Bar”

3. Games Room - The Long House also includes a games room, complete with billiards table.

4. Peaceful Views - The large 2 Storey Wantilan overlooks the river on 3 sides

5. The Wantilan - is the perfect place during the day to relax in a day bed with a good book and long cool drink, while at night it is the hub for indoor entertaining

6. Hobie Cat - For something more energetic, take out one of the Hobie Cats for a river sailing experience.

7. Canoeing and Kayaking - paddle around the island in a canoe or twin kayak for a short adventure

8. Fishing - grab a rod and bait from the boat house and cast a line off the dock

9. Watersports - Try your hand at wake-boarding or calm water skiing

10. Tennis - Enjoy a game any time on the flood-lit all weather tennis courts and be sure to stock the pavilion fridge beforehand.

11. Enjoy dinner and cocktails in a secluded area of the river or lakes aboard our Launch - affectionately known as the aircraft carrier.

12. Outdoor Cinema- tonight pull up a rug or lounge comfortably under the breathtaking southern stars in your own Outdoor Cinema…complete with popcorn of course!

13. Enjoy an island stroll, the island is 25 acres in total and a walk to the far south of the island is both tranquil and rewarding and there are many species of bird life to be discovered along the way.

14. Spa Services - the team caters for on island therapeutic or remedial massage in the Boat House, your room or a discreet island location. For additional health services we will deliver you to one of our favourite health centres and return you to the island at your leisure

Nearby Activities
Noosa beaches - head to the mainland for a picnic on the Noosa foreshore or a sunset stroll along the beaches.

Of course if you want to fish ‘outside’ we can organise a charter which will pickup you up at the island dock at a time to suit you.

Great Barrier Reef first island - Lady Elliot Island is less than an hour away by daily flight and can be arranged at your request, visit Fraser Island or go Humpback Whale Watching (Jul-Oct).

Championship Golf Courses - an abundance of year round quality courses are within easy reach - Noosa Springs and the Hyatt Coolum are closest.

Learn to Surf - Noosa has great beginner waves and we can arrange a private lesson

Rates Inclusions (both high and low season)
• Exclusive ‘all of Island’ use of Makepeace Island
• Daily servicing of the property
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily prepared by gourmet chef’s
• Fully hosted by professional managers
• Transfers from Noosa or Maroochydore Airports to Noosa Marina on arrival and departure
• River transfers between Makepeace Island and Noosa Marina, Lake Cooroibah, beaches or Noosa Heads
• Non alcoholic beverages
• 1 x launch ‘cruise’ dinner per minimum night stay
• Non-motorised activities (kayaks, canoes and Hobie cats)
• Water skiing and wakeboarding
• Island’s fishing tinny (client boat license required)

High Season - Minimum 7 night stay
17th December- 15th January each year plus Easter

Standard Season - Minimum 4 night stay
Nightly Rates are based on minimum 1-8 guests and additional per person charges apply for additional guests.

Booking Terms: Deposit: required within 7 days from booking date
Final Payment Due: 60 days prior to arrival
Bond: $5000 for 1-10 Guests
Bond $10,000 for 10+ guests

Makepeace Island Location
Makepeace Island - via Noosa Marina, Sunshine Coast. Queensland

Getting to Makepeace Island/Transfers
Makepeace Island is 35 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport or 10 minutes from Noosa Airport. Leave the Noosa harbour Marina by our launch and you leave the world behind. In less than 10 minutes step on to the dock of your own island paradise.

Transfers from either Maroochydore or Noosa airports are in either luxury executive coach or sedans to Noosa marina and return plus boat transfers to the island.

NOTE: Currently helicopter landings on the island are NOT possible.

Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa
Makepeace Island, Noosa

 

 


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