About Amytis Gardens
Amytis Gardens is a family run business. The 16 acres has been in the family for over 40 years, starting as a small homestead and farm.
Our mountain chalet style accommodation all include sunken spa baths, balconies with bush views, king beds and crackling fireplaces to complete the feeling of escape and sanctuary. The design of the accommodation is reminiscent of the cottages of Southern France, and incorporates stunning hand painted glass panels imported from South America. A touch of Europe right here on the Sunshine Coast. Read more about our accommodation here.
Our gorgeous and unique Sunshine Coast rainforest setting also features our exclusive day spa, where you can come and enjoy some essential relaxation and pampering. Imagine indulging in a few hours, or even a full day of massage, face and body spa therapies, or buy someone a gift voucher for them to enjoy some quality day spa pampering. Read more about our day spa here.
About our unique name.
The name ‘Amytis Garden’s is derived from one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
In 1605 BC Nebuchadnezzar became king of Babylon. He was the most successful warrior king ever. The only people Nebuchadnezzar did not try to conquer were the Medes. They lived in the wild mountain country far to Babylon’s north. Instead of fighting, Nebuchadnezzar won the Medes over by marrying their princess, Amytis, and made friendly alliance between the two nations. Amytis had never lived anywhere besides the mountains, and she was used to them, but Babylonia was flat. She watched Nebuchadnezzar’s men building walls, temples, and city gates, and she longed for the mountains. Nebuchadnezzar ordered his men to build the Hanging Gardens to remind Amytis of her home.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were shared with the people of the time and it was thought that the garden had healing effects of those who visited. Amytis Gardens, also set on a mountain, hopes to re-create the feeling of calm.
We look forward to hosting you soon!
Shirley & Joe Bonser
Amytis Gardens Retreat and Spa