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Noosa North Shore, Noosa, Queensland 4565 Australia
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#68 of 161 Speciality lodging in Noosa
Welcome to Makepeace Island. The Australian home of Sir Richard Branson and a sanctuary of seclusion upstream from world renowned Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Luxuriously accommodating up to 22 castaways, Makepeace offers a unique fusion of luxury, nature and authentic Balinese design creating an idyllic place to escape and unwind. You will be pampered in the privacy of your own exclusive island retreat and you will be rejuvenated in a haven of peace, tranquility and serenity.
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Noosa North Shore, Noosa, Queensland 4565 Australia
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Beck wrote a review Oct 2020
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions3 helpful votes
We have just returned from 4 glorious days on Makepeace Island, and if someone held a gun to my head and forced me to choose my favourite part..... I couldn’t. Everything was absolutely PERFECT! The Villas, the service, the food, cleanliness, thoughtfulness, and a complete respect for the surrounding environment and eco-system - all of it was just perfect. Our rooms were stunning and catered for everything - the lack of televisions was actually such a blessing! Time was able to stand still, and after such a horrible year, the mental health break was so beneficial. Zeb, the Island’s Super Chef, is a magician. His passion and knowledge was on every plate, but he was also happy to cater for our very fussy 10 year old, which meant the world to us. An absolute legend and an asset to the Island. To beautiful Celine, Maxine, Laura and everyone who bent over backwards for us - we honestly cannot thank you enough. Even “Crazy Paul”, the boat driver who took the kids out tubing on the river..... you created memories they’ll never, ever forget. We miss you all so much! ❤️ You will not regret experiencing Makepeace Island in any way you can. It’s an incredibly special place, filled with incredibly special people. Thank you. We hope to be back again one day. x
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
RonWamberal wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney, Australia13239 contributions2647 helpful votes
Like so many others, only experience is a curiosity visit with a food event. Had always believed it was something special, most luxurious "island" in the world. Again like others, left disappointed. Not sure how I'd feel if I stayed here but from what I saw definitely not 5 stars and certainly not worth the money charged for a stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Evelynne G wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia888 contributions333 helpful votes
The main area is a nice Balinese in style and the staff are very pleasant and helpful What a shock when we got to our room. No TV no Radio no bedside tables , no chair and no room to move just depressing dark brown walls. How they could even compare to a 5 star is beyond me unless it is because of the names associated with the ownership. I can’t begin to imagine the cost of the place that at a real stretch could only barely reach 4 stars .Hanging rails for clothes too high up for most to reach but with about 12 cms of rail in two places you can’t fit much. There is a fridge and tea making facilities. The bed is quite soft and was slightly dipped so not good for a sore back. No feather pillows but I did organize some slightly softer ones instead of the very hard ones on the bed when we arrived.There are stairs everywhere so beware. Our room had a balcony & was at the boat ramp but was very noisy. If we we surprised the others had to share a bathroom & toilet. As well as that as they were near the main area they said it was very noisy The swimming pool was nice but the entire place had a tennis court a few rather old gym equipment pieces and nowhere to go for a walk. No paths where you could stroll or have a nice long walk around the island
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from makepeaceislandgm, General Manager at Makepeace Island
Responded 23 Oct 2019
Good Evening Evelynne, Thank you for your review. It was such a delight to welcome your friends to the island recently. I am disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy our Boat House Villa that was selected for you by your event coordinators so that you did not have to share a villa and could enjoy the privacy that the villa allows, overlooking the Noosa River. Makepeace Island is a retreat for guests to escape the noise of the world, and therefore we do not have televisions. It is a peaceful island, so the only noise that is created is from your friends and family that are enjoying all that the island has to offer. We are on 25 acres here and the majority of the island is natural floral and fauna as required by council. The island does include a short walk to help stretch the legs and you can spot many native birds and wildlife. Perhaps we could of arranged to take you to Noosa to explore the stunning National Park had you requested this during your stay and spoken to me personally. Again, I am incredibly disappointed to hear that you feel that the island did no live up to your expectations and meet your personal preferences. I will take your feedback on board and use it to better our offering for our valued guests in future. All the very best and thank you for your time. Regards, Bobbie Murphy General Manager
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Niftys wrote a review May 2019
Brisbane, Australia203 contributions48 helpful votes
We were fortune to attend Makepeace Is as part of the Noosa Food & Wine festival. It was a fantastic experience. The island is beautiful and of course guests want for nothing. The food was magnificent and the variety of adult beverages was ample. It is probably out of our price range to stay on Makepeace Island but the day trip was an eye opener!! The staff were very friendly, helpful, obliging and professional.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from MakepeaceIsland, Public Relations Manager at Makepeace Island
Responded 19 May 2019
Thank you for attending Makepeace Republic. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again next year!
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ESully1912 wrote a review Jan 2018
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
I stayed at beautiful Makepeace Island in December 2017 and everything was amazing, particularly the food. The staff are friendly and take care of everything. You could not ask for better. I highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Makepeace Island
Which popular attractions are close to Makepeace Island?
Nearby attractions include NOOSA2FRASER 4WD BEACH HIRE (6.8 km), Noosa National Park (6.2 km), and Noosa River (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Makepeace Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Makepeace Island?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Makepeace Island?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Makepeace Island?
Yes, a parking garage is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Makepeace Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Riverside By The Good Place, Noosa Cruiser Restaurant and Bar, and Little Humid Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Makepeace Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Makepeace Island have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Makepeace Island offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Makepeace Island?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Everglades (13.3 km).