An island getaway for families or groups of 10-20 people.
Gindabara ('place of laughter' in Quandamooka dialect) is a quiet, one-acre hideaway on tranquil Coochiemudlo Island with elbow room and comfort.
Step away from the daily bustle and enjoy the sun, the beach, the forest walks, and the curlews - without the TV or WIFI. 

With comfortable sleeping quarters and generous shared spaces, Gindabara is the perfect place to unwind and connect with your extended family or a group of friends over several days. 

Regard Gindabara as an easy and welcoming base. Once settled in you may sample the delights of the island, soak up the tranquility of the grounds, get active with table tennis, or spend time chatting, cooking, eating, or playing games inside.

Gindabara is self-catered (although if you need help with the food we can suggest someone). There are no bottle shops or grocery stores on the island. So the idea is... book a barge over and bring everything with you -  except maybe the milk and ice.


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  • NO WiFi and NO TV

  • 6 undercover car parks

  • Nearby manager on call

  • Linen and towels provided

  • Well appointed main kitchen

  • Laundry facilities, dryer, ironing

  • Sun, beach and nature walks nearby

  • Kitchen. BIG, modern and well set up - tiled floor with gas stove, microwave, fridge and all the cutlery, crockery and cooking gear for 20+ people.

  • Hall (adjoining kitchen). Spacious, beautiful wooden floor, wooden dining table & chairs for 8, sofas, fireplace, books & games. 

  • Enclosed verandah (adjoining kitchen and hall) wooden deck with shadecloth all round, with 20 chairs and a long table. Overlooking the other cabins and grounds, this is perfect for a lazy summer lunch.

  • Games room (can also be used as a dormitory). A table tennis table takes pride of place; with a foosball game to one side. In the rack is other sporting gear - cricket, croquet, bowls, badminton; cards and board games; and various jigsaw puzzles. Around the edges are various sofas, chairs and another dining setting. Tucked behind is a laundry with two washing machines and a dryer. At the back, a shower and toilet mean the Games Room can be converted to a dormitory for up to 4 people if required.

  • Cottage. A small quaint 50's self-contained cottage at the front is perfect for a couple, and is the pick of the rooms on site.

  • Cabins. There are three identical cabins, each with two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and the other with two singles. Each cabin has a shower, toilet, screened patio, sink, fridge and toaster.​

  • Grounds. The buildings are at the top half of a long one-acre block; there is a grassy area between the buildings and a large semi-treed area down the back having a parkland feel. A firepit invites a cosy chat around the fire as dusk turns to night. Keep an eye out for the curlews behind the cabins and the kookaburras up above.

  • Other - two carport areas with parking for up to 6 vehicles; a covered BBQ area near the games room.



Gindabara is a as whole-venue hire.  You have sole use.  Rates are for group booking of 14 people extras can be accommodated.  We all allow camping. Price on application 

                          min   rate *     min

                         nights           spend

     Monday to Sunday      2    $850*     $1,700 

    School Holidays        3    $850*     $2,550  

   Christmas & Easter**    3    $995*     $2,985


*  for a group of 14 people. Extra $35 per person per night above 14 people.

** Christmas          Dec 22 check in - 28 check out $6965 for 14 people,$72pn 

                      Dec 29 - Jan 4 $6965 for 14 people or $72pn. pp pn

                      All other times between Dec 18 and Jan 31 $995 pn



How it works

  • Check us out, call if needed, and make a booking.

  • We invoice you for

    • a deposit of $400 (due immediately, non refundable)

    • balance due 48 days prior to arrival

    • a security bond of $400 payable 48 days prior to arrival

  • All payments by direct deposit to Gindabara BSB: 633000  ACCOUNT: 157745704

  • Once you leave, If all is well the security bond will be refunded within 7 days.

Booking a stay at Gindabara typically requires you to organise your group well in advance, which means that if you cancel at short notice it is difficult to find a replacement booking. With that in mind our cancellation charges are as below:

  • 4 weeks notice  -  50% 

  • 3 weeks notice  -   75%

  • 2 weeks notice  - 100%



Gindabara is a great place to kick back with friends - but not late into the night. We are a small island with a residential neighbourhood, so  - out of respect - please respect the following:

  • all loud music off by 10pm 

  • all quiet from midnight till 7am

For the sake of curlews and other wildlife we have a no pets policy,however small indoor pets may be considered. Please enquire.


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