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Makepeace Island

Makepeace is your private island sanctuary within minutes of Noosa or 20 minutes’ drive from Sunshine Coast Airport. It combines modern contemporary living with traditional tropical island design, creating a tranquil environment that is in complete harmony with nature.

The Australian home is owned (and used) by Sir Richard Branson and Brett Godfrey, it has been created to accommodate up to 22 castaways in luxurious seclusion, with all the attractions of the Sunshine Coast just a short boat-ride away.

After alighting at the heart-shaped island’s private dock, you’ll be shown to your villa (one of only three), Island house or The Boathouse.
The island’s 25 acres are mostly bushland, the perfect place to stroll and discover many species of birdlife, or perhaps take out the island “tinnie” and try a spot of river fishing. You’ll also find plenty of resort attractions/equipment including: tennis, kayaks, cooking classes, paddle boards, outdoor cinema and media room.
Noosa’s famous beaches, restaurants, surf school and fishing grounds are just a few minutes upstream. The Great Barrier Reef is less than an hour away by charter flight.
All the Makepeace buildings were designed and constructed in Bali before being shipped to Australia. The furnishings, sculptures, antiques and lighting are bespoke pieces acquired throughout Indonesia.

Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is north of Brisbane, known for its glorious beaches, hilly green hinterland and relaxed coastal towns. Coastal activities occupy most visitors, especially, surfing and fishing (for which the region is celebrated); the southern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef is only an hour away by seaplane.

Nearest major city/town
City – Brisbane
Town – Noosa

Air access
Scheduled or jet flight into Sunshine Coast Airport or Noosa Airport.

Road access
Vehicle transfer from Sunshine Coast Airport is 35 minutes or 10 minutes from Noosa Airport to the property. It is 1¾ hours transfer from Brisbane to Makepeace Island.

The Island’s facilities and activities include:

  • 500,000 litre Lagoon pool and a 15-person spa
  • Relax with a drink by the pool, in the Lounge or at the Long bar
  • Tennis, gymnasium, walking trails, billiards, outdoor chess, Northshore bush walks
  • Sunset Cruise, kayaks, paddle boards, river fishing
  • Take a picnic on the north shore, or on one of Noosa’s stunning beaches
  • Stroll the island’s 25 acres, home to many species of birds

For additional cost, guests can:

  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef around Lady Elliot Island, just one hour away by aircraft; divers can also explore the wreck of The Severance.
  • Game fishing
  • Explore Noosa with its cafes, boutique shops, beaches and national park
  • 4WD along the beach to K’gari Island (formerly Fraser Island) or Tin Can Bay
  • Play golf on championship golf courses
  • Do a helicopter tour of the region
  • Join the renowned Asian cooking school, Spirit House
  • Learn to surf
  • Indulge in the island’s spa services
  • Movie nights under the breathtaking southern sky complete with popcorn and cozy lounges

General Information

The Island comprises a total of 11 bedrooms and each room and villa has been designed for privacy, comfort and relaxation.

Room / Accommodation options

Private Villa’s

Makepeace Island features 3 luxurious villas offering seclusion and privacy to guests – linked to the main entertaining areas by wooden boardwalks. The villa’s master bedroom opens to a large outdoor deck with breathtaking garden or water views. Each features a spacious bathroom, with a stunning carved volcanic boulder bath, a second twin / king bedroom and a large dressing room. The spectacular entry foyer of each villa features a waterfall and fishpond.

The Bali House

The Island House is a 4-bedroomed wing attached to the main entertaining area. Each room features hand carved Balinese furnishing, ensuite and private deck providing a relaxed, barefoot luxury feel. Bedrooms can be either king or twin beds.

The Boat House

The Boathouse is positioned right on the river with uninterrupted views of the Northshore. This gorgeous first floor bedroom with ensuite has a waterfront balcony to enjoy stunning sunrise and sunsets over the water in your own private world.

Nightly rate includes

All meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included in your stay.

The property is available all year round on a request basis through The Tailor

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