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Luxurious Country Holidays

Frangipani House

Frangipani House beckons with star-spangled atmosphere …
Step inside, it will knock your socks off!
The whole place is buzzing …  with mermaids & red tractor seats,
dreamy fairy lights … stag-heads & deer-antlers.
Soak up the history  … check-out the rustic turning-wheel from the old Arrowroot Mill,
WOW … see the true-blue Australian Coat-of-Arms.
Frangipani House sleeps 10 in sheer country magic!

Frangipani House

Jacaranda Cottage

Jacaranda Cottage Tucked away behind a hot-pink façade.
Whispers of romance with granmas’ feather bed …buffalo horns & Indian arrows.
Plucky Pioneers raised 10 kids here … amongst stained glass windows … 
cooking on the classic old wood stove …
Jacaranda Cottage sleeps 5 in plush surrounds.

Mango Hill House

Lookout for the Sheriff at Mango Hill House.
Beg a peek inside this private Boudouir … 
you will glimpse a treasure trove of fascinating curios …
brass elephants & elegant mannequins … antique collectables & marble gargoyles.
The Sheriff discovered Mango Hill House, a decaying relic, in 1968. 
Today, this historical storyland showcases the bridge between 2 worlds …
times long ago in the pioneer cottage .. & today’s eclectic lifestyle.

Chocka-Block Fun & Fantasy

A cluster of exotic fairytale houses set amongst an enchanted forest.
It’s a feast for sore eyes.
Guests are spoiled … with Air-Con, plump pillows, oh so comfy beds.
Decadent claw-foot baths, & tank-style showers … sumptuous couches. 
Take in the hot spas … spend lazy Days by pool, safe wading area for littlies …
Awesome outdoor entertaining areas … with BBQs & Wood-fired Pizza Oven.
There’s alfresco dining on the Piazza Terrace, under the magic of fairy lights …
delightful garden pavilion overlooking croquet & games lawn …
Spacious garden areas for kids to run & play.

Whats Tempting You?

A massage & beauty treatment in the fairy-tale garden pavilion ?…
A fabulous log-fire to warm chilly winter nights?
To relax in a hammock & enjoy a good book?
Or play CHESS on the giant chess game?
Grab a bike & cycle into the village … just 1 km to shops, cafes, restaurants…
try a tandem bike, it’s hilarious!

The Old Dairy

Check-out the old Dairy, sprinkled with aboriginal art & cowboy saddles on beams.
Wander around in the Gypsy Orchard amongst gaggling geese & kissing Corellas.
Discover the story of Gypsy Wagons … showcasing a glimpse into a long-forgotten life-style.
The Gypsy Folly is a voyage of discovery learning Gypsy history.

This Place is an Exotic Country Paradise

Come … share family holidays, romantic retreats, celebrations ….
escape into paradise, relax & enjoy.

Yvonne O’Carroll
4 months ago

This is a one of a kind riding centre.
Never have the kids and I had such fun, felt so safe and been treated so wonderfully….Read More »
Ben Fixter
a month ago

Had such a good time, lovely people and great value for money. Thanks so much for a great Valentine
Tayla Burton
7 months ago

Great ride! The horses were willing to do as we asked and we knew we could rely on them to be bombproof! Endless fun cantering…Read More »
Ellen Fitzpatrick
8 months ago

My four young grandchildren all first time riders had a wonderful time at this riding centre! The staff were fantastic. Safety was an imperative but…Read More »
Helen Faulkner
4 months ago

Went here for a wedding, great scenery beautiful place to get married.

Adventure Horse Riding

Adam with Australian Hot Dogs 1920 x 1280
Wild Duck Lagoon 1920 x 1280
Two Girls Looking Resting on Coral Timber 1920 x 1280
Two Beautiful Horses 1920 x 1280
Tutti Fruti & Marley & Sheriff 1920 x 1440
Sun Baked Cattle Skull 1920 x 1280
Pony Ride Resting Under Tree 1920 x 1280
Outride to Ned Kelly's Tree 1920 x 1280
Ned Kelly's Tree 1920 x 1280
Mooloolah Valley Holidays Entrance Closeup 1920 x 1280
Horse Ridding to Pooh Corner Raising Hats 1920 x 1280
Happy Girl with Pony 1920 x 1280
Happy Children on Pink Tractor and Trailer 1920 x 1280
Girls our Riding 1920 x 1280
Girl with Horse Riding Sticks 1920 x 1280
Girl in the Ponly Coral 1920 x 1280
Girl going on Pony Ride 1920 x 1280
Girl Feeding Beautiful Brown Horse 1920 x 1100
Girl and Brown Horses 1920 x 1280
Gir with Black Horse 1920 x 1280
FJ Holden UTE driving away 1920 x 1280
Donkeys strolling in coral 1920 x 1280
Crowd of Riders with Donkeys 1920 x 1280
Cowgirls and Cowboy Horseriders 1920 x 1280
Boy and Girl with Pony 1920 x 1280
Beautiful Brown Horse 1920 x 1280
Beautifuf Girl Feeding Brown Horse 1920 x 1280
Atalanta with Donkey 1920 x 1280
Atalanta in FJ Holden UTE with Puppies 1920 x 1280
Atalanta and two happy girls 1920 x 1280
Atalanta and Donkey 1920 x 1280
Atalanta and Children on Pink Tractor and Trailer 1920 x 1280
Atalanta and Puppies looking over fence 1920 x 1280
Dularcha Railway Tunnel Horse and Girl 1920 x 1434

Book club weekend away: I don’t think there’s a better place to stay for a girls’ weekend! Eight vibrant women, friends in a book club got to unwind in the cosy, beautiful, quirky Frangipani House. We had a toasty warm fire, comfy beds, the wood fire pizza piazza and the enchanted forest next door! Atalanta is a magical host who is so helpful and kind. I wish we could have stayed in this haven longer. I highly recommend Frangipani House.
Thank you again Atalanta! From the Bookclub ‘girls’! Atalanta, I wanted to say thank you personally, for the lovely stay we had in Frangipani House! It honestly was the best night in such a lovely place.
I think next time we will come for the whole weekend 🙂 and 100% get on a horse. My other group of friends have seen my photos and we are planning to come for a visit 🙂 Thanks for such a lovely stay and being so welcoming to us. Can’t wait to be back to Frangipani house soon 🙂 …
“Thank you for a great day. We all had a ball. Lemonade was very sweet for our little girl, and we grown-ups had a lovely ride on Blue Dog and Al Capone. The horses were perfectly matched to the riders!
Many many thanks for an unforgettable day…
Happy C
“We thank you Atalanta, for sharing your paradise which your imagination knows no boundaries.
Many moments of thoughts & many hours of hard work have gone into your creation.
Maybe one day you will put pen to paper & tell us your life story. I am sure it would be a best seller!
Love & light to you & your staff …
B & L & the tribe
“This holiday was awesome, says dad.
Daughter 1 … I went for 3 rides on Marco Polo. Bed was really comfy.
Daughter 2 … The spa was incredible. The beds were cushy. I wanna come back next holidays!”
(Daddy & his 2 daughters)
“Relying on guest blogs & reviews, we were a bit wary about what we might find. However a cheery, smiling, hand-waving welcome from Atalanta, as our vehicle pulled up set the tone of our short getaway. Love the eclectic décor, & the hot-tub was a delicious bonus! Most hilarious are your geese, Atalanta .. what strange haughty-naughty creatures they are, especially when they chase the innocent onlooker! This was one fun holiday!”
“We had the most relaxing holiday ever at Mooloolah Valley, and have very fond memories of you and your lovely helpers there. Imogen really enjoyed riding Smartypants, and got to experience her first jumping lesson. What a beautiful oasis you have created there! We will certainly drop in for an occasional trail ride and perhaps even a weekend to try out your other fabulous cottages! Thank you again for your many acts of kindness (Imogen wears her Mooloolah Valley shirt everywhere). Sharing your time with strangers when you are such as busy lady is a rare gift.
To us Mooloolah Valley is like a second home. Thankyou sooooooo much for giving us the opportunity to stay at your kingdom of paradise. it was very kind of you to have dinner with us. The hot tub was very inviting. WE LOVED IT!!!! Your horses are the best. Smartypants was a pleasure to ride. most of all I loved meeting you, that moment will always sparkle and shine in my heart. I made great friends at Mooloolah Valley Hinterlands. upon the many great people there, you shone out as the brightest.”
Love Imogen
“Thank you very much for the pub ride! We safely returned to Japan. We had a wonderful experience with you all, and got the energy from you, your horses and nature. Thank you for giving us precious memories. We wish to visit you again! Thank you very much again for your kindness.”
Sincerely … Ayako and Noriaki TAHARA
“Hi Atalanta, I just wanted to wish you a big thank you for your hospitality over the past few days. We enjoyed ourselves enormously in your gorgeous guest Cottage. It was so difficult to leave. Thank you also for allowing us to stay an extra night. My son has been raving about the cottage non-stop and has asked me if we can stay there again every holidays! He was particularly enamoured with the cats I believe, and also cannot wait to tell his school friends about his first ever horse riding adventure.
Thank you again and take care.”
MH & M Brissy.
“Atalanta & all the gang. Thankyou for an incredible & memorable stay. We were so happy to be kept busy with all the facilities you have available; the bikes, the pool, the horses, the spa all wonderful. Special gratitude to you, Atalanta, for helping when we got into car trouble. You helped our holiday to continue despite that set back. Thank you for being such a delightful hostess. It makes all the difference. We’ll be back.”
A.P, Brisbane
“Waking up this morning, I was a little sad to think it was all over. 3 days of complete relaxation with 3 of my favourite people in my world. At least I have the memory of the laughs, smiles & quality time, and especially your wonderful hospitality, Atalanta.
Thank you so very much.”
M Family Bundaberg
“Waking up this morning, I was a little sad to think it was all over. 3 days of complete relaxation with 3 of my favourite people in my world. At least I have the memory of the laughs, smiles & quality time, and especially your wonderful hospitality, Atalanta. Thank you so very much.”
M Family Bundaberg
“Thank you for letting us stay. It has been amazing and many memories will stay with us forever! Horseriding was the highlight of the trip. You were an amazing host with your warm heart, pure kindness and your amazing hospitality. Thank you again as it will be a holiday we will talk about for years.”
The George Family
“Thank you for the wonderful time, memories are made of moments and I will never forget my 2 year old when he hoped on a horse for the first time and then cried when he had to get off, or my daughter (2 years) giggling as she cuddled up to you, she never warms up to people that quickly, or our 4 year old who announced that he wasn’t coming home – “I’m gonna stay and be a farm rider now” My Mum never wanted to leave the spa, and for me, Atalanta, you have renewed my love of horse riding, something I hadn’t done for 19 years, since I left our own farm.
Thankyou, Thankyou.”
K, E, K, L & H
“thanks to Atalanta and her team for providing such a lovely family weekend away at Mooloolah Valley in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Our daughter was well looked after on the horse riding whilst the rest of the family found many lovely walks and bikerides and our accommodation was just perfect. Though we have been located on the Sunshine Coast for years this is our first visit to Mooloolah Valley and we were amazed that we haven’t found this earlier. It’s lovely to have such a well-run tourism business here and we will certainly recommend it to our overseas visitors and, of course, we will be back!”
D Family Sunshine Coast
“Thank you sooo much for the lovely cottage, Atalanta, and for being a beautiful hostess.
The kids and I haven’ t stopped talking about our stay with you.
You’ve created a magnificent environment, your cottages are breathtaking.
We all think you’re amazing and so very cute.
I hope that when I’m older I’m like you!
Take care stay gorgeous and we hope to be back at Christmas to your wonderful holiday houses!”
S, J, A &J Sunshine Coast
“The cottages and surrounding gardens are absolutely stunning. Every detail about this holiday was thought of and suited us perfectly, from the fabulous accommodation to the choice of horse for each person and their riding ability. It will be a time to remember and keep close to our hearts forever … ps, the hot-tub is amazing, thank you, Atalanta.”
R,V,S & J Maryborough
“Atalanta, thank you for your wonderful welcome and for giving us a wonderful holiday. Our time spent here will be remembered as will the things we did on our stay. Staying here has been very relaxing and very fun. We loved the horse riding and will miss Clancy and Bluedog. The whole family does not want to go back to the city … we will return.”
D, B, M & J Brisbane
“Mooloolah Valley has been such a fantastic girls getaway! We had the most fun experience spending hours in the jacuzzi. The beds are amazingly comfy and the fireplace was perfect to keep us warm. Thanks again Atalanta for being an amazing host. We have loved every minute.”
D, N, B & S Brisbane
“Thank you sooo much, we had a lovely stay in Jacaranda Cottage. We found ourselves not wanting to leave. All of us are so grateful for the time we spent here … it’s magical. We will miss you Atalanta and hope to come back soon.”
N, A & A Canberra
“Fabulous! Fun! Peaceful! Relaxing … had a wonderful stay & enjoyed the horses, hot-tub, pizza-oven, lazing on the grass in the sun, toasting marshmallows on our fire … and, and, and – Atalanta, what you have created here is truly wonderful – thank you for a great girls’ getaway. We look forward to the next one already.”
L & F & K G.
“Atalanta, thank you for this lifetime experience in the country. It was so much fun! Jacaranda Cottage was just lovely. I absolutely loved riding your horses, especially going through the tunnel. Oh, this place was really really fun! On behalf of my family, I would like to thank you again for a lovely time here. We will be definitely coming back next year.”
“Atalanta, thank you for your generosity & warmth. We have all enjoyed an incredible holiday here at Mooloolah Valley. The children are sad to leave … the delicious hot-spa, the funny ponies, & your adorable guinea-pig! We promise to return”. LB
“Thanks Atalanta, the kids had a ball and it was nice having a safe place for them to play without having to worry about where they were”
“Thank you, Atalanta, for such a great time. I didn’t want to leave and everyone said it was the most amazing house. Everyone wants to have their birthdays there now and my son keeps talking about when we go back to our holiday house. I had such an amazing time! We will definitely be back.”
“WOW, what a magical place! Reminds me of my childhood … very special, thank you Atalanta!”
“Ever since our friends raved about you & your gypsy cottages, we knew we had to visit !
The whole place is just as wonderful as our friends described .. we thoroughly enjoyed our mini honeymoon, thank you Atalanta!”
“A romantic marriage proposal on horseback, followed by a wonderful night in your sweetly whimsical cottage … we will never forget this as long as we live!”
“Atalanta, you have made our stay most comfortable & welcoming, Your hospitality & organisation exceeds expectation & is unparalleled. our anniversary weekend could not be better, & I would like to thank you & your team for an unforgettable experience. See you again soon.”
“Thank you Atalanta, for a great stay & wonderful birthday memory! Thanks to your team for the fantastic family horseride. We love all the animals. This is our third visit & we will be back again soon!”
“Absolute heaven! We had a magical time, the perfect place to relax, rejuvenate & recover from a busy life, with my little family. Thank you Atalanta, we will be back!” OW
“Thank you so much for accommodating all of us in your lovely guest house! The hot-tub was heaven & the kids loved the ponies & horses, especially the donkeys. Wish we could have stayed longer, 5 nights were not enough!”
“Just wanted to express our gratitude for the horse riding. I was unaware that my new wife was afraid of horses … but am glad to say she conquered her fear & would like to try it again … at a later stage. I, however had a blast on Grizzly Adams … such a mild mannered horse that I grew to like very much of his beauty.
Thank you once again to the team that lead us & that helped to ease my wife into the riding, as she did a good job of hiding her fear.”
“Dear Atalanta, I wish to thank you for a lovely stay in the your holiday houses. You are the warmest host I have ever come across, and, somehow, after all these years in business, you still show passion & love in all that you do. No wonder people keep wanting to come back”
MG, Brissy.
“From the moment we arrived everything exceeded expectations. We stayed in the largest house which was breathtaking.”
“It is only 1 hour away from Brisbane Airport and such a simple route, anyone can do it!”
“I would recommend this for any one/family wanting to get away from it all for a relaxing break. We will definitely be going back.”
“I find the whole property to have an otherworldly charm.”
Hi Atalanta and Team,
I just wanted to say a massive thank you. We came up on Saturday for my daughters 8th birthday and did a 1 hour ride. Your girls were amazing and did a fantastic job. We had a fabulous time and it certainly made my daughters day. Thanks again for an amazing experience and we will be sure to see you guys again.
Billy C
Hi Atalanta,
Thank you for having us all.
The kids all had a wonderful time with ponies and donkeys. Many of the parents hadn’t been out to Mooloolah before and were taken aback with how quiet and peaceful it was. All in all it was a great success and everyone had a lovely time.
Please thank Nadia and the lovely girls who lead the ponies for us. They were all wonderful..
Hopefully we’ll be back sometime 🙂
(Mooloolah Valley Pony Party)
S.D Sunshine Coast

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