Gro Mad Plantation – The Grotto

Yandina, Queensland



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Hidden Valley is a private venue, on our Macadamia Farm.  We have grassed areas next to our rainforest. We can cater for large groups and all size rigs.  We have an awesome fire ring and wood available for purchase.

The Grotto is a beautiful camp site, it is secluded and large, with it’s own fire pit surrounded by rainforest on 3 sides, orchard on the 4th.

Central on the Sunshine Coast, we have something for everyone, experience the best mountain bike trails, road bike routes, canoeing, horse riding, bush walking, birds; nature reserve wetlands.  Located on the coast side of the highway and is surely the most central point of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, just 1½ hrs from Brisbane, 12 mins to Coolum Beach, 20 mins to Maroochydore, Montville or Noosa. We are so easy to find but secluded enough to be far away from the mad race of city life.


campfire allowed drinking water firepit generator allowed RV/motorhome shower solar shower toilets unpowered wheelchair accessible

Things to know

adults only pet-friendly

We charge $50 per night for a couple and $15 extra per person, but no children allowed.  This is due to creeks and 2 creek crossovers nearby.

How to get there

If coming from the south, from the M1, you take turn off 210 at Parklands and continue heading North.  Just before Yandina, turn right at Wharf St / Yandina Bli Bli Road.  About 3 km along is a little one lane bridge. We are the first driveway on the right hand side after crossing the bridge. You should see a purple banner/flag with a frog and a couple of purple Bali flags. You take the long dirt driveway through the concrete gate posts and through the rainforest.  You will see the camping area
once through the rainforest. If coming from the North, take the Yandina turn off and turn left into Vee Road, left in Yandina Bli Bli Road.

Hidden Valley @ Gro Mad Plantations is a working macadamia nut orchard in Maroochy River not far from Yandina.  The Plantation practices and promotes environmental issues... we consider ourselves custodians of our 11 hectares of native flora and fauna including over one kilometre of creek and 5 hectares of rainforest corridors, so there are many nice spots for relaxing and enjoying nature and watching the abundant wild life. We adjoin Parklands Conservation Park with open eucalypt forest, rainforest gullies and gorges that provide valuable wildlife habitat in this conservation park. There are plenty of kangaroos in the orchard and an occasional wallaby and many lace monitors and water dragons and other native animals.

At every level we are making an effort to be organic, environmental and sustainable, using natural means of composting, soil fertility and remineralisation practices. We are aiming for semi self sufficiency and creating a green corridor for the many and varied wild life that we have on the property.

The farm has chickens, domesticated ducks and several varieties of wild ducks. There are native bee hives for pollination and currently have 50 European bee hives brought in to take advantage of the macadamia trees in flower. Recently we have put up several nesting boxes for owls to encourage them to the farm, being natural predators for vermin. Our latest project is creating micro bat habitats. Micro bats will eat up to 1000 insects per night. Besides helping with pollination, I am counting on them eating all the mosquitoes!

You may want to organise with us fresh produce (which ever herb and vegies are growing) and we always have the best eggs and raw honey.


birdwatching bushwalking horse riding kayaking mountain biking

Cancellation policy


Guests must cancel 30 days before check-in / workshop start time at the latest and is then entitled to a 50% refund of total tariff.


creek forest rainforest


2wd everywhere boat


eco farm life