Events Calendar


Most offerings are open to everyone staying at Bellbunya (costs negotiable)

May 2016

Bellbunya Open Day Organic  Cafe & Swap-Meet - the first Saturday of each month
Coming up - Saturday 7 May from 1 to 10 pm

Come and enjoy our new format! ~ a fun, educational family-friendly Open Day - Evening!

At 2.30 pm: Duuvy Jester from Terraeden Biotecture will give us the lowdown on Earthship building (see below)

From 7.30 to 10 pm: Music and Entertainment by local  Artists/Musicians Jason Daniels as well as Martin Enock

Come and enjoy our new format! ~ a fun, educational family-friendly Open Day - Evening!

Meet  healers, educators,  screenings and presentations from guest speakers, stalls, craft workshops for the whole family, music and entertainment

  • from 1.30 - A tour of the land and Community, Q&A with cherished member of Bellbunya, Joan McVilly  
  •                   Chai and wholesome organic cake and snacks under the fig tree at the Tree House
  •                   Participate in a swap meet with local produce and goods (bring your excess!)
  • from 2.30 - Family Craft Workshops  available with Karen at Knotwork Craft and Hobbies  (Take away your creation!)
  •                   Expand your horizons with different speakers and film presentations
  • from 3.30 - Healing and progressive clean technology and health products  samples/sessions/ orders available                
  • from 5.30 - Delicious , nutritious  whole food dinner ( from the garden and local suppliers).... at the cafe, family-friendly prices
  • from 7.30 - A family-friendly evening of varied entertainment (no alcohol please)
    guitar hands

When: First Saturday afternoon-evening, each month from 7 May - come and stay for part or the whole time

Where: Bellbunya Community, 114 Browns Rd, Belli Park (11 km along Eumundi - Kenilworth Rd

Cost: Depends if you can resist the chai and cake, and what crafty delights you create.

More information: Ngairi at 5447 0181 or 0407 418 627

Presentation at the Café!

Saturday 7 May at 2.30 pm

Duuvy Jester on Earthships

"Duuvy, coming from a background in hospitality, business and basic Babylonian mediocrity, became frustrated with life dedicated to economy and material evolution. He one day got rid of it all and decided to go study and work with the Earthship crew in Taos, New Mexico. There, Duuvy was trained and groomed in the art of Earthship science, physics, philosophy and building. This was only the beginning. Duuvy became driven by taking what he had learned and applying it to entire land design with real focus on natural systems and the ‘spirit of nature’.

From there, he flew back to Australia and met a dedicated gang of inspired individuals. The result was the organising and facilitation of ‘Australia’s first Earthship’. From there Duuvy became very interested in ‘big picture’ education and the plans for a ‘life on planet Earth’ school are now in full swing! The future is a very exciting place to be somersaulting towards."

Music and Entertainment @ Bellbunya

Saturday 7 May, 7.30pm - 10 pm: by local Artists/Musicians Jason Daniels and Martin Enock

A family-friendly evening of varied entertainment (no alcohol)

Sunshine Coast musician and songwriter Jason Daniels is a regular on the Coast circuit, and Brisbane, launching his debut single at the Caloundra Music
Festival. Jason is now gathering songs for his soon to be released album.
Jason’s earliest influences were the Beach Boys, and he has fused his rhythm-based harmonies from rock, pop and punk, old school funk, soul, RnB and reggae to shape his musical direction.

Doonan resident Martin Enock musician and songwriter developed his unplugged guitar finger picking style from his era of 1960’s & 70’s influences including Joan Baez, Peter Paul and Mary, Donovan and Dylan and the like, playing in folk clubs and music festivals in Southern Africa. Martin is a wonderful storyteller who has renewed his passion for music and sets an intimate atmosphere playing around the Sunshine Coast.

Both artists write from their observations and experiences from their physical travels and heart felt journeys through life.

Contact~Body ... Connection and Dance Weekend Workshop

Saturday-Sunday 21-22 May

Facillitated by Jim Mantt and hosted by The Dance Movement @ Bellbunya Sustainable Community

Experience contact improvisation that merges gracefully with Feldenkrais Australia principles for an integrative , somatic journey of movement , awareness, stillness, lightness, weight, connection,
centre and expansion..... and exploration of the body and beyond.

When: 1 to 5 pm, Saturday 21 May, 9 am to 4 pm Sunday 22 May

Where: Bellbunya, 114 Browns Rd, Belli Park

Cost: Early bird by 7 May $130 or * $150 includes basic costs of facilitator, venue use, 1 night byo camping (extra nights $15 p/p per night).
           Includes breakfast and lunch on Sunday & healthy light refreshments and water provided for the weekend.
           Limited twin share rooms available for extra $50 per night for room

Saturday night dinner Eumundi cafes/ restaurants -10 minutes by car

* Note: to make this fun and exhilarating work accessible to as many people and budgets as possible there is no extra charged for the organiser (Ngairi) and host (Bellbunya) Any donations for organiser/Host greatly appreciated (suggested $50-$80)

To make your booking pay $75 deposit to
Ngairi Beamish
BSB 064449
a/c 10325453
ref your name/ph

Enquries OR
 or ph  0407 418 627

For more information: View "What is contact Improvisation?" Youtube:

October 2016


Relax and Rejuvenate with Glenda Hartley of Suncoast Yoga Centre - ALMOST FULL ALREADY!   ENQUIRE NOW!

The last weekend October- Friday to Sunday

This will be a space to re connect with ourselves. This Retreat will be to honour each individual through the practice of Yoga, using the tools of postures, breath awareness, various meditation practices and open dialogues. To connect to our essence, to realize, to rest and to move forward with heightened awareness, to enhance our life as you choose.

Bellbunya provides a peaceful sanctuary nestled within acres of lush green that opens to beautiful views. Winding pathways between buildings from older days that have been tastefully renovated make one feel at home.

It provides the canvas for me, to connect with what is required at the time, for those who choose to attend, to receive what is needed. I allow my intuition to guide the retreat to suit all those who attend and give them what they are needing at the time. It is a delightful experience which we share with love.

Cost includes 5 group sessions each day, homely accommodation, delightful vegetarian meals in a beautiful setting. Also included on the Saturday night is a Healing Meditation with Music by Chiho and Phil. This is a divine healing experience and so relaxing, it takes you to a place you have you have never been before. and played with such a depth of love.

Accommodation is shared with 2 per room and own ensuite, unless single is requested (for which the cost will increase) Linen is provided. Bring your own towel, walking shoes, hat, swimmers (just in case) and a notepad. Let me know if you'd like me to bring yoga mats and I shall bring blankets, bolsters and cushions.

All are welcome - no previous experience needed - really! Numbers are limited to 12.

I look forward to sharing this special occasion. Warm regards, Glenda

When:  Friday to Sunday, 28 - 30 October
Where: Bellbunya, 114 Browns Rd, Belli Park (13 km on R from Eumundi on Eumundi-Kenilworth Rd)
Cost: $400 all inclusive

Contact Glenda at Suncoast Yoga to register your interest.

Mindfulness and Kindness Retreat

a weekend in November or December 2016

Expressions of interest open

Friday from 6 pm (arr. 3-5 pm) to Sunday at  3 pm

with NeLi Martin 

ABOUT THE RETREAT Amidst the pressures of modern living, meditation offers a direct pathway to discover inner peace and cultivate a boundless heart. This

retreat will take the form of sitting, standing, moving and lying down mindful and other meditation practices drawn from a secular Buddhist Dharma approach. 

It offers the opportunity to learn, explore and deepen the profound and transformative practices of loving kindness (metta) and insight (vipassana).The retreat will include periods of silence to support deep rest and self- nurturing. There will also be short Dharma talks and meditation instruction.

All activities will be scheduled for support and optional to allow for individual needs. The retreat is suitable for those new to meditation practice and those with experience.

NeLi has been curious about the mind for more than 25 years. She integrates psychology training with many years of Buddhist Dharma mindfulness study and practice together with Yoga Teaching and practice. She very interested in how the science of mindfulness can be applied in the Western world and looks for ways to integrate it into her life and the life of those she comes in contact with. She teaches from a secular Dharma approach, guided by Stephen Batchelor. Read more at

NOTEWe ask you to commit to attending the entire retreat. If you cannot do this for any urgent or unexpected reason, please let us know. Your whole hearted commitment supports your fellow participants and expresses respect to yourself and the practice.

Please bring warm (layered), loose comfortable clothes and sitting equipment including a mat, cushions and shawl / blanket if you have any (chairs will be available). Please let us know of any special diet (other than vegetarian) or other needs.

When: Arrive between 3-5pm for a 6pm start on Friday, finish 3pm on Sunday 

Where: Bellbunya, 114 Browns Rd, Belli Park

Cost: TBA - Between $250 and $300.  Includes twin or bunk room accommodation (single option no longer available) and delicious nutritious vegetarian food (Friday dinner to Sunday lunch)

Numbers are limited.

Cost doesn’t include any payment to NeLi, She, like many Buddhist Dharma teachers, chooses to offer this retreat on a dana (generosity) basis, as has been the tradition for over 2500 years. There will be a dana box at the end of the retreat for offerings to NeLi. (Please bring cash or cheques for this purpose – there is no ATM handy). NeLi relies on these offerings to cover living expenses. 

Enquiries: Email

Ongoing 2016

Book yourself in for some rest and relaxation!

Spend a night or three with the Bellbunya Community. Relax and rejuvenate in the peaceful surrounds with friendly people. We also have many talented therapists here who are qualified and experienced in a range of modalities - have a session then spend some time relaxing at Bellbunya... Fill in the form and we'll be in touch.

What's going on around the place?

Yandina Community Garden has regular and FREE Saturday morning workshops on subjects ranging from using tropical vegetables, to worms, to basket weaving to biochar. Check out the Yandina Farmers Market first and wander over for the 9.30 start (but come earlier for a seat). Well worth attending!

Permaculture Noosa  hold meetings every third Thursday of the month at the Cooroy State Primary School Hall, Elm St, Cooroy (on the way to Pomona) from 7.00pm. It starts with a Marketplace selling members' produce and products, speakers begin around 7.30, with supper (for a gold coin donation) at 9.00pm. The meeting is open to the public (another gold coin for non-members). For further info phone Bill, 5472 5192.

Transition Sunshine Coast have a regular stall at The Big Pineapple, Woombye, on Saturdays. Ph 5442 2118 or 0438 562 118 for more information

Sustainable Sunshine Coast has been developed, in partnership, by the University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast Council, and Sunshine Coast TAFE. Its aim is "to bring together sustainability information and resources that are both Sunshine Coast relevant and easily accessible to help you on your sustainability journey".

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