What's On/At Namgyalgar
Retreats and Courses
Can be paid Online only if you have booked onsite accommodation with the secretary who will inform you of the amount to pay (according to your membership level and how many nights you will stay onsite).
Within 5 - 40 minutes drive from the Gar, there are numerous accommodation options in the Glasshouse region itself, the magnificent Sunshine Coast beaches of Caloundra, Dickey Beach, Moffat Beach, Mooloolabah and the alternative cooler, elevated hinterland villages of Maleny and Montville.
Check out this air B&B site in Mooloolah Valley which can take up to 9 people - though you or your group will need your own vehicle - https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/1585916?checkin=18-10-2014&checkout=28-10-2014&s=nn3q#reputation-mark
Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge
http://www.glasshouseecolodge.com – is relished by anyone who has stayed there previously for its proximity and elegance.
Beerburrum motel lodge and camping http://www.beerburrummotel.com.au – is less than 10 minutes drive from the Gar. Four motel rooms (single bedroom with a double and single bed, shower/toilet, fridge, television, tea/coffee facility, microwave) are available @ $80/night.
Glasshouse Mountains Camping Ground
www.ghmc.com.au – is within 5 minutes and has only 1 self contained cabin 80 metres from the camping ground near the entrance which sleeps 2 people @ $45 per night. Please call Steve 07 5496 9588 as this room is not advertised on their website. Also has tentsites.
The luxurious Glass on Glasshouse http://www.glassonglasshouse.com.au/index.html - is within 5 minutes walking distance to the Gar and wonderful for anyone in a position to enjoy the magnificent Glasshouse Mountain vistas.
Other B&B and motel options close to the Gar can be found in the nearby town of Beerwah (10 minutes drive north of the Gar) and Landsborough (20minutes drive and half way between the Gar and Caloundra) http://www.beerwahmotorlodge.com.au/rooms.html http://www.beerwahmotel.com.au/index.html https://www.landsboroughpines.com.au
Caloundra is 40 minutes from the Gar and has wonderful surf beaches all around as well as excellent caravan parks http://www.accomcaloundra.com.au http://www.goldenbeachholidaypark.com.au
Maleny has a greatly desired climate as it sits atop a mountain range about 40 minutes from the Gar. This area has wonderful views over the Glasshouse Mountains from Mary Cairncross Park and nearby Gardners Falls is a great swimming spot for those in the mood for a freshwater dip. http://www.malenyaccommodation.com.au http://www.malenyviews.com.au//maleny-accommodation.html?gclid=CPL-k6Gjj70CFRVvvAod85oAKQ
Eating Out and About
And just in case you are in the mood for a change of scenery, there are always local restaurants and pub meals available at the nearby villages of Glass House Mountains, Beerwah and Landsborough.
Coffee and cake within 5 minutes walk of the Gar - at Lookout Cafe. Rarely does it get much better than this, with magnificent views overlooking mango trees, open paddocks and grazing families of kangaroos. And if you want to walk off some of that cake afterwards, it is only a 10 minute walk up the road to the famous Glass House Lookout with its 270 degree vista of the Glass House Mountains, Sunshine Coast, Pumicestone Passage and Bribie Island.