Restrictions Due to Covid

  • Markets cancelled for August 7
  • Limited access due to Qld travel restrictions
  • Flowerpot Cafe - takeaways only
  • The Aug 8 PDC Course is being postponed until Aug 22 - Sept 5

Please be aware if you intend on visiting Crystal Waters that we are currently in Lockdown until Sunday Aug 8.

Welcome to Crystal Waters

"Ngara", which means Hello in the local Gabi Gabi language.  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of COUNTRY
With Respect, we begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and
host the PDC, the Gubbi Gubbi and Jinibara peoples. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and
emerging and give thanks for their caring for country for so, so long. We are honoured to live and offer
our work in these beautiful lands. Thank you.

Crystal Waters Eco Village is set in 640 acres of bushland at the headwaters of the Mary River, only 26kms from Maleny or Woodford. The Village includes privately owned residential lots, common land areas and co-operatively owned commercial properties and was designed along permaculture principles.

The Village is classified ‘Land for Wildlife’ and is seen as a beautiful Australian Wildlife Sanctuary. We’re home to a wide variety of local flora and fauna including numerous kangaroos and wallabies, as well as many types of birds and reptiles – we share our land with nature. We believe that our “No Cats & Dogs” policy has created this environment, which is conducive to nature, and therefore provides us with a peaceful living experience.


With over 250 people of all ages living in Crystal Waters, and hundreds more in the local area around Conondale, Witta and Maleny, many of us enjoy regular events on our Village Green or on ‘The Deck’. Crystal Waters Residents include a broad range of ages and cultures, the people who have come here to live are from all areas of the world and regions of Australia. We are a multi-cultural community and there is no set belief-system except for the common agreements of respect for the land, wildlife and for each other.

The residents living at Crystal Waters are people of all ages, nationalities and a wide variety of beliefs - just like in other parts of Australia. We are multi-cultural, multi-talented, and diverse in our interests and activities. Although some people choose a more secluded life, most who live here find enjoyment in interacting during either Events, at the Coffee Shop or Bakery, or at some of the Groups activities organised for anyone to participate in. Some are Permaculture related, but other groups are for music, yoga, classes, martial arts, weeding & bush regeneration, painting & crafts and more.

Crystal Waters administration has both a Body Corporate to manage common property, Roads, Dams and Land Management plus a Community Co-operative which runs the Community areas and EcoPark visitors area, Village Markets and annual Permaculture Design Course or PDC.

The popular monthly Village Markets are held on the 1st Saturday morning of the month and provide a lovely village atmosphere with live music. Each Market Day features a lovely range of Foods served from the Kitchen at the Deck area. The famous sourdough Bakery is open, serving coffee and pastries and selling fresh sourdough bread. Flowerpot Coffee Shop on The Deck is open each market day (and other days) serving a range of drinks, treats and small meals. Other Food and refreshments are available throughout the markets, and a variety of market stalls pepper The Village Green with interesting items and verve, complementing our great Live Musical talents.

Be sure to visit us on one of our Village Market days, or when other events are being held. All welcome!


Crystal Waters Market

The Crystal Waters Markets are held on the first Saturday Morning of every month except January.

Restrictions Due to Covid

  • Markets cancelled for August 7
  • limited access due to Qld travel restrictions

  • Flowerpot Cafe - takeaways only
  • The Aug 8 PDC Course is being postponed until Aug 22 - Sept 5

Next Village Market dates: August 7, Sept 4, October 2

2021 Monthly Markets
8am to 1pm

Please see details on The Crystal Waters Monthly Markets here.

Nearest Eftpos: Flowerpot Coffee Shop

- and Conondale store, 8km

Crystal Waters
Documentary Video 


Watch it now to learn more about Crystal Waters Eco Village.

View Here

Visiting Crystal Waters

To appreciate what Crystal Waters has to offer, we recommend taking a guided tour, or staying with one of our accommodation providers. These include the Village Camping Area, a great place to “Get Away”, which has camping, bunkhouse and cabin options. Click here to make a booking.

Crystal Waters is also a wildlife sanctuary...

 No Dogs or Cats

Crystal Waters is also a wildlife sanctuary and has a policy of “No Dogs or Cats” on Crystal Waters land, as such, please be aware of this Policy when you are visiting.

Many species of birds as well as kangaroos and wallabies abound on the Crystal Waters property.

We actually have one of the most abundant populations of Birds, frogs and many other Australian creatures - of anywhere in Australia! This is due to our NO DOGS OR CATS Policy, as well as the extensive tree-planting that has been performed over the last 30+ years.

Getting Here

Important – Most GPS systems direct you to take Postman’s track. This is a narrow, steep and potentially dangerous road. Large Vehicles or Caravans are not allowed. We strongly recommend you take the Maleny-Kenilworth road option instead! Coming through Maleny is a good way to go.

Getting there

Flowerpot Coffee Shop

Ally runs our local Cafe, with great Coffee and a variety of Drinks & lovely Cakes, pies and other great Food available.

OPEN Times
Tuesday 9:00 - 2:30
Friday 9:00 - 2:30
Sunday 9:00 - 2:30     and additional Times by arrangement


Sourdough Bakery

The wood-fired sourdough bakery is open EVERY Saturday from 8am-1pm for bread, coffee and pastries. Also OPEN Wednesday night for Sourdough Pizza

Call Bernard: Ph 54 350 134


Crystal Waters hosts great touring and local acts, festivals and markets
Check out the Events page for a rundown on what’s coming up soon.