Pam & Dal


Meet the owners    

Pam and Dal met while hot air ballooning over the Serengeti in Africa.  They retired to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland about 12 years ago to live at Sweetwater Cottage, where their 5 children and 9 grandchildren love to visit them.

After building a new home at the top of the hill, it was decided to open Sweetwater Cottage to the public.  The response has been sensational!  Over the past five years hundreds of people have come to Sweetwater to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and attend weddings.   Some simply come to relax,  unwind and enjoy the peaceful serenity.   And they still keep coming!

Pam and Dal are keen conservationists and continue to restore and regenerate the property.  This past year Dal has spent many hours building tracks and walkways so that guests can enjoy a walk to the waterfall and experience the natural beauty of the property.

Everyone who visits comments on the driveway into the cottage.  Although only 500 metres long its a magical experience.


The most beautiful place we have ever lived

Sweetwater is very special.  It is memorable, romantic, mind-blowing and magical.  It has a feeling of calm and peace.  It’s not just one thing, it’s the feeling of being surrounded by the rainforest; the native birds that flit in and out of the private garden and come to feed; the wallabies you see grazing as you drive in; it’s the sounds at night and its an atmosphere that is precious.

We feel privileged to live in this beautiful part of the world. 

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Garden weddings became an accidental business success

We have been pleasantly surprised by requests to hold weddings in the grounds.  However, due to the wear and tear on the property we need to limit the number of these events held each year. Only a limited few are lucky enough to hold a wedding at Sweetwater.   It is magical to share in the excitement of wedding plans and preparations.

Sweetwater Cottage has become a popular place for group activities

Sweetwater has become the place for groups to gather.  Because of our unique accommodation set up, it lends itself to extended family groups to gather for celebrations and reunions.   Some who have visited include – Class Reunions, Ladies Retreats, The Quilting Ladies Workshop;  Art Retreats, a Choir, a birdwatching group, a group of songwriters, a writers retreat, Christmas in July, and the list keeps coming.

Girls weekends are one of our most popular bookings

Young mothers have a retreat without the children for a weekend, old school friends meet once a year, pre wedding and hens weekends, and groups of work colleagues all come to Sweetwater.  They find the cottage cozy, homely, quiet and peaceful with the added benefit of a beautiful walk to the waterfall.  They leave relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated.

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Thank you so much for being our wedding celebrant.  We really did have the wedding of ourdreams and can’t thank you enough.

Summer & Darryn

Thank you so much for helping us make our day so special. You have gone above and beyond our expectations and have accommodated every request that we made, from the bottom of our hearts thank you so very much for being amazing throughout this whole process. We are so lucky and blessed to have found you!!!

-Lindsay & Jason

My husband and I were married by Pamela at the waterfall on their property. It was the most beautiful day, and Pamela was amazing through the entire experience. We LOVE ‘Sweetwater’.

-Kristen & Matt

Hayley – BrisbaneHayley – Brisbane
We can't thank you enough for allowing us to hold our wedding at Sweetwater Cottage. It really was perfect for us and we are incredibly grateful for how lovely you both have been the whole way through the planning. Our family enjoyed our stay at the Cottage and we have great memories of the weekend. We would love to stay again and would highly recommend your property.

- Hayley – Brisbane

Fiona & ChrisFiona & Chris
Thank you so much for being our wedding celebrant and for allowing us to arrange our own wedding at your beautiful Sweetwater Cottage.  It is such a unique and beautiful weddingvenue and we feel very lucky to have discovered it.  We really did have the wedding of our dreams and can’t thank you both enough.

Fiona & Chris