The Cogrossi family set sail from Milan, Italy in 1993 in search of greener pastures, where their love for nature, and birds in particular, could flourish. Their search ended on the Sunshine Coast. It was the complete opposite of everything they knew back in Milan, where the brothers grew up within one of the city's oldest and noblest families.
They have landscaped the resort with bridges, patios, extensive gardens and rustic furnishings, giving the property an eclectic atmosphere that mixes cappuccino culture and European antiquity with a Canadian wilderness setting. In the restaurant you will see a 200 year old alabaster eagle from a castle back home, a rare organ that plays ancient waltzes and the Cogrossi family crest that can be traced back to 1468. Giorgio's trips to Bali are also in evidence - look for the beautiful wooden carvings and various buddha statues that now decorate the resort. It's quite unique for the Sunshine Coast!