Tanias photo Hobbits Knob Cat Retreat is owned and operated by Sunshine Coast locals Tania and Ivan. Tania has had a genuine passion for all creatures great and small, especially cats, from a very young age.

She has previously worked as a Veterinary Nurse part time for 10 years, earning a Certificate IV along the way. Ivan has been a carpenter for 20 years and a builder for the past 15 years, doing a fantastic job of designing and building the Hobbits Knob Cat Retreat facility.

After 6 hard years of developing specific skills and knowledge, researching world-wide facts and figures, extensive planning and saving money, Tania’s dream of owning and working at her own cattery finally became a reality.

Hobbits Knob Cat Retreat has dedicated, passionate staff who are all very caring and knowledgeable and will go the extra mile to take care of all cats on retreat at Hobbits Knob. 

All employees have regular training and attend information workshops to improve their skills and knowledge, so that they can provide the most efficient and effective cat care on an individual basis.

It is not without the support of valuable clients and their beautiful cats that this boarding facility has become one of the best within Australia.

Mission Statement

We aim to provide a unique, prestigious cat boarding facility which promotes optimal health and well being to cats with peace of mind to owners by soaring above and beyond the standard expectations.

Our Memberships


  • Mozart & Shakespeare

    "Hi Tania, John and I would like to thank you and your team at Hobbits Knob for the warm and caring manner shown to Mozart and Shakespeare during our recent trip to NSW. It was obvious John and I were more stressed on our return compared to the boys who had a good sniff around our suitcases and then proceeded to control our home as though they had never been away. They smelt lovely and fresh and with us giving them flea treatment and your extremely clean facilities there were no signs of fleas nor were their coats showing any signs of neglect. For all that we are proud to say how pleased we are to belong to the "Hobbits Knob" family."
  • Frankie

    "Have been the best place for my cat Frankie highly recommended. I hope all goes well for you guys and thank you for always keeping my mind at ease when he comes to stay. Thank you."
  • The Johnson's

    "Wow! How can words express how grateful we are for the good care you've taken of our babies. They've changed so much since coming here and we can't express how grateful we are for all your hard work. We hope they are as happy with us as they have been with you. I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you. We will definately send you pictures and they will definately come and stay here when we go away."Lots of love, the Johnson clan, Glenn, Michelle, Georgie, Polly & Max
  • Tigger

    "Tigger's home away from home. Loves coming to spend time with Tania"
  • CCino Wilson

    "Ccino Wilson - looks wonderful, obviously enjoyed his surroundings and will be back, thank you"
  • Robbie Lee

    "The 5 star hotel & Tania are simply fabulous. I have a grumble-bum for a cat and Tania is so understanding. I can go away without any concerns. Robbie Lee is never stressed when I return. Thank you so very much."Cheryl
  • Murphy

    "We are so happy to be able to have Murphy here. He's always well looked after and a very relaxed cat when we get him home."Jon
  • Millie

    Gorgeous place. Thank you so much for taking good care of Millie.Caroline Stanley
  • Jerry & Maria

    "Great place for our little cats - they dont want to come back home." Jerry and Maria
  • Cleo

    "Thanks again Tania for caring for Cleo - obviously she has loved being here and spending lots of time with Laura. It is so re-assuring for us to know, that while we are away, she couldn't be in better hands."Yvonne and Lester Watkinson
  • Hercules, Jana & Mieke

    "Dearest Tania, Laura & Ivan - Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the way you've looked after 'Hercules' for the 13 months he's been in your 5 star hotel!!! He's always looked so well groomed and happy, every single sunday I've visited. Everything is 'top notch' from your gardens/presentation on arrival to your warm affectionate manner and beautiful homely areas for these family members!!. You've all well exceeded our expectations - we'll be back again."Love Hercules, Jana & Mieke xx
  • Tinned food

    "After last stay, they wouldn't touch the tinned food at home. Tania has spoilt them!! We are very pleased with everything"
  • Daniel

    "Daniel enjoyed his 2nd Christmas. It was great to have a place that will look after a high maintenance cat. Thanks"
  • Shiko & Miss Abby

    Our fur babies Shiko & Miss Abby are currently on their third holiday at Hobbits Knob Cat Retreat. Each time they've come home happy & healthy. We're able to have great holidays because we know how well they're being looked after - to the point on this last holiday, the staff noticed our boy Shiko was not his usual self. They took him to our Vet, Naomi in Noosaville, where he needed treatment, they then collected him two days later and brought him back to Hobbits Knob...you simply can't ask for better care.....they always stay in a Sanctuary Suite and really enjoy their turn at the open area. We can't recommend Hobbits Knob Cat Retreat highly enough. Glenn & Kerry Priddle.
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