Nestled in rainforest at the base of the World Heritage Listed Springbrook National Park on the NSW/Qld border, a limited number of guests share our 250-acre private rainforest only with green tree frogs and abundant bird-life.
The surrounds may be unspoiled, but guests are definitely not. Winner of international and Australian tourism awards, seclusion, privacy and an exquisite natural backdrop make Crystal Creek the ideal stop off in your busy schedule to relax and unwind.
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Usually located on rainforest or bush blocks, Eco Lodges and Nature Retreats may be accredited under NEAP*, or they choose to adhere to the general Code of Practice for Ecotourism Operators, with environmentally friendly accomodation, facilities and measures in place.
These often include: recycling program, energy-efficient light globes, use of environmentally friendly cleaning products, low-flow toilets (standard dual flush here in Australia) and low flow showerheads, vege garden, on-site rainwater harvesting and solar grid connect power generation.
Many operators also participate in environmental conservation and rehabilitation programs, and/or educational or scientific monitoring programs. Passive activities like bushwalking and bird watching will generally be available on site. Most hosts will also have a library of relevant books and local information. Tariff is indicative only (per night/off peak).
Ecotourism Australia Ecotourism Certified Operator
(The National Ecotourism Accreditation Program)
Surrounded by 25 acres of beautiful sub-tropical landscape, this fully self contained accommodation with quality appointments throughout, offers outdoor living and fantastic views, just 10 minutes to Byron Bay and Bangalow.
Pet friendly. From 1-2 guests to groups of 6 (3 in each cottage). Luxury, comfort and beauty – regardless of your budget. From AUD $140 per night, min. 2 nights
This couples only, national and international award winning rainforest retreat is set in old growth rainforest with World Heritage National Park on three sides.
Just 13 private architect-designed luxury bungalows, all with double spa baths and rainforest views, are placed discreetly in a spectacularly pristine Australian rainforest. From AUD $375 p.n. to $655 p.n. midweek, 2 night min.
Hosanna is a 100-acre family and dog friendly farmstay offering a range of affordable accommodation options, including comfortable cabins, "safari huts" to suit families, couples and singles, bush camping and a primative camping ground.
Facilities include communal amenities, a wood fired sauna next to our swimming and kayaking dam, and optional paid farm activities. From AUD $12 pp camping to $150 for cabins Day visitors welcome - $.
Check availability and book* selected accommodation below via booking.com.
Spacious and comfortable self-contained cottages set in 16 hectares of remnant coastal rainforest with native birds and animals in abundance. Wheelchair friendly cabins, some with lowered kitchens and disabled access bathrooms, a swimming pool with ramp, and resort wheeling paths. Dog friendly.
Set in the World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, via QLD Gold Coast, O'Reilly's offers accommodation with a balcony overlooking the rainforest and mountains.
Villas with air-con, fully equipped kitchen, and spa bath. Daily complimentary guided bird walk.
Just 5km drive from Mount Warning National Park, offering queen and double guest rooms, self contained flat, 2 alpine style cabins and a yurt, with B&B or self catering available. Perfect for hikers, bird watchers, canoeists and swimmers, or just relax in an idyllic setting on 5 acres, with Tweed River frontage.
A peaceful tranquil setting with rustic homestead rooms. Choose from a self contained studio, and twin share or double rooms, all with private bathrooms.
Unique remote location in a rural farm like setting with abundant birdlife and wildlife, and platypus in the creek.
Boasting a double spa bath, a fireplace and BBQ facilities, Springbrook Lyrebird Retreat offers secluded cottages surrounded by rainforest.
The air-conditioned cottages feature a fully equipped kitchen, living room and laundry facilities.
2 night minimum stay. Owned and operated by Australian Rainforest Conservation Society as a non-profit business, all proceeds go to rainforest restoration at Springbrook.