Final Glamping Expertise in NSWMr and Mrs Romance

In case you love the liberty and recent air of the Nice Outdoor, however don’t notably wish to be in it on a regular basis, this all-inclusive luxurious glamping escape within the verdant hinterland of the Sapphire Coast is for you.

Currajong Retreat glamping in the Sapphire Coast

As we trundle over the low bridge spanning the stony shoals of the Towamba River, which flows from the Nice Dividing Vary all of the to Eden on the southern limits of New South Wales, the sensation of remoteness and the fantastic thing about the area actually takes us.

This highway, magnificently named the Large Jack Mountain Highway, bends and flexes its means alongside the valley beside the river, snaking its strategy to Currajong Retreat: our hideaway for the subsequent few days.

Take a look at our walkthrough video of Currajong Retreat.

Glamping on the Sapphire Coast—Currajong Retreat

So right here’s the deal.

Currajong Retreat is a family-run high-end glamping retreat on 100 acres of lovely wooded farmland on the sting of the valley of the Towamba River. It’s some 45 minutes west of cities like Eden, Merimbula and Bega on the aptly named blue waters of the Sapphire Coast halfway between Sydney and Melbourne.

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For the time being there are three luxurious safari fashion ‘tents’ on the property, although there are plans for one more two—one in every of which might be totally accessible.

The price of the two-night minimal reserving consists of all meals and drinks, with add-ons that we’ll come to later.

There’s a homestead on the property, which acts as reception, and it’s additionally the place nearly all of the goats dwell.

Oh, didn’t I point out? This can be a working Angora goat farm. Extra about these woolly little treasures later too.

Currajong Retreat’s lodging

It’s actually onerous to name these retreats ‘tents’. Certainly, the roof and three of the 4 partitions are canvas like a tent, however that’s the place all tenting similes finish.

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By means of the entrance door, a partition wall hides the doorway to the totally tiled spacious toilet, full with native flower preparations and a walk-in bathe, fluffy robes and slippers.

In the principle part of the room is a big queen mattress, a comfortable couch and a glass eating desk for 2.

Alongside one canvas facet is a kitchenette with a sink, fridge and microwave, in addition to a transportable electrical range within the cabinet. You even have a kettle, toaster and pod espresso machine at your disposal.

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That is all moot actually although, as the beautiful Forsdick household, who personal and run the retreat, deliver all of your meals to the door.

Additionally contained in the retreat is a wood-burning heater, which might be superb to fireplace up within the chilly winter months. Its chimney pokes out of the canvas roof, making this spectacular construct really feel even much less like a tent.

However one of the best continues to be to come back.

Have you ever ever been tenting in a tent with a veranda?

As you push by means of the enormous flyscreen curtain in the back of the retreat, the countryside opens as much as you. Past the great comforts and cosiness inside, the again of the retreat is spectacular.

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The timber deck, some 9x4m, juts out over the valley providing you with immaculate views of the river under, the bushes and fields on the far financial institution and within the distance, the mountain silhouettes of Egan Peaks.

On this veranda, which appears to drift into the valley, is the place we spend most of our time at Currajong Retreat. Loungers and the outside desk setting are good for enjoyable and watching the birdlife—there’s even a pair of binoculars and a spotters e book within the room for this very objective.

However better of all, at one finish of the deck, is a large deep-fill bathtub large enough for 2 folks. It’s open to the sky, past the quilt of the canvas shade. It’s straightforward to image your self soaking in heat water staring up on the stars on a cool night!

And for those who occur to need extra meals than the retreat offers for you, there’s additionally a really neat fuel barbecue on the balcony too.

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The best way these safari tents are constructed remind us of the gorgeous retreats at Cooinda Lodge in Kakadu. Although, whereas these in Cooinda are an ideal base to discover the nationwide park, these at Currajong Retreat are way more spacious and restful.

Constructing your nest right here and making your self at house is the principle purpose of Currajong Retreat.

What Is There To Do At Currajong Retreat?

Currajong Retreat is constructed for consolation, romance and leisure. However there’s nonetheless sufficient to do right here to maintain even essentially the most active-minded blissful.

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For us, the digital detox was greater than sufficient to maintain us occupied. Currajong Retreat is totally off-grid and out of community vary. The reception, nonetheless, does have sign if you want to cope with one thing urgently.

Venturing past the partitions of your sanctuary, there’s loads to see and do.

Goats—however no peculiar goats

This 100-acre property isn’t just for the Forsdick household and Currajong Retreat. It’s a working farm.

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Over 400 head of specialty Angora Goats dwell right here, raised for his or her distinctive and worthwhile hair. Popping out in tight curls, Angora ‘wool’ is utilized in luxurious textiles—one of the best of it going to swimsuit makers in Italy.

However these goats are the friendliest we’ve ever come throughout.

You may organise a tour of the farm, the place you may meet the younger ones and nannies, who fairly actually come operating over for a cuddle and a stroke. There may be additionally a paddock for the billygoats, and regardless of their intimidating horns, many of those large males take pleasure in a superb head-scratch.

The Towamba River

The Towamba River, which you first cross on the Large Jack Mountain Highway on the way in which in, and which you could see from the deck of your retreat, is secure to swim in.

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Through the summer time, its cool waters are a welcome antidote to the warmth of the day. In winter it’s most likely a bit chilly to swim, however nonetheless well worth the brief stroll to its stony banks. The views from the water are beautiful.


Whilst you’re at Currajong Retreat, you’re free to discover the acreage, which flows down the river valley and extends by means of woodlands and fields.

There’s loads of wildlife to identify as you’re going, together with snakes, so be sure to go appropriately attired.


As we talked about, there’s a lot wildlife round right here. We put the binoculars in our room to good use, seeing every kind of birds from the balcony, together with a pair of uncommon gang gang cockatoos, kites and even a white bellied sea eagle, reminding us that the coast continues to be not far off.

We additionally discovered a discarded snake pores and skin and noticed a big monitor lizard clinging to the facet of a tree having a nap.

Add-On Experiences

The Sundowner Cocktail Hamper is an excellent concept. Your hosts arrange the drinks trolley in your retreat with all of the components for the cocktails of your alternative.

You then put the parts collectively to take pleasure in a romantic drink at your leisure.

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Currajong Retreat also can organise a candle-lit dinner in your balcony (climate allowing), which incorporates the sundowner cocktails, and is the peak of romance. Arranging lanterns round your desk, they set out an incredible three-course unfold so that you can feast on.

This was such a memorable expertise, we will’t advocate it sufficient.

There may be additionally an possibility for a picnic on the grounds. The whole lot is organised for you; you merely should arrive and benefit from the lovely al fresco lunch laid out for you.

Currajong Retreat also can organise an in-room therapeutic massage for you. I like a therapeutic massage, much more so when the therapy desk involves me! You may have specialist cell therapeutic massage therapists arrange in your retreat and actually improve your leisure.

That is one thing we’ve had a few instances earlier than—in Gerringong on the South Coast and in the Hunter Valley—and it’s completely divine!

Though that is an all-inclusive expertise, these extra-cost choices actually are value it.

Whereas this won’t be tenting within the broadest of senses, Currajong Retreat lets you expertise the great nature and countryside of this lovely a part of New South Wales. So far as we’re involved, that is the one strategy to camp!

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We stayed at Currajong Retreat as media friends, however our experiences and opinions stay our personal.

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