Hatter's Hideout Cave and Lodge

Cave in Dargan, NSW
20 people
No pets
Unique hand-built Lodge and environmental retreat on 8 private acres of Blue Mountains wilderness.

Hatter's Hideout transects a deep mountain gorge, with lush cool temperate rainforest to natural bonsai in wind swept heath; to woodland with panoramic views across Mount Wilson and Wollemi National Park, the World Heritage Area and home of the prehistoric wollemi pine.

For a truly unique camping experience, spend the night in the cave, or for those who prefer more creature comforts the lodge sleeps 8 people.
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Features and Amenities

4 bedrooms
8 beds
2 bathrooms
BBQ
Hammock
Heating

Details

  • Check in after 3pm
    Check out before 12pm
  • Weekday minimum booking: 2 nights
    Weekend minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: Receive a 50% refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

LODGE
The lodge sleeps up to 8 people 
A spacious mountain lodge with 3 Bedrooms and Loft, hand crafted in a classic Australian style featuring artistic decor and views over the spectacular Wollangambe Wilderness and Wollemi World Heritage Area.

THE CAVE
Set amidst towering escarpments, the Hat Cave is a huge sandstone cathedral, sculpted by nature to provide an ideal bushland retreat for modern cave dwellers (troglodytes). The natural acoustics are a musicians dream.

It has been carefully developed using minimal impact construction and facilities to ensure the environment remains as pristine as possible for future generations to enjoy.
It is ideally designed for groups of up to 20 (some may camp in the cave!) to have exclusive use of a unique bushland property with outstanding natural facilities.

FACILITIES
- Camp fire with kindling and 20kg wood
- Gas barbecue;
- Ice box
- Tables and chairs
- Solar powered lights for reading, cooking etc.; candles for intimacy
- Rainwater on tap for cooking and washing up
- Kitchen sink, utensils and basic cooking condiments
- Composting toilet
- First Aid Kit

The 25 metre high arched opening faces north west with wind and weather protection by a grove of coachwood trees and 30 metre tall carved rock columns known locally as "pagodas", a predominant feature in the primitive landscape.

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
Mark lives on the same property in a separate house. After a guided "Walk & Talk" he will leave you very much alone unless you need him for advice, repairs, cup of sugar etc.

NOTE
At 1111 metres altitude, remember "if you don't like the weather up here; wait a minute" so bring warm clothes even in summer.

HOUSE RULES
Leave the home as neat and tidy as you found it;
Place all garbage/recycling in bins provided;
smoking on decks with doors closed is permitted.

CANCELLATIONS
Strict
Cancel up to 60 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 60 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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SAFETY FEATURES
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
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Prices

  • Base Price $265 / night
  • Weekend Price $345 / night
  • Security Deposit $500
  • Extra People $65 (adult) and $25 (child) / night after 2 people

Adventures on the Property

These are the exclusive natural wonders and outdoor activities within the property boundaries.

The Hat Cave

Set amidst towering escarpments, the Hat Cave is a huge sandstone cathedral, sculpted by nature to provide an ideal bushland retreat for modern cave dwellers. The natural acoustics are a musicians dream. It has been carefully developed using minimal impact construction and facilities to ensure the environment remains as pristine as possible for future generations to enjoy.

The 25 metre high arched opening faces north west with wind and weather protection by a grove of coachwood trees and 30 metre tall carved rock columns known locally as "pagodas", a predominant feature in the primitive landscape. Access is easy via a 500m walking track with numerous seats to relax and absorb the bushland surrounds.
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Location

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Adventures Nearby

Here are some details about the adventures nearby. Refer to the map for their location.

Hiking at Kanangra Boyd National Park

The Kanangra Boyd National Park is within the Greater Blue Mountains, characterised by its deep gorges and rugged landscape, a majority of the park is declared wilderness area. The park is popular among outdoor adventures for its many hikes and walking tracks. The park offers stunning views of the sandstone ridges and large water catchments, not to mention the wildlife you will discover....

Hassans Walls Lookout

Hassans Walls Lookout is the highest lookout in the Blue Mountains at approximately 1,100 metres above sea level. Look out to Mount Wilson, Mount York, Mount Tarana and Mount Blaxland and the whole Hartley Valley below. To the south are the Kanimbla and Megalong Valleys and Mount Bindo (1,363 metres). 

You can also walk or ride around Hassans Walls Lookout.
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Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls walk is a great way to get up close to an amazing cascade. The walk explores the top and bottom of the falls, with the chance to climb behind Victoria Falls. This walk heads down into a section of the Grose Valley from the end of Victoria Falls Rd. Although there is no where to swim, the shady track and spray from the waterfall is refreshing on a warm day....

Mount Wilson

Mt Wilson, the heritage garden village, is in the World Heritage Blue Mountains.The area has magnificent natural bushland and rainforest, walks and canyons as well as historic houses and grand exotic gardens, some of which are open to the public. Mt Irvine is adjacent to Mt Wilson, about 15 minutes further drive. It has a mountain rural setting of farms and fine gardens, bushland and rainforest, with magnificent views over the mountains and canyons of the Blue Mountains....

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Unique hand-built Lodge and environmental retreat on 8 private acres of Blue Mountains wilderness. The Cave is 20 metres high, wide and deep; similar size and shape to a small shell of the Opera house (with better acoustics!) Hatter's Hideout transects a deep mountain gorge, with lush cool temperate rainforest to natural bonsai in wind swept heath; to woodland with panoramic views across Mount Wilson and Wollemi National Park, the World Heritage Area and home of the prehistoric wollemi pine.
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