Atop a green field with views out to the Wollemi National Park sits Banjara Retreat. A contemporary, architectural masterpiece crafted from sandstone, glass and birch timber. Filled with resort-style furnishings and treasures from worldly travels waiting to be discovered in every corner of the cabin. We kicked off our shoes, lit a fire and agreed it wasn’t too early to indulge in a glass of our welcome gift – a bottle of Prosecco.
Our mornings were slow and simple. The breakfast essentials were kindly taken care of for our stay, so all we had to do was brew some coffee and wrap up in a blanket on the outdoor pod lounge to bask in the beautiful, crisp sunrise.
As the day warmed up we made our way down the grassy hill to soak up some sunshine and enjoy a picnic with some of the local produce we'd picked up in town.
Once the sun well and truly disappeared for the night, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity of our remote location's clear, unpolluted sky. As our eyes slowly adjusted, our bravery heading out into the icy, pitch-black was rewarded with the clearest view of the Milky Way we had ever seen before.
We were spoiled with high-end kitchen appliances, a dreamy pillow top bed and a bathroom with a large stone bathtub and rainfall showerhead. It was easy to feel like we had all the finishes you'd expect in a high-end hotel, but unlike a bustling tourist hotspot, we had this luxurious retreat all to ourselves.
With no wi-fi and limited reception, we were truly able to switch off. Our uninterrupted stay at the retreat was such a welcome change that reminded us to appreciate the slow, meaningful moments of life that are far too often missed....
Things We Did
- Food & Drink
Sample a handful of their award-winning creations with a tasting paddle, grab a wood-fire pizza and relax looking out over the orchard that grew the delicious apples you're sipping on.
Make sure you try the 'Sweet Julie' - the only cider on the planet made from the Julie apple, a variety discovered on the property!...
Through the red front gates, you'll enter a stunning world of vivid colours, magical archways, weathered statues and winding pathways. You could easily explore for an entire day and still feel like there's more to uncover!...
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