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With a stay at Waterfall Springs Retreat in Kulnura, you'll be 8.6 mi (13.9 km) from Olney State Forest and 9.5 mi (15.2 km) from Brisbane Water National Park. Featured amenities include a library and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Our king room was absolutely impressive, and so well decorated. We had everything we could need to make our stay perfect. Breakfast next morning was great too. The outside bar area also had a firepit, which made it a very pleasant space to while away the hours. The staff were welcoming, and great to chat too. A huge property to walk around, or use a buggy. The ATV tour to the glow worms was terrific, and we thoroughly enjoyed staying here for my husband's birthday.
Pros: The location was beautiful. The room and facilities were awesome. It was very relaxing. The ATV glow worm tour was mind blowing!
Pros: Absolutely everything. Impeccable outstanding are just a few words that come to mind
Pros: Stunning property surrounded by Australian wildlife that created an experience like no other. A truly amazing stay with clean facilities and surrounded in a quiet, hidden getaway. Allana and Steven were incredible hosts and left us with all the privacy we could have asked for. Will definitely be back again soon!
Pros: Great place to relax and unwind. Lovely bbq area and swimming pool. Room has all you need!
Pros: Everything was amazing! From the room, to the bathroom, to the pool, to the bar and kitchen was just excellent. I was lost for words at how awesome it was. I would definitely go back again and would highly recommend and refer family and friends!!!
Cons: Nothing. It was perfect!
Pros: Friendly staff very welcoming room looked exactly like pics shown location was amazing extremely clean and modern and value for money
Cons: Nothing every thing was amazing
Pros: Beautiful place, highly recommend to anyway wanting to experience the bush in luxury accommodation. The outdoor BBQ area is set up perfectly. Steve and Alanna provide an excellent service !
Pros: Kangaroos napping in the sun outside our room and the owners went out of their way to make our stay special!
Pros: The location is amazing, we were able to see wallabies right from the window of our room! The bush walk tracks are amazing and very easy to follow, it was the perfect retreat we came back feeling so relaxed and refreshed.
With a stay at Retreat at Wisemans in Wisemans Ferry, you'll be on a river, just a 3-minute walk from Wisemans Ferry Golf Club and a 3-minute drive from Hawkins Lookout. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Great location, beautiful outlook, staff were so friendly and helpful. Room was ok, a little dated. Very basic inclusions. More cutlery would be useful.
Cons: Limited facilities in the room, hardly any tv channels
Pros: The serenity of the place
Cons: Pity the restaurant was closed however there were other options close by
Pros: Kate was full of information and could not have done more … definitely heading back
Pros: Great place great staff. There was a bit of drama with the WIFi but all good at the end. Staff was very patient when trying to help us.
Pros: location on the river and access to golf course was excellent staff friendly and obliging room clean enough but dated
Cons: tv screen very small , coffee not replaced over 4 days, extremely noisy with drunks on saturday night, restaurant closed no eating available although club and pub across the road
Pros: Size of the room
Cons: Dark room
Pros: LOcation, overall facilities and size of room and ensuite.
Cons: The twin beds sagged a little in the centre - probably need to replace the mattresses and get longer beds for taller people. having said that I slept OK.
Pros: We had no breakfast booked and none would have been available as we were out of season. The facility is well maintained. The rooms have everything you need, but are a bit dark. Nestled in a wooded area, the rooms are very nice. Is actually suitable for weddings. We could easily use the 9 hole golf course located on the river.
Cons: It is more useful for weddings
Pros: Quiet location. Extremely friendly staff. Easy check-in.
Cons: Wifi was down but that was due to a storm and fires in the area.
Pros: We didn't have breakfast
Cons: We didn't like the nasty smell in our room , also the room was infested with cockroaches and there was one in the toilet when I open the lid , the area where the kettle and cups ect were was not clean , we were not happy .
When you stay at Wisemans Inn Hotel in Wisemans Ferry, you'll be 1 minutes by foot from Wollemi National Park. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Close to all facilities including the historical pub, lovely grounds and friendly, helpful staff
Pros: The restaurant staff were pleasant and the fish and chips lovely. Other meals looked very good.
Cons: The manager spoke abruptly to staff and was dismissive to patrons. The whole hotel was tired and grotty.
Pros: The pub is my favorite pub no matter the changes it feels the same as I always did every time I went there.
Cons: The shower
Cons: No TV in the apartment
Pros: great location
Cons: no TV
Pros: Convenient location. Beautiful countryside.
Cons: Facilities very basic - bed, small fridge and bathroom (mouldy and unpleasant). No toiletries, no towels, no TV, no chair, no table etc
Pros: Simple, well priced, clean accommodation. People amazing and the Inn is part of Australian history. Totally enjoyed my stay.
Pros: Food was good. History, scenic surroundings & pub presentation was memorable
Cons: Don’t stay in the rooms at the main pub if you want sleep. Noise travels through the whole top floor & from downstairs to upstairs
Pros: Great location.. nice old pub.would have liked a bit longer and trying a meal
Cons: Nothing all good
Pros: Comfortable bed
Cons: Think it was over priced
Yanada Retreat is a beautiful six bedroom country property with swimming pool, set on 38 acres of bush by the picturesque McDonald River, bounding the Yengo National Park and 2km outside the historic village of St Albans. We are 15 minutes from Wisemans Ferry and the Hawkesbury River. The setting is remote and idyllic with complete privacy assured. Nestled between the river and the Yengo Mountains, you will unwind as soon as you enter the driveway. All this only 90 min drive from Sydney CBD. We can offer, for groups of 10 to 21 people; • Holiday rental for families and groups • Therapy, Yoga and Meditation retreats for groups • Uniquely tailored Corporate Wellbeing Packages • Individual bed and breakfast room rentals mid-week and for special events Yanada is a luxury 350 m2 country home (built in 2004) set within bushland overlooking the McDonald Valley and river. Our 15m x 5m swimming pool is perfect for lap swimming or just chill out in the water seat, on the sunbeds or in the pavilion. It is a good distance from the house to ensure privacy with beautiful views over the valley. Take one of the bush walks possible on the property; around the cleared lands, up to a flat rock peak in the Yengo National Park. We have walking access to the McDonald River across the road at the front of the property where you can swim, fish or kayak. Drive or cycle 5 – 10 minutes to the historic St Albans village and other National Park walking tracks in the valley. Yanada (‘Moon’ in Dharug and Darkinjung) has two 95 sq. m spaces over two levels each fully surrounded by fully furnished deep cool verandahs, including two outdoor settings, chairs, tables, a pod chair, two day beds and a BBQ. Each space can be open on three sides with views over the valley. There are external stairs from the living level down to a fire pit The upper space includes a huge open plan kitchen, used by staff only during catered bookings, with serving counters for meals, drinks, tea and coffee. For self catered bookings the kitchen includes gas stove, eye level ovens, dishwasher, microwave, two fridges and all cooking utensils. There is also a gas BBQ on the verandah just outside the kitchen. There are dining tables capable seating up to 24 people and a sumptuous living area of sofas and cushions big enough for two separate groups to use. The living area is centred around a wood fired stove for cosy winter evenings. For summer there are ceiling fans and an option for ducted reverse cycle air conditioning. The lower space is used for retreats only and not available for holiday lets. Our new massage treatment room is also now open on this level, used during retreats, or you can book massages in advance. Celebrations, such as dinner parties, family and friend reunions etc are welcome at Yanada BUT, as we are primarily a place of quiet and peaceful retreat, parties, including weddings, are not allowed. No externally audible noise is permitted after midnight at weekends and we ask you to respect the healing nature of the property. Check for upcoming events and projects by following us on Facebook - Yanada Retreat, Instagram or on our Website. HOLIDAY RENTAL FACILITIES • 90 m2 Cathedral Ceiling Living / Dining / Group room • 15m x 5m Swimming Pool • Pool Pavilion with Balinese Day Beds • BBQ • Dining Tables to seat up to 24 • Modular sofas to seat 10 (additional seating and cushions available), all with tree top views over McDonald Valley • Ducted Reverse Cycle Air conditioning or ceiling fan options • 5 min walk to the McDonald River for swimming • Kayaks available on river from our neighbour - $20 per day • Bush walks of various levels of difficulty, both within the property grounds and into the adjoining Yengo National Park • Free Wi-Fi Internet and local phone calls • Board games • Wood Burning indoor Stove • Outdoor Fire Pit (April - September) ACCOMMODATION Accommodation for 10 (min) up to 21 as follows: 15 in the main house (or up to 17 including two roll out beds): • Four twin bedrooms (single bed configuration, king size possible) • Shared bathroom with shower and bath. • King / Twin Bedroom with optional ensuite or shared bathroom WC and shower. • Master Bedroom / Family suite, King Size + 2 single beds or or five single beds with ensuite WC and shower. 'Glamping' Accommodation for an additional 4 people in 2 bell tents in luxury king single beds, including electricity, fans, heating and wi fi 1000TC cotton bedding, towels and shower products provided in the house and tents. With whole house holiday rentals you will have Yanada to yourself. The owners have a separate residence elsewhere on the property but will not impinge on your privacy. If any maintenance is required during longer stays we will check this with you first. OTHER SERVICES We are primarily a retreat centre offering Catered and Self Catered Meditation, Therapy, Yoga, Massage, Personal Development and Wellbeing retreats. We also provide corporate and carer mid-week wellbeing get-away packages Contact us directly or check our website for more info. Bed and Breakfast accommodation is also available mid week and during special local events such as the St Albans Folk Festival in April and Writers Festival in September. THE PROPERTY AND AREA Where is Yanada? Yanada is in the McDonald Valley 2km outside the historic village of St Albans. We adjoin the Yengo National Park and are 17 minutes from Wisemans Ferry and the Hawkesbury River. This is the southern tip of Darkinjung country with Mount Yengo at its heart. This place is hidden and remote, known since first European settlement as the Forgotten Valley, yet less than 2 hours drive from Sydney. The drive itself is beautiful. From Sydney, once you leave the M2 and Pennant Hills Road you will follow the original convict built route north from Sydney. The Old North Road takes you along the Dural ridge with stunning Blue Mountain views, through Marramurra National Park and down into Wisemans Ferry, set on a picturesque loop in the Hawkesbury river system. Cross the free Webbs Creek vehicular ferry, a 4 min ride, then along the McDonald Valley, with steep sandstone cliffs and the meandering river, to Yanada, just before the National Trust village of St Albans. DO NOT USE GPS or Google Maps directions to get to Yanada from Sydney!!!!. Use the directions our website!!!! The McDonald Valley Yanada is in the McDonald Valley (locally known as the Forgotten Valley) in the heart of the Hawkesbury Region, close to the Blue Mountains to the west and Hunter Valley to the north. This is the very southern tip or ‘pan handle’ of Darkijung country which has Mount Yengo in the Hunter as its sacred heart. There are numerous annual events in the small village of St Albans including A Folk Festival, Writers Festival, Convict 100 Bike Ride and The Shahzada Mountain Horse Endurance Test. The Settlers Arms Hotel is the main attraction of the village as well as some churches, one with regular services. Past St Albans it is a beautiful drive on winding gravel road through the Wollombi National Park to Wollombi to Cessnock and the Hunter Valley Wine Region. A few minutes south, Wisemans Ferry provides a number of leisure attractions including golf, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming and Golf. There are also local amenities at Wisemans; pub, shops, restaurants, service station, police and doctor. Further south at Maroota you can visit Tobruk Sheep Station. See for more details on the region.
Pros: Overall look and feel of place is good. A nice place to spend with friends and chill time. Cater more as a retreat, but still a good chill out place away from the noisy city.
Cons: Not good value for money, to have shared bath rooms at the price. Carpets in rooms need some attention.
Pros: It felt like a home away from home.
Cons: No locks on the door, which hardly mattered because of the 'homely' feel of the place.