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Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

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201 Booka Rd Tweed Valley, Far Northern NSW, Upper Crystal Creek, New South Wales 2484 Australia
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A luxury romantic getaway on the far north coast of NSW Australia, between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast hinterland. Private luxury cabin, bungalow & lodge accommodation with large sunken double spas, fireplaces and heated plunge pools. All individually set on 250 acres of genuine old growth rainforest with World Heritage National Park on three sides, assuring true peace and privacy. 8 Kms of rainforest walks, 400 year old trees, stunning creek & rock pools. Full gourmet dining menu, packages with breakfast and all meals available. Free Wifi.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Massage
Adults only
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Wifi
Private pool
Complimentary tea
Game room
Hiking
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Private balcony
Seating area
Dishwasher
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Separate dining area
Microwave
Refrigerator
On-demand films
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Non-smoking rooms
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US2 wrote a review Aug 2021
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
What a lovely place as soon as you drive in the stress of life fades away, we stayed for a couple of nights in glass terrace bungalow we also added to our stay pre made meals which we found over priced for the the small portion given, we also found that the bungee was not cleaned properly which was disappointing.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Megan Green wrote a review Jun 2021
Merimbula, Australia35 contributions2 helpful votes
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My husband and I stayed for 2 nights on the way home from our wedding. Our stay was nothing short of amazing!! From the drive in we were blown away, the tranquil ambiance of the property was amazing! We literally didn’t see another guest during our stay and this added to peaceful private feeling of the place. We stayed in the Pandorea Glass Terrace Bungalow. It was so good that it had its own private parking, it made it so easy with luggage. The Bungalow was spotlessly clean and spacious and definitely had a luxury feel. The small extras really stood out to us, like the candle to take home, the slippers and robes, the tea light candles everywhere, the complementary chocolates, bottle of wine and welcome card upon arrival all contributed to the 5 star feel. The outdoor shower, the spa and double fire place we’re highlights while all of the glass windows made us feel like we were in the rainforest!! We ordered food hampers and would highly recommend everyone do this, there was so much food! The dinner hampers come with instructions on how to reheat or cook which we followed to a T and turned out perfectly, the Spanish lamb and the Seafood upgrade were both delicious! We did all of the walks on the property during our stay, we do a lot of walking. These were beautiful and so tranquil. I particularly loved the walk that went around the creek, it’s like fairyland! The lookout walk had a lot of steps anyone doing this walk definitely take a walking pole (which is provided) as it definitely helped on the way back down and probably is not for the fainthearted. After the walks we swam in creek which was refreshing and revitalising!! Using Hammocks over the creek was so tranquil and meditative and my favourite part of the stay! Definitely a little slice of Heaven 💙
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sam + Cara A wrote a review May 2021
Old Bar, Australia2 contributions
We came for our honeymoon and we couldn’t had been happier . The meals were flavourful and cooked to perfection. We did 3/4 bush walks and enjoyed our afternoons by the fire watching movies. The staff were exceptional, they offered the full service but also provided us with the perfect level of privacy and respect. I am so happy we booked here and will definitely be returning. Little tip - pack comfortable walking clothes and prepare to get a little dirty. Some of the tracks can be challenging but are very achievable for even a casual bush Walker. Also remember to pack snacks!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AMB0707 wrote a review Mar 2021
Shellharbour, Australia40 contributions13 helpful votes
From check-in to check-out everything was amazing! Mark, thank you so much for being an informative and accomodating host. Our stay was part of our honeymoon a wonderful two nights spent in a Luxury Mountain View Lodge. This was definitely the most memorable part to our trip. Travelling from the South Coast (Shellharbour) we did the brunt of the trip on the first day with a one night stop over in Coffs Harbour. This allowed us to wake up relaxed with only a few hours left to travel to the retreat. We upgraded to the ultimate rainforest honeymoon package and I must say it was well worth the extra money. From the gifts, candles, rose petals strewn throughout the lodge... to the delicious food! The portions... very generous even for a husband that eats a lot! Having our meals included in the package was very beneficial. This took out the time required to plan, shop and cook our dinners. All breakfast items were delicious and we opted to cook on the gas stovetop. The picnic lunch was also very tasty! I saved a portion of my sandwich for the drive home the next day due to the portion size! The weather was beautiful when we visited with warmth during the middle of the day and short rainfall in the morning and afternoon. If anything, rainfall enhances the experience! We ventured out of the lodge when the weather was lovely and did the rainforest walk! Also, bring some cash. There’s a lovely little house near the retreat which sells crystals out the front. I was fortunate to at least have a 20 on me however I really wish I had more! Thank you for providing us with an amazing experience and thankful we decided on a honeymoon in our very own state! We are very much looking forward to coming back, taking on a more difficult walk, opting for the food to be included and to experience ultimate bliss once again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Simone wrote a review Feb 2021
Brisbane, Australia64 contributions11 helpful votes
This was our second visit to Crystal Creek. We stayed in the cedar lodge.The room was super dirty when we checked in, kitchen and utensils, benches etc were all dirty and oily, and our bed linen was dirty and had makeup on it. Thankfully the lady who came to fix it up was lovely and cleaned it all as quickly as possible. We had to ask for spare towels but there were no hand towels, mats or face cloths and by that point I couldn’t be bothered to ask for more to be dropped down. It was pretty rainy and the muddy driveway was slippery so my gf’s car got destroyed and we were woken up early to quickly get out on the last day because of the heavy rains so we missed half a day at the lodge. The cedar lodge was really disappointing compared to the last time we stayed. I’m really upset by the whole experience and probably won’t book again. Given the price and the experience from similar places I guess I had higher hopes. I cannot express how upset I am by how dirty the room was and the whole experience. We had planned to go once or twice a year but probably won’t now. The cedar lodge had a nicer view than the Lamington cabin we stayed in last time and the pool is heated. The outside area is covered and a little larger and it seems more private where the other cabins are quite close together. However, inside, the design is not as nice as the other cabins. There is no where to put your luggage and one tiny bathroom sink with no where for things to go. Annoyingly there’s no door on the toilet so it all echos throughout the entire place and you can’t use the bathroom without waking up your partner. For some reason the shower is at kidney height !?!? In the other cabins the bathroom floor is also heated but not in the cedar lodge. In the cedar lodge, the Kitchen had no pantry or anywhere to put food which was also irritating when you’re self catering. The basics are provided which is lovely, oil, salt, bug spray, torch, tea, plenty of coffee pods and tea lights for romantic settings etc. glad wrap was provided but ours was empty. I’d suggest packing some containers, Alf oil etc if you’re cooking there. The massages were amazing, probably the best part of the entire trip.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
USD 329 - USD 380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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crystal creek rainforest retreat hotel upper crystal creek
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesUpper Crystal Creek
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Purling Brook Falls (7.4 km), Best Of All Lookout (3.4 km), and Natural Bridge (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dancing Waters Cafe, The Lost Fawn Cafe, and The Sitting Room.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah (12.5 km) and Banner Street Memoria Park (12.2 km).
Does Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.