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260 Craft Rd, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325 Australia
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 03/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 5 Speciality lodging in Wollombi
Wild Edge Retreat is a 'Couples Only' Retreat, positioned within our 100 acre property on a mountain ridgeline in the Hunter Valley, NSW. Completed in 2003 and refurbished in 2018, Wild Edge Retreat comprises of four contemporary and luxuriously appointed Spa and Pool Spa Pavilions, each designed to take maximum advantage of the magnificent views, while offering the ultimate in privacy and comfort. Surrounded on three sides by State Forest, Wild Edge offers guests peace and tranquility with the benefits of modern luxury accommodation. All pavilions have a two person spa bath, Nespresso machines, a Bose sound system with bluetooth dock and a Dyson hairdryer. Two of our Pavilions have their own private plunge pool and one has a private outdoor deck Rockwall shower. Connected by raised timber boardwalks, each of the architecturally designed Spa and Private Pool Spa Pavilions seem to float effortlessly above the trees and landscape below. Here you will instantly lose yourself in a world of romance, relaxation and indulgence. In less than two hours drive from the hustle and bustle of the Sydney CBD, you will arrive in the quaint 19th Century Village of Wollombi, gateway to the Hunter Valley. A further 10 minute drive along the Narone Creek Valley with picturesque pastureland, you will head up a private mountain road to arrive at the Retreat. As Wild Edge Retreat is literally on the edge of the wilderness, there is absolutely no passing traffic, and in order to retain the peaceful tranquillity of the retreat, and the privacy of guests, there is also no traffic within the retreat. Guests and their luggage are conveyed from the car park to their Pavilion in an electric golf cart, via the raised timber walkways.
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LDN100 wrote a review 6 Apr
Chippenham, United Kingdom78 contributions51 helpful votes
If you could reach into our heads and pull our all of the things that would make our perfect holiday, Wild Edge would be it. A beautiful location with an incredible uninterrupted view of the bush/jungle, a pavilion so private that you feel like the only people around for miles, a private pool, a beautiful and large outdoor deck for eating, yoga and playing cards on the day bed, a bbq for outdoor cooking every morning and night, an incredible spa bath and tropical shower, indigenous toiletries, absolutely lovely hosts who absolutely get what you need on a trip like this and provide everything that make it special as well as all of the essentials, and the kind of animals wandering around that you want to see (kangaroos on the drive up, goannas on site) but no huge spiders?! (how did they do that?!) Seriously though, we're lucky to have stayed in some amazing places and I think the best way of describing Wild Edge is to say that it is the best holiday we've ever been on. And it's 'only' a staycation 2 hours from home. And we didn't have to fly. And it beats our luxury honeymoon in Bali. Sorry Bali. Thank you so much Emma and Mick for such a wonderful time, we loved every second and didn't want to leave! You made my 30th birthday one to remember for sure!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: We stayed in Earth Song and it was perfect!
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adam c wrote a review Feb 2021
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This was our 2nd stay at Wild Edge Retreat. Our previous stay was in 2008. This place is peaceful, relaxing and ofcourse a retreat to get away from it all, so bring a book or 2 and unwind. We thought our host Emma was professional and attentive. We cannot fault Wild Edge. We will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Marnie wrote a review Sep 2020
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We spent last weekend at Wild Edge for our 10th wedding anniversary and our stay was absolutely perfect! We were warmly welcomed by the lovely Emma who took our luggage to our pavilion for us and explained everything. We got to our amazing room and the fire was going, soft music was playing and a bottle of bubbles was on ice. We then had tandem massages in our room and were well and truly relaxed. We stayed in Whispering Forest and it was spotless, very comfortable and had everything you could need. The views from the room was spectacular. Service was fantastic throughout the rest of the weekend and nothing was a problem. I would highly recommend Wild Edge to couples looking for a totally relaxing, luxury holiday. Thanks so much again Emma for making our anniversary so special.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Angela B wrote a review Jun 2020
Sydney, Australia7 contributions3 helpful votes
We had the pleasure of staying at Wild Edge Retreat for 5 nights last week to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday. As return guests we knew what to expect from this fabulous property, but were very impressed with the little upgrades that Emma and Mick have made since taking over, which easily elevates this wonderful retreat from 5 stars to a very deserving 6! Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by Emma who helped us with our luggage and showed us to our pavilion, Earth Song. Wow, what a treat for the senses! Cosy fire, tea light and aromatherapy candles and soft music. The pavilion was immaculate and equipped with everything needed to self cater. We enjoyed the vast array of breakfast provisions that were so tasty..obviously fresh and locally sourced..oh, and thankyou for the bottle of bubbly and the birthday cake- a lovely touch. We loved Earth Song with its lovely big balcony- perfect to capture the winter sun and glorious sunsets. The property is so peaceful, it becomes very easy to connect with nature. Tranqility is important to us and we really appreciate the fact that Emma and Mick make a point of not carrying out any noisy maintenance whilst guests are on the property. For us,this is pure gold. We highly recommend this beautiful retreat for a couples getaway to rest, rejuvenate and revitalise.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Cherie wrote a review Jun 2020
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We stayed at this wonderful retreat for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. We wanted a private luxurious cabin with tranquil surroundings and that is exactly what we got! As soon as we had parked our car, we were greeted by our lovely host Emma, who transported our luggage via electric cart to our accommodation. We entered our cabin to find a warm fireplace and pure ambience created by tea lights and soft music. Our cabin was immaculate and very well equipped with everything that we needed to make our stay comfortable and our cabin even included amazing breakfast provisions for the weekend. This retreat is amazing and we will certainly be back!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wild Edge Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Wild Edge Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Tourist Drive 33 (4.0 km), Ngurra Bu (3.7 km), and Wollombi Endeavour Museum (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wild Edge Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Wild Edge Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Wild Edge Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Wild Edge Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wild Edge Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Panino Restaurant, Myrtle House, and Great Northern Trading Post.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wild Edge Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Wild Edge Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.