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Banjos Bushland Retreat

592 Moonabung Road, Vacy, New South Wales 2421 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 01/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 3 Speciality lodging in Vacy
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Perfect for couples, families and large groups! Banjos Bushland Retreat has three 4.5 star (AAAT rated) luxury lodges, plus private recreation facilities for the exclusive use of Banjos guests. Brumby's Run Lodge has 4 bedrooms, Clancy's Lodge has 3 bedrooms and Swagman's Rest Lodge has 2 bedrooms. All 9 bedrooms have king beds, private en-suites and stunning views. When booking all 3 lodges guests have the entire retreat exclusively for their group. Spacious living areas with slow combustion wood fires, fully equipped kitchen and BBQs on large decks. Recreation facilities include: Full size tennis court, 9 hole mini-golf, indoor spa, sauna, table tennis, billiards, children's adventure playground and giant chest set. An abundance of amazing wildlife will visit daily - kangaroos, wallabies, possums, kookaburras, king parrots, crimson rosellas, bower birds, fairy wrens plus the majestic eagles. Banjos is also disabled friendly.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Game room
Mini golf
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot bath
Tennis court
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Foot massage
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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bill h wrote a review 3 Jan.
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What a retreat, we absolutely loved it, the scenery and views were amazing. Accommodation was 5 star. Jenny was amazing to deal with and was very helpful, will be going this year again. Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Jenny Patterson, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Bill, Thank you for your lovely review of your stay at Banjos over NYE. So pleased that you and your girls enjoyed everything about Banjos! I enjoy speaking with my guests, and helping them with any questions they may have - communication is the key! We look forward to having you return again soon.
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Rami wrote a review Dec. 2020
Sydney, Australia7 contributions2 helpful votes
What an amazing place. The location, view, accommodation, activities and wildlife make Banjos the perfect family retreat. Jenny made the process of booking so easy and completely undersold how tranquil Banjos really is. If anyone is seeking a perfect place for their large family getaway then book all three cabins and quite simply enjoy.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Jenny Patterson, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Rami, Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay at Banjos! Very happy to hear that you and your friends absolutely enjoyed everything about Banjos, and that it was even better than you expected! We pride ourselves on what we have built for so many different types of guests, but when you book all 3 lodges you, of course, have the added benefit of enjoying the entire retreat exclusively for your group, and in this awful situation with COVID Banjos works really well! We look forward to welcoming you back to our special piece of paradise again soon!
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Errddzzyy wrote a review Nov. 2020
2 contributions
Highly Recommended, Pictures don’t do it justice, architecturally beautiful buildings, amazing views, and just an experience that needs to be seen to be believed! Great amenities all with Views, including a Luxurious spa with views Accross the mountains. Host Jenny was amazing, leaving plenty of timber for the fire place, and extra coins for the sauna which was a bonus!, highly highly recommended place, we will definitely be coming back shortly!! Thank you Jennie for providing us with a great memorable time!! Hope to see/speak to you soon again for plenty more stays!!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
kc_meow wrote a review Nov. 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates50 contributions40 helpful votes
i've stayed in banjos 3x now.. and it's been an escape to nature each time - just the divine balance of luxury and comfort, with the real sense of being immersed in nature and all her beauties. the accommodations itself has everything you need, from baths to a rec room, sauna and full kitchen... beds are comfortable, fireplaces make it cosy and what an immersion with wildlife and nature at your backdoor. it's a short trek to the lookout to the most stunning sunrises, be sure to visit the Grandmother tree and the lagoon nearby. it's a escape to look forward to, especially with family or a group of friends.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Jenny Patterson, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat
Responded 15 Nov. 2020
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review about your many stays at Banjos, and love hearing that we have ticked so many of your boxes. Hope you have some more visits planned to our little piece of paradise! Jenny Patterson, Owner
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Wendy S wrote a review Nov. 2020
3 contributions
What a great location for a family celebration. Clean & comfortable with plenty to do swimming, tennis, hot tub,pool table just to name a few or just relax. With 7 adults and 4 children it was spacious and accommodated everyone comfortably. We loved the wild life visitors that dropped by to say hi and grab a bight to eat. Looking forward to going again !
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Jenny Patterson, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat
Responded 10 Nov. 2020
Hi Wendy, Awesome to hear that your weekend at Banjos was a fabulous celebration for this very special 100th Birthday! We love hearing that all our guests are happy and had plenty of fun things to do, or as you say, just relax and enjoy the environment with our amazing wildlife. We would absolutely love to have you return to Banjos again for another short, or longer break! With thanks,
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banjos Bushland Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Banjos Bushland Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Bunna Bunoo Olive Grove (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Banjos Bushland Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Banjos Bushland Retreat?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Banjos Bushland Retreat?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Banjos Bushland Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Banjos Bushland Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Flying Duck, Vacy General Store Cafe Gifts & LPO, and Farmers Hotel Vacy.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Banjos Bushland Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Banjos Bushland Retreat?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Banjos Bushland Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tocal Homestead (11.6 km).
Is Banjos Bushland Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.