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Banjos Bushland Retreat

592 Moonabung Road, Vacy, New South Wales 2421 Australia
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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
Pool
Sauna
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Game room
Hiking
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot bath
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Mini golf
Tennis court
Billiards
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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592 Moonabung Road, Vacy, New South Wales 2421 Australia
Banjos Bushland Retreat
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James C wrote a review Feb 2024
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Absolutely wonderful place to stay. Soo good for families with big games room and mini golf course. The house was amazing set high in the bush land with lovely views. Plenty of friendly wildlife around to keep you company!! Stayed for a wedding close by but will definitely come again and stay for a longer break.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review about your recent stay at Banjos for a wedding. Happy to hear that you all enjoyed the experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back again! With thanks!
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Matt C wrote a review Feb 2024
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What a weekend! Banjos was fantastic in accommodating my whole family. Plenty of room and activities for all ages. Even though the weather was a challenge the larger internals living spaces and games room allowed us to continue what was an amazing time. Thanks Jenny, you always make us feel like Banjo's is our second home.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Thank you Matt! We really appreciate you writing a review of your stay at Banjos last weekend! Agree that the weather has been quite challenging lately, but there is always something to do with all our activities to keep everyone happy! So pleased that we have special guests like you and your family that keep returning to Banjos again & again! We look forward to booking you in again for another escape!
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Danielle P wrote a review Jan 2024
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Our group of friends stayed at banjos over New Year’s Eve and we honestly were beyond happy with our stay. The whole place was so beautiful, so neat and tidy, gave off a warm homey feeling. The amount of cutlery, linen, dishes, tea and coffee supply’s etc was absolutely perfect. We had a big group and we had everything to cater for with that group. So many extra blankets and towels were provided and we absolutely loved that. Especially having kids with us. We loved our stay so much we are planning to return at least once a year for a little get away. Jenny was absolutely amazing the whole time I communicated with her, she was so lovely and helpful, she checked in before our stay to ensure we were all prepared and ready, she then also checked in afterwards which I think is lovely. The information provided for our stay was also great! I honestly have nothing bad to say such an amazing place, the host is just the type of person you want to deal with when going on a holiday. I was not stressed or worried the whole time planning or during our trip. My son had an absolute ball with all the fun recreational activities, as did us adults and us adults also could not stop admiring the beautiful view. We can’t wait to return to banjos. Kind regards Dani Perry
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 4 Jan 2024
Thank you Dani for the awesome review of your stay at Banjos Bushland Retreat over NYE! So pleased that you all enjoyed your experience, and a huge thank you for all your lovely comments! Communication is such an important part of each and every one of our bookings. We want guests to feel welcomed, and most of all just enjoy their stay! We look forward to having you return to Banjos again! You were perfect guests, so thank you for that!
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Dream64813465228 wrote a review Dec 2023
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What a great experience. My husband and I enjoyed staying at Swagmans cottage immensely. Everything we needed was there for our two night getaway. Plenty to do and see and the accommodation was amazing
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 19 Dec 2023
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review about your stay at Banjos last week, and pleased that you enjoyed the experience! With thanks,
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Bev E wrote a review Dec 2023
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Resort is exactly as advertised. We used the whole resort for our family Christmas get together. Our group ranged from aged 81 to 5 (19) in all and the large house accommodated us all for our meals and coming together time. Wildlife around day and night. Would definitely recommend for similar groups. In house pool would have added to our experience as the weather was very very hot. Would like to return in the Winter
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 13 Dec 2023
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review about your stay at Banjos last weekend, and pleased to hear that it worked well for your group of 19 guests! Our wildlife adds to the whole experience, and so enjoyable to watch them in their own environment. The shared resort pool or lagoon are not far from the lodges to help with cooling off in hot weather. Look forward to welcoming you back in winter so you can enjoy our wonderful log fires!
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Barbara B wrote a review Nov 2023
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We had 3 nights staying in the Swagman's Rest Lodge,it was wonderful from the huge bedrooms with ensuites one of which catered for the disabled which was a bonus for my husband to the fully equipped kitchen and large living area overlooking bushland where we got to see kangaroos, kookaburras and native birds up close.our hosts Jenny and Malcolm certainly made us feel welcome with a call to make sure we were settled in.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 22 Nov 2023
A massive thank you Barbara for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Banjos last weekend. So pleased that you really enjoyed your 3 days in our little piece of paradise! When we built Banjos many years ago we wanted to make a retreat that was suitable for everyone, which included putting in features that help people with disabilities. Our wonderful, amazing wildlife makes it even more special! You were wonderful guests, and we look forward to having you back again next year!
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One T wrote a review Nov 2023
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I have spent hundreds of days at Banjos Bushland Retreat. I know that sounds far fetched but it is actually true as I book it out for 10 day retreats usually twice a year. Why - because it is spectacular. Walking in there feels like home. The birds are like family, the kangaroos old friends, the possums, the goannas, the incredible walks, the ridiculously good sauna but most of all I think just the pure love and passion Jenny and Malcolm put into the place. Everything is always top notch. They want to know any little thing that can improved and repaired and over the many years continue to pour that love into the place. I have had hundreds of people come through and everyone of them is just blown away. It is that kinda place. And what a spot, on top of this beautiful mountain, an incredible lookout a healthy walk to the top from Banjos, the beautiful lagoon and trails. It just has everything. Everything for a family stay, a romantic stay or for me having big groups doing meditative and healing work there. Love love the palce.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 22 Nov 2023
WOW, WOW, WOW! A massive thank you Mark for leaving us such an amazing review after your most recent stay at Banjos earlier this month! I know how much you, your team and students love coming to stay with us, because you keep coming back, and have been doing so for many many years! Love the fact that it feels like home to you! I totally agree with you that Banjos is a special place - we put a lot of effort into maintaining our property to a very high standard - takes a lot of work from us and our amazing staff! Look forward to welcoming you and your team back next March and then again in October 2024. One of best reviews ever - thank you!
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MelJayB wrote a review Oct 2023
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This is our 2nd stay at Banjo’s and we will definitely be back… so much space… all bedrooms have their own ensuite which is a bonus … large comfortable lodges with everything u could need … the Rec room with spa and sauna perfect …best part for me is it the “in your face” wildlife.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 28 Oct 2023
Awesome review - thank you! Really love hearing that you have enjoyed your return visit to Banjos and planning to return again! Having space, comfort and private ensuites is a luxury that is so often not offered in holiday accommodation but Banjos has all of this and more! Our precious wildlife is the absolute "icing on the cake"!
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Gen S wrote a review Oct 2023
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We love this venue. Each room is so spacious has its own bathroom which makes it great for privacy when holidaying with large groups. The houses are extremely well equipped and the facilities are great. Its also extremelt peaceful and has great views. We will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 28 Oct 2023
Love to hear that guests have really enjoyed their stay, and also planning to return! We aim to please our guests by keeping up the maintenance of the lodges, and supplying everything that is needed for a relaxing holiday! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review, and look forward to hearing from you again!
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Samantha W wrote a review Oct 2023
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We said we would be back again this year, we did and stayed an extra night as well - it did not disappoint! We had 18 adults and 6 children. With the kids being slightly older this year they had an absolute blast with the mini golf course, playing on the tennis court and feeding the wildlife. The location is such a beautiful place with the amazing views, the privacy and serenity makes it the perfect place for a weekend away to relax, catch up and enjoy the time together. We will be back again as it’s starting to feel like home away from home 😊
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 28 Oct 2023
Thank you Samantha for the awesome review of your stay at Banjos earlier this month! Always pleasing to hear that Banjos does not disappoint returning guests, as often you return to a previous holiday destination but it is sometimes not as good as you remembered!! An extra night really makes a huge difference along with our generous check-in and check-out times! Great that the children really had heaps of fun playing outside - so good for them! Fantastic to hear that you are planning another visit again next year!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banjos Bushland Retreat
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, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Banjos Bushland Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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.