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Banjos Bushland Retreat

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot Tub
Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
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Non-smoking rooms
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Moonabung Mountain Range, Vacy, New South Wales 2421 Australia
Getting there
Williamtown Airport41 km
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Three generations just spent a fabulous weekend at Banjo’s. Beautiful location, superb facilities for all ages, lots of visiting wildlife!. Generally we take ‘equipment’ in addition to everything else, as rarely are places well stocked, Banjo’s had EVERYTHING, kitchens are
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Response from jenny10960, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay at Banjos Bushland Retreat. Wonderful to hear that all three generations enjoyed their weekend in our 'little piece of paradise'! We always enjoy hearing that 'new' guests are so surprised with how well our kitchens are stocked - you really do not need to bring anything except your food & drink supplies. We look forward to having your group become one of the many that just keep returning to Banjos again & again!
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Great experience, beautiful grounds, friendly and helpful staff, we had a really lovely extended family holiday to celebrate my parent's Golden Wedding Anniversary. Everyone from the youngest to the oldest found enjoyable things to do, and it was great to have the
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Response from jenny10960, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat
Responded 23 Jan. 2019
Hi Linda, We really appreciate you writing a review of your recent stay at Banjos to celebrate such an amazing milestone for your parents. So pleased that your entire family enjoyed their holiday at Banjos! When we built Banjos we carefully planned the location of each lodge and recreation facilities so that guests could be together without being on top of each other, and of course ensuring there was activities to suit all ages. Providing lots of extras in the kitchens makes holidaying easier - guests absolutely do not need to bring any kitchen items. We hope you will return to Banjos again for another holiday.
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The furniture and fittings are all of very high quality and every convenience is supplied - not just the usual tea making facilities, but detergents, insect repellent, kitchen supplies of all sorts , and heaps of cutlery and crockery. We had 30+ people there - adults and kids -
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Response from jenny10960, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat
Responded 22 Jan. 2019
Hi Peter, Many thanks for your lovely review of your stay at Banjos. We are pleased it all worked well for your extremely large family gathering! We have set up all our lodges to make our guests feel welcome & comfortable - no matter where they are or what they are doing! Of course, when the kids are happy, everyone can just relax and enjoy their holiday! The peacefulness of being away from busy cities is always wonderful, and enjoying the amazing wildlife is an absolute pleasure. The mountain road is winding, but perfectly safe when driving to the conditions. We look forward to hearing from you again!
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Arrived 3 days before Christmas and very happy with the accommodation and location, amazing wildlife and birds and loved the tracks we could wander on. Enjoyed the quietness and views each morning and evening, saw the biggest shooting star ever and lucky enough to encounter a
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Response from jenny10960, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat
Responded 10 Jan. 2019
Hello Joanne, Many thanks for the lovely review of your stay at Banjos over Christmas and New Year. So pleased that you and your family all had a fabulous time during your 13 night stay. How wonderful to see such an amazing shooting star, and a dingo! We really appreciated the respectful way the lodges were left after your stay, and hope you will return again for more awesome experiences!
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What more could you ask for? A huge lodge, a well equipped kitchen, a huge deck, games, books to read, super comfy beds and wonderful wonderful animals who came to say hello. We got to feed the kangaroos and the possum and were regularly visited by the beautiful bird life. Thank
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Response from jenny10960, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat
Responded 13 Nov. 2018
Thank you Fran & Tom for your awesome review of your stay, and so pleased that you had a fabulous time last weekend at Banjos. We pride ourselves on providing everything to make our guests feel welcome, and the visiting wildlife is always such a pleasure for everyone! We look forward to having you visit Banjos again.
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"It's not a hotel, it's a retreat. No on-site staff - just a group of luxurious "houses"."
"Clancy lodge is closest to the games room and putt putt!"
"All lodges are perfect"
"Loved the log fires in every cabin. Every cabin was well fitted out!"
"All lodges had spectacular bush views"
AustraliaNew South WalesVacy
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