Big Volcano® (Wollumbin) Visitor Guide

Boutique, unique and unusual places to stay.  Heritage hotels and historic cottages in the Byron Bay, Tweed Valley, Gold Coast Region of New South Wales and Queensland, Australia.

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Featured accommodation is Fig Tree Retro Studio
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Boutique & Heritage Accommodation

There's something different about it.  From restored historic and heritage houses with themed guest suites, to quirky cottages and environmentally friendly lodgings, these unusual properties are unique places to stay, with cool features which will delight and endear.

Whether it's old style elegance you're looking for, laid back accomodation with a funky vibe, or maybe just an unusual and offbeat place to stay, it's probably here.

Tariff is indicative only (per night/off peak) unless otherwise shown.

Select the image or business name to go to the website for more information and to book direct.

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat lodge exterior at night
Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

This couples only, national and international award winning rainforest retreat is set in old growth rainforest with World Heritage National Park on three sides.

Just 13 private architect-designed luxury bungalows, all fully self contained, with gourmet kitchens, fireplaces, double spa baths and rainforest views, are placed discreetly in a spectacularly pristine Australian rainforest.

From cosy cabins within earshot of the creek to luxurious architect-designed lodges with views across the valley, our guests love everywhere they stay at our retreat, because they’re all unique and beautifully appointed.

From AUD $470 p.n. to $895 p.n. midweek, 2 night min.

Crystal Creek
(02) 6679 1591
Midginbil Eco Resort glamping tents exterior
Midginbil Eco Resort Updated

Set high on the hill behind the lodge, our gorgeous couples only glamping tents have breathtaking views out over the Tweed Valley and to the Nightcap Range National Park.

Purpose built on elevated platforms, they have Queen beds, and en-suite bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets.  A relaxing verandah offers with rainforest and pastoral views. Couples only - 2 night min. $300 accommodation only.  Glamping package $450 2 nights, 3 days.


(02) 6679 7033
Fig Tree Retro Studio
Fig Tree Retro Studio

The Fig Tree Retro Studio is tucked away on 6 acres not far from the coastal town of Pottsville, Northern NSW. The studio has a gorgeous vintage theme which creates a unique and quirky space, making it ideal for couples who can take advantage of the fluffy bathrobes, and slippers; relaxing hammock; and cosy feel.

Private and self-contained, the studio is located just 9 min from Pottsville Beach and 25 min from the iconic Byron Bay.

A "Welcome Hamper" is provided, and we're also pet friendly with any medium breed pet welcomed*. From $125 pn midweek, 3-night minimum.

*1 pet only due to studio limitations.  Fenced-in yard, plus dog wash station and toy box available.


0422 517 366 online reservations Check availability and book selected accommodation below.
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Ballina Manor Boutique Hotel
Ballina Manor Boutique Hotel

A luxury hotel and fine dining restaurant housed in a historic building Ballina Manor has 12 rooms, all with an en-suite bathroom and access to a shared or private balcony.

Choice of double rooms, or king room with spa bath. Dine in luxury in the à la carte Manor Restaurant open every evening.

Azuba Boutique Accommodation
Azabu Boutique Accommodation

Boasting a day spa, a heated spa pool and an outdoor swimming pool, Azabu Nature Guesthouse is just a 5-minute drive from Byron’s Bay‘s main beach.

Each boutique suite is fully equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, heating, air conditioning, LCD TV, bathrobes and a refrigerator. Some rooms have a luxurious corner spa bath.

Byron Bay
The Pink Hotel exterior courtyard
The Pink Hotel Coolangatta

The Pink Hotel Coolangatta is a refurbished 1950's boutique hotel, situated opposite the beach. The hotel has been designed with Scandinavian and mid-century themes and features wall art throughout. It boasts an on site restaurant and bar, and a beachfront rooftop.

3 minute walk to shops, restaurants and bars of Coolangatta. Gold Coast Airport is 8 min. drive.

Bedroom view
Gaiananda Treehouse

Deep in the rainforest of Gold Coast's Currumbin Valley is a peaceful and exotic treehouse.  Ideal for a mini retreat, reflection time, connection to nature, or a special date with a loved one. 2 bedrooms only with a max of 4 guests.

Very private - Exotic architecture with natural materials and cosy feel - Kitchen with forest views. Please note - no meat allowed in the property. Only vegetarian food. 

Currumbin Valley
The Castle on Tamborine
The Castle on Tamborine

This 2-storey Scottish Castle offers luxurious apartments with a private plunge pool and a balcony offering lovely views.

Each apartment has antique furnishings, a four-poster bed and a deluxe bathroom with a spa bath, lounge, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities.

Mount Tamborine
Mt Warning Rainforest Retreat
Wollumbin Palms Rainforest Retreat

>Surrounded by lush forests and lakes, Wollumbin Palms Rainforest Retreat boasts self-contained cottages, each with a fireplace, patio, balcony and a private hot tub.

>Each air-conditioned cottage is individual themed, including a temple-theme, a cave-theme and a 12-sided yurt theme. All feature hand-crafted furnishings, a fully equipped kitchen and original artworks. Some cottages have an outdoor shower.

Mount Warning via
Swimming pool at sunset
Blackbird Luxury Accommodation

Somewhere to escape the ordinary at this luxury accommodation in the Byron Hinterland. Blackbird Luxury Accommodation provides adults-only accommodation with breakfast included, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and a garden. Featuring room service, this property also offers a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and luggage storage for guests.

Lisson Gove
Lisson Grove

Nestled on Tamborine Mountain and situated opposite Witches Falls, this private adults-only retreat offers 6 unique individually themed cottages with 2-person spa baths, log fireplaces and free Wi-Fi.

Each cottage includes air conditioning and a fully self-contained kitchen.

North Tamborine
Deux Belettes "the French House"
(02) 6629 5377
Humes Hovell
(02) 6629 5371
Tallaringa Cabins
(02) 6628 5005
SummerHills Retreat Byron Bay
(02) 6687 2288
Buddha's Beach House
Byron Bay
0416 21 88 69
Cape Byron Lighthouse Keepers Cottage
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 6552
Rae's On Wategoes New
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 5366
The Garden Burees of Byron Bay
Byron Bay
(02) 66855390
Tallow Beach Houses
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 4533
Halcyon House
Cabarita Beach
(02) 6676 1444
Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Crystal Creek
(02) 6679 1591
Byron Hinterland Cottages
(02) 6684 7171
Mt Warning Estate
Dum Dum
0428 795 726
Red Rattlers Dungay New
0407 531 779
Spirit of Gaia Retreat
Mt Burrell
0419 757 419
Mavis's Cabins
Mt Warning
(02) 6679 5664
Grandview Cottage
mob. 0488 343 041
Koonyum Range Retreat
via Mullumbimby
(02) 6684 0350
Fig Tree Retro Studio
0422 517 366
Forest Home "Gaol"
(07) 5463 6126
Lyrebird's Outlook
(07) 5533 5512
Twin Falls Retreat
(07) 3279 0813
Wattle Grove Cottage
(07) 5533-5011
Mt Tamborine Stonehaven Guest House
Mt Tamborine
(07) 5545 3462
A View of Mt Warning B&B
(02) 6679 5068
Nalini Retreat
0400 802 955
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