Big Volcano® 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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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 features to delight and endear.

Whether it's old style elegance you're looking for, laid back accomodation with a funky vibe, a stunning architectural delight, 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.

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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 $615 p.n. to $1075 p.n. midweek, 2 night min.. 5 nights+ from $585 p.n. Updated

Crystal Creek
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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 individually styled suites, each with an en-suite bathroom and access to a private or shared balcony.

Choice of double rooms, or king room with spa bath. Dine in luxury in the à la carte Manor Restaurant open every evening.  The Manor provides a keyless and contactless check-in with the Manor Hosts available to assist you at any time during your stay.  Updated

Azuba Boutique Accommodation
Azabu Retreat & Spa Updated

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
Currumbin Rainforest Treehouse Updated

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
Tallaringa Cabins
(02) 6628 5005
SummerHills Retreat Byron Bay
(02) 6687 2288
Buddha's Bungalow Updated
Byron Bay
0416 218 869
Cape Byron Lighthouse Keepers Cottage
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 6552
Rae's On Wategoes
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 5366
The Garden Burees of Byron Bay
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 5390
Tallow Beach Houses
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 4533
Halcyon House
Cabarita Beach
(02) 6676 1444
Byron Hinterland Cottages
(02) 6684 7171
Mt Warning Estate
Dum Dum
0428 795 726
Mt Tamborine Stonehaven Guest House
Mt Tamborine
(07) 5545 3462
Mavis's Cabins
Mt Warning
(02) 6679 5664
Fig Tree Retro Studio
0422 517 366
Avion Retreat NEW
South Pumpenbil via Tyalgum
0421 800 975
Lyrebird's Outlook
(07) 5533 5512
Twin Falls Retreat
(07) 3279 0813
A View of Mt Warning B&B
(02) 6679 5068
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