Big Volcano® Visitor Guide

Wilderness retreats and backcountry accommodation in the Byron Bay, Upper Clarence,
Tweed Valley, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast hinterland region of NSW and QLD, Australia.

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Wilderness Retreats

Escape to the great outdoors of wilderness resorts and retreats in the Byron Bay, Kyogle, Lismore, Nimbin, Casino, Tabulum, Tweed Heads, NSW and Gold Coast hinterland, Scenic Rim region of QLD, Australia.

If you want to get away to Australia's backcountry and countryside, here are the perfect places to visit, without getting beyond the black stump and into the outback.

Often located adjacent to national parks and reserves, most properties will usually be more than an hours' drive from a larger town or village, often accessible via unsealed gravel roads through forest or picturesque agricultural land.

As a result, you'll probably be out of mobile phone range, and internet coverage may be limited.  It also makes these properties ideal for a "digital detox", or a break where you're unplugged from technology and work.

Accomodation ranges from luxury resorts in the rainforest, to 4WD parks and camp grounds, or working farms offering refurbished workers cottage accommodation and camping options.  Nature based activities like canoeing, bushwalking, birdwatching or horse back riding maybe available on-site.

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

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Crystal Creek hammock
Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

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

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

Stroll along our 8 kilometres of rainforest tracks through stunning fern-lined gullies and giant 400-year-old trees. Lie in our famous hammocks over a babbling rainforest brook of pure, crystal-clear mountain water. Or take a Picnic Pack to our lovely citrus orchard. At night, wander to the creek to marvel at the magic of the glow worms.

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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Tuckers Retreat
Tuckers Retreat

Take a dip in your private hot tub or crawl into your bed and enjoy beautiful mountain views.

Each adult only eco-friendly, luxury tent is equipped with a kitchenette and a bathroom.  Guests can have a relaxing meal with friends and family on their private terrace.

Via Canungra
Worendo Cottages
Worendo Cottages

Awake to stunning views overlooking the World Heritage listed Lamington National Park, just 5 minutes' drive away.

The air-conditioned cottages and houses sleep from 2 to 12 people (21 total), and all accommodation boasts polished wood flooring and country-style décor, with fully equipped kitchen, a fireplace, and patio with BBQ facilities.  Guests can enjoy fishing and hiking onsite.

Silk Pavilions Glamping
Silk Pavilions Glamping

Nestled amongst native bush, lakes and rainforest, guests can enjoy beautiful views of Mount Warning from their private deck.

This luxurious retreat offers Thai villas and tented suites with wooden floors and Asian-style furnishings. Tents are equipped with chandelier, barbecue, hammock and patio seating.

Mount Burrell
Teretre Cabins exterior view
Teretre Cabins

Set amongst 33 acres of picturesque natural bushland, Teretre Cabins Nimbin offers free WiFi. Guests can enjoy the tranquil surrounds from their private terrace. All chalets feature BBQ facilities and free on-site parking.

The Mouses House Rainforest Retreat
The Mouses House Rainforest Retreat

The Mouses House offers a choice of 12 chalets nestled within peaceful rainforest, with free Wi-Fi, full kitchen, fireplace and double spa bath.

Facilities also include a hot tub, sauna, cold water plunge pool, and half-size tennis court.

Springbrook Plateau
Mt Warning Forest Hideaway
Mt Warning Forest Hideaway

Situated on 18 acres in a hidden, private valley, this is an ideal place to 'run away' from the stressors of life and re-connect with yourself, your loved one/s and nature.

All accommodation features an outdoor entertainment area, mountain and garden views, a dining area and electric blankets.  Selected rooms have a patio or a spa bath.

Via Uki
Wave Hill Station
via Baryulgil
(02) 6647 2145
Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Crystal Creek
(02) 6679 1591
Ripples on the Creek
Gradys Creek via Kyogle
0400 331 264
Arborlee Rainforest Retreat
Mt Colliery via Killarney
(07) 4664 4074
Maca's Camping Ground
(02) 6684 5211
nightfall wilderness camp
(07) 5544 8070
Crofton's Retreat
Via Nimbin
(02) 6689 0030
Solitude Retreat
Natural Bridge via Gold Coast
0413 013 653
Mount Barney Lodge Country Retreat
via Rathdowney
(07) 5544 3233
Clarence River Wilderness Lodge
via Tabulum
(02) 6665 1337
Lanakai Adventure
via Tabulam
(02) 6666 1272
Mt Warning Forest Hideaway
via Uki
(02) 6679 7277
via Urbenville
(02) 6634 6176
Levuka 4WD Park
via Urbenville
(02) 6634 1338
Wallaby Creek
via Urbenville
(02) 6634 6157
Wallaby Ridge Retreat
Wonglepong via Canungra
(07) 5543 4340

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