Wollemi Retreat is part of our Luxury Accommodation Mudgee collection in NSW.
Perfect for a weekend getaway, Wollemi Retreat is hidden away on 100 acres of native bushland in the northwestern area of the Wollemi National Park, just three hours from Sydney. This award-winning architecturally designed eco-retreat for up to six people is the perfect place to get off the grid while immersing yourself in eco-friendly luxury.
The natural environment is the star of the show at Wollemi Retreat. The property is self-sustaining with 100% solar power and a filtration system that purifies water from a natural spring on the property. At every turn, the surroundings are incorporated into the guest experience.
Kick back with a glass of delicious locally produced red wine in the lounge, a modern open-plan space with a double-sided wood-burning fireplace to add an extra touch of rustic charm and a warm glow on those winter nights. Let time stand still as you enjoy the sweeping views of the nearby mountain ranges including famous Wheelbarrow Mountain through the floor-to-ceiling glass.
Thanks to the vast windows, you can even take in the breathtaking views as you lounge in bed or soak in the elegant freestanding bath in the main bedroom’s ensuite bathroom where there is also a relaxing overhead rainfall shower.
Stroll out onto the expansive deck area to the front of the house where you can sink into the comfortable lounge chairs as you spot the resident kangaroos across the lawns. The best time to see them is early morning or around dusk. There’s also a jacuzzi set into the decking which bubbles away at a toasty forty degrees with plenty of space to fit up to six people. Filled with filtered water from our spring, it really is the perfect spot to take in the serenity.
Feeling peckish? Gather some fresh rosemary, basil or coriander from the herb garden, then rustle up a meal using fine local produce in the ultra-modern kitchen featuring a SMEG oven and cooktop. The kitchen is fully equipped for those with a passion for cookery and comes complete with espresso machine and juicer for those morning cravings. Prefer to eat al fresco? Then fire up the barbecue or head over to the stone wood-fired pizza oven.
Chances are you may not want to leave the idyllic surrounds of Wollemi Retreat, but if you do decide to venture further afield, there are plenty of things to do. Head into nearby Rylstone, a heritage village with charming boutiques and producers where you can stock up on goodies to take back to the house.
A little further is Mudgee with its fabulous wineries. There are more than 40 family-owned cellar doors to visit so take a wine tour if you are unsure where to start. It’s a great place to eat too, with fine dining restaurants, plenty of wine bars, pubs and vibrant café culture.
Nature lovers will enjoy exploring Dunns Swamp, or Ganguddy as it is known to the local Aboriginal people. This pocket of the UNESCO World Heritage Wollemi National Park is set on a tranquil waterway on the Cudgegong River, surrounded by pretty woodlands and striking rock formations. Pause here for a swim, hop in a canoe or do a little fishing. There are also a number of easy walks here which offer great views and the chance to spot wildlife like wallabies or purple swamp hens or even long-necked turtles and platypus.
Whatever your passion, you’ll have the opportunity to reconnect with nature, yourself and your companions in this untouched wilderness during a stay at Wollemi Retreat. It truly is the ideal place to get away from it all and find your inner Zen.
If you’re seeking Luxury Accommodation Mudgee then consider Wollemi Retreat as your next getaway.
There are 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
CHECKING IN & OUT
Check-in from 2 pm and Check-Out by 11 am, times can be flexible subject to availability.
Sunday to Thursday $290p/n and weekends from $430p/n. Weekends are subject to a minimum 2-night stay This property has the option of an exclusive concierge service throughout your stay at a cost of ~10% of the final booking cost. This service includes a personalised itinerary, activity bookings on your behalf, organisation of transfers and other booking requests, someone to stock your property with your choice of groceries so you don`t have to go anywhere and a bottle of wine.
GETTING THERE AND DISTANCES
There is an IGA in both Rylstone and Kandos generally open from 9 to 6 pm. If you are coming from Sydney there is a Woolworth’s in Lithgow where you can also purchase your food. Rylstone has 5 restaurants/cafes including the highly popular 29 Nine 99 where you can choose from a variety of freshly made dumplings. Mudgee has a large range of restaurants/cafes totalling 58 in town and out in the wineries, our favourites are:
Make sure you book in advance if you plan to eat at any of the above restaurants as they are very popular and easily fill for the weekend. We also offer a concierge service on this property if you would like us to arrange any bookings.
Mudgee has over 50 vineyards and wineries that provide a wide range of speciality boutique red and white wines, many with cellar door and tasting available. There are several pubs & hotels in the area many of which serve traditional country meals and in addition, there are several wine bars to enjoy some of the local wines on offer.
ON THE PROPERTY
There are plenty of walking trails on the property for getting back to nature including the backdrop of the large mountain range creating an imposing view. Coxs Creek runs through the property attracting plenty of wildlife for viewing from the deck of the house.
WITHIN 1 HOUR
Within 40 minutes of the property there are countless attractions should you have the desire to explore the surrounding area including Mudgee Wineries, Dunns Swamp, Nullo Mountain, Fern Tree Gully, Lake Windermere, Sofala, Hill End, Capertee Valley and much more.
LITTLE BIT FURTHER
If you have plenty of time and are staying for at least 3 nights you might want to check out Orange for the local wineries.
For those that want to get outdoors and see some of the local wildlife, the area is famous for its rich variety of native wildlife including 46 species of mammal, 235 species of birds, 58 species of reptiles and 32 species of amphibians.