Dome Retreat Perched on Towering Cliffs Overlooking the Capertee Valley of New South Wales

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This truly unique transparent dome is perched on towering cliffs overlooking the Capertree Valley of New South Wales and can accommodate two guests. The dome features transparent walls and a spherical shape and, enabling guests to take in awe-inspiring views of their surroundings and feel a sense of total immersion in their natural environment.

The interior of the dome has a bedroom and a bathroom. In the bedroom, guests will find a queen bed topped with a quilt and goose down pillows to ensure warm and cozy evenings. Beneath the bed, there is a sliding cabinet that offers plenty of compact storage space. Binoculars and an iPad loaded with a birdwatching app can also help them spot some of the 235 species of birds that have been observed in the valley. To help them enjoy the views at night, guests will find a telescope and a stargazing app on the iPad as well.

The bathroom module is also spherical, but unlike the bedroom, it is not transparent. It is fully shielded except for a skylight at the top. Inside, guests will find an eco-friendly compost toilet and a sink supplied with ample pump water. Linens, towels, hand soap, and toilet paper are provided by the host.

The dome is set on top of a wood deck with stairs leading down to a lower deck on which guests will find an outdoor kitchenette. For cooking, guests are provided with a pan, a kettle, and basic supplies such as salt, pepper, hot chocolate, T2 teas, and coffee satchels. For dining, guests are provided with plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, a cheese board with a knife, a corkscrew opener, champagne flutes, and the breakfast tray mentioned above.

Other amenities include a USB charger, a sun shield, decking slippers, headlamps, an emergency torch, insect repellant, sunscreen, and a first aid kit.

Outside on the lower deck, guests will find a lounge area and a fire pit with wood provided. There is also a cozy dome-shaped covered loveseat with a footrest and a small table perfect for enjoying a picnic. Read More

Accommodation Amenities

  • Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire pit
  • Fridge
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Linens provided
  • Private bathroom
  • Queen-size bed
  • Sink
  • Sofa bed/Futon
  • Tea kettle
  • Telescope
  • Towels provided
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Facilities

This one-of-a-kind tent is constructed with fireproof, commercial-grade PVC, and it is inflated by a silent, solar-powered turbine that also renews, filters, and dehumidifies the air inside the tent up to nine times an hour without creating any noticeable airflow or leaving any carbon footprint in the process. In the event of rain, the tent will fully protect guests from the elements, and it is strong enough to withstand winds of up to 70 kilometers per hour. A caretaker is available to help guests 24/7 if any problems arise.

PROPERTY FACILITIES
  • 24-hour management
  • Barbecue
  • Deck or balcony
  • Fire pit
  • Patio furniture
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Suitabilities

General
  • Adults only
  • Couples
  • Honeymoons
  • No pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • Location + Surroundings

    This innovative tent is located in the Capertee Valley of New South Wales, about halfway between Mudgee and Lithgow. The exact location of the tent is withheld from the general public for a good reason: because of the exposing nature of the tent, guests need to be able to feel confident that their privacy will not be intruded upon by curious people wanting to see the tent for themselves—especially now that the tent has generated quite a bit of media buzz! Guests will receive information about the exact location of the tent and directions on how to get to it after booking.

    The tent is set on a secluded paddock about three kilometers away from the front entrance of the 1,000-acre farm on which it is located. Except for the sheep and goats roaming around the fields and the birds flying overhead, guests will have the property all to themselves.

    From the elevated position of the tent, guests will enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding Capertee Valley, which constitutes one of the largest canyons in the world. Between the canyon's sandstone escarpments, guests will find an extraordinary landscape filled with rolling hills, eucalyptus woodlands, rivers lined with she-oaks, deep and narrow slot canyons, granite outcrops, pagoda-like rock formations, and peaceful billabongs surrounded by reeds.

    Amid these various environments, guests are bound to see an abundance of birds flitting about. The valley is designated as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International, and 235 bird species have been spotted inside of it, including 25 threatened species. Turquoise parrots, square-tailed kites, glossy black cockatoos, speckled warblers, painted honeyeaters, and red-rumped parrots are among the many species guests may see.

    The valley is also home to an array of natural attractions, including Wollemi National Park, Turon National Park, Gardens of Stone National Park, Capertee National Park, and the Mugii Murrum-ban State Conservation Area. The site is about 45 minutes from Mudgee, where guests will find many restaurants, cafes, and wineries. It is about 200 kilometers from Sydney, where they will find the closest international airport. Read More

    Activities

    • 4x4
    • ATV/Quads
    • Biking
    • Bird watching
    • Canoeing
    • Caving
    • Climbing
    • Cycling
    • Ecotourism
    • Entertainment
    • Fishing
    • Helicopter flight
    • Hiking
    • Horseback riding
    • Jet skiing
    • Kayaking
    • Meditation
    • Museums
    • Photography
    • Sightseeing
    • Swimming
    • Walking
    • Water sports
    • Wildlife viewing
    • Wine tasting
    • Yoga

    With a clear night sky above them and a BirdLife International-designated Important Bird Area around them, guests will be well-positioned to enjoy stargazing and birdwatching right at the site—especially with the telescope, binoculars, and iPad loaded with stargazing and birdwatching apps provided to them as part of the rental! Here, guests can also kick back and relax on the deck or the shaded hammock area during the day, or snuggle up by the fire pit at night.

    Guests will find ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in the region's national parks. For example, they can go hiking and mountain biking at Capertee National Park; horseback riding, four-wheel driving, and climbing at Gardens of Stone National Park; and fishing, swimming, and canoeing on the Turon River in Turon National Park. At Lake Lyell, guests will find more opportunities for fishing, swimming, and canoeing, as well as kayaking, water skiing, and jet skiing.

    Eco tours, birdwatching tours, four-wheel drive tours, helicopter tours, and heritage tours are also available through companies such as Capertee Valley Helicopters, Wheely Good 4WD, and Wolgan Valley Eco Tours.

    For dining and wine tasting, guests can head to Mudgee, where they will find numerous restaurants and wineries in this region that specializes in the cultivation of red grape varieties.

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    Cancellation policy

    • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
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    Check-In Details

    Check-in after:3:00 PM
    Check-out before:10:00 AM

    Additional Information

    Pets, children, and smoking are not permitted.

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