What a wonderful, peaceful retreat from Sydney’s noise and congestion! We loved roasting marshmallows on the open fire and having Floss the possum ...
What a wonderful, peaceful retreat from Sydney’s noise and congestion! We loved roasting marshmallows on th...
Peaceful Log Cabin Rental Surrounded by a Lush Temperate Rainforest near Dungog, New South Wales
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This peaceful log cabin rental is located near Dungog in New South Wales, Australia, and is only an hour and 30 minutes from Newcastle—the perfect hideaway from which guests can wake up to clean, sweet forest air, filled with birdsong and the sounds of native animals roaming. Guests will be able to observe the wildlife from the comfort of the wrap-around veranda.
The cabin is well appointed with all the appliances and technology guests will need to make their stay easy and comfortable. During the colder weather, a slow combustion wood heater keeps your cabin snug overnight, and nice and warm to return to. This particular cabin is robust and rustic on the exterior and a mix of quaint and contemporary inside and can accommodate five guests. It is set on the 250-acre property bursting with the lush foliage of a temperate rainforest. Featuring hardwood floors, wood-paneled walls, and exposed beams, the cabin's large arrays of windows and wrap-around veranda provide plenty of natural light and immersive views of its flora-filled surroundings.
There are three bedrooms, two of which have a queen-size bed and the third with a king single bed. Crisp cotton sheets, fluffed pillows, snuggly warm doonas, and thick blankets are all supplied to ensure guests' stay is as hassle-free as possible. Downstairs with the bedrooms, there is a comfy three-seater sofa and the slow combustion fireplace—the best place to lay reading a book after a day of exploring the walking trails. Firewood for the fireplace is provided at no extra cost and will be split, seasoned, and stacked right near the cabin for convenience.
The cabin's bathroom sports spa-like double rainfall showerheads, a floating vanity, and toilet. Thick, absorbent towels, face washers, hand towel, and foot mat are all supplied. In the lounge room, guests can relax on two comfortable sofas, set their cup of tea on the coffee table, and catch a sighting or two of the native wildlife through any of the large windows covering the cabin. Alternatively, they can turn on the movie they've been waiting to watch on the wall-mounted SmarTV with a DVD player. (and DVD player). There is also a small Bluetooth speaker in the TV cabinet for guests to make use of.
The cabin's kitchen is brand new and built with functionality in mind. It boasts an electric oven, a gas stove, an overhead range, two under-bench fridges, a dishwasher, a microwave, a Nespresso coffee machine, all necessary cookware and tableware.
Guests should note that there is limited cell phone service, but Wi-Fi is available to all guests. The property's location, however, does affect the connection speed and quality. Read More
- Private Lounge/Living room
- Running water
- Queen-size bed
- Double bed
- Child's bed
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Dining table
- Tea kettle
- Twin/Single bed
- Fire pit
- BR/DVD player
- Kitchen equipment
- Shared Barbecue
Inside the property, guests will find amenities such as a fully-equipped kitchen, a television with a DVD player, heating, a fireplace, and ironing equipment. Outside, they will find a balcony, a patio, and a barbecue grill.
Internet access is not available, and there is limited cell phone service, so guests will be able to truly disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern life and reconnect with nature.
Location + Surroundings
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This property is located in Main Creek, New South Wales, where it is situated at the foot of the Black Bulga Range on a lush, 250-acre property full of temperate native rainforest overlooking the fern gullies of Carawirry Creek. The property is bordered by Chichester State Forest and the Black Bulga State Conservation Area, and it is less than half an hour from the southeastern corner of Barrington Tops National Park, where guests will find the Jerusalem Creek Track.
The conservation area provides habitats for an abundance of wildlife living amid Australian red cedar, native tamarins, rose maple, and wet sclerophyll eucalyptus forests. A variety of marsupials call the conservation area home, including eastern grey kangaroos, greater gliders, koalas, and parma wallabies. Other local fauna includes tiger quolls, masked owls, glossy black cockatoos, rufous bettongs, potaroos, barred frogs, Parma wallabies, and superb lyrebirds.
While the site feels remote and provides guests with plenty of seclusion in an immersive natural setting, it is also only a 20-minute drive from the charming town of Dungog, where guests will find shops, cafes, pubs, a microbrewery, antique stores, an art gallery, and supermarket, along with the James Theatre, which is the oldest continuously running movie theater in Australia. The site is about one hour from Newcastle Airport. Read More
- Feeding animals
- Bird watching
- Horseback riding
For nature walks, guests can stroll along the banks of Carawirry Creek, which runs right through the property. The latter is bordered by Chichester State Forest, where guests also can take a walk on the Allyn River Rainforest Walking Track. At the forest's Allyn River Rest Area, guests will also find an area for four-wheel driving, and they can go paddling on the Allyn River itself and swimming at the Ladies Well swimming hole. Other nearby swimming holes include Cascades Pool and Carowirry Pool.
At Barrington Tops National Park, guests will find many more trails for walking and hiking, such as the Jerusalem Creek Track, the Antarctic Beech Forest walking track, the Gloucester Tops circuit, the Polblue Swamp track, the Blue Gum loop trail, and the Aeroplane Hill walking track. Guests can also go four-wheel driving and mountain biking on the Barringtown Trail.
While exploring the property, the state forest, the national park, and the bordering Black Bulga State Conservation Area, guests will enjoy many opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife viewing. A variety of species can be spotted, including eastern grey kangaroos, greater gliders, koalas, red-necked wallabies, Parma wallabies, barred frogs, tiger quolls, masked owls, glossy black cockatoos, rufous bettongs, potaroos, and superb lyrebirds.
For a variety of other activity options, guests can head to the Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre, which offers canoeing, kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, and abseiling tours and rentals.
- Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
- Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- No smoking
- No parties
- Some spaces are shared
- You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
Pets and smoking are not permitted.