This luxury permanent tent has sealed road access and is nestled by a lovely dam where the local ducks swim. With spectacular sunsets and gorgeous rural views, it is an innovative way to enjoy nature whilst still treading lightly on our environment. We have utilised environmentally friendly materials and services wherever possible while still providing a luxury experience.

With a piping hot shower in the ensuite, basic self catering facilities and fresh farm supplies for breakfasts, you will find the perfect base to explore the local wineries, art galleries or ride bikes through picturesque country roads. Our 100 acres provides opportunity to walk, kayak down the river, chat with the miniature goats, chickens and ducks or just sit back, throw a line in the dam and enjoy the view.

Within 1/2 hour you can be in Paterson, Morpeth, Maitland and lots of Hunter Valley wineries. The Valley boasts a wide range of restaurants and cafes. Activities like hot air ballooning, sky-diving, flying lessons are available for the more adventurous.

Discounts available for longer term stays. Contact us for details.

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Donnybrook Eco Retreat is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too comfortable for words! I love it when you stay somewhere and the bed, pillow and linen are a joy to sleep in. Everything about Donnybrook was delightful. The delicious B&B provisions, the total peace and quiet, the views. A true delight. Pity they aren't closer to Canberra! Thanks Manda and Phil. We loved it!!
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleeping under the stars We had a perfect getaway at Donnybrook. We felt like we were literally sleeping under the stars yet felt secure in our luxury tent. I cannot even begin to explain the experience, it was so peaceful falling asleep to the frogs and birds and waking to this as well, watching the sunset and rise. I have never experienced anything like this before, it is a must for everyone.
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect couples retreat Where to start? We were so happy to have stumbled upon Donnybrook whilst looking for a peaceful getaway to celebrate our first year wedding anniversary...we could not have chosen a more perfect place. Surrounded by nature and beauty, yet still with all the luxuries and comforts we needed, we felt as though we were on a safari - listening to the sounds of the frogs, so many native birds...watching the kangaroos hop by from our very comfy bed! Initially we were convinced we would celebrate with a special lunch at a local vineyard...but we realised that it would be a waste to leave the serenity of Donnybrook, and so ended up having a feast on the deck. Most importantly, Phil and Manda could not have been more wonderful hosts. So warm and welcoming and giving...and we were so well fed; (it was hard to decide what we loved most: the home made caramel slice, jam and pancake mix; freshly ground coffee, farm fresh eggs, creamy yoghurt, juice, wine, chocolate?!). We will never forget our special weekend at Donnybrook, and cannot wait to return.
Date published: 2013-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great little weekend getaway! We LOVED our Donnybrook experience immensely. What a wonderful way to escape from hectic city life. Phil and Manda were incredibly accommodating, lending us their bikes to cycle to nearby Tranquil Vale winery where we enjoyed a cheeky wine tasting before riding back to our Eco Tent Retreat. The photos here don't do the tent/scenery justice - it's so much more amazing than ever expected. We woke up to enjoy an incredible view from our big comfy, warm bed as well as homemade jam, pancake mix and fresh farm eggs with bacon - Phil and Manda really do go above and beyond! We enjoyed relaxing in the reclining chairs by the fire beside the dam nibbling on cheese and crackers and sipping on hunter valley wine. We could have sat next to the dam and watched the ducks all day! I was concerned about the cold around this time of year and although it was a little chilly, it was not as bad as I thought it would be and we were more than warm enough during the night snug in the warm bed with the thick doona with the heater on. We will definitely be coming back in spring/summer to enjoy some swimming in the dam and kayak down the river. Thank you for such a wonderful, relaxing getaway Phil & Manda - You've got a great thing going here!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In looking for a quiet place to escape Sydney we could not have been more pleased with the Eco tent at Donnybrook. It is something special to to lie in a proper bed, yet have all the sounds and sights of a camping trip. To have all this 15 mins from the restaurants and wineries was a real treat. Very relaxing, we will definitely be back.Rob and Fiona Snow
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We enjoyed our time away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney. Phil and Manda treated us as family, the tent was lovely, very breezy on the warm summer days we had there. At night we enjoyed the frogs, crickets and birds coming together as one for a sleep time lullaby. We enjoyed the camping outdoor feeling with the luxuries of home. A few special visits from Holly their beautiful dog were a treat too. I would recommend having a bbq and sitting back in the reclining chairs sipping on a glass of wine from the famous Hunter Valley.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a mind blowing place! My partner and i loved ever moment of it. We left feeling very relaxed. The hosts were amazing very welcoming! Excellent excellent excellent!!!!
Date published: 2014-01-23


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Includes all linen and fresh farm breakfast supplies. Discounted rates for a third night, except over Christmas.

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* $180 $400 $1100 2 $15 $10


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