Topi Gums is a beautiful, well furnished, self-contained solar powered house accommodating 2-8 people.

If you are seeking a private retreat, Topi Gums is perfectly located in an out-of-the-way location in the Great Lakes of NSW. It is close to Seal Rocks and Pacific Palms beaches, Myall Lake, Smiths Lake, Wallis Lake, and the Myall Lake and Wallingat National Parks... and is a scenic 45 minute drive to Forster.

At Topi Gums, people and the environment matter. It's a hideaway where human comfort combines with flora and fauna. Enjoy seeing the native birds and wildlife, kayaking in the dam, playing a game of pool or table tennis, skygazing and much more. Topi Gums Bush Retreat will surprise you!

At Topi Gums - every moment absorbs you in the beautiful Australian landscape, every season has a feature, every window has a view. You will be re-energised and refreshed by a unique bush experience.

Topi Gums truly has minimal impact on the environment.

It generates its own electricity by solar power, uses rain water and has a self-composting sewerage facility, Enjo chemical-free products (), are used to ensure the house is chemical free and clean.

Due to its location and setting, Topi Gums is not suitable for toddlers, children who are not risk aware, or people who may require fast medical assistance.

Location and Activities

Topi Gums is situated in the beautiful Great Lakes of NSW, near national parks, forests, lakes and beaches. It's 5 minutes to Myall Lake boat ramp, 15 minutes to Seal Rocks, Pacific Palms beaches and Smiths Lake and 45 minutes to Forster.

Local activities include bushwalking, swimming, surfing, boating, fishing, picnicing, golf, tennis, adventure & sight-seeing tours, star-gazing, bird or wildlife spotting...or you can just read that book you've been meaning to read.

The Great Lakes region also has amazing viewing points to observe the annual whale migration of Humpbacks, Southern Rights, Minkes and Bryde's whales, as they migrate north from mid May to the end of July and then return home again from mid September to late November. The Great Lakes is home to more dolphins than anywhere else on the East Coast. You can also book on a Whale/Dolphin Watch tour.

If you enjoy looking at the stars or astronomy, the deck is perfect for watching the rising of the planets, sun and moon. At the front gate you will experience an amazing view of the Milky Way. Bring your binoculars or telescope.

About Us

Philip & Yolanda de Haan have been operating Topi Gums Bush Retreat since 1994. Together with a dynamic and passionate team of local people, they ensure you have an amazing holiday house in the bush.

"We love the Australian bush and being surrounded by nature. The bird sounds, croaking frogs, the summer hum of cicadas, the scent of the bush and the starry nights. It is re-energising and liberating. Being at Topi Gums makes us feel that nothing else matters. Topi Gums is an appealing and beautiful place with contemporary comforts. These experiences need sharing. We invite you to come, stay and relax".

THE LAND: The Worimi people who occupied many areas of the Great Lakes and the Birrimbai tribe who occupied areas of Bungwahl, named it: Topi, meaning to stay, and Topi Topi meaning: to stay a little while longer. It is believed that the region of Topi Topi was not settled by any of the Worimi tribes, rather they travelled through and rested there.

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Topi Gums Bush Retreat is rated 4.8889 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a great time at Topi Gums, it is a fantastic place and just what the doctor ordered for 7 stressed out city folk! It is such a gamble when booking holiday accommodation but Topi Gums was perfect! We all had a great time and enjoyed relaxing down by the dam, having lunch and dinner on the deck and playing table tennis and pool at night. South West Rocks is beautiful too and enjoyed walking to the lighthouse and playing in the surf.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Philip and Yolanda have created a wonderful holiday home for a relaxing retreat from city life. The accommodation is generously equipt with games, cooking facilities, books and more. All of the rooms are comfortable and generous in size. There is a space for everyone to socialise or find a quiet corner... the hammocks were a favourite of mine. The weather wasn't on our side, with heavy rain all weekend, although there is so much to do in the house that it almost didn't matter. I would definitely recommend this to friends, and wouldnt hesitate to come back.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Topi Gums exceeded our expectation in every way. It was a delightful, joy filled holiday that was enhanced in every way by your home and everything that it had to offer. Swimming in the dam, hanging out in the gazebo, quiet evenings in the house, listening to the frogs, walking around the property, the bicycle ride down to Myall Lake, the cooking facilities, the barbecue, the quality of the beds and the linens, the ping pong table and pool table, the dining table out on the balcony, I could go on and on - Topi Gums gets a 5+. Also, great value for the money.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Our holiday was great. Loved the secluded setting & dam. Definitely met our expectations & we would recommend the house. Liked the fact that there were no neighbours best & that linen and towels were supplied. It was ���Very Good���. We went out on the Myall lakes both days. The lakes were close. BL
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We really enjoyed the house and the peaceful environment. We felt at home straight away. Plus the house was perfectly clean and well equipped. We loved the ping pong table as well.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Topi Gums was very relaxing, with just the wildlife for companyIt exceeded our expectations, the website does not do this place justice. Everything is catered for.We loved the tranquility and space.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't stop thinking about the place, it was awesome and reminded me so much of many beautiful holidays back home when I was growing up. Liked the undisturbed unbelievable setting, the sounds of nature, the little lake and peace.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful place with all you could hope for in a quiet getaway.We will return
Date published: 2014-01-23


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

12pm checkout or by arrangement
BBQ, outdoor sitting and dining, hammocks
Big screen TV & DVD library
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Gazebo over a large dam & kayaks
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Not suitable for toddlers and young children
Open Fireplace
Pets allowed
Pool table, tennis table, board games
Queen bedrooms with decks
Rumpus room
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine
Well behaved adult pets welcome
Well equipped kitchen, reading room


Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $300 $600 $1600 2 $0 $0
* $300 $600 $2100 7 $0 $0
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs
Bond deposit $200 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 8 adults. Property has 6 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.

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