Located in the world heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains area, The Jungle Lodge is the ideal setting for a mid week escape or weekend getaway. With breathtaking panoramic mountain views and walking trails through pristine rainforest, this renovated and comfortably furnished accommodation facility is open for bookings.
The Jungle Lodge is a generously sized 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom self contained accommodation facility able to sleep 10 guests in comfort. With full kitchen facilities, bbq, television, stereo and slow combustion wood fire, The Jungle Lodge is suitable for families, groups or couples wanting to refresh and invigorate. Feel the stresses of life fade away as you drink in the panoramic views across the Blue Mountains from the luxurious leather sofas surrounding the slow combustion fireplace. Within The Jungle, explore one of the few easily accessible patches of Blue Mountains rainforest with its abundant bird and animal life, or venture out to discover the many attractions the Blue Mountains has on offer.
The Lodge is situated on Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust land, adjacent to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. This land was once part of a larger property purchased in the 1920s by a group of Sydney businessmen to save the magnificent sassafras and coachwood trees from the timber mill while providing Sydney with a national park to its west. Known as The Jungle, it was opened by the then Governor Admiral Sir Dudley DeChair on 23 March 1929. The newly constructed walk was dedicated to the memory of Sir James Fairfax KBE.
However, the Jungle never achieved its destiny as a national park. The Great Depression coupled with pressure for building funds for the Sydney Harbour Bridge led in 1934 to the land being resumed by the previous owners, the Charley family.
In 2008, 33 hectares of the original Jungle was purchased by the Botanic Gardens Trust Sydney with the financial support of John and Elizabeth Fairfax and the NSW Government’s Environmental Trust. Now part of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah, The Jungle is again in public hands giving visitors an opportunity to experience and understand Blue Mountains’ rainforest.
The Jungle Lodge includes:
Bedroom 1 1 x Queen Bed & adjacent bathroom
Bedroom 2 1 x Queen Bed & Ensuite
Bedroom 3 1 x Double Bed, 1 x Single Bed & Ensuite
Bedroom 4 2 x Single Beds & 1 Trundle Bed & adjacent bathroom (share
with bedroom 1)
* Sole use of the Jungle Lodge
* Large lounge/dining room/LCD TV/DVD/Stereo System.
* Modern kitchen with all appliances including oven, griller, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, kettle, toaster
* Main bathroom with bath, shower and toilet
* Two ensuite bathrooms with shower and toilet
* Additional separate toilet
* Electric blankets on beds during cooler months
* Ceiling fans installed in all bedrooms
* Iron & ironing board
* BBQ facilities & Outdoor setting overlooking the beautiful Devil’s Wilderness of the Grose Valley across to the Wollemi National Park
* Water, electricity and BBQ gas
* Basic cleaning products
* Midweek & weekend bookings available
Guests are encouraged to bring all bedding/towels required for their stay (including linen, pillows and doonas/blankets). Bedding packages are available at a price on application
Terms and Conditions
The Jungle Lodge - Terms & Conditions
By agreeing to stay at the Jungle Lodge, you, on behalf of yourself, your guests and visitors (Guests) hereby agree with the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust ('the Trust' or 'we') to abide by the following terms and conditions.
The Jungle Lodge is located adjacent to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah ('Mount Tomah') on Trust land ('Trust Land') and is administered by staff of the Trust. As such, all regulations pursuant to Trust Land are applicable to the Jungle Lodge (to view regulations, please visit ).
Rates as quoted are subject to availability, minimum night stays and peak/off peak periods. All rates are inclusive of GST and quoted in $AUD. Rates may increase without notice due to any changes in or the imposition of government charges, taxes or levies.
3. Payments & Reservation
To secure your booking we require a deposit of 50% of the total of your accommodation fee. The balance of your accommodation is payable one week prior to your arrival date. Payment may be made by cash, credit card, bank cheque, money order or direct deposit.
4. Confirmation of your booking
Upon receipt of your booking details and deposit, a confirmation letter will be sent to you. This will be the record of your booking. The booking is not guaranteed until you receive the confirmation from us. The balance must be paid in full for the entire period booked prior to the keys being provided.
5. Cancellation Policy
Where a cancellation is made 3 months or more prior to the commencement date of the booking we will refund your deposit (less an administrative fee of $55). Where a cancellation is made less than 3 months, but more than 1 month, prior to the commencement date of the booking we will endeavour to arrange an alternative booking. If we are able to arrange an alternative booking for the same period and for the same rental price, a refund will be provided (less an administrative fee of $55). If we are unsuccessful at receiving an alternative booking your deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel your booking within a month prior to the commencement of your stay your booking deposit is non-refundable.
6. Security bond
You are liable for any outstanding charges and/or the repair or replacement value of damage or loss to the property regardless of the amount. This includes the time and effort involved in replacing or repairing any item that has been damaged, lost or stolen. Provision of your credit card details (Visa or Master Card only) or payment of $500 serves as your security bond. Your signed booking form remains the property of The Trust for the purpose of this security bond until such time as we determine your liability ceases.
7. Arrival & Departure times
Arrival time is 3 pm and departure time is 11 am. Failure to vacate by 11 am without prior arrangement will incur a late checkout fee.
8. Responsibility for personal property
While the Trust will take all reasonable steps to ensure your safety and security, to the extent permitted by law, you agree to release and indemnify the Trust from and against all costs, liabilities, claims, damages and proceedings of any kind (including consequential and economic losses, property loss/damage and damages for injury, including personal injury and death) arising out of, caused by, or resulting from your booking or your stay at the Jungle Lodge.
We recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances such as personal injury and/or loss or damage.
Personal items left at the Jungle Lodge will be held for 14 days. After this time, they will be given to a local charity. We are able to post items back to you at your cost.
9. Excessive electricity and gas charges
If you use excessive amounts of electricity or gas, we reserve the right to charge against your security bond any additional amounts that are over and above normal usage. Please ensure lights and heaters are all turned off before you leave and they are not left running for more than 3-4 hours at a time. Excessive use also risks burning out the heater’s motor in which case you will be liable for its repair with the amount charged to your security bond. Please ensure the BBQ gas bottle is turned off after use.
As the Jungle Lodge is supplied by the collection of rain water and is not connected to a town water supply, please use water thoughtfully.
The Jungle Lodge is a non-smoking facility. Smoking inside will attract a non-negotiable cleaning & deodorising fee of $175. Ash trays are provided outside. Please dispose of butts thoughtfully.
It is the responsibility of Guests to ensure the property is left in a clean, tidy and acceptable state of repair. This includes, but is not limited to:
(a) Washing all dishes and putting them away;
(b) Placing rubbish in bins outside Garage; and
(c) Keeping all furniture in the rooms/positions in which they are found.
Credit card details are kept with your reservation. The Trust reserves the right, at its discretion, to debit your credit card for any extra cleaning required, any damage, theft or loss, which in its reasonable opinion, is caused by your misuse, carelessness or negligence.
No pets are allowed.
14. Changes to our Terms and Conditions
The Trust reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, and without notice.
If part or all of any clause of these terms and conditions is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, then it will be read down to the extent necessary to ensure that it is not illegal, invalid or unenforceable, but if that is not possible, it will be severed from these terms and conditions and the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions will continue to have full force and effect.
These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of New South Wales.