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Arinya Lodge - Mountaintop Wilderness Escape

Lodge, Barrington Tops

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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Min 2 - 3 nights stay

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 bathrooms


Great news - the ever-popular Arinya Lodge now has new Managers, who are proud to announce that they have nothing to offer …

Nothing but a stunning million dollar view right across to the distant Barrington Tops ... nothing but beautiful, unspoiled, natural surroundings and an abundance of native Australian birds and wildlife …

Nothing but comfort, cosiness, privacy and peace ... along with everything you could want for a truly rewarding, relaxing break.

Set in 12 unspoilt acres on an award-winning mountaintop wilderness resort in the Upper Hunter Valley, Arinya Lodge is perfect for romantic weekends and great escapes.

This idyllic, recently refurbished lodge has 2 double Bedrooms, a large fully-equipped Kitchen/Lounge with a log fire, cathedral ceiling, TV, DVD, Bose Hi-Fi and iPod dock; there’s a new Bathroom, a separate new WC/Handbasin upstairs, a big gas BBQ and a good stock of DVDs and CDs.

And, uniquely, Arinya Lodge is the home of the MOONABUNG LABYRINTH see below.

As our private guests you will also enjoy the use of all the community facilities including the Tennis Court, solar-heated Pool, Outdoor Fitness Centre, Swimming Lagoon & BBQ Picnic area, Children’s Play Area, Recreation Room with Table Tennis and Pool tables and, of course, the Bistro & Bar.

With wonderful Bushwalking Trails, a Rainforest with an old Bushman’s Hut, a beautiful Lagoon for dragonfly watching and freshwater dips, Yabby Ponds, 4 WD tracks, panoramic Lookouts and more, there are endless ways to escape, really experience and enjoy the natural world.

On the 1,000 acre mountaintop wilderness retreat, the wildlife roams free. It's an absolute joy to share the environment with Wallaroos, Kangaroos, Goannas, Possums, Gliders, Crimson Rosellas, Black Cockatoos and so many more wonderful creatures. Wedge-Tail Eagles soar aloft and tranquillity rules.


Often confused with Mazes, where you go to get lost, Labyrinths are where you go to “Find yourself”.

Walked by pilgrims and penitents and an important spiritual part of many cultures for thousands of years, Labyrinths can be found in many of Europe’s medieval churches and cathedrals such as Chartres – on which the Labyrinth opened in Sydney’s Centennial Park in September 2014 was based.

Made almost entirely by hand by Arinya's owners, the Moonabung Labyrinth is accurately modelled on the even older, ancient Cretan pattern.

Other religions incorporate Labyrinths into their spirituality. Buddhists walk them in silent meditation and they are often laid out in sacred shapes that encourage contemplation and thoughtfulness.

Labyrinths, have acknowledged therapeutic and medical benefits and there is evidence that a labyrinth walk is a ‘right brain exercise’ that can activate the intuitive, imagination and creative side of your brain. The mentally calming and meditative effect of Labyrinths has led to more than 200 being built in US Hospitals in the last decade. There’s a Labyrinth at the Westmead Children’s Hospital and they are appearing in Universities, Rehabilitation Clinics, Parks, Schools and many other places worldwide.

Step into Arinya’s backyard and take your first steps in discovering why …


Book 3 nights - get your 3rd night HALF PRICE

Long Weekends & Easter min.3 nights normal price - Book 4 nights and get your 4th night HALF PRICE

Tariff & Booking Conditions

Sun-Thu $250 a night.

Fri & Sat $300 a night. Min.w/end stay 2 nights.

Weekly $1,400 7 nights.

For the use of 2nd Bedroom, add $95 per stay.

Long Weekends & Easter. Min.stay 3 nights.

Longer stays negotiable. Max.stay: 30 nights.

Booking Conditions.

To secure a Booking, a 50 Deposit is required.

Final payments must be received 10 days prior to the commencement of the stay - following receipt of which, key collection and directions will be forwarded.


4 weeks before holiday - 100 refund of Deposit.

3 weeks before holiday - 50 refund of Deposit.

2 weeks before holiday - 25 refund of Deposit.

1 week before holiday - no refund of Deposit.

NB If we succeed in re-booking Arinya following your Cancellation, the full refund will be given.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance


Balcony Books Communal pool Cot Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils DVD player Eco-Friendly Fireplace Games Heating Indoor pool Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Tennis Toaster Towels provided Video library
Arinya Lodge - Mountaintop Wilderness Escape is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 16.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Relaxation and peace Arinya lodge is a rustic glamping at its best.its not flash or glamorous,it's a dusty cabin with a view ,but it is tranquil and peaceful..
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tranquil, Views - Perfection! A wonderful birthday weekend away with the girls! The first thing you notice is the view from the back deck... breath taking, especially at sunrise or sunset. The kangaroos and birds hang out right next to the lodge and don't startle easily. So much fun to watch. The lodge itself is cozy and well equipped, games, kitchen and pantry items. We brought our own tomato sauce, spices and extra paper towel, which came in handy. The fireplace is really easy to operate and the owners ensured plenty of wood. Everything was very clean, the beds were really comfortable, we never ran out of hot water (5 woman showering) and there were plenty of towels and blankets and cushions for extra comfort. The fire pit out the front is great for toasting marshmallows. *Two things to note: The iPod dock is for iPhone 3. Bring an adapter. Arriving in the daytime, the trip up the mountain is narrow and long and finding the lodge could be trickier, as are are a few around. Plus then you get to watch the sunset! The hosts were lovely and really helpful from the moment we booked. Thanks Peter and Ann for the bubbly surprise in the fridge! Will definitely be staying again.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cosy comfort, character and that view Our visit was marvellous – completely relaxing in the best fitted out lodge/cottage we have ever stayed in with the most awesome views and the friendliest local mob. I left most of the kitchen essentials I brought in the box as you have thought of it all including cling wrap and a dish brush. The place was spotless, the firewood plentiful, the beds comfortably firm with really good pillows and plenty of space for the three of us to spread out on the lounges with that view front and centre. We changed over the kitchen gas bottle on Friday night closely watched by a brushtailed possum who then examined us up close and personal on the verandah. We saw him again on Saturday night when he came around the front deck to check us out inside. The neighbourhood mob of wallaroos visited regularly and one mum with joey was particularly friendly especially with Jess when she sat on the edge of the verandah. The group of grey kangaroos came in this morning while we were packing up and checked us out while having a drink – more photos and close encounters. The panoramic view of the valley and the Barringtons in the distance changes with the light, the cloud, the fog and rain and is simply stunning and with the fire going and a glass of red it is just about perfect. We had such a wonderful stay that we are seriously planning a return.
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for views and kangaroos! We had a great long weekend at Arinya Lodge! The views are amazing and there's a great feeling of peace and relaxation perched there at the top of the mountain. Plenty of kangaroos with Joeys in the pouches grazing around the house. The children loved the fireplace and we cooked dampers on the outside fire, which was loads of fun! The cottage is very well maintained, comfortable and clean with a renovated bathroom and functional kitchen (you'll need to bring your food as it is a good thirty-minute to the nearest shop). Situated in Eaglereach resort (a huge area with large lodges all tucked away from each other) we enjoyed the resort's games room with a pool table and table tennis, as well as the tennis court (5-minute walk). Tennis rackets, balls and even petanque boules in the cottage! With so many activities and nearby walks you don't need to drive anywhere, plenty to do! Highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning property, amazing views! I stayed at Aryina 2 weeks ago with my boyfriend and his parents who were visiting us from the UK. We were so glad we choose this place as it has everything you need for a fantastic weekend away, the view is sensational and the cabin is stunning. We are regular traveler's across NSW and often rent a weekend getaway (at least once every 3 weeks) and I honestly haven’t stayed anywhere as perfect as Aryina. Pulling up to the cabin (I say cabin but it’s a 2 story house with a cabin feel) we were instantly hit by the amazing view across the valleys, the wildlife surrounding the cabin was amazing, my in-laws are from the UK so the fact there was wallabies’ and kangaroo’s wandering around made this place extra special. The owners are so helpful in every way, they were really attentive throughout the booking process, texting us to make sure we had received the instructions and texting us to make sure our stay was going well, small touches make a massive difference and their attitude and care certainly show by how much love goes into this property. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need, it has every pot, pan and cooking utensil needed along with tea, coffee, sugar and milk… we were even greeted with a welcome note and bottle of champagne in the fridge which was a lovely touch, there are loads of booklets and leaflets you can read on info in the local area which was really helpful. The house is really cosy making this place ideal for the winter as well as a summer getaway, the log fire in the lounge gives the whole house a really welcoming feel, along with a supply of wood you can use . The shower was great with instant hot water and a really powerful water flow, both bedrooms were a great size and the mattresses were really comfy on both beds. We had an amazing stay and really made my in-law’s trip here extra special, cooking marshmallow’s on the outside fire was a memory we will all take away with us. Thanks Peter and Anne for an awesome trip, we will definitely be back!!
Date published: 2016-03-29
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