1. Australia
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  3. Hunter
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Banjos Bushland Retreat

Resort, Vacy

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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24 guests
9 bedrooms
24 beds
10 bathrooms


Ultimate Escape in the stunning Hunter Valley

Very family friendly with lots of activities for Banjos guests only.

Banjos consists of 3 luxury architect designed lodges:

Swagman's Rest Lodge: 2 bedrooms sleeps 6

Clancy's Lodge: 3 bedrooms sleeps 8

Brumby's Run Lodge: 4 bedrooms sleeps 10

We can accommodate 24 guests in beds with the use of extra beds in each lodge.


All 9 bedrooms have en-suites, king-size beds convert into singles, plus 2 extra beds in each lodge. Bedrooms have ceiling fans, reverse cycle air conditioning, and electric blankets.

Each lodge is extremely spacious with slow combustion wood fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens and laundries, large covered decks with BBQs and outdoor furniture and stunning bushland views from every room make you feel part of nature

Exclusive Recreation Centre includes:

Full-size tennis court

9-hole mini-golf course

Indoor spa, with stunning views


Table tennis,


Children's Adventure Playground

Swing set - undercover on deck of recreation building

Giant chess set

ALL FACILITIES AT NO EXTRA COST excluding the sauna which is coin operated

Environmental Centre with extensive literature relating to the flora and fauna that surround Banjos.

Abundance of wildlife will delight everyone.

Access to Restaurant, salt-water swimming pool, lagoon for swimming & picnics

Bushwalking trails

Close vicinity to local wineries, golf courses, heritage township, arts & crafts centre, ballooning.

Banjos is small enough to be exclusive but offers the benefits of a large resort. Loads of activities for everyone

We are also disabled friendly.

Banjos has won in excess of 28 Tourism Awards since 2002.

BANJOS is truly a unique retreat

Banjos Bushland Retreat offers uniqueness to its guests by creating an unforgettable experience in a truly Australian environment. Not only does Banjos offer the "ultimate escape" by providing unhosted 4 1/2 star purpose built accommodation but its surrounds ensure an "up close and personal" encounter with many wonderful examples of the Australian flora and fauna - wallabies, kangaroos, kookaburras, king parrots, crimson rosellas, fairy wrens, firetails, possums and lizards will all delight you with their presence.

Nestled on the upper slopes of the Moonabung Ranges, only 2 hours from Sydney, Banjos Bushland Retreat offers luxury unhosted accommodation set within 20 acres of private unspoilt bushland. The three architecturally designed lodges and private recreation centre rest within a 1000 acre reserve with spectacular views across the Hunter Valley and Barrington Tops.

Full directions are given with confirmation of booking.


In 2004 Banjos Bushland Retreat received the highest award in the Unique Accommodation category at the New South Wales Tourism Awards. As a result of winning this category for 3 years, Banjos was inducted into the NSW Tourism Awards Hall of Fame. This is an achievement that only a few organisations have achieved and one that we are extremely proud of.


NSW Tourism Hall of Fame 2004

Hunter Region Tourism 2002,2004,2006,2007 & 2008

Hunter Region Tourism Silver Award 2011 & 2013

NSW Tourism 2002,2003,2004 & 2006

NSW Tourism 2011 Bronze Award

Australian Tourism Awards 2002,2003,2004 & 2006 Finalist

Hunter Region Tourism 2003 Award of Distinction

Hunter Business Excellence 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 2008 ,2011& 2013

Hunter Business Excellence - Business of the Year 2006 & 2013

HMAA NSW Unique Accommodation 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2011

National Accommodation Industry Award of Excellence Gold 2011

Tourism Industry Council - Accredited Tourism Business

Eco Tourism Australia - Accredited Advanced Ecotourism


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine, Wheelchair accessible

Air conditioning Books Ceiling fan Child's high chair Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Communal pool Cot Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Events allowed Fireplace Games Games room Hair dryer Heating Hot tub Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Refrigerator Satellite/Cable Sauna Stereo Stove Telephone Television Tennis Toaster Towels provided Washing machine Wheelchair accessible
Banjos Bushland Retreat is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic stay amazing environment, so many friendly animals around it is unbelievable. can't wait for a return visit.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home away from home Fantastic facilities for large family and extended friends. Everything you need.. lots of animals about... lots to explore
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bushland getaway Great getaway for a family to relax and see some wildlife. Had breakfast outside on the wide decks with parrots and kookaburras while taking in the bush views. Enjoyed a bush-walk, some tennis and a game of pool. Relaxed around the fireplace on the large lounges in the evenings after a home cooked meal with the family.
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing weekend! We booked out all three cabins for 15 adults and I can say that we had plenty of space. The cabins were immaculate and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The local wildlife were very friendly and a few of us had the courage to hand feed them. Highly recommend this retreat for families or group of friends wanting a quiet relaxing weekend away.
Date published: 2016-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy, beatiful and HUGE Had a great stay with a large group of families and small kids. The lodges are huge. So much space its overwelming. All nicely decorated. Very classy romantic cabins with fire places and quality furnishings. The glass windows are all around giving amazing views of the valley. Kanagaroos and possums come right up to the door. The reck centre is great with tennis court, spa and play ground. The pool was a bit far away at the Eagle reach resort though. It is a bit of a difficult drive up the mountain so take all the food with you. The kitchens have everything you need and BBQs. Worth the drive. Great place.
Date published: 2015-11-15
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