Falls Forest Retreat is an architecturally designed retreat located just 4.5 hours North of Sydney on 200 acres of Gondwana Rainforest one of the last remaining on earth.
The property was originally run as a commune back in the early 70s and then later Dr. Mary White passionately cared for the conservation of this special piece of Paradise.
Falls Forest Retreat is a self sustaining eco retreat, water is harvested by the rain and from a mineral dense bore.
Comfortably accommodating up to 4 adults and 2 children, There are 5 villas all with 2 generous sized bedrooms, with double bed in first room and two king singles in second room. A foldout sofa in each villa too. One bathroom and fully self contained kitchen. A floor to ceiling sliding door on each side of floor level, to take advantage of the magnificent views across the valley.
The kitchen and lounge room are all open plan. The kitchen has all the modern features, fridge, microwave,, cook top and all appliances such as coffee machine, juicer, blender, and even an outdoor communal BBQ.
The front of the house has floor to ceiling glass commanding views across the valley to the beautiful mountain ranges to the east and north with each bedroom.
The internet is installed for the property plus there are also over 500 books and 100 DVDs in the mini library ensuring total relaxation and a recharging of the batteries.
For those that want to get outdoors and see some of the local wildlife the area is famous for its rich variety of native wildlife including 46 species of mammal, 235 species of birds, 58 species of reptiles and 32 species of amphibians.
There are plenty of walking trails on the property for getting back to nature including the 40m waterfall & cascades.
Within 45 minutes off the property there are countless attractions should you have the desire to explore the surrounding area including Port Macquarie Wineries, Watson Taylor Lake, Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk, Middle Brother Mountain, Pristine Beaches and much much more.
Falls Forest Retreat is the perfect getaway from Sydney for a short or long term break, great for recharging those batteries from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Also great for small business conferences.
Note: The property is about a 10 minute drive from the pacific highway and there is approximately 4kms of unsealed road.
Pets are allowed but please be mindful of the wildlife, and make sure to treat them for ticks before their visit here at the Falls.
All linen and towels are provided, shampoo/conditioner & soap.
So come and enjoy a stay at our property which is the best of both worlds.
The peace and seclusion of lush green countryside and the majesty of ancient rainforest.
You’ll feel right at home the moment you step inside the villas beautiful interior, boasting 70s furnishings, cozy wood touches.
Massive window sliding doors on both sides of the unit frame expansive views of the surrounding rainforest scenery, creating a rejuvenating & relaxing backdrop for your trip.
The welcoming villa has everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay, including free wi fi, a dehumidifier, a flat screen TV and DVD player - sure to appease all your entertainment needs during your vacation.
The bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet. Towels, shampoo/conditioner, soap etc all supplied.
Our 3 hectare landscaped garden area flows into subtropical Gondwanaland rainforest.
A fifteen-minute walk through our blackbutt forest takes you to a beautiful waterfall.
Other more adventurous walks can also be taken to other creeks and cascade waterfalls.
Please note that the rainforest is on volcanic terrain and the ground, while not hilly, is loose rock.
This may not be suitable for those without good walking capabilities to do alone.
Our villas are conjoined to one another, with ground floor patio looking out onto beautiful landscaped gardens and open hectares, with mature trees, small orchard adorned with seasonal orchids.
Please enjoy use of our outdoor saltwater swimming pool only meters from your villa.
Our landscaped garden area flows into subtropical Gondwanaland rainforest.
Our communal lounge area has a large sunken lounge area with a massive projection screen/ hdmi adaption compatibility great for a family movie night in.
Outdoor BBQ with alfresco dining area.
A pool table, small library of flora/fauna literature and some kids board games too. Please check with host if this area is avail. whilst your here, as it is sometimes hired out in conjunction with our Yoga shed.
Guests have free access to their self-contained villa, surrounding gardens and in ground pool.
Visit Yagunna waterfall at your own leisure.
They are also welcome to sit outside our round house space under the wisteria pergola and use our BBQ.
Visitors may venture into the forest at their leisure. Maps in the units give basic directions to two of our closest rain forest destinations, Yagunna falls and the cascade pool. The tracks are marked but there are no board walks. These walks are considered intermediate hikes as the ground in the rain forest is volcanic and made of predominantly loose rock.
The crossing of small to medium water ways is required into and around these walks. Mountain water funnels down into our valley and these can occasionally pop up seasonally. Hikers should wear appropriate clothing in rain forest areas. Enclosed hiking shoes or gumboots are required and long sleeves and pants, depending on your comfort level. Rocks and ground area can be slippery and uneven, hikers need to take care and move slowly. Hiking deeper into Middle brother state forest is very rewarding and beautiful. For a more advanced hike staff will direct you up the mountain ridge path which leads to paths that take you to heavily rain forested areas and water ways. These walks can be between 3 to 4 hours return. We highly recommend these walks and opportunities to swim in these natural pools. If desired ask our staff about guided walks to these areas. We will facilitate your journey for a small fee.
The round house is fantastic for groups and events. It is booked separately if desired, please enquire for prices. It contains a laundry access to washing and drying machines by gold coin donation.