1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. North Coast
  4. Seal Rocks
  5. #8561

Topi Gums Bush Retreat

House, Seal Rocks

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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Min 1 - 3 nights stay

6 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
3 bathrooms



A unique holiday house on 100 acres...Topi Gums is perfect for a weekend getaway or a week away from work. It offers a private and peaceful location for those who love nature, and it's close to the beaches and lakes for those who love water.

You'll discover this treasure for relaxation and pleasure among the trees.

The house is appointed for relaxation and pleasure. The living room with comfortable lounge, big screen TV and DVDs will help you to feel right at home. Indoor/outdoor dining, a generously equipped kitchen and BBQ are for preparing and sharing delicious meals. Whether you choose to curl up in the light-filled reading room or compete in the games rooms - you'll find something right for your enjoyment. When play time is over, two queen bedrooms each with ensuite and deck, and one queen room and 1 twin room sharing a 3-way bathroom give personal space...and...every window has a view

Take in the natural surrounds attracting wallabies, birdlife, goannas, frogs and other wildlife...every season has a feature.

There's lots to do at Topi Gums Enjoy a game of pool or table tennis, a paddle in the dam, a barbecue on the deck, refreshments in the gazebo or a nap in the hammocks. Be dazzled by the stars, planets and galaxies. The dark sky is a canvas for astral viewing. Allow the fresh air and space of Topi Gums to unleash your creativity or just relax with a good book.

Topi Gums has a low ecological footprint. You'll be using onsite solar generated electricity and drinking rainwater. Overall, chemical-free products are used to maintain clean and toxic free accommodation.

We will have the beds ready for you with fresh linen, and the bathroom supplied with fluffy towels and guest toiletries. You will also find a selection of Twinings teas, Nespresso coffee capsules and other special treats. During cooler months the fire box will be ready for you to light on your arrival, and you will have plenty of firewood on hand.

A note on pricing and facilities: The price displayed is based on the use of 1-2 bedrooms during low season. It's a little more to use 3-4 bedrooms and/or during peak season. Due to location and/or weather conditions, wifi may not be100 reliable.


Located in the beautiful Great Lakes of NSW, Topi Gums is a short, scenic drive to beaches, lakes and national parks. Seal Rocks, Smiths Lake, Myall Lake, Wallis Lake and the Pacific Palms beaches, the National Parks of Myall Lake, Booti Booti and Wallingat and Forster are places to visit.

Local activities include swimming, surfing, boating, fishing, bushwalking, picnicing, golf, tennis, adventure and sight-seeing tours, bird or wildlife spotting.

The Great Lakes area has amazing viewing points to observe dolphins and the annual whale migration from mid May to late July, and again from mid September to late November. You can book Whale/Dolphin watching tours.

ABOUT US: Topi Gums Bush Retreat has been welcoming guests since 1994. Together with a dynamic team of local people, we ensure you will have an amazing holiday house in the bush.

"We love the Australian bush and being surrounded by nature - birds' springtime songs, croaking frogs, the summer hum of cicadas, fresh winter nights, the scent of the bush and the starry nights. Being at Topi Gums makes us feel that nothing else matters. It is re-energising and liberating. These experiences need sharing. We invite you to come, relax and recharge". Topi Gums is a beautiful place.

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. Therefore, we offer you an earlier check-in time and an extended check-out time, so that you too may stay a little longer.

ADVICE: Due to its location and setting, Topi Gums is not recommended for children who are not risk aware, or people who may require fast medical assistance. Motorised trail bikes, weapons and noisy behaviour strictly prohibited.

This property is managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Balcony Books Ceiling fan Child's high chair Coffee maker Cot Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Games Games room Hair dryer Heating Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stereo Stove Telephone Television Toaster Towels provided Video library Washing machine Wood stove
Topi Gums Bush Retreat is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 29.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtaking property Perfect place to get away from it all and exactly what we needed. Absolutely surrounded by beautiful bush, totally remote. You feel like you're the only people on the planet on this property! Never experienced anything quite like it. The peace, quiet, nature, birds, serenity was like magic. The property has a dark dam that mirrors the reflection of the bush which surrounds it, really idyllic! We enjoyed days of kayaking around the dam, just taking in the blissful surroundings and all the beautiful bird calls. The house itself is luxurious. Big, bright, open, with lots of space and everything you need for a comfortable stay. We loved the extra touches too, the hammocks and table tennis downstairs, the pool table, the library, equipped with board games, DVDs in the lounge. The bath bombs were a really nice touch so we could enjoy a relaxing bath while looking out at the dam and bush. The balcony/deck was amazing! Beautiful morning sun and birds chirping away, and was great to have a barbie on the deck in the afternoons. So much to say about this property, couldn't cover it all. I'm just sad we've only just found it! Will be back every chance we get, at least once a year. Our new favourite place in the world. Can't thank the owners enough!
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing family escape We stayed for 3 nights with our kids and with another couple and the house was perfect. Plenty of room for everyone and one of the best-equipped houses we have ever stayed in. The hosts do a great job of providing information and wee touches that make the stay special. We'd definitely stay again.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent property We had A wonderful time in Topi Gums retreat, everything was nice, confort and anything for pleasure
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful place to stay We had two beautiful days at topi topi, this accommodation went far beyond to what we were expecting, a beautiful home with absolutely everything you could possibly need. all the little personal touches were lovely. I would recommend this to any family or a group of adults who really want a touch of typical Australia in a beautiful environment. we will be back.
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exemplary venue for family or friends getaway Topi Gums was an extraordinary experience for our family. It exceeded our expectations in many ways. Not only was the comfort first class, the facilities were fantastic. Also very impressed with the little extras included in the stay. You will find them when you get there :)
Date published: 2016-10-03
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Stay before 05 May 2017 for 10% off

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Guests receive a special Welcome and Relax pack: wine, cheese and crackers and gift toiletries


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Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 people.


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