1. Australia
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Nightcap Ridge - Byron Bay Hinterland

Cottage, Byron Bay Hinterland

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Min 2 - 3 nights stay

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom


Nightcap Ridge is a private 67 acre property in the Nightcap National Park. This unique oasis provides beautiful lawns, walks, water holes and unspoilt nature. The well appointed cottage delivers the comforts for a perfect getaway.

The property is within a few kilometres of Minyon Falls. A stay provides guests with a comfortable base for experiencing the surrounding National Park and Conservation Area. The National Park, which is World Heritage listed, and Conservation area are known for their flora and fauna including many rare and endangered species, dominant massifs, cliffs, lush green gullies and waterfalls. These parks attract bushwalkers, nature lovers, birdwatchers, picnickers, mountain bike riders and artists.

While the surrounding parks are beautiful and offer endless scope for nature based adventurers, many guests to Nightcap Ridge do not venture far away at all. Guests enjoy the varied landscape of Nightcap Ridge itself with its rainforest, permanent creek, forested ridges, gullies, lily ponds, dams and easy walks. There is plenty to explore right here at your door step. Nightcap Ridge is actively managed to enhance and protect its flora and fauna. Significant species such as Koala, Little Bent Wing Bat, Wompoo Fruit Dove, Rose Pigeon, Rifle Bird, Bower Birds, Owls, Lace Monitor (Goanna), Swamp Wallaby and Pademelons and many others are found here.

Guests will find the cottage is warm and cosy in winter and light and airy in summer. The cottage provides a refuge to escape from the outside world, to observe and experience nature or simply to sit on the deck and relax. Nightcap Ridge encourages contemplation, meditation and reflection.

As the cottage is designed to be self-catering, guests need to bring their own food supplies to meet their daily needs. Fresh eggs, bread and milk are provided with each booking. The slow combustion fuel stove is a great way to cook and experience food. Chopped wood is provided. An easy lesson will be provided in its operation. Guests can also have the option of having a campoven stew prepared for them, which will stew on the fire while you star gaze.

The cottage is open plan. It is rustic and well appointed with separate indoor/outdoor bathroom. The cottage and the bathroom have French doors and louvre windows providing plenty of light, parkland and forest views.

The cabin is solar powered. This means that high energy use electrical items such as electric heaters, electric toasters, hair dryers and so on cannot be used without exhausting the supply of electricity to run more needed appliances. The solar system does run an electric fridge, the lights, the digital TV and Blu-ray player. The slow combustion wood fired stove is also used to heat the cabin. There is a backup gas heater.

Water to the cabin is high quality filtered creek water and tank rain water. Nightcap Ridge is the first property to access the creek and the creek is a permanent source of both spring fed and surface water. The creek water is drinkable and is preferred by most visitors because of its perceived added mineral benefits.

There is a four poster double bed. A deck is available for outdoor sitting and dining, with beautiful aspect and views.

The property is 300 to 350 metres above sea level and is at a junction of two climatic zones - sub tropical and warm temperate. The climate is milder than areas on the coastal plain. It has a high rainfall of about 1800mm per year. So bring wet weather gear, especially between December and March.

In Autumn you can expect minimum temperatures at night and in the early morning to fall to around 10C. Day temperatures are usually in the mid 20sC. It is a very pleasant time of the year. Spring is similar, but can be drier.

In Winter the minimum temperatures at night and in the early morning can fall to around 5C - occasionally to 0C. Daytime winter temperatures are in the high teens and low 20sC. Very pleasant - but you will need a good jumper/pullover/cardigan at least in the morning and at night and - yes - warm pyjamas, socks and slippers. By using the slow combustion fuel stove, the cottage remains warm and inviting.

In Summer minimum temperatures are in the high teens or low 20sC. During the day the temperatures mostly are in the high 20sC to low 30sC, but can occasionally be higher. The cottage is insulated and by using the large opening French doors and the louvre windows the cabin remains very pleasant. You can also cool off in the creek or dams.

The cottage is located 37kms from Byron Bay, 27kms from Mullumbimby, 35kms from Lismore and 180kms from Brisbane.

Every effort will be made to make your visit enjoyable. Feedback is welcome.


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Balcony Books Coffee maker Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils DVD player Eco-Friendly Heating Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Long-term renters welcome Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Video library Wood stove
Nightcap Ridge - Byron Bay Hinterland is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful & relaxing stay, with everything you nee We absolutely loved our stay at Nightcap. From the fire pit, to gorgeous bath experience to the fun interactions with Monty! This little cottage has everything you need to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Francis and Sara are lovely hosts!
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goodbye Reality, Hello Happiness! This place is literally the bees knees! Such an amazing slice of heaven relaxed to the max and zenned out of our brains! Hubby and I had the most wonderful time at the property the owners are awesome and super accomodating! Their mascot monty the dog was wicked for cuddles and pats ☺️The cottage is just beautifully eclectic and chill! The perfect place to get rid of reality! Cannot wait to go back!!!!
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheers Night Cap Sara and Gwenda (and Monty!) made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived at Nightcap Ridge. The cottage was clean, tidy, and well prepared for us. The combustion oven kept us warm throughout the night and also gave the cottage a beautiful homely feel. The bathroom was spectacular, overlooking the property but at the same time offering complete privacy. The claw-foot bath and gas heater was perfect for the winter nights! Minyon Falls (only a 5 min drive) was also beautiful and well worth the walk to the bottom (take the 4.5km track option from the lookout). The property itself is lovely. A mix well kept open lawns and natural lush rainforest. A creek flows within the property and there are a number of nice ponds/dams, along with some tracks to wonder about. We loved our stay at Nightcap and hope to go back again soon.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing stay My boyfriend and I stayed at Nightcap Ridge over 3 nights and loved every minute! The property was extensive with lots of beautiful trails, creeks and lilly ponds to explore. The cottage was very well stocked and very comfortable inside (especially the four poster bed). Fraser and Sara were great hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. We already miss hanging by the fire outside under the stars and our cute visits from the most adorable dog Monty. We cant wait to return to Nightcap Ridge and spend more time off the grid on this beautiful property.
Date published: 2016-07-06
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