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An incredible weekend. The retreat has everything you need, the fact that it rained most of the weekend didn't hinder the amazing fun we had the whole duration of the stay. Impeccably clean, amazing food and outstanding location. Our days consisted of waking up to a cooked breakfast, then jumping straight into the wetsuits and paddle boarding/kayaking down the river. Then we'd use the golf buggies to take us and the surf boards to the other side of the property where we can cross the road and get onto an stunning and quiet beach. After we tire ourselves out we raced back to all fit in the hot tub before having a big lunch all together. Then the rest of the day could be spent rotating between napping in the incredibly comfy beds, playing golf, playing tennis, sitting around the fire, playing with the dogs or just chilling in the outdoor sofa area with a glass of wine. The Jo and Paul are experienced hosts who obviously have a passion for welcoming people into their resort and making their stay unforgettable.
Had the best time staying at Banksias with my family and wife’s sisters family who were visiting from the UK. The truly unique property is set on the most stunning part of Australia’s eastern coastline.
On arrival we met the friendly local caretaker who showed us round the property and set up the kayak and SUPs ready for use. The house and cabins were super clean and fitted with everything you could possibly need.
Kicked off the holiday with a walk around the headland where we saw an abundance of marine life including whales. Looking north it reminded me of the classic board walks of Byron and Noosa except didn’t see another person the entire walk! Gave the pommie inlaws surf lessons each morning on a safe protected rolling point break out the front of Banksias.
It was easy to keep the kids off devices with endless afternoon activities including golf, tennis, full size football net shootouts and kayak paddling on the stunning river alongside the property.
Blown away by the natural beauty of Banksias. We have recommended to our friends and will definitely be returning for future visits.
Picturesque 5 Star Retreat
We stayed at the Banksia's for three nights in December and did not want to leave. When we did tear ourselves away, we left relaxed and refreshed. The property is a short drive from Crescent Head shops with access to some of the areas best and most secluded beaches (we rarely saw anyone else!) The main house and four adjoining guest houses are incredibly private, as they are surrounded on one side by the property's own golf course and the other by a picturesque river. The property has been set up for relaxed entertaining with a very generous outside barbecue/kitchen area, (where we ate most of our meals) and fully equipped inside kitchen and dining area. If we were not at the beach, we were having a hit on the golf course, or tennis courts, or simply relaxing in the hammock or many outside lounge areas. One highlight for our baby boy was the many kangaroos that call the property home and the beautiful birdlife. Early in the morning or at dusk the kangaroos could be seen around the property lazing in the shade or hopping down the side of the river. We would highly recommend this property. It is genuinely second to none and is clearly much loved by its owners, who have thought of everything to ensure guests have what they need at their fingertips.