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Hunter River Retreat

Traveler (50)
Room & Suite (16)
Pool & Beach (7)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
If you're looking for true Australiana with iron roof and cedar cabins ,bush BBQs and all totally self contained this is it.All cabins are totally isolated from each other, so no neighbours. Hunter River Retreat has 5 self-contained mountainside spa cottages with breathtaking views over looking the valley and Hunter River. We have one 2 people Cottage with Spa Bath, three larger cabins with JACUZZIS that sleep up to 6 people and the Ironbark Lodge the main house, which also has a jacuzzi, that will sleep up to 10 people. Each cottage has its own spa, air-conditioned, wood fires , large verandahs, BBQs and linen provided.We have a tennis court,swimming pool,fishing in the Hunter River and bushwalking on the 110 acres.Full Day Bus Winery Tours can also be organized that pick up from The Retreat - you can taste and not worry about driving .
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Property amenities
Free parking
Hot Tub
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
24Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 112
  • 16
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Time of year
Traveler type
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  • English
Popular mentions
Our stay at hunter river retreat was wonderful! Everything was as we had hoped. The view and the spa was amazing! The cottage was super easy to find and they had everything required. Great place for a weekend getaway.
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We came up for the Shania Twain concert at The Hope Estate and spent a couple of nights at Ironbark Lodge. This was one of the hi lights of the weekend with the great accommodation making our stay such an enjoyable experience. The lodge itself has everything you would need
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We rented all 5 cottages for my 40th birthday weekend away. Everyone was blown away by the beautiful views and bush location, and Ironbark Lodge was a brilliant house for a big party. All the rooms are cosy and comfortable and very well presented, and the pool and multiple
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Response from Barbara-Ted, Owner at Hunter River Retreat
Responded 27 Nov 2018
Hi Hugh, Thank you for your review. Great to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your 40th with us. Hope to see you again in the future. Barbara
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Absolutely loved our stay at the Ironbark Lodge! There were 10 of us on a netball weekend away and the Ironbark was perfect for our team. Plenty of room for everyone and the views are STUNNING. All facilities were clean and kitchen well equipped. Definitely recommend for large
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This is a fab property and the pictures don't do it justice. We had 3 families share this house for my 40th birthday weekend and there are lots of space for the kids to run around in & lots of space for the adults to relax. Will definitely be back!
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Response from Barbara-Ted, Owner at Hunter River Retreat
Responded 22 Aug 2018
Thank you for your review. Great to hear that you all enjoyed your stay with us . Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Ted & Barbara
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"Take a bag of carrots or apples for Smokey!"
"Best views!"
"Facility has several cottages of varying capacities and amenities."
"Quiet and beautiful."
"Bring your swimmers"
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleMaitlandRosebrook
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