Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat in Northern New South Wales, in the Tweed Valley between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast hinterland, lies Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat. Luxury and romance in the rainforest … Privacy, comfort and luxury – the perfect getaway surrounded by lush rainforest.
Designed to seamlessly combine the three key ingredients of the perfect romantic getaway – privacy, comfort and luxury – with a stunning natural location, Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat comprises just 10 private architect-designed luxury bungalows placed discreetly in a spectacularly pristine Australian rainforest. Set on 100 hectares (250 acres) at the end of a peaceful valley, the Retreat is bordered on three sides by World Heritage National Park, assuring true peace and privacy.
For a honeymoon … or a romantic surprise for a birthday or anniversary … or just an escape from life’s hectic pace … this is the ideal relaxing getaway. Stroll along stunning fern-lined gullies, under giant strangler figs and 400-year-old rainforest trees. Lie in a hammock over a bubbling rainforest brook of pure, crystal-clear mountain water. Back at your bungalow, enjoy freshly prepared, delicious gourmet food that has been quietly delivered to you, relax with a DVD from our extensive library and then snuggle up for the night with your loved one in exotic luxury.
Surrounded on 3 sides by the Numinbah Nature Reserve which itself adjoins the Springbrook and Lamington National Parks, you will be as close as you can get to living in a internationally significant nature reserve. The World Heritage-listed rainforests of the Mount Warning volcano have evolved over 100 million years and are home to many rare and endangered plants and animal species. A romantic escape to Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is a perfect excuse for exploring the biodiversity of this region.
The unforgettable experience that is Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is designed for couples or individual guests. Additional guests and/or children cannot be accommodated in our bungalows.
Four types of luxury accommodation set right inside the Australian rainforest
Our 13 architect-designed bungalows are located in a spectacularly lush rainforest, set discreetly apart so that none is visible from any other.
Creekside Spa Cabins
Traditional romantic cottage with exposed timber beams
These lovely romantic cabins are set amongst the rainforest, close to the creek. This traditional cottage-like accommodation has a cosy, warm and romantic feel with exposed cedar ceiling beams. A separate bedroom with king-sized bed adjoins the en suite with its large double spa bath with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the rainforest.
Rainforest Canopy Bungalows
A contemporary split-level cabin with fireplace and spa
Luxury private cabin accommodation with spa and fireplace. An intimate split-level cabin with a curved, oak-lined ceiling sweeping over the whole interior, with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. On the mezzanine is the bedroom and double spa bathroom with rainforest vistas.
Glass Terrace Bungalows
Modern open-plan luxury – glass walls bring the outside inside
These very spacious open-plan bungalows are almost totally enclosed in glass, maximising the impact of expansive rainforest and mountain views. Eight sliding glass-screened doors open onto a large covered verandah. The large double spa bath has dramatic floor-to-ceiling wraparound rainforest vistas on three sides.
Luxury Lodges – Mountain View
Luxury ascends to a spectacular level
Luxury Lodges feature breathtaking aspects to the surrounding tropical landscape, either high in the Retreat or immersed in the rainforest. The private decks incorporate an outdoor kitchen and large endless heated plunge pools featuring wet edges on three sides. With ultra-spacious open plans, each Luxury Lodge features a double-sided fireplace, generous walk-in wardrobe and much more.
Luxury Lodge – Rainforest
The ultimate immersive rainforest experience
With a striking contemporary design, an intoxicating airy spaciousness, floor-to-ceiling windows, private deck with heated endless pool and premium-quality appliances, the Luxury Rainforest Lodge is also a truly immersive rainforest experience. It is nestled within genuine old-growth rainforest with ancient trees; dominating the high horizon to the north is the majestic ridge of Mount Springbrook.