Hidden in the Rainforest
Each cottage is hidden in its own separate enclave within the rainforest, offering complete seclusion, both from each other and the outside world. They are completely out of sight, overlooking beautiful fern gullies and a private bushland lake, with the sound of the babbling Hermitage Creek in the background.
There are no neighbours – only the wildlife, including riotous parrots and cockatoos, kookaburras, wombats, wallabies, echidnas and platypus (if you look and listen very carefully). You can enjoy a unique part of Australia, a temperate rainforest with native flora and fauna featuring magnificent wildlife.
Scenic Outdoor Decking
All of these wonders can be enjoyed from the large elevated deck of each cottage. Or through the floor to ceiling windows that frame the wonderful backdrop. Woodlands offers a rare opportunity for guests to enjoy this magnificent environment without compromising on comfort, luxury or the integrity of the natural environment.
The cottages act as a perfect “hideaway” – protecting the rainforest from human interference while allowing people to enjoy the beauty of the forest, without the need to venture out into “the wild”.
The superbly designed cottages are split-level open plan with huge windows that open on to a wallpaper of living forest. Crafted from local materials, polished mountain ash floorboards, myrtle beech benches and radially sawn yellow stringybark exterior cladding, the cottages blend into the surrounding bush so perfectly that they seem part of the rainforest furniture.
They each have large brick open fireplaces, central heating & cooling, fully equipped kitchens, king beds, full surround sound systems with DVD, video and CD players for your enjoyment where you will be topped up with wood for a cosy evening fire (winter months’ outside fire restriction only).
Music is even piped into the spectacular glass walled spa room. The huge oval therapeutic quality spa with high pressure air blower and heated water jets that provide a true aquatic massage, invites total relaxation. The spa is sunken into a heated tiled floor and sits before a bi-fold glass wall that opens onto the large deck overlooking the fern gully. This truly is luxury in the wild…
Heaven on Earth “I know that’s a big statement but that is truly how we felt from the minute we entered our divine cottage at Woodlands Rainforest Retreat to the time we very much reluctantly left. So lovely to walk in to candles, fire blazing, music playing…From the superbly comfortable bed to the wonderful heated floor in the beautiful bathroom with sunken spa and floor to ceiling windows to the delicious breakfast treats and snacks. You feel like you are actually in the rainforest. The attention to detail was absolutely first class and I would highly recommend Woodlands to anybody looking for a peaceful break from our ever increasingly busy world. It rained the whole time we were there but we didn’t care. Thanks so much to Gary and Peter for making our stay so special. Reviewed by Karen P (October 2018)