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24 Jun 2024 - 26 Jun 2024

Dark Sky Eco Retreat

Milky Way Season is here.
Darkest nights are around the New Moon but we rate skywatching from 3 days after the full moon to 3 days after the new moon.
Here are some dates as a guide:

April 27th - May 12th,
May 26th - June 9th,
June 25th - July 9th,
July 24th - Aug 7th,
Aug 24th - 6th Sept,
Sept 21st - Oct 6th

------------------------ We have 2 lodges to select from --------------------------------

Dark Sky Eco Retreat luxurious yurt-style lodges nestled in woodlands with views of the Emu paddocks. Lodge 1 The Banksia has 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 people in 3 queen beds and Lodge 2 The Grevillea sleeps 4 people in 2 queen beds.

The retreat is totally "off grid". The private lodges boast all the creature comforts you need including queen sized comfortable beds, a spacious living area, well-appointed kitchen and separate dining room. You can book an Emu Safari or a Skywatching experience from our onsite private observatory.

To book the SKYWATCHING experience or the EMU SAFARI select ADDON and nominate the number of guests over 16 to be included. Guests under 16 are free.

Guests of the Banksia Lodge only that book the Emu Safari will enjoy the use of the golf carts after the Emu Safari for the balance of their stay.

Both lodges have outdoor spas overlooking the park and the Emus.

Guests can stay connected with free STARLINK very fast internet. Smart TVs deliver many apps for you to sign in on. Foxtel is available at the Banksia Lodge and Foxtel Go at the Grevillea Lodge.

General Information

Check In : After 2pm
Check Out : Before 10am
Reception Hours : 9am to 5pm
After Hours : For more details please contact us on +61450511580
Car Parking : Free parking on premises
Getting There : We are located 9kms out of Coonabarabran NSW.
On booking confirmation we provide a welcome package with detailed instructions on how to find us and information you will need on what to expect.

The 3 Bedroom Banksia Lodge 2 Night Rate

The Lodge is a three queen bedroom fully appointed home. The Master bedroom has an ensuite with the remaining rooms sharing a spacious modern bathroom.
Extra Adult Charge: $50
Extra Child Charge: $50
Maximum Sleep: 6
Room Facilities:
  • Balcony
  • Non-Smoking Only
  • Opening windows
  • Outdoor Setting
  • Free Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine & Dryer
  • BBQ facilities
  • Dining Table & Chairs
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linen / Bedspread Provided
  • Internet Access - Wifi/Wireless
  • Shower
  • Toilet Amenities
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioned
  • Fireplace
  • Reverse Air conditioning & Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen - Self Catering
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator - Full Size
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Toaster
  • Smart TV

The 3 Bedroom Banksia Lodge 3 Or More Night Rate

The Lodge is a three queen bedroom fully appointed home. The Master bedroom has an ensuite with the remaining rooms sharing a spacious modern bathroom.
Extra Adult Charge: $50
Extra Child Charge: $50
Maximum Sleep: 6
Room Facilities:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Non-Smoking Only
  • Opening windows
  • Outdoor Setting
  • Free Parking
  • Ironing equipment
  • Washing Machine & Dryer
  • BBQ facilities
  • Dining Table & Chairs
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linen / Bedspread Provided
  • Internet Access - Wifi/Wireless
  • Shower
  • Toilet Amenities
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioned
  • Fireplace
  • Reverse Air conditioning & Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen - Self Catering
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator - Full Size
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Toaster
  • Smart TV

The 2 Bedroom Grevillea Lodge 2 Night Rate

The Grevillea Lodge 2 is a two queen bedroom single bathroom fully appointed home for up to 4 guests twin share.

Guests staying in the Grevillea Lodge can book via the addon buttons an Emu Safari and a Skywatching session.
Maximum Sleep: 4
Room Facilities:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Non-Smoking Only
  • Opening windows
  • Outdoor Setting
  • Free Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • BBQ facilities
  • Dining Table & Chairs
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linen / Bedspread Provided
  • Internet Access - Wifi/Wireless
  • Shower
  • Toilet Amenities
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioned
  • Fireplace
  • Reverse Air conditioning & Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen - Self Catering
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator - Full Size
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Toaster
  • Smart TV

The 2 Bedroom Grevillea Lodge 3 Or More Night Rate

The Grevillea Lodge 2 is a two queen bedroom single bathroom fully appointed home for up to 4 guests twin share.

Guests staying in the Grevillea Lodge can book via the addon buttons an Emu Safari and a Skywatching session.
Maximum Sleep: 4
Room Facilities:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Non-Smoking Only
  • Opening windows
  • Outdoor Setting
  • Free Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • BBQ facilities
  • Dining Table & Chairs
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linen / Bedspread Provided
  • Internet Access - Wifi/Wireless
  • Shower
  • Toilet Amenities
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioned
  • Fireplace
  • Reverse Air conditioning & Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen - Self Catering
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator - Full Size
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • Toaster
  • Smart TV

Addons

Image Name Description Cost
1.0 Skywatching Experience Nominate the number of guests 16yrs and over to enjoy this exclusive experience. Guests under 16 are at no charge. 45
1.1 Emu Safari And Farm Tour Nominate number of guests 16yrs and over to enjoy this unique experience. Guests under 16 are at no charge. Booking for Banksia Lodge ONLY guests allow golf carts to be used for the balance of your stay after the safari. 45

Facilities

General Facilities

  • Non-Smoking Rooms Only
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Parking
  • Internet Access - Wifi/Wireless

Additional Facilities

Spa, 2 way radio, Foxtel and Foxtel Go, Internet and Telstra booster 3G and 4G service.

Business Facilities

Wi-Fi internet is available as part of the booking and both lodges have Telstra mobile phone booster coverage that varies from 3G to 4G depending on weather and signal strength from the service provider towers.

Dining

All stays are self catered.

Our welcome pack provides more detail of the inclusions at the lodge.

Terms and Conditions

Booking Policy

Bookings are taken on line or via phone

Deposit Policy

A $200.00 deposit is payable at the time of booking. The balance is due at least 14 days prior to arrival.

PAY BY EFT. If you wish to pay by EFT after filling in your details in the payment section select DEPOSIT then in payment method select BANK TRANSFER from the drop down menu.

After you hit PROCEED your booking will be confirmed and you can then make your EFT to the banking details shown on your booking confirmation.

If you want to make the deposit payment on your credit card select DEPOSIT and you will be charged the deposit amount plus the fee only. 14 days prior to your arrival the balance of the stay, plus credit card fee, will automatically be deducted from your credit card.
If you would prefer to pay the balance via another method please notify us by email and we will cancel the automatic payment schedule.

If you select the full amount for the stay it will be deducted from your credit card immediately.

Cancellation Policy

We are a small business and cancellations affect us greatly.

If you cancel a booking you will only receive a refund if the dates are booked by us to another guest for the same value (a $100 administration fee would apply). You will be charged the total of the reserved stay under all circumstances.

No Show Policy

No refunds will be offered in case of no shows.

Child Policy

All children are welcome. They must be under adult supervision at all times.

Check-in Policy

Check in after 2pm

Other Policy

After 10pm all noise is to be kept inside with doors closed. Disturbance to residents on the property, guests and neighbours (including excessive noise and music) is prohibited at any time of the day or night and may result in eviction without refund.

We do not accept Schoolies, hens or bucks event reservations. Minimum length of stay restrictions apply to certain rates during special event periods. Rates quoted are in Australian dollars and are subject to change at any time. Rates are inclusive of GST where applicable. Any verbal quote given is an estimate of price only, which is subject to written advice on booking confirmation.
333 Carmichael Lane Coonabarabran New South Wales 2357 Australia