Three luxury architect designed 4 1/2 Star Lodges



A magical place... hugged by bush and wildlife



Exclusive use for our guests



Couples, Families and Large Groups


Banjos Bushland Retreat

Vacy, Hunter Valley NSW

A Magical Hunter Valley getaway… hugged by wilderness and wildlife.
Luxury secluded accommodation

Perfect for couples, families, small and large groups

Escape to the tranquility of beautiful Banjos Bushland Retreat; three architect-designed 4 ½ star Luxury Lodges nestled on 20 acres of secluded, pristine bushland set within a 1,000 acre reserve in the delightful Hunter Valley only 2 hours from Sydney.

Choose from: Swagman’s Rest Lodge – 2 bedrooms; Clancy’s Lodge – 3 bedrooms and Brumby’s Run Lodge – 4 bedrooms, plus exclusive use of recreation facilities for Banjos guests. Book all 3 lodges and have the entire retreat exclusively for your group!

  • 9 bedrooms, all with en-suites, plus exclusive use of recreation facilities for Banjos guests.
  • Luxury 4.5 star accommodation surrounded by beautiful wilderness and native wildlife.
  • Banjos is ideal for couples wanting a romantic escape, families and large groups looking for a relaxing and fun getaway or work group venue.
  • All bedrooms have ensuites, one with bath and one with disabled facilities, king size beds (splits into single beds if required), and reverse cycle air-conditioning.
  • Each Lodge has two additional beds and travel cots that can be easily be accommodated into one bedroom.
  • Every Lodge and all recreational facilities are very child and family– friendly.
  • All Lodges are spacious and light-filled with stunning bushland views from every room.
  • All bedroom and bathroom linen is supplied, including additional towels for the spa and sauna.
  • The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen in every Lodge makes self-catering an easy option.
  • Banjos works particularly well for large groups celebrating ‘milestone’ birthday celebrations.
  • Unwind with pampering treatments in privacy of your lodge (Relaxation & Remedial Massages).
  • Or wind up by making the most of Banjos Bushland Retreat Exclusive Recreation Centre includes: tennis court, mini golf, indoor spa, table tennis, billiards, giant chess set, children’s adventure playground and swings, all available for guest use at no additional cost (excluding sauna which is coin-operated for safety) and…
  • Banjos beautiful natural surroundings with many well-maintained bushland walking trails.
  • The abundance of friendly native wildlife will delight everyone!
  • Access to nearby salt-water swimming pool and additional bushwalking trails.
  • Catering can be organised for larger groups.
  • In-house private Wine Tasting – Stay n ‘Sip – tailored to your selection of wines – no travel time!
  • All lodges, entertainment and recreational facilities are disabled friendly ensuring everyone has a wonderful stay.
  • Close vicinity to Hunter Valley wineries, golf courses, heritage townships, hot air ballooning and so much more.
Banjos Bushland Retreat is 4 ½ Star AAA Tourism rated. A slice of Hunter paradise offering luxury, romance, seclusion and stunning native wildlife – your perfect nature retreat!

Multi Award Winning

Banjos is truly a multi-award winning retreat having now won over 30 awards since we started in 2002!  Most recently we were winners for Environmental Excellence in Business 2016.

In the Sydney Morning Herald Travel Section Banjos receives a rating of 18/20. Download pdf.

  • star rating  Brumby's Run was perfect for our yearly girls trip away. The house is set up for larger groups, 4 bathrooms certainly help with 7 females all together. Beds are... read more

    Anne-Maree A
    September 4, 2022

    star rating  Family weekend getaway - We stayed 2 nights in Swagmans with our 3 kids and absolutely loved it. Everything was spotless when we arrived and it has absolutely everything you need. We spent the... read more

    February 8, 2023

    star rating  Wow! What a place!
    We were blown away in how amazing this retreat is... from the spacious lodges, large bedrooms with King sized beds + private ensuite bathrooms, to... read more

    October 17, 2022
  • star rating  We booked the whole retreat to celebrate an important family milestone.

    From arrival to departure everything was simply excellent - even the weather behaved itself.

    The... read more

    August 24, 2022

    star rating  It was calm without the storm because the storm stayed home for the weekend and my partner and I arrived at Banjos with the knowledge that Mr 7, Miss 6,... read more

    September 10, 2022

    star rating  Our family of 8 adults had a really lovely weekend away staying at Banjo's. The accommodation was very comfortable and extremely clean. Jenny has thought of everything you might need... read more

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    November 23, 2022
  • star rating  We booked the 2 bedroom and the 4 bedroom lodges for our family weekend away and it was absolutely perfect. The lodges were so cosy and perfect for our Christmas... read more

    September 27, 2022

    star rating  What a great place to celebrate a family milestone.
    Celebrated my husband's 50th with our parents and siblings.
    The homes are the most equipped for groups that we have ever... read more

    Melanie P
    June 18, 2022

    star rating  We hired out all three houses for our family as our wedding was at Eaglereach .

    Our families absolutely loved the properties. The houses allow you to come... read more

    May 14, 2022
  • star rating  If you take pleasure in a beautiful bushland area, complete with the local wildlife - Kangaroos, Wallabies, Kookaburras, King Parrots, Possums and the like - literally on your doorstep, complemented... read more

    June 15, 2022

    star rating  Had a 2 night stay with 12 adults and 8 kids. It turned out to be one of those rare perfect weekends. This was due to the accomodation,... read more

    May 1, 2022

    star rating  Loved every minute of this family holiday!
    Magnificent Wildlife - Kangaroos, Kookaburras, possums, lizards & birds
    Stunning views - high up in the mountains overlooking the hunter valley
    Weather... read more

    January 11, 2022



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