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!
  • Easy access to nearby restaurant, salt-water swimming pool and additional bushwalking trails.
  • Catering can be organized for larger groups.
  • All lodges, entertainment and recreational facilities are disabled friendly ensuring everyone has a wonderful stay.
  • Our well-appointed Environmental Centre carries extensive literature relating to the flora and fauna that surrounds Banjos.
  • 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  Stayed in Banjos with 6 other couples and enjoyed the fantastic facilities and surrounding bush and Australian wildlife. Home away from home with everything you needed on hand. Highly recommended... read more

    June 26, 2022

    star rating  A wonderful place to celebrate an 80th and a 13th birthday in one weekend. Family friendly, a gorgeous location and plenty to do. Easy to self cater and comfortable sleeping... read more

    February 20, 2022

    star rating  The only issue that we had with Banjo's was that it should have been longer. Every detail has been (extremely) well considered for your stay - including the things you... read more

    January 30, 2022
  • star rating  Banjos Bushland Retreat is one of the best places to stay to enjoy our beautiful country and our unique and varied wildlife. The owners Jenny & Mal offer you amazing... read more

    June 26, 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

    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  The rooms are clean, all with en suites and well appointed. The main areas are large, welcoming and feel like home. My 93 year old mother was kept warm by... read more

    June 13, 2022

    star rating  stayed 2 nights, need to bring your own food as no store nearby, use a power wheelchair, house was on one level, doors are wide enough for my chair to... read more

    Andrew P
    February 23, 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  This was an unbelievably serene, beautiful, peaceful and top class get away for my friends and I to enjoy a long weekend. From the very start of online booking Jenny... read more

    January 27, 2022

    star rating  Can't find enough adjectives to describe this great resort. The unique wildlife and stunning views are a start. We had 15 adults and 10 kids who thoroughly enjoyed every... read more

    April 11, 2022



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