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  Outstanding Home away from home  - Banjo's is probably the loveliest place we have ever stayed. Well equiped, super clean and set in the most beautiful mountainous scenery. Th Rec Centre is amazing and kept us... read more

    Craig L
    April 1, 2024

    star rating  Fabulous experience  - Banjos was such a fabulous experience with the most beautiful scenic views.
    Alongside lots of kangaroos visiting at your doorstep.
    Lots of bushwalking to do and also time... read more

    Amy M
    April 1, 2024

    star rating  Tranquil secluded retreat  - Such a beautiful secluded retreat away from everything. All the lodges are incredibly spacious and super clean. All the activities around the retreat are amazing and so fun to do... read more

    April 1, 2024
  • star rating  Perfect weekend getaway  - Wonderful location, such a beautiful view during the day from the deck and of sunset. Clean house, comfy beds and amenities were great! It was great to be surrounded by... read more

    March 1, 2024

    star rating  Great Family Weekend  - What a weekend! Banjos was fantastic in accommodating my whole family. Plenty of room and activities for all ages. Even though the weather was a challenge the larger internals living... read more

    Matt C
    February 1, 2024

    star rating  Absolutely amazing!!!  - Absolutely wonderful place to stay. Soo good for families with big games room and mini golf course. The house was amazing set high in the bush land with lovely views.... read more

    James C
    February 1, 2024
  • star rating  Absolutely amazing!  - Our group of friends stayed at banjos over New Year’s Eve and we honestly were beyond happy with our stay.
    The whole place was so beautiful, so neat and... read more

    Danielle P
    January 1, 2024

    star rating  Great Family Venue  - Resort is exactly as advertised.

    We used the whole resort for our family Christmas get together. Our group ranged from aged 81 to 5 (19) in all and the... read more

    Bev E
    December 1, 2023

    star rating  Very memorable stay  - What a great experience. My husband and I enjoyed staying at Swagmans cottage immensely. Everything we needed was there for our two night getaway. Plenty to do... read more

    December 1, 2023
  • star rating  A big thank you Jenny and Malcolm for 3 very relaxing days looking forward to coming back next year.  - We had 3 nights staying in the Swagman's Rest Lodge,it was wonderful from the huge bedrooms with ensuites one of which catered for the disabled which was a bonus for... read more

    Barbara B
    November 1, 2023

    star rating  A great place to go - looks even better than the pictures! Very comfortable and stunning outlook. Host was very communicative and we felt like VIPs. Perfect for couples, friends,... read more

    avatar thumb Kirra Lee P
    February 12, 2023

    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



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