Guest Reviews

Thank you for having us!  We had such a wonderful weekend.  The set-up was ideal for our large family group.

McGrath / Smith / Liddy families  8th – 10th April 2016  (Stayed in Brumby’s & Swagman’s)

We had the most amazing weekend here!  Beautifully peaceful with all the Australian wildlife you could possibly image.  Wonderful facilities and placements.  We already can’t wait to come back!

Maddie & Liam  11th – 13th March 2016 (stayed in Clancy’s)

We all  had an amazing time!  The place really was teeming with very friendly wildlife!  We will definitely be coming again.

Kehlet group   5th – 8th February 2016 (stayed in all 3 lodges)

An amazing bushland long-weekend for all of our party here for Kirra’s 27th Birthday.  We all had such a fantastic time with the use of the amazing recreation room, bush walks, spa and of course the wildlife, which some of us had rarely seen up so close and tame before!  Would recommend Banjos to anyone & everyone and would love to come back here again when possible.  Thank you for a truly unforgettable weekend.

Kehlet group – 8th February 2016

Thank you for creating such a fabulous getaway.  Our family of 18 booked out all 3 lodges for a “reunion” and New Year’s get together. The lodges had everything that we needed and the facilities are exceptional.  Keeping 8 kids busy and happy isn’t easy, but there was something here to interest and occupy all of them.  The perfect setting to catch up with family.  The views are stunning and it really was a relaxing break for all of us.  It was our first visit but I suspect it won’t be our last!  Thank you.

Bradbury & Hewston families – Sydney & Paris – 3rd January 2016

Fantastic place!  Loved the up-close wildlife experience!  Thank you.

Louise & Ben and Stephen & Tanya – November 2015

Perfect place to celebrate our end of season trip!   Had a blast.  The available facilities were fantastic.  Everything we needed and more!  Will definitely return.

Kotara South – All Age Women’s Football Team – 22nd November 2015

Great place to celebrate my 70th Birthday with the family.  Only problem was no one wanted to go home – definitely needed another day or two.  Thanks Jenny – we all loved Banjos.

Boden family – 2nd November 2015

Had a nice relaxing stay in the Swagman’s Rest Lodge.  Loved all the local wildlife and the kids thought is was amazing being able to feed them up close.  We will have to plan a longer stay next time.  Thank you.

The Standfords – 18th October 2015

Our second visit and this time we brought both of our ‘mums’ from the UK.  Perfect getaway for all 3 generations, and the wildlife didn’t disappoint – being so close to kangaroos, goannas etc is amazing.  We hardly left the property – why would we!  Sad to leave but also planning our return.  Thank you Jenny and Malcolm!

Phillips family – 12th October 2015

Five days of absolute peace & tranquillity without a care – only the birds, possums and kangaroos to feed.   This is our first visit to Banjos and what a wonderful week we had.  We love the generous open space of the lodge, the deck overlooking the valley and the large glass windows and doors.  This place is so well equipped, we lacked nothing!  Thank you Malcolm and Jenny for this beautiful getaway paradise.

Tan family – 5th September 2015

The lodge and surrounds are beautiful.  Had a wonderful time.  Great place for the family.  Thank you.

The Davies family –  14th August 2015

Another wonderful weekend at Banjos.  This is our 5th visit!  I look forward to visiting this idealistic wonderful place every year.  Winter is our favourite time with a big fire to warm us.  Already looking forward to our next visit.

Ian & Carolyn – 3rd August 2015

The privacy & facilities offered by Banjos & the closeness to nature – wallabies, birds, kangaroos, possums – made it a wonderful holiday enjoyed by all of us, from age 3 to 73!  We think the property is outstanding…… the open plan living catering for all weather situations, magnificent views from every room, the king size beds……. the list goes on!  We stayed for 1 week and would love to come again.

Virants, Truscotts & Richmond families – 10th July 2015

The second stay was as fantastic as the first.  The kids were happy and the adults were happy.  Everything was perfect.  Thank you!

Wrights family – 8th June 2015

WOW!  Amazing place.  One of those rare places that is better in the flesh then the photos!   Thank you for taking care of everything.  We’ll be back!

Dhillon Family – 1st June 2015

Thank you for a wonderful experience.  Our families loved every aspect of our stay.  From the birds, kangaroos, spa, golf, relaxing by the fire and spa/sauna.  It will be a memorable getaway for a long time to come.

Barnabas family – 2015

Our 2nd stay was just as wonderful as the 1st.  Relaxing, fun & rejuvenating!  Highly recommend the spa & sauna!  Great place to celebrate our son’s 25th Birthday.  No doubt we will be back.

Cant family – Easter 2015

What a simply stunning and beautiful piece of paradise.  We loved the set-up and experiencing hot, cold and wet weather we were able to enjoy all the retreat had to offer – from hot fires to tennis and outdoor dining.  Our group stayed in all 3 lodges and there was plenty of room for everyone.  The cottages are well maintained and equipped. Thanks for your vision and sharing your wonderful property!  We will definitely return!

Nugent group – 12th March 2015

Thank you for a wonderful weekend.  We had an amazing time in this beautiful location, with fantastic facilities.  The wildlife put on a good show for us too.  We will definitely be back, Cheers!

Bendeich, Reynolds & Tettamanzi families – 30th January 2015

Thank you for a fabulous weekend away at Banjos  to celebrate my 50th Birthday with family & friends.  A perfect location, ample space, plenty of privacy and tons to do.  Everyone loved their stay and had a great time!!  Top weekend!!!

The Hendry’s – 7th December 2014 – stayed in all 3 lodges 

We have been to Banjos many times and it never fails to impress and provide us with many ‘WOW’ moments!  It’s a great place to bring friends from overseas.  Kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras, rosellas, king parrots, possums and a green tree snake all made appearances every day.  Such magical experiences for our Scottish friends!!  Thanks again for sharing Banjos with us – we didn’t want to leave.

Tom & Donna  8th – 10th March 2016 (stayed in Swagman’s)

Last time I came here I was 11 years old, now 10 years later its’ just as magical and exciting.  The wildlife was friendly and it was a great weekend away with friends.  This is such as beautiful retreat to spend our time at!  I was so happy to wake-up in the mornings to our own secluded paradise in the bush!  10/10  Would do again!!

Kate & Byron, Cronulla  11th – 13th March 2016 (stayed in Clancy’s)

Our first time at Banjos and we had a great time!  Enjoyed the facilities available and appreciated the peaceful environment.  Will be sure to visit again!

Salvador group  4th – 6th March 2016 (stayed in all 3 lodges)

What a lovely and relaxing stay we have had.  The kids LOVED all the wildlife.  The lodge is excellent with everything we could want.  We will be back one day soon!

Hadley family – 4th February 2015

Wonderful 4 day break!  Great time had by all!  2nd time here – very relaxing, great seeing the wildlife, visiting the rainforest, playing tennis, etc etc.  Thank you Jenny & Malcolm.

P.S.  It was so cold some days we had to use the fireplace – wonderful!

Lawrence family – 17th January 2016

So many small personal touches!  A great facility for an extended family get together – not too many places that can comfortably fit 14 guests in comfort.  The wildlife, the views, the lazy ambience!   Who could ask for more!  Thank you.

Wyatt family birthday bash – 12th December 2015

The most perfect spot for our team retreat of 14!  The recreation centre facilities and lodges were more than we could have hoped for.  It’s a gorgeous location with ‘roos and kookaburras.  The rooms were spacious and the beds comfortable.  Definitely worth the visit – no one wanted to leave!  Thanks Jenny & Malcolm for the amazing experience.

Interactive Accounting – 7th November 2015

What a beautiful and relaxing place.  The kids loved the birds and wildlife.  The scenery was amazing and I would highly recommend ‘Banjos’ to everyone.  Thank you Jenny for your wonderful help.  We will definitely be back again.

The Zeaiter family – 25th October 2015

Another relaxing stay at which our little one will now refer to as “The Hot Tub Place”.  The facilities are fabulous, and being here mid-week with the natural peacefulness is awesome.  Thankyou.

John, Kim & Jason – 15th October 2015

Perfect getaway accommodation – great for a break from city life.  Kids made great use of available facilities.  Friendly wildlife made trip that much more enjoyable.  Thank you for the brilliant holiday – we will definitely be back!

 Hamil & Mangel families – 22nd September 2015

We had an amazing stay again.  This is our 3rd year.  The weather was perfect.  The wildlife gave us lots to look at and enjoy.  Banjos gave us the relaxing, peaceful weekend getaway we all needed.  The perfect place to enjoy friends company and the best way to relax.  Thank you Banjos – See you again next year!

Mammone, Tallon, Ropello & Grava families – 23rd August 2015

Thank you for our “Banjos Sanctuary”.  Visits over many years have been spent here enjoying everything that you provide for our comfort.  We just love being here!

Klara & Emma – 3rd August 2015

Another lovely long weekend at Banjos, brought new friends to appreciate what we have here in our “secret hiding place”.  It was very cold over our 5 day stay so we had the lovely fireplace on all the time!  Made the most of the facilities and just relaxed not doing much.  Our kids all had a fantastic time together!  Thanks again!  See you again soon!

Elmes family – 7th July 2015

WOW – there are no words adequate to describe how amazing this place is.  Beautiful bush surrounds, cute & cheeky wildlife and the warmth snuggled up next to the fire, it just doesn’t get much better, so relaxing!  Already planning for next visit, cannot wait!  Thankyou so very much Jenny & Malcolm for making this tranquil location for all!

Leah & Adrian – 15th June 2015

A beautiful relaxing place.  Fantastic accommodation.  Some cheeky kookaburras!  Look forward to coming back!

Massey family – 1st June 2015

Our two families had the whole resort to ourselves, and we couldn’t stop saying “What a fabulous place”!  The birds and wildlife, the views and sunsets, plus the spa & games room and fireplaces made this weekend a very special way to celebrate my 50th Birthday & Mother’s Day.  We all want to come back again.  Thank you!

Warren & Saultry families – 11th May 2015

Fantastic place for 2 families.  Loved all the wildlife and activities.  Will definitely return!

Anderson – Lister & Robbins-Topic families – 6th April 2015

Sublime!  We had a wonderful three nights here and enjoyed the ambience on the deck; the excellent recreational amenities and the sheer comfort of the lodge.  We won this holiday as a prize from the Vacy Fair in 2014.

Glenda & Ross – 20th March 2015

We had the greatest weekend at Banjos!  With whole resort to ourselves, such an incredible location and beautiful lodges.  It was a wonderful place to chill out and unwind with the girls.  Thank you so much!

Banx’s Girls Weekend! – 27th February 2015

A fabulous place to stay – superb everything – wildlife – birds, kangaroos, tennis, golf, spa, walks – great for groups.  Spectacular place to show our guests from LA, USA.  Something so distinctively Australian – Superb!

The Reeves – 7th January 2015

A great place for an Easter getaway with the family.  Plenty of things for the kids to entertain themselves with.  An enjoyable time was had by all!

Rubie Family – Easter 2016 (Stayed in Brumby’s & Clancy’s)

What an incredible experience, beautiful lodge with even more beautiful surroundings!  Best way to spend a weekend and shared with the amazing wildlife!  Thank you so much, will absolutely be seeing us again!

Carlie & Cam UK   11th – 13th March 2016  (stayed in Clancy’s)

We had an amazing getaway here with our friends.  All 3 lodges were well set out & set up.  It’s not often you can feel safe with the children just roaming and playing by themselves (outdoors, not on iPads etc).  To see the joy in the kids eyes as they talk about everything they have done and the excitement to go to the ‘park’ was what made the holiday so great!

Cole group – 21st January 2016

Fabulous time here at Banjos – very well stocked lodge – everything you could want!  Truly relaxing time.  We loved it!

Miller family – Sydney, London, Ireland – 20th December 2015

Our group of 14 had all 3 lodges and all agreed it was our best getaway yet.   The walking tracks were awesome, but paled in comparison to the experience and ambience in the lodges.  The building history made wonderful, insightful reading.

Thank you so much Jenny and Malcolm.  We shall return!

Ryan Group – 14th November 2015

Thank you for a fantastic weekend of relaxation, bushwalking & great fun.  You have done an amazing job and we will definitely be back.  The views on their own were simply amazing and everything was perfect.  A home away from home with all the small things thought of and provided.  Well done and thanks so much for the great weekend we’ve had.  We are leaving here relaxed, happy and ready to return to the hustle & bustle of reality!

Pritchard family – 2nd November 2015

Can’t remember a more relaxing weekend.  Perfect venue for 7 couples to celebrate our 60th Birthdays.  Tremendous venue & so well kept.  We will be back!

Brassil family – 18th October 2015

This is our third visit to Banjos and we love it here!  It caters for all age groups – from the great Grandparents to the great grandchildren!  Thank you for creating such a lovely place to visit.  We will be back again soon!

Sayer, Thurlby, Walker & Johnson families – 5th October 2015

Our 3rd visit – each one gets better!  Lovely venue for our family celebration.  Every need was catered for to make our stay very comfortable.  Thanks again Banjos, we had an awesome time!

Fishers, Bennetts & Dales families – 6th September 2015

Another relaxing but fun-filled weekend at Banjos.  This is our 8th year!

Suters, Goth, Gedhard & Sage families – 9th August 2015

We had a wonderful time.  Brilliant accommodation & location.  Lots of wildlife.  Amazing view from Trig lookout.  Facilities excellent.  Great weather!

Phil & Julie – 21st July 2015

I think with is our fifth stay at Banjos, and each is as relaxing as the next.  The kids loved the birds and the ‘roos.   We loved the fire and the peace!

Lewis and Verity families – 21st Jun 2015

Another wonderful long weekend with our friends – Jones family who have been to Banjos 9 times!  Jenny and Malcolm – thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.  Will be looking forward to returning again next year!

Hogg family – 8th June 2015

Great accommodation!  Had everything we needed to keep four boys amused and busy.  They loved the wildlife, and the games room.  Would love to come back again.

Rosenfeld family – 30th May 2015

Fabulous again!  Most relaxing and enjoyable.  Kids has a ball up in the recreation centre.  Loved all the wildlife.  New curtains and bedspreads are lovely.  Thanks so much.

Jones family – 12th April 2015

The perfect place for a group of friends to meet, relax & enjoy each other’s company.  The lodges are wonderfully comfortable & well set up with a range of activities to suit all tastes.  Most of all, we valued the opportunity to chat, read, walk & enjoy the quiet and beauty of the bushland setting – a fortunate find!

Webb Group – 29th March 2015

Thank you Jenny & Malcolm for your amazing hospitality.  Thank you for your very generous donation to Roseville Chase Rotary for their Golf Day Fundraiser.  We have so enjoyed Banjos Retreat along with our friends, Pauline & Michael.  We shall be returning with our families to enjoy all the wildlife & amentities.

Lori & Allan – 8th March 2015

Just what we needed!  From the moment we turned off the main road and crossed the first cattle grid, the beauty & mood of the mountain struck us!  Peaceful and beautiful site, lovely accommodation, so well appointed – a joy!  We are both planning to return to introduce friends to your dream that became a reality!

Ali & Judy – January 2015

An absolutely beautiful place to be!  We rented out all three lodges and had the recreation centre to ourselves!  Loved the en-suites in every bedroom.  This was such a comfortable and relaxing stay.  Kids didn’t leave the recreation centre, they loved it so much and we will definitely be returning.

Boussi Group – 19th January 2015

What a fabulous time we had here!  It is such a beautiful setting, and the facilities are fantastic!  We saw lots kangaroos, many beautiful birds and even a gorgeous goanna lizard.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Mark & Samela – 7th January 2015 – Los Angeles, California.

A great weekend to celebrate a family 50th Birthday.  It was fantastic to be able to utilise all 3 lodges, which were immaculate and so, so comfy.  We were truly spoilt!

Austin, Mowbray & Lambert families – 7th December 2014