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Kanimbla View Clifftop Retreat

Bedrooms 11
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Kanimbla View Clifftop Retreat is located on one of the most beautiful properties in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, just 90 minutes from Sydney.

Surrounded on three sides by unspoilt Crown bushland, you feel like you are staying in your own private National Park. Yet you are only 3 minutes away from beautiful Blackheath village.

The Guardian has featured Kanimbla View as one of the 30 "best green places to stay around the world" -- and the only one in Australia. Kanimbla View is one of only 7 eco-retreats to be featured in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend 52 Weekends Away 2014.

Kanimbla View offers stylish, distinctive and comfortable accommodation -- from budget to eco-luxury.

We cater for couples, families and groups of up to 22. Groups (minimum 12) are accommodated in our two three-bedroom eco-cottages (two bedrooms in each can be configured as Kings or singles, the third bedroom contains a double and single bed). Couples or families requiring a single cottage should contact the owners for a quote.

The retreat is ideal for holidays, celebrations, conferences and yoga retreats.

It also has an all-weather tennis court, boules pitch and 1.3 km of walking tracks.

There really is peace in this place.

Getting out and about

On the retreat itself you can play tennis, basketball or table tennis under a cathedral of gum trees. You might wander down to the boules/petanque area for a quiet game, or sit out on the heath deck and just drink in the distant views.

But most important you will want to explore our walking tracks and make your way down to your own private clifftop lookouts on our escarpment. With the aid of our maps and leaflets you can get to know a bit more about how this fragile environment can support such an abundance of plants and animals.

Beyond the retreat

If you want to go further afield than the retreat, then we are only 3 minutes away from Blackheath's excellent cafes, restaurants, galleries and bakeries. Another 5 minutes and you will find yourself at the doorstep to the Greater Blue Mountains National Park. The park offers some wonderful lookouts and walking tracks. But just a few minutes away from the retreat you can discover some equally inviting walks and views around Porter's Pass and Centennial Glen.

Beyond Blackheath you might take in a great film at Mt Victoria's welcoming, old-fashioned cinema at Mt Vic Flicks. Further west lie the Jenolan Caves. To the east you can explore more of the Blue Mountains bordering charming villages like Leura or Wentworh Falls.

More Details

Nigel Hannigan
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Blackheath Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 11 - 12 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • forests
  • winery tours


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Kanimbla View Clifftop Retreat
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Amazing weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

Exquisite location with short walks on the property to amazing lookouts and much to do and see in the local area (including local apple orchid with delicious apple pies and warm spiced apple juice within walking distance). Was the perfect setting to celebrate with 20 friends, with great communal areas to enjoy each other's company and plenty of space to spread out and enjoy quiet time relaxing.

Highlights include amazing fireplaces, commercial kitchen and tennis court. No neighbours nearby so you really feel secluded with your own private space, excellent stereo system in the communal lodge was great for the music lovers! Don't look past this wonderful property!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Darwin, NT, Australia

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

Eighteen people comprising three generations spent the past weekend at Kanimbla celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary.

The venue was ideal – room to spread, and then convene together in the Adobe. Wood fires, dinner on arrival, Red Pepper catering for the big dinner on Saturday night and the entire place to ourselves. Everything was perfect. A dream come true. Thank you Nigel and Tony for your professionalism, and personal touch.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Monica. It was a delight to have you and your family stay at Kanimbla View. Your communication skills wer faultless and we thank you for treating our property as if it were your own. We hope to see you again.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Unique property

  • 5 of 5

4 families spent the June long weekend at Kanimbla and it was perfect for us. We were torn between spending time on the tennis court and in the commercial kitchen. The kids loved the property and were able to run around and explore in between games of tennis, table tennis, basketball and scooting about. The owners gave us a lovely warm welcome and had the fires already burning which was much appreciated on a cold Friday afternoon. I highly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have your group stay with us Lenka. Thank you for leaving the kitchen tidily.
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Great lounge

  • 3 of 5

Family group holiday away. Loved the houses, however the studio I think shouldn't be rented out as accommodation. It suited our group as the kids all stayed there and it's close to the great communal lounge area, however if I wasn't part of a group I would hate staying in that room. 

The communal lounge and kitchen were great and the kids enjoyed the tennis court. 

Pit toilets may put some off but just part of the holiday experience for us.

Overall good place to stay as a group, don't think if like it if I was just staying there with my partner though.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a group of 15 colleagues stay for the weekend. We really enjoyed the property. The property i

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 15 colleagues stay for the weekend. We really enjoyed the property. The property is fantastic for both large and small groups. The communal area includes a huge commercial kitchen, den seating with a fireplace, and a two large dining tables. It has a great atmosphere inside and out.The separate cottages are fantastic allowing those groups who wished to retire for the evening to do so. Both cottages are self-contained and well-equipped with a warm and inviting feel.The property itself is beautiful with lots of small trails and lookouts nearby, a great tennis court and a beautiful garden area.Nigel was a fantastic host (he even provided us with an additional pot when requested!) and we would certainly recommend Kanimbla for your stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Other Activities:

Spectacular view from clifftop


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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