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Donnybrook Eco Retreat - Billabong

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Time to relax… in your own luxury permanent tent nestled by a lovely dam where the local ducks swim. With spectacular sunrises and gorgeous rural views, it is an innovative way to enjoy nature whilst still treading lightly on our environment. We have utilised environmentally friendly materials and services wherever possible while still providing a luxury glamping experience.

With a piping hot shower in the ensuite, basic self catering facilities and fresh farm supplies for breakfasts, you will find the perfect base to explore the local wineries, art galleries or ride bikes along picturesque country roads. Our 100 acres provides opportunity to walk, kayak down the river, chat with the sheep, miniature goats, chickens and ducks or just sit back, throw a line in the dam and enjoy the view.

We have sealed road access and within 1/2 hour you can be in Paterson, Morpeth, Maitland and lots of Hunter Valley wineries. The Valley boasts a wide range of restaurants and cafes. Activities like hot air ballooning, sky-diving, flying lessons are available for the more adventurous.

Except in the Easter and Christmas period, we offer 50% off for the third night or if you pay for three nights, the fourth night is free.

BREAKING NEWS: We have just openned 2 new tents on a new dam in another part of the property so if the dates you require aren't available here check out other Donnybrook options: properties No 195701 & 195727

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017


Other Activities:

Hunter Valley Vineyards/Concer


Luskintyre House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Donnybrook Eco Retreat - Billabong
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia

Just amazing

  • 5 of 5

Exactly like the photos, with no TV to distract us we went to bed and ended up sleeping for 12 hours. the frogs are noisy but it adds to the experience, great hospitality and the yummiest pancake batter ever. Already planning the next trip back. 10 out of 10

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for having us at your beautiful property. We awoke to the sunrise every morning with a soundtrack of frogs, birds and ducks, it was truly magical. You generously filled our fridge with goodies for breakfast and delicious sweets! We had everything we needed to have a perfect stay and the tent actually proved to be warm enough even at 2 degrees! The only small area that could use some improvement was that some cutlery, glassware and the BBQ appeared to be dirty from the group before us. This was a very minor thing and didn't impact our beautiful stay.

Thank you again, we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Amazing! Great getaway!!! So hard to leave

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant weekend away, it rained all weekend which totally added to the beauty of the landscape, the property is beautiful and the treats Phil leaves in the fridge are to die for!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Amazing accommodation in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a great getaway in the hillview and valleyview tents. Phil provided a lovely assortment of breakfast's. The tents are unique and fun to to live in, with enough amenities to feel like you're living in a hotel. We'd love to come back in winter to sit around a camp fire. Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks Tina - look forward to hosting you and your friends again in winter.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Relaxing & Peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Overall our stay at Donnybrook was very relaxing. We were given one of the new tents & while it was very nice I expected to be in the tent pictured on their site - especially seeing I booked our stay in January (7 months earlier). The 2 new tents are better suited to 2 couples that know each other as they're close to each other with a shared kitchen, BBQ & decking area. My husband & I stayed 2 nights & we were joined by a lovely young couple on our second night, who like us, thought they were staying in the (pictured) tent. The 4 of us sat around the camp fire drinking, talking & toasting marshmallows......still a pleasant evening. On the down side......Don't expect a hot shower as the water was only luke warm, even when turned on high & the breakfast supplies were a 'little light on', especially if you have a hearty appetite.

The place its self was clean & tidy & I think it would be amazing in warmer weather.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Linda, I'm so sorry. I've just checked my records and realised I put you in the wrong tent. You were booked in the Billabong tent and I had you confused with the other booking. If you'd still like to stay in the Billabong tent, I'm happy to re-book you for another weekend at the discounted mid-week rate. My appologies once again for the mixup. Thanks also for the feedback regarding the hot water and supplies - be assured that I'm in the process of resolving these teething issues.
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Very lovely, but things could be improved

  • 4 of 5

The place is lovely, however there are definitely things that could be improved. For one, us and the people we were staying next to in the valley view tents (the new additions) were thinking we were booking the single billabong tent at the time of booking, the owner needs to be more clear with his details. The place however was very peaceful and we had an amazing night, however I think the valley view and hill view tents are only suitable for two couples who know each other, as I know we wanted a private getaway and with another couple there it wasn't really what we were expecting. Also in winter I definitely think the rooms need a heater of some sort as it was very cold during the night. All this aside though the place is an amazing idea and i have recommended to a lot of people.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Chelsea, I will certainly try to be more clear at the time of booking for which of the three tents you've been booked in as we certainly aim to exceed our guests expectations. We built these new tents because we wanted to be able to give more people access to this type of accommodation and also offer alternative options for our guests. So often we have had requests from those staying in our Billabong tent to accommodate their family and friends but we understand your need for an intimate romantic getaway. To this end, we have decided to offer an opening special: When booking the Hillview or Valleyview tents, for an additional $20 over our standard rates, we will block out bookings for the other tent and guarantee you exclusive use of the whole facility. I hope this will be useful to you and other couples in the near future. Phil
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    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 1 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 guests

    Optional Costs
    Romance Hamper: $60 per stay
    Free Range Eggs : $4 per stay

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