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St Albans Scenic Hut - Hawkesbury River

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About the property

$150 for entire cabin, any night, no add-on fees and these magazines rated it "10/10 in the value for money stakes" and reviewed it as a "gem of a stay...highly recommended."

Beautiful scenic bush walking cabin 1.5 hours from Sydney CBD. 5 Mins drive to St Albans & 15 mins drive to Wisemans Ferry.

"Of all the accommodation options on the Hawkesbury River, we are giving St Alban's Scenic Hut 10/10 in the value-for-money stakes. The views from this beautiful cabin and the position make for a brilliant weekend away."

Australian Race Boat News Magazine: 2014 Travel Feature.

"The tranquility and the views from St Alban's Scenic Hut are incredible. This gem of a stay is highly recommended."

WaterSki Racer News Magazine December Issue 2014

Perched on the sun drenched hillside overlooking Wrights Creek valley this bush walking cabin accommodates up to 7 bunking adults in an open plan studio combining living and sleeping quarters.

If you enjoy seclusion and character in a property you'll love this place.

Your cabin is the only dwelling on this 25 acre property horseshoed by the Yengo National Park. Half of the acerage consists of flat sweeping grasslands and the other half: Tree lined ridge decorated with huge boulders and caves.

There is even an occasional sprinkling of ancient Aboriginal art within the surrounding area and an indigenous claim on the title of this property - requesting an acknowledgement of the ancient cultural heritage of this land. Is it any wonder why this is renowned as the perfect destination for mountain bike riding and bushwalking?

The open plan cabin combines living with sleeping quarters. It is generously constructed with large western red cedar doors and windows overlooking the surrounding valley.

The northerly aspect ensures the cabin enjoys direct sunlight all day, all year round.

This 100% off the grid cabin has:

* No power lines,

* No sewerage lines and

* No telephone lines

* No fencing on property

* No main water supply

* Was built with zero excavation

* Has no sealed road access. Dirt road makes 4WD preferable but not necessary

This means you can:

* Shower in the open outdoors using the shower connected to the rain water tank.

* Live eco-friendly using the composting toilet in the adjacent outhouse.

* Enjoy an awesome view that is completely free from power and telephone lines.

* Walk and ride around the property on unobstructed path free from trenches and lines.

In St Albans Scenic Hut you will enjoy:

* A cosy atmosphere. The hut is fully insulated and heated by a wood fired combustion heater.

* Several beautiful oil on canvas landscape paintings decorating the interior that is lined with steel and hardwood.

* A private outdoor rainwater tank shower overlooking the valley.

The design was inspired by the bush walking huts of Cradle Mountain Tasmania that attempt to follow the indigenous idea to "tread lightly on the ground."

There is no power, no kitchen and no hot water supplying the little cabin. You will be required to use the small camping style gas cookers or bring your own cooking equipment, torches and lanterns as you normally would with our National Park bush walking huts.

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Central Macdonald House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Kitchen
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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St Albans Scenic Hut - Hawkesbury River
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

Access to a serene Valley, no traffic noise, no WiFi, no electricity - a genuine escape from city life. Insulated rustic style shack with exquisite views. We had a wonderful time. Be prepared to rough it worth cold rainwater shower and tending to the fire. Brings you back in touch with your senses. Lots of sunshine if it's a sunny day with decks perfectly positioned for enjoying the sounds and sites of the bush.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent to get away

  • 5 of 5

This hut and property is the exact seclusion my partner and I wanted to see in the new year away from all the crowds and party people. He and I had a great time relaxing with the serenity, quiet and letting our minds and bodies relax. Brilliant set up too as much of the equipment was provided. We packed on the basis of camping ie; bringing all our supplies including cooking and eating equipment and drinking water. No need to! We even ended up unpacking half our gear!

Michael has all crockery, cookware, cutlery and glassware you would need! Even providing drinking water and firewood.

He is a very thorough host with all the details making sure you don't have any questions left unanswered before heading out to the property, even contacting us the day we were to due to arrive to ensure we had all the information required.

If you want to go off grid and forgot about the world and people, this is the place to be!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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The Great Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely break just 2 hours from home but felt a million miles away. Fantastic location with great views; neat little 'hut' acomodation. It feels like 'glamping' - camping indoors! I guess the ultimate positive review is this: we will absolutely be back! We will also recommend it to friends who want an accessible escape from the city & technology overload!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Our group had a great time at the hut. Will definitely return and recommend to other friends. Also a big thank you to Michael!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

Absolutely beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to take the family somewhere away from it all. Our 3 daughters couldn't believe that I'd chosen somewhere with no power,running water or....wi-fi! After bushwalking, camp fire, exploring the stunning property, and fruit picking in nearby wise mans ferry, they decided it was the best weekend ever! "The hut" is so warm and welcoming without being too precious, exactly what I was hoping for. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to unwind.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time here.. absolutely beautiful house and surroundings

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018


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  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 4 guests. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

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