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Nightcap Ridge - Byron Bay Hinterland

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3 guests


1 bed
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About this listing

Nightcap Ridge is a private 67 acre property in the Nightcap National Park. This unique oasis provides beautiful lawns, walks, water holes and unspoilt nature. The well appointed cottage delivers the comforts for a perfect getaway.

The space

Nightcap Ridge is a private 67 acre property in the Nightcap National Park. This unique oasis provides beautiful lawns, walks, water holes and unspoilt nature. The well appointed cottage delivers the comforts for a perfect getaway.

The property is within a few kilometres of Minyon Falls. A stay provides guests with a comfortable base for experiencing the surrounding National Park and Conservation Area. The National Park, which is World Heritage listed, and Conservation area are known for their flora and fauna including many rare and endangered species, dominant massifs, cliffs, lush green gullies and waterfalls. These parks attract bushwalkers, nature lovers, birdwatchers, picnickers, mountain bike riders and artists.

While the surrounding parks are beautiful and offer endless scope for nature based adventurers, many guests to Nightcap Ridge do not venture far away at all. Guests enjoy the varied landscape of Nightcap Ridge itself with its rainforest, permanent creek, forested ridges, gullies, lily ponds, dams and easy walks. There is plenty to explore right here at your door step. Nightcap Ridge is actively managed to enhance and protect its flora and fauna. Significant species such as Koala, Little Bent Wing Bat, Wompoo Fruit Dove, Rose Pigeon, Rifle Bird, Bower Birds, Owls, Lace Monitor (Goanna), Swamp Wallaby and Pademelons and many others are found here.

Guests will find the cottage is warm and cosy in winter and light and airy in summer. The cottage provides a refuge to escape from the outside world, to observe and experience nature or simply to sit on the deck and relax. Nightcap Ridge encourages contemplation, meditation and reflection.

As the cottage is designed to be self-catering, guests need to bring their own food supplies to meet their daily needs. Fresh eggs, bread and milk are provided with each booking. The slow combustion fuel stove is a great way to cook and experience food. Chopped wood is provided. An easy lesson will be provided in its operation. Guests can also have the option of having a campoven stew prepared for them, which will stew on the fire while you star gaze.

The cottage is open plan. It is rustic and well appointed with separate indoor/outdoor bathroom. The cottage and the bathroom have French doors and louvre windows providing plenty of light, parkland and forest views.

The cabin is solar powered. This means that high energy use electrical items such as electric heaters, electric toasters, hair dryers and so on cannot be used without exhausting the supply of electricity to run more needed appliances. The solar system does run an electric fridge, the lights, the digital TV and Blu-ray player. The slow combustion wood fired stove is also used to heat the cabin. There is a backup gas heater.

Water to the cabin is high quality filtered creek water and tank rain water. Nightcap Ridge is the first property to access the creek and the creek is a permanent source of both spring fed and surface water. The creek water is drinkable and is preferred by most visitors because of its perceived added mineral benefits.

There is a four poster double bed. A deck is available for outdoor sitting and dining, with beautiful aspect and views.

The cottage is located 37kms from Byron Bay, 27kms from Mullumbimby, 35kms from Lismore and 180kms from Brisbane.

Every effort will be made to make your visit enjoyable. Feedback is welcome.

*Please note limited NBN satellite internet access is an optional extra. We believe your Nightcap Ridge experience will be more enjoyable without internet however the service has been added for guests who require connection. Maximum of 10GB per stay for $40.*

Guest access

Guests will have access to the grounds of the complete 67 acre property. Nightcap Ridge has many spots to explore including The Lily Ponds, The Dam, Boomerang Creek and multiple bush walks.

Interaction with guests

We're here to make your stay at Nightcap Ridge a memorable one. Should you require any further information please to not hesitate to ask.

Other things to note

The property is 300 to 350 metres above sea level and is at a junction of two climatic zones - sub tropical and warm temperate. The climate is milder than areas on the coastal plain. It has a high rainfall of about 1800mm per year. So bring wet weather gear, especially between December and March.

In Autumn you can expect minimum temperatures at night and in the early morning to fall to around 10C. Day temperatures are usually in the mid 20sC. It is a very pleasant time of the year. Spring is similar, but can be drier.

In Winter the minimum temperatures at night and in the early morning can fall to around 5C - occasionally to 0C. Daytime winter temperatures are in the high teens and low 20sC. Very pleasant - but you will need a good jumper/pullover/cardigan at least in the morning and at night and - yes - warm pyjamas, socks and slippers. By using the slow combustion fuel stove, the cottage remains warm and inviting.

In Summer minimum temperatures are in the high teens or low 20sC. During the day the temperatures mostly are in the high 20sC to low 30sC, but can occasionally be higher. The cottage is insulated and by using the large opening French doors and the louvre windows the cabin remains very pleasant. You can also cool off in the creek or dams.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 50 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 60
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 210 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 couch, 1 hammock

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM

We expect guests to respect the sensitive environment that they are staying in. Smoking is only permitted outside the cottage and littering on the grounds is not permitted.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

39 Reviews

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Susan User Profile
August 2017
We highly recommend Fraser's place. In 3 days we only scratched the surface of all the natural beauty this area has to offer and Fraser's place makes a great base from which to explore. But the cabin is so comfortable - a touch of luxury in the forest - we were quite happy not going too far.

Rachelle User Profile
August 2017
Stunning location nestled in pristine forest. Great hikes and hinterland drives close by. The cottage is secluded and perfect for some 'off grid' time. Fraser and Sarah were great hosts.

Elaine User Profile
July 2017
This place is really a perfect getaway. Words cannot describe how lovely it is. If you are after seclusion or a comfortable accommodation and amazing scenery. This is the place for you. Owners Fraser and Sara have put their heart and soul into this place and you can tell. You could not ask for better hosts. NB: Definitely arrange for their French inspired Stew. It is soooo good!!! Bring your food, stop at local markets along the way either in Mullumbimby or Byron Bay you have a woodfired oven to work with and an open campfire. If you're a foodie - this is heaven!!! Bonus if you've brought yourself your fave vino and some amazing local cheeses because the afternoon at the lily pad pond is stunning!!! We absolutely loved this place. Thank you a million times over!!

Tats User Profile
July 2017
Our stay was exceptional. Just enough interaction from hosts, a beautiful provided meal of great effort and a lot of gorgeous natural surroundings. Accompanied by a neat and clean cottage makes for an easy get away.

Edwina User Profile
July 2017
Yes, the great reviews about this place are true. Lots of attention to detail in the cabin setup. Set in national park with plenty of great walks nearby (go to minyon falls), but honestly, almost spent all day lounging on the deck in the winter sunshine watching the kookaburras and cockatoos. extreme relaxation. highly recommended.

Anna User Profile
July 2017
All I can say is... wow! If you're after a quiet, secluded getaway then this is for you. An amazing cabin on an amazing property, with amazing hosts! On our first afternoon we went for a walk on the property to explore, time got away and as we arrived back at the cabin on dusk we noticed smoke coming out of the chimney- Sara had taken the liberty to start the indoor fireplace for us to ensure the cabin was cosy and warm upon our return. Beautiful sunny days finished off by sitting around the fire star gazing. And don't get me started on the bath! Such an incredible space. We also went for a drive and did the Minyon Falls hike and lunch at Doma afterwards, which was great. We can not speak highly enough of this place and have already told all our friends and family! Can't wait to visit again!

Graeme User Profile
June 2017
A beautiful cabin, in an amazing location. Very romantic. Wonderful position to explore Nature at its best. Well self contained, kitchen well equipped. We cooked a beautiful pizza and berry crumble in the combustion oven. But this is a must for anyone wanting to defrag from society and technology, & rekindle their love for nature. Doma Cafe in Federal is well recommended. Look forward to a return visit.

New South Wales, AustraliaJoined in January 2016
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