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Only 1 hr north of Sydney on the Hawkesbury River at Berowra Waters, and surrounded by 3 National Parks, the award winning boat-access only Calabash Bay Lodge offers families, friends, and couples the experience of the Australian way of life on the absolute waterfront, with all the attendant luxury perks. We include plush linens, boat, kayaks, fishing rods, luxury REN toiletries, Foxtel, Netflix & Apple TV, and we're only a short boat ride to famed restaurants Berowra Waters Inn and Peat's Bite.
Calabash Bay Lodge is surrounded by pristine eucalypt bushland and the ancient sandstone cliffs fronting onto the Hawkesbury River at Berowra Waters. With three national parks on each side of our riverfront location, the Ku’ring-gai Chase, Marramarra, and Berowra Valley, Calabash Bay Lodge offers an unparalleled eco-luxury escape perfect for weekend getaways from Sydney, multigenerational or multiple family holidays, as well as romantic luxury couples retreats in celebration of honeymoons or babymoons, or just to spoil a lover. Calabash Bay Lodge is also a unique and inspiring venue for a corporate reward, strategy workshop, or health and wellness retreat. All of Calabash Bay Lodge's rooms feature north-facing floor to ceiling views to a 4km sweep of riverfront that ends at our private pontoon and waterfront garden. You’ll have the deepest and most refreshing sleep in our four beautifully-appointed bedrooms with plush organic 1000 count cotton bedlinen – including 2 king rooms with AH Beard premium luxury beds that can be split into 2 twin beds for groups of family, friends or colleagues, and 2 with queen sized Sealy Posturepedic beds. All have outdoor balconies and water views, and there are 3 bathrooms, 2 being private ensuites with luxury rain showers, with luxury toiletries supplied from REN and Li’Tya. Our interior-designed indoor and outdoor entertaining and lifestyle zones feature contemporary International and Australian design from B&B Italia, Viccarbe, Kartell, Planet & Coco Republic, and essential modern amenities, including high speed wireless broadband, Samsung SmartTV with Apps, Foxtel Platinum HD Cable TV service, Sonos wireless stereo system, Wii games console, DVD player, plus a AppleTV & Media Centre and Lodge iPad. The real entertainment is outdoors on the Hawkesbury River however, with use of a runabout boat for fishing and adventuring, 1 double and 3 single kayaks, as well as fishing rods and a crab pot to try your luck at catching dinner included. You can swim year round directly off our private pontoon, or take the boat for a spin to a nearby secluded beach. You can bushwalk directly from the property's rear or take the boat to a nearby trail head. For those craving more relaxation, savour the atmosphere waterside in our hanging pod chair, on the Brazilian hammock under the shade of our jacaranda tree, or our French striped deck chairs. Or spend the afternoon lazing on the B&B Italia day bed on the upstairs terrace, soaking up the magical atmosphere of life on the waterfront from above and figuring out which boat you'll buy when you win the lottery or when that start-up begins to pay its way. We can also arrange a private chef to cook for you in house, provide gourmet self-serve meals for you, or pre-stock the Lodge with supplies to request (even birthday cakes!). If you feel like spoiling yourself further, we can arrange therapists to provide massage and spa treatments in house for you. Private yoga and SUP yoga classes are also available. Being sustainable in our activities and protecting the environment is something we take seriously. All energy used at Calabash Bay Lodge is fully carbon offset, we have an eco-friendly waste system and we clean only with chemical-free natural products, so as to have the lowest possible footprint on our pristine natural environment. Four legged friends are welcome to join you on your holiday on an outdoors only basis by prior approval by the owner.
Part of a southern tributary of the majestic Hawkesbury River, Berowra Waters’ location under an hour away from Sydney makes Calabash Bay Lodge convenient for Sydneysiders seeking a short break to relax, rejuvenate or recharge, or for travellers from further afield wanting to immerse themselves into a pristine Australian bushland experience on the water’s edge. For a fine dining experience, plan to visit the Berowra Waters Inn during your stay. This degustation menu only restaurant is only a short boat trip downriver and like Calabash Bay Lodge, is water-access only. The Inn also provides complimentary boat transfers for Calabash Bay Lodge guests to and from the restaurant in their private punt. It also gives you the opportunity to enjoy the matched wines accompanying the degustation-only menu. Dining at Berowra Waters Inn is a weekend only affair – with openings for lunch Friday through Sunday and the occasional Thursday over summer, and dinner offered on Friday & Saturday nights. Lunch tables especially do book out several months in advance, so reservations in advance are essential and also recommended for dinner. Peat’s Bite is another secluded riverside restaurant which like Calabash Bay Lodge, is accessible only by boat or seaplane. With its extensive views across to Bar Island and the Hawkesbury River conjunction with Berowra Creek, Peat’s Bite is an especially scenic spot to while away an afternoon, serving relaxed modern Australian fare in a tapas style degustation. Live music also entertains diners until it’s time to wend your way back onto the boat for the ride home. It’s been a home away from home for local boating types and celebrities for many years – you never know who you might bump shoulders with at the bar! Peat’s Bite is open Saturday and Sunday for lunch only. Peats Bite offer boat transport to and from Calabash Bay Lodge for a return fee per person. While there is the extra expense of “getting there”, it’s quite the thrill and experience to travel by boat to a water-access only restaurant location, plus the amazing scenic tour of the Hawkesbury River you'll experience on the journey!
Calabash lodge won't disappoint!Ashley2017-01-22T00:00:00Z
Berowra Waters, NSW, Australia
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