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Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
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Perth, Australia
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1,512 reviews
193 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 868 helpful votes
“Saw the reviews and decided to propose here”
Reviewed 13 September 2012

The proposal package was an absolute winner - took the bride to be on a "walk" in the rainforest and "stumbled" within 5 minutes across a table with champagne, chocolates, flowers etc in the rainforest under a massive old tree and by the creek surrounded by candles.

Whilst we were down there the staff put tealights all over the room so when you get back (hopefully after a "yes"!) just as the sun is setting the room looks superb.

Mind, it looks superb anyway - they leave one of those "Top Luxury Lodges in Australia" books on the coffee table and no wonder because they are in it!

Just go. Its fantastic. It certainly isn't cheap, but in international terms for the experience I think it is absolutely worth it.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

What a lovely place to stay. So peaceful and relaxing. Loved the heated floor in the bathroom what a luxury in winter. Views of the rainforest and the mountain were breath taking. Was really nice to stay in this rainforest wonderland only managed the rainforest walk as we were still getting over colds. What a lovely place to celebrate our 33rd anniversary. We will be back for a longer stay next time.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Broulee, Australia
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

We stayed at the retreat enroute from Brisbane to home with high expectations having read about the retreat with admiration in previous years. We wer NOT disappointed ! Crystal creek delivered 'in spades' with quality accommodation, attention to detail and discreet service [if & when required].
We look forward to our next visit and to be able to stay even longer next time.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

Great place, awesome service, pictures of the place warms the heart.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Currumbin, Australia
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

A wedding anniversary weekend in February was the reason for the trip and we couldn't have chosen better. This place is truly amazing. Whist not so far from where we live, it felt as though we were miles from anywhere. The hammocks suspended over the creek were so much fun and I could have lazed there all afternoon. We arranged to get a massage each as well, we are still talking about that, just wonderful. There is a small kitchen which allows you to get gourmet but there are BBQ packs available if you don't get time to pack an esky. The spa in your room and the gorgeous home made bath salts, the deck chair lounges on the verandah, the comfy couch, the peace and tranquility will have you wondering "how soon can we get back here?"

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

This is not a resort, apart from cleaning, you look after yourself. You can order wonderful, generous, BBQ baskets for dinner & breakfast. Believe me, there was plenty for dinner and lunch the next day and 1 breakfast basket did us two mornings. Our cabin was elevated, secluded, private and fully self-contained,We had lovely private rain forest views from our balcony and from full length windows in the bedroom and Spa bathroom, very romantic with candles at lit at night.
You could immerse yourself in the forest with only the birds and wildlife for company.
The room was great, we really had a lovely restful time. If you want to watch a movie there is a big selection at the resort and a giant flat screen TV in the room.
Take a walk through the creek and around the property, its a good fairly hard walk so a walking pole is a good idea. There are leeches YUK!! Wear long socks ,high boots & spray with RID.
I did bring a few leechy companions home as I wore walking sandals, as I thought that was sensible as it was a walk crossing creeks, big mistake.
Apart from these unwanted friends its a lovely restful place, if someone isn't screaming about leeches between there toes!!
Definitely go for a walk at night, the glowworms, phosphorescent fungus and the magnificent stars are really worth the short walk down to the creek, at the resort.
We loved our romantic sojourn at the retreat and will definitely return.

Room Tip: we just asked for privacy & elevation
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

we were treated to a couple of nights here by some friends as a wedding present and what a gift!! this place is luxury at its best. we had a huge glass retreat set in the forest. completely private and secluded. the walks are great, the wildlife is abundant, the birds are varied (take binoculars) the river is restful and the accommodation, well that was truly wonderful, from the glass walls which bi-fold open onto the large, well furnished deck. the two-way fireplace and the internally wired-for-sound audio-visual set-up. the outdoor shower and the underfloor heated bathroom. the extremely well kitted out kitchen and the complete relaxation of the place. if you can't shut down and chill out then this might not be the place for you. if you like to relax in the beautiful rainforests of northern NSW in romantic and very sexy accommodation with the feel of pure luxury, then stay here. i have no idea whet it cost as it was a gift, whatever it was, i loved it.. the games room and enormous dvd collection was pretty cool too.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Address: 201 Booka Rd, Upper Crystal Creek, New South Wales 2484, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Upper Crystal Creek
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Upper Crystal Creek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxury romantic getaway on the far north coast of NSW Australia, between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast hinterland. Private luxury cabin, bungalow & lodge accommodation with large sunken double spas, fireplaces and heated plunge pools. All individually set on 250 acres of genuine old growth rainforest with World Heritage National Park on three sides, assuring true peace and privacy. 8 Kms of rainforest walks, 400 year old trees, stunning creek & rock pools. Full gourmet dining menu, packages with breakfast and all meals available. Free Wifi. ... more   less 
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