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Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We have friends who travel worldwide quite a bit and describe the best places they have ever seen in terms of the Wow factor. One Wow is great, two Wows fantastic and three Wows, as in Wow, Wow, Wow, truly fantastic. Well hello guys, my wife and I have just discovered our own three Wow spot - and we didn't have to fly halfway across the planet to find it.
The investment by the owners of this retreat pays dividends. We stayed in one of the Mountain View lodges and, given we had done plenty of research into what we might expect, were still staggered by the attention to detail, luxurious appointments, superb ambience, and THAT view.
A wonderful four days with a super log fire to offset the winter chill, room service meals available if required, a BBQ and full cooking facilities for self-caterers, stunning rainforest walks a few steps away, and an amenities room with hundreds of DVDs to take out.
A super spot.
We will be back.

Room Tip: The Mountain View lodges are utterly superb
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Wow what a place we stayed at the Byron mountain lodge for 3 nights (the honeymoon package) what an absolutely fantastic time. We had just finished a hectic 6 weeks getting married and travelling around the US, so we decided to finish the honeymoon here. It was amazing, from arrival ( a short drive from Gold Coast airport) we were greeted by friendly staff who made us feel immediately at home. We checked in early and this was no issue. The lodge was something else it's impossible to describe (just go check it out stop reading this review and book your stay). The food was amazing, and bought to the room, they had a DVD library which was at least 1000 strong so we spent the evenings and days relaxing with some wine, and movies in between enjoying the nature (including the glow worms). You have made an absolute sanctuary and we can't wait to go back.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is the second time we have stayed at CCRR and we cannot recommend it highly enough! If you want get away for the most relaxing time, this is the place to go!
Mark, Stephan and the team make your stay absolutely amazing! Make sure your order the wonderful meals and just relax. Hiking around the property is a great way to enjoy your day. The lodge's are such that you can spend days here without seeing anyone one else yet you are not without the all of the modern conveniences! Stay and enjoy, we will be back again!

Room Tip: All Lodges are amazing!
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We had a long weekend at CCRR and loved it, the submerged bath with the rainforest view was superb, provided bath salts as well is something many places miss but they didn't. The use of the small candles around made it cosy and the way the dinners are available to you to heat yourself is genius! We like having wines and eating later which this arrangement allowed us to warm our dinner whenever we wanted, without leaving the bungalow or having to deal with a restaurant. The dinners were great, loved all of them. We also had the picnic which was so well put together and a good choice of healthy options.

We did the long walk to the lookout which was knackered get on the way up (take water!) but the view was good and the exercise got the heart beating.

The team at CCRR are great, helpful, and lovely to deal with.

Would highly recommend. Wish our stay was longer :)

Tip - take a good stock of your own wine and stay in and relax!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This was our second trip to CCRR and it did not disappoint! We absolutely love it here and were so happy to return. We stayed in the numinbah lodge again and it was just how we remembered it....perfect
Thanks to Mark and team for welcoming us back and for the bottle of Moët!

The food we ordered was all delicious, we had the seafood basket for dinner and bacon and eggs brekkie.

Already looking forward to coming back for a third time.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Vanessa C
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Additional Information about 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
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Upper Crystal Creek
Price Range: $456 - $591 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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