Exclusive access to Hawkesbury River nature reserve: Marramarra Lodge offers guests limited guided tours to see wildflowers and ancient rock art, open to the public just six weekends a year.

Nestled in tranquil Australian bushland on the sparkling Hawkesbury River, Marramarra Lodge is the ultimate city escape, combining luxury accommodation and wild beauty seamlessly. Just an hour north of Sydney, the all-inclusive lodge caters to just 28 guests and is accessible only by private boat, seaplane or helicopter.

One of Sydney’s most exclusive stays, Marramarra Lodge will offer its guests another rare opportunity this spring, with limited guided tours inside Muogamarra Nature Reserve, a largely unexplored wilderness usually closed to the public. The 23 square-kilometre reserve is located across the river from the lodge and possesses incredible Aboriginal cultural heritage and fragile ecosystems, with more than 900 plant species and prolific native wildlife found here. To protect these unique features, the reserve is open to the public just six weekends a year – and only those who have pre-booked a guided tour are allowed access.

Marramarra Lodge has teamed up with National Parks to offer its guests exclusive packages including guided tours in August and September, when the reserve is at its most beautiful, blanketed in spring wildflowers such as waratahs, banksias, pink boronias and native orchids. Guests will also view Aboriginal rock carvings, take in the striking landscape of sandstone plateaus and the mighty river, and may even spot echidnas, lyrebirds or soaring wedge-tail eagles.

Join the rare few who get to witness these extraordinary wildflowers and the beauty of Muogamarra Nature Reserve this year, while enjoying the unrivalled luxury of Marramarra Lodge. With just four package tours dates available to guests, early bookings are essential.

Both packages are all-inclusive of gourmet breakfasts, light lunches, degustation dinners and beverages, a fully stocked mini bar, and a Champagne and Oyster cruise.

Related: Things to do in Marramarra National Park

 

Spring Wildflower Walk, Muogamarra Highlights (including 2-hour guided tour)

Sunday 4 September – Tuesday 6 September

Sunday 11 September – Tuesday 13 September

Tour to Muogamarra Nature Reserve will operate on the Tuesday

Prices from:

Hawkesbury Bungalow $1,630 per person, based on two people sharing

Peninsula Tent $1,830 per person, based on two people sharing

 

Muogamarra Wildflower Walk, Lloyd Trigg and Deerubin Loop (including 4-hour guided tour)

Wednesday 31 August – Friday 2 September

Wednesday 14 September – Friday 16 September

Tour to Muogamarra Nature Reserve will operate on the Thursday

Prices from:

Hawkesbury Bungalow $1,685 per person, based on two people sharing

Peninsula Tent $1,885 per person, based on two people sharing

 

To book phone: +61 435 891 111 or email: stay@marramarralodge.com

 

Image credit: Elinor Sheargold: DPIE