Treat Yourself to a Luxury Holiday Experience Post Lockdown in NSW

As the recent lockdowns begin to ease and the possibility to enjoy that much-longed-for getaway becomes a reality, what better way to escape than to immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of the Hawkesbury River?

Discover the ultimate luxury holiday experience right on the fringes of the Marramarra National Park, surrounded by wide expanses of breathtaking natural beauty, gently meandering waterways, local wildlife at every turn and that feeling of being a million miles away – yet less than an hours drive from North Sydney.

Forget about overcrowded beaches, hoards of tourists and bog-standard accommodation. Marramarra Lodge is that luxury wilderness escape you’ve been dreaming about, placing you in the heart of some of NSW’s finest waterfront bushland.

8-Acres of Exclusive Hawkesbury River Frontage

Imagine having access to 8-acres of lush, undisturbed Hawkesbury River frontage surrounded by natural bushland, private river islets, shimmering waterways and hiking trails galore. Now add in the exclusivity factor of access to this 8-acres via helicopter, water plane or boat alone, and you have your very own private oasis less than a 60-minutes drive from Sydney – yet somewhere that feels like you’re a million miles away from anywhere.

Wake to riverside views and the call of Cockatoos, Kookaburra and Lyrebirds. Take a deep breath in and enjoy the scent of Wollemi Pine, fresh morning dew and the earthiness of the banks of the waterways. Soak up the rich history of the lodge and the cultural importance of the surrounding landscape. Then let go of all your stress as Mother Nature wraps her arms around your every sense and enjoy the beauty of everything natural.

Rest, Relax and Rejuvenate

As an adults-only destination, you can rest assured that the only squawking and commotion you’ll hear comes from the local wildlife. Enjoy soaking up the sights and sounds of the local area without interruption – letting you truly relax and unwind without a care in the world.

Spend long, lazy days by the water, soaking up everything natural. Kick back with a rod and line and indulge in a spot of fishing. Enjoy alfresco dining of fine food paired with finer wines whilst taking in the great outdoors. Wash away your stress and worries with the Iyora Day Spa and guest-only pool. Take to the water with your own-use paddle boards and so much more.

And with no hoards of tourists hogging all of the facilities and amenities, you can rest assured that you can do everything you want, exactly when you want to. No waiting. No rushing. No stress.

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Things to do at Marramarra Lodge

It would be easy to think that such an exclusive destination would have little to do in the way of entertainment, activities and exploration – but you’d be wrong. 

Fishing and Foraging: Located at the meeting point of tidal saltwater and freshwater, fishing and foraging for shellfish have never been easier. With an abundance of oysters, flounder, bream, mulloway and mud crabs, spending the day on the water’s edge can be a real joy. Whether you take to the jetty, the river bank or head out onto the water, a bounty of fresh fish and shellfish await.

Waterway Activities: Nestled on the banks of the Hawkesbury River, Marramarra Lodge is the ultimate base for fun on the water. Head out onto the river for a romantic Champagne and Oyster Cruise, explore the waterways with complimentary paddleboards, discover the river on a boat excursion or enjoy an early morning dip to awaken your senses and kick-start your day in the most amazing way possible. Water plays a big role in making Marramarra Lodge such a majestic place to stay, and it can also fill your days with fun, adventure and romance.

Bushwalks: When it comes to getting back to nature and exploring some of the most stunning bushwalks in NSW, the area surrounding Marramarra Lodge doesn’t disappoint. From endless opportunities in the adjoining Marramarra National park to archeological delights on the nearby historic Bar Island, not forgetting the hidden orange groves from times-gone-by and local fisherman going about their day, every walk brings something new to the table. Whether you’re looking for something relaxing or want to challenge yourself, there’s something for every ability level to be found.

Spa Days: Treat yourself to a day of pure indulgence with Iyora Day Spa and take advantage of a variety of treatments designed to have you feeling refreshed and reinvigorated from head to toe. From full body massage to mineral mask facials and contouring body wraps to exfoliating scrubs, you’ll be looking as great as you feel! Using Australian-made spa products that reignite all of your senses, Iyora Spa puts the luxury in luxury holiday experiences made for pampering and relaxation.

Fine Dining: Housed in the lodge’s main house, you’ll find the gastronomic delight that is Budyari Restaurant. Serving up an A la carte breakfast, light lunches and degustation menu dinners, experience a taste explosion of locally-sourced ingredients,  seasonal produce and specially selected pairings by Executive Chef Jerome Tremoulet.

Stay in Sustainable Style

Preserving and maintaining rapidly vanishing natural ecosystems is at the forefront of every responsible tourism provider – Marramarra Lodge included. With an aim to not only preserve but restore the native origins of the land we stand on, our sustainability goals and plans are designed to ensure you enjoy a truly luxurious holiday that benefits both you and the local environment.

Enjoy a luxury holiday that doesn’t have an impact on the local area, enjoying a seamless escape designed to benefit the Marramarra and Hawkesbury River region. 

Book Your Luxury Holiday Experience, Today

With so much natural beauty and a truly exclusive atmosphere to enjoy just a 1-hour drive from Sydney, why go through the stress of airport security and long journeys when you don’t have to?

Book your stay at Marramarra Lodge today and get ready to rediscover the true meaning of a luxury holiday experience.

Experience a Luxury Wilderness Escape