Big Volcano® (Wollumbin) Visitor Guide

Rainforest accommodation in Australia.  Ecolodges, holiday eco cabins, nature retreats, eco resorts and eco-friendly accommodation
in the Byron Bay, Tweed Valley and Richmond Valley of NSW, and Gold Coast hinterland, Scenic Rim region of QLD, Australia.

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Video © "Rainforest Walks at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat"

Nestled in rainforest at the base of the World Heritage Listed Springbrook National Park on the NSW/Qld border, a limited number of guests share our 250-acre private rainforest only with green tree frogs and abundant bird-life.

The surrounds may be unspoiled, but guests are definitely not. Winner of international and Australian tourism awards, seclusion, privacy and an exquisite natural backdrop make Crystal Creek the ideal stop off in your busy schedule to relax and unwind.

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Eco Lodges, Nature Retreats, Rainforest Accommodation

Usually located on rainforest or bush blocks, Eco Lodges and Nature Retreats may be accredited under the National Ecotourism Prrogramme or they choose to adhere to the general Code of Practice for Ecotourism Operators, with environmentally friendly accomodation, facilities and measures in place, to provide tranquil, nature-based getaways.

These often include: recycling program, energy-efficient light globes, use of environmentally friendly cleaning products, low-flow toilets (standard dual flush here in Australia) and low flow showerheads, vege garden, on-site rainwater harvesting and solar grid connect power generation.

Many operators also participate in environmental conservation and rehabilitation programs, and/or educational or scientific monitoring programs.  Passive activities like bushwalking and bird watching will generally be available on site. Most hosts will also have a library of relevant books and local information.

Tariff is indicative only (per night/off peak) unless otherwise shown.

Select the business name to go to the website for more information and to book direct
Crystal Creek hammock
Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

This couples only, national and international award winning rainforest retreat, is set in old growth rainforest bordered on three sides by World Heritage national park.

Just 13 private architect-designed luxury bungalows, all fully self contained, with double spa baths and rainforest views, are placed discreetly in a spectacularly pristine Australian rainforest location. 

Stroll along our 8 kilometres of rainforest tracks through stunning fern-lined gullies and giant 400-year-old trees.  See how many bird species and native critters you can spot.

Lie in our famous hammocks over a babbling rainforest brook of pure, crystal-clear mountain water. Or take a Picnic Pack to our lovely citrus orchard. At night, wander to the creek to marvel at the magic of the glow worms.

From AUD $470 p.n. to $895 p.n. midweek, 2 night min.

Crystal Creek

(02) 6679 1591
Midginbil Eco Resort aerial view
Midginbil Eco Resort

Choose from our lodge, bunkhouse and gorgeous campground sites to enjoy quality time with family and friends, or greet the dawn with your significant other from  a luxe glamping tent.

Share your morning wake up call with abundant wildlife - wallabies and brush turkeys visit campsites each dawn and dusk, and we have seen well over 100 species of birds through out the seasons.

Enjoy the use of our tennis court and solar heated saltwater swimming pool, and get back to nature with great bushwalks through rainforests, over swing bridges and to hilltops with views that stretch to the horizon.  2 night min. $25/night 1-2 ppl camping. Deluxe Glamping tents $300 per couple 2 nights min.  Customised group packages (10 + ppl) POA.


(02) 6679 7033
Hosanna Farmstay studio cabins overlooking the dam
Hosanna Farm Stay

Hosanna is a 100-acre family and dog friendly farmstay offering a range of affordable accommodation options, including rustic timber cabins, A frame glamping tents, and a campground.  We're ideal for families and couples who want a back to nature farm experience like the ones your grandparents used to enjoy.

Facilities include communal amenities, a wood fired sauna next to our swimming and kayaking dam, playing spaces and equipment, BBQ and picnic area, Hosanna Cafe & Store, optional paid farm adventures, and more. From AUD $12 pp pn camping to $118 pn for cabins  Day visitors welcome - $.

Stokers Siding via Murwillumbah

(02) 6677 9023
Infinity pool with Wollumbin / Mount Warning views
La Rocher Eco Retreat

A place of serenity, peace and tranquility, we have just 4 couples only, fully self contained studio villas, featuring a luxurious king bed, full kitchen facilities, double sided fireplace, and an expansive verandah with spectacular views to Mount Warning/Wollumbin and beyond.

A breakfast basket with items of your choice and dietary preference is provided, and you can b.y.o. supplies, or enjoy dining at nearby cafes and restaurants, before returning to relax and unwind at our infinity edge swimming pool with hot tub, cabanas and sun lounges.

Do birdwatching from your balcony, watch out for local wildlife, and ask us about our conservation and rehabilitation programs.  From AUD $310 p.n. midweek to $490 p.n. weekend, per couple, 2 night min.

Smiths Creek via

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View of a secluded rainforest cabin
Byron Bay Rainforest Resort

Spacious and comfortable self-contained cottages set in 16 hectares of remnant coastal rainforest with native birds and animals in abundance.  Swimming pool, dog friendly, and wheelchair friendly cabins. 

Byron Bay
Binna Burra Sky Lodge bedroom interior with view
Binna Burra Mountain Lodge

Binna Burra Lodge offers accommodation including spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments with breathtaking views.  Facilities include an on-site restaurant, cafe and a range of outdoor activities.  "Skylodge" stays from 1/9/20.

Mt Warning Rainforest Retreat
Wollumbin Palms Rainforest Retreat

Surrounded by lush forests and lakes, Wollumbin Palms Rainforest Retreat boasts self-contained cottages, each with a fireplace, patio, balcony and a private hot tub.

Each air-conditioned cottage is individual themed, including a temple-theme, a cave-theme and a 12-sided yurt theme. All feature hand-crafted furnishings, a fully equipped kitchen and original artworks. Some cottages have an outdoor shower.

Mount Warning via
Nimbin Rocks Retreat
Nimbin Rocks Retreat

A peaceful tranquil setting with rustic homestead rooms.  Choose from a self contained studio, and twin share or double rooms, all with private bathrooms.

Unique remote location in a rural farm like setting with abundant birdlife and wildlife, and platypus in the creek.

via Nimbin
Springbrook Lyrebird Retreat
Springbrook Lyrebird Retreat

Boasting a double spa bath, a fireplace and BBQ facilities, Springbrook Lyrebird Retreat offers secluded cottages surrounded by rainforest.

The air-conditioned cottages feature fully equipped kitchen, living room and laundry facilities.  2 night minimum stay.  Owned and operated by the Australian Rainforest Conservation Society as a non-profit business, all proceeds go to rainforest restoration at Springbrook. 

Ecoasis luxury lodge interior
EcOasis New

EcOasis boasts an outdoor pool and views of the mountains.  All lodges include a seating area with a TV and iPod docking station. Some units have a dining area and/or balcony. There is also a kitchen, equipped with an oven, microwave and toaster. A refrigerator and coffee machine are also offered. There is a private bathroom with a bath and bath robes in each unit. Towels and bed linen are provided.

via Uki
SummerHills Retreat Byron Bay
(02) 6687 2288
Bundaleer Retreat
Broken Head via Byron Bay
(02) 6687 6488
Byron Bay Rainforest Resort
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 6139
Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat
(02) 6636 6176
Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Crystal Creek
(02) 6679 1591
ReWild You
(02) 6679 7374
Sundarra Retreat
Larnook via Kyogle
(02) 6633 7037
Binna Burra Lodge
(07) 5533 3622
nightfall wilderness camp
(07) 5544 8070
Midginbil Eco Resort
(02) 6679 7033
Arborlee Rainforest Retreat
Mt Colliery via Killarney
(07) 4664 4074
Wollumbin Palms Rainforest Retreat
Mt Warning
(02) 6679 5063
Mount Warning B&B Retreat
Mount Warning
(02) 6679 5259
Maca's Camping Ground
via Mullumbimby
(02) 6684 5211
Solitude Retreat  Updated
Natural Bridge via Gold Coast
0413 013 653
Lillydale Host Farm
Mt Barney
(07) 5544 3131
Mount Barney Lodge Country Retreat
via Rathdowney
(07) 5544 3233
Springbrook Lyrebird Retreat
(07) 5533 5555
Springbrook Mountain Retreat
(07) 5533 5065
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
(07) 5589 5000
Havan's Ecotourist Retreat
The Channon
(02) 6688 6108
Creek's Bend Country Retreat
(02) 6633 3158
La Rochér Eco Retreat
Smiths Creek via Uki
0402 272 727
EcOasis Resort
(02) 6679 5959
Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa
(02) 6679 5555
Mt Warning Forest Hideaway
via Uki
(02) 6679 7277
Mount Clunie Cabins
(07) 4666 5118
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