Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Australian bush

The property is situated in a secluded valley, bisected by a mountain creek. Approximately an hour and a half north of Sydney, Brinawa Birds and Bush Retreat offers a unique escape from city life and an experience of Australian bush and wildlife.

"A home away from home"

Hidden in a secluded valley, walled in by cliffs and bisected by a rocky mountain stream. The property is dotted with dams and ponds to attract the abundant wildlife.

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Main House $200Starting From Per Night

The main residence has a double bedroom with spa bathroom. The kitchen has all modern conveniences. There are a number of dining areas, both indoors and out. The property...

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Cottage $150Starting From Per Night

The accommodation is rustic, being built from recycled and bush materials (featured in Owner Builder magazine). It consists of a comfortable ensuited slab hut with a queen size double...

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Activities around the Hunter Valley

  • Vineyards

    Proximity to the Hunter Valley vineyards makes Brinawa Birds and Bush Retreat an ideal base for exploring the local wineries.

  • Bird Watching

    With the experience of leading wildlife tours around Australia and an interest in native flora and fauna from an early age, your host, Ross, is in an excellent position to help you experience life in the Australian bush.

  • Local Walking Tracks

    The property has a variety of local walking tracks to suit all levels of walkers. These extend to nearby forests and national parks. Alternatively some of the trails can be negotiated using a 4WD vehicle.

About the Host

Ross has taught environmental science at secondary and tertiary institutions. He has also worked as a carpenter, building the home in the eighties.

With his keen interest in nature, for the past twelve years, he has led small tours around Australia’s outback and remote environments. He still leads bird-watching and specialist groups on request.