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 NEAP*, or they choose to adhere to the general Code of Practice for Ecotourism Operators, with environmentally friendly accomodation, facilities and measures in place.

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).

NEAP star Ecotourism Australia Ecotourism Certified Operator
(The National Ecotourism Accreditation Program)

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 with double spa baths and rainforest views, are placed discreetly in a spectacularly pristine Australian rainforest.

Stroll along our 8 kilometres of rainforest tracks through stunning fern-lined gullies and giant 400-year-old trees. 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 $375 p.n. to $655 p.n. midweek, 2 night min.

Crystal Creek

(02) 6679 1591
Infinity pool with Wollumbin / Mount Warning views
La Rocher Eco Retreat NEW

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

0402 272 727
Hosanna Farmstay studio cabins overlooking the dam
Hosanna Farm Stay Updated

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 online reservations Check availability and book* selected accommodation below via

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
Exterior cabin view
Mount Warning B&B Retreat

Set on 5 acres with Tweed River frontage, just 5km drive from Mount Warning National Park, with queen and double guest rooms, self contained flat, 2 alpine style cabins and a yurt.  Perfect for hikers, bird watchers, canoeists and swimmers.

Mount Warning
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. 

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
Amirah's Oasis
via Chillingham
mob. 0413 431 636
Cougal Park Bed & Breakfast
(02) 6636 6213
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 Mountain Lodge Closed until further notice
1800 074 260
nightfall wilderness camp Ecotourism accredited
(07) 5544 8070
Midginbil Hill
(02) 6679 7033
Arborlee Rainforest Retreat
Mt Colliery via Killarney
(07) 4664 4074
Amazing Wollumbin Palms Retreat at Mt Warning
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 Chalets at Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge via Gold Coast
(07) 5533 6138
Lillydale Host Farm Ecotourism accredited
Mt Barney
(07) 5544 3131
Mount Barney Lodge Country Retreat NEAP star
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 NEW
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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