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Banjos Bushland Retreat

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We spent an unforgettable weekend at Banjos to celebrate my 60th birthday. Our family group of 23 ranged in ages from 12 months to 91 years and all were impressed by the beautiful views and the sense of peacefulness. The lodges are first class- spacious, comfortable, well equipped and extremely private. Everyone was enchanted by the friendly kangaroos and kookaburras,...

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Gosford, Australia
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We had an unforgetable easter long weekend at Banjos. We booked the entire retreat with four families and it was fantastic. The separate recreation block meant that the 11 kids were constantly entertained without being in someones cabin all the time. It was spotlessly clean and the layout was well thought out. I can't recommend it highly enough! We have...

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Jenny P, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat, responded to this review

Our Easter guests really enjoyed their stay so much they have booked again for Easter 2018! Just days before their stay one of parents contacted me to ask about other activities in the area for children......... my reply..... "You will be amazed at how many activities there are for children - you will not need to leave the property"! How...

Reviewed 29 January 2017

We spent 4 days at Banjos with 4 other family friends and booked out all the 3 cabins. A perfect retreat if you are looking to chill out, take long bush walks, swim in the lagoon, play a game of tennis or just sit in the wide spacious balcony and relax! The cabins are just amazing and with big glass...

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Jenny P, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for great review Sudhir! Pleased that you all had such a fabulous time at Banjos. Sound like you all really packed in the experiences, including just chilling and enjoying the ambience of our peaceful retreat.

Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2017

20 of us (5 family friends) booked all 3 lodges for the Australia day weekend and we had great time. Everyone enjoyed the facilities and the wilderness. Kids enjoyed close encounters with Kangaroos. Well maintained lodges with every detail covered. It will be definitely on our top 3 places to go for a getaway.

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Jenny P, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat, responded to this review

Fantastic to hear that your large group had a fabulous first at Banjos. I hope this will be your first of many! We would love to welcome you all back to Banjos in near future.

Five Dock, Australia
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Don't think that because you have paid a deposit and received a booking confirmation that your stay will go ahead as planned. We had a special family celebration and after reading favourable reviews decided to make a booking. We were told there was a cancellation on our preferred weekend and made our booking for three nights after a long conversation...

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Jenny P, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat, responded to this review

Michael, It was such a shame that this happened for all concerned - it has caused much distress for both parties. Has never occurred before in all our 16 years of managing Banjos ourselves, and will make sure it never does again. Revised systems have been put in place. I personally have tried to find alternative accommodation for this group...

Reviewed 24 January 2017

Banjo's surpassed our expectations! It is usually very hard to find an affordable place that accommodates our growing family of 30+ people over Christmas - Banjo's not only had enough room for everyone, but the facilities were of high quality and the surroundings were beautiful. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the tennis courts, pool, recreational areas. The lodges all have air con,...

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Jenny P, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat, responded to this review

Freja, so pleased that you all enjoyed your Christmas at Banjos, and that our special retreat really worked well for your extremely large group of 18 adults & 12 children! Certainly sounds like you made the most by enjoying all the facilities we have to offer. Your group were very respectful of our property, and we look forward to having...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A gem of a lodge with plenty of space, amazing views and wonderful wildlife surroundings. We very much enjoyed the peace and quiet at Banjos but also all the options and activities available for the kids. Thank you Jenny for your kindness and superb customer service. Creis Family

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Jenny P, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat, responded to this review

Great to hear that your family had a lovely holiday at Banjos - the last before moving to the United States. Hopefully you will return again one day to enjoy another holiday at Banjos Bushland Retreat. Thank you for leaving the lodge is such a clean & tidy manner. We appreciate guests like you! Jenny Patterson

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had a great family time over NYE period. We were 4 family with kids and it was an absolute perfect 2 days gate way trip. A highly recommended place to visit who loves nature and wild life in a peaceful way.

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Jenny P, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat, responded to this review

Pleased to hear that your group enjoyed spending NYE at Banjos. Always a pleasure to have lovely guests staying at our property. Jenny Patterson

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing weekend away with family we had 24 people staying in the 3 houses. Kids loved seeing the kangaroos in the morning, and seeing all the birds. All the rooms were great. The only thing I would say is make sure you drive during the day, we drove at night and it was very hard to find and see. Great...

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Jenny P, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat, responded to this review

Banjos works really well for large groups like yours! Pleased that you found everything amazing, and enjoyed the awesome wildlife! The mountain road is quite safe, you just need to take care and drive slowly and follow my directions. We look forward to welcoming you back to Banjos again!

Springwood, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My wife and I stayed at Banjos for our recent wedding anniversary. What a wonderful place. Beautiful accommodation which is superbly clean and impressively maintained. The recreational facility is fantastic and everything is in top notch condition. Jenny was very helpful when we needed assistance. We had a great time and felt like teenagers again. We cant wait to get...

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Jenny P, Owner at Banjos Bushland Retreat, responded to this review

Lovely to hear that you both enjoyed celebrating your special wedding anniversary at Banjos - it is wonderful that you felt so relaxed! I always enjoy passing on these compliments. Our staff are extremely at experienced at preparing the lodges for each new arrival, plus we do a lot of regular maintenance to keep Banjos to a very high standard....

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Banjos Bushland Retreat

Address: Moonabung Mountain Range, Vacy, New South Wales 2421, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Vacy
Number of rooms: 3
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