The ultimate escape ideas for true macadamia lovers
Wake up to views of lush landscapes and enjoy food delights straight from the source. Sound divine? Well macadamias are grown in some of the most stunningly beautiful areas of Australia; so next time you’re planning a getaway, consider escaping to a macadamia farm.
Whether it’s for a weekend away or a longer relaxing holiday, here are some impressive places where you can sleepover on a macadamia farm.
Alstonville Guest House
This beautiful old guest house is located on a 50-acre farm just 5 minutes’ drive down a country road from the pretty town of Alstonville in the Northern Rivers of NSW. The renovated cottage features 3 bedrooms, wood fire and a wide wrap around verandah just perfect for relaxing and enjoying picturesque views over the macadamia orchard. Koalas can often be spotted in the gum trees near the house and there is a large grassed area and pool for families to enjoy.
432 Wardell Rd, Alstonville NSW
Easily accessible from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Greenlee Cottages is situated in a picturesque working macadamia orchard in the Gold Coast hinterland. After checking into your private cottage, you can stroll through the lush macadamia orchard, and down to the banks of Canungra Creek. You may even be lucky enough to spot a platypus or koala! Further afield, there’s hiking and day-tripping in surrounding national parks, plus food and fruit trails to explore. But exquisite sunset views over the mountains make settling in at your cottage equally satisfying.45 Rymera Road, Sarabah, QLD
Riverbend Byron Hinterland Retreat
Tranquillity best describes this luxury retreat. Spectacularly located, high above Byron Bay, Riverbend Byron Hinterland Retreat is set on 120 secluded acres and features open pasture, a nature reserve, and a sprawling macadamia orchard. Stay in a luxe suite or gather your friends and rent an entire homestead on the property. Cool off in Coopers Creek, with its huge freshwater swimming holes and serene cascades, or wander the farm to spot native wildlife including koalas and kangaroos. Repentance Creek Road, Rosebank, NSW
Wybalena Organic Farm
Nature is really at your doorstep at Wybalena Organic Farm. Tucked away in the gorgeous green hills north of Mullumbimby, in the Byron Bay shire this 170 acre farm produces macadamias, beef and vegetables. Previously a dairy farm, in 2014 brothers Julian and Rianon Mateer bought the property and turned it into a stunning organic farming retreat. Accommodation options include a large farmhouse, which can accommodate up to 19 people. The property also serves as a popular venue for yoga retreats and corporate getaways. 789 Pocket Road, The Pocket, NSW
Hunter Valley Macadamia Lodge
Imagine munching on local macadamias while sipping a chilled Hunter Valley Semillon. This working macadamia farm and citrus orchard in the Hunter Valley offers the perfect setting for a restful weekend away – and it’s easy drive from Sydney or Newcastle. Close to the farm, you’ll find award-winning restaurants, quaint villages to explore, and some of the nation’s finest wineries, with vineyards and cellars at every turn. Explore them on your own or join a guided wine tour. Back at the lodge, explore the tranquil grounds then crack open some macadamias and sit back and relax.
118 Milbrodale Road, Milbrodale, NSW