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Hunter Valley Lodge & Retreat - STAYZ HOLIDAY HOME FINALIST 2019

Family-friendly Nulkaba vacation home with private pool and fireplace

  • Free WiFi

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Nulkaba, NSW, Australia
  • This property is worth the review, it is definitely one of the most amazing property I've…

    Jun. 16, 2021

  • I booked the lodge and retreat to celebrate my 40th. The house was even better than I was…

    Oct. 21, 2018

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  • 33 guests
  • 11 bedrooms
  • 22 beds
  • 8 bathrooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • In a rural location
  • Dining area

What’s around

  • Werakata National Park - 1 min walk
  • Hunter Valley Zoo - 5 min walk
  • Hunter Valley Golf & Country Club - 41 min walk
  • Potters Brewery - 42 min walk
  • Allandale Winery - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Hungerford Hill - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Futon

Bedroom 2

1 Twin Bed and 1 King Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 4

1 King Bed and 3 Twin Beds

Bedroom 5

1 Queen Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 6

1 Twin Bed and 1 King Bed

Bedroom 7

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 8

3 Twin Beds

Bedroom 9

1 Twin Bed and 1 King Bed

Bedroom 10

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 11

1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed

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About this home

The magnificent and truly unique Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat is set on over 5 beautiful acres of lawns and gardens and has been designed and furnished with every comfort in mind. The Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat is located in the heart of the wine region with spectacular views and minutes from absolutely everything the Hunter Valley has to offer.

This amazing lodge boasts 11 spacious bedrooms and 8 bathrooms accommodating from 16 and up to 33 guests in comfort and style. With magnificent wrap-around verandas, a large refreshing swimming pool and a relaxing jacuzzi/Hot Tub, a huge games room with a billiard/ pool table, table tennis and cinema, a bocce court, outdoor chess, croquet area, a kids cubby house, a huge impressive entertainment and sun deck with stunning views to the Broken Back Range. The Lodge is the perfect solution for large groups or corporate groups that want to spend time together but also enjoy their own private space.

As you weave your way down the tree-lined driveway you pass our two life-sized bronze deer that watch over this very special space. The Lodge’s interior has been modelled on a traditional Canadian Hunting Lodge and Chalet, with the central lounge focusing on a huge stone fireplace and soaring cathedral ceilings, which provide the ambience to the rest of the lodge.

The main building features a modern semi-commercial gourmet kitchen with quality appliances including two large ovens, two dishwashers and absolutely everything you could want or need to create your own Master Chef meal. The large dining area has a magnificent custom-made oversized table and offers a relaxed atmosphere where guests can dine together and enjoy the peace and serenity of this beautiful setting.

The Retreat which is adjacent to the Lodge has its own brand new kitchen and a lounge area plus a further outside entertainment area.

This unique property was built for large group self- contained accommodation in the Hunter Valley. It is perfect for large groups of friends and family and also for small weddings and corporate off-sites and conferences. You can relax on the deck in the evening and hear the roar of the four lions, who are our newest neighbours at the Hunter Valley Zoo. Surreal!

The Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat consists of four buildings only minutes apart; The Main Lodge, the Retreat, the Lions Den Studio and the Bison Den games room and Laundry. The Main Lodge has six spacious guest suites and five bathrooms. The Retreat, which is adjacent to the main house has a further four spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Bison Den is our games and cinema room. The Lions Den Studio is a quirky modern converted shipping container sitting in a private location at the rear of the property that can be rented in addition to the Lodge and Retreat (not included in price ) giving you an 11th bedroom and 8th bathroom if required. If you have a smaller group then you may be able to reserve the Lodge or the Retreat only midweek. The Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat can accommodate 30 guests in the Lodge and Retreat or 33 guests in the Lodge Retreat and Lions Den Studio. The complete Lodge can accommodate 28 guests in their own individual beds.


• The Stag Room - King four-poster bed plus one king single bed - (3)

(OPTIONS ON REQUEST ONLY for 4 or 5 guests)

• Whitetail - Queen bed plus king single size bunk beds (4)

• Chital - Queen

Bed (2)
• Caribou - King Bed or two king singles with ensuite (2) (can have an additional 3rd bed (foldout) on request) (3)

• Muntjak - King Bed or two king singles with ensuite (2) (can have an additional 3rd bed (foldout) on request) (3)

• Sambar - King Bed or two king singles plus additional single bed with ensuite (3)


• Werekata - Queen bed (2)

• Yengo - Queen bed (2)

• Watagan - King bed or two king singles plus single bed (3)

• Flat Rock - King bed or two king singles plus single bed (3)

• The Lions Den Studio - Is not included in the tariff

Queen Bedroom, bathroom, lounge and kitchenette and a single sofabed. (3)

TARIFF (Does not include Lions Den Studio) - The Lions Den self-contained studio is available for an extra $300 per night.

• Pets are charged at $30 each per stay.

*Please note if Sunday check-in then please note there will be an extra weekend cleaning charge


Please contact us for a quote. Discounts are available for longer stays of 4 nights and over.


A security deposit/bond pre-authorisation of $2000.00 is required for your stay and is held against a credit card. This will be processed approximately 24 - 48 hours before your arrival and released 3-5 days after your departure.


Weekend Public Holiday bookings must be a minimum 3-night stay at the full weekend rate.

Easter, Christmas and New Year are a 3-4 night stay and charged at the full weekend rate.

*********INFORMATION SHEET**********

THE HUNTER VALLEY LODGE AND RETREAT is situated on five private acres surrounded by lawns and gardens with stunning views over the valley. The property is located down a country lane adjacent to the Werakata National Park and right in the centre of the Hunter Valley Wine region. The property consists of four separate buildings, the Lodge, the Retreat, the Studio, the Bison Den (Games Room) & Laundry, all only 50 meters apart. The Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat has ten large bedrooms and seven bathrooms and if you include the Studio, which is booked separately, this creates eleven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The full property can accommodate from 16 to 33 guests in total or 28 guests in individual beds.

The property has a small dam and Rotunda and a Bocce court Giant chess set and Croquet lawn in the gardens. The Lodge deck has a large swimming pool (closed in the winter months), a five-person hot tub/spa, an outdoor lounge area and massive outdoor table with BBQ and entertainment area. We also have an enclosed dog run (Pets Pad) and kennel for your furry friend.

We provide free WiFi and six TV areas. The TV’s are located in the second lounge at the Lodge (with Foxtel), in the Stag bedroom, the Lodge dining room (with Foxtel), the Retreat lounge room, The Studio lounge and we also have a Cinema area in the Bison Den games room with large TV, full Foxtel and blue ray player. We have two WiFi speakers and Blue Ray player for music and a huge DVD and CD Library.

The Lodge

The main building the Lodge consists of six spacious Bedrooms – three on the ground floor with two large bathrooms (one with freestanding bath). The ground floor bedrooms are all unique. The massive Stag room with its four-poster king bed can accommodate two to five guests if required by adding another king bed and/or three king single beds. The Whitetail room has a queen bed and king single bunk

beds separated by privacy curtains and the third bedroom is the Chital room with a queen bed. On the first floor, we have three large king bedrooms with their own ensuites (the king beds can be split into king singles if required) and each of these rooms can accommodate a further single bed if required.
The Lodge has eight reverse cycle air conditioners and all rooms have ceiling fans and heating. The Lodge has a large central lounge area on the ground floor with huge fireplace plus a TV lounge on the first floor. The dining room has an oversized dining table that can seat twenty-four guests with a second table for a further four. The semi-commercial kitchen is fully equipped with cutlery, crockery and glassware for up to 33 guests. The kitchen also has an extensive range of cookware and utensils. There are two separate ovens plus a microwave oven and two dishwashers. There is a large fridge/freezer in the kitchen plus a large commercial glass fronted drinks fridge in the dining room. Other kitchen equipment consists of blenders, two toasters, two kettles, two Nespresso machines, rice cooker and electric fry pan. The outside entertainment area consists of a swimming pool and 5 people hot tub, surrounded by a large deck. The deck area is covered by shade sail and has a dining table which can seat up to 26 guests, an outside lounge seating area and sun loungers and a BBQ area that has both a hooded BBQ and a flat top BBQ.

The Retreat

The Retreat consists of four bedrooms and two bathrooms – the two bedrooms on the ground floor have queen beds and two king rooms on the first floor have a further king single bed. The king beds on the first floor can be split into king singles if required. The Retreat has gas heating on the ground floor and a reverse cycle air conditioning on the first floor. All bedrooms have heating and ceiling fans. The Retreat has a modern kitchen/dining room with dishwasher, oven, gas cooktop, microwave, kettle and toaster and Nespresso machine.

The Studio (Not included in general tariff)

The Lions Den Studio is a private modern converted Shipping container near to the rear of the property with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and lounge plus a sun deck with an outside french bath. It has a single sofa bed in the lounge, a TV, a fridge and Nespresso Coffee Machine, kettle and a small sundeck with french bath overlooking vineyards.

The Bison Den

The Bison Den is our games room and has a cinema area with large screen TV and blue ray player (can play music), a pool table, table tennis table and gas fireplace. It has lounge seating and lots of board games and children’s toys and games. The Bocce court is located next to the Bison Den. The Laundry/Outside Loo

What’s around


  • Werakata National Park - 1 min walk
  • Hunter Valley Zoo - 5 min walk
  • Hunter Valley Golf & Country Club - 41 min walk
  • Potters Brewery - 42 min walk
  • Allandale Winery - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Hungerford Hill - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Werakata State Conservation Area - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Tower Estate - 4 mi / 6.5 km
  • Hanging Tree Wines - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • PepperTree Wines - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Oaks Golf Course - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km

Getting around

  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) - 52 min drive
  • Branxton Station - 18 min drive
  • Greta Station - 18 min drive
  • Telarah Station - 27 min drive
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Nulkaba, NSW, Australia

The manager

Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat

Speaks: English

The home

Key facts

  • Onsite parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Car recommended
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed


  • 11 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 king bed and 1 twin/single bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 queen bed and 1 sleep sofa/futon
  • Bedroom three -1 queen bed
  • Bedroom four - 3 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom five - 1 queen bed and 2 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom six - 1 king bed and 1 twin/single bed
  • Bedroom seven - 1 king bed and 3 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom eight - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom nine - 1 king bed and 1 twin/single bed
  • Bedroom ten - 1 king bed and 1 twin/single bed
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 8 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom three - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Highchair


  • Separate dining area
  • Breakfast available

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Arcade/game room
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Table tennis table
  • Stereo
  • Music library
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Zoo nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Winery tours nearby


  • Private pool
  • Access to spa tub


  • Deck
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace
  • Concierge services
  • Beach loungers
  • Telephone
  • Chef

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 33

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*


  • For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Parties and events are allowed on site.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock on site.

  • This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property registration number PID-STRA-1996

Also known as

  • Hunter Valley Lodge Retreat Magnificent Self Contained Lodge 1
  • Hunter Valley Retreat Magnificent Self Contained 1
  • Hunter Valley Retreat Magnificent Self Contained 1 Nulkaba
  • Hunter Valley Retreat Magnificent Self Contained 1
  • Hunter Valley Lodge Retreat Magnificent Self Contained Lodge 1
  • Hunter Valley Retreat Magnificent Self Contained 1 Nulkaba
  • Hunter Valley Lodge Retreat Magnificent Self Contained Lodge 1
  • Hunter Valley Retreat Magnificent Self Contained 1 Nulkaba
  • AU-2666-listing-21


  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Potters Brewery (2.2 mi), Restaurant Cuvee (2.8 mi), and Muse Restaurant (3 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and horseback riding, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks and birdwatching. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Hunter Valley Lodge & Retreat - STAYZ HOLIDAY HOME FINALIST 2019 also has private pools and an arcade, as well as a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Amazing property! It is like everything you see in the pictures and more. Hearing the lions roar is amazing (didn’t quite believe it) Can highly recommend for families or group of friends with kids!!

    Emma P., Other trip, Jun. 18, 2020

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Amazing Facilities set up really well; for a larger Group

    Meet all expectations well equipped for family and friends; and as it was a girls weekend away; you wanted for nothing. Only feedback to owners would be to look at replacing mattresses' feedback; very soft and uncomfortable. This was generally 80% across the property. Otherwise would not hesitate in recommending it

    Karen H., Other trip, Mar. 13, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic facilities and room for large groups with kids

    Facilities excellent for a large group including kids (separate bathrooms, number of beds, pool and kids entertainment). Katie who manages our stay was extremely helpful and prompt with all replies. We all had a fantastic time and didn’t need to leave the house due to the great set up. Overall absolutely fantastic for our purposes and hope to be back again.

    Michelle C., Other trip, Jan. 16, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great holiday

    A beautiful location and setting for a family and friends holiday. Such a delight! Thank you for such a wonders experience.

    Le K., Other trip, Jul. 2, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing property with every little detail thought of to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

    Highly recommend.

    Tracy A., Other trip, Aug. 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Outstanding property and location

    From our arrival to our departure for a small gathering to celebrate our engagement, everything was picture perfect. The property was extremely well equipped, clean and tidy not to mention visually stunning. The gallery almost doesn’t do it justice. Our hosts at HVHH were gracious and helpful with good communication throughout. Can’t wait until our next stay! Highly recommended .

    Louis A., Other trip, Oct. 22, 2020

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Warm and homely lodge with great amenities

    This was a fantastic location to hold my 30th birthday with family and friends. The amenities were fantastic, whether you wanted to relax in the spa or challenge someone to a game of giant chess there was something for everyone. The vast amount of options for bedding came in handy and hearing the lions from the neighbouring zoo roar while you have your morning coffee was unforgettable. Katie was a pleasure to liaise with, we would love to stay again.

    Sarah K., Other trip, Apr. 3, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful place. Wish we stayed longer!

    Everything was very good!

    Angelica V., Other trip, Jul. 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Blown away with the property

    What a wonderful weekend had by all. The property had everything and more for a large group. Loved the table that we could all sit at, the industrial sized kitchen, pool, the decor to just name a few. Will be definitely going back!!

    Alison T., Other trip, Dec. 18, 2018

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    great getaway

    Awesome house, love the hunting trophies on the wall . 10 out of 10

    Mathew M., Other trip, Sep. 27, 2019

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