The year is 2021 and we’re all deserving of a little bit of luxury.
Enter the Hawkesbury River’s new wilderness retreat, Marramarra Lodge. It’s the kind of place where you can kick back, soak up curated wines, spend an entire day lounging out at the in-house day spa, partake in daily sunset canapes, take a helicopter ride to the Hunter Valley, or even frolic along on an oyster expedition. If that’s not the dream, we don’t know what is.
Framed by the stunning Marramarra National Park, this newly-built luxury lodge is only accessible by boat from Mooney Mooney and Brooklyn and hits about the one-hour mark if you’re driving from Sydney. You’ll kind of feel like you’re on your very own private island at Marramarra—the property caters exclusively to a max of 28 guests and when you book a stay here, you can expect an all-inclusive approach so you won’t have to worry about a thing.
At Marramarra, you’re in for two different types of accommodation. The first is a Peninsula Tent, a river meets safari get-up that overlooks the water. The second is the Hawkesbury Bungalow, a minimalist cross-industrial lodging nestled deep into the bushland—and boy, is it giving.
If you can bring yourself to step out of the comfort of Marramarra’s digs, you’ll find Lyora, a day spa loaded with some seriously god-tier treatments like aromatherapy massages, hot stone massages, deep tissue massages, Sodashi skin therapies, mineral facials, and a whole heap more.
You’ll also be able to cop a number of add-ons if you’re keen to spruce up special occasions or just treat yourself like no one’s business. You can arrange private helicopter charters with private wine tastings in the Hunter Valley, opt for a local pearl farm tour, hit up a botanical gin distillery day trip, go bush foraging with a Dharug Elder, or go on a crabbing or oyster expedition like the adventurer you are.
Book a stay at Marramarra Lodge right here.
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Image credit: Marramarra Lodge