We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

Visit hotel website
Traveler (306)
Room & Suite (117)
Dining (10)
Certificate of Excellence

About

Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Certificate of Excellence
A luxury romantic getaway on the far north coast of NSW Australia, between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast hinterland. Private luxury cabin, bungalow & lodge accommodation with large sunken double spas, fireplaces and heated plunge pools. All individually set on 250 acres of genuine old growth rainforest with World Heritage National Park on three sides, assuring true peace and privacy. 8 Kms of rainforest walks, 400 year old trees, stunning creek & rock pools. Full gourmet dining menu, packages with breakfast and all meals available. Free Wifi.
Read more
Property amenities
Free Parking
Pool
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public Wifi
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
HOTEL CLASS
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
230Reviews
336Photos
2Q+A
55Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 201
  • 18
  • 10
  • 1
  • 0
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
My husband and I visited here for the second time for our first wedding anniversary. We absolutely love everything about this place. The food is absolutely amazing and is generous enough to last you until your next meal. The views are spectacular and you really don’t want to
Read more
Response from crystalcreekrr, General Manager at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Shalidrego, Thank you for the lovely feed back, we love it that you enjoyed the food, the walks and the views. With kind regards Mark
Read more
+5
Two words to describe this retreat. Blissful and absolute peace. The surroundings are so beautiful with the rainforest all around you. My husband and I had a lovely time just relaxing. Reading a book, swimming and barbecuing on our time. You lose track of time in this mystical
Read more
Response from crystalcreekrr, General Manager at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Responded 2 days ago
Dear RoxyDeysel, We are so glad that you got to reconnect with each other, yourself and nature. That is the essence of what we aim to achieve, at this piece of paradise. With kind regards, Mark van Renen General Manager Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Read more
We paid about $600 p/n and chose to have the meals as well. (After all- I’m on holiday). Seriously take your own food. The curry while swimming in sauce was way over cooked so was tough and dry. The lamb stew was the same, both were flavourless. The lamb had potatoes and was
Read more
Response from crystalcreekrr, General Manager at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Gillv63, Thank you for your feedback. We are surprised and disappointed to hear that you were not happy with our meals. Our slow cooked Spanish Lamb is our most popular dish and we have received hundreds of positive reviews and countless requests for the recipe. Slow-cooked Spanish Lamb • This lamb is cooked with brown onion, red capsicum, carrot, zucchini, cannellini beans, semi drier tomato, garlic, balsamic vinegar, red wine, stock, tomatoes, tomato paste and herbs/spices. • Served with cous cous, peas & broccoli, with chilli on the side. • Dinner roll. • Dessert of the day. We have varied menu; our menu/meals descriptions are provided to all of our guests prior to arrival and we happily work in with special requests. Had we been informed of your dissatisfaction during your stay, we would have been more than happy to work towards a positive outcome. Our accommodation types are self-contained complete with full sized kitchens and an outside gas BBQ. We welcome our guests to self-cater; if they wish to. We take great pride in our housekeeping standards and the work carried out by our team. Special events and requests require careful planning to achieve the desired outcome. We like to accommodate special requests where possible. To be fair you did ask for a romantic set up at the 11th hour and then it turned out that you wanted it all for free. Unfortunately we do not always have provision on hand for very last minute special requests and we do have to cover our costs. So in this particular instance, we did have to say no to one aspect of your second request. We glad we were able to assist with a rose petal heart and rose trail, free of charge. With kind regards, Mark van Renen General Manager, Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Read more
I was at the Retreat for a week for my wedding from Jan. 5 - 12, 2018. I simply can't say enough wonderful things about Crystal Creek! I am a very picky person when it comes to places to stay since I travel frequently, and this is one of my favorites. 1) the scenery is
Read more
Response from crystalcreekrr, General Manager at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Responded 5 days ago
Dear NobleStar, It was an honor to be part of such a beautiful love filled ceremony; we are so glad that you liked everything about the retreat. It is fantastic when guests get out and about and really 'get' the Retreat, it is a magical place. With kind regards Mark van Renen, we look forward to your return. (P.S. I just met the love of my life)
Read more
+2
My boyfriend and I (early 20s) stayed for two nights and loved it (he isn't even an out-doors person). The staff on site were very polite and friendly in the way you could tell they cared about you enjoying yourself. We stayed in the bungalow Quandong (one of the cheaper
Read more
Previous
Album Categories
All photosTravelerRoom & SuiteDining Pool & Beach
Photo provided by managementCrystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Luxury Mountain View Lodge
Photo provided by managementCrystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Glass Terrace Bungalow, with the romantic candle surprise. This is a two person 200 litre oval s
Photo provided by managementCrystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Balcony view
PreviousNext
12345624
Hi, You are right that the Mountain View Lodge pools are solar heated and will not be warm enough in winter. They do have amazing views and big two person marble bath which also has great views. The pool at Cedar Lodge will be about 28 degrees (please note that it is not an outdoor Jacuzzi). The Glass Terraces are always very popular. We are fairly heavily booked so it will depend on what is available on the dates you would like to visit. \ Please do not hesitate to contact our reception if you have any queries. Mark van Renen General Manager Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
1 vote
Show all answers
"review the descriptions of the rooms online. They are very accurate."
"Mountain View lodge with a plunge pool"
"The Mountain View Lodges are the preferred option."
"All options work but the lodges with a private pool are to die for"
"We've been if the canopy bungalow, pandorea and Tamborine lodge and they were all great, stay at any lodge in CCRR!"
PreviousNext
12345611
PRICE RANGE
$351 - $619 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
crystal creek rainforest retreat hotel upper crystal creek
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesUpper Crystal Creek
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing