EAGLEREACH WILDERNESS RESORT
Mountaintop lodge made for life on the wild side
ROOS ON THE VERANDAH, wallabies breakfasting on the lawn
, kookaburras laughing from the trees… welcome to Eaglereach, where nature is up close and all around. You’re miles away from town life and traffic, and surrounded by 1,000 acres of natural adventure land.
Accommodation at this award-winning wilderness resort is in simple but comfortable timber lodges complete with a sound system, a wide verandah looking out to the Pacific seaboard or world heritage listed Barrington Tops National Park, and an outdoor turbo spa for starlit soaks
. Some have up to five bedrooms – not to mention a sauna or pool table – so you can always make it a sociable stay with friends.
Nature is the big attraction at Eaglereach, so get ready to spot wallaroos, echidnas and goannas
, as well as king parrots, crimson rosellas, and even native wedge-tailed eagles. Go exploring on a Discovery buggy or a mountain bike, and don’t miss a treatment in the day spa. Be sure to bring your camera.
Barbies and picnic hampers
Hit the Spot
High on a mountain above the Hunter Valley.
Bedrooms are no-frills and simply furnished, but the hot tub on your verandah takes some beating.
Don't expect luxe indoors – lodges are rustic simplicity.
Mountainside eyrie for enjoying the great outdoors.
Dine à la carte or al fresco on great local produce, or pick up a takeaway, picnic hamper or BBQ pack. You can also swim, play tennis, check out the games room, go fishing and yabbying
(catching freshwater crayfish), bird watching or bushwalking.
Eaglereach is made for couples who want to hunker down away from the rest of the world
and be next to nature. While not luxurious, the lodges are well-equipped, and ours had a wide furnished verandah with a hot tub and barbecue
– all overlooking the most stunning valley and mountain views.
The mountaintop lodges are a few miles from the nearest village, so this is a good place to enjoy the solitude, clear mountain air and kangaroos – lots of them! Eaglereach is not a place for dressing up (jeans, t-shirts and trainers are fine) or being pampered (although there is a small spa) but perfect if you really want to get away from it all
for a few days. And a great and very different experience for us on our Oz travels!
Eaglereach was reviewed for Room for Romance by Jennie Stevens
ROMANCE PACKAGE AT EAGLEREACH
The Romance package at Eaglereach includes champagne and chocolates on arrival, a treatment at the Day Spa, a two-course dinner, country breakfast daily, a guided rainforest walk and a buggy for two hours. The cost is AUD 259 per person or AUD 359 in a one bedroom spa lodge.
* Quote “Romance package” on our Booking Inquiry form
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Delicious but un-fussy food is on the menu at Treehops, the Eaglereach restaurant. It has all the feel of an alpine ski lodge in winter, when a roaring fire keeps mountain chills at bay. Go a la carte and sample country favourites such as honey mustard glazed duck breast
, deep fried goats cheese in spring roll pastry and the ultra-indulgent praline semi-freddo with caramel sauce
Alternatively, turn chef yourself with a barbecue hamper
filled with great local meats and burgers to sizzle out on your deck. All this can be washed down with some great Hunter Valley wines.
For a change of scenery from Treehops, order in a pizza and unwind in your lodge.
Treehops restaurant at Eaglereach.
Almost all the ingredients are local and all are fresh. Go for the pan-fried fillet of Nundle rainbow trout or a tender steak.
Grab a window table to see the kangaroos grazing, as well as stunning tree canopy views.
See & Do
The Hunter Valley is a wine lovers' paradise and there are scores of world class wineries for tours and tastings. Go Crocodile Dundee with a bush or rainforest tramp and a swim in Goonarook Lagoon. There are endless possibilities for sports fans, from tennis to mountain biking and volleyball. Tours of the region take in the Barrington Tops national park country, Port Stephens and the wineries. Go bird watching, book a dolphin cruise or get up-close and personal with the local native wildlife (luckily there are no crocs) at feeding time.
You can pick up cookbooks, souvenir wine glasses and home accessories on site as mementoes of your trip.
The Lowanna Wellbeing centre has everything for de-stressing and pampering. Try a Lithos therapy massage or an Indian Ayurvedic treatment for the max in revitalising.
Sip a cocktail in the bar, cook up a barbie on your deck and count a skyful of stars.
Combine wine tasting with modern art at Sculpture in the Vineyards, featuring more than 40 installations across the Hunter Valley.
Summer Hill Road, Vacy NSW 2421
There is free guest parking.
Maitland station – 25 km
It’s two hours from Sydney so you’ll need a car.
Sydney – 150 km
Rooms and suites
38 luxurious lodges
Lodges have up to five bedrooms, a huge living area, barbecue and fully equipped kitchen. Some also have an outdoor hot tub.
As well as brilliant views, you'll find a tennis court, outdoor pool, health spa and cocktail bar.
AUD 200 - 700
Open all year
Minimum night stay?
Breakfast is served at Treehops until 9:30am.
Yes – all rooms
Yes. Up to 100 guests can be catered for at Treehops, with jazz bands and other entertainment.
From recycling to energy saving, Eaglereach makes every effort to be eco-friendly.
Paul Miley – owner