Marramarra Lodge, Hawkesbury River: NSW’s newest luxury retreat

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NSW’s newest luxury retreat: Marramarra Lodge, Hawkesbury River

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Marramarra Lodge: NSW’s newest luxury retreat just an hour’s drive from Sydney.

Marramarra Lodge is a newly-built luxury lodge, nestled amongst Australian bushland on the Hawkesbury River, offering a barefoot luxury experience for couples, surrounded by nature just an hour’s drive from Sydney. 

Marramarra Lodge Location

Officially opening its doors to guests in mid-2020 during the height of Covid-19, Marramarra Lodge has been designed to deliver an authentic, yet luxurious Australian nature experience. It is the ideal wilderness escape for couples, to enjoy life’s simple luxuries. The lodge’s location has an island-like feel, geographically located at Fisherman’s Point across from Bar Island.

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Tent & Bungalow

An exclusive retreat, the property caters to a maximum of 28 guests. The all-inclusive experience for guests includes transfers to Marramarra via boat, daily meals incorporating a six course degustation dinner with paired wines.

There are two styles of accommodation, including the Peninsula Tent, a river-safari style experience overlooking the water, and the Hawkesbury Bungalow, minimalist-industrial lodgings in dark hues framed by an alluring bush and river backdrop. Both accommodation options offer large river-stone bathrooms, locally-sourced timber floors and luxurious finishings with an understated style direction that emphasises the natural backdrop for an immersive experience.

The property’s Day Spa ‘Iyora’ offers a range of premium treatments for in-house guests, and each of the accommodation lodgings are named after Dharug words for flora and fauna native to the area.

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From a nature perspective, there are a number of bushwalks that run from the grounds; spot the native Wollemi Pine trees and a plethora of native bird and animal life including sea eagles, lyrebirds, wallabies, goannas, bandicoots, black and white cockatoos and kookaburras.

While staying at Marramarra, there are a variety of add-on experiences guests can choose from, including a local pearl farm tour, helicopter ride to the Hunter Valley for lunch and private wine tasting, a botanical gin distillery daytrip, or bush foraging in the Marramarra National Park with a local Dharug Elder. Plus guided crabbing and oyster expeditions and tours to historic, cultural and significant wilderness sites.

Complimentary kayaks, canoes, SUP boards and fishing rods are available for guest use, ensuring there is something for everyone. Guests can choose to simply relax and unwind at the lodge, or explore the local area with a variety of bespoke experiences river and land experiences.

Getting there

The journey to Marramarra Lodge is all part of the experience, as the roads disappear and the river becomes the path to this riverside retreat.

Car: just north of Sydney, off Mooney Mooney along the M1. Free car parking is available at both Mooney Mooney and Brooklyn wharves.

Sydney Seaplane: available from Rose Bay and Palm Beach, with flights direct to Marramarra’s jetty (approx. 15 to 25 minutes)

Helicopter: from Bankstown or Sydney Airport, direct to the property’s helipad (approx. 20 minutes)

Private boat transfers: included in the accommodation rate, with transfers available from Brooklyn, Berowra Waters and Mooney Mooney.

Overnight rates start from $1,250.

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