Hipcamp host Nick D.,
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The Retreat is lovingly constructed from corrugated iron, with plywood interior walls. It has a high deck overlooking a beautiful bush gully. The Retreat is situated in a serene, peaceful, healing and tranquil setting, ensuring a real break from everyday life.

In the Capertee Valley NSW, in the Greater Blue Mountains. The property borders the Gardens of Stone National

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The Retreat is lovingly constructed from corrugated iron, with plywood interior walls. It has a high deck overlooking a beautiful bush gully. The Retreat is situated in a serene, peaceful, healing and tranquil setting, ensuring a real break from everyday life.

In the Capertee Valley NSW, in the Greater Blue Mountains. The property borders the Gardens of Stone National Park, and the views are spectacular. A drive through the valley is well worthwhile as the landscapes are beautiful and absolutely unique. The Cabin is situated in a serene, peaceful, healing and tranquil setting, ensuring a real break from everyday life. The space This is a self-contained cabin located in the Aussie bush 2.5 hours from Sydney, just across the Blue Mountains.

Located in the beautiful Capertee Valley, the widest enclosed canyon in the world.

Absolutely secluded and peaceful.

Enjoy the spectacular views.

The valley is known for its bush trails for walking or running and the cabin backs on to the 'Gardens of Stone' National Park. The 'local' pub does great lunches and dinners, including their famous pizzas.

See kangaroos, wombats, eagles and other Australian wildlife at your door!

15km to local shop and pub, 60km to 'town'.

Absolute peace and tranquility with majestic views from your window that you will always remember, there's lots to see and do, quiet walks, spectacular views, nature and birds the list is endless or you can just relax and take in the beauty of this magnificent valley.

All proceeds go to our charity: 'Shoes for Planet Earth'.

Amenities: - Heating - Kitchen - Indoor Fireplace - Family / Kid Friendly - Playing cards and board games provided - Two hammocks and two yoga mats - Books - CD's and DVD's - Soaps and shampoos.  

The accommodation consists of a lovingly constructed corrugated iron cabin, with 2 queen beds, in separate rooms.

Fresh bedding is provided, along with soaps and shampoos. There is room for stretchers if required (no bedding provided). The toilet is indoors and just like home. The kitchen offers a small gas oven and cook top, coffee machine with coffee pods, coffee percolators, a toaster, a fridge and a gas BBQ on the deck. Note: There is NO internet/TV/radio service here and your mobile phone will not work, although phone coverage is available at various points nearby. There is a CD player, a DVD player and a charger for small items such as laptop computers.

REVIEWS

Sean May 2021

Nick was a great host and really enjoyed our time at his place. It’s the perfect destination to switch off and relax, we were sad to have to leave. Thanks for your hospitality and friendliness Nick, we’ll definitely be back!

Kendra May 2021

We had a wonderful time at Nicks place and didn’t want to leave. Pictures don’t do it justice. Peaceful, quiet and full of character. We will be back.

Patrick May 2021

One of those special places that you selfishly don’t want to tell anyone about so you can keep it all to yourself however at the same time want to spam text all your friends to absolutely insist that they have to go and experience the extraordinary experience themselves!

Kelsey April 2021

What can I say! We don’t want to be driving home - what a fantastic host Nick is, along with his most beautiful loyal mate Tink!

This is a place you can really relax - the peace, the views, the fire pit, the yacht club , the bar, the hammocks with bottle holders ..... we even went from having a 17 year old saying “do I have to come?” to “when can we go back”

Thanks Nick for sharing your awesome space and making it more awesome with your easy going and accommodating nature, we can’t wait to be back.

Isabelle April 2021

Was such a cute space to stay in right in the middle of the bush with the best views from the balcony. Fab location as it had walks and an awesome 4WD track up the road.

Jean February 2021

Even the best review is not enough to describe how great it was! Huge thank to Nick and the great vibes he brings to his place.

Kristina April 2021

This place is magical! Tucked away in the bush, this little studio has everything you need for an escape from the city. The studio is just the right size - with two Queen beds, a comfy lounge area, a small kitchen and a cute bathroom. There are also so many extras which make it such a comfortable stay, like hammocks on the balcony (with beer holders!), Bluetooth speakers built into the roof, a coffee machine with pods, board games and a fireplace. You’ll also have a great time pointing out all the personal, artistic touches. There are brilliant views of gum trees, chickens and a dog to say hello to in the morning and lots of walks to try. There’s also a beer garden, a yacht club and a fire pit to check out. The host Nick is wonderful and provided us with a yummy bottle of sparkling + chocolate for our stay. You can feel all the love he’s put into this place. Cannot recommend this place more - we’ll definitely be back.

Kristie September 2020

Nick’s place is truly unique and wonderful. Take your breath away views, amazing hospitality and full of things to keep you entertained. We will keep coming back and couldn’t recommend it more highly.

John August 2020

Had the best getaway! The property is beautiful and comfortable and quirky and interesting! The nature is spectacular, and Nick is a wonderful host. Totally unobtrusive but friendly and welcoming. If you don’t stay here, you’re doing yourself a disservice!

Michael August 2020

Our 2nd time here. Each time was incredibly special. Such a beautiful, and quirky place to stay. Nick is a bloody legend, and he even taught me how to light my first fire. 5 stars!

Nancy July 2020

An amazing property with extremely thoughtful hosts, felt like a home away from home!

Catherine July 2020

Amazing getaway less than 3hrs out of Sydney. Perfect place to recharge and unwind. 1 adult and 2 kids for us and the 3 of us had an amazing time. Back to basics with majestic nature and just be in the moment. Nick is a wonderful host. We will be back.

Louise June 2020

The perfect place for a restful, quiet, inspiring break. Amazing views, the most beautiful, quirky buildings and grounds, and tips on some stunning local walks. Thanks so much Nick for the opportunity to share this paradise for a few days,

Hellen March 2020

We absolutely loved this place. Very relaxing and welcomed place. And beautiful views. We definitely would come back. Thank you, Nick, for being a good host. 

Lizzi April 2020

Nothing but great hospitality. Nothing was a problem and we felt so relaxed. Can’t wait to stay again

Crystal November 2019

What a remarkable spot!!

Truly a unique and charming cabin with a beautiful view to match.

Thanks for your hospitality nick you have created a special place for people to unwind and relax.

Iván September 2019

If you are looking for a break from the city, breath clean air, see wild animals, enjoy hospitality and relax seeing the stars with a glass of wine... this is your place! Thanks Nick

Ami July 2019

Well, it’s not easy to put in words how amazing our experience was staying in Nick’s studio. We were astounded with the amount of love and spirit Nick spent over the years to make this place what it is now. We enjoyed the company of Nick and Viv, admire them for who they are and what they do and learned a lot from them and their love story. Thank you, Nick and Viv, for giving us this amazing experience.

With love,

Amin & Sunny

Penny July 2019

Well, the words and sentiment of the last review say it all -Nic has created a paradise for others with such a generosity of spirit. I'm sure there isn't a person who leaves this place without feeling recharged and changed in some way. Brilliant in every single way.

Jonathon June 2019

Nick has put so much thought and care into this amazing little place and it really shows. Perfect quiet and cosy location for a getaway. Nick was friendly, accommodating and helpful. Fresh eggs for breakfast were fantastic, can't wait to come back for an omelette when the ostriches start laying!

Michele  June 2019

Unique and private experience in a spectacular Aussie bush location. A hidden gem!!

Charles June 2019

Great getaway in the Capertee Valley and a good base for exploring the surrounding stunning landscape. Thoroughly recommend for anyone looking for a tranquil and well-appointed escape from the city. Nick and Viv were extremely helpful with activity recommendations in the area as well.

Prashanth May 2019

Nick’s place is like an oasis of wonder rising up from an otherwise non-descript dirt road.

From the kooky HQ that meets you when you enter, the grounds in which ostrich, guinea fowl, kangaroo roam or the unexpected touches that litter the property it’s a wonderland of quirks.

And then there’s the actual cabin, rustic and even more jam packed full of unique touches and character. A warm fire that keeps you very warm and an ample supply of books, DVDs and cds to make up for the lack of mobile service- a blessing.

And to top it off, Nick and Viv are the warmest, most hospitable hosts you will meet, with the largest of hearts and the warmest of smiles.

The weekend was a true delight and I could have never left the cabin.

Elena May 2019

Such a wonderful hidden gem this is cabin is!! The perfect place to unwind, and fully reconnect to nature. We had an amazing, memorable experience we hope to repeat soon. Nick is super friendly and helpful, the perfect host! We loved the fresh eggs, the fire place, the great selection of books & music !! Last but not least we enjoyed so much the company of beautiful Tink, his adorable puppy dog.

Liesl April 2019

This place is truly beautiful. We could have sat in the hammocks on the deck for months :). Not only is the accommodation unique and relaxing, the area is amazing! Nick gave great tips on walks in the area and was an awesome host. Could not recommend this stay more! Thanks so much Nick

Ashleigh December 2018

Our stay at Nick's property was one of the most incredible and unique experiences we have ever had! We wanted an impromptu overnight getaway out of Sydney and could not have been happier with Nick's place. We stayed in the Studio Apartment, which was clean, spacious, had all of the necessary amenities, open but also with a lot of privacy - but the best part was just how much character the space had, as well as being built entirely using second hand materials. Not to mention the view! Upon arriving, Nick offered to show us around his property to the Cabin (we will be there next!), and we saw all sorts of wildlife as well as interesting little trinkets and statues he had adorned along the way. We enjoyed a beer or two in the quirky 'bar' nestled by HQ which was such a unique experience in itself. Nick and his wife Viv were more than accommodating, providing us with everything we needed as well as some great tips for stop off points along the way home. Could not recommend this stay more and we will definitely be back! Thanks so much Nick & Viv for such an awesome and memorable experience. Legends!

Adam October 2018

Nick and Nuggety’s. Legendary!

Chloe August 2018

This was my second stay at nick’s cabin and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Perfect place for a getaway close to Sydney

Carly August 2018

Had the most incredible stay, we will definitely be back. Loved all the special touches & the view was amazing. Can’t fault the place!

Jason July 2018

Such an unbelievably beautiful place and such amazing hospitality. So cosy and so much to appreciate. I wish I could have spent longer than one night

Ada January 2018

Nicks place is so special! The place has everything you’d ever need. The kitchen is surprisingly great and easy to use. The studio itself is a blast! A fun and quirky place, but also really cosy and comfortable. Nick goes to a lot of effort to make the stay special. We Can’t wait to get back up in winter to use the fireplace! The location is quiet and easy to get to, we didn’t have mobile reception which was exactly what we were hoping for! It feels like a real getaway. Cannot recommend this place more highly if you’re looking to get away and relax. There are kangaroos hopping about, ducks, a crook, we saw a goanna, and lots of birds. It’s just lovely!

Roy November 2017

Probably one of the best bnb experiences we had so far - outstanding hospitality, beautiful and quirky cabin, great conversations and the little surprises here and there. Highly recommended!

Lyn November 2017

This quirky and rustic cabin is beautifully equipped with all the comforts of home including abundant hot water and even a dishwasher. It comes with a balcony overlooking a secluded valley with kangaroos and abundant birdlife. There is no wifi/internet or phone coverage, but the host lives behind and has a phone line if necessary. It's a perfect location for birders, being right on the Capertee bird trail but, when the eucalypts are flowering, the balcony and the walks on the property provides an abundance of sightings. Highly recommended!

Lucy August 2017

We absolutely loved this place and hope to get back there again soon. Nick is an amazing host and goes to a lot of effort to make it an excellent stay. The studio itself is great, along with the deck and hammocks and outdoor fire pit. Couldn't recommend it more highly for anyone wanting to escape and relax!

Trudy July 2017

A little oasis in the bush .. quiet, tranquil, quirky and surrounded by curious wildlife. Nick is an excellent host who has created a cosy little gem with all the creature comforts. Incredible views of the blue mountains, clearest night skies and an epic music collection! What more could you need

Janet July 2017

Nick has thought of everything! We loved the beautiful views, the amazing night sky (great for photography), and the abundant wildlife.

Nick has put together a fantastic hideaway with lots of lovely touches! A very special place to go when you want to get away from city life!

Robyn July 2017

This is our second and definitely not our last visit to Nick's Studio. We love the refreshment of spending holidays in the bush, with the kangaroos, ducks, chickens and so much quiet. Nick has seen to every detail in the Studio to make it a wonderful retreat. This time we stayed for six days, and it still wasn't long enough. Can't wait to visit again.

Senthil May 2017

Nicks place is beautiful and peaceful, we loved the feel of the place, lots of individual touches that make this place very special , very thoughtfully done , we loved the eclectic vibe , especially the yacht club and bar !!! Awesome!!! Nick was very kind and thoughtful the perfect host!! we would recommend this to anyone who wants a peaceful break the wildlife was just breathtaking highly recommended!!!!!

Vaness November 2016

Great hosts and better than the pictures!

Audrey October 2016

Thank you, Nick, for rescuing two city folks to an Oasis of relaxation over a spectacular long weekend. Along with the pleasant Kinder surprise under our pillows, having a lack of mobile service was the next best surprise to stay completely off the grid for a little while. Seeing everything you've built over the past 9 years is absolutely remarkable. The energy is so warm and positive here, not forgetting the cleanliness is also immaculate. While the hammocks might be the best feature of our experience, truly no detail has gone missing. Everything from start to finish is nothing short of perfection!

Henry September 2016

Nick's place is fantastic. Simple but by no means basic and very clean. It's got everything you need for a bush escape. Quiet, peaceful, stunning views from the deck plus a comfy bed and a log burner for cold nights. Nick and Viv were really welcoming and recommended some great walks in the area. Bring a case of wine and some steaks for the barbie. And don't forget to check out the stunning night sky. It feels a lot further than three hours from Sydney - in the best possible way.

Claire March 2016

Staying at Nick's was an absolute fabulous experience!

Nick is warm, funny and very welcoming with a big, big heart.

The setting of the studio is as described and so are the surroundings.

The studio is very comfortable, clean and well appointed.

Everything has been built with love and a lot of quirkiness!

Once you find yourself laying in the hammocks on the terrace, observing the peaceful nature in front of you, you'll never want to leave.

We certainly would've liked to extend our stay by a lifetime!!

Thanks again Nick for everything, we will be back :)

Alex March 2016

This place was a dream. Peace & serenity with a lovely view and great bush lands to explore. Nick & Viv were awesome hosts and made us feel right at home. I highly recommend this experience in any season of the year - a fireplace for the cold nights and hammocks for the summer days.

Alister January 2016

Great accommodation in a secret part of the world... shhhhh, please don't tell anyone!! We're keen to head back to experience more bush escape. Hosts were great, very friendly and have thought of everything you need for your stay!

Molly April 2021

Had a really perfect stay at Nick and Viv’s personal tiny town! Really beautiful spot, the cabin is over flowing with character and uniqueness. Really great collection of music to listen to as well as books board games and DVDs. Think the dog is also an absolute delight, along with all the cute chickens. Incredible sunsets too. Just awesome! Thanks so much again! Really do highly recommend a visit ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Senthil May 2017

Nicks place is beautiful and peaceful, we loved the feel of the place, lots of individual touches that make this place very special , very thoughtfully done , we loved the eclectic vibe , especially the yacht club and bar !!! Awesome!!! Nick was very kind and thoughtful the perfect host!! we would recommend this to anyone who wants a peaceful break the wildlife was just breathtaking highly recommended!!!!!

Vaness November 2016

Great hosts and better than the pictures!

Audrey October 2016

Thank you, Nick, for rescuing two city folks to an Oasis of relaxation over a spectacular long weekend. Along with the pleasant Kinder surprise under our pillows, having a lack of mobile service was the next best surprise to stay completely off the grid for a little while. Seeing everything you've built over the past 9 years is absolutely remarkable. The energy is so warm and positive here, not forgetting the cleanliness is also immaculate. While the hammocks might be the best feature of our experience, truly no detail has gone missing. Everything from start to finish is nothing short of perfection!

Henry September 2016

Nick's place is fantastic. Simple but by no means basic and very clean. It's got everything you need for a bush escape. Quiet, peaceful, stunning views from the deck plus a comfy bed and a log burner for cold nights. Nick and Viv were really welcoming and recommended some great walks in the area. Bring a case of wine and some steaks for the barbie. And don't forget to check out the stunning night sky. It feels a lot further than three hours from Sydney - in the best possible way.

Claire March 2016

Staying at Nick's was an absolute fabulous experience!

Nick is warm, funny and very welcoming with a big, big heart.

The setting of the studio is as described and so are the surroundings.

The studio is very comfortable, clean and well appointed.

Everything has been built with love and a lot of quirkiness!

Once you find yourself laying in the hammocks on the terrace, observing the peaceful nature in front of you, you'll never want to leave.

We certainly would've liked to extend our stay by a lifetime!!

Thanks again Nick for everything, we will be back :)

Alex March 2016

This place was a dream. Peace & serenity with a lovely view and great bush lands to explore. Nick & Viv were awesome hosts and made us feel right at home. I highly recommend this experience in any season of the year - a fireplace for the cold nights and hammocks for the summer days.

Alister January 2016

Great accommodation in a secret part of the world... shhhhh, please don't tell anyone!! We're keen to head back to experience more bush escape. Hosts were great, very friendly and have thought of everything you need for your stay!

 Molly April 2021

Had a really perfect stay at Nick and Viv’s personal tiny town! Really beautiful spot, the cabin is over flowing with character and uniqueness. Really great collection of music to listen to as well as books board games and DVDs. Think the dog is also an absolute delight, along with all the cute chickens. Incredible sunsets too. Just awesome! Thanks so much again! Really do highly recommend a visit ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tiania December 2020

Nick's cabin and retreat are our go to places when we want to escape the city. Nick and Viv are amazing hosts and have created a little slice of bush heaven. Thank you so much.

Mitchel September 2020

Stayed here for my 30th birthday and it was perfect. Complete seclusion. Beautiful views of the mountains from all over the property. Nick has built loads of cool things on the property for you to enjoy. Then the inside is filled with books trinkets all to another level of detail. The place has a lot of soul. I promise you don't get to see a spot like this everyday. Check it out. It's more of an experience than just a place to stay. Very grateful I gotta spend some time here and I'll be back.

Jenny December 2017

If you're looking for high-end luxury, this is not the spot for you. If however you're looking for an opportunity to relax in a hammock, watch the local wildlife (kangaroos, goannas, kookaburras) and meet one of bnb's most hospitable hosts, Nick's studio is a must-stay!

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Nick a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Capertee Bush Retreat in New South Wales.

Mountainous
Swimming hole
Farm

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Property
"Nuggety"
State
New South Wales
Country
Australia
AU$175/night
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