What can I say ... I don't give 10 out of 10 ever ... this one, is 11! This will become an annual retreat for us and is probably the nicest place we ever stayed. Romantic nature indulgence. Even survived the Lookout walk!
Tim H, Byron Bay
I took my partner to stay in the Byron mountain view lodge as a birthday surprise. Absolutely everything had been thought of and the state of the art accommodation exceeded our expectations. Complete privacy and luxury. Beautifully and cleverly designed with stunning wooden furniture and sleek modern architecture. The breakfast basket was delicious but we took our own food for the rest of our meals as the kitchen and BBQ are excellent quality with everything you need. The fancy automatic electric loo kept making me jump tho ;) stunning views, amazing fire, fantastic spa bath ... Would definitely come back.
An absolutely stunning place of serenity, privacy, beauty and relaxation. We came here on our honeymoon and had the honeymoon package. We also received an upgrade, to the mountain view lodges and the property were absolutely stunning. The rooms cosy and relaxing with warmth, fireplaces, spa, comfy beds and lounge. The dvd library range, board games, orchard and walking tracks meant a great balance between doing things and sitting back and enjoying the views. The food too is delicious and generous and the staff were friendly.
JKayeee, Adelaide SA
It's one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen, the highlight of our Australian tour. It was amazing to have a delicious dinner near the fireplace with a good bottle of wine in the middle of the rainforest. We enjoyed the Rainforest Walk in the morning and the swimming in the crystal water of the creek.
We highly recommend it to couples, who would like to spend a special, romantic and unforgettable time.
alfred mhoneymoon staying at Crystal Creek. The staff, the scenery and the food were amazing. The lodges are incredible and luxurious. It was the perfect place to escape after the wedding and was so romantic and secluded - just what we wanted.
We stayed 3 nights in the Cedar lodge, celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. The isolation and privacy was amazing, making us feel like we were the only people in the forest.
The staff were fantastic, with an immediate response to a concern about the pool, whilst also being considerate about not intruding on our privacy.
The lodge was very well equipped, with everything required for a luxurious stay.
We would love to return one day to celebrate another special occasion.
Karen S (Cedar Lodge, the Luxury Rainforest Lodge)
We absolutely loved our stay in the Springbrook Lodge at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat. It was private, luxurious and the perfect way to recover from the stress of getting married.
Elizabeth A (Springbrook Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)
Perfect honeymoon! Food, facilities, scenery - everything was amazing!
This place is now my favourite place in Australia! My partner and I got married here on April 22nd!! Could not have gone any better!! Staff were amazing setting everything up, as well as coordinating everyone and everything that we needed, and our Glass Terrace Bungalow Pandorea was just beautiful.
Can't thank you guys enough (Mark and the team) for everything. Will be back sooner than later.
David and Bec M, Newcastle NSW (Pandorea, a Glass Terrace Bungalow)
Thank you so much for out unforgettable stay away! Not only did we stay 4 nights in the beautiful Byron retreat but the beautiful surrounds of the rainforest and wildlife was such a treat!
* Star for perfect cleanliness & amazing layout of Byron retreat (I am very fussy when it comes to cleanliness)
* Star for friendly & attentive service
* Star for spectacular Views & the beautiful walking tracks of short & long periods(a must do if you stay here)
* Star for delicious homely food ( I am very fussy when it comes to food, however I seemed to clear my plates everyday!)
* Finally the 5th star for making our stay one we will never ever forget! Everything was done for our comfort & pleasure. It amazing what you did for us and my special proposal was done so perfectly, it was only what happens in fairytales, and your team & my fiancé made that all come true!
We also loved the hike to the rock pools, hammocks & glow worms it's such a dreamy place.
And to top it all off the above and beyond secret service you went through for a special proposal that will always mean so much to us. It was like a true fairytale and we can't thank you enough.
We can't wait to come back! Thank you so much once again – it is definitely a special piece of earth we will highly recommend !!! Xx
Kiri M (Byron Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)
My fiance booked the Byron room for 2 nights as a surprise. When we arrived at dusk, the room was filled with candles and rose petals, and the dinner table was set up with a bottle of Moet on ice. He proposed to me here and it was the most amazing, private setting I could have imagined.
The best thing though is that we then had 2 days and 2 nights to enjoy this beautiful retreat. The villa is completely 100% private with stunning views. The double bath is wonderful, as was the private heated plunge pool.
We had all our meals delivered so we didn't need to go anywhere and they were each spectacular.
It was a rainy weekend so we only did part of the walks, but what we did we enjoyed – and we're determined to visit again and finish the walks on a drier day.
I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Exactly the type of romantic spot to escape everyday life and just enjoy each other's company and nature. Cannot wait to return soon!
Elisse1000, Sydney (Byron Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)
Our trip to Crystal Creek was beautiful but, unfortunately, ridden with obstacles that day. We had made it through 4 extremely flooded roads, only to be caught at the bottom of Booka Rd, unable to get past a raging, overflowing bridge. We were stuck at the bottom of this road for about 2 hours, and started to feel disheartened as the skies were getting darker, thinking that we may not make it and will miss a day of our booking, but the management team regularly checked up on us via phone calls and assured us that we will be okay and that no matter what, they will get us safely to the retreat as soon as they could. And that they did.
Mark from CCRR came down in a 4WD and rescued us and another couple. My partner & I were already so grateful being rescued, we didn't expect, but also received an upgrade, which was very sweet, but it wasn't the upgrade that exceeded our expectations, it was the hospitality and service. You can really tell that the staff (Mark, in particular) were genuinely caring and wanted to make our stay as comfortable as possible, and not once did we feel like we could've been a bother. This was one of the best service we have encountered.
Everything exceeded our expectations. The set up is amazing; from every single room and amenities in the bungalows, to the recreation room filled with many intimate couple-ly things to do and borrow, to the well marked out walking tracks that led to amazing waterfalls and glowworms. So much thought has been put into this entire place. We felt that not a single detail was missed.
We will definitely be back again one day! :)
Twee N, Brisbane
28 February 2017
Wow! Wow! Wow! Pretty much sums up our experience – a secluded, luxurious, picturesque, relaxing and peaceful environment for myself and my partner to re-connect on every level. Thank you so much for the special touches (rose petals) and the friendly service provided, so professional and accommodating in every way. Please pass on our absolute appreciation to the two amazingly gorgeous and spiritually minded massage therapist ladies who treated us on Tuesday afternoon – they added to our perfect stay! We will be sure to tell all our friends and family to patronise your wonderful facility.
Tracey and Mark T
26 January 2017
We recently returned from a 4 night stay in one of the Mountain View villas. It exceeded all expectations. From the moment we arrived, the warmth of the staff made us feel welcome. The accommodation itself was faultless. The villa is cleverly designed down to the minute detail, such as electric blinds and electric skylights, large retractable fly screens, solar heated plunge pool. We had a meal made for us the first night which was a lovely home cooked meal. The rainforest walk on the premises was magical and well signposted. We have stayed at many great places around the world and CCRR ranks right up there. This place really is heaven on earth.
To the CCRR team,
My partner and I stayed at the Tamborine Mountain View Lodge this week. Our time with you was incredible and we wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed it.
Planning was very easy with plenty of options to move dinners, breakfast, picnic and massage times.
On the day we expected to arrive I received an email to let us know that we could arrive early. This was the most pleasant surprise and added a few extra hours to our first day and first impression. Finding you was made easy with the instructions that were provided.
When we arrived to check in, we were greeted by a very happy and helpful staff member [who] we bumped into a few times thereafter and was just as pleasant each time. She was very passionate about the rainforest and gave us some helpful hints about all the walks and sight seeing opportunities.
The house was immaculate. Everything from the chocolates on the bed and table, to the chilled wine in the fridge all topped off with a lovely note. Everything was easy to use and had clear instructions. The privacy of the lodge made us feel very comfortable.
All meals provided for preparation tasted incredible. It was really great to know that the resort used local produce and products where possible. We even made comment about soft drink we enjoyed on our picnic, and were given more to enjoy another time.
Overall it was the best experience Jen and I had experienced and not only will highly recommend you to friends and family, but will absolutely be revisiting in future years.
Thank you team,
Mark, Stefan & Katherine
Thank you for delivering our personal congratulations to our nephew and his bride who were married under the fig tree at the retreat. We appreciated your staff collecting local note cards and inserting greetings from a number of our family here in Canada. It meant a great deal to Tegan and David as they were overwhelmed by the surprise. They had a memorable stay at Crystal Creek and facilitating our messages made it that much more special for them.
8 January 2017
This place really does what it says it does. It is a retreat and you get the added bonus of beautiful sub tropical rainforest. We stayed in one of the Rainforest Canopy Bungalows. These are really well appointed, clean, neat and tidy with everything you might need. We self catered and all the essential cutlery glasses and plates were all there. The webber BBQ was great and easy to use. The Recreation room for those who venture beyond the comfort of your accommodation is very well equipped with DVDs and Blu Rays that you can borrow. The walking tracks are well marked and take you through stunning forest although a reasonable level of fitness is required for the longer walks due to the steepness of terrain. Take your time and you will see lots of things. All in all, this is a very good place.
ic1961, Gold Coast