We had an amazing romantic getaway at Crystal Creek. The cabins in the rainforest are a slice of paradise. With a woodfire, a spa, kitchen and a swimming pool all overlooking the lush rainforest, what more do you need? Oh yeah food can also be delivered to you in your private cabin. The food was amazing. Love Crystal creek!
Julia R, Brisbane
Wow where do I even start, this place was the ultimate relaxation/romantic spot we were on our way home after 6 hectic weeks in Ireland and America and this place didn't disappoint! We stayed three nights in the Byron lodge on the honeymoon package and honestly no pictures do the view justice even from the bath the view is overwhelming! A trip to the glow worms at night is a must we even seen some fireflies! The staff were amazing, welcoming and professional even allowing us to check in early! The food that is supplied is top notch and we struggled to eat it all! We had a picnic in the orchard one of the days and had it all to ourselves! We brought a stock of our own wine and brought some DVDs from their massive library and just spent our nights in front of the fire! Would definitely recommend for a couples get away! We can't wait to come back!
cizzy44, Perth (Byron Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)
We have friends who travel worldwide quite a bit and describe the best places they have ever seen in terms of the Wow factor. One Wow is great, two Wows fantastic and three Wows, as in Wow, Wow, Wow, truly fantastic. Well hello guys, my wife and I have just discovered our own three Wow spot - and we didn't have to fly halfway across the planet to find it.
The investment by the owners of this retreat pays dividends. We stayed in one of the Mountain View lodges and, given we had done plenty of research into what we might expect, were still staggered by the attention to detail, luxurious appointments, superb ambience, and THAT view.
A wonderful four days with a super log fire to offset the winter chill, room service meals available if required, a BBQ and full cooking facilities for self-caterers, stunning rainforest walks a few steps away, and an amenities room with hundreds of DVDs to take out.
A super spot.
We will be back.
6 August 2017
Wow what a place we stayed at the Byron mountain lodge for 3 nights (the honeymoon package) what an absolutely fantastic time. We had just finished a hectic 6 weeks getting married and travelling around the US, so we decided to finish the honeymoon here. It was amazing, from arrival (a short drive from Gold Coast airport) we were greeted by friendly staff who made us feel immediately at home. We checked in early and this was no issue. The lodge was something else it's impossible to describe (just go check it out stop reading this review and book your stay). The food was amazing, and brought to the room, they had a DVD library which was at least 1000 strong so we spent the evenings and days relaxing with some wine, and movies in between enjoying the nature (including the glow worms). You have made an absolute sanctuary and we can't wait to go back.
Kristova88 (Byron Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)
5 August 2017
This is the second time we have stayed at CCRR and we cannot recommend it highly enough! If you want get away for the most relaxing time, this is the place to go!
Mark, Stephan and the team make your stay absolutely amazing! Make sure your order the wonderful meals and just relax. Hiking around the property is a great way to enjoy your day. The lodge's are such that you can spend days here without seeing anyone one else yet you are not without the all of the modern conveniences! Stay and enjoy, we will be back again!
27 July 2017
We had a long weekend at CCRR and loved it, the submerged bath with the rainforest view was superb, provided bath salts as well is something many places miss but they didn't. The use of the small candles around made it cosy and the way the dinners are available to you to heat yourself is genius! We like having wines and eating later which this arrangement allowed us to warm our dinner whenever we wanted, without leaving the bungalow or having to deal with a restaurant. The dinners were great, loved all of them. We also had the picnic which was so well put together and a good choice of healthy options.
We did the long walk to the lookout which was knackered get on the way up (take water!) but the view was good and the exercise got the heart beating.
The team at CCRR are great, helpful, and lovely to deal with.
Would highly recommend. Wish our stay was longer :)
Tip – take a good stock of your own wine and stay in and relax!
Stewart A, Brisbane
25 July 2017
This was our second trip to CCRR and it did not disappoint! We absolutely love it here and were so happy to return. We stayed in the Numinbah Lodge again and it was just how we remembered it ... perfect.
Thanks to Mark and team for welcoming us back and for the bottle of Moët!
Already looking forward to coming back for a third time.
Vanessa C (Numinbah Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)
25 July 2017
From the moment we drove into the driveway, we felt like we'd escaped into paradise! It's absolutely perfect We had the best weekend of our lives!! Thankyou CCRR for every little detail you put into making our 25th wedding anniversary so special. This place is unbelievably beautiful and the romance is endless! Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer (or visit sooner!) but then again, we would never want to leave!! The food was amazing (even though a little too much!), the Cedar Lodge was gorgeous and a real slice of heaven deep in the rainforest. If you want a place to really connect with your partner and truly escape from the world then Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat ticks all the boxes ✅ ❤️
Sonia S (Cedar Lodge, the Luxury Rainforest Lodge)
15 July 2017
We spent a couple of nights here just relaxing and taking walks in the beautiful forest all around the retreat. It was sheer heaven to spend time in such a gorgeous outdoor environment, and then to unwind in the luxurious lodge. We didn't see or hear any other visitors during our stay, as we ate on our deck, read, ate the delicious meals overlooking rainforest or watched DVDs curled up on the sofa. Total bliss, worth every penny.
25 June 2017
Best accommodation ever. Secluded, private, sexy, spacious, spa, outdoor plunge pool, all set in a rainforest. Walk to the lookout was VERY strenuous (& we've done an ironman and consider ourselves reasonably fit!!). 2 nights is plenty but three would be good!!!
15 June 2017
Stayed here for Wedding Anniversary long weekend getaway. My husband booked Lamington Lodge overlooking rainforest mountain. Everything was superb! Accommodation outstanding, spacious, comfortable & beautifully designed. All meals divine, fireplace ready, dinner ready in fridge as organised. Rainforest breathtaking, interior & exterior lighting perfect as well as loads of candles. Totally Private top shelf No Work luxury getaway. Would return & recommend in a heartbeat.
Whitsunday5, Brisbane (Lamington Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)
10 June 2017
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.
sam_jetski_2, Sydney (Byron Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)
5 June 2017
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
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!
9 April 2017
My boyfriend thought he was clever and brought me up here as a surprise. This place is beautiful, loved the walks, glow worms and hammocks over the water. The weekend was topped off when my boyfriend proposed to me whilst surrounded by candles and roses with a beautiful dinner. We will definitely be back.
Sarah and Mark (Tamarind, a Creekside Spa Cabin)
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)
23 March 2017
We celebrated our five year wedding anniversary here and it did not dissapoint. Our lodge was amazing and our time here has been everything your website says it will be. We look forward to visiting again in the future.
Sarah and Daniel (Numinbah Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)
20 March 2017
Such a beautiful quiet blissful place. The food was amazing, the staff were lovely and the views are to die for. Our honeymoon was perfect.
Callum and Alyssa (Tamarind, a Creekside Spa Cabin)
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
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.
14 January 2017
Crystal Creek was even better than we had hoped and imagined. Kamala was wounderful accommodation and the view was spectacular. So wounderful to relax in the tree tops. We will be back.
Emma and Nathan (Kamala, a Rainforest Canopy Bungalow)
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
2 January 2017
Thank you for such a wounderful stay. This truly is a little slice of heaven up here and we hope to be another time. We loved the glow worms, creek and our beautiful lodge.
Lou and Jason (Numinbah Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)