Formerly part of a banana plantation, the property that is now Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat was purchased in 1988. Four years were spent planning, restoring and building the Retreat, which opened in 1992. Since then we have constructed a variety of different accommodation types on the property, the most recent being the Lamington, Tamborine and Byron Lodges which were completed in 2015.

Open all year round, Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is one of the prime destinations in the Tweed Valley, Coolangatta and their hinterlands attracting thousands of visitors annually. It has been the recipient of numerous international, national, state and regional awards including the Australian Tourism Award for Unique Accommodation, three international environmental tourism awards and 17 regional tourism awards.

We pride ourselves on creating a relaxed intimate and romantic atmosphere for every single guest we have the pleasure to host.

Read more about our location near Murwillumbah in New South Wales, just south of the Queensland border

Where we are

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is nestled in the Tweed Valley, just south of the New South Wales/Queensland border, surrounded on three sides by the world heritage-listed Numinbah Nature Reserve and Springbrook National Park.

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Our rainforest environment

The World Heritage-listed rainforests of our region are home to many rare and endangered plants and animal species – preserving them is of vital importance to us.

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See more about how we care for our pristine rainforest
See more about how we care for our pristine rainforest

Our rainforest environment

The World Heritage-listed rainforests of our region are home to many rare and endangered plants and animal species – preserving them is of vital importance to us.

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Read more about accessible accommodation in Tamarind, a Creekside Spa Cabin

Accessible accommodation

Tamarind makes wheelchair access easy. There are no steps to or within this single-level cabin; there are ample wheelchair clearances, and the kitchen is also convenient to use.

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FAQ

Everything you may have been asking yourself about our unique Retreat.

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Read our frequently asked questions
Read our frequently asked questions

FAQ

Everything you may have been asking yourself about our unique Retreat.

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Read about the beautiful furniture at the Retreat

Furniture by The Antiques Company

The Antiques Company manufactures high-quality, custom-made teak furniture in Bali. Its team of skilled workers draws on the knowledge of generations of Indonesian craftsmen, using both sustainably grown new teak wood and recycled teak.

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