Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, Australia

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is located at 201 Booka Road, Upper Crystal Creek via Murwillumbah in the Tweed Valley, just south of the New South Wales/Queensland border. It’s at the end of a valley and is surrounded on three sides by the world heritage-listed Numinbah Nature Reserve and Springbrook National Park.


From Distance Drive time
Murwillumbah 19km 20 min
Brisbane via Nerang > Chillingham > Numinbah 132km 140 min
Brisbane via Murwillumbah – Pacific Motorway 150km 135 min
Gold Coast Airport in Coolangatta 51.5km 50 min
Ballina Airport 96km 110 min
Byron Bay 71km 70 min

NB: GPS is not reliable in our rainforest area. Please do not use a GPS to get to Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat as it may well take you in the wrong direction!

Fly to Gold Coast Airport

Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly directly to the Gold Coast Airport in Coolangatta from all major Australian cities daily. The airport is just 50 minutes’ drive from the Retreat. Hire cars are available from Gold Coast Airport in Coolangatta. Choose from companies such as Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz.

Limousine transfers

We highly recommend Pavlos Tweed Valley Limousines for their reliability and friendly service. Pavlos offers a wide range of limousine services throughout the Tweed Shire area and from Lismore to the Gold Coast.

Accessing the Retreat during extreme wet weather

Our Retreat is easily accessible by any standard 2-wheel-drive vehicle. On the driveway along our property to the accommodation there are some creek crossings. All but a very small fraction of the time, these are very shallow. Because the Retreat is higher up in the valley, we are at the head waters of the creek, so even if there is heavy rain about, its effects can easily bypass us. Our rain catchment area is very small, so if our creek does rise, it drops again very quickly.

The vast majority of the time, even during heavy rain periods the retreat is safely accessible. During extreme weather the personal safety of our guests is of course of paramount importance to us, so if in doubt about access conditions prior to your stay, please ring ahead to check.

If you cannot get to the Retreat due to heavy rain causing flooded roads, we will offer you the option of a refund, or alternatively we can hold your deposit so you can re-book at a time suitable for you (ideally within six months). This way you will still have a wonderful rainforest escape to look forward to.