Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is in the rainforest hinterland of Northern New South Wales

Just south of the NSW/Queensland border the Retreat is secluded in the rainforest where the Tweed Valley ends, and the mountains begin. The 250-acre private estate is protected on three sides by the world heritage-listed Numinbah Nature Reserve and Springbrook National Park at 201 Booka Road, Upper Crystal Creek via Murwillumbah.

Fly into Gold Coast Airport

The Gold Coast Airport now hosts flights from 20 Australian urban and regional locations, and six internationals.

In Australia, adding to Qantas, Virgin and Jetstar are now the award-winning services of Rex Airlines from Melbourne and Sydney, and the new Bonza flights direct from numerous regional centres.

Your luxury escape can begin at the airport, our Private Driver service will greet you, assist with your luggage, and ensure your relaxed arrival at the retreat. We are located a pleasant 50-minute country drive from the airport. Our driver can also pick you up from another location to suit your itinerary.

If you prefer to self-drive, choose a rental car from Avis, Hertz, Budget, Sixt or Europcar.

Driving distances

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

Accessing the Retreat during very wet weather

The Retreat is easily accessible by any standard vehicle however our entry does feature some shallow creek crossings, these are generally not adversely affected by rainfall.

Our access is only occasionally impacted by heavy rain and then only for a very short time. In these instances, we will be in communication with our guests and advise our temporary access arrangements. Please call ahead at any time to discuss any rainfall access concerns.