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Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

Our Guestbook 2010

Our guests rave about our Retreat

29 December

Quandong was a heaven with daily forest walks, massage, candle lit dinners and baths, who could ask for more. Rain, Rain, Rain, was so beautiful. A very special place.

John and Juliana

23 December

We have really enjoyed a relaxing stay for our 20th wedding anniversary. Thank you to all your friendly staff for providing all we needed to enjoy such a special time. The bottle of Moet we certainly appreciated to help us celebrate in style! We did get out and about and explored the amazing property. Such a beautiful part of the world. Thank you again.

Ken and Michelle (Kamala)

22 December

To everybody here at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat. This has been so wonderful to be married here, together with our honeymoon. Cedar Lodge is just awesome, food is brilliant and your staff are great! Thank you so much, we look forward to coming back again and again.

Richard and Amanda (Cedar Lodge)

20 December

Thanks so much for making this place such a special and beautiful getaway! The bungalows are awesome and the beautiful bushwalks and creeks were so much fun. We had an amazing and unforgettable time here and we will be sure to come back and recommend Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat to our friends and family.

Jade and Daniel (Tamarind)

17 December

Thank you for a long overdue, but totally worth the wait, honeymoon! We had an amazing time, and loved every moment of our stay here. So truly romantic and unique.

Lindsey and Daniel (Quandong)

16 December

Thank you again for an amazing holiday! The beautiful surroundings and amazing bungalows still steal your breath! Your attention to detail with the little treats make it even more special. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Alisha and Sam (Kamala)

14 December

What an amazing location! The lodge is the perfect location for a honeymoon and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Thank you for the hospitality; the food and the 'surprises' were brilliant! Congrats on a very special place.

Sarah and Chery (Cedar Lodge)

13 December

Absolutely fantastic! We had a lovely 'mini' honeymoon within our Australian holiday. Food and scenery amazing. We will definitely return. Thank you.

Cat and Richard (Quandong)

12 December

A truly amazing and unforgettable experience, thank you for making our engagement a dream come true.

Michael and Liz (Satinash)

9 December

Amazing! We are just blown away by the beauty of this place! Simply incredible! Thank you.

Maizie and Travis (Tamarind)

4 December

We could not have selected a more perfect location for our honeymoon. The scenery, the food, the service, the tranquility! Everything was outstanding! We look forward to many more relaxing getaways at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat. Bring on those new lodges!!

John and Jana (Cedar Lodge)

2 December

The most beautiful place we have ever stayed! Such stunning rainforest, gorgeous accommodation, friendly staff, sumptuous food, free movies and coffees, free internet, all this adds up to a fantastic holiday space. The most precious thing is this land: a very special place and so wonderful to see it preserved in this way.

Carol and Louise (Tamarind)

28 November

A truly amazing place to relax, spa is excellent, beautiful rainforest walks especially the glow worms. Relaxation at its best and a great way to spend our 30th anniversary. We will definitely be back. Great hospitality as well.

Jeanette and Arthur (Kamala)

25 November

Thank you! Beautiful views, warm spa, relaxation at its best.

Damo and Ash (Kamala)

23 November

What an amazingly gorgeous spot! Beautiful glow worms at night. We loved the tasty Red Curry, Yum! We're so relaxed, what a great place.

Jeremy and Audrey (Pandorea)

23 November

Stunning place to spend part of our honeymoon! We both feel so relaxed.

Sarah and Jason (Booyong)

22 November

Thanks so much. This place is absolutely breathtaking. My partner of 6 years proposed to me on our stay and I couldn't have asked for anything more special, perfect or romantic. We will definitely be back.

Tim and Georgia (Pandorea)

22 December

We had an amazing experience at the retreat. We travel a lot, but this place is ultra special in eco tourism: absolute attention to detail, yet privacy, friendly staff if you want to see them, and a variety of quality food, massage, and wine options if you choose. I'll always remember the sound of the rushing creek as you sleep, the array of wild animals if you look, the lush rainforest surounding you in the bathroom, bedroom and all rooms. We were lucky to have a close encounter with the endangered red-eyed green tree frog on the verandah of our bungalow. The glow worms and luminescent mushrooms just 50 metres from our cabin was great. If you love wild rainforest, quiet, and earthy luxury then this is for you.

Louise and Carol


6 stars.

Food – incredible.

Private luxury cabins overlooking the rainforest, with attention to detail, make this an ideal couple's retreat. The cabins themselves have everything you need apart from a laundry. We arrived to a temptingly laid out array of tea candles, wine, chocolates, bathrobes and slippers, and leapt into the spa bath. Naturally it overlooks spotlit rainforest with floor to ceiling windows, and you dry yourself on heated towels.

Bushwalks – not just a stroll around someone's back garden – range from rambling to strenuous, with beautiful natural rockpools to cool off in afterwards.

The games room is very well stocked, free coffee, internet, insect repellent, walking sticks and mountain bikes.

The only downside was leaving.

beanie13 (via Trip Advisor)

13 December

WOW ... a truly amazing romantic experience and one that we will cherish forever.

A fabulous romantic and idyllic retreat that exceeded all expectations, we totally loved it and fell in love with CCRR and ourselves. Everything was perfect including all the little things that the retreat takes care of and provides. We had an absolutely fantastic time with total relaxation and glowing romance.

Our very special evening dinner with the roses, champagne, chocolates and the 100 tea lights was the perfect romantic setting within our cabin surrounded by the Crystal Creek rainforest.

The staff are very friendly and provide a very warm welcome to the retreat upon arrival. Thank you Mark and the CCRR team.

We do unreservedly recommend CCRR to those that want to have that perfect romantic getaway to build on, or to fall in love. We look forward to visiting CCRR again.

Mark and Sharon (via Trip Advisor)


This place was amazing, it is in the middle of the rainforest and even though there were other guests staying at the same time we never saw anyone except for the hosts. The hosts were perfect - friendly and approachable but gave us our privacy so we felt like the only people at the retreat. Our meals were delivered to us so we were able to relax and enjoy the peace of the rainforest.

We stayed in a Rainforest Canopy Bungalow (Booyong) and it was perfect - very modern and comfortable with special features being the i-Pod docking station with surround sound (including speakers and volume control in the bathroom), double spa bath including complimentary bath crystals and floor to ceiling glass walls to view the rainforest from. There are no curtains, but this doesn't matter as there is no one outside just the rainforest!

There is also a lot to do with many walking tracks, including one up to a stream with hammocks over the top for relaxing in. I didn't use the hammocks as they had spiders on them, but my husband loved it!

There is also a games room with table tennis, pool, hundreds of DVDs, board games and internet - all absolutely free!

All the little extra touches were great: a bottle of wine on arrival, candles throughout the room, little chocolates each day, picnic baskets packed for you, bath crystals and the hosts even gave us a free gift pack of homemade soap to take home with us.

All in all it is a great place for romance and getting away from the outside world for a few days. I would highly recommend this for any couples who want to spend some quality time together in a beautiful setting.

smwatts (via Trip Advisor)


We had a fantastic stay for our anniversary; food & friendly staff were just brilliant. I am completely happy that I chose CCRR after much online research. The bungalow was spacious, very comfortable and well presented. It was the extras like chocolates, sound system to the spa, candles very romantic and the DVD collection was amazing. Loved the rainforest walk, hammocks and rock pools, we will have to come back in summer and go for a dip. Thanks to Mark and the team, you have thought of everything and we will definitely be back in the future.

sez63 (via Trip Advisor)

12 November

We have had the most peaceful and relaxing start to our honeymoon. My husband owns his own business and rarely gets away, and from the moment we got here he's been so relaxed and not thinking about work. Everything has been amazing, the location, the bungalow with its amazing view and the plentiful food. We can't thank you enough.

Lisa and Indar (Kamala)

12 November

These 5 nights here were amazing. Exceeded our expectations and then some. I often found myself gazing outside at the almost 360 degree views of wilderness and was in awe. The lodge was flawless, the seclusion was gorgeous, and the rainforest/boundary walks sensational. Thank-you for having such a luxury retreat.

Emma and Melissa

12 November

We really enjoyed our stay. It's been so relaxing and peaceful. We really loved our beautiful view. The food was fantastic, there was so much of it too!! And it was all great quality. Away from everything and everyone!! Very few people seen during our stay which makes you feel like you are the only couple here.

Lisa and Indar (Kamala)

12 November

Amazing place, Quandong is just gorgeous to stay in; our favorite part of it is hearing the creek every second of the day, and being nestles amongst the wildlife. My angel asked me to marry him right near the lovely 400 year old fig tree at the "wedding site" I said yes of course!! All the spectacular creeks we enjoyed over and over. Love seeing such natural beauty! We shall be back!!

Jason and Leila

12 November

Absolutely gorgeous! Will shed a tear as we drive away. A luxurious retreat! We couldn't fault a single thing. Our lodge was amazing, from the heated deck pool to the spa bath looking into the forest, to the glass wall-to-wall windows – sheer luxury. A perfect way to start our honeymoon! Just beautiful!

Emma and Melissa

6 November

What a secluded haven – just what we were after – an opportunity to appreciate nature and each other away from our hectic city lives! We loved the design of our bungalow (Carabeen). Very romantic and hit the spot for our 15 year anniversary. We adore our 3 children but getting away to this spot is bliss.

Tina and Steve

5 November

Total peace and privacy! We loved the walking tracks and especially the hammocks, although getting on is not for the faint-hearted! It's just stunning here, very well thought out.

Garry and Wendy (Quandong)

2 November

Had a very relaxing time and enjoyed exploring the rainforest.

Craig and Kirsten (Quandong)

2 November

Boyfriend proposed and I said Yes! It was really nice what you did to our room. Thank-you and we will be back again soon.

Kane and Sam (Booyong)

31 October

Just incredible. Thank-you for making our little get-away one in a million. It's the extra special little touches that really make it. We hope to be back very soon. Absolutely love Satinash.

Kris and Deryn

31 October

2 nights was not enough! We wish we spent a whole week here! Such a fantastic escape. You really have thought of everything.

Liam and Megan (Quandong)

30 October

You have created a wonderful escape, and seem to have thought of every little detail to make a stay as fantastic as possible. A week here goes a very long way!

Richard and Gail (Pandorea)

21 October

We loved our stay here it was truly magical. It made our honeymoon. We will be recommending this to everyone. Thanks for your hospitality. We really loved it and will be back.

Tania and David (Booyong)

20 October

Thank-you to all the staff at CCRR. We thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon here. This place is one of a kind. We will most definitely be back!

Rick and Samantha (Cedar Lodge)

18 October

We had a wonderful time in a very special place . Very relaxing.

Catherine and Leon (Booyong)

17 October

What a fantastic spot to spend an anniversary. We enjoyed every second of it.

Ben and Carly (Pandorea)

7 October

We appreciated: having one remote control for the media, the champagne and chocolates for our honeymoon and ample lights, the fridge being larger than average, the heated towel rack, the lux texture bath robes, the slippers, the coffee machine in the guest room, good DVD selection, ipod docking station and sound system in bathroom.

Steven and Renda

7 October

A beautiful place to come and stay. Lovely walks, and a beautiful cabin with all you need. Even lovely to sit in the cabin and watch the rain.

Craig and Tracy

6 October

A wonderful place to get away from the city! So relaxing and fantastic hospitality! Thanks.

Mary and Tuan

3 October

What an enlightening experience! Thank-you for your wonderful hospitality.

Deb and Errol

27 September

Thank you for providing the perfect setting for our 20th wedding anniversary. We felt thoroughly spoilt!

Colleen and Matt

26 September

Thank you for helping us have the most amazing first wedding anniversary and babymoon. We had very understanding hosts. We will be back!!

P.S. It was so romantic and private, we never saw anyone else apart from reception. The full moon forest lit up at night from the bath was the best bath we have ever enjoyed. The little touches make it.

Susan and Simon

24 September

Thanks so much for creating the most wonderful retreat! It has been the best first week of our marriage! We look forward to coming back.

Steve and Katie

23 September

We had an amazing stay here. What a wonderful and romantic place to unwind and enjoy nature up close and personal. Would recommend Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat to every couple wanting that little something special.


21 September

We have had an amazing time. Such a beautiful place, full of surprises. The perfect place to get engaged. Thank-you for your hospitality.

Hayley and Ben

28 August

The most amazing three days of relaxation. Bungalows were fantastic. Friendly staff and service were brilliant, above and beyond what we could have expected. The best honeymoon we could have wished for, this was our second visit and definitely not the last!

Alasdair and Leia

28 August

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat has been the perfect start to our marriage! We love the secluded location, romantic fireplace and the beautiful surrounds (the glow worms are incredible!) Thanks for a wonderful time.

Mr and Mrs D

13 August

We could have stayed much longer, what a beautiful part of the world.

Lisa and Pete

5 August

We have had a fantastic stay. the retreat is so well set up, Pretty much everything has been thought of. We will definitely be back and will be recommending it to our friends.

Terry and Natalie

23 July

Every aspect about our stay was fantastic, way above any expectations we may have had. We look forward to staying at the retreat in the future.

Randy and Angela

1 May

Loved the privacy, seclusion, friendly hosts, amazing surrounds and walks, tranquility, lovely food. Thank you for finishing off our honeymoon perfectly... It was total luxury and we lapped it up!

Anna and Nathan

17 April

The place was magnificent! We were instantly relaxed as soon as we walked in the door. It really shows that you have put alot of love and effort into this place and that makes it all the more special. The food was to die for, the best food we have eaten! We also loved that you use local produce. What a fantastic way to start our married life together.

Patrick and Melissa

17 April

Thankyou for making our elopement wedding a memorable, stress free, beautiful experience! Leading up to our stay the communication was professional and helpful and accommodating. We fell in love with the retreat the minute we drove through the first creek! We will certainly be recommending the retreat to friends and family.

Sarah and Matt

15 March

Thank you so much! We had such a wonderful time and didnt want to come home. Will be recommending Crystal Creek to friends. Kind regards,

Ben and Jo

23 February

Lodge was immaculate, fantastic service. Thank you for a perfect start to our honeymoon!

Matt and Samantha

15 February

It's absolutely gorgeous here! The pool is a great treat!

Michael and Amy

12 February

The little extra touches such as the heated towel rails, candles, entertainment system and games room made it even more special. The food was excellent although a little too much for us to eat it all!

Steven and Rachel

3 January

Absolutely everything was perfect, attention to detail amazing. We are so impressed we will be raving forever. We might try a glass cottage next time, but we loved the whole ambience and privacy of this one.


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