Embracing 2,000 acres of secluded land in the Southern Highlands is the lovely holiday destination that is River Island Nature Retreat. With its natural setting, friendly and professional staff, cozy accommodation and strategically-located amenities, your stay is definitely going to be pleasantly memorable. Whether you’re in for a lavish or economical outing, this haven can satisfy you.
Seated on the banks of the Wollondilly River, River Island Nature Retreat offers 4 kilometers of pristine waters where you can go sailing and kayaking or explore the countryside and observe animals in their natural habitat. Be mystified by the splendidly-colored Wombeyan Caves while an experienced tour guide explains how it was formed and be thrilled by the sight of the four largest birds of the Ratite family in Amber Park Emu & Ostrich.
Do you have a thing for old stuff? Feed your fascination by visiting the antique shops and art galleries where you can find finely-crafted ornaments and paintings by local artisans. If you want to see thousands of vibrant tulips attend the Bowral Tulip Time which happens from late September to early October.
Simmer down in the swimming pool with the kids during a day and talk about more solemn things with your fellow adults while in a heated noodle pool at night. Replenish the energy lost during the day’s adventures by having a BBQ or grab a pint of ice cream and some pastries from The Shop. End the day by nuzzling on the soft sheets in your luxury cabin or covered caravan. But if you really want to get close with nature, set a based on the camping site.