Country Accommodation - Reconnect With Nature In Kangaroo Valley
Glorious gardens, gentle green meadows, wistful water landscapes and conservation areas make Crystal Creek Meadows Country Accommodation nature at its loveliest. This tranquil country retreat is surrounded by magnificent views of Kangaroo Valley's mountains with lush green forests and golden sandstone escarpments that provide a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty.
You Can Escape...
Discover the National Trust listed landscape of Kangaroo Valley and experience Australian Tourism Award winning hospitality in luxury self catering holiday accommodation. Your luxury eco cottage is set in its own private landscaped garden area. With only four cottages on the 16 acre property all guests experience a true sense of peace and tranquillity.
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From your cottage you can explore one of the largest private gardens in the South Coast and enjoy magnificent birdlife and native animals.
Meet the Very Free Range Chickens
Through the gardens catch site of our lovely chickens who like to wander the gardens as much as our guests. If you have a tasty snack they’ll be delighted to meet you. In the mornings discover their warm fresh eggs in the coop (just arrange with Sophie about collecting the eggs).
Crystal Creek Meadows Gardens and Grounds
Stroll through delightful country gardens and enjoy the fresh, clear air as you discover exotic gardens with roses, an aromatherapy garden, edible garden, orchard and extensive native gardens with lemon scented Tea Tree and Peppermint Eucalyptus. There are shade archways, an ornamental old stock yard and sweeping lawns.
Everywhere you turn you will be surprised by the charm of a fresh and inviting scene, discover lily strewn ponds and a bird sanctuary with a backdrop of neighbouring farm paddocks dotted with grazing cows. You might even spot a resident tortoise, frogchida, frogs and ducks waddling up the lane.
Summerhouse & Swamp Hen Pond
Designed so you can take in the majestic sandstone escarpments while reclining in the summerhouse or cooking at the BBQ. It’s a perfect location for bird watching. The little island has been home for several generations of Swamp Hens, you may see Black Pacific Ducks and White Faced Herons enjoying the cool waters of the pond. Around the water’s edge in amongst the grasses you'll even see Willy Wagtails. A perfect place to end the day.
Wedding Marquee Lawn
Surrounded by crab apple and plum trees this spacious lawn provides 360 degree views of the escarpments and rainforest. With a path leading down to the creek this is a wonderful location for a marquee or gazebo style cocktail reception.
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Crystal Creek Meadows recognises that the original exotic gardens are not in harmony with the need to protect Australia’s unique biodiversity. For this reason they have dedicated the majority of the
property to the rehabilitation of the original cleared land for cattle grazing and the regeneration of wetlands. The results are now a wonderland for you to enjoy as the Australian wildlife has returned.
Where there was cleared land now there are native trees and nectar shrubs with kookaburra and Willie Wagtails (more about birdlife and wildlife below). Where there was a drainage ditch there now are ponds and plenty of frogs to hear and swamp hens to see.
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The night sky displays the amazing Milky Way and the Southern Hemisphere's stars in a clarity you simply can not see in the cities. And made all the more breathtaking with the aid of binoculars provided by your hosts.
Children's Nature Trail & the threatened Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby
A carefully designed walk lets children discover the habitat of some of our local wildlife who live on our property. There is also a discovery project that lets them learn more about our local endangered Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby.
Birdlife & Wildlife at Crystal Creek Meadows
Australian birdlife is prolific at Crystal Creek Meadows Country Accommodation, giving pleasure to those relaxing and serious bird watching opportunities.
These are some of the birds and animals you can see at Crystal Creek Meadows; Gang Gang Cockatoo (threatened), Powerful Owl (threatened), King Parrot, Crimson Rosella, Australian Magpie, Pacific Black Duck, Wood Duck, Satin Bowerbird, Willie Wagtail, Kookaburra, Grey Butcherbird, Australian Raven, Magpie - Lark, Yellow Tornbill, Red-browed Firetail, Golden, Whistler, Grey Shrike-thrush, White-throated Treecreeper, Superb Fairy-wren, Pied Currawong, Brown Thornbill, Australian Kestrel, Noisy Miner, Grey Fantail, While-faced Heron, Royal Spoonbill, Kingfisher.
Sometimes high up you can see a pair of Wedge Tailed Eagles. When taking trips down the river you can also see the Ocean Eagle swooping overhead - exhilarating.
We also have the Common Wombats, Blue Tongued Lizard, Eastern Common Froglet, Dwarf Green Tree Frog, Whistling Tree Frog, Goanna, Echidna, and Platypus.
Find out more about the Activities you can enjoy on the farm property when you stay at Crystal Creek Meadows.