Bawley Bush Retreat
101 Willinga Rd,
Bawley Point NSW 2539

Tel: +61 2 6100 4743

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Bawley Bush Retreat is set in a forest of burrawang ferns and spotted gums adjacent to Willinga Lake on the South Coast of NSW. All our cottages have been constructed in accordance with sustainable building, water and waste practices. Care is taken to ensure our vistas, sweeping lawns, bushwalks and camping glade are well maintained. All  cottages are self-contained, have high quality linen, dishwashers, wood fires and BBQ's.  Our cottages and on site van accommodate up to 45 people with an option for an additional 40 guests in the camping glade.

Introducing our accommodation options

Kookaburra Cottage

Kookaburra Cottage is large and homely with exposed Australian hardwood timber, clad in compressed earth bricks, tiled floors and fully insulated and air-conditioned upstairs with a beautiful view over the adjacent dam.

Kookaburra has 2 king sized bedrooms upstairs, one downstairs and 1 small bedroom with 2 singles. Up to 12 people can be comfortably accommodated through fold out beds in the bedrooms and living room. Bathrooms are downstairs.

Note-Kookaburra is not suitable for children due to the immediate access to the dam.

Chefs   Cottage

Chefs Cottage is an earth brick, hand-finished cottage with a loft and cathedral roof. The high ceilings and extensive use of natural materials impart a comfortable, rustic ambience. Chefs has a kingsized-bedroom upstairs and a queen-sized bedroom and bathroom downstairs. All of our king beds can be unzipped to make singles. So a total of 3 couples or 1 couple in the queen room and up to 4 singles elsewhere can be comfortably accommodated. 


The kitchen has an island preparation bench, crockery, cutlery and glasses for a party of 10. Dining can be inside or outside on the deck overlooking the forest.  There is also an additional outdoor shower and bath.

Cormorant &

The Seabird Apartments

The Cormorant and Oystercatcher Apartments overlook the sweeping lawn down to Lake Willinga. Each apartment is completely self-contained, with the living area and kitchenette downstairs, bathroom on the mezzanine-level and a large sleeping area in the loft upstairs. The apartments can be interconnected and accessed by opening the fire-doors between them.

Cafe Cottage 

Café is a 4 bedroom cottage and with the with a caterers kitchen fully set up to cater for up to 120 guests. The cottage is connected to the Cockatoo function room via a breezeway.


The cottage has a large sitting room and dining rooms which open onto the wide shaded veranda. There are two large bedroom and bathroom and additional toilet/shower room downstairs and two large bedrooms upstairs. All the rooms and spaces are generous and with the use of fold up beds can accommodate up to 13 people.

This cottage is completely stand alone and private however works well as the hub of activity before, during and after your event.



Wattlebird is a charming 2-level bush cottage with sitting area, kitchenette and bathroom downstairs and sleeping loft upstairs.


It is set amongst the Burrawang cycads with a BBQ and seating on the front porch, a second porch to the north with car parking space right beside. It is set up for two and can comfortably accommodate up to 4 people using fold up beds.


ombat Caravan 

Wombat is our fully self-contained 23ft expander caravan with annex located near the centre of the property. It has a private northerly aspect which overlooks the forest with its own BBQ, outdoor dining and cosy lounging area provided by the annex.

A spacious feel is created in the van by its 2 slide-out walls allowing for a full queen sized bed and a sitting/dining area, kitchenette and bathroom with separate toilet and shower. As with all accommodation options, linen is included.