Explore Archive - Calabash Bay Lodge
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Make the most of your stay with a combination of active experiences and adventuring on both land and water.

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Explore our 200 million year old sandstone cliff lined waterways... More

Swim

Swim straight off the Lodge’s private pontoon... More

Beaches

Discover secret beaches by boat, perfect for a romantic waterfront picnic... More

Fish

Fish straight off our private pontoon on Calabash Point... More

Bushwalk

Bushwalk directly from the Lodge... More

Kayak

Explore the majestic sandstone cliffs by kayak... More

Boating

It’s great fun to zip around by boat and explore Calabash Bay... More

Ruins

Step back in time with an exploration of the eerie ruins... More

Aboriginal History

Discover rock art sites and middens... More

Cruise

Discover the Hawkesbury River by mail boat... More

Daytrips

Fancy a daytrip off the river?... More

Golf

If you must fit in a game during your stay... More

Thank you so much, we had an amazing girls' weekend. Beautiful home, decor, beds, and linens - everything was supplied and the attention to detail was appreciated. Manuel was so attentive, couldn't do enough for us. His food and catering was beautiful. Will definitely recommend to all.

Lisa & Friends, November 2015

What a magical place to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary! Beautiful views. Wonderful food. Lazy paddling. Leisurely boating. Serene nature walks. Manny does a tremendous job in making you feel pampered but not smothered. We have enjoyed every minute!

Bill & Heidi, March 2015

Three days were not enough. Just getting used to relaxing and it was over! Will need to come back soon - next time we will bring some friends to enjoy the tranquillity of the house and the scenery. Amazing time, thank you.

Lynette & Ken, October 2016

This was the best place to celebrate any 60th birthday! Fun times, fabulous food, fine wines and family. A special surprise of an engagement of my son and his long term partner just topped it all off! We'll be back.

The Rogan Family, September 2015

Calabash Bay Lodge is idyllic! We took full advantage of the kayaks, views, hammocks, eating areas... and did we mention the VIEWS?? We'd 100% recommend this place to others and look forward to our next visit.

Ashley & Family, January 2017

Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise with us. We loved it all, fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, relaxing, bushwalking, readying, eating and generally having a good time. Best House Ever!

Kylie-Ann & Family, April 2016

What an amazing spot! We had 8 ladies for a girl's trip away. We had fun taking out the boat, swimming, kayaking, & relaxing. The house is beautiful, we couldn't have asked for a better getaway.

The Newy Crew, November 2017

What can we say... Did we dance? Did we eat? Did we fish? Did we have fun? YES, YES, YES! Amazing location and a beautifully equipped house to enjoy everything. A very relaxing weekend.

Leigha & Friends, May 2015

What a beautiful place to celebrate our wedding at the Inn and a 60th birthday with family and friends. We laughed, swam, & caught fish from the pontoon. All in all magnificent.

David & Larissa, March 2016

You've done it! The impossible. Made a family who don't stop working - stop! Had a lovely time fishing, kayaking, eating, reading and watching movies. Spectacular setting. Thank you!

The Cato Family, November 2016

We had a wonderful three nights in this most beautiful of settings with our friends for my 65th birthday. Your lodge gave us everything we needed for maximum enjoyment.

Ken & Di & Friends, April 2016

Thanks so much we all had a fabulous time. The house and views are amazing and all the locals very friendly. Will definitely be recommending this place, and hope to come again.

The Pratt Family, November 2015

A great venue to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary with the entire family. We ate, drank, swam, fished, caught crabs, kayaked, and relaxed. Great memories made... Thank you.

The Gold Family, December 2015

Thanks for letting us stay in such an amazing place to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Everything was amazing - especially when Jesse proposed (and of course I said yes!)

Megan & Jesse, August 2016

My partner and I had a beautiful relaxing weekend away kayaking, boating and relaxing all weekend in the sun! Great place for families, friends and couples! Highly recommend it!

Nicholas S, December 2014

Just back from a top weekend at this first class property. Great location and a 5 star service from Manny. Very very relaxing. A perfect spot for those who also love bush walking.

Rick G, December 2014

What a wonderful way to bring in the New Year! Great weather, great friends, great house, amazing location! This was a special time for all of us. Thank you.

Kylie & Friends, January 2016

Calabash Bay Lodge has a beautiful view of the river and this Lodge is one of the finest I've stayed in. Everything is provided that a river holiday needs!

Vicki R & Family, January 2016

Wow!! What a wonderful weekend. Love this place. We have had such a great time sharing good food, good wine and great company in this beautiful setting.

Georgie & Friends, July 2014

Such an incredibly relaxing and peaceful place. The moment we stepped off the boat we felt the river take over and work its magic on us city slickers.

Clarissa & Ray, August 2015

What a great way to unwind and spend time with the family. Lovely house and location - we never realised this existed so close to Sydney.

Steve, Kelly, Eli & Zane, January 2015

We spent 3 lovely nights at your beautiful property. The place was perfect, catering to our every need. I only wish we could have stayed longer.

Jeff S & Family, January 2015

The Lodge's wonderful pontoon and the bay has allowed me to catch an array of fish - whiting, bream, flathead, eel, flounder and crab.

Vicki R & Family, January 2016

Congratulations on providing a beautiful property that caters to every whim - exceptional! We are taking wonderful memories with us.

Janise & Friends, April 2015

We spent a wonderful 3 days at this idyllic house. The property is stunning and the views are to die for. This place is relaxation at it's best.

Nicola, October 2013

Everything is provided that a river holiday needs. Even the extremes of weather are no bother, with airconditioning and Netflix!

Vicki R & Family, January 2016

We spent 3 lovely nights at your beautiful property. The place was perfect, catering to our every need. I wish we could have stayed longer.

Jeff S, January 2015

A highlight of any stay is sitting on the barbecue deck, glass of fizz in hand, gazing over the water and eucalyptus-clad cliffs beyond.

The Weekend Australian

We spent our time exploring the waters on the courtesy boat, fishing, walking, cooking and gazing at the amazing views. Hope to return soon.

Hobbsy, June 2014

My name is Harriet and I am 10 years old. I love this place so much. The sleep was perfect and I hope we come back too.

Harriet & Family, September 2015

There’s something special about gazing out at the misty Hawkesbury River and its stunning backdrop of eucalyptus-clad cliffs.

The Weekend Australian

Throw a line from the pontoon and there’s a good chance you’ll catch something for dinner - does it get any better than this?

The Weekend Australian

Calabash Bay truly is a beautiful spot... Many thanks for your efficient and friendly service, the whole experience was a pleasure.

Ray, November 2010

The Wow Factor! The house, the views. Had a fantastic stay, didn't want to leave this little piece of heaven!

Karen & Friends, March 2015

A beautiful place to celebrate joining the over 60's club. Thank you Manny and Calabash Bay Lodge!

Paula & Friends, December 2015

Thank you for sharing this magnificent house with us. It was the most wonderful surprise 50th I could have asked for!

Sandie, December 2014

Three days were not enough. Just getting used to relaxing and it was over! Amazing time. Thank you.

Lynette & Ken, October 2016

Kayaking to the nearby beach was splendid, and as relaxing as the boat trip around the Hawkesbury was exciting.

John L, June 2014

What a fantastic house and beautiful spot, the only sad thing was that we couldn't stay forever!

Drew & Di, May 2014

Had a great time, didn’t want to come home!  We will all have great memories of our time away together.

Eleanor, June 2013

It’s summertime (well, almost) and the living is easy for the highglam, low-fuss weekend traveller

Good Weekend Magazine

Thank you! Had a fab time! Very comfy couch and Peat's Bite was heaps of fun. xoxo

Coughran Family, November 2015

It was such an experience getting picked up by a boat and taken to this wonderful holiday home

Kerry, April 2014

It was a really lovely two whole nights away which seems like a wonderful dream now!

Annie, March 2013

We’ve found the perfect weekend escape – an idyllic lodge set on the Hawkesbury

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..it would be hard to go past the degustation cooked by your own private chef

Masterchef Magazine

A tranquil corner of paradise - tonic for the soul. Thank you!

Karen & Paul, September 2016

Another perfect stay in a tranquil paradise!

The Tregonning & McHugh Families, August 2015

From day one… we feel as through we’ve moored at our spiritual home

the (sydney) magazine

One of Sydney's hidden treasures and my favourite holiday destination.

Janet B, January 2015

Who knew that feeling so far away was possible so close to home?

Luxury Travel Magazine

What a place. Had an amazing honeymoon! Felt like royalty.

Kate, May 2015

The most relaxing holiday destination

Kerry, April 2014

1 word - amazing!

Daniel & Family, October 2016