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You can book a self-catering stay at Calabash Bay Lodge, or if you’re celebrating a special occasion, or just deserve a bit of pampering, we offer a range of indulgence packages to suit all occasions.

For a birthday or special anniversary, why not treat yourselves to a 3 course lunch or dinner served to table by a personal chef? Our Modern Australian Luxe or Michelin Star Magic packages will cater to your desires. If you want to go all out, select our Deluxe Degustation package with a Michelin star personal chef to cook you a 7 course degustation dinner with Sommelier matched wines on a night of your choice. If you’re organising a gourmet hen, or a weekend away with the girls, our Glam Girls package with house wine flight experience with a Hunter Valley sommelier is for you. Or if you’re a couple, our Luxe Lovers package includes the works – dinner, spa, massage – for the ultimate pampering.

We also cater for Corporate groups with our 1 Day Offsite and 2 Day Strategy Retreat packages.

Couples

Luxe Lovers

Treat your special someone with 2 nights exclusive use of Calabash Bay Lodge, including: a 3 course dinner with petit fours and lazy brunch cooked in house by our private chef, 2 hour luxury couples spa package including a 1 hour massage, and additional provisions for a continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, plus a cheese platter, sparkling wine, and a late checkout.

Price: from $1750 per person per stay, Monday to Thursday, or $2250 per person per Friday & Saturday stay, based on 2 guests.

Inclusions:

2 nights accommodation

Complimentary sparkling on arrival

3 course private chef dinner with petit fours

Lazy brunch with our in house private chef

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provisions

Cheese platter

Late checkout

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Calabash Self-Catering Package

Our Self-Catering Package offers exclusive private use of the fully self-contained property and includes up to 6 guests as standard. 2 additional adults/children and 2 infants can also be added. Calabash Bay Lodge boasts four beautifully-appointed bedrooms – including two king rooms that can be split into two singles, perfect for groups of family, friends or colleagues – all with access to balconies and water views, and 3 bathrooms, 2 being private ensuites with luxury amenities from REN and Li’Tya and another large bathroom with full bath and separate shower.

Calabash Bay Lodge’s interior-designed indoor and outdoor entertaining and lifestyle zones across three levels feature the best of Australian and international design from Coco Republic, Hub, Planet, and Cloth Fabric, and essential modern lifestyle and entertainment amenities, including complimentary high speed broadband WiFi, Samsung Smart TV with Foxtel Platinum HD TV Sonos wireless stereo system, Wii games console, and Apple TV media centre. There’s plenty of space for groups to come together for meals or activities, or to chill out and soak up the magical atmosphere in one of the many relaxation zones without being on top of each other, while couples will enjoy a gamut of cosy spots to curl up together.

Each self-catering stay comes with the following standard inclusions:

Price: From $625 per night Sun - Thurs, or $1125 Friday & Saturday

Inclusions:

Accommodation for 1-6 guests

Hentley Farm Sparkling Cuvee on arrival

Return boat transfers from Berowra Waters wharf on arrival and departure

Complimentary High Speed WiFi

Water Toys including a Guest Boat (no license required), Kayaks, Fishing rods

All linen, duvets & pillows - with 500 count organic cotton bed-linen, 100% Australian wool underlays for extra snugness and warmth, and luxurious oversized bath sheets

Luxury guest toiletries set from REN

Necessary little luxuries like bottled sparkling mineral water, coffee pods for use in our Nespresso machine & a selection of Twinings and T2 loose leaf teas

Optional Extra: 2 additional adults or children possible up to 8 max for additional $50 per person per night

Optional Extra: 2 additional infants accepted up to a max of 10. Infants up to 12 months stay free and includes cot & highchair.

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Families & Friends

Glam Girls Escape

Ladies, gather your girlfriends together to celebrate in the luxury of Calabash Bay Lodge. Whether you’re spoiling a hen with an elegant escape, celebrating a special birthday, or just getting the girls together for a fun weekend away, Calabash Bay Lodge is the perfect venue for glam girls to relax and indulge in style.

With our Glam Girls Escape, our experienced Sommelier Jo will guide you through a selection of eight wines during a truly memorable afternoon.

You’ll have the opportunity to sample sparkling, red, white and dessert wines in beautiful specialised glassware, be shown how to get the most enjoyment out of each style of wine, and learn about wine history and the evolution of wine etiquette and tradition. Jo will also teach you tips for choosing, serving and tasting wines, and best of all it will all happen in an environment as far removed from a classroom as you can imagine! Naturally, you also get to keep all the wines opened to enjoy during your stay.

Price: From $500 per person, minimum 6 guests

Inclusions:

2 nights accommodation

Complimentary sparkling on arrival

Wine flight afternoon experience with our sommelier, matched to delicious cheeses and chocolate, because, why not?

Arrival and departure transfers by private boat

Complimentary wifi

Optional extra: add a 3 course dinner by Calabash’s chef-in-residence.

Optional extra: Manipedis or Massages

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Modern Australian Luxe

Relax in the capable hands of personal chef Manuel Affarian from our partner Secret Dining as he prepares a 3 course lunch or dinner in house at Calabash Bay Lodge. Manuel specialises in modern Australian fare, and utilises local produce from the Hawkesbury region wherever possible.

Price: From $450 per person per stay Monday - Thursday, and $630 p.p Friday & Saturday, based on 6 guests.

Inclusions:

2 nights accommodation

Complimentary sparkling on arrival

3 course lunch or dinner at a day and time of your choice

Return boat transfers from Berowra Waters wharf

Complimentary wifi

Maximum 8 guests possible, $350 per additional guest.

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Deluxe Degustation

Experience an unparalleled dining experience during a two night stay at Calabash Bay Lodge, when a Michelin star quality private chef will prepare a 7 course degustation in house for you. A waitress will serve to table at your own private restaurant, and a sommelier will guide you through a pairing of eight wines and the history of wine, etiquette and traditions during a truly memorable evening. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage with the chef as they prepare the meal, learning special techniques and tricks, and all about the produce and suppliers, and the sommelier will keep you laughing and learning until the bottles are dry.

Price: from $775 per person Monday to Thursday, or $950 per person Friday & Saturday, based on 6 guests.

Inclusions:

2 nights accommodation

Complimentary sparkling on arrival

7 Course Michelin star personal chef lunch or dinner

Sommelier selected & served pairing of 8 wines

Return boat transfers from Berowra Waters wharf

Complimentary wifi

Late checkout

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Michelin Star Magic

We can organise an unparalleled in house dining experience, where a Michelin star restaurant trained personal chef from our partner At Your Table will prepare a 3 course lunch or dinner in house at Calabash Bay Lodge for you. The meal will be served to table as if you were at your own private restaurant. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage with the chef as they prepare the meal, learning special techniques and tricks, and about the produce and suppliers.

Price: From $550 per person per stay Monday - Thursday, and $730 p.p Friday & Saturday, based on 6 guests

Inclusions:

2 nights accommodation

Complimentary sparkling on arrival

3 course Michelin star personal chef lunch or dinner

Return boat transfers from Berowra Waters public wharf

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Corporate

Corporate 1 Day Offsite

Savour the exclusivity and privacy of a boat-access only retreat, only 1 hour from central Sydney, that’s perfect for corporate strategy sessions, creative workshops and board meetings. Calabash Bay Lodge’s unique natural surrounds are a wellspring for unlocking creativity and business insights.

Our 1 Day Offsite Package is perfect for a strategy workshop or creative retreat, from 8.30am to 5.30pm.

Facilities include an indoor/outdoor workshop space and dining room with capacity for 12, plus outdoor deck with seated capacity for 8. Indoor workshop space with capacity for 12, indoor dining room with capacity for 8. Multiple breakout spaces for 4-6 pax. Complimentary WiFi, Samsung HD SmartTV, AppleTV.

NB Available midweek only, Monday to Thursday.

Price: 6-8 guests $395 p.p, 9-12 guests $300 p.p.

Inclusions:

Full day catering package with private chef onsite, inclusive of:

Arrival tea & coffee

Morning tea

Working buffet lunch

Afternoon tea

Sundowners & fishing before departure

Complimentary WiFi

Return boat transfers from Berowra Waters wharf.

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Corporate 2 Day Strategy Retreat

Perfect for a board meeting or longer workshop, this 2 day package with an overnight stay includes a private chef dinner in house after your first day of meetings, for the optimal opportunity to relax and unwind after a successful day, and finishes up with a bbq lunch on the second day after a morning session.

Day 1 – 8.30am – 5.30pm, Dinner at 7pm.
Day 2 – 8.30am – 2pm, or 5.30pm for those needing more time.

Six people can be accommodated onsite at Calabash Bay Lodge (1 single with private ensuite, 1 twin share with private ensuite, 1 twin share & 1 single room with shared bathroom). Up to an additional 6 persons can be accommodated at nearby accommodation (2 single rooms with private ensuite, 2 singles & 1 twin share with shared bathroom).

NB Available midweek only, Monday to Thursday.

Price: 6 guests $700 p.p, 7-12 guests $850 p.p.

Inclusions:

1st day catering package with private chef onsite, inclusive of:

Arrival tea & coffee, morning tea, working buffet lunch, afternoon tea

Private chef 3 Course Dinner with petits four

2nd day catering package with private chef onsite, inclusive of:

Breakfast provisions, tea & coffee, morning tea, BBQ Lunch

One night's accommodation

Return boat transfers from Berowra Waters wharf.

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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