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Calabash Bay Lodge is surrounded by pristine eucalypt bushland and the ancient sandstone cliffs fronting onto the Hawkesbury River at Berowra Waters. With two national parks on either side of our riverfront location, the Ku’ring-gai Chase and Marramarra, Calabash Bay Lodge offers an unparalleled eco-luxury escape perfect for weekend getaways from Sydney, as well as romantic luxury couples retreats in celebration of honeymoons or babymoons, or just because, plus family holidays, health and wellness retreats. Calabash Bay Lodge is also a unique and inspiring venue for a corporate retreat, team reward, strategy workshop.

Indulge with an all-inclusive Ultimate Indulgence package, where our chef-in-residence will cater for your every culinary whim while you relax and unwind. Combine with the ultimate method of arrival – flying in by scenic seaplane flight from Rose Bay or Palm Beach directly to our private jetty.

Situated on the absolute waterfront, with it’s own private boat jetty, Calabash Bay Lodge offers north-facing floor to ceiling views from every room to a 4km sweep of riverfront. You’ll have the deepest and most refreshing sleep in our four beautifully-appointed bedrooms – including two king rooms that can be split into two singles 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.

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 wireless broadband, Samsung HD SmartTV, 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.

Being sustainable in our activities and protecting the environment is something we take seriously. Calabash Bay Lodge is eco-friendly, running on 50% Greenpower energy, a septic waste system and is cleaned with chemical and phosphate free products, so as to have the lowest footprint on our pristine natural surrounds. We work with local businesses in our community and preference Australian suppliers wherever possible.

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The Down Low

When you book Calabash Bay Lodge you will have exclusive rental of the whole Lodge, as we only permit one group at a time. You can book one of our all-inclusive packages or just a self-catering stay.

Discover our Standard Inclusions with every stay.

Learn about our Facilities in detail.

Enhance your experience by booking an Indulgence Package or other Additional Services on prior request.

Review our Frequently-Asked Questions.

Calabash Bay Lodge offers a total eco-luxury experience, not just a room to check into.

Inclusions with every stay

  • Sparkling wine on arrival
  • One arrival and one departure transfer by boat to Calabash Bay Lodge from Berowra Waters public wharf
  • 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
  • Complimentary wireless internet access
  • Necessary little luxuries like bottled sparkling mineral water, Lavazza coffee capsules for use in our espresso machine & a selection of Twinings and T2 loose leaf teas
  • Use of our runabout boat for exploring the river – no boat license required


  • Fully equipped entertainer’s kitchen with double oven and dishwasher
  • Large Weber Q barbecue on entertaining deck
  • High speed wireless internet & iPad and computer access on a complimentary basis
  • Samsung 2013 Smart TV
  • Platinum Foxtel HD TV
  • Nintendo Wii games console
  • Sonos wireless speaker system
  • Apple media centre with extensive classic and new release movie library
  • Integrated hifi stereo system with iPod dock
  • Greenpower fuelled reverse cycle air-conditioning/heating on both entertaining and sleeping levels
  • Open log fire with firewood provisions in winter only
  • Board games, backgammon and a French Boules set
  • Picnic rugs and a hamper to accompany a day’s exploring
  • A Brazilian hammock to fall asleep in
  • French striped deck chairs
  • Outdoor lounging in our hanging pod chair
  • B&B Italia day bed for relaxing on our sun terrace
  • Library collection & latest magazines
  • Private moorings at our jetty, accommodating 2 additional boats up to 6m
  • Deepwater mooring for large vessels cruising in from Sydney Harbour or Broken Bay
  • One tandem and two single kayaks with comfortable seat-back pads
  • Use of our runabout boat for exploring the river – with automatic key start, weather-proof bimini, full tank of fuel included, seating up to 4 persons
  • Fishing rods to try your luck at a catch
  • Direct access to bushwalks

Services on Request

  • Private chef gourmet in house dining
  • Gourmet catering
  • Spa & Massage Therapies
  • Babysitter
  • Seaplane flights direct to property from Rose Bay and Palm Beach
  • Security undercover car & trailer parking can be arranged for a daily fee with Berowra Waters marina

Before your stay

We will contact you to reconfirm your arrival time to arrange your boat transfer from the Berowra Waters public wharf. We’ll also send you a Welcome Pack that contains: a personalised itinerary, detailed access information including driving maps and directions, and instructions on where to park and how to meet us for your arrival water taxi transfer, plus tips on what you’ll need to pack and leave behind – making the life of the holiday coordinator that little bit easier!


Still have questions? Review our Frequently-Asked Questions.