Discover an old classic from our book library or devour the latest fashion or lifestyle magazine.
Don’t forget to focus on the important reasons why you’re away – to relax and let yourself reclaim your sense of contentment and peace. Chill out with a good book or magazine, watch a movie, or just savour the atmosphere waterside in our hanging pod, on the Brazilian hammock under the shade of our jacaranda tree, or our French striped deck chairs. Or spend the afternoon lazing on the B&B Italia day bed on the upstairs terrace, soaking up the magical atmosphere of life on the waterfront from above.
Do some morning yoga on the lawn or on the upstairs sun terrace
Watch a classic or new release movie on our extensive Apple media centre collection, or via Foxtel Platinum HD TV.
For a fine dining experience, plan to visit the Berowra Waters Inn during your stay. This degustation menu only restaurant is only a short boat trip downriver and like Calabash Bay Lodge, is water-access only. The Inn also provides complimentary boat transfers for Calabash Bay Lodge guests to and from the restaurant in their private punt. It also gives you the opportunity to enjoy the matched wines accompanying the degustation-only menu.
Dining at the Inn is a weekend only affair – with openings for lunch Friday through Sunday and dinner offered on Friday & Saturday nights. Lunch tables especially do book out several months in advance, so reservations in advance are essential and also recommended for dinner.
Peat’s Bite is a secluded riverside restaurant which like Calabash Bay Lodge, is accessible only by boat or seaplane. With its extensive views across to Bar Island and the Hawkesbury River conjunction with Berowra Creek, Peat’s Bite is an especially scenic spot to while away an afternoon, serving relaxed modern Australian fare in a tapas style degustation. Live music also entertains diners until it’s time to wend your way back onto the boat for the ride home. It’s been a home away from home for local boating types for many years – you never know who you might bump shoulders with at the bar! Peat’s Bite is open Saturday and Sunday for lunch only.
Peats Bite offer their own boat transport from Calabash Bay Lodge, which is an additional $35 per person return. While there is the extra expense of “getting there”, it’s quite the thrill and experience to travel by boat to a water-access only location.
At the Berowra Waters Marina, you’ll also find a café open for casual dining daytime only, the speciality is fish and chips being by the waterfront!
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.
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!
We would highly recommend Calabash Bay Lodge, what a wonderful peaceful place to spend the weekend! A special thank you to Manny from Secret Dining, his food was amazing from breakfast to lunch to an awesome private chef 3 course dinner.
A wonderful weekend with family to celebrate my 60th birthday. Everyone just loved the location and serenity. Thank you Manny for our delicious Secret Dining experience, it was so relaxing. Berowra Waters, we hope to be back.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
What a wonderful house and location to enjoy and celebrate my 60th birthday with family. Thank you Manny for a spectacular dinner party! We all look forward to returning in summer.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lodge's wonderful pontoon and the bay has allowed me to catch an array of fish - whiting, bream, flathead, eel, flounder and crab.
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.
Congratulations on providing a beautiful property that caters to every whim - exceptional! We are taking wonderful memories with us.
Everything is provided that a river holiday needs. Even the extremes of weather are no bother, with airconditioning and Netflix!
It has been an absolutely beautiful stay and we would definitely do it again. It’s wonderful that it’s so local yet so isolated.
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.
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.
We spent our time exploring the waters on the courtesy boat, fishing, walking, cooking and gazing at the amazing views. Hope to return soon.
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.
There’s something special about gazing out at the misty Hawkesbury River and its stunning backdrop of eucalyptus-clad cliffs.
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?
Calabash Bay truly is a beautiful spot... Many thanks for your efficient and friendly service, the whole experience was a pleasure.
The Wow Factor! The house, the views. Had a fantastic stay, didn't want to leave this little piece of heaven!
Thank you for sharing this magnificent house with us. It was the most wonderful surprise 50th I could have asked for!
A beautiful place to celebrate joining the over 60's club. Thank you Manny and Calabash Bay Lodge!
Three days were not enough. Just getting used to relaxing and it was over! Amazing time. Thank you.
Kayaking to the nearby beach was splendid, and as relaxing as the boat trip around the Hawkesbury was exciting.
Had a great time, didn’t want to come home! We will all have great memories of our time away together.
It’s summertime (well, almost) and the living is easy for the highglam, low-fuss weekend traveller
What a fantastic house and beautiful spot, the only sad thing was that we couldn't stay forever!
Thank you! Had a fab time! Very comfy couch and Peat's Bite was heaps of fun. xoxo
It was such an experience getting picked up by a boat and taken to this wonderful holiday home
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We’ve found the perfect weekend escape – an idyllic lodge set on the Hawkesbury
It was a really lovely two whole nights away which seems like a wonderful dream now!
..it would be hard to go past the degustation cooked by your own private chef
A tranquil corner of paradise - tonic for the soul. Thank you!
Another perfect stay in a tranquil paradise!
From day one… we feel as through we’ve moored at our spiritual home
One of Sydney's hidden treasures and my favourite holiday destination.
Who knew that feeling so far away was possible so close to home?
What a place. Had an amazing honeymoon! Felt like royalty.
The most relaxing holiday destination
1 word - amazing!