Half price winter warmers at luxury stays Calabash Bay and Crane Lodges

Half price winter warmers at luxury stays Calabash Bay and Crane Lodges
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Wild Luxury has released its off-peak rates for winter, with stays at Calabash Bay Lodge and Crane Lodge discounted by almost half price for a limited time.

    Nightly rates at Wild Luxury’s Palm Beach eco retreat, Crane Lodge, are reduced to $1144 for a seven-night stay (48% off the $2200 nightly regular rack rate) or $1760 per night for a two-night stay including weekends, inclusive of a 20% low season discount. Available until July 31.

    Nestled among endangered spotted gums high above Pittwater on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Crane Lodge is a luxurious ‘tree house’ that blends natural beauty with bespoke design. The exclusive-use lodge delivers an escape of the highest standard, from its stunning interiors featuring striking artwork and superb design to its lush, landscaped gardens which offer a forest bathing experience that immerses guests in the tranquility of nature. The lodge features five large bedrooms, spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, a heated swimming ‘rock pool’, cedar hot tub and a fire pit with views across the treetops.

    Crane Lodge. Image: Michael Wee

    During the winter sale, nightly rates at Hawkesbury River luxury lodge, Calabash Bay Lodge, start from $780* for a seven-night stay (a 48% discount on the $1500 nightly regular rack rate) or $1200* per night for a two-night stay including weekends, a 20% reduction.

    The Ultimate Hawkesbury Pearler’s Package is also reduced by $100 per person (saving $600) bringing the total package price down to $5580. The package includes two nights at Calabash Bay Lodge for six guests ($930* per person) with use of the lodge’s guest boat, kayaks, paddleboards and fishing rods; a four-hour private boat tour with Broken Bay Pearl Farm; a three-course private chef meal at the lodge; and a bottle of Oakridge sparkling on arrival. Add two additional guests for an extra $320 per person per stay, reduced from $520.

    The views from Calabash Bay Lodge. Image: Krista Eppelstun

    The views from Calabash Bay Lodge. Image: Krista Eppelstun

    Flanked by National Parks and surrounded by ancient sandstone, Calabash Bay Lodge is only accessible by water offering the ultimate wild luxury experience on the Hawkesbury River. All four bedrooms and living areas look out to the riverfront and there is ample space to relax and recharge by the bioethanol fireplace, in the luxurious daybed or in one of the hanging chairs. Calabash guests can opt to stay in and soak up the surroundings with an optional on-site chef, masseuse or yoga teacher, or explore the river using the lodge’s boat, kayaks or stand-up paddleboards.

    Stays subject to availability, conditions apply. Minimum two-night stay; three nights on public holiday long weekends and during NSW school holidays, and five nights during peak seasons.

    Crane Lodge living room. Image: Michael Wee

    Crane Lodge living room. Image: Michael Wee

    Feature image: Crane Lodge firepit. Picture Michael Wee.

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