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The Gunyah Restaurant


The Gunyah (aboriginal for meeting place, or place of shelter) is the heart of the camp.


Designed by Sydney architects Nettleton Tribe , it is a unique space, built high off the ground to enjoy the sea breeze and a wonderful position amongst the tree tops.

In the warmer months the sliding doors open up for outdoor dining on the verandah, providing a bushy backdrop to candlelit meals and to observe the goings on of our resident possums, sugargliders and colourful birdlife.

In winter an open fire with cosy lounges is the perfect place to curl up on after dinner with a nightcap, perhaps swap a few travelling tales with other guests, or enjoy a game of cards.

The Gunyah is our dining room, reception and communal lounge and is also where you go for free Wi-Fi, and guests are welcome to help themselves to tea or coffee during the day (or for some, the middle of the night!). It also makes for a beautifully romantic wedding venue and inspirational space for small meetings and corporate retreats.

Our Sundowner deck is the perfect place to meet for a late afternoon drink, enjoy some tasty bar snacks and watch the changing light of the bush.

Bookings are essential. Please call in advance of your stay with us to make your dinner reservations. The Gunyah is fully licensed and does not allow BYO.

Camping was never so luxurious! From the friendly staff, curious possums, delightful night rain to kangaroos in the morning light- I could not imagine anything more wonderful!

Jessie & Ana, Santa Monica USA