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Ben Ricketts Environmental Preserve

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Ben Ricketts Environmental Preserve offers three self contained cabins surrounded by the rainforest of Jamberoo Mountain. Each cabin sleeps from 4-7 people and can be booked separately or together.

**Please note that prices quoted on Stayz are for single cabins only.**

Be woken up by lyrebirds and spend the day enjoying the rainforest, creeks, glades and open paddocks. Ben Ricketts is home to echidnas, wombats, swamp wallabies, greater gliders and a great variety of birds. Listen to the lyrebirds, bowerbirds, catbirds, whipbirds, kookaburras and sugar gliders.

The cabin accommodation at Ben Ricketts is surrounded by abundant bird and animal life. Sitting on the deck of one of the cabins is a great place to watch the birds and listen to the frogs as the sun goes down behind the mountain.

Children are welcome, with plenty of open space for them to play, friendly sheep to meet, and lots of nature to discover. There are marked walking trails on the property that start close to the cabins.

There are three self-catering cabins at Ben Ricketts, each with a fully equipped kitchen, shower facilities, a slow combustion wood heater and an electric heater. All beds have pillows, blankets and doonas. You need to bring your own sheets, pillowslips, towels, personal needs, indoor and outdoor footwear, torch and food. The cabins are a smoke-free zone and pets are not permitted.

We have three separate cabins to choose from.

Cabin 1 "Wombat": Sleeps 6 - four single bunks and a queen sofa bed

Cabin 1 is a comfortable cabin with a lovely open view from the deck, stretching out to Jamberoo valley in the distance. It sleeps six, with four single bunks and a queen sofa bed in the main living area.

Cabin 2 "Lyrebird": Sleeps 7 - five single bunks (2 in a separate room) and a queen sofa bed

Cabin 2 is the largest of the three cabins and would suit a family. It sleeps seven, with three single bunks and a queen sofa bed in the main living area, and a small separate room with two single bunks.

Cabin 3 "Sugar Glider": Sleeps 4 - two single bunks and a queen sofa bed

Cabin 3 is the smallest (and cutest) of the three cabins. In the wintertime it’s very cosy, and in summer the deck is a lovely place to relax and enjoy an evening drink. It sleeps four, with two single bunks and a queen sofa bed in the main living area.

There is plenty to do in the nearby area.

The property is two hours south of Sydney on the Illawarra escarpment, 8 km west of Jamberoo Village. The cabins are in close proximity to the coast and the Southern Highlands, well known areas for great beaches, festivals, markets, arts and crafts and fine dining. Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, Budderoo National Park, Gerringong Falls, Carrington Falls and Minnamurra Rainforest are ideal bushwalking destinations nearby.

Walks on Ben Ricketts There are several marked walking tracks on the property which pass through rainforest and very tall eucalypts, untouched creeks, and a waterfall, offering opportunities to see the rich variety of native plants and animals

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve There are a variety of walks at this Nature Reserve including the Griffiths Trail, an 8km loop taking in the Natural Stone Bridge and the IIllawarra Lookout.

Carrington Falls has walking tracks to lookouts with spectacular views of the Upper Kangaroo Valley. Nellies Glen swimming hole in close proximity to the falls is a great place to cool off on a hot day

Minnamurra Rainforest offers accessible and easy walks through spectacular rainforest terrain, restaurant facilities and National Parks Visitors Centre

Beaches There are several popular beaches at coastal town of Kiama approximately 20 minutes drive from Ben Ricketts.

Jamberoo Recreation Park a great place for the family is a short drive from Ben Ricketts.

Illawarra Fly, a spectacular treetop walk, is a few minutes up the road.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Kiama, Australia

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 12 large double bed
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests


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Ben Ricketts Environmental Preserve
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Relaxing mountain retreat

  • 4 of 5

We loved our time in cabin 1. Rustic and simple but with everything we needed and a lovely renovated bathroom. In such an idyllic setting, it was a perfect escape from the city. We received a very warm welcome from our hosts and the kids loved encounters with local wildlife including the resident sheep. We hope to come back again soon and keep exploring surrounding waterfalls and bushwalks.

  • Review Submitted: 18/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sussex Inlet, New South Wales, Australia

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Best place on the kid south coast

Great rooms in prime locations

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Minnamurra Rainforest, Kiama


Rates & Availability

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 6 guests. Property has 14 beds and can sleep a maximum 17 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Cleaning fee: $30 per stay

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