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Natalie Gruzlewski, host of 'Getaway' and 'Farmer Wants a Wife'Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is definitely a favourite getaway of mine to immerse myself in pure luxury in the middle of the rainforest. Nestled at the base of the spectacular Springbrook Mountain National Park, CCRR is a unique luxury experience like no other. From lush tropical rainforest and tranquil waterfalls that surround your private Luxury Mountain View Lodge to the incredible attention to detail and first class service by hosts Mark and Bronny, a weekend at CCRR is not to be missed.

– Natalie Gruzlewski, host of 'Getaway' and 'Farmer Wants a Wife', July 2013

 

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 4 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorLovely getaway

My partner and I stayed in the Springbrook Mountain Lodge in June. It was really lovely, heated floor in the bathroom and heated towel racks (which was great for winter). The place was extremely clean and well kept.. The walking tracks are really pretty, however there is heaps of leeches up there! So make sure you put some spray on before you go up. During the time we were there, there was quite a bit of construction going on quite close to the lodge. It woke us up one morning which was a little annoying. Other than the noise and the leeches, it was a very enjoyable trip, the drive up there was beautiful as well. I'd definitely recommend this place.

– Ashie2013

June 2015

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorABSOLUTELY AMAZING

My husband and I spent a couple of nights here for our last anniversary and it was absolutely amazing. We were treated to yummy breakfast hampers and a dinner with wine that was awesome. Room is first class and is completely stunning, double sided fireplace and candles everywhere. The heated plunge pool with deck was outstanding. Amenities were great (huge range of DVD's to borrow). The service was the best we've had in ages Mark goes out of his way to give you the best possible accommodation experience you can have, with all the little extras making it a highly memorable experience. I would recommend Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat to anyone who really values great accommodation and service in a gorgeous environment.

Room Tip: Go the Cedar Lodge it's stunning and the heated plunge pool a massive bonus!!

– Danski_1

June 2015

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorRelaxation in Luxury

My wife and I spent a weekend in June 2015 staying in the Springbrook Lodge at CCRR. Whilst you pay a premium price for the experience, we were thrilled with our stay. We have 2 young children and it was the first time in a while that we had time away for just the 2 of us. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful setting and lodge experience.

The drive from Murwillumbah to the Retreat is a beautiful 20min drive. We were blown away by the beautiful scenery as you near the location of the Retreat.

The lodge we stayed in was large, well laid out and luxurious. You would do well to live in something like it. 2 nights worth of firewood was provided in the lodge. We self-catered for food. We dropped into the IGA on the way through town and bought supplies. There was full cooking facilities and crockery utensils etc and a BBQ on the deck. We used them all during the stay with no issues at all.

The only disappointment for us was the plunge pool in our lodge whilst being heated, was solar heated and frankly still far too cold to swim in during winter. That didn't really impact our stay but is worth noting in case it is important to others.

We did a rainforest walk which was great. Had a quick game of ping pong in the games room after the walk but otherwise enjoyed wine, nibbles etc by the fire and generally fully relaxed for our stay.

In short, very highly recommend.

– Shane_Qld_Aus

8 June 2015

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorAbsolute bliss

We stayed here for our honeymoon in the Creekside Spa Cabin. Beautiful setting surrounded by rainforest. Meals were delicious and very filling so worth it. Staff were helpful and very friendly. Next time we plan to stay in the mountain lodge.

June 2015

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorRelaxing Getaway!This reviewer gave us 4 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor

We stayed for three nights in a [Creekside Spa Cabin, which] was really nice and an excellent spa. We ordered the delicious dinners, a picnic hamper and breakfast one morning. Whilst the food was good, I didn't feel the price was justified especially when you had to make the bacon and eggs yourself for nearly $40! However, the hammocks were beautiful and we had a great picnic in the orchard. The staff were very friendly and made a huge effort to make us feel welcome. It is definitely very private as we didn't really run into anyone else the whole time we were there. All I would say is bring your own bacon and eggs and perhaps some sandwich food as it can get expensive when buying the meals there.

– Kelly P

27 May 2015

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorBeautiful and Romantic

My new husband and I stayed in the mountain view lodge for a week on our honeymoon and we couldn't fault it. The accommodation was so stunning and so beautifully set out. The food was delicious and our massages that were included in our package were divine. We loved the scenery and the wildlife, especially when its right at your front door!! There were many surprises along the way and we really did love this place!! Couldn't of had a better honeymoon!!

– Kylie T

10 May 2015

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorRelaxing Getaway! This reviewer gave us 4 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorTotal relaxation - let them cater for you!!!! The food is divine!

We stayed in Cedar Lodge for three nights over Easter. We only brought snacks and had CCRR cater for us for every breakfast, two lunch hampers and three dinners. This was totally worth it. The food was plentiful and divine. Tea light candles in abundance, making for a beautiful ambience for our entire stay.

The lodge is totally beautiful too - we hardly got out of the heated pool - and being that the Cedar Lodge is the most secluded accommodation at the resort, we were able to crank the music up and swim in the pool until midnight.

We only went to the games room once, when we first arrived to pick a movie - and the range is incredible. I can see people might spend some time here if they weren't in a lodge with their own pool, but we didn't - the lodge is just too nice.

We did the Rainforest Walk - but beware of the leeches. We didn't realise we had them on us until we arrived back at the lodge - eight in all between two of us. We never saw the glowworms either - we couldn't leave that damn pool! Except to go to Natural Bridge - just 19klms up the road.

We would definitely go back. Great place to relax.

26 April 2015

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorRomantic setting

We stayed recently for two nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we couldnt have asked for a more fantastic place.

It exceeded our expectations. We stayed in the Tamarind Bungalow. Fireplace and spa bath were fantastic. Comfy bedding. The kitchen has everything you need. We took our own but did the bacon and eggs breakfast which was enough for the two days for us.

We did the rainforest walk when it stopped raining. We didnt get to see the glowrooms unfortunately but that was our fault as we were lazy and it rained.

Place was perfect can't wait to come back.

–sjobergs

23 April 2015

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorAbsolutely superb

This was a our 29th wedding anniversary holiday and this place ticked all the boxes. We stayed at Satinash and it could not be faulted. It was very private and well secluded from the other lodges, making our stay even more romantic. The staff were excellent and very helpful. We self-catered and this was very easy to do with the facilities provided.
This is one place I would recommend for any romantic getaway.

Room Tip: Satinash - very private and secluded, especially if you wish to use the outdoor shower.

– Garry S

March 2015

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorSpectacular

We went to Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat for our honeymoon. This place is seriously incredible. We stayed in the Creekside Spa Cabin for 5 nights, we could not have asked for anything more, well worth every penny. This is the perfect location if you are looking for peace & quiet. We recommend it to all our friends. We will definitely be back.

– Ikmilan

29 March 2015

Could not have  found a more romantic, tranquil place to spend our 10th wedding anniversary. Thank you for sharing this amazing part of the world. The food was nothing short of amazing! We will be back.

– Connie and Dave (Pandorea, a Glass Terrace Bungalow)

25 March 2015

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor20th Anniversary Magical Rainforest Retreat

My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary and couldn't have selected a better location. Nestled at the base of the Springbrook range and embedded within the rainforest it was a wonderful place to recharge our batteries.

We stayed in one of the Creek Side Spa Cabin (Quandong). This bungalow very private, well appointed and had enormous windows in the bedroom and bathroom, bringing the rainforest inside, to you.

Whilst I am sure the food is excellent, we decided to self-cater, the kitchen had everything we needed to make this easy.

Our hosts were very helpful and welcoming.

I would thoroughly recommend a stay at Crystal Creek to anyone.

Room Tip: Any room would be good

– Troy P

March 2015

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorHoney moon retreat

Peace and quiet is exactly what you get here, we had Pavlos limousine take us from Brisbane airport to here, he was great, definitely recommend getting a limo, makes the whole trip so much easier.

We stayed at the Springbrook Mountain View Lodge, which was truly amazing.

The room has all the comforts you would expect from a 5 star resort. We could hear the creeks running from the front veranda which had a way of putting you to sleep in the afternoons.

Definitely recommend this place if you want a relaxing, private time away.

Just recommend bringing your own food as the meals are ok although the hampers were great.

– Kilakatso

March 2015

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorLuxury!

We absolutely loved our stay here. Stunning scenery and very friendly staff. We drove down from Coolangatta Airport and the Retreat was very easy to find. We loved sitting out on the deck, listening to the sounds of nature. Would highly recommend a massage if you're thinking of having one. Divine!

– OperaSteph

March 2015

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorLove It

Expensive. But worth the money. Truly magnificent. Hardly saw another soul for entire stay; even though place was full. So very quite and relaxing. Enjoyed some wonderful food and wine. Relaxed in spa a LOT. Managed a few rainforest walks. Perfect stay. Watch out for leeches in the river!

Room Tip: All rooms are good rooms. You cannot choose a bad one.

– RosiePosieLips

28 February 2015

Thank you Crystal Creek for an awesome week away, we came here to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of life. The food was outstanding, the walks and the views just breath taking, thank you.

– Jerry and Teina (Cedar Lodge, a Luxury Lodge)

28 February 2015

Great way to chill and enjoy each other’s company “we will be back”

– Anthony and Carly
(The Tamarind Bungalow) (Springbrook Lodge, a Luxury Lodge)

22 February 2015

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorBeyond expectation

We stayed for five nights in a Creekside Bungalow (Quandong). This is a truly rare place where the reality exceeds the expectation. One of the most beautiful and peaceful places we have been. The accommodation was wonderful (though we did sneak a peak at the Mountain Lodge and will book there next time - it looked amazing) the atmosphere of total seclusion and privacy was great. The bath and bedroom being almost all glass was a wonderful relaxing and open experience. We self catered which was fine, the cabin had everything we needed. We did the walks, and they are a good challenge. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Wifi was marginal, but we didn't go there to stuff about on the internet.

– Andrew C

15 February 2015

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorTruly a 5* resort

As a frequent traveller, I find myself questioning more and more how some hotels have achieved their supposed 5* status, and often find myself disappointed with staff or amenities. Crystal Creek was the perfect antidote! From the moment we arrived, to when we left (kicking and screaming!) our stay here was fabulous. The peace and serenity of the resort is unrivalled, I can't remember the last time I felt so relaxed. The cabins are beautiful and so unusual, very spacious and well kept. The floor to ceiling windows truly make the 'jungle' experience (while still feeling safe inside!). We found everything we needed was readily available - a well equipped kitchen, BBQ, patio loungers, jacuzzi bath... We really couldn't ask for much more. As it was my birthday my partner had secretly arranged that while we were out on one of the resorts forest walks the room would be filled with candles and rose petals, which was a wonderful surprise to come back to! The whole cabin filled with tiny tea lights and a bottle of champagne was awaiting us. I loved that you are able to keep the engraved champagne flutes to remember the wonderful stay. You really don't need to leave the resort during your stay - from rainforest walks, to hammocks above the creek and a very well stocked DVD library! All in all it was the perfect stay and I would highly recommend for any special occasion.

– J O

13 February 2015

What a beautiful way to spend our couples getaway! The beautiful food and a couples massage just topped it off! Thank you!

– Mitch and Amy (Quandong, a Creekside Spa Cabin)

18 January 2015

WOW, words cannot describe the amazing time we have had here at Crystal Creek in the Cedar Lodge. What an amazing honeymoon. Could not have been a more perfect way to start our married life!

– James and Katrina (Cedar Lodge, a Luxury Lodge)

18 January 2015

We loved our stay here, loved sleeping to the sound of waterfalls. The food here is fabulous- definitely wouldn't go hungry. There are so many luxuries, too many to name. Such a great place to be off the grid for our honeymoon. Thank you for creating such a beautiful place.

– Rhiannon and Jaye (Carabeen, a Creekside Spa Cabin)

15 January 2015

Thank you for an amazing few days, no words can describe how beautiful this place is. We had a fantastic time and thank you to the team for helping my fiancé put together the biggest surprise of all "An Unforgettable Proposal"

– Steven and Nikki (The Tamarind Bungalow)

17 January 2015

This place is so beautiful, thank you for a lovely few days. We especially liked the hike to the look out, the food and relaxing in the hammocks at the creek.

– Steven and Claire (Satinash, a Glass Terrace Bungalow)

10 January 2015

How sad to have to leave this amazing place! What a perfect holiday. Dipped in the swimming holes (rain and shine) and tracked to the lookout. Loved it!!

– Emma and Mitchell (Kamala, a Rainforest Canopy Bungalow)

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