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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

18 May 2016

Rowan and I only had a short amount of time for our honeymoon - and we are so happy that we chose CCRR! The service was outstanding, the room immaculate (I could not fault the cleanliness of the room ... even as The Health Inspector!). The food was excellent, and there was way too much!! Everything about the room and food was decadent - no expense spared.

I can honestly say that our stay was The Best Holiday and Accommodation That We Have Ever Experienced!

We sat on our balcony and listened to the waterfalls and birds for hours. The fire set the mood for our lovely honeymoon. We had a couples massage in our room, which relaxed us into our holiday. We went on two hikes, saw the glow worms, watched a few movies, played ping pong for the championships of the world (I won!). Just amazing.

I would go back in a heart beat!

Thank you for the best honeymoon that we could have asked for.

Courtney and Rowan (The Tamarind Bungalow)

18 May 2016

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

Wonderful location. The walks were scenic and the hammocks over the creek an experience to remember. Mark and his team were very accommodating and made every effort to ensure we had a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We stayed in Cedar Lodge and especially enjoyed the heated plunge pool.

Dianne B (Cedar Lodge, the Luxury Rainforest Lodge)

3 May 2016

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorSecond time around and equally as amazing!

This was our second stay at Crystal Creek and again we were not disappointed!

On our first stay we chose one of the Mountain View Luxury Lodges, which we loved. This time around we chose to try the Rainforest Luxury Lodge, or Cedar Lodge. This Lodge was nestled into the rainforest and was amazingly private.

On arrival we were met by the lovely Amanda, who explained everything we needed to know about the Lodge and the Resort itself. When we arrived at the Lodge it was gorgeous!

The view from each and every window was of lush rainforest, be it in the lounge room, laying in bed, relaxing in the bath or chilling by the pool. We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and serenity.

The Lodge provided everything you could need. With the full kitchen and appliances, coffee machine, sound system, flat screen TV, wifi internet, mozzie coils and repellent and even an umbrella at the front door for those wet days.

We did unfortunately have one minor problem with our Lodge on arrival which the staff responded to very quickly. The pool heating system had broken down and with us checking in on a Saturday afternoon it was sadly not able to be fixed while we were there. Although we were disappointed, as this was one of the main reasons we'd chosen this Lodge, the management at Crystal Creek automatically offered us ample compensation. We really appreciated it.

We will most definitely be back again!! I wonder which Lodge we'll try next time??

GTR32 (Cedar Lodge, the Luxury Rainforest Lodge)

3 May 2016

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorBooyong. Excellent retreat in the rain forest

My wife and I stayed 2 nights in the Booyong Rain Forest Canopy Bungalow and were extremely impressed. ... Booyong offers a car space right in front of the villa with was handy to unpack all our gear. Booyong is a split level with full kitchen, balcony, lounge room, upstairs bedroom and bathroom. The view from Booyong overlooks a rainforest and is amazing. On arrival Booyong had the heater already basting away which was nice as being April it was starting to be cold. The fireplace was set up ready to throw a match in and have a roaring fire. The Bungalow had an awesome feel about it, it was so relaxing. The windows are enormous and offer views from any point in the villa. ... We opted to have dinner supplied the first night and breakfast on both mornings … These were delicious and supplied ready to throw on the BBQ or the stove top. Quick and easy to cook. ... On the second night we had bought our own steak and salad which worked out cheaper. ... Both nights we made our way to the Glow Worms which is about a 5 min walk from reception. The Glow worms were spectacular, the best I have seen on the Gold Coast.

I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone after a romantic weekend away, or just to get away from life for a day or two. Free wifi is supplied in the rooms.

benbencor (Booyong, a Rainforest Canopy Bungalow) [Edited – full review on TripAdvisor]

24 April 2016

Absolutely out of this world. Surprise trip and best surprise ever! Amazing Lodge, amazing food, amazing tracks. Perfect.

Dani and Dan (Tambourine Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)

17 April 2016

Such a beautiful, relaxing location! We had an amazing time and wish we could stay longer. Gorgeous accommodation and amazing rainforest, loved every minute.

Jake and Jo (Pandorea, a Glass Terrace Bungalow)

11 April 2016

Thanks for the hospitality and sharing with us the beauty of this place. It surely was a magical Honeymoon.

Thomas and Simone (Booyong, a Rainforest Canopy Bungalow)

11 April 2016

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

We stayed in the Springbook Mountain View lodge for 2 nights. The view was magnificent and the silence divine. The lodge was beautifully appointed. The DVD collection one of the best and the walks surrounding the property unique and beautiful.

We would self cater next time as you had to cook your own breakfast and the dinners were reasonably basic. The sun was out and being March there was still a fair amount of heat in the sun, the plunge pool still remained very chilly. It's solar heated, and we feel it needs gas heating to make it usable. Staff were excellent. We will be back!

Diotima_Aus (Springbrook Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)

10 April 2016

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

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is Perfect in every way. Just Arrive and Relax in the privacy of your Bungalow. Wake up to spectacular views and the sounds of the rainforest. Take an outdoor shower, wander to the rock pools for a refreshing dip and relax in the hammocks suspended above the falls. Enjoy beautiful rainforest walks throughout the day and visit the Glow worms when they shine blue at night. The meals provided in the packages are outstanding, and there is plenty of beautiful gourmet food proved in the meals. I would recommend ordering the meals they are delicious! The attention to detail in the service is outstanding. There is not a thing missed. Pick up your Lunch in a backpack or basket depending if you are heading the rock pools, orchard or any other nook you find on the property. And don't forget to select one of the beautiful timber walking sticks for your walk into the rainforest feeling like you are embarking on a "Lord of the Rings" adventure.

Terri G

9 April 2016

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

We were given a 3 night Chill Out Package by a lovely couple whose wedding we had in our garden. A beautiful peaceful place staying in Pandorea. This morning I did the Lookout Hike and returned by the Boundary Circuit. A good workout before breakfast.

Our meal last night was delicious.

Nettie49 (Pandorea, a Glass Terrace Bungalow)

9 April 2016

We have had the most wonderful stay, just perfect! Everything we had hoped for and much more! We look forward to our next stay.

Mike and Lucy (The Tamarind Bungalow)

7 April 2016

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

My partner took me away for a surprise weekend for my birthday and he couldn't have picked a more perfect place.

I'm constantly on the go with work and training and this was the perfect distraction. We love doing some sort of fitness so the rainforest walks were nice. We picked the hardest one to do which was the lookout walk and took 1hr 40mins there and back but the view was worth it!

We had a couples massage, picnic provided and all meals provided. They deliver the food the day before so we got to cook it all up on either the BBQ or in the cabin on the gas stove. The food was amazing we had the beef curry (which wasn't too spicy), seafood hamper, chicken picnic and breakfast daily.

The whole cabin had surround sound which was good so could listen to the music in the bathroom while enjoying the massive spa bath! To put it in comparison my partner is over 6 foot and for once he fully fit!

tiffanyleemouy

5 April 2016

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorSecond Visit - Just keeps getting better & better

My husband & I returned to Crystal Creek on the 26th March to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary as we stayed here for our Honeymoon. We didn't stay in the same cabin as last time (Creekside Spa) we thought we would stay in the Tamarind Bungalow – AMAZING I am so glad that we returned, you can't fault this place. If you are looking for relaxation, quite time, privacy etc this is the place for you. I would also recommend ordering their food – simply amazing better than most up market restaurants. We recommend this place to everyone.

lkmilan (The Tamarind Bungalow)

25 March 2016

This easyweddings.com.au reviewer gave us 5 stars – read all the reviews hereIt is one of the most amazing places we have ever stayed! We love the resort itself and the service.

Angela A.

24 March 2016

The perfect place to kick back and relax. Waking up to the sound of the creek and view of the forest was sublime. We will be back, and we will miss the glow worms.

Shaun and Kate (Satinash, a Glass Terrace Bungalow)

21 March 2016

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorHeavenly, I would recommend this to anyone!

This was a truly beautiful, romantic accommodation! We were lucky enough to get a complimentary upgrade to a Luxury Mountain View Lodge complete with a bottle of Moet and rose petals decorating the lodge. The accommodation is truly luxurious and private, and as a nature lover, I loved essentially living in a 'glass cube' in the rainforest. Views were stunning and the sound of the rainforest was like listening to a relaxing nature sounds CD 24/7. I particularly loved the infinity edge pool overlooking the forest. And at night we were visited by a lot of gorgeous green tree frogs on the decking area! The glow worms are also worth a visit at night. Staff were also excellent and made our stay very comfortable.

A word of warning – we visited during a period of heavy and rather constant rainfall, and were grateful we had a four wheel drive to get in/out of the retreat as required when the local waterways flooded the roads a bit. Also, check the forecast before you go hiking. We dutifully sprayed our bodies and shoes with the deet spray thoughtfully provided by the retreat near reception, which worked to ward off leeches, until it poured and got washed off, despite the wet weather gear we were wearing.

Overall, I would recommend this retreat to anyone. One of the nicest places we have stayed. Even my partner, who is NOT as into nature as I am, adored it and would love to return!

LKaddy

17 March 2016

Absolutely amazing!! Beautiful location, Enjoyed our stay at the Creekside Spa Cabin. Very tranquil. Staff are very friendly as well. 5-star rating.

Tristan and Melissa (Carabeen, a Creekside Spa Cabin)

6 March 2016

This easyweddings.com.au reviewer gave us 5 stars – read all the reviews hereAbsolutely breath-taking, an absolute delight in every way.

Kayla M.

1 March 2016

What a beautiful location you have, the Glass Terrace Bungalow was fantastic, just what we envisaged. We loved every minute… and guess what? We got engaged!! Thanks for making the weekend the best it could possibly be.

Adam and Christine (Satinash, a Glass Terrace Bungalow)

27 February 2016

This easyweddings.com.au reviewer gave us 5 stars – read all the reviews hereThis is the best honeymoon a girl can dream of. Location is remote. Great service. There are forest swimming pools.

Erin T.

24 February 2016

Absolutely incredible! My husband and I are here on our Honeymoon and we couldn't have asked for a better way to start married life together. This place is so beautiful and we can’t wait to come back! Thanks heaps!

Daniel and Courtney (Lamington Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)

21 February 2016

See this and other reviews of Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat on TripAdvisorThis reviewer gave us 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisorBest times of our lives!!

My boyfriend and I booked online for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend and we were beyond impressed with both the accommodation and the amazing staff at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat! From checking in to checking out, everything was a breeze! They had instructions on how to use everything in the lodges and a map for the walks which we found very useful! They also had picnic blankets and large industrial torches for the walks which was awesome. We stayed in the Lamington Mountain View Lodge and words cannot describe how beautiful it was! Extreme luxury and privacy.The rose petals and candles on arrival were a beautiful touch. The view was magical to say the least!!! You definitely will not regret your stay here. We are definitely coming back ☺️

kaeleighmckenzie (Lamington Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)

15 February 2016

Fantastic stay. We loved everything about the Retreat. Will highly recommend to our friends. Thank you so much!

Rich and Eva (Numinbah Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)

13 February 2016

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

I'm not in the habit of writing negative reviews – but even the pickiest of travellers would struggle to find fault here! The location is stunning, our cabin with the floor to ceiling glass around the bath was something to behold. Being able to drink chilled champagne while sitting in a hot bath surrounded by the sights and sounds of the rainforest at dusk is not an experience you get just anywhere!

davidsa9

7 February 2016

This easyweddings.com.au reviewer gave us 5 stars – read all the reviews herePerfect place for honeymoon.

Paula K.

27 January 2016

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

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat was an amazing find, truly a needle in a haystack. We were needing to book a relaxing retreat at the last minute and were expecting to find only substandard accommodation in the lead up to Christmas & New Year. However this place is truly a gem and excellent value for money. Each bungalow has all the essentials for a quiet retreat that you hope for – a beautiful bedroom and bathroom as well as the small but special details added – a complimentary bottle of good red wine, chocolates and rose petals, that add that special romantic feel. We were made to feel very relaxed and welcomed the minute we arrived, by Mark the manager, who is very down to earth and personable. We would absolutely return and cannot recommend this property highly enough, to enjoy a relaxing escape from reality.

773nix

25 January 2016

Was it all a dream? Seriously… Well done to you all here at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat. We absolutely LOVED it.

Justin and Julie (Springbrook Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)

11 January 2016

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

My husband and I chose to stay at Crystal Creek for our 10th wedding anniversary – and we were not disappointed!

We booked into a luxury lodge, the Numinbah. This lodge was PERFECT. Numinbah Lodge is the highest of all lodges and offered absolute privacy. The view from the room was stunning. We loved how the scenery felt like part of your room – while relaxing in bed, sharing a meal, enjoying a swim or even having a long bath.

The lodge included an infinity edge solar heated pool, which was surprisingly deep. The solar heating made the pool lukewarm. On our second day it was mostly overcast which did make a difference – but we made the most of the bath instead!

We had ordered dinner and breakfast hampers and had them delivered to the room prior to our arrival. The food was delicious. We supplemented with our own food and used both the kitchen facilities and the BBQ, which were all quite easy to use. Having a Nespresso machine in your room was also good – although I had trouble working out which pod was stronger.

The lighting in the lodge was very well planned. From having down lights around the lodge and up lights recessed into the flooring, to a coloured light in the pool and up lights on the surrounding gardens and tree. The outdoor and garden lighting gave a real depth of view in the dark.

I loved how the retreat owners have thought of everything. From umbrellas in the main carpark and at your front door for those wet days to a cupboard stocked with sunscreen, mosquito repellent, coils and more.

One of my favourite memories from our stay was the smell of the amenities – lemon myrtle. The little soaps gave off an amazing scent!

It is also worth noting that the room has roll down blinds on many of the windows which dull the sunlight in the early morning. And the toilet now has a door :)

Room Tip: Numinbah & Springbrook are the highest, and most private, of the mountain view lodges, but also the oldest (still like new though)

GTR32 (Numinbah Lodge, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge)

9 January 2016

This was an amazing getaway. We loved the Cedar Lodge. The bushwalks were awesome and the privacy was perfect, we will definitely be back.

Scott and Jasmine (Cedar Lodge, the Luxury Rainforest Lodge)

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