Surrounded by 2000 acres of natural bushland, it derives its name from the abundant supply of native Grass Trees in the area (Nundoobah meaning “Place of the Grass Tree” in the local Biripi language) .

Nundoobah Retreat consists of two luxury cottages with a difference. There is a distinctly Aboriginal presence both in and around the cottages, illustrated through stunning Aboriginal carvings, paintings and sculptures.

Relax with a book in a swing chair overlooking the river or luxuriate in your private double spa bath. Explore the river at a gentle pace by double kayak, row boat or paddle board. The more active may wish to walk or mountain bike through the restored logging trails of the adjoining bushland. There is also a synthetic grass tennis court, a small putting green, a boat ramp and an outdoor pool/spa surrounded by rainforest. Or drive for just 5 minutes to arrive at a par 71, 18-hole golf course.
Primarily a retreat for couples, Nundoobah Retreat is the perfect setting for romance, relaxation and rejuvenation.



The land on which Nundoobah Retreat is built was originally inhabited by the Aboriginal tribe of the Biripi. For many years the Biripi people lived on seafood and the fruits of the magnificent rainforests that occupied the coastal plains of the Manning Valley. The name Taree is actually based on the Aboriginal word “Tareebit” meaning “fruit of the […]Read More »


Most Australians are attracted to the beauty of the Australian bush. Our aim has been to provide luxury accommodation in bushland surroundings. Stepping outside the door of your private cottage you will be serenaded by the local birdlife. Watch the gentle goings-on of the river from your own outdoor setting. Peace. Nundoobah Retreat consists of […]Read More »


Enjoy the simplicity of a stroll through 2,000 acres of natural bush. The bushland surrounding Nundoobah Retreat was acquired from a local timber milling company progressively during the 1970’s and natural regrowth over 25 years has created a beautiful bushland setting. The original logging trails have been made into walking tracks with creek crossings, suitable […]Read More »


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Nundoobah Retreat is in close proximity to a number of excellent golf courses, the closest being only 5 minutes drive away from the retreat. Taree Golf Club – 121 Wingham Rd Taree – www.tareerslandgolf.com.au 5 minute drive to 18 hole par 71 course. Tallwoods – 61 The Boulevarde Tallwoods Village – www.tallwoodsgolf..com.au 30 minute drive to 18 hole par […]Read More »

Boating and Fishing

If you own a boat, bring it along and make use of Nundoobah Retreat’s private boat ramp. Exploring the Manning by boat gives you access to a treasure trove of riverside cafes, beaches, islands and hideaway picnic and fishing spots. There are 150 km of navigable waterways. The Manning River is the only double delta […]Read More »

Explore the Manning Valley

Rich in fine arts and handcrafted product, the Manning Valley has a wide range of natural attractions. The Manning River itself is extremely rare, being Australia’s only river delta system with two river entrances, located at Harrington and Old Bar. Visitors can boat, ski or fish on 150km of navigable waterways. From forest walks to […]Read More »

Events and Dining

Whilst enjoying your stay at Nundoobah Retreat why not visit or even participate in one the the Manning Valley’s many cultural or sporting events. Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival – early June Clans from all over the country descend on the town of Wingham to enjoy the festival.  Details on the Bonnie Wingham website. Craftathon – early August […]Read More »