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Coonabarabran the Stargazing Capital of Australia

Come with us on a jurassic safari followed by a mesmerising journey into the night, see the stars as you have never seen them before in this out of world experience.

3 Days
4 Experiences
1 Country
6 Inclusions
6 Room options

About This Trip

Whether choosing the self-drive discovery option or the full luxury charter service experience you will get to enjoy your own private and unique three-bedroom roundhouse style lodge in the heart of this stunning property; Which boasts breath-taking views of the farm and all its surroundings. You will escape the norm and find yourself hidden away in this stylish, modern and comfortable wooded retreat. 

Reconnect with the beauty of Australian nature and enjoy our Jurassic Emu Park experience that will give you the chance to learn all about Emus, get up close and personal with these fascinating and beautiful animals. Our tour partners truely care for these amazing birds, giving them an eco-haven where they can thrive. After an action-packed day exploring by electric golf-cart style buggies be ready for a truly mesmerising night.

The lodge is situated in Warrumbungle National Park which is home to not only Australia's first but the very first Dark Sky Park in the whole of the southern hemisphere (find out what a Dark Sky Park is within our highlights section). You will get a unique opportunity to see the night sky as you’ve never seen it before with our included stargazing experience. This experience is situated within our onsite observatory garden where you will get to take part in our virtual solar system interactive show, getting a chance to use our top of the range telescope and observatory platform. 

Let us deliver spellbinding nights that are a once in a lifetime experience.


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What To Expect

Trip Itinerary

Where You'll Stay
Included
Six Share

A private lodge that includes all of the comforts you need with three large, comfortable, queen-sized bedrooms, a spacious and relaxing living area, a modern and well-appointed kitchen as well as a separate dining room.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy6 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementSix Share - 3x Queen Beds
Optional:$109
Quad Share

Quad share option.

A private lodge for your party of four that includes all the comforts you need with three large, comfortable, queen-sized bedrooms, a spacious and relaxing living area, a modern and well-appointed kitchen as well as a separate dining room.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy4 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementQuad - 2x Queen Beds
Optional:$459
Twin/double Share

Share this lodge privately with your special someone, significant other or friend, the lodge includes all the comforts you need with three large, comfortable, queen-sized bedrooms, a spacious and relaxing living area, a modern and well-appointed kitchen as well as a separate dining room.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble - Queen Bed
Optional:$459
Six share - 3 night VIP business charter upgrade

If you are looking for a little extra luxury why not book our charter service and enjoy a limousine private chauffeur service. You will visit the wine district of Mudgee or the Hunter Valley and then take a drive through the World’s largest Virtual Solar System for that extra wow factor and then see the stunning Warrumbungle Mountains. 


Full country breakfast and tea and coffee facilities are included in the charter service.

 

Private sky watching and astrophotography 

After the sun sets, and sometimes during the day join our host for a private exploration of our stunning skies. View the Sun safely, when conditions are right, using a specialist solar lens. The outdoor virtual Solar System display lets you not only explore but also question what you are looking at in the clear night sky. You will have unrestricted exclusive access with a guide to a 9.25inch telescope and observatory; a stunning platform for unobstructed observation and long-exposure astrophotography.


And you will take some part of the Dark Sky Park with you too, take spectacular images with the DSLR camera or use your own phone attached to the telescope's eyepiece.

 

Emu Safari 

Experience an amazing guided safari walking and driving amongst the emus excursion. With fenced off areas and dedicated roads, you can move freely and, at your leisure. 

Drive around the farm and explore bush walks, the stunning creek or just sit back and watch the wild birds, emus and alpacas in the paddocks. You can then take a drive down and join in feeding the emus daily and depending on the season you can experience other activities. For example, in the Autumn collecting eggs, or late Winter and Spring witness the chicks hatching.

 

3 nights unique accommodation

You will stay in this private resort with your very own luxurious three-bedroom roundhouse style lodge, which is beautifully nestled in the lush woodlands with wonderful views. These recently built and fully modernised private lodges are extremely comfortable. They totally ensure your privacy and comfort for the duration of your stay.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy6 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementSix Share - 3x Queen Beds
Optional:$799
Quad share - 3 night VIP business charter upgrade

If you are looking for a little extra luxury why not book our charter service and enjoy a limousine private chauffeur service. You will visit the wine district of Mudgee or the Hunter Valley and then take a drive through the World’s largest Virtual Solar System for that extra wow factor and then see the stunning Warrumbungle Mountains. 


Full country breakfast and tea and coffee facilities are included in the charter service.

 

Private sky watching and astrophotography 

After the sun sets, and sometimes during the day join our host for a private exploration of our stunning skies. View the Sun safely, when conditions are right, using a specialist solar lens. The outdoor virtual Solar System display lets you not only explore but also question what you are looking at in the clear night sky. You will have unrestricted exclusive access with a guide to a 9.25inch telescope and observatory; a stunning platform for unobstructed observation and long-exposure astrophotography.


And you will take some part of the Dark Sky Park with you too, take spectacular images with the DSLR camera or use your own phone attached to the telescope's eyepiece.

 

Emu safari 

Experience an amazing guided safari walking and driving amongst the Emus excursion. With fenced off areas and dedicated roads, you can move freely and, at your leisure. 

Drive around the farm and explore bush walks, the stunning creek or just sit back and watch the wild birds, emus and alpacas in the paddocks. You can then take a drive down and join in feeding the Emus daily and depending on the season you can experience other activities. For example, in the Autumn collecting eggs, or late Winter and Spring witness the chicks hatching.

 

3 nights unique accommodation

You will stay in this private resort with your very own luxurious three-bedroom roundhouse style lodge, which is beautifully nestled in the lush woodlands with wonderful views. These recently built and fully modernised private lodges are extremely comfortable. They totally ensure your privacy and comfort for the duration of your stay.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy4 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementQuad - 2x Queen Beds
Optional:$1,839
Double/twin share upgrade - 3 night VIP business charter upgrade

Double/twin share upgrade - 3 night VIP business charter upgrade


If you are looking for a little extra luxury why not book our charter service and enjoy a limousine private chauffeur service. You will visit the wine district of Mudgee or the Hunter Valley and then take a drive through the World’s largest Virtual Solar System for that extra wow factor and then see the stunning Warrumbungle Mountains. 


Full country breakfast and tea and coffee facilities are included in the charter service.

 

Private sky watching and astrophotography 

After the sun sets, and sometimes during the day join our host for a private exploration of our stunning skies. View the Sun safely, when conditions are right, using a specialist solar lens. The outdoor virtual Solar System display lets you not only explore but also question what you are looking at in the clear night sky. You will have unrestricted exclusive access with a guide to a 9.25inch telescope and observatory; a stunning platform for unobstructed observation and long-exposure astrophotography.


And you will take some part of the Dark Sky Park with you too, take spectacular images with the DSLR camera or use your own phone attached to the telescope's eyepiece.

 

Emu Safari 

Experience an amazing guided safari walking and driving amongst the emus excursion. With fenced off areas and dedicated roads, you can move freely and, at your leisure. 

Drive around the farm and explore bush walks, the stunning creek or just sit back and watch the wild birds, emus and Alpacas in the paddocks. You can then take a drive down and join in feeding the Emus daily and depending on the season you can experience other activities. For example, in the Autumn collecting eggs, or late Winter and Spring witness the chicks hatching.

 

3 nights’ unique accommodation

You will stay in this private resort with your very own luxurious three-bedroom roundhouse style lodge, which is beautifully nestled in the lush woodlands with wonderful views. These recently built and fully modernised private lodges are extremely comfortable. They totally ensure your privacy and comfort for the duration of your stay.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble - Queen Bed
highlights

You will discover the universe and unlock some of its secrets in a way you’ve never seen before. This tour takes you out of Australia and into a galaxy far far away without your feet never leaving the ground. This deal away has the wow factor and its location within a Dark Sky Park makes it easy for you to enjoy. At this incredibly unique eco-retreat you can rest in the knowledge that you’re staying in an environmentally friendly resort. But environmentally friendly does not mean you need to compromise on quality, we also want to give you the taste of luxury and relaxation which is why your lodge is exclusively yours and your parties for the length of your stay.

 

If you want to really feel a taste of luxury we also offer our guests a VIP chartered service. This includes a private charter service from Sydney, The Central Coast, Newcastle, Dubbo, Narrabri or Tamworth. We will make that journey part of your experience, feeling that taste of luxury from the moment you are collected in your business class style Mercedes, visiting the famous wine districts of Mudgee or the stunning Hunter Valley, before driving to the world's largest, and most astonishing, virtual solar system taking in the planets, out to space and the much closer yet ever-changing countryside around you.

 

The owners have built their sanctuary completely off the grid making the most of the natural resources around them to make your stay totally carbon neutral. If you are looking for a holiday that is not only connecting with the outdoors but eco friendly, this is the trip for you. You will see first hand how passionate the owners are about all of the Emu's that they rescue and care for, they breed Emu's on the farm so generations can come to learn all about these loveable birds. 

 

What is a Dark Sky Park?

 

A Dark Sky Park is a place where you can experience unadulterated skies with unrivalled clarity. Renowned for their stargazing opportunities thanks to crystal-clear night skies, low humidity, and high-altitude Dark Sky Parks have exceptional starry nights. 

 

Dark Sky Parks are registered and then protected for their scientific, natural, and educational importance. Currently, there are only 93 Certified IDA International Dark Sky Parks in the entire world!


location

Nestled in the Warrumbungle Mountains near Coonabarabran the property is just six hours from Sydney and four hours from Newcastle and the Central Coast. Getting here is easy, you can either choose to self-drive through this stunning countryside or why not opt for the business-class style VIP charter service which includes a door to door pick up and drop off in a private luxury Mercedes for you and your party. 

This is not only the number one location for stargazing in New South Wales but in the whole of Australia. Situated in the lush woodlands, you will find no other place quite like it to unwind and connect with the great outdoors, and discover this wonderful Emu refuge.


accommodation

Luxury and relaxation are the absolute priority, each room is equipped with all modern amenities and is beautifully presented so you can relax and unwind. The property offers guests a premium private resort with a romantic lodge stay for a holiday experience like no other:

  • Deal occupancy - 6
  • Bedding configuration - 3x queen beds in separate rooms
  • Min occupancy - 2
  • Max occupancy - 6

facilities

This brand-new roundhouse style lodge is comfortable, secure and fitted with air conditioning, a burning log fire and modern facilities. You share and enjoy this wonderful experience in full privacy with your group of 2, 4 or 6.

Facilities and amenities include:

  • Private hot tub
  • Spread out and relax in the huge comfy lounge room
  • 3 spacious queen-sized bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Kitchen applicances
  • Nespresso machine
  • BBQ grill on patio
  • Wi-Fi
  • Foxtel
  • Smart TV
  • Free onsite parking
  • Private property entrance

important info

Exclusions

  • Return flights
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • This tour is not restricted to guests aged 18 years or older, however there is no discount for children as the property is hired for the same rate regardless of occupancy

Occupancy

  • Minimum number for this trip to operate is two people
  • Available on a double/twin, quad or six share basis

Travel insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces and in some cases climb stairs

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre-trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com 

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com 
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest

AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

Refunds

  • Please refer to our booking conditions for all information on refunds

Special requests

  • If you or any members of your travelling party have any special requests (for example a dietary requirement, specific room location etc), please let DealsAway know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to assist you with your request

Behaviour

  • Please be aware that the booking conditions state that your holiday can be terminated, with no refund, if the behaviour of you or any members of your travelling party does not meet an acceptable standard. You will also often be required to pay for any damages you or members of your travelling party cause to accommodation, coach, train or cruise ship

 

Holiday Extras

  • If you wish to purchase any extras or upgrades please contact us at support@dealsaway.com for information on our optional extras

DealsAway reserves the right to modify prices for marketing and commercial reasons. Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to the website's terms and conditions.

Care hire

  • Each daily hire is based on a period of 24hrs rental, for example, a 2-day hire is the equivalent of a 48hrs hire starting at the time the vehicle is picked up. If you require a longer rental time due to flight times or for any other reason then we advise you to purchase another day of rental hire. This can be added on request for an additional fee 
  • If you are late returning the vehicle this may result in a fee being charged to you from the car hire supplier directly
  • DealsAway takes no responsibility for any additional fees incurred to the customer by the car hire supplier
  • Refer to Hertz rate terms and conditions for more info

Minimum driver age

  • 21 years
  • Young driver fee - Where a renter is aged between 21-24 a young driver fee will apply - $16.50 inclusive of GST (Capped at $115.50 in each 30-day period) on Standard Passenger Vehicles

Additional grivers

  • Additional drivers are permitted free of charge providing the minimum rental age and all other driver requirements are met
  • Additional authorised drivers must be registered on the authority to drive form which would accompany the Rental Agreement. There is no limit to additional drivers providing they all meet the above criteria

Car hire rates do not include

  • Out of hours pick up
  • Delivery & collection fees
  • Fuel purchase options
  • Additional equipment: child seats
  • Road tolls
  • Personal accident and effects cover
  • Premium roadside assist
  • Private parking charges

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