Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat in Northern New South Wales
Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat Crystal Creek Tweed Valley New South Wales Australia Inn Lodgings Accommodations

Hosts: Tracy and Clive Parker

Bedrooms: 3 in total. 2 in the main residence, plus 1 self contained cottage (for another one couple only).

Address: Upper Crystal Creek Road, Crystal Creek via Murwillumbah, Tweed Valley, Northern NSW 2484 Australia

Telephone: (02) 6679 1023 (within Australia),
International: + 61 2 6679 1023
mobile: 0408 791 023

Activities/Attractions: The Tweed valley is located in the world's  largest extinct shield volcano which is home to 5 world heritage listed National Parks, the most bio-diverse region of Australia and the world's largest sub-tropical rainforest remnant.

In June 2008 the Mt Warning Caldera was named as one of the 8 National Icons under the National Landscapes program. To be known as Australia's "Green Cauldron", this area is now recognised as a "must see" for any overseas visitor to Australia.

Scattered throughout the Northern Rivers are dozens of delightful towns, villages, and rural hamlets. There are cafes and an abundance of fetes, fairs and festivals. In addition you can enjoy golf, scenic joy-flights, rainforest safaris, horse-riding, arts & craft galleries and more.

The region's cultural mix has produced a vibrant and exuberant regional identity, with thriving visual and performing arts communities. Food lovers will find a new taste sensation at every turn - with an almost unlimited choice of eating houses and dining styles. Crystal Creek was named for the crystals which were found in the area in the 1850's, but today the scenic farm and rainforest areas adjoining the Mount Warning foothills are home to several stylish bed and breakfasts, with proximity to both the Brisbane and Byron Bay a drawcard. Apart from nearby Mt Warning, the area has a unique miniature horse stud, which includes a café and a tourist train ride.

"The best bed and breakfast we've ever stayed at. We had a wonderful time. Excellent, friendly service, loved all the unexpected little touches. Very enjoyable. We'll be back."

"What a lovely stay at your beautiful home. Spectacular scenery, peaceful surroundings, great hospitality!"

"Your attention to detail is perfect, delicious food, thanks for a wonderful stay!"

"A quiet oasis in a troubled world.  Magnificent! Wonderful scenery and hospitality. Thank you both so much."

"One of the best bed & breakfasts we ever found! We leave Australia relaxed and happy. We would give you a 5th star!"

"What a very lucky recommendation! Great place, views to die for. Lifted the spirit."

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  • Northern Rivers Regional Awards for Excellence in Tourism Winners 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004 & 2005
  • NSW Tourism State Tourism Excellence Winners 2004-2005
  • AAA Tourism 4.5 Star Rated
  • Northern Rivers Regional Hall of Fame 2005-2008
  • Australia Post Customer Service Award NSW/ACT 2005
  • 2007/2008 HMAA Award for Excellence in 5 Star Accommodation

General Information: Clive and Tracy invite you to awake in the clouds at Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat in Northern New South Wales, Australia ... their multi Tourism Award winning oasis of peace, privacy, spectacular views from Mt. Warning to the rainforests of Springbrook and the Cougal Mountains, 12 metre solar-heated salt-water pool and jolly good food.

Specialising in peaceful and romantic getaways for couples of all ages, Hillcrest offers a choice of two air-conditioned bed and  breakfast suites, one with luxury double spa, in a private guest wing of the main residence; or complete privacy in their fully self-contained Honeymoon Spa Cottage, set away from the main residence in its own secluded garden and located to take advantage of some of the best views in the Tweed Valley, Northern NSW. The main residence is built in the shape of a square dough-nut around a charming central atrium with tropical plants, decorative fishpond and resident green tree frogs during the warmer months.

  • main house guest wing enjoys private entry and guest lounge with comfortable leather recliners, stereo system and beverage-making facilities
  • central atrium with fishpond and tropical plants
  • guest bedrooms have remote widescreen stereo TV/DVD and large ensuite bathrooms with baths and separate showers - one with luxury double spa bath.
  • both guest bedrooms open to large verandah with table, chairs, hammocks and spectacular views over rolling green hills to Mt Warning
  • Honeymoon Cottage has fully equipped kitchen, gas bbq, wood fire and top of the range luxury double spa bath.

The air-conditioned Cottage is fully self contained, with a fully functional kitchen, gas BBQ on the verandah, lounge with wood fire, stereo wide screen TV, DVD, stereo system and double glass sliding doors to a private verandah with sun lounges to enjoy the spectacular views to the rainforests of Springbrook ranges.

The QS Bedroom enjoys views over rolling hills to Mt. Warning in the distance, while the huge ensuite bathroom has a top of the range, luxury double spa bath and separate oversize shower.

All Hillcrest guests enjoy a 12 metre solar-heated, salt-water swimming pool - which has some of the best views in the Tweed - 360 degrees from Mt. Warning to Springbrook and the Cougal Mountains. Hillcrest caters for a maximum of 3 couples ~ two in the main residence and one in the cottage. As specialists in romantic getaways for couples of all ages, Hillcrest does not cater for children or pets.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, online direct transfer, cash.

Rates: (Prices quoted in AUD Dollars)

B&B - From $165 per couple per night
Cottage - From $250 per couple per night

Main House Tariff includes full Country-style Breakfast including home-made breads and home-grown free-range eggs and reserve port served to the guest lounge in the evening.