Relax in your own private retreat set on 100 acres. Topi Gums is perfect for a weekend getaway, a week to unwind from work or connecting with friends and family. Its peaceful location is for those who love nature, and it's close to the beaches and lakes for those who love water. You'll discover this treasure among the trees.
The house is well-appointed for relaxation and pleasure. Feel at home in the living room with comfortable lounge, big screen TV, DVD and CD player. Love sharing delicious meals cooked in the generously equipped kitchen or BBQ. Dine indoor or outdoor, whichever you like. Whether you choose to curl up in the light-filled reading room or compete in the games rooms - you'll find something right for your enjoyment. When play time is over, three queen bedrooms, two with ensuite and deck, and 1 twin room sharing a 3-way bathroom give personal space.
Every window has a view, taking in the natural surrounds attracting wallabies, birds, goannas, frogs and other wildlife. Every season has a feature.
There's lots to do at Topi Gums! Play a game of pool or table tennis, a paddle in the dam, a barbecue on the deck, refreshments in the gazebo or a nap in the hammocks. Be dazzled by the stars, planets and galaxies - the dark sky is a canvas for astral viewing. Catch sight of a falling star and make a wish. Allow the fresh air and space of Topi Gums to unleash your creativity and just relax...
Topi Gums has a low ecological footprint. You'll be using onsite solar generated electricity and drinking rainwater. Overall, chemical-free products are used to maintain clean and toxic free accommodation.
We’ll have the beds ready for you with fresh linen, bathrobes and slippers. The bathrooms are supplied with fluffy towels and guest toiletries. You’ll also find a little massage oil to help you unwind. The kitchen has a selection of teas and coffee capsules and other treats to welcome you. During cooler months the fire box will be ready to light on your arrival, and you will have plenty of firewood on hand.
A note on pricing and facilities:
.The minimum price of $250 per night is to use 1-2 bedrooms (up to 4 people sharing) during low season. It's more to use 3-4 bedrooms (8 people) and Christmas/Easter are full price.
. Refundable Bond: The property and furnishings must be left clean and tidy. The manager reserves the right to take additional payment for damage, theft, extra cleaning fees, additional expenses due to more bedrooms used than paid for, removal of excessive rubbish and cleaning of pet fur. We understand minor mishaps occur, therefore, the odd breakage will not be charged against the bond.
. Due to location and/or weather conditions, wifi may not be 100% reliable.
LOCATION AND ACTIVITIES:
Located in the beautiful Great Lakes of NSW, 3 hours north of Sydney. Topi Gums is a short, scenic drive to beaches, lakes and national parks. Seal Rocks, Smiths Lake, Myall Lake, Wallis Lake and the Pacific Palms beaches, the National Parks of Myall Lake, Booti Booti and Wallingat and Forster are places to visit.
Go for a swim or a surf, or take a boat out for fishing. You can bushwalk, have a picnic or go bird or wildlife spotting. A golf course and tennis court are within 20 minutes drive.
The Great Lakes area has amazing viewing points to observe dolphins and the annual whale migration from mid May to late July, and again from mid September to late November. Book your seat on one of the Whale/Dolphin watching tours from Forster.
ABOUT US: Topi Gums Bush Retreat has been welcoming guests since 1994. Together with a dynamic team of local people, we ensure you will have an amazing holiday house in the bush.
"We love the Australian bush and being surrounded by nature - birds' springtime songs, croaking frogs, the summer hum of cicadas, fresh winter nights, the scent of the bush and the starry nights. Being at Topi Gums makes us feel like nothing else matters. It is re-energising and liberating. These experiences need sharing. We invite you to come, relax and recharge". Topi Gums is a beautiful place.
THE LAND: The Worimi people who occupied many areas of the Great Lakes and the Birrimbai tribe who occupied areas of Bungwahl, named it: Topi, meaning 'to stay', and Topi Topi meaning: to stay a little while longer. It is believed that the region of Topi Topi was not settled by any of the Worimi tribes, rather they travelled through and rested there. Therefore, we offer you an earlier check-in time and an extended check-out time, so that you too may stay a little longer.
ADVICE: Topi Gums is not recommended for people who may require fast medical assistance. It's necessary to keep a close eye on children who are not risk aware. Motorised trail bikes, weapons, hunting and noisy behaviour is strictly prohibited.
This property is managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts.