The Tops Organic Retreat is the only accommodation actually at The Tops of this very special World Heritage National Park area, Barrington Tops. A truly unique experience, better than the Blue Mountains with a lot less people, don’t miss it.

Only 3.5 - 4 hours from Sydney - Ask for mid-week specials.

Voted Top in 52 Weekends Away (SMH)

Now is the best time of the year to visit Barrington Tops, relax and enjoy the beautiful days and logs fires at night.

Enjoy a romantic secluded king spa cabin or our luxury family farm stay cottages.

A unique Australian country experience actually at Barrington Tops a World Heritage national park with the ancient Gondwana rain forests, wild horses, hundred of animals and birds, fresh air and beautiful walks on this very special 2000 acre retreat. 30 km of forests walks creeks and pristine rivers including The Dilgry River (great fishing).

Our all Organic Restaurant produces a fresh menu Tues - Saturday (half price for children under 10 yrs) catering for all diets with organic wines and ales (complimentary drinks on arrival)

4.5 STAR & Eco rating

We have just four family farm stay cottages and four secluded luxury loft cabins idea for couples and families, all with fully equipped cottage kitchens, spa bathrooms, polished timber floors, log fires, luxury organic and chiropractic queen beds, Foxtel TV, Dvd and Wifi. Lots of wildlife, birds and farm animals and to watch and feed, a real getaway

The cottages can sleep up to 8 people and have a fully equipped cottage kitchen with aged red gum bench tops, comfy lounge with log fire, dining area and a large balcony by the creek looking into the cool sun-tropical rain forests.

The Secluded loft cabins are in a private setting overlooking the creek into the rainforest, with beautiful polished timber floors and aged red gum kitchen bench tops. Ideal for couples and small families, a comfy lounge with log fire and a large balcony to relax and watch the wildlife go by.

DID YOU KNOW - Only two places in Australia still have the ancient Gondwana rain forests and snow ferns 'Kosciusko peaks' (a climb) and 'Barrington Tops peaks (a drive) at 1500m they have been around for hundreds of millions of years and probably wont last that long again so be QUICK and come up to The TOPS.

Can you imagine 20 km of pristine fresh water creeks and rivers and 50 km of beautiful walks with some great 4WD tracks for the adventurous?

Sharini together with husband John have been involved in the organic industry for over 20 years and know the difference of quality produce and good food, they have a passion for the environment, organic food and sustainable living. Most of the fresh produce is grown organically on the property or sourced from local organic growers.

Sharini makes wonderful traditional Sri-Lankan light curries and the best prawn curry ever.

For those of you who would rather be waited on you can order sumptuous organic meals in the restaurant with a full organic breakfast for $25.00 (half price for children under 10yrs)

Closed for dinners Sunday, Mondays Christmas, Boxing day and New Years Day.

The breakfast menu will vary with the seasons and will include dishes such as freshly roasted organic granola / muesli with yoghurt or milk, seasonal fruit platters, pancakes, farm eggs, baked zucchini slice, muffins, organic fruit breads and organic homemade jams with wholemeal toasts, organic juices and a wide selection of the best organic teas and coffees.

The evening meal will be a selected set menu of seasonally fresh organic produce, two courses $50.00 three courses $60.00 dollars, half price for children under 10 yrs. Homemade soups in winter and fresh salads in summer, traditional Sri-Lankan curries prawn, lamb, beef, fish, chicken, vegan and vegetarian. Organic pasta dishes certified organic steaks seared the way you like it (delicious)! Roast of the day, even tasty marinated kangaroo with juniper berry sauce. Deserts are special too. Have you tried organic chocolate pudding or organic poached fruits with creamy ice cream? Sticky date pudding and apple and rhubarb crumble are always a favourite.

The restaurant is open for breakfast daily with organic dinners served Tuesday to Saturday nights with an option of a two or three course table d’hôte menu. (restaurant closed on public holidays)

We have a wide selection of fabulous certified red and white organic wines from $25.00 a bottle and even the first Australian organic sparking chardonnay for that special occasion, Cooper's Real Ales of course.

Fresh delicious meals and wines that don't cost the earth.

John and Sharini look forward to sharing this special property with you, we hope to see you soon.

Activities and facilities

  • Arrival / Departure lounge
  • Award winning Organic Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • BBQ facilities
  • Games room
  • Luggage storage
  • Non-motorised water sports
  • Non-smoking floors
  • On-site parking
  • Outdoor pool - unheated
  • Pets allowed
  • Playground
  • Restaurant/s
  • Room service - limited service
  • Self service laundry facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Tour desk
  • Voted Top in Weekend Aways 2011/12
  • We do ask that your dogs are kept on a lead around the yard. All our cabins have balconies for your pets to stay on and we only ask that you don’t allow them on the furniture
  • Wifi access

Business facilities

  • We have full Wifi around the retreat and all office facilities are available on request.


Jems Creek Road, Cobark 2422 NSW Australia

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Barrington Tops Organic Retreat

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You can book the complete retreat for up to 40 in-house guests for your special event. $6000.00 a night for 40 In-house guests and 100 seater restaurant. We have a flood lit tennis court, swimming pool, 50 km of tracks and 20 km of creeks and rivers.

  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / courtyard
  • CD player
  • Ceiling fans
  • Desk
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Free in-house movies
  • Full kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room heater
  • In-room spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator - full size
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 double

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Rates are for 2 people Extra adults AU$65.00. Extra children AU$35.00. The room caters for a maximum of 8 adults, and a maximum of 4 children but cannot exceed 8 guests in total.
Cancellation policy No Cancellations or Changes Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room will not be permitted for any reason. Once confirmed a booking cannot be refunded or altered in any way.

Additional information

Check In 1400hrs
Check In Instructions Welcome organic wine, coopers ale or organic juice.

We serve a fresh table d'hote dinner in the restaurant from 6.30pm to 8.00pm Weds - Sat. All dietary requirements are catered for,including meals for small children, just let us know in advance.
Check Out 1000hrs
Getting There Print out an easy to use Google map.

The Tops Organic Retreat is located in the Barrington Tops, to the north of the Hunter Valley, approximately 3.5 hours drive north of Sydney.

From Sydney follow the Newcastle Expressway to the end, and then follow signs for Taree. Approx 20 kms after Heatherbrae/Raymond Terrace bypass turn left onto the Bucketts Way following signs to Gloucester via Booral, Stroud and Stratford.

On arrival in Gloucester drive through to the end of the main street and turn left at roundabout onto the Scone Road. The Tops Organic Retreat is 42 km from Gloucester. At the first major intersection past Gloucester continue straight ahead for The Tops (do not take the right hand turn to Nowendoc and Walcha). Just past Copeland (15.6 km) the road forks - keep to the right, continuing uphill along the Scone Road. The only other turn (Rawdon Vale at 32 km) is clearly marked to turn right for The Tops Organic Retreat. Continuing along the Scone Road just after Mud Hut Road (at 34 km) the road becomes gravel, it is regularly graded and suitable for 2 wd vehicles.

The turn off to The Tops (Jems Creek Road) is clearly signed and it is 4 km from the main road to Reception of the retreat.

Congratulations you have arrived at The Tops, we welcome you with a refreshing glass of organic wine, real ale or an organic juice.
Parking Right next to your cottage or cabin.
Things To Do Take a deep breath of clean fresh mountain air, relax by a log fire and enjoy the peaceful tranquility of nature on your balcony.

The sun is shining the valley looks fantastic, all the walking tracks are open.

The cabins and cottages have new cottage kitchens, log fires (for winter) and spa baths. In the restaurant Sharini specializes in cooking traditional Sri Lankan food, vegetarian and other delicious healthy meals.

Enjoy candle lit dinners, organic wines and ales, 2000 acres of beautiful forest walks, horse riding, massage and beauty treatments,
sumptuous organic breakfasts, tennis, swimming, collecting eggs in the hay barn and feeding animals.

Horse riding only $60 for 2hrs, feed the farm animals, chickens (collect eggs) geese, guinea pigs, rabbits, ducks, cows, alpacas, goats, horses.

Guided tour of the farm and how sustainable farming works, learn to compost, grow your own foods in the veggie patch, sustainable building and energy usage fun for kids, interesting for adults.

Also free, tennis court with night lights, salt water swimming pool, swings and games room, fishing, Foxtel movies & sports DVD selection Wifi, pool table, mountain bikes, canoe on the lake, trampoline and the most beautiful sub-tropical rain forest walks on your doorstep.

There are hundreds of unique birds, mammals and rare species here, even the elusive Brumbies, Koalas, Wedge tail eagles and Frogs & Platypus in the cool clear spring waters of the creeks and rivers. This is a nature lovers paradise and a special part of Australia.

Come to Australias high country and stay in complete style.

North Hunter Region - 4.5 star

Top 52 Weekends Away (SMH)
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