4.5 out of 5

"I throughly recommend staying here. So relaxing and quiet fantastic escape. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 23 Sep 2015

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Cobark awaits you at Nirvana Spiritual Retreat. You'll be 31.3 km (19.4 mi) from Barrington Tops National Park World Heritage Area and 42.1 km (26.1 mi) from Saint Clements Historic Park. Highlights at this property include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and plasma TVs.

Sofa beds, cable TV, and DVD players are featured in all 7 accommodations. In-room dining is easy with kitchens that come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Nice touches to enhance your stay include jetted tubs and free toiletries, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Coffee/tea makers, down comforters, and ceiling fans are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

This pet-friendly property offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Added amenities include an outdoor tennis court and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Cobark property, you'll be 42.6 km (26.5 mi) from Gloucester Country Club.

Romantic Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Luxury Cottage, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 10 Max

Deluxe Cottage, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Nirvana Spiritual Retreat ratings based on 35 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
1 out of 5
Pros: Very little
Cons: New ownership - the current one has no idea.
Location: Couldn't find what was advertised
Totally disappointing. Falsely advertised and offers nothing the reviews mention.

Posted by , from newcastle on 24 Sep 2016

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1 out of 5

No go here

Pros: Nothing
Cons: Put it under new ownership.
Location: Poor road access - too far to get adequate food supplies in.
There were no meals provided as per the advertised web site. Upon arriving and finding that the restaurant was not functioning and then dished up a heated pre cooked meal that was very sub standed was very disappointing. Contact with the owners who don't live on site revealed the restaurant would be open the following night with a qualified chef as I had organised a group of 10 people for a surprise birthday celebration. The menu provided displayed a large selection of organic meals from entree's to deserts - we were provided with one course of a very ordinary Indian meal that was pre cooked at another location brought in and it was not even heated properly. One staff member refused to serve the meal from embarrassment. The two staff on location are employed to work outdoors, but told to work indoors when they don't have the necessary qualifications to perform these duties. Nor do they have the necessary qualifications to work in a kitchen, prepare meals or serve same. There does not appear to be any proper health and safety checks regarding food. The reception area is not staffed, restaurant and amenities area are not adequately heated, management uninterested in any form of customer service, unhygienic bathroom areas, poor lighting in accommodation and two members of our group suffered tick infestations. Accommodation is very over priced with health and safety issues not taken into account. Overall a total embarrassment to take a group of friends to.

Posted by , from Newcastle on 20 Sep 2016

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5 out of 5

Great city escape

Pros: Open fire
Cons: Food
Location: Plenty to do there
I throughly recommend staying here. So relaxing and quiet fantastic escape.

Posted by on 23 Sep 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Quiet and beautiful setting (loved the animals roaming around!!)
Cons: Really secluded(which is great) but you just need to be prepared with what you bring
Location: Good views, beautiful and secluded
Facilities: Nice ; Value: Affordable; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Pleasant;

Posted by on 7 Mar 2015

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3 out of 5
Pros: Location
Cons: Sub-standard accom for pricing
Facilities: Run-down, electrics/lights ; Value: Costly, Pricey, Could be better, no air-con & blinds; Service: Below average; Cleanliness: Tidy;

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 24 Jan 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Location and accommodation
Cons: Cost
Location: Perfect, Wonderful, Away from it all
Facilities: Home away from home, Outstanding; Service: Remarkable, Outstanding; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Newcastle on 18 Sep 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Bushwalking, quiet surroundings, animals within the premise
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Distinctive; Value: Amazing; Great for kayaking

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 5 Sep 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Great customer service, the animals were very friendly, great holiday for a young family
Cons: Kettle had residue and the dirt road would be difficult in foul weather
The bush walks are great, the owners and very active in maintainence and the feed is free and you can have fresh eggs if the chickens have laid some.

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 5 Feb 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Beautiful bush and birds and wallabies and farm animals.
Nearby Honeysuckle walk on Barrington Tops is beautiful

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 2 Feb 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: Location and view
Cons: Facilities looking a bit dated - for the price needs to be updated in areas
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Unpretentious; Value: Pricey; Service: Sufficient; Cleanliness: Spick and span; Fantastic location - views excellent - walking tracks in good condition

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 27 Oct 2013

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About the Nirvana Spiritual Retreat

Location 384 Jems Creek Road, Cobark, NSW 2422

Property Features

Nirvana Spiritual Retreat offers its guests an outdoor tennis court and an outdoor pool. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, a BBQ, and a garden are also featured at the luxury Nirvana Spiritual Retreat. Free self parking is available.

  • 1 floor
  • 7 guestrooms or units
  • 8 buildings
  • Built in 1993
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) (142 km / 88.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Nirvana Spiritual Retreat offers 7 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. This accommodation is furnished with double sofa beds. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters and premium bedding. Accommodation at this 4.5-star cottage has kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a jetted bath, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. 32-inch Plasma televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in April 2016.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Jetted tub
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the cottage include an outdoor tennis court and an outdoor pool. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Kayaking nearby

Spa Services

  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: AUD 25 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: AUD25 per pet, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Tops Organic Retreat House Cobark
  • Tops Organic Retreat Cobark
  • Tops Organic Retreat
  • Nirvana Spiritual Retreat House Cobark
  • Nirvana Spiritual Retreat House
  • Nirvana Spiritual Retreat Cobark
  • The Tops Organic Retreat

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in September and close in May.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the cottage before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.