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4.2 out of 5

"Beautiful views, Tracey was very hospitable and cooked a great meal, loved the massage " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 24 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

At Ruah Rain Forest Retreat, you'll be 22.7 km (14.1 mi) from Mount Warning National Park. Highlights at this Tuscan B&B include free self parking, a conference center, and in-room kitchens.

All 7 individually decorated rooms feature TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy washers/dryers, balconies or patios, and sitting areas. Kitchens come equipped with stovetops and dishwashers, and room service is also available. Nice touches to enhance your stay include soaking tubs and bathrobes, while pillowtop beds and Egyptian cotton sheets invite a good night's rest. Private yards, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Enjoy access to ecotours, rock climbing, and hiking/biking trails. Additionally, you'll find coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 8 AM and 9 AM. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

In the area of this 4-star Numinbah B&B, you'll find Springbrook National Park.

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Balcony (Penthouse Mountain views)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$150* Per night/room 22 Jan. - 23 Jan.

Executive Studio, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite, Mountain View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom, Valley View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Ensuite

Bed Count 3 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Basic Studio, Multiple Beds, Shared Bathroom, Valley View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Ruah Rain Forest Retreat ratings based on 69 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ruah Rain Forest Retreat

Everyone (30) Couples (34) Family (5)
5 out of 5
The views are spectacular here, especially from the spa in the room!!

Posted by on 25 Aug. 2019

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4 out of 5
Hosts were amazing, views incredible, awesome relaxing place to stay.

Posted by on 11 Aug. 2019

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15 Aug. 2019 by Tracey

Thankyou pleased you had a great relax.tracey

5 out of 5
Would never book through Wotif again!! The place we stayed at didn’t have a booking for us as Wotif never advised them. They were great though as was able to give us a room luckily. Beautiful area and views. Better to take own food as drive their is a while from restaurants. Communal

Posted by on 14 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
Incredible view Private rainforest Fluffy robes Best veiw

Posted by on 7 May 2019

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9 May 2019 by TRACE

thank you guys, pleased you relaxed and enjoyed the beauty. Tracey

5 out of 5
The tranquility and views were the best. We left fully recovered and free of stress (after having our 8 grandchildren stay at our home). The very small wine fridge was inadequate and did not keep our drinks or cheese cold was the only fault.

Posted by on 26 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 May 2019 by tra

all wine fridges are at that tempeture, that's why the fridge was out side your door. all the best

4 out of 5
Beautiful views, Tracey was very hospitable and cooked a great meal, loved the massage

Posted by on 24 Jul. 2018

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19 Aug. 2018 by trace

thankyou, you are great guest.

4 out of 5

Great getaway from busy life

Pros: Fabulous room and view, great meals and wine, awesome grounds and facilities.
Location: We enjoyed watching the sunrise and sunsets and going into Chillingham to poke around the little shops and buy some bush fruits.
We really enjoyed being in the beautiful rainforest. The resort is in an excellent location and truly magic. We just needed to get away from our farm and do nothing but relax and since it was raining pretty much all the time it was perfect. We will go back later in the year when the wet season is over.

Posted by , from canungra on 15 Mar. 2018

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19 Mar. 2018 by TRACE

Thank you for you nice response. Yes the views and bush walks on our property are great. look forward to your next stay.

1 out of 5

Disappointing experience - Ruah Rainforest Retreat

Pros: Nothing was enjoyable, except for the views.
Cons: Everything needs to be improved. The views were really gorgeous though.
Location: Isolated location
We booked online for 3 nights and stayed only 1 night. As we arrived late on the first night of our booking, we left early the next morning due to accommodation provided.

Posted by , from Sunshine Coast, QLD on 15 Jan. 2018

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22 Jan. 2018 by trace

Leanne, so sorry you did not like the retreat. I was working away and our manager was on dutie, this was the first i new about this. the location is 25 minutes from a shopping center murwillumbah and 10 minutes to beautiful coffee ect in Chillingham and bush walks right out side our door so a bit puzzled on why this is a distant place. any way thankyou for your opinion and we wish you the best forward.

5 out of 5

Above the clouds..far far away

I am a frequent visitor at Ruah Rainforest Retreat although it is very close to my home on the Gold Coast once I reach the top of the mountain I feel as if I am a million miles away. The retreat has a balinese ambience about it, the owners are lovely and very accomodating - they will greet you once you arrive however do not live on site at the retreat...they are just a short drive down the mountain. The retreat is very self contained with a shared kitchen/dining room where you are welcome to use all the utensils, dinnerware and appliances - so stock up on your favourite groceries before making the drive up. The room with the mountain views sees the sun rising up above the clouds peeking through the windows. There is a large half-wrap around balcony that you can sit on and enjoy allllllllll day long.

Posted by , from Gold Coast on 25 Oct. 2017

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14 Nov. 2017 by TRACE

Thankyou, yes we agree a lovely place away from it all but close. Thankyou for you kind words.

2 out of 5

fantastic views, away from it all - literally

Wanted somewhere away from everything for a bit of down time over the long weekend. This place fitted the bill to that extent. Located high in the border ranges overlooking Murwillumbah at the end of a 4K dirt track, you certainly weren’t bothered by the crowds. Room was comfortable and clean and had fantastic views. That was the good part. The retreat could be something really special, but isn’t. The upkeep is very poor, the place is unkempt and it felt abandoned. We stayed because we were the only people there for most of the weekend and got the rest and relaxation we wanted. Won’t be rushing back - and that’s a shame.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 3 Oct. 2017

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14 Nov. 2017 by TRACE

Thankyou for your responce. we are now under new management and wow what a difference. thankyou and we welcome you back, yes a little work needed to be done but now wow.

About the Ruah Rain Forest Retreat

Location 367 Settlement Road, Numinbah, NSW 2484

Property Features

Ruah Rain Forest Retreat offers its guests a library, barbecue grills, and a garden. Event space at this bed & breakfast measures 161 square feet (1 square meters) and includes a conference center. An airport shuttle (available on request) is available for a fee. Ruah Rain Forest Retreat also features a picnic area, coffee/tea in a common area, and a fireplace in the lobby. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Numinbah bed & breakfast.

  • 7 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 161 sq ft of conference space
  • 1 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2007
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • DVD player


Free self parking


  • Airport: Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta) (53.1 km / 33 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Ruah Rain Forest Retreat offers 7 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters. A pillow menu is available. Accommodations at this 4-star bed & breakfast have kitchens with stovetops, cookware/dishes/utensils, dishwashers, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include rice cookers and portable fans. Refrigerators, in-room massages, and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Private outdoor space
  • Television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator available
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Rice cooker
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe (surcharge)
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8 AM to 9 AM.

Late night fare is available from room service (during limited hours).

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport shuttle service is offered on request during limited hours. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 15.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 15.0 per day.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cleaning fee: AUD 25 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 28.50 and AUD 28.50 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD $66.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Early check-in fee: AUD 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 25.00 (subject to availability)
  • An in-room safe is available for an additional fee
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 15.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 15.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Ruah Rain Forest Retreat B&B Numinbah
  • Ruah Rain Forest Retreat B&B
  • Ruah Rain Forest Retreat Numinbah
  • Ruah Rain Forest Retreat
  • Ruah Rain Forest Retreat Numinbah
  • Ruah Rain Forest Retreat Bed & breakfast
  • Ruah Rain Forest Retreat Bed & breakfast Numinbah

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.