Being located in the middle of the Talawahl Nature Reserve and Kiwarrak State Forest, we have 16,600 hectares of bush paradise to explore. Just outside our entrance is “Gracies Loop”, a challenging 1 hour loop winding through sections of remnant rainforest. To access some easier walks, simply turn left out of our property and follow Coates road to take in the wonders.

There are fire trails winding throughout the area to suit the most intrepid walkers. Make your way up to “Breakneck Lookout” for stunning views of the coastline and surrounding hills. Be sure to bring some sturdy shoes and a sense of adventure!

Mountain Biking

Most only dream of a mountain bike holidays like this – some of the fastest, most extensive and challenging trails in Australia. The surrounding forest features thousands of trails, crisscrossing thousands of acres of untouched National and State park.


Enjoy a hit of tennis on our brand new top of the range court, or shoot some hoops on the basketball ring.

Tennis court, racquets and balls, basketball, soccer goals and ball, and badminton set are all supplied free of charge.



As well as the spas in each cottage Clarendon offers a 12 metre fibreglass salt water pool for our guests exclusive enjoyment. Gaze over the surrounding tree covered hills and valleys and enjoy a refreshing swim.

Horse Riding

If you’re looking for horse riding holidays in NSW, look no further, at Clarendon we beautiful scenic horse riding trails – and options for every experience level. At Clarendon we prize our horse riding for being fun, scenic and exciting. The trail horses are beautifully responsive and quiet.

Bird Watching

For those with a keen eye for our feathery friends, we have an exhaustive list of the species you may spot within and surrounding Clarendon Forest Retreat. The regeneration after the bushfires has been quite something to behold.


The southern night sky contains a greater range of interesting features than does the northern. This is true for both naked eye and telescope observing. The southern sky claims the three brightest stars (Sirius, Canopus, and Alpha Centauri) and the best examples of almost every type of astronomical object.

Massages and Dining

Indulge in the comfort of your cottage with a massage or Reiki session with our fully qualified therapists, treat yourself to a grazing platter delivered to your door, or sample the finest eateries the region has to offer.
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