River Retreat is right off the beaten track in a little place called Nymboida, and is fast becoming one of the trip's highlights. This relaxing country spot is home to a variety of wildlife, including the elusive platypus. Your stay here includes a guided canoe trip or walk around the bush, where a knowledgeable local will teach you about the native flora and fauna, and the history of the area. Finish your day with a shared BBQ meal and stargazing around the campfire when the weather is right. This little gem of a spot is a great insight into the real rural Australia.
Population: 427 in the local town, often just the Stray crew and some local volunteers at the River Retreat
Vibe: Relaxed, country vibes
Known as: It's extensive river system
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Canoe/kayak down the river
A guided kayak trip along the river is included in the price of your stay. Enjoy paddling down the calm waters, spotting snakes, cows and kangaroos along the way.
Go for a swim
Aussie temperatures can soar in the summer, so cool off and take a dip in the fresh river water.
WHERE STRAY STAYS
Nymboida Canoe Centre
Sleep in wood cabins under the stars for an authentic Australian experience. This is a Strademark Destination not to be missed!
3520 Armidale Road
Nymboida, NSW 2460, Australia
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Tel: +61 2 6649 4155
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