Pet friendly and just 2.5 hours north of Sydney, Riverwood Downs is a magnificent 4.5 star resort on the banks of a mountain river in the foothills of Barrington Tops World Heritage Wilderness. Explore the grandeur of the Barrington Tops. Tall mountains, cool mountain pools, crackling log fires, fresh air and bright stars, abundant wildlife, friendly staff and relaxed country hospitality complete the peaceful setting.
The resort has boutique family rooms, river cottage, family timber park cabins, riverside camping, and a bunkhouse for groups. Onsite facilities include licensed Rosewood Restaurant, bar and café, swimming pool, canoeing, horse riding and pony rides, pool tables, indoor half-court tennis, table tennis, bushwalking, platypus and bird watching. Golf courses and boutique vineyards are nearby. Pets welcome - there’s even a pet menu and a separate pet-friendly restaurant.
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Check-in time: 2pm
Check-out time: 10am
Nearest city: Newcastle – 90km
Nearest airport: Newcastle – 90km
Nearest train: Dungog – 30km
Take the Sydney to Newcastle Expressway north and follow it right to its end. At the roundabout turn right and follow the 'Pacific Highway 1' signs to Hexham and then left over the Hunter River bridge. (CAUTION when you come to the Raymond Terrace roundabout IGNORE the sign that says Dungog Barrington Tops.) Drive straight through the roundabout following the signs to Barrington Tops via Gloucester.
You will bypass Raymond Terrace, following the 'Taree' signs. On the Pacific Highway 20km north of the Raymond Terrace Bypass Roundabout, turn left onto the 'Bucketts Way' to Stroud (Gloucester & Barrington Tops). The turn off to Riverwood Downs is on your left, 17 km beyond Stroud. Do watch for the turn off, as it comes up rather quickly if you are travelling at highway speed. Then just follow the signs 8km in to Riverwood Downs. (Note: there is no need to go through Newcastle to get to Riverwood Downs.)