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Lyrebird Dell, South Durras

2-bedroomed luxurious cottage. Kangaroos, birds and wildlife. Views to ocean. King-size bed. Open fireplace. Positioned in South Durras, an exclusive village of only 100 houses, surrounded by Murramurrang National Park, yet only 15 minutes away from Batemans Bay (four hours drive south of Sydney).

The cottage is simple, yet luxurious. Snooze in the hammock, enjoy our wide selection of books, CDs and videos, cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, take time over dinner on the screened verandah, gaze at the flames from the open log fire at night and fall into the luxurious king size bed when you’re done.

Look out the big north-east facing windows and chances are you’ll spot kangaroos grazing in the garden or peeking curiously over the verandah. Wildlife abounds with possums, eastern grey kangaroos, swamp wallabies and common birdlife such as parrots, finches, honeyeaters and sea birds.

Venture down to the beach (only five minutes walk away) and enjoy kilometres of quiet sandy beaches, rockpools, headlands, daily views of dolphins swimming in the bay and regular sightings of whales on their annual migration (September to November).

Explore the chain of private beaches tucked away in the National Park just south of Durras, either by car or by bike (you’re welcome to borrow the two mountain bikes that come with Lyrebird Dell).

Make your way over to Durras Lake (2 km away) and discover one of the most pristine inland waterways in NSW. You can hire canoes at very reasonable rates from Lakesea Park or, if you prefer, you’re welcome to borrow our old row boat or surf skis.

There are lots of great surf beaches around. The beach at South Durras is fairly quiet at the southern end (ideal for kids), but good surfing at the northern end.

Accommodation Options

Two-bedroomed self-contained cottage

Lyrebird Dell is a charming, beautifully appointed and fully self-contained two-bedroomed cottage, set on a large block of land with views to the ocean. The natural environment is extraordinary, with kangaroos visiting inquisitively (you see them every day in South Durras), possums appearing in the evening and dolphins swimming in the bay.

The master bedroom has a king size bed; the second bedroom has two single beds, with extra trundle beds available. There’s also a sofa bed in the living area. All luxury linen is provided, including soft egyptian cotton bath towels.

The living and dining areas are set up for up to six people, with TV, DVD, video, etc. Should you wish to plug your laptop into the internet or make local calls, a telephone is available.

An open fireplace, additional heating and electric blankets make for a cosy and romantic stay in winter. For the rest of the year, eat outside on the large outdoor deck, fully insect screened (the perfect place to observe wildlife and take in the wonderful views and tall gum trees)

The kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove, fridge, microwave and toaster. Also supplied are crockery, cutlery, utensils and tea towels. Washing and ironing facilities are provided and a woodfired barbecue is located in the downstairs courtyard.


Popular Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife

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