Challenge Chaser Retreat is a place like no other: a place where you can reboot, rejuvenate and re-energise.

Set on 12 hectares at the foot of the Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park near Bulahdelah, we pride ourselves on being situated at the heart of the Barrington Coast.

Our accommodation features luxurious glamping tents and the tariff includes breakfast and dinner!

Simply wanting a weekend away? Come join us for a break where you can bask in the natural beauty and calm surrounds, explore the local area and rejuvenate in one of our luxury glamping tents. These are state of the art with ensuite bathrooms and featuring 2 king single beds. All our accommodation is fully powered and fully serviced.

Facilities include bushwalking, swimming, peaceful surroundings and use of our spa and outdoor areas.

Fitness Getaways

We also specialise in fitness getaways: 4 day/3 night breaks for fitness and well-being. We provide qualified training in our oversized gym or out in the fresh air, with all equipment provided.

Our seminars offer help on getting fitter and how to best approach your next sporting challenge or for general well-being. Breakfast and dinner are freshly prepared using locally sourced produce with great nutritional value and easily reproduced back at home.

Individual or group bookings, of all abilities are welcome.

We hope that as you plan your get away to the Barrington Coast you will come and experience what we have to offer, to not only get motivated, but have fun, laugh and feel great.

What did others have to say?

Jakki Riggien

4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a rare opportunity to have the night away together. It was a perfect getaway. Richard warmly welcomed us and showed us to our gorgeous self-contained tent. We were then treated with afternoon tea, including chocolate brownie and relaxed in the outdoor spa. Richard cooked us a delicious dinner which was such a bonus on top of our accommodation. A walk after breakfast discovering the surrounds was enjoyable too. We could have stayed longer and definitely look forward to taking our teenagers next time. Richard has many incredible and inspirational adventure stories!

Grace Patrick

a month ago

my girlfriends and I stayed for 3 days and 2 nights here at the Challenge Chaser Retreat and we had a wonderful time. The host made us feel very warm and welcoming. The tents were very clean and tidy, facilities were great access, food was amazing and the service was excellent. We loved our time at the pool and the jacuzzi, visiting farm animals, playing indoor games and watching indoor movies (also available outdoor). we had the whole place to ourselves. It is a great place for a family and group of friends to get away if you are looking for relaxing quiet experience in the nature. I highly recommend. Oh, my other highlight was meeting Collin. He is a playful and friendly dog who kept us companied throughout our stay.

Natasha Vans

3 weeks ago

GLAMPING experience at its finest. Thank you to Richard for exceptional hospitality and service during our stay. The beds were extremely comfy, really clean rooms + the food was phenomenal. A perfect getaway for couples, families and those needing some down time! Highly recommend this place + will definitely be back.

Eline Bisterbosch

a month ago

My partner and I thought this was the perfect getaway and it definitely ticked all the boxes. It was relaxing, quiet, immersive and had plenty to do. Richard and his wife, the owners, have done an amazing job creating this retreat. We stayed in a luxurious tent overlooking the trees and the dam. Funnily enough, we got woken up by the kookaburra's! Then enjoyed a big breakfast on the terrace! The night was a bit chilly, however we had a heater in the tent and Richard provided a hot water bottle to warm up the bed. We got to watch a movie outdoors, which Richard had set up for us, and enjoyed the stargazing after ! The star of the weekend was undoubtedly Colin, the most friendly and playful dog whom kept us company on the hikes and played catch. Absolutely recommend it. We will be back !

Jess Black

2 months ago

My husband and I stayed for one night for our wedding anniversary. From the moment I began communicating with Richard and Liz I had a good feeling about our stay. It was confirmed when we arrived and met them at their beautiful property. Challenge Chaser Retreat is situated on a stunning bush block and is so quiet and peaceful. We'd never 'glamped' before and loved the combination of luxury while feeling as if we were immersed in nature. The food was sensational and I really appreciated all of the little details - hot water bottles, fresh milk in the morning, fabulous communication. We felt like we really connected with the other guests as well as our hosts. My husband has recently had surgery so we wanted a quick getaway to relax and this was perfect. We also really loved the mineral pool and spa! I've already booked to come back again. Cannot recommend the place more highly.