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

a week 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!

Natasha Vans

in the last week

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 !

Gabriele Lasauskaite

a month ago

Challenge Chaser is a wonderful place to escape. You are surrounded by beautiful nature, yet the tents have the luxury bed sheets and brand new bathrooms (that hot shower pressure is better than some top hotels!). So many activities, beautiful grounds, Richard's hospitality - everything is just absolute top notch. Can't wait to return!

Leon Chan

3 months ago

My family of 4 just returned from two fabulous nights here. Richard and Liz are very friendly hosts who have set up such a beautiful and relaxing place. This is a real family business that provided an experience way above what we could have envisaged. We had a delicious picnic hamper on our arrival and the breakfasts and dinners were just scrumptious. We went for walks, played table tennis, darts and enjoyed a campfire at night. We also watched videos on a big screen out in the open at night while looking at the stars. The tents were very comfortable with beds that allowed us to have blissful sleep. They even provided hot water bottles which was just amazing. My boys loved seeing the ponies and chickens They especially loved playing with their dog Colin and already miss him! Thank you Richard and Liz! We will definitely be back!!