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?

Mary Miller

in the last week

Just got home from the most relaxing weekend away. A beautiful place to unwind, and best of all, great food and wonderful hosts. Oh and it goes without saying that Colin is truly the "star of the show"! Thanks Richard and Liz!

Adrien Jarvis

a month ago

Challenger Chase is the hidden gem you didn’t know your life is missing. If I could give this place more than 5 stars, I would - it’s that good. The retreat is incredible. Liz & Rich are phenomenal hosts who put on the best experience imaginable. Food is delicious and prepared by Liz & Rich, and they are lovely and fun and easy going. You can tell that they love what they do and genuinely care about their guests; I’ve never had better hosts. The glamping tents are fantastic and cozy. The pool and hot tub set up is ideal. The highlight - amongst many, many highlights - are the animals. Colin the dog is a delight. They have a hobby farm, and Liz let us meet all the animals and feed them and even pick them up. It was great! The only downside is that this place is so incredible that as more people read the glowing reviews, they’ll want to book and it’ll be harder to find space in their calendar. Because believe me, it’s that good - you’ll want to stay here time and again. But at the same time, Liz & Rich deserve to have a booked out calendar because the experience is an absolute steal. ;) Thank you, Liz, Rich & Colin!!!

Naomi Schuermans

in the last week

My partner and I booked a weekend in February, the floods were bad so Richard offered us to book another date if we wanted to, but we decided to go anyways. What a great decision! We were lucky and ended up being the only ones there and the weather wasn't too bad. Richard spoiled us with such lovely food and hospitality, there's so much to do indoors as well. His family showed us how they take care of the animals on their property and since we left our dog at home, it was great to play with their super friendly dog Colin..who came to greet us every morning :) Overall an amazing experience, I would really recommend this property and the hosts. We will definitely be back!

Sophie Graycar

2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a magical weekend escape and are planning our next visit already! We had a perfect weekend snuggled down in beautiful bedding, enjoyed delicious home-cooked meals and enjoyed wondering the grounds that Richard and Liz keep so well! We would give Challenge Chaser 10 stars if we could - see you soon guys x

Adi Snir

2 weeks ago

WHERE TO BEGIN?! seriously amazing. The thing is, it's a rare find when the host makes you feel so at home. Richard was above and beyond in every way imaginable. His attention to detail was impressive. The facilities, the food, the accommodation, it was all bloody brilliant. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We will definitely be back.