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Transferring from the city is an experience in itself. Pretty Beach House is situated 90 minutes north (by road) of Sydney on the spectacular NSW Bouddi Peninsula.

Sydney Seaplanes offer an exhilarating 20 minute flight to and from Pretty Beach House, including a fly over of the most beautiful harbour in the world, including the famous Sydney Opera House, the iconic Harbour Bridge and the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney. Door to Door this trip is only 30 minutes from the city.

On arrival, the serene and quintessentially Australian bush setting at Pretty Beach House offers rest and relaxation, however it can also become the centre of a full expedition experience.

Spa treatments

The Bouddi Spa is a haven for guests to de-stress with spa treatments that have been thoughtfully designed to rebalance the synergy between mind, body & soul. By combining a range of sensory therapies selected for their efficiency in purifying, nourishing and harmonizing the body as a whole, guests of the spa are left feeling relaxed and pampered.

Pure Australian botanical products from the LI’TYA range are featured in the spa, offering a true spirit of place and connection to the earth. Aboriginal culture recognizes the significance of the elements in terms of their physical, emotional, spiritual and environmental aspects. The Bouddi Spa treatments aim to bring balance between these elements by combining a range of sensory therapies selected for their efficiency in purifying, nourishing and harmonizing the body as a whole. Treatments can be indoors or amongst the ancient angophoras.

Coastal Bushwalking

Excursions can be as simple as a professionally guided bushwalk with many well-marked coastal walking trails in the surrounding natural wonder of the Bouddi National Park.

Lobster Beach, Box Head and the surf break at Tallow Beach are all within easy walking distance, while Killcare surf beach, Maitland Bay and the seaside villages of Killcare, Wagstaffe and Hardy's Bay are close by.

A leisurely 20 minute stroll through untouched native flora to the tip of the Aboriginal Dreaming sacred site of Box Head is breathtaking, with stunning 180 degree views of the five surrounding waterways including Broken Bay to Palm Beach and the Barenjoey light house.

Indigenous Connections

Pretty Beach House is located in the serene and quintessentially Australian bushland setting of the Bouddi National Park. The word ‘Bouddi’ is the local Aboriginal name for the eastern headland of Maitland Bay and has become synonymous with the national park and the surrounding area. It has various meanings in local Aboriginal languages, and is thought to mean 'heart' or 'water breaking over rocks'. The Bouddi Peninsula is a very special landscape - around 100 Aboriginal sites have been recorded in the park and nearby areas. There is even aboriginal artwork dating back almost 10,000 years right on the doorstep to Pretty Beach House.

Pretty Beach House also offer cultural tours on the property and through the Bouddi National Park, for guests to experience and discover the historical and cultural significance of the Darkinjung people’s kinship with the ocean and the land of the Bouddi National Park.

Learn ancient dreamtime stories told by traditional landowners and Aboriginal elders at 6pm nightly, during the welcome smoking ceremony, incorporating dance & didgeridoo around a crackling fire.

Pretty Beach Cabo Sports Cruiser

A tailored expedition aboard the Pretty Beach Cabo Sports Cruiser can be pre arranged and booked upon reservation. The Pretty Beach Cabo cruiser can also collect guests from Sydney and bring them to Pretty Beach up the coastline (or vice versa).

For the adventurous, a challenging game fishing expedition aboard the 38-foot CABO Sports Cruiser is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

A leisurely sightseeing cruise around the scenic waterways to one of the many secluded bays or hidden beaches with a delicious Pretty Beach House picnic hamper can be arranged.

Cooking Classes

With chefs always on hand at Pretty Beach House, guests can learn the secrets of the kitchen using locally harvested seasonal produce.

Hands on private cooking classes can be arranged with appropriate notice at an additional cost.

Wine Tasting

Private wine tastings with the Pretty Beach House Sommelier are available onsite, and so are day trips to the famous Hunter Valley Wine Region.

Website: www.prettybeachhouse.com

Coastal Bush Walks
For those who can tear themselves away from their Pavilion, there are multiple coastal walks through pristine Australian bush. Find out more »

Indigenous Connections
A Welcome Smoking Ceremony is performed by Indigenous elders for every new guest at Pretty Beach House. Guests watch, learn, listen to authentic dreamtime stories told by Aboriginal Elders from the local tribe, as they share canapés and sip on Champagne around the fire. Ancient legends & tales are shared as guests listen to the moving sound of the didgeridoo allowing all to experience the culture, share their dreaming, immerse and connect with the traditional peoples of this country. Find out more »

Pretty Beach Private Cabo Sports Cruiser
Can be booked for exploration of the waterways and secluded coves and beaches... Find out more »

Private Cooking Classes
Guests are able to learn some of the secrets of the delectable Casalinga style food that is a signature of the Pretty Beach House experience. Find out more »

Bouddi Spa
The Dreaming is a popular treatment. Surrender yourself to the ultimate spa journey to reconnect mind, body and soul from the outside, in. Using the power of native plant essential oils and extracts, earth ochres and desert salts the skin is cleansed, invigorated, restored and nourished. Tired muscles are soothed and the body systems are rebalanced and rejuvenated. Find out more »

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