In the Byron Bay Hinterland, 25 minutes from Byron, wake up on top of a mountain to the sunrise & one of the most extraordinary locations in the Shire. Looking over the valley & the Pacific Ocean, Kinabalu is essentially a Private Conservation Park. Surrounded by the Inner Pocket Nature Reserve henceforth one of our main goals are the conservation, rejuvenation and repair of the rainforests of the estate. Come and look and I might get to tell you a story of the ancient forests of Gondwana.
Drive up to the top of the mountain for 3.5kms in an all terrain vehicle . . . or walk. *The road up the mountain is VERY ROUGH so a 4 wheel drive and good driver is necessary to reach the pinnacle*.
Please bear in mind All lifts too and from the car park is provided by arrangement and is included in the price. This means please confirm an appointment with plenty of notice. This is one of the most unusual Locations you will ever experience!
This is off the beaten track, wild bush mountainous terrain, IN A RUSTIC part RENOVATED BOHEMIAN MOUNTAIN LODGE ORIGINALLY built in 1976. It overlooks the ocean and the deep jungle valley below and we are surrounded by the Inner Pocket Nature Reserve.
Experience a fully-equipped off-the-grid, hilltop jungle Safari 1/2 hour from Byron Bay.
Wake up to the Golden Sunrise over the vast ocean perched on top of a mountain, at the end of a valley in a secret jungle rainforest overlooking the majestic Pacific; it is called "Kinabalu". The home of the spirits.
Surrounded by a Rainforest Sanctuary & Public Nature Reserve, you have absolute privacy and one of the most extraordinary locations of the area and in Australia.
The Kyoto, and our two other listings, the Den and the Treepod were nominated in the top twenty in Australia by Airbnb for nature based treehouse experience, so make sure you check out the other two listings. This will be an experience you will never forget.
This is nature's remedy for a stressed city lifestyle!
If you love the rustic charm of an old mountain cabin built in 1976 together with pristine walks into old growth forest & wild beautiful nature or swimming in the waterfalls is your thing . . . this is it. Please read the listing description carefully. THIS IS NOT THE HYATE REGENT. ITS ATTRACTION IS ITS RUSTIC HAND MADE CHARM.
You'll also enjoy full connectivity ADSL (very fast) internet, a large range of books, simple cooking facilities, a yoga deck, and a view that's hard to beat.
The building now known as the Kyoto was initially built in 1976 as a base to commence building the main house now known as ‘the Treehouse’. So as you can see it has been around a long time.
In 2006 my friend Deon from Bondi Beach, originally from MULLUMBIMBY, decided to renovate this darling little place as it was the first building here being built SO THERE IS MUCH HISTORY HERE.
It was a Labour of love (and lovers) in spite of the most difficult circumstances. Using the natural rock of the mountain, old beams from the local old bridges, secondhand building materials, Deon turned this place into a lovers’ dream. So to you lovers of life and nature this experience here will strike a chord with you. :) please come and experience this most special and historical place.
It has been quite an achievement to renovate this over the last years . . and still not finished. We are now focused on the garden - still plenty to do so come and plant some herbs and trees if you have a green thumb!
You have full access to the whole property & the surrounding Nature Reserve.
All help is offered if asked.
The area is loved for its lush green growth, abundant water with its many waterfalls, and picturesque scenery. Not to mention it's fabulous beaches.
Be aware, that because it is an unconventional building, it is to be assumed to be a 'primitive camping site'.
No rails & concrete pathways.
It is jungle law here.
You enter these premises AT YOUR OWN RISK.
All care taken.
By agreeing to stay here you are hereby take full responsibility for your own personal safety. Please take note.
In the Kyoto Lodge Farm stay there are two cosy double bed bedrooms. The main suite occupies the whole top floor with its own lounge and bathroom attached. The upstairs lounge can also be made into a very comfortable bed for a single. Downstairs there is a double camping style foam mattress in front of the open fire place which could serve as another bed.
A shower & toilet is available here with another on it way. The shower is an outdoor garden type built into a giant tree trunk, or you may like to take an Epsom salt bath inside, in the old antique enamel bathtub.
There is a lot of western red cedar timber featured throughout the building which lends a charmingly relaxing Scandinavian touch to your unique Aussie bush adventure!
Please note again that this accommodation is RUSTIC, SIMPLE & BOHEMIAN in nature, lots of second hand furniture, in a building that was initially built in 1976 over 40 years ago and is not completely finished at this stage. It is, by its nature, a most difficult place to maintain, but we do our best.
Please take note, THIS IS NOT 5 STAR accommodation, DO NOT EXPECT THE HYATT REGENT, IT IS NOT FINISHED and there is still much to do.
It is by its nature a most difficult place to get completely clean. Some of you may be disappointed with such so please don’t come and expect such. The photos reflect the attributes of the interior though garden area outside the Kyoto lodge is still very rustic, basic and unestablished, with some building materials stacked around the side at this stage, and no sealed pathways. ***Having full mobility is essential for your safety in this environment, and is not suitable for young children without constant adult supervision.***
So in legal term to all intents and purposes, I repeat, it should be considered a ‘primitive camp site’ in the middle of wild jungle nature!
Looking forward to meeting you!
See you at the Kyoto Lodge at Kinabalu Farm!
The area is loved for its lush green growth, abundant water with its many waterfalls, and picturesque scenery. Not to mention it's fabulous beaches. Please take note that we are in the middle of the jungle. Inner Pocket Nature Sanctuary is filled with the most extraordinary array of birds, animals & insects. This is on the middle of virgin wild nature. For some this could be frightening. So be prepared. Bring walking shoes, insect repellent, a torch & a raincoat. You never know!
The Pocket, 新南威爾斯州, 澳洲