Kanimbla View - The Clifftop Escape
Property Locality: Shipley Plateau, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, NSW
Type of Property: Retreat
Eco Cottages: Two cottages only -each sleeps up to 7 in great style and comfort.
Studio: A 76 sq m open plan ‘play space’. Best value accommodation for a couple or up to 4 travellers.
Children: Suitable for children
Rates (per couple two nights)
Price Range: from $320 to $660
Studio:$420 (extra adult $100, child under 14, $50)
Eco-cottage:$660 (extra adult $120, child under 14, $60)
Midweek: Studio: $320, Eco-cottage: $510
Relaxed Package: $2420 for the entire retreat, up to 12 persons ($120 per extra person up to 16 in total)
Ultimate Package: $3300 for the Relaxed Package plus Owners’ Cottage up to 16 persons ($120 per extra person up to 22 in total)
Special Conditions: Minimum two night stay
Includes all linen, tea, ground coffee, milk sugar etc.
Rates are inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice.
PRICE RATE POLICY*
Every enquiry and booking through ECOHOTEL shows your support for the environmental initiatives undertaken by Kanimbla View.
A 12 acre clifftop retreat just 3 minutes from Blackheath in the world heritage Blue Mountains. The property offers accommodation from budget to luxury and caters for children, groups, families and couples.
Kanimbla View also offers a dedicated conference centre/yoga studio and accommodation for up to 22 and celebrations such as small weddings or family get-togethers can be accommodated. Contact our chef, Tony Barlow to discuss your catering requirements.
Kanimbla View set out to design and operate a retreat that would accommodate their guests in great style and comfort – without costing the Earth. Kanimbla View has won several awards for environmental best practices.
The cottages are solar-powered. The Discovery Channel rated Kanimbla View as one of the 10 best solar-powered tourism properties in the world.
Guests may participate in the extensive recycling and composting program.
Water-saving measures include odourless composting toilets that not only use no water but also minimise the impact on the bush.
Extensive information is provided about Kanimbla View’s environment and Australian flora and fauna generally.
Kanimbla View has entered into a Voluntary Conservation Agreement with NSW’s National Parks & Wildlife Service to co-manage Kanimbla View’s clifftop sanctuary. This VCA will preserve the escarpment and habitat of rare and endangered species like the Glossy Black Cockatoo.
The National Parks & Wildlife Service has also declared the whole of Kanimbla View a wildlife refuge. You’ll love the birds, frogs, lizards and other wildlife – and understand why pets aren't allowed on the property.
The buildings – especially the eco-cottages – have been designed, sited and built to minimize their environmental impact. Their interiors are notable for the extensive use of natural and recycled materials.
Quotes from previous guests about the commitment of Kanimbla View to the environment :
“From concept to execution, Kanimbla View is ecotourism at its best.”
Guy Chester, former V-P, Ecotourism Australia
"As environmental journalists with a special interest in the concept of ecotourism we were amazed at the sensitive and thought through concept that you have structured your ecotourism business with. You do not seem to have forgotten anything - even supplying your guests with views of the Blue Mountains escarpments … that can easily compete with the icons of this magnificent area. Well, better in a way: here you are by yourself … with the beautiful landscape. We wish you the very best of luck in your future environmental challenges and missions."
Peter Hanneberg (co-founder of the Swedish Ecotourist Society)
"You have successfully illustrated that you can create a pleasant, welcoming space with an appropriate ambience for your setting and construct and run it with minimal harm to the environment. I wish you every success as each successful model will encourage others to see it is possible."
Penelope Figgis AM, V-P, Australian Conservation Foundation
Features of the Eco Cottages:
“Tasteful and understated ... the thinking person’s weekender.” Good Weekend
Identical, architect-designed cottages, each in its own stunning woodland setting
Sleeps up to 7
Spacious, split-level lay-out.
Comfortable, Moroccan-style sofas, curtain and soft furnishing fabrics by Cloth
Log fire and gas heating
Well equipped kitchen
3 good-sized bedrooms (king or twin beds) – each one different
Radio/ipod station - but no TV by design!
Books & games
BBQ & outdoor dining
Features of the Studio
The studio is as large as a small house (76 sq m) -- an open-plan hideaway for people who need some peace and time to slow down and chill out for a few days. Younger guests call it a really ‘funky’ space.
It’s also great for two as a romantic weekender or for parents who want to keep an eye on a toddler. Alternatively, there’s plenty of room for up to 4 good mates and travellers.
Sleeps up to 4
Comfortable, bright and cozy lounge area, with large recycled timber windows
"Hot drum" slow combustion wood fire (and electric heater)
68 cm TV, DVD and CD/radio stereo
Fun sleeping area with a comfortable queen bed & 2 single beds
Well equipped kitchenette (microwave, hot plates, toaster, fridge, etc) and dining area
A small library and selection of games
A large covered zen patio with water feature and Weber BBQ
The Studio’s private bathroom is located just 15 metres away in our adobe lodge
Hosts: Tony Barlow and Nigel Hannigan
Address: 113 Shipley Road, Blackheath
Blue Mountains NSW Australia
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