Calabash Bay Lodge

Calabash Bay Lodge

Calabash Bay Lodge offers not just luxury Hawkesbury River accommodation but a very private and exclusive sanctuary for guests to replenish, rejuvenate and recharge in this magical setting. Being accessible only by boat, naturally, every stay includes boat transfers from the Berowra Waters Marina, use of a boat to explore the Hawkesbury River, as well as kayaks and fishing equipment to try your luck at a catch.

Calabash Bay Lodge is surrounded by pristine eucalypt bushland and the ancient sandstone cliffs fronting onto the Hawkesbury River at Berowra Waters. With two national parks on either side of our riverfront location, the Ku’ring-gai Chase and Marramarra, Calabash Bay Lodge offers an unparalleled eco-luxury escape perfect for weekend getaways from Sydney, as well as romantic luxury couples retreats in celebration of honeymoons or babymoons, or just because, plus family holidays, and health and wellness retreats. Calabash Bay Lodge is also a unique and inspiring venue for a corporate retreat, team reward, or strategy workshop.

Indulge with an all-inclusive Ultimate Indulgence package, where our chef-in-residence will cater for your every culinary whim while you relax and unwind. Combine with the ultimate method of arrival – flying in by scenic seaplane flight from Rose Bay or Palm Beach directly to our private jetty.

Location: Hawkesbury

Calabash Bay Lodge is only a 45 minute drive north of the Sydney CBD or 1 hour from Sydney Airport. Part of a southern tributary of the majestic Hawkesbury River, Berowra Waters’ location under an hour away from Sydney makes Calabash Bay Lodge convenient for Sydneysiders seeking a short break to relax, rejuvenate or recharge, or for travellers from further afield wanting to immerse themselves into a pristine Australian bushland experience on the water’s edge.

Surrounded by 360 degrees of pristine Australian native bushland, with the Marramarra National Park to the west, the Kuring’gai National Park to the north and east, and the Berowra Valley Regional Park to the south.

Unlike other destinations further afield, Calabash Bay Lodge offers a unique experience of the Australian absolute waterfront way of life, yet is only a heartbeat away from it’s bustling national metropolis.


Calabash Bay Lodge is the perfect sanctuary for guests to replenish, rejuvenate and recharge in a magical setting.  You can be as busy or as relaxed as you like with options right on your doorstep of swimming or fishing from your private pontoon, discovering secret beaches by your own boat or kayak or exploring the area with bushwalks, visiting colonial ruins or discover aboriginal rock art sites and middens.

Suitable/best for

Small Groups

Dining: Dining Options

You can either book the property on a self-cater basis or request the all-inclusive package for the lodge’s resident chef to provide all catering to your requirements.

Rooms & Accommodation - General Information

The property is booked on an exclusive use basis, ensuring complete privacy for a maximum of 8 guests. Two bedrooms have king-sized beds that can be converted to twin on request, plus there are two queen bedrooms. One king and one queen bedroom have a private ensuite with shower, while a large bathroom with shower and bath is shared between another king and queen bedroom. All bedrooms have direct balcony access and water views, and are equipped with 1000 count organic linens, ceiling fans, digital mp3 clock radios and amenity kits from REN.


Calabash Bay Lodge is open all year round and suits a variety of seasonal holidays.


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