• Group accommodation at Wangat Lodge, Barrington Tops, Hunter Valley
    Group accommodation at Wangat Lodge
  • Lightfoot school camps, Wangat Lodge, Barrington tops, Hunter Valley
    Lightfoot School Camps, Wangat Lodge, Barrington tops, Hunter Valley
  • Self-contained Cottage at Wangat Lodge, Barrington Tops, Hunter Valley
    Nature's at your doorstep when you stay at Wangat Lodge self-contained Cottages
  • Wedding ceremony in the forest amphitheatre at Wangat Lodge
    Wedding ceremony in the forest amphitheatre at Wangat Lodge
  • Relax by the Chichester River at Wangat Lodge, Barrington Tops, Hunter Valley
    Relax at Bunyip's Bath on Jerusalem Creek
  • A relaxed setting for a meeting, at Wangat Lodge, Barrington Tops, Hunter Valley
    A relaxed setting for a meeting
  • Nature
    Nature's spa bath at Wangat Lodge

Wangat Lodge – group retreat venue, Hunter Valley


LightFoot School Camps (in abeyance for 2017)

Group Accommodation

Self-Contained Cottages


Welcome to 2017 and the wondrous wilds of Wangat!

Wangat offers a unique nature-surrounded accommodation and relaxation facility for you and your friends to get away together. With the Chichester River on your doorstep, a convivial main hall with fully equipped kitchen, forest amphitheatre, fire pit/BBQ area and group accommodation for up to 58 people,  Wangat Lodge is perfect for a family celebration, birthday gathering, retreat workshop, wedding or special-interest group gathering.

For a more private retreat for couples or small groups we have two self-contained Cottages. These are available separately or can be booked with the Lodge group accommodation.

There's also the Wangat Bush Camp and Shelter Shed secreted away in a small clearing above Jerusalem Creek.

Wangat Lodge is a registered Wildlife Refuge and also an award-winning environmental education centre. Our LightFoot School Camps have for 25 years been a great way for students to experience nature in an inspiring setting.

Located on the northern edge of the Hunter Valley adjoining the Barrington Tops Gondwana Rainforest World Heritage Area, Wangat Lodge is a convenient hour and a quarter drive from Newcastle or three hours from North Sydney.

In 2017 Wangat is also offering Bushwalkers' Weeks (Monday-to-Friday program) and Motorcyclists' Weeks (Monday-to-Friday ride options).  Give us a call for a brochure and a chat....

Group Accommodation

  • Get a group together – up to 10 families or 58 people
  • Entertain up to 80 in the Main Hall - a birthday or family reunion?
  • Large communal kitchen  - or call in the caterers....
  • Outdoor deck, BBQ area with seating, volleyball court
  • forest amphitheatre for nature-surrounded ceremonies

More about our Group Accommodation ...

Self-contained Cottages

  • A bush getaway with nature at your doorstep
  • Simple, inexpensive, peaceful!
  • Melia Cottage for couples, Overflow Cottage for families
  • Relax, go bushwalking or take a swim in the river

More about our self-contained Cottages

LightFoot School Camps (in abeyance for 2017)

  • Award-winning nature education centre
  • Use our program or your own
  • Stay for a day or up to 4 nights
  • Connect with nature
  • Children, rainforest, sustainability!

More about LightFoot school camps