Group Accommodation
Barrington Tops, Hunter Valley NSW

Large group accommodation is no problem at Wangat Lodge with 10 comfortable hostel-style bedrooms sleeping up to 46 or up to 58 if you include the two self-contained Cottages. The Main Hall is big enough for everyone to come together to share a conversation, a meal or a reception – up to 80 people. 

The forest amphitheatre provides a wonderful natural setting for commitment ceremonies, recitals and outdoor gatherings. For more casual gatherings there is a large outdoor fire pit and BBQ with tiered seating. 

Wangat Lodge is a Wildlife Refuge so you are likely to see possums, wallabies, bandicoots and a goanna or two during your stay. There are superb pools for swimming in the Chichester River and walking trails extend from Wangat into the State Forest and Barrington Tops National Park. At weekends Wangat's resident naturalists are on hand to guide walks and lead night-time activities – star-gazing, spotlighting, frogging expeditions.... at no extra charge. Great for kids! Throughout the year students attending our Lightfoot School Camps enjoy many of the same activities. 

This is a wonderful place for friends to relax, in fact many groups keep coming back year after year to this special home away from home set in the woodlands above the Chichester River. We are happy to help you organise your retreat, workshop, conference, special celebration or gathering of friends. A comprehensive Organiser's Guide is available on request.

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  • Ten hostel-style rooms (four 6-bed; five 4-bed; one 2-bed) Accommodation for 46 if bunks are used or 20 twin-share. Blankets, pillows and doonas are provided.
  • Shared bathrooms (one with disabled access)
  • Main Hall with dining, lounge, recreational facilities. Max. 80 guests for receptions.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with large fridge, freezer, 6-hob gas stove/oven/grill, microwave, 2 double toasters. Crockery and cutlery for up to 60 people provided.
  • Outdoor BBQ and fire pit – firewood provided
  • Forest amphitheatre 
  • Outdoor deck
  • Table tennis and outdoor recreation areas
  • Forest trails to lookout and river 


  • Sheets (or sleeping bags)
  • Pillowcases
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Appropriate footwear if bushwalking
  • Torch for night-time activities
  • To keep garbage to a minimum, please bring fresh food/beverages in recyclable or re-useable containers wherever possible.
  • As Wangat Lodge is a Wildlife Refuge, domestic pets are not permitted


Prices shown include GST where applicable. All one-night stays are subject to a 50% surcharge. 
Prices are subject to changes and Special Offers may apply to your booking so please contact us to confirm prices.

Lodge Weekend

$2690 (4pm Friday to 4pm Sunday)
Extension to 9am Monday (by prior arrangement) $20 per adult; $10 per child
Long weekend/Easter Pro rata on weekend rate, to 4pm on day of departure.
$230/extra cottage booked for weekend

Wedding weekend

$2990 (4pm Friday to 4pm Sunday) + $200 for arrival from 10am Friday.
Max 60 guests permitted.
Extension to 9am Monday (by prior arrangement) $20 per adult; $10 per child

Deposit policy

$600 deposit for a Whole-Lodge booking.  $100 payable within one month of booking with the remaining $500 due 6 months before the weekend. Deposits are refundable if cancellation is received not later than twelve weeks in advance of arrival date.

Mid-week bookings
e.g. training courses, conferences, universities, etc.

$32.90/person/night. Maximum 50 persons (incl. staff)
Minimum charge $890/night (27 or fewer people)
$35/hr Lodge staff for guided bushwalks or other activities
25% deposit required on booking.