Self-contained Cottages – Barrington Tops, Hunter Valley NSW

Wangat Lodge offers two humble self-contained holiday Cottages which provide simple, comfortable facilities in a delightful setting – and they don't cost the earth. They are perfect to relax and soak up some peace and tranquility in the Australian bush or as a sleep-over for any of the great activities and events held locally throughout the year.

Located in the Hunter Valley foothills of Barrington Tops National Park, both Cottages will give you access to pristine stretches of the Chichester River, private forest walking trails and unforgettable encounters with the resident wildlife. Activities while at Wangat could include: bushwalks and drives to lookouts, waterfalls, majestic eucalypt and rainforest areas (advice & guidesheets provided); natural pools for swimming; abundant wildlife and excellent bird-watching; tennis and horse-riding.

The Cottages may be booked individually or together, as they are only 90m apart. They may also be booked as an addition to group accommodation in the main Lodge or a Lightfoot School Camp. When the Cottages are let independently they share no indoor facilities or programs run by Wangat staff, but all walks and other facilities on the Wildlife Refuge are available.

As Wangat Lodge is a Wildlife Refuge, domestic pets are not permitted.

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An adobe brick Cottage for 1-5 people adjoining Wangat Lodge. Suitable for a couple or small family.  


  • Sleeps up to 5. Extra guests may be accommodated by prior arrangement.
  • One bedroom with a queen-sized and single bed, open living/dining area with two sofa beds. Blankets, doonas and pillows for five are provided.
  • Kitchen includes cooking bench, fridge, freezer, microwave, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, washing-up liquid and tea-towels.
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet.
  • Private BBQ and fire-pit (firewood provided).
  • Plug-in heater and fan (we are on 100% Greenpower). 

'Melia' availability

If the dates you require are currently booked or pending please contact us to be notified if the date becomes available.

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A hostel-style timber Cottage for 1-7 people adjoining the Wangat Lodge office.


  • Sleeps up to 7. Extra guests may be accommodated by prior arrangement.
  • One twin bedroom, two double bunks in alcoves in the cottage, open living/dining area with one single sofa bed. Blankets, doonas and pillows for 7 are provided.
  • Kitchen includes stove, fridge with freezer, microwave, cooking bench, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, washing-up liquid and tea-towels.
  • Bathroom with shower/bath and toilet; additional toilet on verandah.
  • Private BBQ and fire-pit (firewood provided).
  • Wood-burner for winter heating and fans for summer. 

'Overflow' availability

If the dates you require are currently booked or pending please contact us to be notified if the date becomes available.

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  • 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
  • Bed linen can be provided on request (charges apply)


Prices may change and Special Offers may apply to your booking so it is important to contact us to confirm prices.
Unless otherwise arranged, weekend bookings are for a minimum of two nights (with pro-rata increase for long weekends).

$115 per night for two people
$15 per extra adult
$10 per extra child
$60 deposit required on booking
Arrival time: 2pm
Departure time: 11am midweek, 4pm weekends


3 night Cottage Special: three nights in Melia or Overflow Cottage for $285, any number of people (excludes school holidays).
Contact us to enquire about midweek specialsboomerang vouchers and double-Cottage offer.