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Nightcap Ridge - Byron Bay Hinterland

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, Internet, bed sheets
TV, DVD player, books, video library
TV, DVD player, books, video library
Hair dryer, towels, soap, shampoo

Overview of Nightcap Ridge - Byron Bay Hinterland

Entire home

Nightcap Ridge - Byron Bay Hinterland


4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
Whian Whian, NSW

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWater Dragon Walk Trailhead13 min drive
  • Popular LocationMinyon Falls17 min drive
  • Popular LocationSnows Gully Nature Reserve36 min drive
  • AirportBallina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway)58 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
60 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Nightcap Ridge - Byron Bay Hinterland

Romantic cottage in Whian Whian
Nightcap Ridge is a private 67 acre property in the Nightcap National Park. This unique oasis provides beautiful lawns, walks, water holes and unspoilt nature. The well appointed cottage delivers the comforts for a perfect getaway.

The property is within a few kilometres of Minyon Falls. A stay provides guests with a comfortable base for experiencing the surrounding National Park and Conservation Area. The National Park, which is World Heritage listed, and Conservation area are known for their flora and fauna including many rare and endangered species, dominant massifs, cliffs, lush green gullies and waterfalls. These parks attract bushwalkers, nature lovers, birdwatchers, picnickers, mountain bike riders and artists.

*Please note limited NBN satellite internet access is an optional extra. We believe your Nightcap Ridge experience will be more enjoyable without internet however the service has been added for guests who require connection. Maximum of 10GB per stay for $40.*

While the surrounding parks are beautiful and offer endless scope for nature based adventurers, many guests to Nightcap Ridge do not venture far away at all. Guests enjoy the varied landscape of Nightcap Ridge itself with its rainforest, permanent creek, forested ridges, gullies, lily ponds, dams and easy walks. There is plenty to explore right here at your door step. Nightcap Ridge is actively managed to enhance and protect its flora and fauna. Significant species such as Koala, Little Bent Wing Bat, Wompoo Fruit Dove, Rose Pigeon, Rifle Bird, Bower Birds, Owls, Lace Monitor (Goanna), Swamp Wallaby and Pademelons and many others are found here.

Guests will find the cottage is warm and cosy in winter and light and airy in summer. The cottage provides a refuge to escape from the outside world, to observe and experience nature or simply to sit on the deck and relax. Nightcap Ridge encourages contemplation, meditation and reflection.

As the cottage is designed to be self-catering, guests need to bring their own food supplies to meet their daily needs. Fresh eggs, bread and milk are provided with each booking. The slow combustion fuel stove is a great way to cook and experience food. Chopped wood is provided. An easy lesson will be provided in its operation. Guests can also have the option of having a campoven stew prepared for them, which will stew on the fire while you star gaze.

The cottage is open plan. It is rustic and well appointed with separate indoor/outdoor bathroom. The cottage and the bathroom have French doors and louvre windows providing plenty of light, parkland and forest views.

The cabin is solar powered. This means that high energy use electrical items such as electric heaters, electric toasters, hair dryers and so on cannot be used without exhausting the supply of electricity to run more needed appliances. The solar system does run an electric fridge, the lights, the digital TV and Blu-ray player. The slow combustion wood fired stove is also used to heat the cabin. There is a backup gas heater.

Water to the cabin is high quality filtered creek water and tank rain water. Nightcap Ridge is the first property to access the creek and the creek is a permanent source of both spring fed and surface water. The creek water is drinkable and is preferred by most visitors because of its perceived added mineral benefits.

There is a four poster double bed. A deck is available for outdoor sitting and dining, with beautiful aspect and views.

The property is 300 to 350 metres above sea level and is at a junction of two climatic zones - sub tropical and warm temperate. The climate is milder than areas on the coastal plain. It has a high rainfall of about 1800mm per year. So bring wet weather gear, especially between December and March.

In Autumn you can expect minimum temperatures at night and in the early morning to fall to around 10C. Day temperatures are usually in the mid 20sC. It is a very pleasant time of the year. Spring is similar, but can be drier.

In Winter the minimum temperatures at night and in the early morning can fall to around 5C - occasionally to 0C. Daytime winter temperatures are in the high teens and low 20sC. Very pleasant - but you will need a good jumper/pullover/cardigan at least in the morning and at night and - yes - warm pyjamas, socks and slippers. By using the slow combustion fuel stove, the cottage remains warm and inviting.

In Summer minimum temperatures are in the high teens or low 20sC. During the day the temperatures mostly are in the high 20sC to low 30sC, but can occasionally be higher. The cottage is insulated and by using the large opening French doors and the louvre windows the cabin remains very pleasant. You can also cool off in the creek or dams.

The cottage is located 37kms from Byron Bay, 27kms from Mullumbimby, 35kms from Lismore and 180kms from Brisbane.

Every effort will be made to make your visit enjoyable. Feedback is welcome.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Digital televisions are provided.

Kitchens offer fridges, hobs and kitchenware and utensils. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Fraser Duddy
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo

Living spaces

  • Wood stove


  • TV with digital service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 646 sq ft (60 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

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About this area

Whian Whian

Located in Whian Whian, this cottage is in a walkable area with good shopping. Cedar Walk Trailhead and Platypus Walk Trailhead are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and Andrew Johnston Big Scrub Nature Reserve. Explore all the area has to offer with hiking/biking trails, horse riding and mountain climbing.

What's nearby

  • Cedar Walk Trailhead - 13 min drive
  • Water Dragon Walk Trailhead - 13 min drive
  • Platypus Walk Trailhead - 13 min drive
  • Minyon Falls - 17 min drive
  • Snows Gully Nature Reserve - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Lismore Station - 33 min drive
  • Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway) - 58 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 12 out of 13 reviews
5 - Excellent 92%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 13 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 13 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 13 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 13 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Just amazing...
We spent our honeymoon at this property and couldn’t recommend it more! A very well-designed, comfortable retreat for two. Place was clean & well stocked, the hosts are wonderful and the location stunning. Thanks for having us Fraser & Sara! Look forward to coming back again.

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What a wonderful little cottage! Rustic and delightful, it is perfectly located on a stunning property, far enough from the main house to feel secluded. The tall timbers and the farmhouse gardens means birds aplenty. The covered deck, the stained glass windows, the wood-fire oven and the four poster bed are only a few of the lovely country charms. The detached bath house is a treat with its claw-footed tub, scented lotions and tea lights. Highly recommended.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Great accommodation in a spectacular location
Nightcap Ridge exceeded our expectations and provided wonderful accommodation in a spectacular location.

5/5 Excellent

Amazing, peaceful hideaway
We loved our time at nightcap ridge. The accommodation is superb, the location absolutely stunning, and the hosts very friendly. We were wanting to come here to take an opportunity to disconnect from the news, responsibility and the craziness of modern life. This was such a superb place to do all of that and will definitely be back.

5/5 Excellent