NSW’s and the Hawkesbury Region’s leading executive conference venue, Bandusia Retreat on the Macdonald River, is an oasis of indulgence in comfort and seclusion all within 2 hours drive of Sydney. You will experience an exceptional level of personalized service, flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm when you meet at Bandusia Country Retreat.
Bandusia is blessed by the beauty and serenity of the Australian bush setting. Bandusia’s deluxe accommodation is set on 30 acres in the heart of a pristine river valley. This incomparable lodge style guesthouse, with inspired architecture by award winning architects and furnishings to accommodate the sophisticated delegate, is designed to reward your team. Bandusia integrates the beauty of tall timbers and spectacular sandstone mountain ranges into the unique accommodation.
Bandusia features 10 bedrooms, most with en-suite and spa facilities accommodating up to 20 delegates. This ideal corporate retreat provides a full compliment of resort features including salt pool, outdoor sauna, outdoor spa, gym facilities and superb gardens and surroundings. Larger conferences of up to 30 can be managed with the use of additional nearby accommodation.
Our meeting room and breakout rooms reflect the Forgotten Valley’s relaxed, casual elegance with muted colours, high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling French doors, plantation fans, and louvre windows. The conference room can be opened up to provide uninterrupted views of the valley and the ranges. It is fully air conditioned with capacity for up to 17 delegates in U-table arrangement through to 30 in classroom setups.
At Bandusia, we pride ourselves in serving wonderful food in a casual atmosphere. Our menus include a wide selection of dishes and vegetarian meals are always available at your request. We call on our local producers in this historic farming valley for the freshest vegetables, free range eggs, and tender prime beef.
Start your first morning with a continental buffet and a full cooked country breakfast with fresh farm eggs, locally made preserves and breads. Our poolside barbecues and pizza oven are especially popular with conference groups allowing an informal start to the conference program.
Bandusia is a sole occupancy NSW conference venue and corporate retreat.
Your company will enjoy the privacy and security of “owning” the resort for the period of your conference. Combined with the quietness, the seclusion and the absence of mobile phone reception, managers are assured of the effectiveness of their programs and the focus of their delegates.
Break Out Areas
There are 4 break out areas available plus the poolside location for groups to break away and meet as smaller teams with an emphasis on fresh air, relaxation and space.
Guest Room Features
- TV free to air (not all rooms) , DVD, alarm clocks
- Honor bars, in room coffee and tea
- Generous sized terry bath towels – duvet blankets
- Make up mirror
- Heating and plantation style paddle ceiling fans
- Breakfast, served in the dining room or delivered
- Daily manager wine reception
- Twice daily housekeeping
- Evening turn down service
- Guided hikes by arrangement with groups
- Yoga Classes with local instructor by arrangement with groups
- Stone and timber restaurant with fireplace
- Two lounges
- Games room and snooker room
- Tennis court 3 minutes drive
- Salt water swimming pool
- Outdoor Heated Spa for 6
- Outdoor Swedish Sauna
- 30 acres of Australian bush land and pecan trees
- Edible Gardens & Food Forest
- Fresh pristine air and an unbelievable night sky