Riverwood Downs is a magnificent, multi-award winning 750-acre property just 2.5 hours north of Sydney on the banks of a mountain river in the foothills of Barrington Tops "World Heritage Wilderness". We are located in a beautiful rural area known as the Monkerai Valley between the towns of Stroud and Gloucester. Enjoy the 750 acres and 5km of mountain river frontage. Explore the property's shady walking trails, tall mountains and cool, fresh mountain pools. Experience this peaceful setting, with fresh air, bright stars, abundant wildlife, crackling log fires, friendly staff and relaxed country hospitality.
Spend quality time together with the sounds of the many local birds and the mountain stream. The property offers a unique country experience, catering to everyone's accommodation requirements - Spa Cabins and the River Cottage nestled in the bird corridor of the river bank, the beautiful Homestead, 4 Star Boutique Rooms - motel style rooms with ensuites or spas, Self Contained Park Cabins, Bunkhouse Lodge (a great budget style accommodation for groups or individuals), Riverside and Parkland Camping.
The property has a licensed Restaurant, the Barrington Bar and Grill, open most days for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, catering for couples, families and functions. Activities on the property include Swimming (Pool and River), Canoeing, Bushwalking, half-court Tennis and Games Room.
Riverwood Downs has a Guest Satisfaction Guarantee Policy*, and we are committed to making your stay enjoyable.
Pets are welcome.
Come and Enjoy, Explore and Experience this unique property.
Directions to Riverwood Downs
32 degrees 16 min 59.58 sec South, 151 degrees 50 min 59.51 sec East
From Sydney or The South of NSW
Take the Sydney to Newcastle Expressway north and follow it right to its end. Turn right at the traffic lights at the end of the Expressway, follow the Pacific Highway 1 signs to Hexham, and then turn left over the Hunter River bridge. (CAUTION: when you come to the Raymond Terrace Roundabout, IGNORE the sign that says Dungog Barrington Tops.) Drive straight through the Roundabout. You will bypass Raymond Terrace, following the Taree signs. On the Pacific Highway 20 km north of the Raymond Terrace bypass Roundabout, turn left onto the Bucketts Way to Stroud (Gloucester and Barrington Tops). The turn-off to Riverwood Downs is on your left, 17km beyond Stroud. Watch for the turn-off; it comes up quickly if you travel at highway speed. Then follow the signs 8 km of gravel road into Riverwood Downs. (Note: going through Newcastle is unnecessary to get to Riverwood Downs.)
Coming from Newcastle, take the Pacific Hwy North. (CAUTION: when you come to the Raymond Terrace Roundabout, IGNORE the sign that says Dungog - Barrington Tops). Drive straight through the Roundabout following the sign to Barrington Tops via Gloucester. On the Pacific Highway 20 km north of the Raymond Terrace Bypass Roundabout, turn left onto the Bucketts Way to Stroud (Gloucester and Barrington Tops). The turn-off to "Riverwood Downs" is on your left, 17 km beyond Stroud. Watch for the turn-off; it comes up quickly if you travel at highway speed. Then follow the signs; there is 8 km of gravel road into Riverwood Downs.
From Northern NSW
We are located between Dungog and Gloucester. Coming from the North, it depends on whether you intend to travel on the New England or Pacific Highways. If you are on the New England Hwy, turn off the Highway at Singleton and proceed through Gresford to Dungog and Stroud. You can turn left onto Monkerai Rd, about 5 km further from Dungog and follow Monkerai Rd to Riverwood Downs - There is about 17 km of gravel road through the Monkerai Nature Reserve.
The other alternative is to continue the road from Dungog to Stroud and turn left onto the Bucketts Way heading to Gloucester. The turn-off to Riverwood Downs is on your left, approximately 15 km from where you turn onto the Bucketts Way. Watch for the turn-off; it comes up quickly if you travel at highway speed. Then follow the signs of approximately 8 kms of gravel road into Riverwood Downs gateway.
If you travel on the Pacific Hwy, turn right at Nabiac to Krambach.
At Krambach, turn left onto the Bucketts Way to Gloucester. From Gloucester, head South for about 35 km towards Newcastle. You will pass through the towns of Stratford, Craven and Wards River and find the turn to Monkerai on your right about 5 km south of Wards River. Watch for the turn-off as it comes up quickly if you travel at highway speed. Then follow the signs; there is 8 km of gravel road into Riverwood Downs.
There is limited mobile phone reception at Riverwood Downs.
There is complimentary internet (WiFi) access; however, due to the remote location of Riverwood Downs, the wireless connection can be slow and intermittent.