Facilities - Yaraandoo Environmental Retreat Ebor
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Facilities

This modern well equipped facility is located in a tranquil setting and offers the ideal location for that corporate training getaway or social gathering. Surrounded by natural bushland, Yaraandoo offers visitors safe access to a wide range of different habitats and ecosystems. Yaraandoo showcases how a modern workshop/function facility can operate in harmony with the environment.

Besides our extensive conference facilities, listed below, Yaraandoo also offers a huge range of activities. You’ll find a selection of great team building activity ideas further down this page.

Yarandoo Provides

  • modern and affordable accommodation facilities
  • fully catered restaurant for group bookings
  • fully licensed bar
  • self-catering kitchen and dining area
  • spacious lounge and general entertainment area
  • tourist information help desk
  • retail outlet promoting local arts and crafts
  • meeting and conference rooms (2)
  • massages and reflexology (groups only)
  • 5 kms of onsite walks
  • 5 hectare wildlife sanctuary for native endangered animals.
Serpentine River
Serpentine River

Our Activities Include

Bushwalking

Lose yourself in 55,000 ha of remote wilderness. In the nearby New England National Park (located 5 minutes from Yaraandoo), there are over 20 kilometres all graded walking tracks through splendid beech forest and sweeping vistas of the eastern escarpment. In total there are 6 National Parks within 30 minutes of Yaraandoo. There are also 5 kms of graded walks right here at Yaraandoo.

As well as the New England National Park, within 30 minutes drive other National Parks include: Cathedral Rocks, Guy Fawkes, Dorrigo, Oxley Wild Rivers. All walks offer different environments to explore. This is a bushwalkers heaven.

Fly Fishing

The Ebor/Dorrigo Plateau is well known for having some of the best trout waters in Australia. Anglers will find the fighting qualities of our fresh water trout both challenging and enjoyable. When visiting the neighbouring trout hatchery you can view wild trout weighing up to 3.5 kgs. Let our experienced guides take you out for the day and teach you the art of fly fishing. (all equipment provided).

Fishing Note

Only guests residing in the nearby Moffatt Falls Lodge or Moffatt Falls Cottage may fish the river that they overlook. (Moffat Falls is connected to Yaraandoo). This river is strictly fly-fishing only and catch and release. Guests may fish other rivers in the area if they wish to spin fish or keep the trout for consumption such as the rivers at Yaraandoo.

Moffatt Falls Lodge and Cottage have been built to accommodate the sport of fly fishing. Keen anglers may find this accommodation more suitable for fly fishing purposes than any of the other accommodation on offer.

Other Activities

The adjoining Serpentine River provides some lovely swimming holes for the summer months.

The information centre located on the premises can direct visitors to many of the natural attractions in the area including Yaraandoo’s own private and popular swimming hole and wildlife sanctuary. The centre can also provide information on the various art and craft shops, bushwalks and adventure based activities along The Waterfall Way.

For the less active, there is always that good book, a comfy chair and the wood fire. The nearby towns of Dorrigo and Bellingen make for a scenic drive down the mountain where art and craft shops and English style cafes ensure a pleasant day out.

Activities specifically designed for groups bookings.

Guided Fly Fishing for Trout

Full day includes tuition, gear & flies

1 person – $530/day
2 persons – $800/day

Massages including:

Reflexology
Relaxing
Remedial

$80.00 per person

1.5 hour Team Building Exercises

Belly Dancing
Art Therapy
Music Therapy

$400 for team

Live Music

Piano and Vocalist over dinner
Harpist & Flute pre dinner with drinks

$300 for group

Wellbeing

Yoga
Tai Chi

$250 for team

Guided Bushwalks (minimum 6 people)

1 hour Yaraandoo
2 hours New England National Park
3 hours Cathedral Rocks National Park

$15 per person
$30 per person
$45 per person

2 hour Workshops on:

The Power of Positive Energy
Wellbeing – Mental/Physical/Social
Communication
Leadership
Creating a Shared Vision based on Values

$400 for team

Full Day Structured Team Building Activities to suite specific outcomes

$1500 for team