The Yurt is a 12 sided room situated on a hill surrounded by Australian rain forest. If nature is what you are craving then we have what you are looking for. You can hand feed the parrots & meet the resident possum all close to the beach - perfect!
Welcome to our cosy tree tops retreat. The Yurt is 12 sided room with kitchenette and ensuite. As you lay in the queen size bed all you see is rainforest out the 4 windows and raked timber ceiling above. Meet our resident Brush Tail Possum, the very cute Sugar Gliders and Ring Tail Possums, plus the roaming Echidnas and Swamp Wallabies that all make a home with the abundant bird life on our hill.
Located at the end of a very private, quiet cul de sac street, only 1 hour drive from Sydney Airport. To drive either take the M1 freeway south from Sydney then down Bulli Pass (Princes Highway) or take the scenic Grand Pacific Drive through the Royal National Park and stunning Sea Cliff Bridge on to Bulli. The room is only 5 minutes drive from Bulli Beach with the famous Sandon Point surf break. Or 2 minutes drive from the local music venue the Bulli Heritage Hotel.
The room has kitchenette with 4 burner gas hob, fridge, microwave oven, toaster, kettle and toasted sandwich maker. Plus cutlery,plates and an assortment of pots and pans. The ensuite has shower, basin and toilet plus the towels are provided. On the queen size bed there is linen, pillows, duvet and an extra blanket. For a family travelling with a child there is a fold out single bed with all linen and blankets provided. There is an oil heater, desk top fan also a flat screen TV with inbuilt DVD player. Internet is with mobile wireless broadband, please bring your own dongle (Telstra and Optus networks are the providers that work best). Outside is a very large hand made timber dining table and gas Barbeque for you to use.
Sorry, I do not provide breakfast.
Parking spot on street.
Smoking outside only please.
There are 40 steps up to the Yurt, so, please be aware if you have difficulty climbing stairs.
Some of the attractions in the region are -
- Gravillea Park
- Surfing at Sandon Point and many other surf spots
- Yoga ( in our street is a great yoga room with Rachel - Ray Of Light)
- Hiking in Royal National Park, Illawara Escarpment
- Esplanade Cycleway along the coast
- Lookouts - Sublime, Bulli, Mount Keira
- Horse riding at Darks Forest and Otford
- Seacliff Bridge
- Bulli Heritage Hotel and live music venue
- Anitas Theater in Thirroul
- Skirmish Paintball
- Symbio Wildlife Park
- Tumbling Waters Retreat
- Sri Venkatswara Temple
- Nan Tien Temple
- Wollongong Harbour
- WIN Stadium , Wollongong
Interaction with Guests
We really enjoy meeting our guests but leave you to enjoy the surroundings in privacy.
Bulli is nestled between the Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean. Great for playing at the beach and bush walking all with 10km of Wollongong city. Easy access north via Bulli Pass or the scenic Grand Paciffic Drive or alternately south along Memorial Drive down the Princes Highway to the south coast.
Bulli has a railway station, with trains travelling to Sydney Airport and south to Nowra.
Buses run from Austinmeer to Wollongong, via the University of Wollongong, closest bus stop Carrington St and Farrell Rd, Bulli.
A night bus runs of Friday and Saturday nights from 10.30pm - 3am, closest stop is at Park Rd, Bulli.
Other Things to Note
There is no broadband internet in our street, so, you need to bring your own wireless device and supply your own internet. Sorry about that.
* Please leave the Yurt in the same condition you find it.
*Please put the trash out (general rubbish - red bin, recyclables - yellow) at front of our house.
* Check in at 1pm and check out at 11am.
* Smoking outside only please.
* If you have luggage with little wheels please don't scratch the polished timber floor by dragging along the floor.
* Do not feed the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos ( Large white parrots) as they damage the timber with their beaks.
* No parking on the lawn!!! Please park on the street.
* Please be sure of your dates when booking as dates will not be altered for change of mind.
* No pets.
The Yurt was fantastic. It was really quiet and we both were really relaxed.
We liked the Yurt very much. It is located behind the house of Leigh. We walked up quite a few steps and were in the middle of nowhere. A true rainforest experience. Very clean and neatly furnished.
Hi, Leigh and family,
Many thanks for a sweet airbnb experience! In addition to a fantastic, unique yurt and setting, we appreciated the ease of communicating as we made arrangements with you, the cleanliness and comfort of the yurt (we had everything we needed), and your welcoming hospitality. We especially appreciated being able to use your bicycles--we had so much fun riding along the coast. And thank you, too, for taking us to the train station as we departed. This was our first airbnb stay, and you have set the standard! Thanks again.
Leigh's warm personality will make you feel at home instantly. The Yurt was beautiful and an amazing place to unwind.
Thank you so much for sharing The Yurt with us, Leigh. Very clean, comfortable and peaceful. We will be recommending to our friends and family. Thanks again, Emma and Michael :)
A great experience in a wonderful location. Thank you so much to Leigh for helping us celebrate an early Valentine's Day and letting us in on some local treasures and beaches! The place was clean and inviting, we would definitely recommend The Yurt and we will definitely be back sometime soon!
This place is very original and inspiring, exactly like it appeared in the photos. Even though we arrived very late, Leigh had prepared everything for our arrival. It was wunderful to have breakfast in front of the Yurt with the birds. Make sure to bring some seeds!
I am a Nurse and mother of 3 young children. My husband and I decided to host with Airbnb so we could meet people from around the world and share our special room in the rainforest. I enjoy gardening and birdwatching, entertaining friends and family and watching the children play.