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Hatters Hideout


Luxury Camping

The HAT CAVE is located on private property, accessible to our Accommodation guests only
MINIMUM BOOKING: 8 GUESTS for 2 NIGHTS, up to 20 guests per night,

Minimum 3 night stay on public holiday long weekends.


Exclusive private use of the Lodge and Cave designed for groups of up to 20 guests to enjoy a unique bushland property with outstanding natural facilities.
Hatter's Hideout is the private home of Mark and your Accommodation Hosts. The Guest Lodge and Cave are available for group stays. We accommodate groups of 8 to 20 guests for private birthday celebrations, family gatherings, art, craft & nature weekends, micro weddings and events for those seeking a unique, memorable experience.

The Hideout property transects a deep mountain gorge, with lush cool temperate rainforest to natural bonsai in wind-swept heath to woodland with panoramic views across the World Heritage Area and home of the prehistoric wollemi pine.

Set amidst towering escarpments, the Hat Cave is a huge sandstone cathedral, sculpted by nature to provide an ideal bushland retreat for modern cave dwellers (troglodytes). The natural acoustics are a musician's dream.
It has been carefully developed using minimal-impact construction and facilities to ensure the environment remains as pristine as possible for future generations to enjoy.  
The 25-metre-high arched opening faces northwest with wind and weather protection by a grove of coachwood trees and 30-metre tall carved rock columns known locally as "pagodas", a predominant feature in the primitive landscape.                    
Access is via a 500m walking track with numerous seats to relax and absorb the bushland surroundings. Walking back up the hill is a cardio workout, equivalent to walking up a 25-storey building. Some agility is required.
Facilities at Hatter's Hideout Cave & Lodge for paid guests include:


  • CAVE CAMPING: Campfire; gas barbecue; ice box; tables and chairs; solar-powered lights for reading; USB chargers; cooking utensils; candles for intimacy and a hammock. Rainwater on tap for cooking and washing up. Composting toilet;  First Aid Kit. Ground tarp, mats, and sleeping bags for 10. We supply backpacks for carrying down supplies, food, drink, and garbage back to the lodge.

  • CAVE RULES: Strictly no burning of bush timber. Rubbish in the cave must be taken to lodge bins.

  • NB Due to a minority of irresponsible guests who have ignored my requests to minimize volume, speakers are now limited to re-chargeable portable USB speakers ONLY...Speaker systems that require 240v power are not permitted. Acoustics in Cave are great!

  • LUXURY LODGE: Accommodates up to 20 guests per night. A spacious mountain lodge with 3 levels, handcrafted in a classic Australian style featuring artistic decor, with views over the spectacular Wollangambe wilderness and Wollemi World Heritage Area. Lodge sleeps 14 people in beds with 6 bedrooms: 2 King, twin single, Loft with 2 singles PLUS 6 extra mattresses, 2 triple single ensuite rooms.

  • Enjoy the separate Hopera House & Games Room with table tennis, darts, billiards & speaker. Please Note: noise must be kept at a respectful level. Quite hours 10pm-8am.

  • Bed linen, bath towels, ice, and 20kg firewood for the cosy slow-combustion lodge fire included. We provide some wood for burning in the cave campfire.

  • An ESSENTIAL interpretive “Bush Walk & Talk” tour to the Cave at check-in to introduce the group to the environs, facilities, and minimal impact philosophy of Hatters Hideout. Guests may access the cave at their leisure after the tour.

  • CHECK-IN is from 3 pm: Guests are asked to Please arrive ONE HOUR before sunset for the mandatory Cave Tour during daylight.

  • CHECK-OUT is before midday.


Weekends (2 nights) ~ Deposit $1190 for 1 adult / 2 nights + $100 per extra adult per night
Public holiday Long Weekends (3 nights) ~ Deposit $1685 for 1 adult / 3 nights + $100 per extra adult per night

Midweek bookings: Please call for availability

TO BOOK YOUR STAY, please call us: 0488 552 776

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