What they say about us…

We just had 5 wonderful nights. Firstly dealing with Pip is a pleasure everything is made so easy and Pip is very accommodating in ensuring we were well looked after. Jane welcomed us very professionally on arrival. The house was very well presented and is perfect for up to 4 couples. The layout of the house for privacy is brilliant and the pool was well looked after and whilst not heated we were able to use it from early morning till late at night. This is a top end house and justifies the price well and is totally private from neighbours. Well done to Pip and Jane in allowing us to enjoy our holiday.

Graeme Drake

Newrybar Downs is our paradise away from home. We absolutely love staying in this beautiful cared for home in Newrybar and make sure that we return every year. The moment you drive up the long and winding driveway you are greeted with expansive well-landscaped gardens. The home is exquisite and well designed. The entertainment and pool area are fantastic and relaxing with a private resort style feel. Pip and Jane are always so welcoming and accommodating. The beauty of this home is that it caters for all occasions, weddings, private intimate holidays and corporate functions. If you want to leave the property then there is much to explore around Newrybar with Bangalow and Byron on its doorstep. Anyone lucky enough to stay here will not be disappointed.


Newrybar Downs is the wedding venue that dreams are made of. We fell in love with the venue from the moment we saw it and every experience we had with the Newrybar team only exceeded expectations. Both the grounds and property itself are immaculately kept and their attention to detail anticipated our every need. We cannot wait to come back and celebrate our anniversary here in the years to come, our sincere thanks to the extended team.

Jessie Mitchell

We recently had the pleasure of staying at this exquisite property. Everything about Newrybar Downs is stunning. Beautifully furnished, absolute luxury whilst at the same time a wonderful feeling of warmth and comfort, and attention to detail. We can’t wait to stay here again. Treat yourself and your family and friends. You will be totally overwhelmed by the stunning grounds, pool, and incredibly relaxing atmosphere.

Vicki Bollen

What a wonderful place Newrybar Downs is. We had the privilege of attending a wedding of our dear friends’ daughter there recently. It was absolutely unforgettable. The setting is incredible and it really made the occasion so intimate and special. The photos show off how fabulous the day was. My daughter has just got engaged and when they settle on their date next year I’m hoping it will be available. Wow, we just loved it.

Nanette Graham

Newrybar Downs surpassed all expectations on our week long girls’ getaway!! We went in search of a property that would offer us a resort style experience in a private location. Newrybar Downs provided this and much much more! The property itself is beyond stunning, set in a tropical wonderland with beautifully tended gardens as well as natural Bush land to enhance the feeling of seclusion. The house is made up of beautifully proportioned spaces decorated with a level of style experienced in luxury hotels around the world, finished with a touch of homeliness that makes you feel at ease, able to truly relax, and enjoy it as opposed to feeling like a visiting guest. The owners’ attention to detail is impeccable and was appreciated by all members of our group. The enthusiastic and knowledgeable property manager, Jane, met us on arrival and provided a detailed tour of the property which left us feeling instantly at home, and filled us with ideas of fabulous things to do and places to explore in the surrounding areas. We visited local eatery Harvest who, upon hearing we were staying at Newrybar Downs treated us like family which speaks volumes about the owners and their reputation within the local community. To owners Pip and Greg Rooke… Congratulations on creating such an outstanding, unique property… and allowing people like us to share it for a memorable moment. We will be back!

Christine Chadwick

We had an intimate wedding at Newrybar Downs and also stayed there with my family (4 couples and kids). Wow!!! Newrybar Downs was not only the perfect holiday home for our family to enjoy quality time together but it was such special place to have our wedding ceremony. It is an absolutely beautiful setting. The layout of the house is so practical for a big group. We loved that the main bedroom and adjoining living room could be shut off from the rest of the house which was perfect for the girls to get ready in on the wedding day. Pip and Jane were so welcoming, helpful and accommodating. Newrybar is such a lovely village, with particularly delicious food in the Harvest restaurant and deli. The whole time we were there my family were saying how we would love to come back. My 6 year old niece summed it up perfectly in saying, “Best holiday ever!”

Sami Yusuf

Justine & Alex

Corporate Accommodation

I am writing to give you this feedback regarding our recent stay. Our group had a wonderful time and your Camelot is simply wonderful. As you know, my husband has Motor Neurone Disease (ALS) and has very limited mobility. Your property is perfectly equipped for a person in his condition. From the designated handicap parking place to and through the building the access is level and easy for wheelchair traffic. That includes access from the main building to outdoor Cabana and other attractions such as pool and bowling. The bathroom to our suite had all of the facilities essential for our circumstances. We had a wonderful stay and will return. With warm regards Lyn Hercus

Lyn Hercus

We had a wonderful time celebrating my 40th surrounded by the beauty and comforts of Newrybar Downs. Pip could not have been more helpful in the lead up to the event with recommendations. The house is even better than it looks in the pictures (if that’s possible!) There is plenty of space for guests to spread out and come together. The cabana is the perfect spot for dinner and a party. Our guests walked in and went ‘wow, what a spot!’ Outstanding on all fronts.