Mount Royal Bunkhouse
We offer self-catered bunkhouse accommodation for up to 10 people and bush camping areas for up to 50 people in a private forest clearing.
We only take one booking at a time, so you don't need to share with anyone else!
It is ideal for booking for a group of family or friends.
Mount Royal Bunkhouse & Camping is located on the south-western edge of the Barrington Tops, only 3 hours from Sydney, 2 hours from Newcastle and approximately 1 hour from the Hunter Valley vineyards.
The nearest town is Singleton, 50 km to the south. Picturesque Lake St Clair is about 15 minutes drive away, and offers fishing and boating opportunities.
We are off-grid and have no electricity apart from night lighting, there is no wif-fi and phone reception is patchy. We cannot accept pets (our property is a wildlife refuge).
Mount Royal Bunkhouse provides a peaceful, rustic, getaway for friends, families, and group activities in the forested mountains close to world heritage listed national parks.
Ideal for groups
Sole use of the area by one group at a time provides a unique opportunity for time and space to renew and connect with the important things in life. Enjoy beautiful clouds, sunsets, and starlit night skies around the campfire.
The facilities are accessible but far away from day to day life. We are committed to environmental sustainability, use of renewable energy (we are off-grid) and protection of native wildlife (sorry, we do not allow pets).
It is 800 metres through the forest from Callicoma Hill eco-cabin. Both facilities can be booked either separately or together. We have been sharing our beautiful location with guests since 2000, and now look forward to sharing it with you.
Thank you for the opportunity of experiencing peace, tranquility, nature - and the time to rejuvenate - Vera
About the Bunkhouse
Stay in our 10 bed bunkhouse or in unlimited bush camping sites in a forest clearing. The bunkhouse offers simple rustic accommodation for people who want to get away from it all. A separate undercover area provides barbeques BBQs, seating, and bathroom facilities.
The mudbrick bunkhouse can sleep up to 10 people. It has 6 single bunks, with a double bed and two bunks in a separate room. Guests must bring their own bedding and linen for the bunkhouse, as only mattresses are provided.
Bedroom 1: 1 double bed (shown) and 2 single bunk beds
Bedroom 1: 1 double bed and 2 single bunk beds (shown)
Bedroom 2: 6 single bunk beds
Bedroom 2: 6 single bunk beds
Gas barbecues are provided in an undercover cooking and eating area which is 50m away from the bunkhouse. Campfire cooking is also available (dependent on weather and fire restrictions).
Firewood is provided (an additional cost may apply for large groups). Basic kitchen equipment is available, but guests are advised to bring their own cooking utensils. A wood fuel stove is provided in the bunkhouse for heating and simple cooking.
Fresh rain water is used for drinking and washing. There is no fridge or electricity outlets and guests need to bring an Esky / ice.
Creature ComfortsBathroom - A bathroom with flush toilet, wash basin and instant gas hot shower is adjacent to the cooking area.
Lighting and power – The bunkhouse, bathroom and cooking/eating area is lit by power from a small off-grid solar electricity 12 volt supply. There are no power outlets, no fridge or any electrical appliances.
Parties and functions can be accommodated, and a large marquee (18m x 9m) is available for hire for such occasions.
There is plenty of space for games, and easy forest walks on the property can be made from the Bunkhouse.
More walks and activities such as bird watching and mountain biking can be done in nearby Mt Royal National Park.
There is an organic garden and orchard at the bunkhouse and guests are welcome to sample the produce.
Wildlife at Mount Royal Bunkhouse & Camping is protected and no pets, motorbikes or generators are allowed.
Bunkhouse Prices & Booking
Families, friends, groups (max 10 people)
Adults $40 per person per night and children $20 per person per night.
(Bunkhouse can be booked in conjunction with camping - tents $15 per person per night, camper trailers $20 per person per night)
Minimum booking at bunkhouse & camping area $200*
*Different minimum booking for long weekends & public holidays - $560 for either eco-cabin or bunkhouse/camping area. We have an additional charge for large firewood use.
We book only one group at a time at the eco-cabin, and one group at a time at the bunkhouse & camping area. The whole property (eco-cabin, bunkhouse & camping) is available for the exclusive use of large groups and functions such as weddings and family events. Contact us for a quote and to discuss your requirements.
See our frequent questions for more information. Time of arrival is by prior arrangement – normally guests arrive after 3.00pm and checkout by 11.00am.
Thanks for a lovely stay, peace, wallabies, great bushwalk - the best STARS! - Carolyn
The facilities are suitable for family get togethers and celebrations, groups of friends, mountain bike riders and bushwalking groups, church groups, artists and photographers, and more …
The bunkhouse and covered BBQ area has a small off-grid independent solar power system providing lighting only. There are no powered campsites, and no 240V power outlets are available.
Only one group is booked at a time. This means whether you have 2 or 50 people in your group, the site will be exclusively for your use. For this reason, we have a minimum booking fee. There may be people staying at Callicoma Hill eco-cabin about 800m away through the forest, although many groups book the cabin in conjunction with the bunkhouse and camping.
A basic bathroom is provided with a flush toilet and gas hot water for the basin and shower.
You need to bring all your own bedding. It is advisable to bring your own cooking implements and food storage containers, torches, and appropriate clothing for all weather conditions. There are no refrigeration facilities so you should plan food accordingly, and bring eskies/ice.
Motor bikes and generators are not allowed, nor is amplified music. However, being in a remote and secluded environment means that no other noise restrictions apply.
The road to the Bunkhouse & Camping area is unsuitable for caravans and large motor homes. Camper trailers can however can be accommodated.
Large grassed areas are available near the bunkhouse for games and outdoor activities.