Exclusive experiences if you don’t want to leave the luxury of the barranca property…


Leave coastal waves behind and open your mind to the brave new world of ‘wild swimming’. We have a creek on the property which is just a short walk from your villa, or you could visit these two close-by locations.
FLAT ROCK –  This natural swimming pool encompasses a large open area with water running from two directions. There is a deeper water for swimming and floating, and a smaller rock pool for kids.
UNDER THE HAMPDEN BRIDGE – Find this swimming spot right under the famous Hampden Bridge. There is a sturdy sandbank to set up your stuff, and a 70-metre pool (swing rope and all) to enjoy.


Take the concept of relaxing and eating to another level and leave the food preparation to us. Why not enhance your experience with some delicious artisan-produced foods, individually prepared and awaiting your arrival in your villa.

We will contact you prior to your arrival about your selection and dietary requirements – or please contact our caretakers.


Nestled in the Australian bushland, you will see a multitude of wildlife species in the open paddocks and in the rain-forest environment.

Some you will see are; echidnas, wallabies, wombats, kangaroos, kookaburras and the many varieties of birdlife including lyrebirds. You may also be lucky enough to see one of our most elusive native animals, the platypus.

Two wedge-tail eagles live in the nearby mountains and they can often be seen circling barranca in the afternoon looking for their supper.


A fifteen-minute walk from your villa is an amazing fresh running water creek where you can sit in the natural rock pools.

Don’t forget to ‘look up’ into the river gums that line the creek and you’ll see the enormous Staghorns.

We don’t allow vehicles down the creek and the walk home is all uphill and not for the faint-hearted. If you would like to be taken down or picked up please ask our Caretaker who would be happy to drive you down in the ute.


barranca is surrounded by uninterrupted bushland and breathtaking escarpment. Follow the marked trails for an amazing bushwalking experience that will take you through untouched bushland.

From gentle walks to experienced treks, barranca features kilometres of various grades of safe walking tracks that are perfect for every fitness level.

Check with our caretakers about saying hi to our Shire horses as you pass by.

You’ll find walking maps in your villa.


barranca lies in a valley all of its own away from the city lights, so on a clear night, it makes for the perfect conditions to look up and gaze at the stars.

On a clear night look up, you’ll be amazed.

Download the SkyView app on your phone to help you identify stars, constellations, satellites, and more!