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10 Winter ‘Wonder-land’ Experiences

It's officially the last month of winter and there are still so many 'cool' weather experiences to do before Spring. Here are 10 experiences we recommend you do when you visit us in Kangaroo Valley to take in the last of winter... 1. Hang out with the Shires All our Shire horses love a little attention. … Continue reading "10 Winter ‘Wonder-land’ Experiences"

A Forty-Year-Plus Passion

Meet Helene Scarf, founder of Cedars Shire Horse Stud and co-developer of barranca's Equine Therapy. This year marks her 40-year-plus passion for Shire horses and 30 years of her showing this majestic breed at Sydney's Royal Easter show. Today Helene's passion is what you will experience when you partake in the Equine Program, or even just see the majestic … Continue reading "A Forty-Year-Plus Passion"

barranca named ‘Wicked Wildlife Retreat’ by Qantas

We're so wrapped that Qantas has named us 'A Wicked Wildlife Retreat' and that we're on their 'The Best Family-Friendly Airbnbs in Australia' list... Listed in their "These Airbnbs Are So Cool the Kids Won’t Want to Leave" list, Qantas says: "Skip the zoo and take the kids to Willow at Barranca* in Kangaroo Valley … Continue reading "barranca named ‘Wicked Wildlife Retreat’ by Qantas"

The time Boss Hunting & McLaren visited

We're so wrapped that Boss Hunting drove to Kangaroo Valley and stayed at barranca while road-testing the McLaren Grand Tourer. Here are few snippets from their stay before you click through to see the supercar review post... "On paper, a McLaren GT seemed like an automotive oxymoron. How could a company associated with producing lightweight, … Continue reading "The time Boss Hunting & McLaren visited"

guest review:
DINA BROADHURST

We love it when our guests come to stay and fully immerse themselves in the barranca experience, then leave us feeling relaxed and refreshed. Which is exactly what our guest, artist Dina Broadhurst, and her family recently did... We chatted to Dina about her stay, here's what she had to say... Have you ever been … Continue reading "guest review:
DINA BROADHURST"

The Perfect barranca Itinerary

A three-night stay with us can seem like a whole week away when you take advantage of the best experiences we have at barranca... Here's our suggested itinerary. You can do as little or as much as you like! DAY ONE Take one of the scenic drives to barranca Kangaroo Valley... 3pm - Arrive at your luxury … Continue reading "The Perfect barranca Itinerary"

barranca’s Cedars Stormy George new media moment

So thrilled to see Cedars Stormy George, Australia's tallest horse, and Helene Scarf, founder of The Cedars Shire Horse Stud at barranca, featured in a recent South Coast Register post. Here's just a snippet... In the Southern Coast Register post, owner Helene Scarf speaks about Cedars Stormy George who is officially the tallest Shire horse … Continue reading "barranca’s Cedars Stormy George new media moment"

Kids at barranca

barranca is completely family-friendly... We have everything you need to keep kids {and you} happy. Here's just a snippet of kid activities that will keep them entertained and engaged for hours... We can't wait to welcome you so you can create family memories, just like so many of our guests - click HERE to read … Continue reading "Kids at barranca"

Summer at barranca

Summer is a special time at barranca and is perfect for a relaxing getaway... Outdoor showers and dining under the stars are just the start. Picnics at the creek, wild swimming, gentle hikes through native bush, massages just outside your villa - your summertime experience at #barrancaKV is completely customisable...⁣ summer experiences Choose from all that … Continue reading "Summer at barranca"

barranca X In Essence Sleep

We've partnered with In Essence Therapeutics to ensure you have the best nights sleep when you stay at barranca... To compliment our body-supporting beds, crisp sheets and cloud-like pillows in all our villas, we now also have In Essence 360 Diffusers and Sleep Essential Oil Blends in our bedrooms to create a 'sleep santuary' to help … Continue reading "barranca X In Essence Sleep"

barranca welcomes ‘Experience Concierge’

We've teamed up with South Coast Experiences to curate your ultimate wish-list experiences while you stay with us at barranca... Our bespoke curation services include... Itinerary Creation Whatever you enjoy most – sport, relaxation, adventure, or luxury – we’ll build an itinerary that makes the most of your time at barranca. Kangaroo Valley has so … Continue reading "barranca welcomes ‘Experience Concierge’"

barranca Botanical Spa Experience

RELAX. RENERGISE. RESTORE. REBALANCE  Your perfect spa experience awaits.  Feel completely relaxed with an aromatic foot bath and the invigorating effects of our botanical scrub to polish and revitalise tired aching legs. Awaken the senses with a massage tailored to your needs, focusing on the back, neck and shoulders using warm organic coconut oil and hot … Continue reading "barranca Botanical Spa Experience"

Farewell Cedars Majestic

20/10/1993 - 16/08/2021 Cedars Majestic passed away peacefully at his home in Kangaroo Valley last week. His paddock companion Black Beauty was standing over him with her head hung down and one hoof occasionally touching his shoulder in what looked like a plea for him to get up. She has shared her life of three … Continue reading "Farewell Cedars Majestic"

The Perfect Fathers Day Gift + Giveaway

What do you give the dad who has everything? The dad who deserves something more than the usual sock and jocks? The dad who loves luxury and loves the great outdoors? We have the perfect gift suggestion and it has extra bucket-list benefits. Give dad the experience he won't forget by buying him a barranca … Continue reading "The Perfect Fathers Day Gift + Giveaway"

Meet Rob and Bede, our Property Managers

When you arrive at barranca and meet our property managers, Bede Hunt and Rob Glenn, it’s like you’re being welcomed by life-long friends. Experienced in managing luxury accommodation, every guest that stays at barranca considers being hosted by Bede and Rob as one of their stay highlights... Originally from the country, Rob and Bede were … Continue reading "Meet Rob and Bede, our Property Managers"

barranca Kangaroo Valley – #1 Hot Place To Stay In NSW

We are so thrilled to be featured as New South Wales’ No. #1 'Hot 50 Places to Stay' in this week's The Weekend Australian Magazine. It's truly humbling and means so much to everyone on the barranca team. If you haven't seen it, here's what revered travel writer Christine Middap wrote about her stay ... "The … Continue reading "barranca Kangaroo Valley – #1 Hot Place To Stay In NSW"

15 Must-Do Autumn Experiences in Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley is one of Australia’s most beautiful valleys with a tranquil river, verdant farms, enchanting wilderness, and a historic village. If you feel the urge to leave your villa, we have a whole range of experiences that everyone will enjoy... 1. GO TRUFFLE HUNTING Meet at a Truffle Farm in Greenwich Park near Marulan … Continue reading "15 Must-Do Autumn Experiences in Kangaroo Valley"

Cheeky Midweek Escape Package

Escape your 'every' day routine and retreat to nature with our midweek getaway.  Eat, drink, relax, sleep, explore, repeat - do as little or as much as you like... Package includes: Accommodation for  2 nights for 2 guests + 60min Couples Massage + Nick Spencer Wines Twin Pack + Gourmet Cheese Hamper + Limited Edition Leif … Continue reading "Cheeky Midweek Escape Package"

Valentine’s Day Giveaway

To share the love this Valentine’s Day we’re offering a luxury two-night getaway for one lucky winner and a guest, plus gifts from Leif Products and Nick Spencer Wines. HOW TO ENTER: ⁣For your chance to win, go to our instagram account @barranca_kv  and tag your chosen guest on our giveaway post. Make sure you’re both following all … Continue reading "Valentine’s Day Giveaway"

The Today Show visits barranca

The Today Show’s Tim and the weather team visited barranca last week and chatted to Scott Brodie about our barranca Equine Program and Equine Corporate events… {Watch the above footage, after the weather report, to hear Scott share with Tim the benefits of our Equine Program.} As part of The Today Show’s #spendherethisyear #shoplocal and … Continue reading “The Today Show visits barranca”

The Perfect Present: barranca Gift Certificates now available

Give the gift of an unforgettable experience with our barranca Gift Certificates. {Or send this as a hint for yourself!} Starting at $50 to whatever, you can give the gift of an entire stay at barranca, or contribute to a loved one’s stay. Either way, our certificates make the perfect gift for the person who has … Continue reading “The Perfect Present: barranca Gift Certificates now available”

Equine Corporate Events at barranca

The Healing is a documentary about transformation and getting a second chance in life. Shot on location at barranca, it is an emotional journey of recovery that follows a group of traumatised war veterans whose lives are saved by learning to re-train ex-racehorses.

mindful travel: Forest Bathing at barranca

Disconnect from your busy life and reconnect with nature when you ‘forest bath’ at barranca. Forest bathing is a form of nature-based therapy that focuses on awakening your senses in the great outdoors. You switch off completely and you become aware of the beauty that surrounds you. The term emerged in Japan in the 1980s … Continue reading “mindful travel: Forest Bathing at barranca”

Country Comforts – Breakfast at barranca

It’s all about the little things, the details, your home away from home. When you stay with us we provide everything you need to make a delicious country breakfast in your own time, at your own pace… Create your own breakfast using some of our favourite brands and farm-fresh ingredients, including: * T2 tea – … Continue reading “Country Comforts – Breakfast at barranca”

barranca X T2 collaboration

To make barranca more like your ‘home away from home’ we have collaborated with T2 who now supply four delicious blends to our luxury villas. We feel the alignment is perfect as we share many of the same philosophies and principles, plus we love their tea. T2 is all about reinventing and reimagining the humble … Continue reading “barranca X T2 collaboration”

Our Coronavirus Health & Safety Message

Providing a relaxing, safe and clean environment for our guests is always a top priority – even more so today. We remain committed to upholding the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene and want you to feel at ease when you stay at barranca. We believe in responsible and safe travel while staying vigilant and … Continue reading “Our Coronavirus Health & Safety Message”

We are open. Please come and support our community!

Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the Australian bushfire crisis which has had a devastating impact on families, livelihoods, communities (including our community) and animals across our country. Here’s how we can all help those affected…

The Healing Documentary

The Healing is a documentary about transformation and getting a second chance in life. Shot on location at barranca, it is an emotional journey of recovery that follows a group of traumatised war veterans whose lives are saved by learning to re-train ex-racehorses.

barranca X LEIF collaboration

We are so proud to be collaborating with Leif products, who are supplying our body cleansers, body lotions and hand washes for all our villas…

We love the Leif philosophy and ethos as it aligns perfectly with our beliefs at barranca.

New Luxury Accommodation

Formerly The Cedars, barranca in Kangaroo Valley is the new exclusive retreat offering architecturally-designed luxury accommodation for the discerning traveller as well as a (soon-to-be) state of the art function space…

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