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Stay 4, Pay 3: Escape to Wild Luxury’s exclusive private lodges this summer

Save 25% on a four-night stay during February and March at Wild Luxury’s two exclusive-use private lodges one hour north of Sydney.

Wild Luxury is extending the holiday season well into late summer with a special Stay 4, Pay 3 offer for February and March stays at its two exclusive-use private lodges.

Crane Lodge in Palm Beach and Calabash Bay Lodge in Berowra Waters are both only one hour north of Sydney – making them perfect for a weekend getaway.

If you have flexible working arrangements, Calabash Bay Lodge’s satellite Space-X Wi-Fi at Calabash Bay Lodge, plus high-speed NBN at Crane Lodge will ensure you have no trouble keeping in touch with work if needed.

The extended relaxation time grants an extra day to kayak, paddleboard, bushwalk, swim and share stories around the fire pit. Or, simply collapse into a daybed or hammock with a good book. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and re-energised.

Why choose Wild Luxury?

  • Located just an hour’s drive north of Sydney and nestled among pristine bushland, you’ll feel worlds away from everyday life without a mammoth drive to find your nirvana.
  • Both lodges cater for large, multi-generational families or two families travelling together, with Crane Lodge sleeping up to 15 guests and Calabash Bay Lodge hosting eight guests.
  • The lodges are luxury of the wild variety, with five-star services. You’ll feel a priceless sense of rejuvenation thanks to the surrounding native bush, weathered cliffs and flowing waterways. Plus, all the water toys to enjoy on them. Let the private chef take the cooking off your hands, book a private yoga class, or try guided forest bathing.
Wild Luxury's Crane Lodge in Palm Beach
Wild Luxury's Crane Lodge in Palm Beach © Wild Luxury

The ultimate luxury family holiday at Crane Lodge in Palm Beach

We’re all craving a change of scene, time in nature and quality time with people we’ve missed. Crane Lodge in Palm Beach is part of the Wild Luxury collection and this luxury holiday itinerary is perfect for families seeking an escape.

Kick off your shoes and relax

Crane Lodge is luxury of the wild variety. On arrival, kick off your shoes and reunite with loved ones poolside over cocktails and a gourmet barbeque. The optional on-site chef can do the work for you if you’d prefer. Once the kids are tucked up in bed, yarn the night away around the firepit or in the cedar hot tub.

The five-bedroom lodge caters for large, multi-generation families or two families travelling together. The luxury home has a private self-contained guest house in addition to the main house. All of which was completely reimagined following a recent multi-million dollar redevelopment.

Beach, hike, eat, sleep

In the morning, head to the wind-protected ocean pools at the southern end of Palm Beach for a splash with the younger members of the family. The more energetic can hike to the iconic 1880s lighthouse. The hike will get your heart rate up. But the views across Broken Bay to the Central Coast to the North, and Lion Island and Ku Ring-Gai Chase National Park to the West – are worth it. In winter, you can often spot migrating humpback whales.

Wild Luxury's Crane Lodge, Palm Beach
Crane Lodge, Palm Beach © Wild Luxury

Have a relaxed lunch at The Boat House before heading back to the lodge for a nap by the pool. Or, snuggle up in one of the many cosy nooks with a book. Crane Lodge’s gardens were designed to create a forest bathing experience with 35 native flora local to the area including the endangered Pittwater spotted gums, lemon myrtle and lilly pilly.

In the evening, host your own intimate dinner party and invite additional friends or family to dine-in with you. Either cook your own feast or have the onsite chef prepare a five-course meal using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Take it slow

On day three, spend the morning playing a game of Kubb under the shady Moreton Bay Fig Tree. Or, challenge the kids to a swing challenge where they have to spend five minutes on every swing type – there are seven different ones to find at Crane Lodge. Another trick to keep kids amused is a water dragon hunt. See if you can spot the resident water dragons Henry and Henrietta.

Mid-morning, have a yoga teacher take a family session on the large wellness deck. Or, let Wild Luxury arrange a beautician to give everyone a mani-pedi.

Wild Luxury’s concierge service can also organise a local babysitter to mind the kids in the afternoon and evening. The adults can then indulge in sunset drinks at the Newport Arms, Merivale’s iconic Northern Beaches venue. After a few drinks, head next door to Bert’s for a delicious meal starting with caviar, dressed crab or crudo from the Oyster Bar.

Day tripping

On the fourth day, rent the Wild Luxury boat and have the chef prepare a picnic for a day on the water. There are some spectacular boat-access-only bays in the Ku Ring-gai Chase National Park. Out favourite is America’s Bay which is home to a cascading freshwater waterfall you can stand underneath on a beach.

Take home a souvenir – Wild Luxury style

Before you check out, enjoy a morning guided meditation and breakfast with a specialist teacher who will leave you with some helpful breathing exercises to take home as a reminder of your stay.

To book a family stay at Crane Lodge in Palm Beach, go to or call 1300 086 042.

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