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kanimbla view - the clifftop retreat


property description:  We set out at Kanimbla View to design and operate a retreat that would accommodate our guests in great style and comfortwithout costing the Earth.

Those who have stayed here, including some nationally and internationally known environmentalists and ecotourism authorities, believe we have achieved our vision. Kanimbla View has won several awards for our environmental best practices. Here are some highlights of our approach to responsible tourism.

Land management
We have recently entered into a Voluntary Conservation Agreement with NSW’s National Parks & Wildlife Service to co-manage Kanimbla View’s clifftop sanctuary. This VCA will preserve the escarpment and habitat of rare and endangered species like the Glossy Black Cockatoo.

 Wildlife refuge
The National Parks & Wildlife Service has also declared the whole of Kanimbla View a wildlife refuge. You’ll love our birds, frogs, lizards and other wildlife – and understand why we don’t allow pets on the property.

Built environment
Our buildings – especially the eco-cottages – have been designed, sited and built to minimize their environmental impact. You will see how well they set into the bush. Their interiors are notable for our extensive use of natural and recycled materials.

Energy management
Our cottages are solar-powered. Even the Glasshouse Spa runs off a solar grid-connect system. No wonder the Discovery Channel rated us one of the 10 best solar-powered tourism properties in the world: just click on their logo for more details.



Kanimbla View's two distinctive, fully self-contained eco-cottages accommodate 2-6 people each.

Each eco-cottage has also been built with these environmental features:

  • Unique passive solar design
  • Solar lighting & electrical power
  • Recycled windows, doors & timbers
  • Composting toilets (odourless!)
  • Water saving environmental technology
  • Bush regeneration

Spacious two-tiered lounge-living area for cooking, dining and relaxing. Three double bedrooms, with single or king sized beds as required.

  • Books
  • CD-Player
  • Games
  • Gas heater
  • Log fire
  • Radio


The Bungalow is a small house of great charm -- a haven for couples and small families. It’s the latest addition to Kanimbla View’s accommodation spaces.


Our studio is a large (76 sq m) hideaway for people who need some peace and space to slow down and chill out for a few days. To help you do that the studio features:  


Why not take over most or all of Kanimbla View to celebrate a special occasion? What a buzz to bring the gang together at your own clifftop retreat -- just 90 minutes from Sydney!


Environmental appreciation provides the inspiration for many of the activities at Kanimbla View.

* Glasshouse spa
* Tennis/basketball court
* Outdoor table tennis
* Boule/petanque area
* Bird Watching: the best spots are by the dam, on the clifftop and in the forest.
* Walking tracks, including a self-guided escarpment walk
* Private clifftop lookouts & spectacular views
* Guided bushwalks, a complimentary guided bushwalk around the property (subject to availability). We can arrange longer walks in World Heritage areas with accredited guides.



Kanimbla View's commitment to the environment has resulted in the following awards.

- Ecotourism Australia: Advanced Accreditation
- Discovery Channel: 1/10 World's Best Alternative Engergy Tourism Sites
- Blue Mountains City Council: Business and Environment Award - Outstanding environmental practices


- Blue Mountains Business Advantage
- Blue Mountains Tourism Limited


Weekend rates from $75 to $100

Rates are per person per night
Min stay 2 nights
Min occupancy 2 persons

Midweek rates from $60 to $95

Rates are per person per night
Min stay 2 nights
Min occupancy 2 persons

Weekends: $690 for up to 4 for 2 nights
Weekdays: $380 for 2 for 2 nights
Extras: Adult ($100); Child ($50); Night ($150)

Weekends: $400 for 2 for 2 nights
Weekdays: $320 for 2 for 2 nights
Extras: Adult ($40); Child ($40); Night ($100)
Weekends: $300 for 2 for to 2 nights
Midweek:   $240 for 2 for 2 nights
Extras: Adult ($30); Child ($30); Night ($50)

Rates for Long Weekends/Christmas, Celebrations and Conferences available on application.

contact detailsplease contact owner for further details

Kanimbla View -- The Clifftop Retreat

113 Shipley Road, Shipley Plateau, Blackheath NSW 2785

Tel.  0414 456 452

Email:  Web:

Kanimbla View Clifftop Retreat, Blue Mountains Australia



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