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River Retreat

River Retreat is right off the beaten track in a little place called Nymboida, and is fast becoming one of the trip's highlights. This relaxing country spot is home to a variety of wildlife, including the elusive platypus. Your stay here includes a guided canoe trip or walk around the bush, where a knowledgeable local will teach you about the native flora and fauna, and the history of the area. Finish your day with a shared BBQ meals, and stargazing around the campfire when the weather is right. This little gem of a spot is a great insight into the real rural Australia.

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 427 in the local town, often just the Stray crew and some local volunteers at the River Retreat.

Vibe: Super relaxed, country vibes

Known as: The spot to try and spot a platypus

Must Do: Canoe down the river or do a bush walk.


  •   Sleep in shared cabins (single/double/twin available)

  •   Try and spot platypus on the river 

  •   Relax in this beautiful setting


Nymboida Canoe Centre

Sleep in the wilderness and take a free canoe trip down the river.