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.
Population: 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.
NEED TO KNOWS
Sleep in shared cabins (single/double/twin available)
Try and spot platypus on the river
Relax in this beautiful setting
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