Bundanon

A reimagined art destination. 

Bookings are now open for Bundanon’s overnight experience packages. 

The Discover Bundanon package is a year-round introduction to everything Bundanon has to offer. Spend the weekend immersed in the stunning natural landscape with an experience package including two nights’ accommodation at the Bridge, fine dining and a tour of the opening exhibition, featuring twelve new commissions from Australian contemporary artists, alongside the drawings of Arthur Boyd. Visit the Homestead and Arthur Boyd’s Studio where the Australian painter lived and worked. 

The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our priority and you will be able to physically distance throughout your Bundanon visit. Dining spaces will be set up with physically distanced tables and open doors to ensure maximum ventilation.

Exclusive retreats will be offered throughout the year, featuring yoga and mindfulness, First Nations’ cultural experiences, creative workshops and activities in the natural environment including guided bushwalks.

The Bridge

In the spirit of Arthur Boyd’s preferred painting practice, en plein air, the sleeping quarters at the Bridge are designed so that you can experience the climate of Bundanon, in all its daily and seasonal variation. Feel the breeze, filter the sun, retreat into shade, hear the rain (frogs too). Just how much is up to you. 

Simply designed, rooms can be made up with a king bed or two singles and each has its own bathroom. All rooms offer spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Accessible rooms are available. 

Designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects, the Bridge encompasses Bundanon’s net zero ambitions. Powered by solar panels it incorporates exemplary sustainability features including passive temperature management, black water treatment, harvesting and storing of rainwater, local materials throughout and a reduced reliance on fossil fuel sources. 

Fine Dining

Ramox chef Gordon Macdonald has over 20 years’ experience in creating memorable food experiences. His seasonal paddock-to-plate menus feature quality produce sourced from the surrounding Shoalhaven region, including local seafood, meat, and vegetables. Local wineries and breweries are championed in the drinks menu. All dietary requirements can be catered for. 

COVID-19 booking policy

Accommodation packages are available to guests who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical exemption.

For your peace of mind and for the safety of our visitors, Bundanon will either move your booking to a future date or hold the amount paid as credit if you are unable to complete your stay at Bundanon due to any of the following COVID-19 related scenarios:

  • You have tested positive for COVID-19 within the 14 days before your arrival
  • Due to a government-mandated border closure or travel restriction, you can no longer access Bundanon
  • You have been instructed by health authorities to isolate at home

Dates must be rescheduled within 12 months of the original booking and credits can be held for up to 12 months. Please see the full terms and conditions below for more information.

Please note that if you are required to reschedule due to COVID-19, Bundanon will require documentation that supports the need to change your reservation. If evidence cannot be provided, the original terms and conditions apply.

Designed to introduce you to the stunning new offerings at BundanonDiscover Bundanon is a two night package including accommodation, drinks on arrival, all meals and two art tours. 

Friday 11 – Sunday 13 February 2022 | BOOK NOW

Friday 18 – Sunday 20 February 2022 | BOOK NOW

Friday 11 – Sunday 13 March 2022 | BOOK NOW

Friday 18 – Sunday 20 March 2022 | BOOK NOW 

Package Inclusions

  • Two nights’ accommodation for either one or two adults  
  • Rooms supplied with full linen and towels 
  • Drinks on arrival  
  • Friday night three course dinners with drinks
  • Saturday night gourmet barbeque with drinks
  • Two buffet continental breakfasts  
  • Picnic lunch  
  • Art Museum tour  
  • Homestead and Arthur Boyd’s Studio tour 

One Person – $1,320.00 (including GST)

Two People – $1,650.00 (including GST)

Itinerary

Day One

Soak up the tranquil setting with drinks on arrival before a three-course dinner by local chef Gordon Macdonald, with a seasonal paddock-to-plate menu. 

  • 4pm: Check in  
  • 6pm: Pre-dinner drinks  
  • 7pm: Sit-down three course dinner 
Day Two

Wake up to birdsong and enjoy a buffet continental breakfast before a tour of the new Art Museum and opening exhibition. Lunch is a picnic overlooking the Shoalhaven River and the afternoon is open for exploring the property or heading out to a local beach or winery. At dusk return to the Bridge for a gourmet barbeque and watch the kangaroos and wombats feeding in the gully below. 

  • 8 – 10am: Breakfast  
  • 11am: Exhibition tour – Art Museum  
  • 12.30 – 2pm: Picnic lunch –  collect from café 
  • Afternoon: Free time to explore the property or visit local wineries, beaches 
  • 6pm: Gourmet BBQ
Day Three

Enjoy a late checkout after breakfast and then head over to the Homestead and Arthur Boyd’s Studio for a tour of the spaces the acclaimed Australian painter lived and worked in. 

  • 8-10am: Breakfast 
  • 11am: Checkout  
  • 11.30am: Visit the Homestead and Arthur Boyd’s Studio 
What to bring  
  • Toiletries: please bring everything you need with you
  • All-weather clothing: to ensure your en plein air experience is comfortable, bring warm clothes, a hat and sunscreen 
  • Sturdy shoes: If you wish to explore the property or go bushwalking, bring sturdy enclosed shoes 
  • Water bottle: We aim to be a plastic-free site, please bring a refillable water bottle to help reduce plastic at Bundanon
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do the packages cost?

Please see individual event web pages for pricing and inclusions. Rates are quoted in Australian dollars and are inclusive of GST. Tariffs are per room for two nights and can be booked as a single or couple (all rooms can be set as a king or two king single beds).

 

What if COVID-19 travel restrictions or lockdowns coincide with my booking?

If you are unable to complete your stay at Bundanon due to any of the following COVID-19 related scenarios, Bundanon will either move your booking to a future date within 12 months or hold the amount paid as credit for up to 12 months: you have tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of your arrival, you can no longer access Bundanon due to a government-mandated border closure or travel restriction, or you have been instructed by health authorities to isolate at home. Please note that if you are required to reschedule due to COVID, Bundanon will require documentation that supports the need to change your reservation. If evidence cannot be provided, the original terms and conditions apply. If you wish to cancel your booking, Bundanon’s full cancellation fee will apply.

 

Is Bundanon accessible?

The new Bridge and Art Museum are wheelchair accessible and there are two accessible bedrooms available, both with wheelchair accessible bathrooms. There are designated accessible parking spaces available outside the Bridge and Art Museum.

Arthur Boyd’s Studio and the ground floor of the Homestead are wheelchair accessible. There is a staircase inside the Homestead and uneven ground in the visitor carpark and throughout the site.  There is no opportunity to sit down within the Homestead or Studio as the furniture is original and fragile, however there is seating available inside the Homestead kitchen.

Guide dogs and assistance animals are allowed on Bundanon properties.

 

Can I bring my family?

The Bridge bedrooms have been designed to accommodate a maximum of two adults and the experience packages currently on offer have been designed for adults. However, guests are welcome to bring their own porta cot for a child under two, or an older child can accompany a single adult if the child is supervised during the entire stay. Please indicate when booking if traveling with children to ensure we can accommodate your requests.

 

Can I book with a friend or travel solo?

All rooms can be set as a king or two king single beds. You will be able to select your preference when booking.

 

Can I bring my pet?
Bundanon is a wildlife refuge, surrounded by substantial areas of natural bush supporting many threatened native species. Guide dogs and assistance animals are allowed on Bundanon properties. All other domestic animals are not permitted.

 

What time is check-in and check-out?

Standard check-in is 4-6pm and standard check-out is 11am. However, please refer to your itinerary before and during your visit as check-in and check-out times may vary. If you are arriving later than 6pm, Bundanon must be informed in advance.

 

Are the Homestead and Arthur Boyd’s Studio at the same site as the Bridge and the Art Museum?

No, they are located at two separate sites.

The Bridge and the Art Museum are located at 170 Riversdale Road, Illaroo, accessible by a 3km sealed road.

The Homestead and Arthur Boyd’s Studio are located at 533 Bundanon Road, Illaroo, accessible by 13km unsealed road which winds its way through bushland, descending to the Shoalhaven River basin.

It takes approximately 20 minutes to drive between the two sites.

Terms and Conditions
  • Payment is required in full by credit card at the time of booking.
  • Accommodation packages are only available to guests who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical exemption.
  • Should a government mandated intrastate or interstate travel restriction, or lockdown be enforced that prevents you from travelling on your booked date, we will move your booking to a future date within 12 months, with no penalty. If you do not have a future date in mind, Bundanon will hold the amount paid as credit to be used within 12 months. If you wish to cancel your booking, Bundanon’s full cancellation fee will apply.
  • If you decide to cancel your booking for any other reason, Bundanon’s full cancellation fee will apply.
  • Bundanon reserves the right to cancel experience programs at any time due to unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters or insufficient demand. In this instance a full refund will be issued.
  • Only alcohol purchased onsite or included as part of your experience packages may be consumed at Bundanon.
  • Pets are not allowed on Bundanon property as it is a wildlife reserve. Service animals are welcome.
  • Bundanon experiences are non-smoking events.
  • Guests must be 18 years or older to book an experience package and must present valid photo identification matching booking details during check-in.
  • Minors can accompany an adult, please inform Bundanon in advance if travelling with children.
  • Swimming in the river is not allowed by anyone visiting Bundanon.
  • Guests will be invoiced by Bundanon for any damage to property, equipment, buildings, artworks or grounds arising from your visit.
  • Vehicles remaining on site overnight must be parked in designated parking areas at owners’ risk.
  • If you are asked to leave the property due to anti-social behaviour, no refund will be issued.
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Bundanon acknowledges the Wodi Wodi and the Yuin, of the South Coast region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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