Harvest Festival Central Coast
BOOKINGS NOW OPEN: 9 - 10 June 2018
A breathtaking blend of luxury and nature nestled in the Central Coast hinterland; Noonaweena overlooks Yengo National Park, boasting exquisite views of the valleys below. This exclusive 100-acre property is located just one hour north of Sydney; along Tourist Route 33. Noonaweena is the ideal venue to host weekend weddings, executive retreats and boutique conferences, small group retreats, family getaways and romantic couple stays.About Noonaweena
Our four elegant lodges fuse seamlessly into the natural surrounds. Perfect accommodation for couple retreats or a group of friends.Learn more
Boutique Conference Centre on the Central Coast NSW AustraliaLearn more
Something borrowed. Something blue. And a Noonaweena Wedding too…Learn more
Complete the healing process of body, mind and spirit on site at NoonaweenaLearn more
Where possible, we buy local and organic produce, reducing the miles in which the food would have had to travel to a chain store, and supporting local growers and their sustainable farming in the process.
Extensive solar panels have been installed to significantly reduce our energy consumption and CO2 emissions and power part of the facility.
We are passionate about bee keeping as a demonstration of our commitment to sustainability, considering approximately a third of all of the human food is dependent upon bees pollinating crops. Our Noona Raw Honey is available for purchase from reception.
We have a solar setup for our hot water systems so that gas is only used when necessary. We also use fuel-efficient heat pumps for the outdoor spas, with thermal covers to reduce energy.
Noonaweena is self-sufficient with a natural water supply delivered from several rain catchment including a natural spring and water tanks, and a bore water system.
We compost our green waste onsite and return it to the surrounding gardens as nutritious mulch, as well as providing scraps for our chickens. In turn, our chickens provide our guests with fresh eggs.
This is another simple initiative that we have rolled out to all lodges, recycling bins. It is a great way to give our plastic bottles, cardboard and aluminium cans a chance to become something else. If you would like more information on minimising waste, recycling and composting, click here.
This septic system recycles domestic wastewater from the bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry of Noonaweena. It is treated (a natural process) in an underground tank to a purity approved by relevant health authorities. Grey water from the septic system is reused on ornamental gardens.
Our name, 'Noonaweena,' is an acknowledgement of the traditional custodians of the land who were here before us. This translates to 'resting place in the bush,' an apt description of this part of the Darkinjung Aboriginal country. As we look out at the great Blue Mountain heritage area, we are reminded of the spiritual sense of place, an experience we like to pass on to our guests.
Noonaweena’s sustainable efforts have been recognised with Ecotourism Certification by Ecotourism Australia, the national body for Australia’s ecotourism industry. We have also achieved Platinum Green Leader status with Trip Advisor during 2017. We share their vision for environmentally sustainable and culturally-responsible tourism.