Nestled inside the Sugarloaf Range State Conservation area in Brunkerville on the doorstep of  Hunter Valley Vineyards and Lake Macquarie, Australia’s largest coastal lake.

The Old Brush Rainforest Cabins and Photography Studio are an inspiration  for artists and nature lovers of all ages.


                                     ALL VISITORS  RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL 




When turning into Leiberts Lane, wind down your window and be reminded of Henry Kendall’s famous poem ” Bellbirds”                            


 Experience one of many easy nature walks in the rainforest or longer bush walks for the more adventurous.  Stay in a rustic self-contained cabin with tranquillity guaranteed.








Stay at The Old Brush Rainforest Sanctuary in The Hunter Valley

The Studio Cabin

Rustic,cosy and intimate, The Studio Cabin is the perfect

hide away for singles or couples.

$130 per night for two people.

Saturday night only $150 for two people.

Long weekends are a minimum 2 night stay.                         






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The Back Cabin

The one bedroom rustic Back Cabin is perfect for small families and couples.


$130 per night for two people.

$50 extra per person.

Saturday night only $150 for two people.

Long weekends a minimum stay of two night.



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The Old Brush – Visit & Explore

Walking Tracks

Over 20 kms of walking tracks graded easy to medium, taking between 15 minutes to 2 hours.

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Picnic Grounds

Share the best picnic spots in The Hunter Valley, with approx. 150 bird species and kangaroos just 35 minutes from Newcastle City Centre and Pokolbin Vineyards.

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