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From: 90.00 AUD per night 


2 Rooms, 5 Guests


Diving, Kayaking, Bird Watching, Sailing, Canoeing, Beaches, Fishing, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Nature Trails

Green Credentials

Alternative Energy Resources: Solar Panels
Dietary Selections: Vegan, Vegetarian
We take actions to: conserve heat, conserve water, install eco-friendly lighting, reduce oil/gas carbon emissions, compost waste food, recycle wherever possible, use bio degradable cleaning agents, use reclamation building materials, use renewable natural furnishings, source food locally, offer local employment, instruct staff in green practices, conserve/care for wildlife in our area

Nearest Transport Links

International Airport: Newcastle
Local Airport: Taree
Railway Station: Taree NSW

The Barn at Tianjara

Cottage, Tarbuck Bay, New South Wales, Australia

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Our house in the forest
Our house in the forest
The vine-covered terrace
The vine-covered terrace
The kitchen area
The kitchen area
Part of the lounge
Part of the lounge
Another part of the lounge
Another part of the lounge
The guest bedroom
The guest bedroom
The bearby beach
The bearby beach
Rocks and water at the headland
Rocks and water at the headland


Tianjara is a unique, peaceful, and secluded place to stay in the beautiful Myall Lakes region. It has the solitude of the forest whilst being only one kilometre from the Lakes Way and a short drive to unspoilt beaches, lakes, and National Parks.

The Barn is private and self-contained, yet we are not far away if you need us. Tianjara, our 25-acre property consists mostly of regrowth eucalypt forest, with some rainforest gullies and about six acres of cleared land near the house.           

Our house is built from mud bricks made on site, trees from the property and locally sourced sustainable timber. We did most of the building ourselves. It is solar-powered, has dry composting eco-toilets, greywater reed beds, and is chemical free.

We love our place and would be happy to show you around if you wish.

We have stand-alone solar power which means we are not connected to the grid. We make all our own electricity with photovoltaic panels, and store electricity in a bank of batteries. So we are thoughtful of our power consumption, and ask you to be careful too. Please try not to leave lights burning in areas not in use, and please don’t use high-powered electrical appliances such as sandwich toasters, hair dryers, or irons, without telling us first. We can turn on the generator for a while for you if you need to use any of these items during your stay. Just let us know! We sometimes have to turn on the generator during wet or cloudy weather too, but avoid this if possible.

We do not use chemicals on the property, though mozzie coils are sadly a necessity at times.

As you may expect we have rainwater tanks, and have learned to be careful of our supply during dry spells. We keep our showers short and don’t run taps unnecessarily. We don’t boil our drinking water, it is wonderfully clean and fresh, but we understand that you may prefer to. Our dry composting toilets also help us to cut down on water use; the one at the Barn is outside the main building, but very close by.

Young children love visiting here, with horses and chooks to feed, and dogs to play with. Such delights are not without some risk though, and we do ask you to accompany young children in your care when they visit the animals or the areas near the dams, which have to remain unfenced to allow access for the stock. We ask everyone who stays here to have respect for our animals, as well as the native fauna and flora and not do anything to harm them.

This is a relaxing place, so take time to unwind. You can take walks round the property and listen to the amazing birdsong. You may see lace monitors, diamond pythons, marsupial mice, fruit bats, and other native creatures such as spotted quolls.

We have a wealth of local knowledge; so don’t hesitate to ask if you need advice.

Enjoy your stay!




From: 90.00 AUD per night, per lodging
Currency: Australia, Dollars
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$90.00 per couple, per night, all linen and tea and coffee provided.

For additional guests:  Extra charge of $25 per head per night

Cot, high chair, potty and pram available

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