Three individually booked cabins surrounded by rainforest on Jamberoo Mountain
Carly Corcoran - Caretaker
About Carly Corcoran - Caretaker
Ben Ricketts is owned by a group of families who have been staying here since the late 1940s. The original owners, Ray and Peter Page welcomed guests to Ben Ricketts for more than 50 years. 'Ben Ricketts Environmental Preserve' came into being when these several families came together to preserve Peter & Ray's legacy. We care for the property's cabins and 40 hectares of rainforest and have a voluntary conservation agreement with the NSW government, protecting the rainforest and its inhabitants in perpetuity.
Carly Corcoran - Caretaker purchased this Cabin in 2004
Why Carly Corcoran - Caretaker chose Jamberoo
Ben Ricketts is a hugely important part of the life of its shareholders, many of whom have visited for three generations. We came together to preserve both the environment and this community, and to share it with others.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Weekend family getaway
This was exactly the kind of location and accommodation we were looking for. Beautiful country side and bush in a cosy cabin with a log fire. We loved it.
Great nature getaway with the kids
We had a great few days going on bush walks and exploring the area. Kids loved the camp fire with the mandatory marshmallows. The cabin was quite basic but had a well equipped kitchen and comfortable bedding.
loved cabin 3..
the peace, serenity, wood fire..
Nearby bush walk, water fountains,
carly has thought of everything that ones needs being away..from home..
Relaxing mountain retreat
We loved our time in cabin 1. Rustic and simple but with everything we needed and a lovely renovated bathroom. In such an idyllic setting, it was a perfect escape from the city. We received a very warm welcome from our hosts and the kids loved encounters with local wildlife including the resident sheep. We hope to come back again soon and keep exploring surrounding waterfalls and bushwalks.
Best place on the kid south coast
Great rooms in prime locations
Ben Ricketts is two hours south of Sydney on the Illawarra escarpment, 8 km west of Jamberoo Village. The cabins are close to the coast and the Southern Highlands, well known areas for great beaches, festivals, markets, arts and crafts and fine dining. Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, Budderoo National Park, Gerringong Falls, Carrington Falls and Minnamurra Rainforest are ideal bushwalking and scenic destinations nearby.
Walks on Ben Ricketts: Our marked walking tracks 'Sassafras' and 'QWERTY' pass through rainforest and tall eucalypts and cross untouched creeks and waterfalls. They offer opportunities to see our rich variety of native plants, birds and animals. You are welcome to explore off the tracks as well. You can have a great adventure without going more than a few metres from your cabin!
Barren Grounds Nature Reserve: There is a variety of walks at this Nature Reserve including the Griffiths Trail, an 8km loop taking in the Natural Stone Bridge & Illawarra Lookout.
Waterfalls: Carrington Falls has walking tracks to lookouts with spectacular views of the Upper Kangaroo Valley and is readily accessible to all. Gerringong Falls is a longer walk for the more experienced walker.
Illawarra Fly: Just up the road from Ben Ricketts, Illawarra Fly is a spectactular tree top walk with incredible views over the valley.
Jamberoo Recreation Park: Jamberoo Recreation Park is a great place for the family and is a short drive from Ben Ricketts.
Beaches: There are several popular beaches at coastal town of Kiama approximately 20 minutes drive from Ben Ricketts.
Nellies Glen Swimming Hole: Nellies Glen swimming hole, very near Carrington Falls,is a great place to cool off on a hot day, with great swimming and plenty of shade.
Minnamurra Rainforest: Minnamurra Rainforest offers accessible and easy walks through spectacular rainforest terrain, restaurant facilities and National Parks Visitors Centre
Nearby towns and villages: Down the hill, Jamberoo village boasts its famous pub and some good antiques shopping. Kiama boasts its beachside lifestyle and the spectacular Blowhole.
Up the mountain, Robertson is your gateway to the Southern Highlands, and all that they offer.
All local towns and villages offer food and other shopping.