Our family returned to Dungowan after spending an amazing weekend there a few years ago. After having another very special weekend we are keen to make this an annual family get together. The property is beautifully maintained with so much to offer. The addition of the swimming pool from our last visit was very welcoming on a warm November weekend. The standard of accommodation is exquisit and the house so large there is plenty of space. All our children are late teens early 20’s and they had an action packed weekend at the property and an afternoon trip to Nerriga Pub. It would be impossible to find a better location for a large family.
Fiona B Sydney October 2017
I booked Dungowan Estate for my husbands 40th as we wanted a relaxing getaway with family and friends away from the city.
The drive from Sydney wasn’t bad as we were given specific instructions on how to get there.
The property and land were absolutely stunning. We expected it to be beautiful through viewing of the photos and past reviews but being there completely exceeded the expectations. The house is decorated in such a way that the ambience is warm and inviting. Perfect for a family getaway.
There was so much for the kids and adults to do from bush walking to board games to wood fire pizza making to feeding the hens and coy fish. Waking up to the stunning landscape surrounded by beautiful kangaroos and the resident wombat was exciting. Falling asleep to a sky filled with shining stars was relaxing and peaceful.
Having gone in winter, we expected to freeze but the house was kept warm with the floor heating so not one heater needed to be used. the Chefs kitchen had every piece of utensil plus more so entertaining was a breeze. The amenities were top notch and the man cave was a much desired room by the men and children.
I could not fault this place! We will definitely be back for more!”
Patricia P. Sydney July 2017
“Amazing place with amazing service
We hosted my wife’s 40th birthday at Dungowan Estate and it was everything we could’ve hoped for. The house and grounds are amazing. Staff were very welcoming and we felt that all needs had been catered for and some. Can’t wait to go back!”
Chris W. Sydney June 2017
I recently celebrated my 50th birthday at Dungowan with 18 friends. What a fabulous house! Everyone was blown away with the beautiful surrounds. It adequately accommodated all of us and had everything you could ever need to have a great weekend away. The kitchen was very well equipped and it was no problem catering for a large group with multiple ovens and fridges. The house is immaculate and very well maintained. Sarah the caretaker is lovely and very helpful with any questions we had about the house. For anyone who is looking for a house that can accommodate a large group you couldn’t do any better than Dungowan.” Julia A. Wahroonga May 2017
“It is everything it says it is
Dungowan made a “marketing promise” in their advertising – it honoured that promise; and then some. The home and the grounds are very well maintained, the finishing touches are of very high quality, and the overall experience met, indeed exceeded, our expectations.” Andrew D. Sydney March 201
We can not rate this property high enough…. it is just amazing! You really have to visit to appreciate the beauty of such a well looked after property. We spent three nights here and didn’t want to leave! It was wonderful to have all our friends and family in the same place to share a special occasion. The property is immaculate, it has everything you could possible need and has a really lovely feel about it. We cant wait to go back for a visit in the future! Thank you for sharing your beautiful property with us!”
Michelle B Wagga Wagga February 2017
WOW, wonderful property, EVERYTHING was QUALITY! Superb place to relax with family and friends. Much to do for everyone, especially those that love to be surrounded in fresh air, peace and quiet and supremely beautiful design and architecture.”
Cheryl S. Gosford November 2016
“A Christmas to remember
The opportunity to bring our whole family (8 Adults and 7 Grandsons) together for Christmas in a unique and wonderful location was fantastic. Space, Space and more, for everyone to enjoy everything from the pool, the tennis court, the lake, space to ride bikes and ball games. Even the privacy of the boat House for those that wanted quiet time. Outstanding Kitchen, BBQ and Pizza Oven enabled unbelievable choices for cooking. Fresh Yabbies from the lake gave us lots of fun including a Yabbie Pizza.”
Richard H. Sydney November 2016
“Great for a Family Getaway
From the moment you arrive at the gates and the cherry blossom-lined driveway there is a sense of grandeur. This is apparent in the photos and comes to life when you arrive. Dungowan Estate lived up to our expectations.
The few of us who love to cook thoroughly enjoyed the 3 ovens and the butlers pantry, and the Pizza oven produced some excellent Pizzas.
Although it was cold, the grandchildren braved the pool, and played with much of the sports equipment that was available. Parents were constantly being encouraged to join little ones on the tennis court. Also, the novelty of regularly retrieving eggs from the chickens kept them entertained, as did the kangaroos that arrived in the lower grounds at dusk every day.
There were 9 adults and 6 youngsters, ranging from 5 to 16, so sleeping arrangements worked well as we were ‘family’. Carole L. Sydney September 2016
“So so special
Our family of 22 has just had an experience of a lifetime. The grandchildren running non stop and adults having their own fun and relaxation if they wished.. So well appointed. A very special time and place in our hearts with wonderful memories.”
Yvonne T. Victoria August 2016
We went to Dungowan for a family weekend we are a large family so needed a house to accomodate all of us there was plenty of room for 20
The grandkids were in there element running every where as there are little cubby houses in nooks all over the house they also enjoyed feeding the chickens collecting eggs and feeding the fish in the pond .
The adults enjoyed themselves as the children were so busy we only saw them if they were hungry even then they were too busy to stay and eat for long
All in all a great weekend was had by all Sarah the caretaker was fantastic the house was spotless and the kitchen well stocked with everything you need as far as condiments to make a gourmet meal
We all want to return cant recommend more highley fantastic”
Rhonda S. Swiney July 2016
There is no doubt that this property deserves five stars!
A large group of family and friends stayed for a weekend to celebrate a milestone birthday. The property was beyond expectations… even having read all the very positive reviews. The quality of the home and guest house was exceptional, clean and well stocked with all the extras we needed to make our stay comfortable.
We hired PB catering who delivered an amazing four course very long lunch for 20 on the Saturday, which were followed by games on the green and walks down to the boat house and the Corang River.
The property is in a remote location which is part of its charm, however it was a little difficult for some guests to locate that arrived in the evening. I would recommend guests arriving before it gets dark if possible.
Overall a sensational property and everyone that attended wants to go back!”
Nick D. Sydney June 2016
“Wow what a secret retreat
Dungowan what an amazing location. We had my husbands surprise 50th there on the weekend. It had everything you need for a group of 20 people. We will definitely return.”
Alana Camden June 2016
What a fantastic weekend away!!!! I can’t recommend this property highly enough. Everything you need is there, the place has a lovely homey feel and it is managed really well. We had a weekend away with extended family and the kids and adults loved it!!!!!”
Kim G. Sydney April 2016
Words are a little difficult to describe how beautiful Dungowan is. I booked Dungowan to celebrate my 50th. I just wanted a long table lunch with a small number of close friends!
The website looked excellent, and I knew that I had found the right location. However, these do not adequately describe how beautiful this property is. The 2km drive in from the road was great for the anticipation. And as you arrive at the last gate the house looked spectacular set up on the hill.
Dungowan is of such a high quality, and the fitout was beautiful. The beds were like sleeping in a cloud! And as for that kitchen, each and every person wanted to have it in their own place. We ended up having a long table lunch set out under the trees, and it couldn’t have been any more perfect. Every person was just blown away by the whole experience. As for me, I was looking for a spectacular location to celebrate my birthday. I cannot imagine a place any more perfect.
Thank you, it was certainly a great way to celebrate my 50th. We set the tables up on the driveway under the trees, given that it was so hot, and it was simply beautiful. It was just a magnificent lunch!
Will definitely be back, and will send recommendations onto other friends.”
Michael Sydney February 2016
“Fantastic property with huge grounds
Great stay in an amazing house
Dungowan is an amazing property with a huge amount of space and all modern features. The kitchen is as well equipped as a chefs, the media room has a plasma bigger than my front door, plenty of room to eat, relax and enjoy the peace. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. And have, several of my friends have stayed her too.”
Dominic B. Sydney August 2015
“Fabulous house for a group of families
We had such an amazing weekend at gorgeous Dungowan. The house is stunning, the property is stunning, the view is stunning. We arrived for the weekend and literally did not leave the property until we went home. The rooms were large, comfy and could accommodate lots of different configurations of families, with everyone having their own bathrooms. The house has been beautifully decorated and was very well stocked with absolutely everything you could possibly need. We have already booked to go back again. I would highly recommend it for a group of families, it was perfect.”
Anna Sydney September 2015
“Blew our Mind!
Thank you Deanna and the Dungowan crew for an amazing stay. We truly had a brilliant time at Dungowan. We were 6 couples with 10 kids ranging in age between 18months and 9years and what could have been chaos was actually an amazing experience, all down to the property, it’s surrounds and the abundance of equipment to keep all entertained. The property is amazing and so well equipped that no detail was left unthought of. The trampoline kept the kids entertained for hours, the pool provided hours of fun and the views and outdoor spaces allowed plenty of time for the bigger kids to sit back and relax. We were celebrating my wife’s 40th birthday and hired caterers from Ulla Dulla for the Saturday night who were also first class (Citrus catering) and whilst they prepared a fantastic 4 course meal we relaxed and sipped champagne on the terrace knowing that the kids were down and everything else was taken care of. This place is one in a million and an experience you will never forget. Thanks again!
Chris F. Sydney September 2015
After a 2hr and 40min drive home from your exquisite property, Dungowan, even my 13 and 11 year olds were not impressed to be back home!
What a spectacular experience you provide at Dungowan.
We were a little afraid it could not possibly be as good as it looked or even what friends had told us, but it was beyond expectations.
To many, looking for and finding a quality, luxury destination to cater for a family of 12 adults and 9 children sounds like a nightmare…but once I stumbled across Dungowan everything fell into place.
From the open and easy communications and booking process with Deanna to the welcoming and accommodating caretakers, Sarah and Chris, I was made to feel comfortable and confident with my decision to choose Dungowan for my 40th Birthday weekend.
The exquisite location, attention to detail, the quality of the home, décor and grounds is just spectacular.
I can honestly say it was one of the best weekends of my life. Even the youngest children (2 ½ yrs old) were overwhelmed by the beauty of Dungowan! My whole family were more than grateful I had booked your property.
I wanted to thank you Deanna and to let you know how happy we were with our stay but I almost don’t want to share it with anyone as we want to keep it as our own little family secret getaway!
Looking forward to coordinating our stay for 2016!
WE WILL BE BACK.” Karen C. Sydney August 2015
“A Beautiful Home
We have just spent a fantastic three days at this beautiful property with 11 friends. Everything we had hoped for was delivered in the lovely home and surrounding countryside. Just loved it!!” Sandie F. Sydney July 2015
“Beautiful House and Garden
My friends and I spent two wonderful nights celebrating my special birthday here. We all felt relaxed and happy, the beauty and calm of our surroundings adding so much more to our stay. We were very comfortable with all needs catered for.” Sandy S. Nowra June 2015
Loved the stay over weekend! Awesome place for groups and special celebration.”
Shilpa U. June 2015
20 friends gathered for my 40th; from the onset Deanna and her team were fantastic at answering all of my questions and making recommendations for my special weekend. The photo’s are impressive but the property is even more fab in the flesh. All 20 of us had an exceptional time; ample room for us all and the property was so exceptionally well appointed and decked out. The Manager was always at hand if we needed anything and couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful 3 days in the countryside. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dungowan and can’t wait to come back.” Lauren Perth February 2015
“STOP!!! Go no Further! This is the place to stay
What a wonderful place to stay. Recently celebrated my 40th birthday with 20+ of my closest friends ( with children ). This place has everything and every detail considered, from the welcome wines to every child dream ( don’t bring toys to play with, this place has it all ) … Will definitely Stay again !” Scott S. Sydney February 2015
“One of the best!!!
We stayed at Dungowan for our annual Australia Day trip this year and were blown away by everything about the property. You can see from the pictures how beautiful the house is and it turned out even better in real life. We were a party of 10 adults and 9 children, there was plenty of space to spare and the house was finished to a high quality. Everything has been thought of at Dungowan, from the toy room in the roof wings, kids tv room with play station upstairs, pool table in the basement, highchairs, prams, sports equipment, two coffee machines in the kitchen and finally the jar of homemade rocky road to greet us on arrival. Outside there’s plenty of tables and chairs for eating and enclosed lawns for the kids and adults to play on. A short walk down the drive to enjoy the pool and the kids can collect the chicken eggs daily. The cottage was as well appointed as the main house and just far enough away from the house to provide some peace and tranquility for those in our party without kids. Our only regret was that we were unable to stay longer than 3 days.
Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dungowan and there is no doubt that we will back at some stage in the future.” Ben P. Sydney December 2014
“Perfect spot for family get together
A wonderful modern French styled mansion beautifully presented with ever inclusion.
If you needed it it was there and more. The idea place for a family or group getaway. Highly recommended.” Martin A Wollongong December 2014
“Everything you want and Need
A group of 23 stayed over an extended weekend to celebrate my husband’s 50th. The property was magnificent, the facilities outstanding and the kitchen etc had everything you could ever need. Ages ranged from 83 to early 20s and there was something for everyone. It did rain a few times but there was ample space and things to do for everyone to have their own space. The welcome card, wine and superb rocky road made the long drive so worth it. Don’t hesitate to book this magnificent property for your next family or group gathering. It exceeded our guests expectations by miles.” Carol T Canberra January 2015
“Slice of Heaven!!
What a perfect property to hold my 40th weekend celebrating with a beautiful group of 24 friends. The property screams for you to sit back & relax.. which we all did in abundance! We all hope to return very soon for another relaxing weekend. Our only regret was having to leave after 2 nights. Dungowan is simply a slice of HEAVEN!”
Nicole T. October 2014
We all had such a lovely stay at Dungowan celebrating our dad’s 70th birthday. We are a group of 4 families (9 adults, 10 kids) and the property allowed each family to have their own private wing with separate hallway, bedrooms and bathrooms which made the night-time kiddy bathtime/bed routines much easier. There was also so much to do on the property for the kids which meant the iPads barely featured on the weekend we were there! The kitchen facilities were great for such a large group as were all the entertaining and dining areas. We will definitely be back and highly recommend this property to anyone wanting something extra special for a large group. Also want to thank the wonderful caretakers for answering our questions and responding so promptly – and finally to the owner who made sure everything went smoothly over the weekend!”
Simon R Sydney November 2014
“WOW! Truely amazing!
What an amazing weekend we had a Dungowan House. The location is breath taking and the grounds are equally beautiful. The house itself was complete luxury, all rooms were fantastic and very comfortable, the entertaining areas kept us busy for hours and everything we needed had been taken care of! Easy to book and superb value, can’t wait to head down to Dungowan again……” Nick L. Sydney August 2014