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A nature lover's paradise

Experience Bouddi Peninsula

With seven pristine beaches and many spectacular walking trails, the territory around Bells at Killcare is a nature lovers paradise. Enjoy typical Australian surfing at Killcare Beach, or swim at the southern end of the beach where the iconic red and yellow flags are. Further north is the glorious Putty Beach, and coastal headlands of Bullimah Beach and Maitland Bay.

The coastal bush trails of the Bouddi National Park criss-cross through the park, and arrive at many of the secluded beaches & bays. Walkers enjoy spectacular views of Broken Bay, down to Sydney, across to Pittwater and the Pacific Ocean. Bushwalking maps are provided to our in-house guests on arrival and backpack picnic lunch hampers, can be arranged by our chefs for a great fabulous lunch in the wilderness.

Other local activities we can arrange for in-house guests – Sailing on Broken Bay or perhaps whale watching when the season is right. Dive the HMAS Adelaide off Avoca Beach, play croquet or boules on our lawn or book in for a cultural tour, surfing lesson or mountain bikes.

Activities at and around Bells

Mountain Biking

Bouddi National Park provides a wide range of exhilarating and picturesque mountain bike trails suitable for various skill and fitness levels. Pack a gourmet lunch hamper so you can stop and take in the picturesque views as you rest and recharge and take in the spectacular surrounds of Bouddi National…

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Kayak & Stand up Paddleboarding

What better way to explore the local sights, than by water? A range of single or double kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and more are available to be hired and enjoyed for all skill levels, from Boat, Bike, Paddle Hire Central Coast, located at our local bay - Hardy's Bay. For further…

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Bells Lawn Picnic

Inhouse guests are invited to enjoy a gourmet picnic hamper on the lawn, complete with all the essentials you need to relax, unwind and enjoy. With two options to choose from, both complete with French champagne. Charcuterie Hamper, $150 for 2 people Enjoy a picnic basket full of select, premium…

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Bells Day Spa

A luxurious spa sanctuary that is a true haven for guests to de-stress and unwind with spa treatments that have been thoughtfully designed to rebalance the synergy between mind, body and soul. Bells Day Spa offers personalised spa journeys to further enhance your stay. Imbued with the same East Coast…

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Bells pool and pool bar

The Swimming Pool is situated by the main house, near The Conservatory and it's our little slice of heaven, the perfect place to laze around and read a book or get active with some laps. 20-metre saltwater mineral pool. The Bells Pool Bar is a quaint little blue caravan converted…

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Wine Tasting with Bells Sommelier

Enjoy a wine tasting experience with the Bells in-house sommelier, Michaela Clayton. Michaela has handpicked a selection of exclusive wines from our multi-award-winning wine list, paired with a cheese plate from our in-house restaurant, The wild flower bar & dining, along with tasting notes. Or why not customise your experience?…

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Croquet

Have fun with family and friends & play Boules and Croquet on our lawn. The Bells lawn is perfect for these games and enjoying the Killcare sunshine. Game sets are kept on the manor house veranda. See any of our staff for more information.

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Luxury cruising, sailing & fishing

Enjoy a short sail, sunset cruise, skipped charter or quiet fish on some of the most scenic sailing waters in the world: Broken Bay, Brisbane Water, The Hawkesbury River and Pittwater. Explore local, hidden beaches and coves that few know to exist and if you are lucky, you may even…

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Coastal Hiking

Bushwalking along the local coastal tracks and through the Bouddi National Park is a favourite nature activity for many of our guests. See Indigenous rock art, magnificent ocean vistas and an abundance of native wildflowers and wildlife. Most walks are easy to moderate and can be taken at your own…

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Beaches and Bays

The NSW Bouddi Peninsula is a playground for surfers and water lovers alike. We are surrounded by eight pristine beaches and glistening bays, which host communities filled with like-minded people who care for their immediate environment and local landscape. Local patrolled beaches include Killcare Beach, Putty Beach, Lobster Beach, Tallows,…

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Yoga & Pilates

Embark on a journey of wellness with a private yoga or pilates practice, tailored to your needs when you stay with us next. ​​No matter what your experience level is or your desired outcome, some time invested in practising yoga or pilates will enhance your day. May it be yoga…

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Nearby Guided Tours & Experiences

Ocean tours

Enjoy a range of ocean tours and activities with Terrigal Ocean Tours, swimming with whales, dolphin and seal watching, boat charters and more. For further details on experiences available when you stay with us, please visit our reception, or contact Terrigal Ocean Tours directly.

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golfing

The Springs Championship 18-hole golf, par 72 course welcomes all players and promises a first-class golf experience. The course provides golfers of every ability with challenges and presents an enjoyable round for all. Club, buggy and cart hire are all available onsite, along with golf lessons from PGA accredited professionals.

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Horse riding

Discover a hidden, unspoiled part of Australia. Idle through natural rainforests and native bushland, as the stresses of everyday life melt away. Sit back and enjoy guided or free-range horse riding at the Glenworth Valley.

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Girra Girra Bouddi National Park Tour

Rich in significant Aboriginal culture, Bouddi National Park offers stunning landscapes and ocean views. Your tour begins with an Acknowledgement of Country. From there you’ll be guided through the National Park to significant Indigenous sites. View rock carvings, hear ancient stories. With each step, you will gain a progressive understanding…

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X marks the spot secret picnic

Imagine this... luxurious gourmet picnic, secret location, you and your loved one and all you need to do is arrive, relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. We've partnered with Elixir journeys to bring you this special experience. To find out further details or to book, please visit Elixir Journeys.

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Beachside Cabana & Brunch

Who doesn't love doing this a little more special when you're away on holiday? Picture this, it’s a gorgeous summer day and all you want to do is roll out of bed, put your swimmers on and head to the beach for a lazy morning in the sun with your…

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Guided walk with Elixir Journeys

Enjoy a 3-hour guided walk through Bouddi National Park, finished off with a gourmet lunch and matching wine at The wild flower bar & dining. The walk provides a variety of scenery, beginning at a quiet, leafy spot with a descent through tall trees to the crashing Pacific Ocean and…

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Broken Bay Pearl Farm

Embark on an extraordinary adventure learning about the sublime and rare locally grown Australian Akoya Pearl. Meet the highly experienced pearling team from Broken Bay Pearl Farm who have a working farm right here in the bay. Guests explore the incredible marine wilderness of the local bay, where iconic pelicans…

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Diving

Enjoy diving at The Haven, Terrigal or see the Ex-HMAS Adelaide off the coast of Avoca Beach. Terrigal Dive Shop sits on the waterside of beautiful Terrigal Haven. Learn to scuba dive in tranquil Terrigal Haven, improve your scuba diving knowledge and qualifications with advanced or specialty dive courses, refresher…

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Bushcraft with jake cassar

Enjoy an educational bushcraft experience with Jake Cassar. Jake is a passionate Bushcraft teacher, youth mentor and conservationist specialising in edible and medicinal native and introduced plants in Australia. He has worked with respected Aboriginal elders in NSW and Central and Western Australia. Jake’s tours are upbeat, interactive, engaging and…

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Scenic Flights

Experience awe-inspiring scenic flights over the spectacular Bouddi Peninsula, the southern parts of the Coast, and northern parts of Sydney. Scenic flights are an unforgettable experience for our guests, who have enjoyed the ultimate indulgence. See spectacular ocean views, glide over golden beaches, majestic islands and sparkling bays for a…

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Further afield

PRANCING HORSE LUXURY SUPERCAR DRIVE DAY

Supercars, Seaplane & a Luxury Yacht all in one incredible day! Imagine a day of luxury with your partner featuring the latest supercars, a seaplane, great dining at our very own The Wild Flower Bar & Dining and a sunset Champagne cruise. Truly, a luxury experience you will never forget. Dates:…

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Sydney Oyster Farm Tours

Sydney Oyster Farm Tours guides people through their operating Broken Bay oyster farm for an authentic oyster farm experience. Customers get to meet second and third-generation oyster farmers, visit the oyster leases on the Hawkesbury River, and taste the famous Broken Bay Oysters. This is a great experience to enjoy…

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Australian Reptile Park

The Australian Reptile Park is Australia’s original hands-on zoo. Home to over 2,000 animals and located in a natural bush setting situated in Somersby, 30 mins drive from our property.  Cuddle up to koalas, kangaroos, quokkas and dingoes or test your bravery and hold a massive python! Learn about the…

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Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary

Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary is a fascinating place to visit. Established as a haven for rescued animals needing lifelong care and to breed endangered species for release back into the wild, the sanctuary is also Heritage Listed to preserve the Aboriginal cultural landscape of the Calga Valley. This is a place…

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Wine Country

Surrounded by stunning natural beauty and undulating vineyard landscapes, with more than 150 cellar doors, award-winning restaurants, a trip to the Hunter Valley makes for a perfect day out for any wine lover of foodies alike. An easy 1.5-hour self-drive away, or 20 min helicopter flight, speak with our reservation…

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Sample Itineraries

A couples midweek 4 night escape.

Sunday
Arrive. Settle in
Pool time
Afternoon happy hour at the bar 4-5pm
Chefs tasting menu at The Wild Flower Bar & Dining

Monday
Early walk along Bouddi Coastal Trail
8-10.30 - Breakfast at leisure
Beach time
Relaxed lunch at Killcare SCLC café
Afternoon Spa Treatments at Bells Day Spa
Afternoon happy hour at the bar 4-5pm
In-room dining from the Room Service menu

Tuesday
Sunrise stroll at Killcare Beach
8 - Breakfast
9.30am – 2pm Elixir Journeys Bouddi Wildflower walk including lunch (shared small group tour)
Afternoon pool time or relax in your cottage with a great book
Sunset drink at Hardys Bay followed by dinner at Lucky Bees Hardy’s Bay

Wednesday
8-10.30 - Breakfast at leisure
11am Broken Bay Pearl Tour departing Hardy’s Bay
Lunch at Woy Woy Fisherman’s Wharf
Afternoon catch up on some work or relax at Bells Day Spa
Relaxed picnic dinner on the beach (supplied by Bells) or try 3 courses from the a la carte menu at The Wild Flower Bar & Dining

Thursday
8-10.30 - Breakfast at leisure
11am Depart
Return via Sydney Oyster Tours in-water experience at Brooklyn

 

A long-weekend in paradise with the girls or your loved one

Friday afternoon
3pm Arrive. Settle in to cottage, swim at the pool
Afternoon happy hour at the bar 4-5pm
6pm Dinner: Chef’s tasting menu at The Wild Flower Bar & Dining

Saturday
Early morning walk along Bouddi Coastal Track
8 – 10.30am Breakfast at leisure
11am – 1pm Blissful Beachside Cabana & Brunch set up by Elixir Journeys at Killcare Beach
Afternoon Pool time  with light poolside lunch
Relax in your cottage with a good book
Afternoon happy hour at the bar 4-5pm
Relaxed in-room dining

Sunday
8 – 10..30am Breakfast at leisure
11am Broken Bay Pearl Tour departing Hardy’s Bay or hike the Maitland Bay Trail
Lunch at Woy Woy Fisherman’s Wharf
Kayaking or paddle boarding on the bay
Afternoon happy hour at the bar 4-5pm
Dinner: 3 courses from the a la carte menu at  The Wild Flower Bar & Dining

Monday
Sunrise Beach stroll at Killcare
8 – 10.30 Breakfast at leisure
11am Depart

 

A 4 night active escape

Monday
3pm Arrive. Settle in
Afternoon beach walk then onto Bouddi Coastal Trail
Dinner: The Wild Flower Bar & Dining

Tuesday
7am Morning private yoga
8 – 10.30am Breakfast at leisure
Maitland Bay walk
Late lunch poolside
Late afternoon private Elixir Journeys Remedy Walk (mindfulness walk)
Dinner: In-room healthy dining

Wednesday
7am Morning private yoga
8 – 10.30am Breakfast at leisure
Pearl Beach to Patonga walk
Lunch at Patonga Boathouse
Relax in your cottage with a good book
Dinner: Lucky Bees

Thursday
7am Morning private yoga
8 – 10..30am breakfast
9.30am – 2pm - Elixir Journeys Bouddi Wildflower walk including lunch (shared small group tour)
Afternoon Spa treatment / pool time
Dinner: Chefs Tasting Menu at The Wild Flower Bar & Dining

Friday
Morning Meditation
8 – 10..30am Breakfast at leisure
11am Depart


We didn't want to go home!

Our overall experience was amazing. Our room was perfect, the food was amazing and the service fast and friendly. Will definitely recommend and we will be back. We didn't want to go home!

Review by Ian & Sandy January 2021

Blissful Stay

We absolutely loved our mini getaway. Just what we needed. The guest services staff were helpful and happy, really great with help when asked and went above and beyond. The food in Bells restaurant was delicious, the ambiance, beautiful and friendly staff.

Review by Elisha 14 May 2021