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 where you can be free from unwanted distractions and truly enjoy the greatness of the area. Enjoy typical Australian surfing at Killcare Beach or swim at the southern end in between the iconic red and yellow flags. Further to the north is the glorious Putty Beach, and coastal headlands of Bullimah Beach and spectacular Maitland Bay.

The coastal hiking trails of the Bouddi National Park criss-cross through the park, and arrive at many of the secluded beaches & bays. Walkers enjoy spectacular ocean views of Broken Bay, down to Sydney, across to Pittwater & the Hawkesbury and out to the Pacific Ocean along with an abundance of birdlife. The Bouddi Coastal Trail is approximately 8 kilometres (one-way) is relatively easy and has a newly refurbished boardwalk partway. It starts at Putty Beach and meanders along the coast, through the National Park to MacMasters Beach.

There’s a photo opportunity around every corner and you might see wallabys, wildflowers or migrating whales from Gerrin Point lookout, along with the Bouddi National Park Marine Extension and the PS Maitland shipwreck at the eastern end of Maitland Bay.

You can break the walk into shorter sections too…

  • Putty Beach to Maitland Bay (3km)
  • Maitland Bay to Little Beach (3.5km)
  • Little Beach to MacMasters Beach (1.7km)


Bushwalking maps are provided to our in-house guests on arrival and a backpack explorers lunch, can be arranged by our chefs for a great fabulous lunch in the wilderness.

Other local activities we can arrange for in-house guests include Sailing on Broken Bay or perhaps Whale Watching when the season is right. Dive the HMAS Adelaide off Avoca Beach or book in for a Cultural Tour or Surfing Lesson or go for a local bike ride with our bikes.

Activities at and around Bells

The Best Bushwalks on the Coast

In need of some bush medicine? Take a hike in the great outdoors of the Central Coast. The NSW Central Coast is well known for its stunning coastal scenery and gloriously green bushland. What better way to experience the natural wonders of the region than by going for a bushwalk…



In-house guests, let us pack you an Explorers Lunch along with everything you need for a perfect outdoors picnic in the Bouddi National Park. This backpack comes packed ready to go in a signature Bells at Killcare backpack, with delicious lunch treats for 2 people. Chef includes paninis, olives, fruit…

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Broken Bay Sailing

Enjoy 3-6 hours of Sailing on our idyllic, pristine waterways. With spectacular views in the background, sailing Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury River opening is a truly wonderful expereince. You'll get to drop anchor and go for a swim in one of the secluded bays too! For up to 8…

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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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Lawn Picnic

In-house guests are welcome to enjoy a gourmet lawn picnic, complete with all the essentials you need to relax, unwind and enjoy the great outdoors. With two options to choose from, both complete with a bottle of Prosecco and set up of rug, cushions and goodies on the lawn. Available…

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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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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

Enjoy a journey of wellness with a private yoga or pilates class, tailored to your individual needs. ​​No matter what your experience level is or your desired outcome, some time invested in practising yoga or pilates will enhance your day. It may be yoga in the garden, or, a private…

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Nearby Guided Tours & Experiences

Group Charter Boat

Enjoy the local waterways on the MV Zephyr, a beautiful old classic timber cruiser. Built in the 1960s, the MV Zephyr has a modern and stylish touch, catering for charters up to 40 guests. Suitable for a corporate or leisure cruise or party on the water and conveniently leaving from…

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Ocean tours

Terrigal Ocean Tours runs a range of summer ecotour experiences with trips into the spectacular waterways of Broken Bay. Trip options include sightseeing tours, twilight tours and a 3-hour trip that includes a picnic and a swim / SUP at a secluded beach. Terrigal Ocean Tours does the work while you…

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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. For further details, or to book, please visit 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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Guided walk with Elixir Journeys

Enjoy a 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 ending…

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Broken Bay Pearl Farm

Pearls of Australia is home to two of Australia’s finest pearl farms – Broken Bay on the Central Coast NSW, and Cygnet Bay north of Broome WA. With over 70 years pearling experience, Pearls of Australia invites guests to some of the world’s most scenic natural environments and to experience…

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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


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. Click…

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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 Driving via historical Wollombi

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

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Sample Itineraries

A couples midweek 4-night escape.

Arrive. Settle in
Afternoon welcome drink at the bar 4-5pm
Chefs tasting menu at The Wild Flower Bar & Dining

Early walk along Bouddi Coastal Trail with ocean swim. Start at Putty Beach carpark. 
8-10.30 - Breakfast at leisure
Beach time, Pool swim
Relaxed lunch at Killcare SCLC café
Afternoon Spa Treatments at Bells Day Spa
In-room dining from the Room Service menu, or, casual à la carte dining at The Wild Flower Bar & Dining

Sunrise stroll at Killcare Beach
8 - 10.30 Breakfast
10.30am – 2pm Bouddi NP Flannel Flower Track with packed Explorers Picnic Lunch
Afternoon pool time or relax in your cottage with a great book
Sunset drink at Hardy's Bay followed by local dinner experience

8-10.30 - Breakfast at leisure
11am Broken Bay Pearl Tour departing from Hardy’s Bay wharf
Lunch at Woy Woy Fisherman’s Wharf
Afternoon catch up on some work or relax at Bells Day Spa
Try our Chef's Tasting Menu at The Wild Flower Bar & Dining

8-10.30 Breakfast at leisure
11am Depart
Return via Sydney Oyster Tours in-water experience at Brooklyn, just off the freeway back to Sydney


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 welcome drink at the bar 4-5pm
6pm Dinner: Chef’s tasting menu at The Wild Flower Bar & Dining

Early morning walk along Bouddi Coastal Trail
8 – 10.30am Breakfast at leisure
11am – 1pm Blissful Beachside Cabana & Brunch set up by Elixir Journeys at Killcare Beach
Afternoon Pool time with poolside lunch and self-serve pool bar
Relax in your cottage with a good book
Relaxed in-room dining

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
Dinner: 3 courses from the a la carte menu at  The Wild Flower Bar & Dining

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


A 4 night active escape

3pm Arrive. Settle in, Welcome drink at the bar (Mocktails and non-alcoholic drinks available)
Afternoon beach walk then onto Bouddi Coastal Trail
Dinner: The Wild Flower Bar & Dining

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

7am Morning private yoga
8 – 10.30am Breakfast at leisure
Pearl Beach to Patonga walk, followed by lunch at Patonga Boathouse
Relax in your cottage with a good book
Dinner: Picnic at Hardy's Bay

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

Morning Meditation
8 – 10.30am Breakfast at leisure
11am Depart

Exceptional food and service

We have stayed at Bells 7 times over the last 10 years. Just had 2 nights and it was the best ever. Exceptional food and service. Last night we had the degustation paired with premium wines. All delicious. The sommelier is a class act, supported by Nikki who was fantastic. We have stayed / eaten at top hotel / restaurants around the world at Bells is up there. Bravo and thank you. Already planning our return. 

Review by G Birch 16/06/2024

Absolutely Stunning

Absolutely stunning stay. We have loved every minute of our stay at Bells. Thank you for the very helpful tips on local walking tracks. Dinner in the restaurant was delicious and the massage in the spa was the best I have ever had.

Review by Daisy / Room 17 16/03/22

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