Bush bliss

Bush Luxury is easily found at Turon Gates' luxe lodge, Sunvale.

07 December 2023


In the realm of Bush Luxury, Turon Gates has elevated the experience to unprecedented heights with the unveiling of their latest gem, the opulent Sunvale Lux Lodge.

Nestled within the expansive 6,000-acre tapestry of the Blue Mountains, this 250-square-metre haven redefines the essence of a retreat, offering an extravagant escape for those with a penchant for culinary delights, social revelry, and a warm, inviting ambience.

For up to eight discerning guests, Sunvale is more than mere accommodation – it’s a hedonistic haven where the art of cooking, the joy of celebration, and the thrill of shared moments converge in a private natural setting.

Picture an atmosphere aglow with subtle lighting, adorned with exquisite timber and lavish leather furnishings—a truly unique experience in the lap of secluded luxury.

Stepping into Sunvale, you encounter a spacious haven with multiple living areas, both indoors and outdoors, providing ample room for the entire entourage to unwind.


High ceilings, chandeliers, captivating art, and a crackling fireplace with panoramic views set the stage for an indulgent escape. With four generously sized bedrooms, two lavish bathrooms, and a fully-equipped entertainer’s kitchen boasting a dishwasher, multiple refrigerators, a large gas range, oven, and an espresso machine, every facet of comfort is meticulously addressed.

Venture onto the expansive 100-square-metre balcony to witness a panoramic spectacle of mountain and valley sunset views. Here, a timber-panelled hot tub, gas BBQ, dining table, and sun lounges invite guests to savour the breathtaking surroundings.

As the night descends, gather around a firepit in camp chairs, immersing yourself in the cool mountain air while gazing at the celestial display overhead.

While modern amenities like a 65-inch TV, Bluetooth speaker systems, and Wi-Fi are at your disposal, the true star of the show is Turon Gates’ natural beauty. Sunvale strategically employs floor-to-ceiling glass bifold doors, seamlessly blending the indoor and outdoor realms to ensure an immersive living experience.

When the day’s adventures conclude, retire to the embrace of plush, king-sized, four-poster beds in air-conditioned/heated comfort, awakening to awe-inspiring views from every room. Even the luxurious bathtub for two, framed by a concertina glass wall, offers an intimate rendezvous with nature.

What sets Sunvale apart is not only its luxurious offerings but also its commitment to an eco-friendly escape. Crafted from recycled timber, this off-grid sanctuary relies predominantly on solar power, with gas reserved solely for the four-burner stovetop, ensuring a minimal environmental footprint.

Michael Lunoe, the visionary behind Turon Gates, expresses, “It has been our dream to offer a truly elegant bush lodge. We believe Sunvale offers something truly exceptional and unusual. To have this much space and this much privacy is unique.”

For five decades, Turon Gates has been synonymous with an authentic bush holiday, a mere three hours from Sydney. Guests relish the opportunity to immerse themselves in the great outdoors without sacrificing creature comforts.

Whether it’s swimming in the crystal-clear stream, hiking the majestic mountains, or simply basking in the property’s vastness, Turon Gates offers an escape that feels exclusively one’s own.

Sunvale stands as a testament to this commitment, complementing Turon Gates’ existing offerings of glamping, camping, and log cabins that have already etched their place in the hearts of those seeking a genuine connection with nature.

Priced from $1,175 per night, Sunvale beckons those seeking a lavish rendezvous with nature.



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