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Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway

"A wonderful place to stay and enjoy the natural surroundings;"

Sinchee - May 7, 2017

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Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway

185 Evans Lookout Road, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, Australia, 2785 - See map
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Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Eco & Adventure
Hiking
Workout and Leisure
Swimming pool [indoor]
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 100% of guests
Exceptional service
9.4 rating for service
Exceptional cleanliness
9.3 rating for cleanliness
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9.1 facilities on premise

The porch light was on and the fire was already going when we got there so it was lovely and warm inside, which was great because it was freezing outs...

Gwendolyn | September 3, 2018

Secluded and tranquil yet only a few minutes drive to town centre where you’ll find a good variety of eats, drinks & shopping

Kristina | September 10, 2018

Julie welcomed us warmly and gave us some good recommendations for things to do and places to eat.

Sinchee | May 7, 2017

Comfortable asdommodation with spaciou living area, verandah and well stocked kitchen.

Maria | April 26, 2018

Will definitely be coming back again when we go to the Blue Mountains.

Gwendolyn | September 3, 2018

We all slept well and it was well located with lookouts down the road.

Katy | June 19, 2018

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Garden

  • Tennis court

  • Badminton court

  • Hiking

Cheaper than 95% of all properties in Blue Mountains in the last 24 hoursCompared to 352 Blue Mountains properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.8
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportBathurst Airport (BHS)
Distance to airport65.7 km

Rooms available at Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.5
Hideaway Villa
Hideaway Villa
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 queen bed
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Family - 2 Queens
Family - 2 Queens
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 queen bed
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Family (6 People)
Family (6 People)
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 queen bed & 2 bunk beds
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Laurel Two-Bedroom Cottage
Laurel Two-Bedroom Cottage
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  • Room size: 192 m²/2067 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed & 1 double bed
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Linden Two-Bedroom Cottage
Linden Two-Bedroom Cottage
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  • Room size: 192 m²/2067 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed & 2 single bed...
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Cottage
Cottage
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 queen bed &...
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Family - 4 persons
Family - 4 persons
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 queen bed & 2 single beds
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Studio with Spa Bath
Studio with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Pine Two-Bedroom Cottage
Pine Two-Bedroom Cottage
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  • Room size: 192 m²/2067 ft²
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  • 1 double bed & 2 bunk beds
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Room FIVE BEDROOMS
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway?

    Check-in is from 02:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

    What is the smoking policy at Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway?

    Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 
      "Lovely romantic setting, always quiet, staff are fantastic."

      Caide | December 5, 2017

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness
      "The place was cosy, clean and well equipped."

      Gwendolyn | September 3, 2018

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Spaciousness
      "Peaceful environment and spacious grounds."

      Maria | April 26, 2018

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    Overall rating:
    9.3
    Exceptional
    273 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.3
    Facilities
    9.1
    Location
    9.2
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    What travelers say they love:
    The kids loved the games room, tennis courts and cubby house...
    Gwendolyn from Australia
    Family with young children
    More about Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway

    More about Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway

    Situated in a quiet location, yet close to all of the major tourist attractions, Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway is the perfect base from which to explore the Blue Mountains. This property is only a five-minute drive to the village of Blackheath and the train station, and a 10-minut drive to the Three Sisters, Echo Point, and Katoomba. Within short walking distances are some of the best sightseeing areas and bush walks.

    Set amongst 8 acres of tree-lined lawns and gardens, Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway offers two-bedroom family lodges that can accommodate up to 6 persons, cabins for couples, and a five-bedroom cottage that can accommodate up to 11 people.

    Facilities provided by the property include an indoor heated pool, a tennis court, games’ room, BBQ area, a fire pit for toasting marshmallows, and a guest laundry.

    Whatever your reason for visiting, Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway is the perfect choice for your stay in the Blue Mountains.

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 
    "Lovely staff, lots of kids activities, great accommodation."

    Fung | August 11, 2019

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    From 273 reviews
    9.5Cleanliness
    9.4Location
    9.4Service
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    Cleanliness9.3
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    Room comfort and quality8.5
    Service9.4
    Value for money8.8
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Gwendolyn from Australia
    Family with young children
    Family - 2 Queens
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Great little hideaway”

    We stayed overnight at the Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway. What a great little find. We checked in after 8pm so the staff left us our keys at reception. The porch light was on and the fire was already going when we got there so it was lovely and warm inside, which was great because it was freezing outside. The place was cosy, clean and well equipped. The kids loved the games room, tennis courts and cubby house. They left a bag of marshmallows for us to enjoy at their fire pit. Such a thoughtful gesture. Will definitely be coming back again when we go to the Blue Mountains.

    Reviewed September 03, 2018

    Thank you Gwendolyn for reviewing your recent stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again when next you visit the Blue Mountains.

    Responded September 09, 2018
    Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Linda from Australia
    Couple
    Family - 2 Queens
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

    A unique experience”

    It's not a hotel. It's a group of cottages and yurts, self catering. Best things: setting, wildlife, friendly staff

    We are three adults from one family (one couple and a sister). We stayed in a cottage with two double beds. The cottage was spotlessly clean and the beds and sofas were comfortable. The staff couldn't have been nicer. The things that makes this lovely place special are its location, setting and wildlife. The cottages and yurts are self contained and self catering, and there is access to a heated indoor pool, BBQ, fire pit, games room with everything you can think of for kids. We didn't buy any food from the staff, although some BBQ and breakfast packs were available. Blackheath village is very close with plenty of places to eat. We loved birdwatching (king parrots, eastern spinebills, baby possums eating out of our hands, and the peace and quiet. The Blue Mountains are all around and many lookouts are an easy drive away. Would love to go back.

    Reviewed March 02, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sinchee from Malaysia
    Group
    Family (6 People)
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Nice and relaxing location ”

    Federation Gardens is a very nice and relaxing location. Julie was absolutely wonderful, getting our lodge arrangements settled, checking us in, and also recommending places for dinner, catching the sunrise, etc. We were travelling as a large group of 11, staying in 2 lodges. The lodges were clean and spacious, and everything was in working order. The kitchen area was big so we did all our cooking in one kitchen to avoid dirtying up the kitchen in the other lodge. We didn't get to use the communal facilities in the area as we arrived later than planned and were soon headed out, but we did notice other families enjoying the swimming pool. There was no WiFi at the lodges, but the Internet addicts were happy enough to wander off to the Reception building (which isn’t too far away) for their fix. A checking-out checklist in the lodge indicates clearly what needs to be done before handing in the keys at Reception. Thanks for a lovely time at Federation Gardens, Julie! Your recommendations were spot-on! Warmest regards from Singapore!

    Reviewed May 07, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Caide from Australia
    Couple
    Hideaway Villa
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

    Always amazing”

    My wife and I stay in the Possums Hideaway cabins once or twice a year. Lovely romantic setting, always quiet, staff are fantastic. Fireplace is always stacked ready to go upon arrival.

    Reviewed December 05, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rhaine from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Family - 2 Queens
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Great place to stay in the Mountains”

    The pool, the accommodation itself, the service

    A great place to base yourself for a weekend (or longer) in the mountains. Very peaceful. Late checkout. Indoor heated pool (inside a yurt!), bbqs, tennis court and a fire pit yurt. Next time we'll try to feed the possums too!

    Reviewed February 10, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Kylee from Australia
    Group
    Cottage
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

    peaceful, comfortable, bush hideaway”

    comfy beds, big rooms, quiet location

    We were 8 women having a girls weekend. The house was the perfect size, a bed for everyone. The beds were comfortable, the quilts warm and besides the heater not working in the bathroom and everyone using the ensuite, the water pressure was good and temperature hot. The gas log fire was wonderful and enough to heat the whole house (once it was on) and wonderful having a mobile massage in front of. We had a swim in the pool which was pleasantly warm but i don't know how warm it would be in winter. The bbq was greatand all the equipment you need there for you and a glass of wine, or 2 by the firepit was also lovely. We walked down to the ca've t the end of the street but it started to rain so we turned back before we made it all the way down. Lots of steps - it's not a leisurely stroll. We were told to check out pulpit rock (about 5 mins by car). The 400m of stairs was so worth it - amazing! . We had a thoroughly relaxing weekend in a lovely comfortable house on beautiful grounds. The possom hideaway tree houses look good too.

    Reviewed April 11, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anne from France
    Family with young children
    Family (6 People)
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

    Great Place, highly recommended”

    Everything was at or above expectations. Great place, nice barbecue and fire pits. We did not see any possum, though many nice birds. Do not miss the Lookout at the end of the road (a couple of km away).

    Reviewed February 20, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    celia from Australia
    Family with young children
    Family (6 People)
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

    Great family getaway”

    We stayed here for 2 nights in July with a group of adults and kids. This retreat has a lot to offer to keep everyone entertained. There was a heated pool which we didn't get to use but it was clean and warm. There was plenty of space for the kids to move around and play ball. We played volleyball though we took our own ball as there were none suitable there. The games room included a pool table , bowling pins, cricket bats, and balls. They provided rackets (squash rackets/balls) for the tennis court. We borrowed DVDs from reception. The family cottage had 2 bedrooms, full size kitchen (no oven) and fridge and spacious - there were 2 bunk beds and a queen bed. The bathroom had a shower with a base that could double as a small bath. Hairdryer, kitchenware, shampoo, soap, linen AND marshmallows all supplied. The fire pit was a great area to hang out and keep warm in the evenings and roast marshmallows. There was a communal BBQ. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed July 04, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kien from Singapore
    Group
    Family - 2 Queens
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

    Hidden Gem ”

    My friends and I stayed there during Easter weekend. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The facilities were great. We loved roasting marshmallows at night. It's a cozy base camp for walking around the less populated tracks in the National Park. The Cave Walk is only 200 metres away and Evans Point Lookout is less than 2kms away.

    Reviewed March 29, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Katy from Australia
    Family with young children
    Family (6 People)
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    welcomed on a freezing day to a beautifully warm room”

    we arrived here with little expectation but we're really surprised at how comfortable, clean and warm the accommodation was. Julie had turned on pur fireplaces for pur arrival which was so well received in minus degree weather. Also waiting were marshmallows which we all e noted roasting at the communal indoor fire pit which was fantastic. we all slept well and it was well located with lookouts down the road. we even got pizza delivered which was great.

    Reviewed June 19, 2018

    Thank you Katy for sharing with others your experience of Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway - its lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.

    Responded November 04, 2018
    Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nathalie from Australia
    Family with teens
    Family - 2 Queens
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

    Exceptional”

    We have stayed here before and we just love the place. The cabins are beautiful, marshmallows upon arrival (!) and Neil and Julie are such a nice couple who really make you feel welcome and are always there to answer any question, very helpful. One thing I would love to see; to add a hot jaccuzi (and Sauna) to the indoor swimming pool!! Warm regards, Nathalie

    Reviewed July 16, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ali from Australia
    Family with young children
    Family (6 People)
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Very good”

    Things we liked: Arrived early and were allowed to check in - much appreciated Clean and comfortable beds, although the bunk beds made a lot of noise, enough to wake people up. Nice heaters, kept the loft warm Continuous hot water in the shower Nice grounds Things that can improve: Tennis court - not playable, in bad shape Pool table in game room falling apart, literally The liquid in the shampoo bottle wasn't shampoo or it was really bad shampoo We didn't like: Fact that we had to wash dishes manually as there was no dish washer Had to take out the trash One of the major perks of a holiday/break is NOT to doing the above. For around $300/night, we shouldn't have to.

    Reviewed November 27, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Toh
    Group
    Family - 2 Queens
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Pleasant and clean resort”

    Manager Jass was super friendly and welcoming, lots of DVD that we could borrow for free, huge and clean room with all the necessary facilities. Definitely recommended!

    Reviewed March 18, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jeffrey from Australia
    Family with teens
    Family (6 People)
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Great family accommodation at Blackheath”

    This is a lovely place. The cabins are spacious and well appointed. The gas stove dispels any cold weather. The facilities promote good family activities. The staff are well organised, friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

    Reviewed August 02, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Peter from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Family (6 People)
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Great Family Time”

    We had a great time with all the facilities on offer. The fire pit and marshmallows were a great touch and the verity of games and the heated pool made for an unforgettable weekend, especially for young kids. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed October 24, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Maria from Australia
    Family with teens
    Family - 2 Queens
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Peaceful environment clean accommodation lovely verandah to sit outside and enjoy morning sun. Loved”

    Pros great facilities tennis, pool, fire pit, games room etc. Peaceful environment and spacious grounds. Comfortable asdommodation with spaciou living area, verandah and well stocked kitchen. Cons need cupboard for clothes only clothes rack in one room. No oven but microwave and stove.

    Reviewed April 26, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sinchee from Malaysia
    Group
    Family - 4 persons
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Quiet and relaxing rooms”

    A wonderful place to stay and enjoy the natural surroundings; quality accommodation and well-run. Julie welcomed us warmly and gave us some good recommendations for things to do and places to eat.

    Reviewed May 07, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kristina from Australia
    Couple
    Hideaway Villa
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Back to nature”

    A beautiful location in a bush setting. Secluded and tranquil yet only a few minutes drive to town centre where you’ll find a good variety of eats, drinks & shopping

    Reviewed September 10, 2018

    Thank you Kristina - its lovely to hear that you enjoyed the secluded setting we get to enjoy here at Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway :)

    Responded November 04, 2018
    Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rachel
    Couple
    Hideaway Villa
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017

    Exceptional”

    Julie was a fantastic host, lovely place to stay with plenty of onsite facilities for amusement and relaxation. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed November 05, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dominique from Australia
    Family with young children
    Family (6 People)
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Exceptional”

    Quiet and peaceful. A variety of activities for children. Evans lookout at the end of the street was a highlight. Great location.

    Reviewed May 05, 2018

    Thank you Dominique for your 10/10 rating! Lovely to hear that you enjoyed Evans Lookout - definitely a highlight when visiting the mountains :)

    Responded November 04, 2018
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