Embrace the magic of winter at our Yulefest celebrations. Enjoy family-friendly mulled ‘wine’ and canapes in the lounge on arrival. Relax by the roaring fire or next to the sparkling Christmas tree, before settling down for a delicious four-course Yulefest meal by our talented chef.
If we’re lucky, it might even snow …
Overnight and weekend packages are available, including a special surprise for every guest.
We have a COVID-19 Safety plan and are committed to keeping you safe. Your health is our priority at all times.
Come just for dinner, or stay 1+ night(s) during the week, or 2+ nights on the weekend.
You will be treated to a delicious, four-course Yulefest dinner celebration. Overnight guests will receive a special festive gift on arrival.
The Yulefest dinners are July 13 and 16, 2022
Christmas nuts and olives served on the table
Grilled prawn / beetroot cured trout / orange and fennel salad / horseradish dressing
Potato, leek and chestnut soup
Honey and orange glazed ham / slow roast chicken / green & roast veg / bread stuffing / Yorkshire pudding / mustard dressing / roast chicken jus
Plum pudding / brandy sauce or Black Forest cake
Non-alcoholic mulled wine, and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages. You are welcome to BYO wine, beer (or even eggnog!)
It’s time to press pause.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and imagine yourself on the grounds of Brightlands Retreat. Hear the birds, smell the eucalypt, and get prepared to unwind, reconnect, and reset.
Immerse yourself in the scenery of our grounds at all hours of the day with our garden view rooms. Enjoy the luxury of a private room, some with ensuites or opt to share with a friend or fellow guest in a twin share room. To maximise accommodation for corporate and group events each room can be made into a double or twin room.
Indulge your senses at the Brightlands Wellness Centre. Choose from our menu of iKOU spa treatments to rest, relax and restore with Australian fruit and flower extracts and ancient traditions. Led by Julie, our internationally CIDESCO trained Spa Director, you are sure to leave feeling renewed and refreshed.
Unwind and reconnect with a variety of in–house yoga and meditation classes that will see you pause, breathe, and reconnect with your inner self.
The food experience at Brightlands is one to be rivalled. With our awarded Chef creating all meals on site, you will leave feeling nourished and re–fuelled. With delectable vegan, vegetarian and local sustainably farmed meat options on menu, there is something for everyone at Brightlands.
Only a 1.5-hour drive from Sydney’s CBD, Brightlands is perfectly situated for a weekend getaway. For those who choose to unwind before they arrive and travel by train, Brightlands offers a complimentary shuttle from both Leura and Katoomba Stations.