What communications do you have?

Yes, sorry about the WiFi, we’re still on ADSL and it’s PAINFULLY slow.

For those who desperately need to communicate with the outside world, we do have excellent service with Optus 4g and good 4g via Telstra … Vodafone is awful in this entire area.

Failing all of the above, we can lend you an Optus dongle to hotspot to, for those who really need it.

Where is The Bower located ?

The Bower is close to Canberra and also a convenient stopping point for touring the Sydney Melbourne Coastal route. If you’re considering breaking up your coastal drive between Sydney and Melbourne, a stop at The Bower and a second stop at The Moorings at Metung might be worth considering.

Suburbs nearby are Tomakin, Mossy Point, Jeramadra, Guerilla Bay, Moruya and Rosedale.

You can walk or drive to the beach.
The North Broulee beach is just on 1 km [1/2 mile] from the entrance to The Bower. It’s a fairly easy and level walk but if you want to find the best surf on the day, you might prefer to drive so you can easily check the conditions on both of the Broulee beaches as well as the nearby Barlings, Mackenzies or Malua Bay beaches.

Also. one of our popular walking trails also takes you to the mouth of Candalagan Creek via our bush walking trail and a public reserve which follows the South bank of the creek all the way to the ocean. This walk is approximately 4.5kms round trip.

What are the differences between each type of Bower ?

Each Bower has exactly the same double spa bath, a king size bed, reverse cycle air-conditioning and a slow combustion wood fire, along with a well equipped kitchen and gas BBQ on the deck.

The following Quick Comparison chart details the differences;

Premium Spa Bower Ultimate Spa Bower
Shower Double shower recess Single shower recess
Flooring Timber under floor with vinyl tiles Polished concrete flooring
Bathroom flooring Ceramic tiles Underfloor heated tiles
Deck Square with full roof Triangular with roof eave only
Floorplan Open plan with wide doorway to living area Open plan with blackout blinds on all windows & doors

We offer  two types [see below] of  “Bowers”  [plus our new Bambino American Airstream travel trailer] designed for couples. They offer similar levels of luxury accommodation, but details of each type  are as below:

Premium Spa Bower

Premium Spa Bower at night
Premium Spa Bower

… is a passive solar design and offers a king size bed, deep double spa bath plus a double ‘rainhead’ shower recess & piped music to the spa room, wood fireplace, fully equipped caesarstone   benchtop kitchen and laundry, your own private BBQ deck as well as flat screen TV, DVD player, reverse cycle air conditioning, roof over the deck.




Ultimate Spa Bower at Night
Ultimate Spa Bower at Night

Ultimate Spa Bower is essentially the same standard of accommodation [including king bed, double spa, single shower recess, full kitchen, granite benchtops and laundry and wood fire], with the addition of under-floor heating in the bathroom and toilet, but without the roof over the BBQ deck.


Bambino [Airstream travel trailer]

Bambino [Airstream travel trailer]
Bambino [Airstream travel trailer]
If a spa bath isn’t on your list of “must haves”, the Bambino also offers exceptional privacy and luxury in a smaller space, but with a great outdoor area for relaxing in the sun or under the stars at night.





Should you wish to confirm a reservation, simply click here to secure your booking with a deposit.  We’ll then process the deposit and send you a receipt, along with a map and directions to assist you to find us etc.

Are there many 4wd Tracks and Trails near The Bower ?


According to our local eco-guide, “Some of the nicest forest driving can be found not far from the Bower in an area called the Deua River National Park – the park consists of fire trails and creek crossings. I would suggest you check out Diamond Creek Falls and Donalds Creek Gorge, [both will show up on a google search].

The other pla4wd Bowerce is the Tuross River Valley, head south from the Bower to the town of Bodalla and then turn right towards the town of Eurobodalla, here you will find a lovely valley with river crossings and a famous waterfall called Tuross Falls.

Do you have Pay TV ?

Do you have Pay TV ?

No we don’t have Pay TV in your Bower, but it is available at our local Tomakin Sports & Social club, if you wish to watch a special event or your favorite footy game.

Do you have Free WiFi access ?

Yes, [in case you need it] we have WiFi in the office [and we’ve installed an omni-directional WIFI aerial to transmit broadband to/from the Spa Bowers]

Full Disclosure: The WiFi is dependent on a slow ADSL connection and the signal to your accommodation is susceptible to the many trees surrounding each of our buildings.We do NOT want to cut down any trees to rectify this !

We DO however, have good mobile phone signal with both Optus & Telstra if you need to set up a hotspot.

If you have any difficulties, please contact us so we can assist with Plan B.


Do you have TV & Videos ?

Your Bower has free to air TV [ABC, WIN, Prime, Ten & SBS] available [plus a DVD & CD player].

VHS video is also available [to re-live that wedding video] by advance request. Please email us prior to your arrival so we can have it set up in your Bower for you.

Do you cater for guest’s pets ?



The Bower is designated a ‘wildlife refuge’ and our management plan specifies that we cannot accept guests pets on the property.

However, as animal lovers ourselves, we can recommend some excellent local pet boarding houses and even pet friendly accommodation that may be better suited to you and your best friend[s].


Do you cater for children ?

Romantic getaways photo gallery
Romantic wood fire

For those who want to spend some quality time together with a romantic escape for two.  The Bower is designed for couples [to have a break from the kids] and therefore is not suitable for children. Enjoy an escape that caters to all your wants and needs in a child-free environment – perfect for parents and non-parents alike.

Some of the feedback from guests has been;

  • “Dear Sue & Mark , Thanks for everything !!! Your Bower has made a special place in our memories. The birds, possums & frogs made the serenity even more special. The fireplace & seclusion was fantastic. This was the absolute best way to spend our 20th Wedding Anniversary. We missed the kids … but rediscovered us as a couple. Thanks again.” Robyn & Rob
  • “For couples looking to reconnect in an intimate and tranquil setting”.
  • “This is the perfect romantic sanctuary, an ideal setting to pamper the one you love and to be pampered. It’s like a dream that no-one would ever want to wake up from”. Kath & Neil
  • “An adults-only boutique resort offering the ultimate in romance and spellbinding sunset walks”
  • Both celebrating 60 years old and 39 years of marriage. The Black Bower has been sublime. Relaxing, enjoyable and passionate. The luxury, privacy, bush and birds. All made for an idyllic setting in which to re-kindle our romance. Thanks for all the nice touches”. Jan & Jeff

Over the years, our guests [and even those who have kids of their own] have said to us “The Bower is a place for us to escape from the kids, and everybody else’s kids’.

We can however”, recommend some excellent kid friendly alternative accommodation options. We can even recommend a local babysitter who can give you ‘child-free’ nights [at least] while you’re staying at The Bower.  We guarantee they’ll be no screaming babies or over-energetic toddlers to spoil your style – the Bower is for over-16s only.

However, for infants, [in arms], we appreciate it’s a bit difficult to separate them from their Mum’s so as long as they have their own portable cot/bassinette and other required equipment etc. we are quite happy to give Mums with a babe in arms a break at The Bower.

More feedback from guests has been;

  • “This haven of seclusion offers the ultimate in romance”.
  • “Intimate and stylish, this award-winning and owner-managed resort is a romantic hideaway”.