Turn just past Bangalow and a little before the Byron bay turn-off, it's approximately 5 kms from the Pacific Highway, descending through scenic rainforest, suddenly Peppers' Oasis appears through the trees. It is set in stunning surroundings and is so quiet and peaceful with lots of wildlife around. I would recommend to anyone of a slightly alternate / hippy vibe as it has a gorgeous communal feel to it without being in any way feral. This charming property is set on a beautiful creek - complete with platypuses.
The private cabins look out over the valley, so tranquil, just peace and quiet and all the fresh air you can breath. We listened to the birds or enjoyed a sunset wine from our balcony. it didn't feel like a hotel at all! Their promo states: "we offer comfortable accommodation units that are elegantly designed to blend in with the natural surroundings and character. Each lodge at Peppers Coorabell has its own private balcony overlooking the swimming pool or the surrounding rainforest." We found the cabin was nice, simple yet comfortable and yes, with a lovely big verandah. It was more like a good 3 star room. Not up to the standard of the Restaurant in feel and décor. We got a package with dinner, breakfast and lunch and admission to the nearby Crystal Castle which was an ok deal for $385. It is definitely a lovely spot in the forest with a creek you can swim in, but also decent sized pool and spa and fine dining in a gorgeous restaurant. The masseuse we booked through the front office to come to our room was very good.
The Restaurant is expensive but very high class. The circular room features beautiful timbre, is warm friendly and inviting - great wines and a fabulous chef , whose food made you feel you were in a trendy brasserie in Melbourne, with his stunning take on nouveau cuisine infused with local produce - every mouthful bringing a new taste sensation. On Sunday afternoon they had tapas and some excellent music with local diva Kellie Knight singing smooth soulful jazz, with double bass. Pretty special.
Overall the staff were fantastic - friendly and informative and so laid back. It's a fair way out of Byron Bay if you plan to do the Byron thing be prepared to drive for 20 minutes, but the seclusion is great to come home to after the busy vibe of Byron. Some great local markets to visit and the quaint little town of Bangalow is not far away which has some pretty amazing little shops.
139 Newes Road
Phone: (02) 6684 7348