Riverbend is a contemporary self-catering resort-style accommodation nestled in over 28 acres of bush land rainforest at stunning Wilsons Creek in hinterland of Byron Bay with sweeping views over magnificent forested valleys.
The property is situated just 10 minutes from Mullumbimby (approx. 7km) for your shopping needs. The Pacific Motorway, minutes from Mullumbimby conveniently gets you to Byron Bay in 20 minutes or the Gold Coast Airport in 45 minutes. Fantastic local attractions are only minutes away to fill your day with relaxation, interest and fun!
When you book one or more suites at Riverbend all other unbooked suites are made unavailable so that you have sole exclusive access to all accommodation facilities for your entire stay. At Riverbend you never share with others.
Our bookings are based on 1 to 6 guests- see our booking rate options for your accommodation requirements at Riverbend.
Riverbend is an exclusive guest’s accommodation that offers 3 quality, stylish and comfortable private suites. Each suite accommodates 2 guests, in total Riverbend accommodates 6 guests. The Bangalow, Mullum and Wilsons suites all have access to the well-equipped gourmet butler’s pantry, lounge, dining and a large entertaining deck and BBQ with spectacular river and rainforest views. Each suite has it’s own individual bathroom, TV/DVD player, access to free Wi-Fi and comfortable queen-sized beds. Guest’s accommodation is totally separate from the hosts’ living area and has its own two separate private entrances.
For guest’s convenience the pantry is stocked with breakfast essentials and other basic ingredients to assist in cooking your lunch or evening meal.
Following are pictures of the property.
View of the Pool and Cabana Entertaining Area
Laverty’s Weir Rainforest Trail
Riverbend view from ‘Strawberry Fields’
Riverbend Accommodation Back View
Pool and Cabana View
Parmenters Road Bridge
Of course Riverbend is the name your hosts have called the property in recent times. Riverbend was a private home built in two stages. The first stage was completed in 1985 and is where the hosts live. The second stage which now houses Riverbend’s accommodation was completed in 1996. The hosts renovated and added on to this second stage wing completing it in early May 2015 and now are proudly offering accommodation here. The picture below is Riverbend as it was in 1963. You can see the bend in the river and cleared land of the dairy farm.
Riverbend in the early 1900s was part of a much much larger cleared dairy property. Dairy farming continued into the 1950’s when banana plantations started in the area, remnants of which still exist locally. As time progressed the area became more environmentally focused and vegetation (native and non-native) grew back in abundance.
Laverty’s weir was built in the early / mid-1920’s as part of the first Australian hydro-electric scheme to supply electricity for lights in Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Banaglow. The power was switched on progressively to these towns in mid-1926. This power supply was discontinued in 1939 however the weir to the present day supplies Mullumbimby with its drinking water.
Today the area along Wilsons Creek (which includes Riverbend) is water catchment and as such is managed as an environmentally pristine region.The history of the area that spans Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Bangalow is fascinating. European settlement which started in the 1830’s saw ‘extreme’ exploitation of the region’s ‘big scrub’. Books detailing this history are available at Riverbend for guests to discover.