Tandara Luxury Eco Tent


Spoil someone special with a unique and luxurious experience

Winner of the 2011 NSW Tourism Awards for New Tourism Development

Tandara – it’s a little bit special and is Sydney’s very own ‘Night Under Stars’ experience.

Nestled within the Lane Cove National Park, just 10km north of the Sydney CBD, Tandara is Sydney’s only luxury under canvas ecotourism experience.

The ultimate Australian bush accommodation, expect to enjoy an oasis of lush gardens, a sumptuous continental breakfast, tranquil and private surrounds with an abundance of native wildlife. Enjoy a lazy afternoon sipping a glass of fine organic wine on the private deck or taking a leisurely bicycle ride through the National Park.

Tandara retains the authenticity of being environmentally conscious while still providing the latest in modern, luxury appointments. A king size bed, beautiful linen, cable TV, mood lighting & sound controls and gourmet barbeque kitchen combine to ensure your ‘camping’ trip is truly memorable.

A unique experience

A wonderful ‘Night Under Stars’ experience, Tandara affords guests a tranquil location to spoil someone special. Harmoniously integrated into the Australian bush, Tandara was built to offer something very different to what a traditional camping experience might entail. It reflects a practical approach to integrating sustainability principles into tourism development on land within a Reserve or National Park. The result is a luxury accommodation facility with incorporated Australia-first and award winning sustainability initiatives.

Positioned on the edge of a sandstone shelf with uninterrupted views across the Lane Cove Valley, Tandara meaning ‘here we camp’ in traditional Gadigal language, offers sustainable luxury amidst 700 hectares of National Park

Tandara is unique, there is only one! A spacious self-contained canvas tent within its own private sanctuary, Tandara is superbly decorated with the impeccably finishes one would expect of a five star hotel. We believe Tandara is the ultimate in secluded getaways. Winner of the 2011 NSW Tourism, New Tourism Product award, this romantic new tourism development offers couples from the local area, regional NSW, interstate and overseas a true ‘under the stars’ experience.

Tandara is the result of an innovative approach taken by Lane Cove River Caravan Tourist Park to offer something very different to what is usually found at a camping ground.


Eco-Tent and sanctuary facilities

Escaping in a tent does not mean guests have to compromise on those little luxuries. Complete with a large flat screen TV and Blue Ray DVD, Foxtel, IPOD remote dock, all make the perfect accompaniment to the gourmet outdoor kitchen complete with BBQ and all necessary equipment. An outdoor dining table provides a wonderful location to enjoy the unspoilt views of the Australian bush.

Other inclusions

The price is inclusive of a sumptuous continental breakfast basket including; fresh baked pastries, local Sydney organic muesli, fresh whole fruit, fair trade organic coffee, tea selections, and a selection of fruit juice.

Guests are treated to a bottle of local (Greater Sydney) organic red and white wine on arrival – the perfect accompaniment to enjoy on the private deck whilst taking in the breathtaking views and surroundings. A good night sleep is guaranteed – particularly when guests climb into the magnificent, recycled and handcrafted timber bed. The private ensuite features a gorgeous bathtub under the stars and double walk-in shower complimented by quality eco/green toiletries.


Things to see and do

Mountain bikes and helmets are provided and a personalised wildlife tour by the Tandara concierge is a fantastic opportunity for guests to learn more about the unique variety of animals who make Tandara some; kookaburras, lorikeets, water dragons, tawny frogmouths, ringtail and brushtail possums, powerful owls, sugar gliders and the endangered bandicoots, who nest underneath Tandara’s decking. There are a vast array of bushwalks within the Lane Cove National Park and a visit to the river and the fish ladder near the weir which provides the opportunity for migratory fish to swim upstream, is always a treat. Kayaks, canoes and pedal boats can be hired from the Lane Cove Boatshed and are an excellent option for our more energetic guests.

Tandara concierge services

A dedicated Tandara concierge is provided for each guest stay. A specially trained National Parks Customer Service Officer is responsible for taking the guests to Tandara and demonstrating all the services and facilities of the eco-tent. The concierge is available to arrange all aspects of our guests’ visit including for example personalised chef services, limousine transfers, intimate dinners, in-tent massages, theatre and/or movie tickets, flights and/or forward bookings.

Tariffs and reservations

$390 per night (Sunday-Thursday)

$450 per night (Friday and Saturday).

Tandara is designed specifically for couples with a maximum occupancy of two people.

Telephone: +61 2 9888 9133 or book online www.lcrtp.com.au

Email: lccp@environment.nsw.gov.au

What the media is saying

In the Courier Mail

Tandara is a founding member of Eco Lodges Australia which is an arm of Ecotourism Australia.

The definition of ecotourism adopted by Ecotourism Australia is:
“Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation”.

Press release about Lane Cove River Tourist Park and Eco Lodges Australia.
Eco Lodges Australia is launched at Global ECO 2010
PDF of Eco Lodges Australia members.

Telephone us on +61 2 9888 9133.

Tandara…. it’s a little bit special………..

Some of our Ecotourism credentials can be viewed from this link.And others from the images below.

Meal Options for Tandara (opens as word document)

Reservations and Rates:

To reserve your Tandara experience, click here to book online, alternately contact our reservations team on 02 9888 9133 (7:30 am – 7:00pm daily) or email lccp@environment.nsw.gov.au to arrange your booking (Please include TANDARA in your subject line). We will be happy to assist you with evening meals options, transfers and anything else to make you experience memorable.

Please advise us at the time of booking if you require evening meal arrangements made on your behalf. There are a variety of options that we can assist you with for dinner at Tandara.

Based on 2 people, Tandara Rates are as follows:

Sunday – Thursday Night – $390.00 per night*

Friday – Saturday Night – $450.00 per night*


  • 2 bottles of quality wine on arrival
  • Continental Breakfast Basket for 2
  • Tea/Coffee Facilities (in tent)
  • Foxtel, Parking, Push Bikes.
  • Vehicle Entry Fee into Lane Cove National Park

* Rates are valid to 1 April 2012 and are subject to change without notice. Bookings are subject to our terms and conditions and agreement of park rules. Please allow 24 notice if you wish to book. Please note that PEAK RATES apply to some periods, if you are unsure about nightly rate cycles for Tandara, please call us 02 9888 9133. Tandara cancellation policy is, full fee charged if cancelled within 7 days (1 week) prior to arrival. Cancellations will only be accepted in writing. By making a booking at Tandara, you have agreed to this policy and agree to a charge being made on your nominated credit card.

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