The Jungle Lodge
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Bells Line of Rd, Mount Tomah NSW 2758, AUSTRALIA
+61 (2) 45673000
+61 (2) 45672037
The Jungle Lodge is situated on Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust land, adjacent to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden at Mount Tomah. This land was once part of a larger property purchased in the 1920s by a group of Sydney businessmen to save the magnificent sassafras and coachwood trees from the timber mill while providing Sydney with a national park to its west. Known as 'The Jungle', it was opened by the then Governor Admiral Sir Dudley DeChair on 23 March 1929. The newly constructed walk was dedicated to the memory of Sir James Fairfax KBE.
However, The Jungle never achieved its destiny as a national park. The Great Depression coupled with pressure for building funds for the Sydney Harbour Bridge led to the land being resumed by its previous owners, the Charley family in 1934.
In 2008, 33 hectares of the original Jungle was purchased by the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust with the financial support of John and Elizabeth Fairfax and the NSW Government's Environmental Trust. Now part of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, The Jungle is again in public hands giving visitors an opportunity to experience and understand Blue Mountains rainforest.
The Jungle Lodge is generously sized with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It is self contained and able to sleep 10 guests in comfort. With full kitchen facilities, bbq, television, stereo and after hours entry to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden during your stay, The Jungle Lodge is suitable for families, groups or couples wanting to refresh and invigorate. Feel the stresses of life fade away as you drink in the panoramic views across the Blue Mountains whilst lounging in front of the slow combustion fire. Within The Jungle, explore on of the few easily accessible patches of Blue Mountains rainforest with its abundant bird and animal life, or venture out to discover the many attractions the Blue Mountains has to offer.