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Overview of The Bower Bird Shack, Bush & Beach!

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1 bedroom
1 bedroom
Oven, hob
1 bedroom

The Bower Bird Shack, Bush & Beach!

4.5/5 Wonderful

Entire apartment

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Explore the area

    Popular LocationColedale Beach8 min walk
    Popular LocationSharky Beach11 min walk
    Popular LocationWombarra Sculpture Garden15 min walk
    AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)66 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Bower Bird Shack, Bush & Beach!

Wollongong Apartment in Coledale with kitchen
If you love camping and love the bush, but want comfort as well (without the colourbond fence!)
- The shack is for you!

The Bower Bird Shack is a cosy apartment built from new and recycled materials and with an ecologically sound waterless toilet. It is nestled in the bush near the popular Sharkey's and Coledale Beaches. It is up and away from the blustery nor-easters that come through in a cool, bush setting. So relaxing and private, yet close to shops, restaurants, clubs, cafes and of course, beaches.

From the comfortable queen bed, you may see, if you are quiet enough, a Bower Bird hopping about its business in the green foliage. There is also single bunk beds in the generous sized family bedroom and a sofa bed in the sitting area.

The Bower Bird Shack is a hidden treasure. It has the comforts of a queen size bed with a top quality latex mattress. The family bedroom is separated from the rest of the apartment with a door, it has 1 queen and a set of single bunk beds in the bedroom with fantastic views out the large bedroom windows into the natural bush garden.

A fully equipped kitchen (quaint early 80's style in great shape) with stove top, oven and grill. The kitchen and lounge are one cosy space, with a raised bench to enjoy a coffee and the peaceful bush.

The bathroom is equipped with a separate shower with a large rain shower head and separate bath. A unique feature of the shack is its ecologically sound waterless toilet. This is a state of the art Canadian designed composting toilet system certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 41.

You will find, however, that you want to spend most of your time outdoors. The outdoor area has a dining table under the trees and is pleasantly private.

If you love the relaxed atmosphere of camping, but want a comfortable bed - This is for you! Bring your own linens to take advantage of our low advertised rate, or ask us to supply them for $25 per person per stay.

Enjoy privacy, bush and why not have a campfire at night!

There is a barbecue with outside lighting

PETS are welcome at The Bower Bird Shack
Please Note, The property is NOT FENCED. Therefore, all pets are required to be on a lead or controlled at all times when on the property. For many pets, this is o.k. as we have a long lead available, and they are happily tired after great big runs on the local leash-free Sharkey's Beach. Pet-sitting is available by arrangement when suitable, however, pets are not to be left in accommodation unsupervised.

CHILDREN are also welcomed at The Bower Bird Shack.
Please Note, however: The property is NOT FENCED. There are potential hazards for unsupervised children as you would expect in a bush setting adjacent to a furniture workshop and with creek nearby. The bower bird shack is nestled into the Illawarra escarpment with fantastic bird life, water dragons and you may hear the resident wallaby thump past at night or dawn
Please note: there is NO TV RECEPTION at the shack. We supply a television and DVD player, with a selection of DVDs, novels and magazines
Guest accommodation at this apartment offers DVD players. This accommodation has kitchens with hobs. Bathrooms include baths or showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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Property amenities


  • Hob
  • Oven


  • 1 bedroom
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower


  • TV
  • DVD player


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Next to a golf course

Things to do

  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Fishing nearby


  • Sleeps 4



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

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About this area


Located in Wollongong, this apartment is next to a golf course. Wombarra Sculpture Garden and Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Fairy Meadow Beach Park and Symbio Wildlife Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at WIN Entertainment Centre or WIN Stadium. With surfing/boogie boarding and fishing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Coledale Beach - 8 min walk
  • Sharky Beach - 11 min walk
  • Wombarra Sculpture Garden - 15 min walk
  • Austinmer Boatharbour - 2 min drive
  • Little Austinmer Beach - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Coledale Station - 5 min walk
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 65 min drive


  • Bread - 5 min drive
  • Arawan Thai Cuisine - 6 min drive
  • The Old Siam - 6 min drive
  • Honest Don's - 6 min drive
  • Samuels Restaurant - 6 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 6 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 6 reviews
4 - Good 50%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 6 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 6 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 6 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

A lovely stay
A comfortable, quiet stay with a few little extras. Thanks

4/5 Good

Good location. Basic but comfortable.
A little hot in summer afternoons. We took an extra fan which helped. Some additional instructions with the composting toilet would be helpful. Great proximity to dog beach and our dogs had the best time.

4/5 Good

Very good
Owner is very nice

5/5 Excellent

My Pup and I had the most lovely stay here in Coledale at the Bowerbird Shack. We loved it so much we extended our stay and will return here often. The dog beach is literally down the hill, and the accommodation is fully self contained and very comfortable. After a long day running along the beach, we were both so happy to return to the Shack for dinner, a wine, and relax. Brad and Carol made us feel totally welcome and secure here. Their property has excellent reviews for good reason. We are in awe of the beauty of the area and we feel so incredibly lucky to find this place where my dog's welfare is taken into consideration. Its a very dog friendly area all round. Thank you for having us and I hope you don't mind if we return here many times in the future, and tell our friends that this beautiful place exists. L & T xx

5/5 Excellent

A great place to relax and unwind
A great place to relax and unwind

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