escape to the bush

ARUNA Estate is a rural retreat, offering guests a complete escape from the everyday. Luxury eco-villas and unique off-grid cabins provide the perfect getaway, just 90 minutes out of Sydney or Canberra.

ARUNA runs sheep and is home to a commercial ‘no till regenerative’ garden, in partnership with local small-scale farmers, Two Birds Farm. We celebrate all things natural and local.

Our architecturally designed luxury villas are highly appointed, while our environmentally friendly off-grid cabins provide cosy comfort.

Set amongst a backdrop of Australian native bushland and nestled in a private valley, ARUNA boasts easy access to the hiking and biking trails of the State Forest, Paddy’s River frontage, with tranquil meditation decks as well as a swimming pool and tennis court.

The Southern Highlands’ newest retreat is now open, we want you to fall in love with ARUNA Estate as much as we have!

Such a beautiful weekend away in a very peaceful environment. The villa was stunning and had everything we needed for a relaxing break from the city. The guest vegetable garden, the generous food and wine hamper and the fire pit were a real bonus. Thank you for your hospitality, we look forward to returning again soon.

Caroline, Sydney, Australia March 2023


This little cabin in the woods is a magical little spot. It is tranquil, restful and utterly beautiful. You feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. I am actually sad to he returning to the city after spending the weekend in quiet, rest and restoration (with some energetic games of tennis thrown in!)
The cabin is equipped with everything you would need for the stay. From booking to leaving everything was flawless and Anthony was very available with quick communication at all points of the stay. We would highly recommend Aruna to anyone needing a few breaths and a place to be still.

Brigetta, Sydney, Australia November 2022


We loved every minute of our stay. The cabin was gorgeous, and we felt a million miles away from the city. The bed was super comfy and the cabin had everything we needed. Anthony gave us very clear instructions and the entire stay was contactless. The checkers set and food and wine left for us was a great extra touch. We would highly recommend this stay for someone looking for a peaceful weekend away.

Jade, Paddington, Australia October 2022