A recently restored historic cottage in Seal Rocks on the NSW mid-North Coast and two houses in Creel Bay in Kosciuszko National Park are now additional accommodation options thanks to New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).

Davies Cottage, perched on rocky headland with spectacular views of Sugarloaf Bay, is a three-hour drive north of Sydney. A stay here offers the best of sea and land, with the bushland of Myall Lakes National Park nearby.

The three-bedroom house was originally built in the 1950s by a local fishing family but has been given a makeover. It sleeps six people, has a fully equipped kitchen, an open-plan living space and a deck with a barbeque.

The two refurbished cottages at Creel Bay in the Snowy Mountains each have three bedrooms, sleep up to six guests and feature new kitchens and bathrooms. Heating and cooling systems make for comfy year-round stays, and extended outdoor entertaining decks with a barbecue let you take in lake and mountain views while you grill.

Large groups can book both Creel Retreat and Creel View along with the existing alpine property, Creel Lodge and spread across the three properties. The cottages aren’t very far from Lake Jindabyne and the Thredbo Valley Track is only a 10-minute drive away.

Seasonal rates apply, but book Davies Cottage from $1400 per week (there’s a seven-night minimum stay). Rates for the Kosciuszko National Park properties start from $265 per night (minimum two-night stay).

nationalparks.nsw.gov.au