Do the tents have power?
All tents have 2 power outlets and 2 USB chargers. Because the retreat is run solely on solar power we ask that you are mindful of the equipment you are using and/or charging.
Are the tents heated /air-conditioned?
The tents do not have any specialised heating or cooling systems. The tents are surprisingly warm in winter and we provide thick doonas, blankets and hot water bottles. For summer time, the tent windows open wide to catch the breeze.
Do I need to bring my own towels and sheets?
All bed linen, towels and sheets are included in your stay at Challenge Chaser Retreat.
What do I need to bring during my stay at Challenge Chaser Retreat?
Once you have booked in at the Retreat, we will send you an online information pack outlining everything you will need to bring for your stay. The information pack is quite detailed and should answer most if not all of your questions.
Is there mobile reception and internet service?
Due to our remote location, there is no mobile reception at the Retreat. Although we do have limited internet access, we try to encourage low technology usage.
Do you serve alcohol at the retreat?
Challenge Chaser Retreat does not hold a licence to sell or serve alcohol however gets are welcome to bring their own alcohol and consume it at their leisure. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to your dinner table or have a drink on your private deck. We do provide small eski's in each tent where you can keep your drinks cold.
Can I cook my own food at the retreat?
Why would you want to cook your own food when the retreat provides a scrumptious breakfast and two course dinner? Unfortunately we do not allow guests to cook their own food however you can store some nibbles/lunch foods in the eski provided in your tent.
Can I eat in my tent?
There is strictly no eating in the tents to prevent our local wildlife from entering your tent. Guests are however, more than welcome to eat and drink on their private balcony's or in the communal building.
I have dietary requirements
Please complete the dietary requirements section on your booking form and feel free to contact the Retreat should you have questions or concerns.
What happens when I am not working out?
There are many options at Challenge Chaser Retreat. You can just sit back and relax in your tent or in our multi-functional gym, read a book, take in the beautiful surrounds or spot some of our native wildlife. You can also go for a walk around the Retreat, spend time with our two resident ponies and free range chickens, take a refreshing dip in our outdoor spa or join in a number of outdoor activities including badminton, darts, giant jenga, bocce ball and bowling to name a few. Guests are welcome to leave the Retreat and explore the local surrounds.
Are you on town water?
All water at Challenge Chaser Retreat is fresh untreated rainwater. We have our water quality tested on a regular basis to ensure its purity and to comply with Australian water safety standards.
What type of food can I expect to eat at the Retreat?
Challenge Chaser Retreat prepares all meals fresh daily. Our food is simple, healthy and nutritious and tastes great. If you have specific dietary requirements, then let us know when you make your booking. See our cuisine menu for general accommodation and our fitness menu in our ACTIVE GETAWAYS section.
Can I get to the retreat without a car?
Due to the Retreat’s remote location, there is no public transport option available. We can arrange a pick-up/drop off service to train stations at Newcastle and Gloucester for an additional fee if required. Please contact the retreat to discuss this option
Other important information - There is strictly no smoking on the premises at any time.