Guest Book

I was a little bit unsure and confused at the beginning, especially when we rode the small plane and had a bumpy ride, because the winds and weather wasn’t friendly at that time.  But as soon as we arrived at Rob & Lyn’s place we know we are in a good place and will have an amazing experience.  Your friendly family and hospitality is the best, Lyn!!!  We’re feeling like as part of your family too.  Such an amazing and unique place to get away and experience.  We have a fantastic time!! xoxo

Rio & Pita

Sydney, June 2019

Not enough words in the Alphabet to describe our stay, but here goes …..

Amazingly Awesome

Beautiful Blooms

Casually Calming

Divinely Decadent

Etched Evermore

Fabulous Family

Golden Gains

Happy Hideaway

Interesting Insights

Jovial Jokes

Kangaroos & Kookaburras

Larrikin Lore

Many Moos

Nearly a Nugget

Opulent Order

Peaceful Paradise

Quiet Quintessence

Rustic Realm

Sumptuous Supper

Tall Tales

Utterly Understated

Views, Views

Whiskey & Water

Xtreme Xtras

Yes Ynot

Zero Zebras

Fiona and Kevin Taske

June 2019

While it is a bit of a journey from Adelaide to Gilberton, it was well worth the trip.  What a fantastic outback experience but made all the better by great people with a true connection to the land.  Lyn, Rob and ‘family’, thank you for giving us a taste of the Gilberton experience and we genuinely enjoyed our time here.

Jamie & Natasha Guerra

Hove South Australia, May 2019

We came to Gilberton to just chill out from a busy city life, but found so much more. For us, the break offered a unique mix of discovering an untouched part of Australia we never thought really existed; experiencing a few days of authentic hospitality and outback life; and recharging in the privacy of a superb retreat. Lyn’s guided walking tour was probably the highlight of a remarkable trip!

Matt Bekier
Managing Director & CEO
The Star Entertainment Group

Matt & Melinda Bekier

Sydney, November 2018

Almost lost for words!  How could you describe the Gilberton experience.  You’re so kind to share this special place with others.  Peaceful, beautiful and awe-inspiring.  We love the retreat, so thoughtfully done, open to nature with a wonderful view.  Thank you Lyn and Rob.  “Seeing is believing”.

60th Birthday Weekend.

Colin and Linda

July 2018

Wow!  Totally blown away with your piece of heaven.  Don't want to go back to the Goldy.  Lyn and Rob, what a wonderful job you have done.  Thank you for sharing your special hideaway - 6 Stars!  Love and best wishes in whatever comes your way.

Lyn and Peter Bugg

Gold Coast, May 2018

One amazing unique getaway 5 star all the way.  Amazing people who love their land.  We have stayed in amazing places all over the world 5 star – 7 star.  This has to be the best ever.  You have put so much thought into this tin shed.  Unique is an understatement.  A real outback unique experience.  Don’t change please don’t build another.  Your uniqueness of being private and exclusive is not seen anywhere.  Beautiful people.  We will be back in our chopper next time, maybe your wet season.  xo

Mic & Lynda

Sydney, May 2018

What a perfect fly-in destination!  Thanks a heap for your hospitality from start to finish and to young tour guide Robert!  We had a great time out adventuring and back at the retreat relaxing.  Great job and all the best.

Brendan & Amanda

May 2018

Amazing. Have travelled the world and this has to be the best ever.  Unique accommodation + experience + hospitality don’t damage anything.  Beautiful people.  The real Australian outback.  5 Star + 2 more.  Best in Australia.

Brendon & Meca

Austria, April 2018

What a great time we have had.  Gold prospecting, rock formations, sunsets and bush walks, meeting your family, good food, good company.  The Hut bloody perfect pure luxury.  The views over the Gilbert River and surrounding outback "stunning".  Not forgetting you two, Rob and Lyn.  Thank you for giving up your valuable time and looking after us.  Just the best hosts (Look out we will be back).  ps.  "Loved the trucking"

Trevor & Jackie

UK, January 2018

We're very grateful to have been able to experience this amazing place.  The things we have done here have blown us away and your hospitality made us feel at home.  Thank you for sharing your passion for the outback with us, we loved every minute of it!

Phil and Alana

Cairns Queensland, December 2017

Thank you for sharing your home and your hearts.  A truly amazing experience – laughs, sweat and plenty of (laughter) tears.  You couldn’t do enough, even changing our tyre the day we left!  Look forward to sharing my stories (and photos in the bath) of this special pleace.  Sometimes you meet people and just connect.  Thanks for being those people.

Mel Attwood

Perth Western Australia, June 2017

Thank you for sharing your amazing property and lifestyle.  The tin shed is even better in real life than in the brochure - luxury but so peaceful and relaxing.  The tours were great and very informative and helped you understand the land better.  Will see you again once the dam is finished and full.

Wayne and Rhonda

November 2017

Thank you for a wonderful time.  This place is amazing - so peaceful and relaxing.  What a treat to be able to see such a colourful sunset, have dinner on the river sand of the Gilbert and sip on red wine whilst enjoying a bath taking in this beautiful view.  This is a very special spot. Lyn's tour is highly recommended showing you ancient art and we even got to prospect for some gold! Thanks very much Lyn and Rob 🙂

Nathan and Hannah

June 2017

Our second stay in the retreat.  What a magical place to unwind.  Thank you Lyn & Rob (and family!) for your warm hospitality.  Thanks for sharing this special place with us …. We hope to come back.  Xx

Sonia and Jean-Marc

Cairns, May 2017

Thank you for such a lovely stay.  Rob and Lyn are such wonderful hosts.  Thank you for making us feel like part of the family and for all the unforgettable moments together.  Will be sure to come back.

Kate and Mike

November 2016

Thank you Lyn and Rob for a wonderful stay.  You welcomed us as part of the family.  The retreat is luxury with a view.  Do not think we will ever shower watching roos, wild pigs and cows with calves again.  We just have to come back!

Shirley and Neil