HUNTER MOON COUNTRY HOUSE  (Formerly Cicada and Hunter Moon Country House)


Located in beautiful Broke Fordwich in the Hunter Valley, this spectacular peaceful 25 acre property offers an eight bedroom and six bathroom luxurious Country House with a magnificent backdrop of the Brokenback Mountain range and vineyards. Hunter Moon is minutes from the village of Broke and a 5 minute drive to some of the eleven of the best cellar doors in the Hunter Valley and 3 fabulous restaurants including the award winning Margan cellar door and restaurant and a short 15 minute drive to the Hunter Valley Gardens.

As you enter the circular driveway, you are greeted by this stunning Country House with beautiful gardens fabulous rotunda and views to mountains and paddocks. Hunter Moon looks over a tranquil dam full of water lilies and wildlife and the sensory garden includes many plants that you can touch, smell, feel and eat. The heavenly smell of roses, lavender, gardenias, oranges, mandarins, cumquats and rosemary immediately relaxes you as you enter this special space.

Hunter Moon has been created with larger groups in mind and nothing has been left to chance. The quality finishes and high ceilings give the house a feeling of great space. The house has been stylishly furnished with many original and unique pieces from around the world.

Hunter Moon boasts a modern fully equipped kitchen and multiple internal and external dining options, a large fireplace, ducted air-conditioning, free WIFI, Foxtel and Xbox. The icing on the cake is a huge 10 person spa that can be set to hot or cold and a spacious deck with a large lawn area for games, yoga or cricket.

Hunter Moon will accommodate up to 23 guests across 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, one of which has a fully disabled bathroom. The media room can be converted to a ninth bedroom if required.

The property backs onto the Wollembi Creek where you can cast a line or paddle around. There is a large dam where we have a couple of kayaks which can keep the kids amused. We often have horses, kangaroos and wombats on the property.

There is a media room provides Foxtel/Netflix, Xbox, Books, DVD’s and a wonderful fireplace. It also has a stereo and blue tooth sound system to complete your entertainment needs. We have another smart TV in the main dining room suitable for presentations of that special birthday celebration, or company conference.

Come join us at Hunter Moon for a stay you will never forget.


The indoor dining area can be set up to accommodate 20 at the table and 23 on the deck. There is a large BBQ area and the kitchen has a stand alone 90cm cooktop and oven, 2 Fridge/freezers, one with filtered water and ice, large crock pot, microwave, Juicer, Nutri Bullet, Blender, Sandwich Press Machine, 2 Coffee Pod machines, kettle, large toaster, rice cooker plus complete utensils, servers, bowls and everything you would need to cook up a storm for a large crowd.

Accommodation 16 to 23 guests

Frida Kahlo Room - King Bed that can be converted to two king singles. An additional 2 single beds available upon request. (4)

Moon Room - King Bed that can be converted to two king singles (2)

Azure Room - King Bed that can be converted to two king singles (2)

Raj room - King Bed that can be converted to two king singles (2)

Mandarin Room King Bed that can be converted to two king singles plus a single bed (3)

Colonial Room - King Bed that can be converted to two king an additional single bed (3

Cockatoo Room - King Bed that can be converted to two king an additional single bed (3),

Gum Nut Room King Bed that can be converted to two king an additional single bed (3)

Photos of the Colonial, Cockatoo and Grevillea room will be ready early July.

What we provide:

We provide a selection of  Coffee (about two pods per person) plus teas, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper. We also provide cling wrap, foil and baking paper, paper towels, dishwashing tabs, washing up liquid, spray and wipe, laundry detergent, scrubs, tea towels, medical kit. We provide toilet paper, artisan shampoo, conditioner and body wash in each bathroom plus a hair

We provide complimentary wine, olive oil and artisan soaps from the area.

All beds are made to hotel standards and includes linen and one towel per person.

The Location

Around a two hour journey from Sydney and 90 minutes from Newcastle the Broke Fordwich area is in the southwest corner of the mid Hunter Valley. Sitting between Pokolbin and Wollombi, Broke played a critical role in the development and history of NSW.

Next door to boutique vineyards and near the olive farms of Broke , 15-20 minutes to the heart or Pokolbin for the best wine tasting and restaurants in NSW and for the golf enthusiasts, two of the best and most challenging golf courses in Australia (the Vintage and Cypress Lakes). Near great Wedding Venues.

Broke Village stands at the base of the Brokenback and Hunter Ranges on the Wollombi Brook. The massive Yellow Rock escarpment stands guard above. The Ranges shelter Broke Fordwich from much of the rainfall that surrounding districts receive. The area has a sandy loam with river flat alluvial soil, volcanic soil and pockets of red basalt giving wine producers a variety of soil types known as terra rossa.

Today Broke Fordwich is still making history. In 1994 it was the first area formally recognised as a separate viticulture. Whilst historically, it is one of the oldest wine growing areas in Australia, it is only in the last 30 years that Broke Fordwich has started to become an important player in the Australian industry.

Today, more than a quarter of the Hunters wine grape production now comes from the area and Broke Fordwich wines are winning more than their fair share of national and international awards.

Importantly, Broke Fordwich retains its integrity as a rural community remaining free of large scale development yet offering first class B&B and self catering accommodation, restaurants and activities. Visitors to the area are surprised by the amount of wildlife they see

Hunter Moon is a purposely built house for large group accommodation.  It is the perfect place for your Hen Party, Friends or Family getaway.  We are 3 minutes from 11 cellar doors and 3 restaurants.  Broke Fordwich is know as the quieter part of the Hunter Valley and its many boutique cellar doors. Surrounded in the beauty of vineyards and the Brokenback range and the famous Yellow Rock..


*Free Wi Fi

*Custom made beds, comfy sofas and much much more.

*Outdoor spa for 12 people which can be set to hold or cold (advance notice)

* Wood burner fireplace wood provided and setup for arrival

* Fully ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

* In addition, All bedrooms have overhead fans

* Outdoor entertainment area with seating for up to 24. (can be configured easily to suit any crowd)

* Large dining table up to 22.(can be configured easily to suit any crowd)

* Outdoor bbq kitchen

* Large Flat LED SMART PASSIVE 3D TV, DVD, CD ,IPOD dock stereo, Blue Tooth Boom Box

* Additional LED TV ,DVD and X-Box

* Austar satellite TV

* Selection of DVDs and CD music library

* Mobile reception, wi fi broadband internet connection

* Books, Magazines and games for all ages

* Bush Petonque/Boules/Outdoor games

* Ping Pong Table under cover

* Bush Badminton

* Freshly laundered towels,crisp linen and all beds made up to hotel quality

* Gourmet kitchen with gas top stove and oven, microwave

* 2 large Fridges, one with filtered water and ice maker

* Equipment included a Blender, Large Croc Pot, Sandwich Toaster, Rice Cooker

* Large selection of pots/pans/crockery/cutlery/utensils including chop sticks and woks

* 2 Expresso Machine, Milk Frothers, tea and sugar and basic condiments

* Bathroom amenities, All natural artisan Lavender Products: Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner and Shower gel

* Hairdryers, hair straighteners  and special areas with Hollywood lighting for that special day wedding, birthdays etc.

* Fully equipped laundry, dryer, washing machine, iron

* Non-smoking

* Conference Facilities with smart TV, long table and catering can be arranged

* 5 minutes to General Store

Alyssa May 2019 4 weeks ago

We loved our time at the Hunter Moon Country House. It is a beautiful home in the perfect setting. The kitchen had everything we needed to accommodate our large group, and the beds were very comfortable. We even got to watch kangaroos hop by as we drank our morning coffee on the back deck. I would highly recommend staying here. Hopefully, we will be able to visit again in the future

What a lovely house!! Ample space for us all, beautifully decorated and very clean.

5/5 Stayed Mar 2019

Belinda S.

Organised a weekend away for my friends Hens. Colette was very accommodating and pleasant to deal with. The house was very impressive with generous sized bedrooms for everyone and beautifully decorated and very clean.

Would definitely recommend this house to friends and family.

Published 14 Mar 2019

Amelia Nov 2, 2018 Google and Home Away Review

The BEST getaway we have ever had. Can't rave more about this place. From the great air conditioning, the vast space to party and have fun as well as the comfiest beds ever, look no further. Thank you Colette and Mike! Your house is unreal.

Caitlin Oct 31, Home Away stay for Oct 19 2018

This is an amazing and beautiful house in Broke to stay at. Wonderfully located close to the great wineries of Broke. The house itself is decorated very beautifully and the house easily accommodates a large group. The owners are very easy to deal with and ensure you have a great stay.


Sydney, Australia

Beautiful , serene and really cosy!

Left on May 20, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We were looking for accommodation for my family to stay during our wedding weekend. The houses are located in a beautiful and quiet area. Hunter has a lake behind the house, gorgeous views. Cicada has a swing on a tree and spa outdoors - unfortunately since it was so cold during that week we didn't get to try it. However there's a massage chair that was a favourite of everyone! The beds in each house were supercomfy, plenty of bedroom and space for a group of people to stay in. Colette was lovely and if ever we have another big event we would love to stay here again. Thanks so much!!!

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Latest reviews from Stayz:

Oct 8, 2017


Great Group Getaway Hunter Moon

Fantastic house and location for a group getaway. Really enjoyed the back deck and spa and single beds for all 12 guests. Would highly recommend this place!

Aug 17, 2017

Jeane, ACT, New South Wales


Hunter Moon can take up to 23 people. . You can view the layouts and photos in our gallery. Feel free to contact us if you have questions on the group, layouts and prices for children either by or Phone 0431907528.

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