Wanganella at Coledale is a well appointed fully self contained holiday apartment located up the road from Sharkeys and Coledale Beach and Rock pool & nearby the monthly Coledale market known for its food and artisan stalls and a variety of entertainment. It is a cool in Summer and warm and cosy in winter with the fireplace to relax in from of. Is located on the ground floor with your own rear deck to sit back on and take in the expansive beach and ocean views. Private access, spacious open plan living with fireplace, equipped kitchen, dining table and large bedroom with Queen Size bed. There is an office desk and safe for those needing to work away from home. Ideal for Couples or Solo travellers. Guests can explore bush walking trails, fishing, snorkelling, cycling, surfing art and culture and wonderful fresh dining options all located nearby.
Conveniently located within easy walking distance from Coledale Train Station and bus stops are also nearby.
There is a graveled level area just beyond the lawn and in front of the view – this is a Petanque Piste for a game like boules played mainly in Provence. There is a set of boules (together with the rules) provided. The bottle of complementay Prosecco in the fridge - might aid the aim!!!!
If guests are self-catering they are welcome to help themselves to the herbs in the garden – Basil, Thyme, Parsley, Oregano and French Tarragon. If lucky there may be some tiny forest strawberries ripe. Depending on the season there may be rocket or perpetual spinach.
Beach umbrella, esky, beach towels and beach chairs are provided as well a large umbrella for the terrace.
Neighbouring Thirroul has supermarkets, a fish shop and a couple of green grocers. There is a collection of cook books in the flat to perhaps provide inspiration.
Within walking distance (down the hill) are cafes and the RSL and a bottle shop (a tip – walk up the hill on the other side of the street, it is less steep).
There is a porthole from the MS Wanganella in the front door of the house- hence the name for the holiday flat.
The ship was built in Belfast and used as a passenger ship between Australia and New Zealand from 1933. After World War II it was turned into a hospital ship (1941-1946) and brought back Australian POWs from Borneo in September 1945.
One of the POWs wrote of her: “the Wanganella, she rode quietly at anchor unperturbed by wind or tide…..”