Wallaby Cottage @ 17 Herbert Court, The Leap.
A nature lovers' and bird watchers' paradise only 15 minutes North of Mackay, AND less than 1 km off the Bruce Highway!
Wake up to the call of Kookaburras, or the scratching of Scrub Turkeys or the shy echidna amongst the leaf litter under the rainforest canopy outside your bedroom window. Walk outside and startle the Wallabies grazing on the lush green lawn of your own private cottage, nestled in natural rainforest on a private property which borders The Leap National Park.
A light breakfast (yoghurt, fruit, toast, condiments, baked beans and juice) is included in the tariff.
All linen and towels are supplied in the simply furnished cottage.
Wallaby cottage has one large bedroom room, containing a queen size bed, a foldout double sofa bed, wardrobe, bedside drawers, a writing desk and chair.
The ensuite bathroom has a shower, hand basin and toilet.
The second room in the cottage contains the kitchenette, which is equipped with a microwave, bar fridge, small sink, kettle, toaster, electric frypan, cutlery and crockery, kitchen table and chairs. This air-conditioned living area has a full lounge suite, T.V. and coffee table.
There is outdoor seating on the shaded verandah, and a washing machine for guests use.
Parking is under cover and adjoins the cottage, especially convenient in our wet season.
PETS ARE WELCOME SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE OWNER.
IF YOU ARE TRAVELING WITH A PET... PLEASE ADVISE BEFORE BOOKING THIS ACCOMMODATION....WE CAN CATER FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF PETS!
Visitors can take a leisurely 15 minute stroll to the local gallery, (That Sapphire Place), the historic Leap Hotel or Yakapari Country Crafts.
That Sapphire Place allows visitors to observe the rare, expert skill of resident Commercial Gem Cutter, Peter Harrington in his Workshop situated inside the free entry gallery. That Sapphire Place boasts the finest quality collection, of rare and precious sapphires of all colours on the Queensland coast. (That Sapphire Place is open WED - SAT from 10am to 4pm).
Adjacent to the gallery is the historic Leap Hotel (Built 1886), custodians of the famous statue of Kowaha, 'Legend of The Leap', learn her story over a drink with the locals at the main bar, or enjoy a meal in the lounge. Lunches available MON - SAT (12 - 2), Dinners available MON - SAT (6 - 8). The Sunday afternoon music session and BBQ lunch on the breezy, open verandah is very popular with locals and visitors alike!
The Leap Country Markets are held the first Saturday of every month, (weather permitting), at The Leap Hotel grounds.
Yakapari Country Crafts situated at The Leap Community Hall is fast becoming the Mackay Regions premier venue to purchase local crafted goods direct from the artist or craftsman. Everything from pottery to woodwork, scented candles, glass works, handmade cards, embroidered items, local photography and postcards, patchwork quilts etc....the project is run by volunteers and opens Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 3pm. Art and Craft sessions are hosted by local artists and the café is very popular with locals and visitors alike!
Other local attractions include:
Organic and Natural Store - Distance: 2.5km
Address: 60 Yakapari - Seaforth Road, The Leap
(Enjoy organic tea, coffee, cakes and pastries on our verandah, surrounded by a lush tropical garden. Browse our extensive range of organic fresh fruit & veg, meats, wholefoods, bodycare and gifts. Open TUES - FRI 8:30am - 6pm, SAT 8:30 - 5pm.)
The Old Station Teahouse - Distance: 20 minute drive
Address: 231 Cape Hillsborough Rd, Cape Hillsborough.
(Devonshire Teas in historic local railway station, light lunches daily, Open 9am THUR - TUES. Closed Wednesdays.)
Cape Hillsborough National Park - Distance: 25 minute drive
Address: Cape Hillsborough Rd, Cape Hillsborough.
(Coastal National Park with numerous walking tracks through varied eco systems, including mangrove swamp, tropical rainforest and coastal vistas of the Whitsunday Islands. Public Facilities include Picnic tables, BBQ, boat ramp and toilets.)
Historic Hotel & Gem Shop