Just three hours north of Sydney, you'll find World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park. Tailor a self-guided walking tour to your desires and fitness level â?? walks range from short and easy jaunts to steep overnight treks. Or book with a tour operator, whose offerings vary from full-day guided walking tours to adventures involving kayaks, canoes or mountain bikes. Whichever mode you choose, you're sure to see stunning rock formations, lookouts, waterfalls, and unique flora and fauna.
Barrington Tops National Park is an unspoilt wilderness covering more than 83,000 hectares. Bushwalking trails in this wonderful natural expanse take you from subtropical rainforest to ancient beech forests and subalpine woodlands. If you're lucky, you might spot a lyrebird or a satin bowerbird. There are plenty of other things to see and do in this area of the Hunter, including whitewater rafting, horseriding and mountain biking.
In the midst of the wilderness, you'll be lucky enough to find comfortable accommodation options, including camping sites in spectacular locations, rustic cottages, B&Bs and mountain retreats. When hunger strikes, the area also offers good restaurants and cafes.
Many of the towns in the area, including Dungog and Gloucester, were settled in the early 19th century. Today, they still evoke the colourful history of the region, which included a vigorous timber industry, gold prospecting and shipbuilding. Follow a farm-gate trail for local produce that includes cheese and wine, or stop at a country cafe in Barrington Tops, Stroud or Gloucester.
Stunning in their architectural design our Wildernests are nestled at the end of a long driveway in the treetops, tucked away from the rest of the resort. Your private balcony over looks the treetops but no body else. They truly are our most private destination. With the exception of the resident possums you can be here for a week or a weekend and no one will disturb you.
Each Wildernest is open plan and on entering your eyes will be drawn to the romantic canopy bed. There is a log fire for a cosy evening for two, dining area, lounge and fully equipped kitchen space complete with dishwasher, oven, stovetop and refrigerator. Double doors open from the living space onto a balcony over looking the bush setting and here you will find a BBQ and outdoor setting. The private bathroom is separate and contains a corner spa bath to sink into for a relaxing soak, shower, vanity and toilet. We recommend the bush tele and the stars at night but if you must turn to technology there is a Television with DVD player and stereo system.
Included in your Wildernest stay are bathrobes for two and all linen and bedding. You simply pack your bag and check in.
Rating is 4 stars but as we will say often the surrounds and the setting are a million stars like the night sky.
WILDERNESTS SIDE BY SIDE – GREAT FOR COUPLES TRAVELLING WITH FRIENDS OR LARGER GROUPS
As you drive up the long driveway to each Wildernest you will find they are set in twos. Importantly each offers their own very private space and no windows, or balconies overlook the other.
We have found the Wildernests have been ideal for couples that want to holiday with friends but each want their own private accommodation. Guests have enjoyed booking two Wildernests for the weekend as each couple has their own privacy, bathroom and bedroom space but you are next door to each other which is great for connecting up for walks, tennis matches, swimming, touring around or heading to the local Restaurant.
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1 Nov 2016 - 10 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay