The hosts at Tin Dragon Trail Cottages have given a lot of thought to the needs of their guests. They provide a hearty breakfast hamper (which includes their own fresh eggs), and have stocked the self-contained kitchens with a wide range of staples. With so much gourmet food in the region, visitors can explore, purchase fresh produce and then whip up a feast in their home-away-from-home.
The actual property provides a wealth of things to experience: farm animals including alpacas & chooks; trout fishing, bush-walking, wildlife... The kids had an absolute ball, with so much space to run around, it would be easy enough to while away the time without driving anywhere.
But Graham, Christine & James are very generous with their time and passionate about their region, and encourage guests to discover many great attractions and local businesses in the north east. There's places to visit in every direction: beautiful waterfalls, mountain trails, rivers and rainforests; country pubs, golf courses and heritage tin-mining sites. In fact, way too much to cover in only a brief stay.
We were truly impressed during our three-night visit, and would definitely recommend the cottages. Immaculate, quiet and centrally-located for a variety of day-trips... and we would return just to enjoy another hour or two in the outdoor spa! Absolutely divine, very romantic and such a unique idea, relaxing under the stars (even in winter). This place has something for everyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer romance, seclusion and privacy in fully self-contained two-bedroom and studio spa-cottages each with river views - situated on a 36 acre bush alpaca farm. Each cottage has a private outdoor dining area with bar-be-que and the studio cottages have an outdoor heated spa. Principles of ecological sustainability are combined with the comforts of a luxurious retreat. Your only disturbance might be from the occasional inquisitive pademelon or soaring eagle. This stretch of the Ringarooma River is favored by fly fishermen. Chinese heritage is celebrated with an interpretation centre, landscape art and walking tracks through historic mining and water races. ... more less