We stayed with 3 other couple for 2 nights, and then stayed on for our wedding anniversary. All 4 of our cottages were very clean and comfortable; 3 were romantic getaways for 2, including the outdoor spa (under amazingly clear skies); and the 4th was 2 bedroom, so lots of space. We gathered at the communal picnic area between the cottages, which was well set up; but could have chosen to walk down to the picnic table at the river side - only the weather was too warm to walk! There were many beautiful walks of various lengths close by; we used the provided canoe to paddle upstream; and swam in the swimming hole in the river - a new experience, and delightful - swimming through the reflections. The generous breakfast hamper lasted us a couple of mornings, and the cottage was also equipped with pasta, rice and flour if we'd needed a late night snack. We watched shooting stars, satellites and the Milky Way whilst sipping champagne at the picnic table...talked to the alpacas wandering by...took Rusty the dog for one of our walks. Just a magic spot, and very hospitable hosts.
- 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