Unfortunately Joanna experienced unusually low temperatures which froze the pipes on Sunday morning. The heavy frost gave our remote valley a stunning white winter wilderness but no water for a few hours and Joanna couldn’t get myself (on holiday in NZ) and didn’t access the other listed number for my co-host, Hayley. This of course impacted on her enjoyment of our gorgeous location.
Accuracy: The key access was instructed as a key box and now updated to read combination padlock – same code and same location, not a problem previously.
Amenities: warmth – there is a very efficient heater which quickly heats the tuckshop – another is under the bed which unfortunately Joanna did not access.
Value: This is an adventure ‘glamping’ getaway as advertised and suitable for guests who enjoy the beautiful cliffs, bush, wildlife and remote areas. The tuckshop is an extremely well appointed converted school wooden tuckshop. Its frosty and starry in the valley at night and freezing cold in winter so you need to prepare. The De Loites heater is a saviour as are the thick comfy quilts, good cotton sheets and the hot water bottles. The new hot shower and toilet are a short 15 metre walk across the lawn to the 1878 heritage boys brick outhouse block which has been tastefully converted and retains quality pieces like the wooden ironing board and iron, the old enamel ‘potty’, the old wooden lid toilet seat on the wall and the framed prints of the early botanists watercolours of wattles and crimson rosellas.