Eaglereach Wilderness Resort
ROOS ON THE VERANDAH, wallabies breakfasting on the lawn, kookaburras laughing from the trees… welcome to Eaglereach, where nature is up close and all around. You’re miles away from town life and traffic, and surrounded by 1,000 acres of natural adventure land.
Accommodation at this award-winning wilderness resort is in simple but comfortable timber lodges complete with a sound system, a wide verandah looking out to the Pacific seaboard or world heritage listed Barrington Tops National Park, and an outdoor turbo spa for starlit soaks. Some have up to five bedrooms – not to mention a sauna or pool table – so you can always make it a sociable stay with friends.
Nature is the big attraction at Eaglereach, so get ready to spot wallaroos, echidnas and goannas, as well as king parrots, crimson rosellas, and even native wedge-tailed eagles. Go exploring on a Discovery buggy or a mountain bike, and don’t miss a treatment in the day spa. Be sure to bring your camera.
Barbies and picnic hampers
Dine à la carte or al fresco on great local produce, or pick up a takeaway, picnic hamper or BBQ pack. You can also swim, play tennis, check out the games room, go fishing and yabbying (catching freshwater crayfish), bird watching or bushwalking.
Eaglereach is made for couples who want to hunker down away from the rest of the world and be next to nature. While not luxurious, the lodges are well-equipped, and ours had a wide furnished verandah with a hot tub and barbecue – all overlooking the most stunning valley and mountain views.
The mountaintop lodges are a few miles from the nearest village, so this is a good place to enjoy the solitude, clear mountain air and kangaroos – lots of them! Eaglereach is not a place for dressing up (jeans, t-shirts and trainers are fine) or being pampered (although there is a small spa) but perfect if you really want to get away from it all for a few days. And a great and very different experience for us on our Oz travels!
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Eaglereach Wilderness Resort was reviewed for Room for Romance by Jennie Stevens