Zwembad / Spa
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Amazing place to stay!
This location was incredible. The area gives a breath of fresh air compared to the noisy nature of city life and the local wildlife definitely helps define the atmosphere. Would highly recommend this location to people who wish to get away from the world and relax. I only ever had 1 issue with the venue and that was figuring out how the dishwasher worked XD. The owner was incredible at making sure our stay was perfect, texting us everyday asking if there were any issues and taking interest in what me and my friends had been up to. That kind of service really changes the experience felt on holidays. So my final note to people reading this review is to get out to this place so that you can experience a peaceful and relaxing get away from the rest of the busy world.
60th birthday bliss in the bush
I wish I could give this property in excess of 5 stars.
I had searched for the right birthday location for ages, my main criteria being luxury and comfort with total privacy in a natural setting. Wollemi Eco-Retreat provided all of that, and more. I read the instructions carefully so there were no surprises, including the need to bring all our own supplies. Denny was a breeze to communicate with, responding quickly and with a minimum of fuss.
It was such a relief to lock the property gate and know that it was all ours for 4 nights. The house is perfect for families or a group of friends. We were 2 couples so having 2 bathrooms worked well. Mine had the luxury bath with the huge picture window from where I watched the full moon rise through the trees. Hard to get better than that. The third bedroom has bunk beds (double and a single) so not quite as luxurious as the other two rooms but perfectly adequate.
The outdoor area was brilliant with lots of space and a big, comfy lounge. The fire pit had been replaced with a coffee table, presumable because of the fire hazard in these drought conditions. Didn’t worry us as we had a few nights in front of the amazing indoor combustion fire which was easy to manage and magical to watch. It took a bit of effort to collect kindling from around the property but that gave us an opportunity to see the beautiful rock formations and creek bed up close.
The natural landscape and wildlife around this property is the thing that makes it so unique. I don’t spend much time in nature so it was everything to be able to lay back in the spa or on the comfy sofa indoors and see an expanse of rocks and trees, and wildlife – hundreds of birds including a family of 4 lyre birds, kangaroos and wallabies with their joeys, an echidna, and a wombat and her baby. A map of the actual property may have been useful as we had no luck finding the Aboriginal rock art … but then again we didn’t try too hard as the spa was calling!
It was a truly beautiful, relaxing and rejuvenating escape from Sydney. Also we had the famous Rylestone dumplings on the way home. Seriously the best end to a birthday ever! I highly recommend Wollemi Eco-Retreat.
This property is very average indeed. It is highly overpriced. It is situated at the end on a 6 1/2 km dirt road. Bed linen and towels -cheap and rough. On arrival there was not a drop of milk in the fridge for the mandatory cuppa required by the weary traveller. No tissues, hair dryer or any indication of any ‘love’ input to the property. Snakes in the area were reported by a trades person after our arrival. The cupboards are full of old leftovers from previous visitors. All in all we felt duped and would not recommend it to anybody.
You must not have read the description on the property or the instructions that were sent to you after you booked. The property is an eco retreat, in the bush where you could encounter any number of wildlife - including a snake.
The description states that you have to drive on a 5km dirt road before accessing the property.
As for milk, we’re 12kms from a small town where we advise to bring everything required - it’s a self contained eco retreat.
The cleaner got there at checkout and she said all you did was complain about various things, including that the toilet brush looked cheap?!
We don’t include hair dryers, it’s an eco retreat - as per the description.
It might be best to pay closer inspection to the description of a property next time you make a booking instead of leaving poor comments due to lack of research.