Cosy Coastal Creatures

We headed down the freeway with snacks and supplies, heater full blast and toasted marshmallows on our minds. Resisting the urge to stop off at the wineries and "hot scones & jam" signs along the way, we passed through lush green countryside that graduated to a secluded stormy coastline. This then turned promptly into a sandy end of the road to our very cosy cabin for the weekend! Out of the car, past the spectacular (and well stocked) woodpile, and down the steps, we were greeted with a sweeping panorama of glass doors through which you could see right through the cabin to the beautiful bush scrub and coastline beyond.

Once inside, we immediately clocked the amazing fireplace with matching front and back glass doors. Fire making duties were hotly debated, rooms picked and bags unpacked. After a healthy amount of orientation and admiration of the stunning specs and quirky designs of the property, we ventured outside to check out the deck and backyard and were greeted with the friendliest (and cheekiest) rosellas we'd ever met! Grabbing handfuls of birdseed from the well-stocked cupboard, for the next long while (to everyone's delight) these colourful little creatures became chatty curious fixtures flitting between heads and outstretched arms.

After the sun started to go down, we reluctantly said goodnight to our new feathered friends. From here on the weekend (and any last thoughts of work) unwound around the fire and the coast: wine, food, ambles along beaches, adventures over historic rock formations and some of the most amazing animal encounters any of us had ever had. We spent the whole next day exploring nearby Wilson's Prom and its huge expanses of coastal landscape and pristine beaches (namely Squeaky Beach and Whisky Bay).

These beaches are punctuated by giant firey-red boulders prime for exploration, a stark contrast with the soft white sand and crystal clear water. We bumped into emus, kangaroos, a cave of bats, more friendly birds and an even friendlier wombat.

"My Cup of Tea" is a carefully curated coastal cabin dream. Right across the property nooks, crannies, rooms, and spaces are filled with smart design features and quirky coastal touches that combine to accommodate up to nine people effortlessly and comfortably. One of these many features is the striking double window fireplace that anchors the central living (and relaxing) space, which is framed by wall to wall windows on both ends. Another is the dramatic circular dining table, complete with marble lazy susan that makes passing the wine and cheese between nine people almost too easy. Outside, the property's back garden is a gorgeous graduated coastal 'scape and in front of the house looking over the ocean is a huge step out deck, tea-tree lined grass area and private beach access gate.
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Things We Did

  • Hike
  • Walk
Exploring Squeaky Beach
Squeaky beach is one of many beautiful stops inside Wilsons Promontory National Park, getting its name from the squeaky sound the platinum white sand makes as you walk over it. You can access the beach and its clear turquoise waters from the carpark or you can hike there from Tidal River, which is a great way to immerse yourself in the coastal landscape....
Ending the day at Whiskey Bay
The flat panorama of Whiskey Bay creates spectacular reflections in the water along the beach when the sun starts to go down. Each side of the beach as framed with the characteristic red rust boulders and rocky outcrops of Wilson's Prom, and these are even more spectacular later in the day when reflected in the receding tide. The wide beach is the perfect playing field for a game of frisbee, or just a gentle stroll watching native sea-birds like the oyster catchers and hooded plovers find their dinner in the surf....
Walkerville historic beach walk
Make your way from the boat ramp along the rock strewn beach of Walkerville North and discover the incredible history of the limestone mining in this area. You will find caves that house families of fluffy mice bats, rock pools to explore and a panoramic view of the crystal blue waters that hug the coastline. The sun with rise directly in the front of this beach so a sunrise or morning stroll will really kickstart the day....

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