Relaxing Rainforest Retreat
We arrived on a blazing hot day and were delighted to find our chalet already cooled for our comfort. We instantly relaxed into the slow and natural pace the wind-chimes on the veranda set for us and slipped into a cozy mid-afternoon nap.
Small details created an exquisite uniqueness of our chalet. Crafted from stunning hardwood, the barn-style half doors creaked in the most satisfying way. The stained glass bay window was the perfect spot to curl up with a book and the pull-chain lights brought some history into our experience.
There are many natural beauties to explore in the area. We spent a lot of time cooling off in the freshwater of the Never Never Creek, hiking the many bush trails of the Dorrigo National Forrest and despite TLC's advice, chasing waterfalls all around the shire. Koompartoo is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning 'fresh start'. Breathing in the raw air of the rainforest we couldn't help but dwell on the fact that it felt like we were washing away the grime of city life and giving our bodies (and minds) a fresh start just by being there.
An impressive lighting storm blazed a trail through the area during our stay, temporarily knocking out the power and giving us the perfect opportunity to snuggle up on the couch together, play cards and cook with gas on the BBQ....
Things We Did
- Food & Drink
All materials used in the build were recycled and locally sourced to create a unique and homey experience with minimal environmental impact.
The pizza is hand-kneaded and wood-fired (we couldn't go past the classics Margarita and Funghi!) and the Porter and Pale Ale is something to brag about. We enjoyed a quiet, mid-week catch up with friends, though come the weekend live acts attract a full house and play from the mezzanine floor above the bar!...
There are BBQ and picnic facilities to enjoy a bite to eat after your hike and drinking water on tap to keep you hydrated....
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