Country Lodge Retreat Amongst the Trees

We arrived at the Safari Lodge at sunset, this old dairy farm impressed us as we drove up the driveway and headed off-road to our retreat nestled in the trees.
The perfect time to enjoy a drink and watch the colours of the sky transform before unloading the car and getting settled.
The property and lodge is a simple and creative design, incorporating pieces of the old farm and treasures found around the area.
Situated just of the Highway and not far from the coast and Port Macquarie we had so many adventures to fit in in such a little time.
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Things We Did

  • Beach
  • Experience
  • Food & Drink
  • Walk
Swim @ Pilot Beach
Pilot beach was the perfect spot for a morning swim, protected by the wind with no one around....
Strawberry Picking @ Ricardoes
2 mins off the highway sit's a strawberry and tomato farm. We picked a bucket of strawberries and bought mum some chilli and strawberry jam....
Wine Tasting @ Cassegrain Winery
Beautiful blends of locally acquired wines. We tried them all and took home a Pinot Noir to have with our roast lamb dinner...
Seafood on the River - The Big Oyster
Fresh seafood, right on the river!...
Sunset Walk at farm
Strolls along the property, watching the Kangaroos and wildlife...

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