Luxurious Hideaway at Blue Bay

Our stay at the Nest was met with a timely change in weather, as we pulled into the driveway the clouds cleared and the sun began to shine.

The unique architecture of this luxurious retreat was enough to impress, let alone the the precise modern vintage stylings. From the ornate artworks on the wall to the wicker wrapped brass bottle opener in the wine rack, everything in this studio had its place and purpose.

We spent our days on the bikes provided by our host, visiting Toowoon Bay and Blue Bay as well as multiple visits to the local cafes situated only 100 metres from our front door. Our indulgent views were topped off with two spectacular sunsets, one on Long Jetty overlooking Tuggerah Lake and the other on the fairways of Shelley’s Beach Golf Course.

For one last hoorah before we headed back to reality, we took a short drive to Distillery Botanica for a quick gin tasting and a roam of their beautiful garden.

Things We Did

  • Sunset
  • Lookout
  • Bike
  • Food & Drink
Sunset Walk along Long Jetty
Experience the most beautiful sunsets at Long Jetty. The sun sets over the water, so it's a great spot for an afternoon walk to experience the scenic surrounds....
Picnic at Picnic Point Reserve
Picnic point reserve is only a 5-minute drive down the road. It has beautiful views of the beaches that run down the coastline. It's a great spot to stop and enjoy the view with a picnic. There are also some little bushwalks that can be taken from here too!...
Bike Riding at Blue Bay
Nest has bikes on offer for you to use. We made the most of them and explored the local streets, beaches and cafes. They are all within close proximity to one another and it was the perfect way to spend the morning....
Exploring Distillery Botanica
Spend the afternoon exploring Distillery Botanica and all it has to offer. You can experience the tranquility, beauty and aromas of the Victorian-style cottage gardens. This place has everything! Visit the cafe and have some lunch, treat yourself to an afternoon gelato or relax with a massage and an afternoon gin tasting....

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