What’s that sound, a wallaby or a waterfall? For a place to re-charge and connect with nature there are some hidden gems in the Wauchope hinterland and along the quiet waterways of the Camden Haven.
Stay on a sprawling sheep dairy at Ewetopia Farm, sleep in a luxury tree-house by the river at Diamond Waters, or get creative by the ocean at Camden Head Pilot Station. The region is renowned for its vibrant town centre, hotels and apartments, but there are a range of hidden gems for couples and families that need a quiet escape.
Ewetopia Farm - experience country life in a new three-bedroom self-contained cottage perched on the top of a hill with amazing valley views. Located on a sheep dairy with its own new cheese-making facility, guests can buy and taste ewe and dairy cheeses and yoghurts, collect the eggs and feed the animals.
The Byabarra B&B – offers 4.5 star accommodation, for a romantic getaway or a relaxing break away from today’s relentless hustle and bustle. Relax and unwind in the natural bushland setting with the beautiful Thone River running through The Estate and local wildlife aplenty. All this against the stunning backdrop of the Thone River Valley and Quintoc Range in the heart of Byabarra, a quaint village 35mins inland from Port Macquarie past Wauchope.
Gypsy Falls - two romantic cottages are nestled in a 20-acre forest with nothing but the sound of a huge waterfall and wildlife to wake you. A nature lover’s paradise guests can take bush-walks, a dip in the swimming pool, snuggle by the log fire and cook a BBQ dinner on the verandah.
The Hideout at Dexfield Park – a newly built two bedroom self-contained house has a huge timber deck where you can watch the sun-set after fishing in the Hastings River that runs through the property. It is set on 33 acres with lots of wildlife and close to Wauchope’s blackbutt forests.
Telegraph Retreat - sink into your bubbling outdoor hot spa and hear the sounds of the Australian bush from a beautiful self-contained cottage. There’s no reason to leave with home-cooked dinners, a massage therapist and breakfast hampers all brought to you on request. Kids will love the hobby farm where they can feed the ducks and collect the eggs.
Comboyne Hideaway Roundhouse - private luxury accommodation boasting a large, open-plan living and dining area and two bedrooms, each unique in style. A fireplace takes centre stage in the main room. A hot tub sits on the private deck providing the perfect spot to unwind, while taking in the glorious view of the Comboyne Plateau region.
Diamond Waters Treehouse Retreat - set on the Camden Haven River, two hand-crafted luxury treehouses are perfect for couples who want to laze on the shady deck and walk to the beach to catch mud-crabs for dinner. There are tropical gardens to explore, a kitchen garden to pick from and coffee bar.
Camden Head Pilot Station - it’s all about the location for this heritage listed property which occupies a magnificent Crown Land beachfront site overlooking Pilot and Wash House Beaches, the Camden Haven River Inlet, and adjoining Kattang Nature Reserve. Artists, writers, or any-one seeking a creative space, can hire the 1950’s three-bedroom cottage with a converted boatshed studio.