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Introduction

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Location

3.0 hours north of Sydney (205 KILOMETRES) and 1.5 hours from Newcastle. Just 17 kms from the small rural town of Dungog and adjoining Chichester State forest. Rainforest gullies with dry sclerophyll forest surrounding the three cottages.

Description

Yeranda at Barrington Tops...we welcome couples, gays and lesbians, small families (Pindari) and singles (Kalimna)Adults /young adults (Elouera) Three hand crafted, rock walled cottages on a 140 acre Wild life Refuge. Fully self- contained, solar lighting and gas appliances in Kalimna and Pindari. Both these cottages have feature outdoor showers and external "country" loos (inside ones too, of course)Showering under the stars is a special experience! Elouera, is suitable for up to three couples(adults /young adults only)with 240 volt power it has reverse cycle air conditioning, mod cons. Feature outdoor shower house as well as inside b'room. All cottages have outdoors open fire places for campoven and jaffle iron cooking.Ros and Kev are currently suggesting a fantastic local walk ....just 8.3 kilometres from Yeranda is the beautiful Telegherry river and Turkey Scratch creek. If one does not want to walk that far it is an easy drive to within just a half hour walk along a bush track ....lots of very interesting vegetation and one can expect to hear the male lyre birds loudly calling during winter as nesting time approaches for this bird. A most perfect Nature Retreat.!!

Destination

Sneakaway Bush Weddings are now a regular occurrence at Yeranda. This style of wedding has been experienced by elopement couples, second time around and those who just don't wish to pay a fortune. Ros and Kev have three different packages available ...you will not need to pay more than $1990 and the package will see you with as a happy a wedding day as any other possible.

Facilities

Kalimna and Pindari, built of rock and timber have solar lighting, gas hot water and refrigerator. Elouera has 240 volt power; all cottages have CD players, coffee plungers so pack accordingly and please note linen and towels are supplied.

Activities

Visitors have a choice of enjoying a beautiful view, birdwatching, bushwalking on our tracks or just relaxing in front of the log fires inside the cottages or the open fires outside. Horse riding nearby.Ros is happy to take any requested digital photos and then email these to your email address or that of a friend. Each cottage is developing a small collection of books...feel free to contribute with a paper back you have already read and take one in return!

Accreditation

Kalimna built to AS1428.1 1993... the standard for limited mobility whilst Elouera is wheel chair friendly. 1999 finalist Hunter Tourism Awards(Superior Accom.) 2000 finalist Hunter Tourism Awards (Environmental Tourism) 2002 Winner Ecotourism category of the Hunter Region Awards for Excellence in Tourism. Winner Tourism Accommodation category Lower Hunter Business Excellence Awards 2002. Winners in 2002 NSW Tourism Awards for Business Excellence.(Ecotourism category)Finalists at National Tourism Awards in Adelaide, February 2003. Finalists in Unique Accommodation category of the 2003 Lower Hunter Business Awards. Members of Barrington Tops Tourism-Dungog Shire and Wildlife Tourism Australia. 2003 finalists in Best Unique Accommodation in NSW for HMAA .Recipients of a Judges Commendation in these Awards...Award for Innovation 2003. Members of Birds Australia. A Voluntary Conservation Agreement was placed on the title of the property late in 2002.

Enquiries

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