Merry Christmas, everyone.... 3 days late :D
I went on a short getaway over this long weekend down south, escaping from everything for a few days (and no phone reception to boot. No disturbance :)). Our accommodation was at Crystal Creek Meadows; with some self-contained gorgeous cottages designed for privacy and tranquility.
The drive to the site was around 2 1/2 hours, through the scenic route (if you have time, it is recommended to do so. It is a pleasant drive with plenty of photo-worthy stops along the way).
The tariff for the cottage we stayed at (Billabong Spa) was A$1700 for the 4 nights (and included two days deluxe breakfast provision that I opted for - which was more than enough, believe me).
Especially also loved the spa bath - overlooking the gardens outside - and a selection of bath salts provided. Even 1/2heart (who isn't normally into baths) had some long minutes soaking in it.
The deluxe breakfast hamper includes some eggs from their own hens.
The cottage overlooks a pond where resident birds and ducks greeted us everyday (especially when we had leftover bread to spare).
The 'summer house' is where guests can do some BBQ, overlooking another small pond.
Crystal Creek Meadows' grounds house a small grapefruit orchard, lime and lemon trees, strawberries, and a small vegetable patch (any of which guests are free to help themselves to).
Around 15 minutes drive from the property, passing the charming little town of Kangaroo Valley, we had a bit of a walk through Fitzory Falls' walking trail.
And driving past some farms... (keep an eye out, you might spot some wallabies along the way :). I did, though I didn't stop to take a picture)
As well as checking out Bendeela Camping site (just by the river), which would be an awesome place to camp at.
1/2heart and I made a note to ourselves to - perhaps - arrange another getaway with some friends at Bendeela camping grounds; but for the rest of the Christmas period, staying at the cottage with just the two of us as company, was one of the best things we did.