Calabash Bay Lodge

Step away from the concrete and indulge in a nature-based holiday at Calabash Bay Lodge. Be it a weekend with the family, a romantic interlude, a catch-up with the girls or an adventure time with the guys, they can cater to you glamorously with their exquisitely designed furnishings, fully-equipped rooms and bonne nourriture prepared by a Michelin star resident chef. But what truly make Calabash stand out are its stunning water views which can be enjoyed by swimming, kayaking, boating, and fishing or by simply peering from your room’s window.

You can reach Calabash Bay Lodge by car, by boat or by seaplane. Upon arrival, your throats will be welcomed a glass of sparkling wine, and then you can go on to hop on snuggly duvets, linens and pillows in your room.

Begin the exciting weekend by learning about the Dharug and Kuring’gai clan groups who were the first Indigenous Australians residents of Berowra Waters by exploring the river. Stretch your legs through a bushwalk along the Great North Walk or an exploration through the eerie Fretus Ruins. View rock arts made by the Aboriginal Australians and the 200 million year-old sandstone cliff while kayaking, and practice your swing at the Springs Championship 18 hole golf course.

After sunset, enjoy a 7-course dinner that comes with wines picked by a sommelier or try the water-access only restaurants nearby.

In the morning, you may relish the soothing waterside atmosphere while sitting on French-stripped deck chairs or while doing yoga in the sun terrace.

To make a booking for this wonderful resort, get in contact with your local travel agent. Your travel agent will be able to recommend from a wide selection of relaxing holiday options in and around Sydney. For those interested in other holidays by the water or ocean, cruise holidays regularly depart from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, Australia.

Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

Sitting between the quaint town of Byron Bay and the sandy beaches of Gold Coast is Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat. Located in the northern corner New South Wales, it boasts a spectacular Australian rainforest that promises a perfect holiday. Its 250 acres of stunning beauty is surrounded by five World Heritage-listed National Parks.

With professionally-designed luxury bungalows, cabins and lodges, you can be confident that your holiday is going to be comfortable, peaceful and private.  Accommodation is unlike what other hotels can only offer. You can get a glimpse of verdant greenery and different species of birds from your window. After a hearty breakfast, stroll the rainforest on an 8km walking track and gaze at the magnificent scenery on a picnic spot. Crystal Creek’s well-trained staff will prepare a picnic pack for you.

Explore the NSW’s cultural diversity by swimming on the coves of Tweed Valley, visiting the art galleries in the classic Australian town of Murwillumbah and drinking and dining in the small towns of the Far North Coast. Don’t forget to buy keepsakes from local markets, surf on the beaches of the Byron Bay and taste the thrills of the Gold Coast theme parks.

Complete the day with a gourmet meal delivered to you. What’s more is that there are no meal schedules to be concerned about. You can decide when to eat lunch or dinner. You can also prepare your own food because each accommodation has a fully-equipped kitchen. A Guest Games Room is also available where you can check emails, play board games, borrow DVDs and use the payphone.

River Island Nature Retreat

Embracing 2,000 acres of secluded land in the Southern Highlands is the lovely holiday destination that is River Island Nature Retreat. With its natural setting, friendly and professional staff, cozy accommodation and strategically-located amenities, your stay is definitely going to be pleasantly memorable. Whether you’re in for a lavish or economical outing, this haven can satisfy you.

Seated on the banks of the Wollondilly River, River Island Nature Retreat offers 4 kilometers of pristine waters where you can go sailing and kayaking or explore the countryside and observe animals in their natural habitat. Be mystified by the splendidly-colored Wombeyan Caves while an experienced tour guide explains how it was formed and be thrilled by the sight of the four largest birds of the Ratite family in Amber Park Emu & Ostrich.

Do you have a thing for old stuff? Feed your fascination by visiting the antique shops and art galleries where you can find finely-crafted ornaments and paintings by local artisans. If you want to see thousands of vibrant tulips attend the Bowral Tulip Time which happens from late September to early October.

Simmer down in the swimming pool with the kids during a day and talk about more solemn things with your fellow adults while in a heated noodle pool at night. Replenish the energy lost during the day’s adventures by having a BBQ or grab a pint of ice cream and some pastries from The Shop. End the day by nuzzling on the soft sheets in your luxury cabin or covered caravan. But if you really want to get close with nature, set a based on the camping site.

Eaglereach Wilderness Resort

Do you want a break from the blaring and bustling life in the city? Fortunately, there’s a 640 acres nature-based resort just 2 hours from Sydney. Eaglereach Wilderness Resort is a sprawling fauna and flora where families, retirees, yuppies and adventurers can indulge in wide variety of outdoor activities and delectable food. Take a glimpse of some of Australia’s native animals like Antechinus, Bandicoots and Possums in their natural habitats while trekking on leaf-covered grounds.Stay fit while on holiday by exploring the mountains on bike or by swimming on the fresh waters of the Goonarook Lagoon.

If you want something that is less adrenaline-charging but still soothing, get your bait and string from the reception and try fresh water angling or yabby fishing. Kayaks are also available for those who austerely want to paddle on the shallow and serene lagoon while beholding the spectacular wilderness of Eaglereach.4WD tracks are also ready anytime you feel the thirst of heart-racing thrill.

Don’t worry if there are children coming with you because the resort has a safe children’s outdoor playground centre complete with high-quality recreational equipment. And when they’re tired playing, invite them to explore nature’s incomparable beauty in a discovery buggy. There are also ball game facilities, perfect for those who want to hone their skills on basketball, tennis, table tennis, netball and boules or just want to toughen the bond between their loved ones through athletics.

Eaglereach knows that an adventurous day can leave you famished, that’s why their bistro has a mouth-watering and reenergizing menu. Relax at the end of the day with a body massage and a facial and gaze at the stars. Contact a reliable travel agent and book a holiday to this lovely destination now.