When getting away for the weekend, it pays to feel like you’re really away, far removed from the daily grind that encompasses your week. Such a feeling is typically found in nature, when you’re amongst acres of pristine bushland, yet you’ve still got access to the creature comforts of home. This is what you’ll experience in Eaglereach Wilderness Resort, located in the NSW Hunter Valley region about two hours drive from Sydney.
The Hunter region is world renown for its temperate climate, first-class wines, and miles of forested hilly handsomeness. Eaglereach itself sits on 100 acres of such land, which it shares with the likes of possums, bandicoots, kangaroos, wallabies, gliders and a plethora of native bird life. However, arguably the finest attribute of Eaglereach Wilderness Resort is that it literally caters for different styles of relaxation.
Here corporate groups will feel at ease, as will early retirees, families, weekend romantics and adventurers. How, you ask? Spread over such an expansive tract of land, Eaglereach contains accommodation comprising 33 custom built family and spa lodges, as well as superior resort style rooms – “from a one-bedroom cabin to a six-bedroom corporate chalet”. In short, they’ve got the space and staff to cater for different styles.
Such diversity is reflected in the resort’s menu, which offers a range of a la carte options to appease your style and budget. Adjacent to the restaurant, there’s a canopy deck for dining under the scintillating stars of the Hunter wilderness, or if you choose, you can be personally catered for in the comfort of your lodge.
On site there’s sauna rooms, as well as a saltwater pool and pool tables, while rooms are attached to capacious verandahs that offer views of either the Hunter Valley – all the way to Barrington Tops, or the vast blue of the Pacific Ocean. Other activities include a large lagoon (ideal for swimming) on the property, mountain bikes for hire, table tennis, on-site massage, bushwalking, yabbying, sports fishing and kayaking.
There’s even half-day and full-day tours that can be arranged from Eaglereach Wilderness Resort, which explore either the Hunter Valley wine region or the dolphin playground of nearby Port Stephens. And if you prefer to explore the resort’s surrounds, you can hire a discovery buggy to better engage with the myriad of flora and fauna. There’s even an outdoor fitness centre and a children’s play area on site.
All that’s required is a love of nature and relaxation.
For more info on this premier Hunter Valley escape option, visit the Eaglereach Wilderness Resort website.