March 11, 2013
Possum Creek Eco Lodge
Possum Creek Eco Lodge is situated on a stunning 85-acre property, high on a ridge between Bangalow and Byron Bay. The property combines panoramic views to the ocean on one side and lush subtropical rainforests to the other.
Only five minutes away is the gorgeous heritage village of Bangalow with its charming antique shops and incredibly stylish fashion and gift stores, restaurants and cafes.
Byron Bay, 10 minutes away in the other direction of course needs no introduction. As a world-famous destination, Byron Bay has plenty of attractions, the famous beaches, light house walk, restaurants, clubs, pubs and shopping. But staying 15 minutes out of what can be a very hectic town makes Possum Creek Eco Lodge ideally situated.
Accommodation choices include the three-bedroom Hilltop Cottage, which is children and animal friendly and can sleep up to six people. There are also three very funky purpose build eco-homes that sleep up to two people each. In total, the accommodation at any one time sleeps up to a maximum of 12 people.
Whatever cottage you choose, they are all extremely comfortable and stylish, and boast magnificent views over the lush Byron Bay hinterlands. Possum Creek Eco Lodge is also a working organic farm where they grow macadamias and lemon myrtle. There is an abundance of animal and bird life with wild turkeys, goannas and wallabies watching from the forest, while wrens, cat birds, kookaburras and assorted native pigeons survey their domain from the sky. The Possum Creek pets include a very friendly horse, a cat with a superiority complex and a dog with a blog!
Historically, the beautiful property was first settled back in the late 1800′s and was renowned for its magnificent timber. Today large quantities of Red Cedar, Teak, Satinwood, Rosewood and Coolamon still majestically stand in 40 acres of forest, which includes a significant remnant of the ‘Big Scrub’. Maintenance and regeneration of the rainforest is one of our major projects.
The property also supports a sustainable environment by utilising rainwater tanks and dam water for their garden. As well, the gardeners practice water saving techniques such as mulching and planting of natives and other plants with low water needs.
Possum Creek Eco Lodge also operate their own sewerage treatment facilities, they recycle all their paper and glass waste and compost all possible kitchen scraps. No toxic pesticides are used on their orchards or gardens, keeping the property as chemical free and sustainable as possible.
Fore more information check out the Possum Creek Eco Lodge website.