March 18, 2013
Yallingup Accommodation – Yallingup Rainforest Resort
A short walk from the Indian Ocean, surrounded by vast swathes of temperate forest, the idyllic Yallingup Forest Resort lies in the southern corner of Western Australia. This premier Yallingup accommodation option is also positioned near caves, pristine beaches and the numerous wineries of the Margaret River region.
The forest surrounding the resort hosts over 140 species of native plants and wildflowers, which attract numerous birds, kangaroos, native possums and bandicoots. There’s also a brewery and two art galleries a stone’s throw away, while there’s also an onsite swimming pool, tennis court and a barbeque.
There’s a children’s playground at the resort, a “spring free” trampoline, and a petting area where affectionate youngsters (and oldsters) can nuzzle with the pet bunny rabbit. Then there’s several bushwalks, including one leading from the property to Yallingup beach, a distance of three kilometres, while there’s a day spa within easy walking distance.
As it’s situated within ancient rainforest, this Yallingup accommodation resort has made every effort to intergrate with its surroundings. Firstly, it’s certified by Ecotourism Australia, which means it adheres to a number of environmental practices such as recycling and using chemical-free cleaning products. Furthermore, the resort utilises shuttle bus transport and local products and businesses whenever possible.
Rooms at the resort, called chalets, cater for couples and up to ten people, however those catering for two are the most common. Each chalet is typically equipped with a queen sized bed, two twins and a fold-out, while they come with a wrap-around verandah for optimal rainforest immersion.
The resort’s four-bedroom chalets are perfect for large parties, or for those requiring ample space with plenary seclusion. Made up from two adjoining two bedroom chalets, each which are private with their own verandah, these are joined by interconnected doors. Such a combination essentially results in a four bedroom home with two kitchens, two bathrooms and two lounges – a perfect place to stow the kids without them being too far away.
Nearby Yallingup is a gorgeous little town perched on one of the finest beaches in W.A, if not the world. And if you’re after more exploratory options, this Yallingup accommodation option is a short drive from Margaret River, where you’ll find more beaches, world class wineries, walking trails and boutique shops. Nearby Geographe Bay is also a prime spot for viewing the southern humpback migration from September through to December.
For more info on this invigorating forest hideaway, take a look at the Yallingup Rainforest Resort website.