We spent an amazing two nights, 19-20 January 2011, at this wonderful eco-friendly conservation sanctuary. The enclosed area with wire fencing which kept all the free roaming animals within the very large compound has about 5 chalets, a mix of 1- bedroom and 2-bedrooms. Each chalet is named after an Australian native tree. Suitable for family or a romantic couple getaway. The largest chalet can accomodate 6 people. This sanctuary is located about 25km north of the Margaret River township.
We arrived at about 5.30pm at the office and received a very warm welcome from Joy together with a freshly baked large loaf of bread hot from the oven. We were told that the animals would come by to our chalet soon once they smell food. We came well prepared with carrots, apples and pears to feed the animals.
The main highlight of our stay is to come up close with the kangaroos, woylies, bandicoots, wallabies... and we did just that...feeding them off from our hands! It was indeed a wonderful and great experience. It is like staying in a zoo, and almost felt like in a safari. Every morning and evening, the animals would come to our chalet. The kangaroos will scratch on our glass door for more food. The bandicoots comes by from the roof of our chalet. The parrots come during day. On the top of refridgerator of each chlaet, you will find small portion of animal / bird feed placed in a container with descriptions as to which food is for which animals.
The chalet we stayed is very clean, well-maintained and well-equipped with almost everything for one's stay...even with a BBQ stove. You are also encouraged to seperate your trash accordingly into the different bins for proper disposal. Each chalet is sited far enough within the large compound to protect each occupant's privacy. There is milk, cereal, butter, eggs and jam provided.
Time went by so quickly during our short stay... we love the wildlife... we love the tranquil natural surrounding... we will come back to stay when we visit the Margaret River region next time...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Found just 15 mins from Margaret River, Busselton & Dunsborough, set in one of the State's few private, fully eco-certified 100ac conservation sanctuaries. Here friendly native fauna visits your doorstep, wildflowers flourish and enjoy the meandering walktrails through the bushland. The perfect setting for romantics, couples travelling together & families plus visiting nature enthusiasts. Offering fully self-contained chalets, with private 6 person "spas under the stars". Set in 100acs offering peace & privacy and to provide a sense of escaping back the very essence of the natural bush.A welcome food package for your arrival day contains, freshly baked bread, small fresh milk, butter, free range eggs, local paper & maps. Plus special feed for the friendly wildlife.Plus special packages, day spa treatments, even a Private Chef option. ... more less
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