Glenmack park has a variety of accomodation. We staying in an ensuite cabin with A/C. They are very basic with 1970s decor, but the bed was new and comfy and the shower was hot, so its all I really need. It was June so it was really cold the aircon is reverse cycle so the heating went on in the afternoon and stayed on til morning.
If you have kids there are bunk beds which I am sure they would think was great fun.
Photo 1: View from Donaries B&B
Photo 2: Our room and facilities
Photo 3: The “Audrey Hepburn Room”
Photo 4: Afternoon drinks and canapes
Photo 5: Breakfast awaits!
Donaries B&B is owned by Don and Marie (add the names and you get .... I didn't catch on for a while either).The setting is idyllic, surrounded by extensive pastures grazed by some of the fattest and most contented horses and Jersey cows I've ever seen, large trees scattered around and, in the distance, the looming escarpments of the Budawang Range that surround the valley.
We were welcomed by Marie who showed us our comfortable room (with Audrey Hepburn theme) and spacious ensuite with spa bath: the B&B is in a large refurbished farmhouse with some of the shiniest polished floors I’ve ever seen! On arrival we dropped our bags and went off to inspect Kangaroo Valley’s main street, receiving afternoon drinks and delicious canapes on our return. After a chat with Marie (we never did meet Don, he was away at meetings about the bushfire), we headed back into town for dinner – and, on our return, received coffee, port and chocolates. Yum!
Next morning Marie prepared a breakfast fit for royalty. The openers were cereals, fruit and juices, with toast, jam and vegemite available. Pauline had scrambled eggs, I had eggs benedict sitting on toast and salmon and topped with caviar! This was starting to feel like an eating marathon, but it was so good we managed to rise to the occasion and scoffed the lot! The coffee and tea to wash it down was equally good.
Were we satisfied? If you have any doubt, re-read the comments above! Donaries advertises itself as “Luxury Bed & Breakfast” and that sounds a pretty good description to me. It certainly has our full recommendation. One suggestion though: maybe stay longer than we did and take in some of the National Park walks.
NB. The price quoted below is "per room", not "per person" - it is slightly higher on weekends. I also have quoted it in $A, because varying exchange rates make anything else meaningless.
Bendeela pondage was like a kind of grassy reserve, used for picnickers but also allowed for camping. There was just a simple toilet block (and a smelly one at that) but the surroundings were so nice and peaceful that we hardly minded.
the surroundings were all green and grassy, and below us down a slope there was a bit of a treeline (from which wombats later emerged, and next morning Kangaroos as well) and below that a bit of a river.
The best part about the camping was that it was completely free of charge.
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