Ultratravel Australia

Ultratravel Australia

There is really only one way to arrive here: 20 minutes by seaplane from Sydney's Rose Bay, flying north over celeb-magnet Palm Beach. Then it's just a few minutes' rumble up a steep lane until you are greeted by Gavi, an indigenous local, next to a large boulder featuring indigenous carvings where Gavi "welcomes you to Country" with a dab of ochre.

Sitting atop a wooded hill overlooking a distant sparkling bay having only recently opened after the original building was destroyed by fire in 2012. From the ashes emerged a new stellar view to the bay that makes this retreat one to beat. All four secluded one-bedroom pavilion can be booked together. Top pick, and the largest, is called The Retreat, located within the lodge itself. The rest are located just a few minutes apart through gnarly angophora woods. While each pavilion has its own heated plunge pool, the main pool, where guests can hang over the edge on a warm night and stare into oblivion as the heat and eucalypt frangrances drift up the hill, is the most inviting. The use of natural and reclaimed materials allows the main residence to blend into the shady hill. Read more...


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