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After spending about a week in Sydney, my sister and I rented a car and made the trip to Bombah Point Eco Cottages, about three and a half hours north of Sydney, and about an hour north of Newcastle. Although we were having a good time in Sydney, we were ready to experience a different side of Australia, and I think glamping was a great way to do that.
When we arrived at Bombah Point, we were in awe of the gorgeous cottage we would call home for the next couple days. As soon as we drove up to reception, we were warmly greeted by the owners of the property, as well as their cute little pup. We were given a tour and a rundown of the grounds before we were left to settle in. Exhausted from the drive, we opted for a movie night. The game room that is located next to the pool had tons of great movies–new and classic–to choose from. We went with Star Wars and popped some bubbly, which was part of the lovely Eco Lovers package provided by Bombah Point.
In total there are 6 cottages, all located on the wildlife reserve. There are hiking trails, kayaking, a chicken coop, and beautiful gardens where guests are welcome to pick greens, fruits, veggies, and herbs. We pulled some lettuce, kale, spinach, and spring onions for a deliciously fresh salad. It was incredible! You can even feed the chickens, or chooks as they called them at Bombah, who will leave you an egg in return for your table scraps. Another cool thing about this place is that the electricity is run by solar panels, which I absolutely loved. Eco-sustainability combined with luxury is what I’m all about – and Bombah Point does it oh so well.
Although we didn’t see any kangaroos or koalas on the grounds, we did see and hear lots of beautiful birds. And on a trip to the grocery store in a little town about 20 minutes away, we spotted two kangaroos hopping through a field and then eventually crossing the road in front of us! It was really very cool to see them in the wild like that. If I could do it again, I’d stay at Bombah for more than two nights. It was just so lovely!