One of the main things that led me to this property for our little getaway, was that it was pet friendly... And at this time, Nola was just a 9 month old (very clingy) pup, so we really wanted to take her with us. Then after seeing some pictures and reading about the macadamia farm and the kangaroos hopping by, I looked no further and booked it!
Our first holiday with Nola, and within 1.5 hours we had stopped 3 times for carsick vomits! Poor thing, she's actually so good in the car, for such a naughty pup! Since then we've travelled with her long distances and she's been fine. I'm happy to report, no more vom's.
The drive down to Hungry Head is just under 4 hours from our place (it's about 20 minutes from Coffs Harbour). Hubby and I have been on some pretty big road trips, so 4 hours for us is nothing.
Upon arriving, if you're anything like me and obsessed with cacti, that's one of the first things you'll notice. Beautiful cacti everywhere in the gardens surrounding the house. Then you'll notice the kangaroos skipping past! They're always around, its so lovely. Although, Nola wanted to chase them all the time so we had to keep her on the lead. Then, just metres from the house is the macadamia orchid. So pretty and moody. We wandered around under the blanket of trees just taking it all in, picking nuts and marvelling at the beauty. There's also kangaroos hopping through here all the time too.
For me, the best part of the house was the outdoor shower and bath. I think I took 5 or 6 baths in the 3 days we were there! Looking out to the trees was just so relaxing and beautiful. The indoor bath was amazing too! Brendan even had a couple of baths while we were there and he's not really even a bath kinda guy!
There's also hen's laying fresh eggs which you're welcome to collect, which I found very exciting! I can't remember the names of all the hens but from memory I think they all started with the letter H, and were very old school names which made me giggle. Very cute.
Harriet, the host (I'm just clicking as to why the Hen's may have had the 'H' names! Lol) is super lovely and has thought of everything. She made everything so easy and I found myself texting back and forth with her chatting about decor and other things!
Take your pick of beautiful beaches nearby, we ventured to Valla Beach which always has millions of the most amazing shells washed up on the shore. Well, every time I've been there it has. We also went to The Promised Land and took a FREEZING cold dip in Never Never Creek. Just the name alone had me intrigued. It sounds like a fairytale, and it pretty much is. A winding creek with flowing crystal clear blue water that shines like diamonds. (I'll be including info about it in the explore tab shortly).
The drive out there is so scenic and on the way we stopped at picturesque little organic market stalls and stocked up on produce, honey and other decadent sauces and chocolates made by locals. The tub of honey we bought was so big, that we're still using it 6 months later!
We definitely have plans to go back here, hopefully next time with the fam (it sleeps quite a few people). If you're looking for more info, or to book, click here and it will take you to the Airbnb page where there's more pictures and information.
And if you do venture to this tranquil paradise, please have a long soak int he outdoor bath for me!