Bombah Point Eco Cottages

We’re now well and truly on the home stretch at week 32. As I was too far along to fly this year, we weren’t able to jet-set overseas in our usual wedding anniversary celebratory style, but what a gem I ended up finding!

Bombah Point Eco Cottages is just a three hour drive from Sydney and it ticks all the boxes:

  • Family-friendly in that it’s not an adult-only retreat (to think we used to search for the opposite )
  • Accommodates 5 – 7 people per cottage easily
  • Access to a gorgeous organic garden for fresh herbs, fruits and veggies plus fresh eggs from chooks every morning!
  • Fully equipped kitchen so you don’t need to leave the retreat at all if you didn’t want to
  • Complete privacy as each cottage is well distanced so any nighttime crying won’t disturb any neighbouring rooms
Complimentary chocolate brownies to go with your coffee (there's an espresso machine in the common area)
Complimentary chocolate brownies to go with your coffee (there’s an espresso machine in the common area)
Local produce available for sale
Herbs, fruits and veggies fresh from the garden
Chooks are fed food scraps and supply a bounty of fresh eggs
The veggie garden
Collecting eggs for brekky
Harvesting some fresh silverbeet and spinach for brekky
Our private oasis
The loft upstairs has two single beds and a sofabed
Logs for the fireplace
Enormous wrap-around balcony and BBQ
Fully equipped gourmet kitchen
Bedroom daybed
The eco lodges are self-sustainable with these solar panels
The property glows at sunset
The fruit orchard
Me picking fresh pink grapefruit
The veggie garden haul – parsley, lemongrass, peppers, lemon, pink grapefruit, rosemary, kaffir lime leaves, kumquats
A real fireplace!
The freshest orange & fennel salad (all made with produce from the on-site organic garden) plus we BBQ’ed a few things we picked up at the local seafood co-op at Forster
Cheers
The resident turkey
Not sure it’ll ever be this quiet and peaceful again once the little one arrives! Enjoying the hammock life while we can!
The spa
Exploring one of the many National Park site tracks

I’m not sure how baby-proof the cottage is given there’s a real fireplace which Zen had the challenge of getting started every morning, but I can definitely see myself swinging on the hammock with a baby on my lap, enjoying the fresh forest breeze… I can visualise the joy a toddler would have from getting their hands dirty harvesting their own spinach or collecting their own hens eggs. It’ll be real sensory play.

Depending on the time of year, wildlife such as dolphins and whales migrating are also just an hour’s drive away near Bennett’s Beach, Jimmy’s Beach, Port Stephens or Forster. But you needn’t to go far as on-site there are some great bush walks, a games room with books, mags, puzzles, toys and DVDs, swimming pool and even kayaking.

Little touches such as an honesty system for a well-stocked pantry and freezer, and the constant supply of complimentary moreish chocolate brownies in the kitchen to go with a proper coffee is what sets this eco-luxury retreat a mark above the rest. That’s not to even mention the stunning National Park landscape – views of kangaroos and wallabies grazing on the property at sunset – and an appreciation of the eco-initiatives. I love that the property is self-sufficient with its solar panels, its use of both rainwater and bore water and their strong emphasis on recycling with food waste being fed to chickens in exchange for eggs.

We’ll definitely be back, either as a family getaway with the extended family or just with the three of us.

WHERE

Bombah Point Eco Cottages
949 Bombah Point Road, Bombah Point, NSW, Australia
Phone: +61 (2) 4997 4401
Website: bombah.com.au

COST

Mid-week (Monday – Thursday) $275 per night for 1 -2 guests

Weekends (Friday – Sunday) $325 per night for 1 -2 guests

$50 extra per additional adult

$35 extra per additional child

Hampers are also available. 

GETTING THERE

Bombah Point Eco Cottages is located in the Myall Lakes National Park between the towns of Seal Rocks, Hawks Best and Buladelah. Take the Buladelah exit from the National Highway. Note: The drive will include a mix of dirt and sealed roads. 

This post originally appeared on Mama Has Got This, and has been republished with full permission.

Author

  • Jen is the mama of the On The Slow Lane family. She is an accidental over-achiever and a reformed workaholic. Jen was formerly an online marketing agency owner for 11 years and was also the founder of I Ate My Way Through, an award-winning food & travel blog and food tours/events company. After what feels like a lifetime of unconscious over-consumption, she transitioned to being vegan almost four years ago and has been trying to live more mindfully and consciously since.

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