Escape from the rat race! Get right away from the pressures and stress of modern life. Nurture yourself with Nature. Breathe in the clean country air, amaze yourself with the enormity of the heavens as you stargaze at night. Sit and fish or just wait for the platypus. Walk in the bush and look for koalas. Listen to the burble of the ever flowing river. Swim in pristine waters, kayak the 4 kilometres of river, marvelling at the wildlife. Restore your soul with home cooked organic food in a true oasis. Cuddle the animals or just view from a distance - the choice is yours.
Avalon River Retreat is a world away from care. A place to rest and restore body, mind and soul. For singles seeking space, couples looking for a place to love and be, or families wanting to share the wonders of the natural world with their children. Avalon will reconnect you to the land, the circle and cycles of life, the miracle of Mother Nature and recalibrate your place in the infinitessimal scheme of things.
Your accommodation is a one bedroom cedar cottage (with additional single mattress), overlooking the main river flat where the alpacas and brumbies spend most of their time. Close enough to the farm house to come and enjoy feeding times (350m) but far enough away to enjoy the peace of a world of your own. Perched on a hillside, The Tree House has panoramic views of The Milky Way and beyond - leave the curtains open and drift off to sleep under star spangled skies.
Polished timber floors from the local mill, camphor laurel bench top, cedar windows , fence paling coffee table and antique pine blanket box, give The Tree House its name - this is a wooden wonderland which soothes your tired mind and feeds your weary soul.
Choose to self cater or let us nurture you with traditional farm food. Breakfast on homemade organic muesli, fresh farm milk and home made yoghurt. Add some honey from our bees and you are ready for the day!
For supper BBQ our steer steaks or sausages, lamb, pork or goat (in season). Pick a salad from the veggie patch or feast on our home grown and handmade hearty soul food - taste the difference!
As in life, at Avalon the choice is always yours. Come back to your heart, reconnect with your soul, ground yourself in this beautiful place and return, refreshed, to your reality.
400 acres and 4 kilometres of river frontage
Avalon comprises 400 acres of rolling pasture, pristine rainforest and pasture. Adjoining State Forest means that our nearest neighbour is 4 kilometres away - feel your soul soar at the space and freedom. Our Platypus population is extraordinary and testament to the crystal clear waters - approximately one Platypus every 50 metres. Take the time to sit patiently and wait for the platypus to pop up. Koalas are rarer and more tricky to spot - but they are there so keep looking up! Plenty of goannas, wallabies, water dragons, Bass, turtles, frogs, parrots of all shapes and sizes, wedge tailed and sea eagles, so bring a camera and binoculars if you have them.
Admire the native species and get up close and personal with the domesticated farm animals. Hand feed the alpacas, cuddle Daisy the cow, get to know the horses, scratch a sow, feed the ducks and chooks and fill up on their delicious eggs.