A nature lovers' and bird watchers' paradise only 15 minutes North of Mackay, in Tropical North Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
Just 1 km from the Bruce Highway brings you to your very own, quiet and private cottage in the rainforest.
Wake up to the call of Kookaburras, or the scratching of Scrub Turkeys or the shy echidna, amongst the leaf litter under the rainforest canopy outside your bedroom window. Walk outside and startle the Wallabies grazing on the lush green lawn of your own private cottage, nestled in natural rainforest on a private property which borders The Leap National Park.
All linen and towels are supplied in the simply furnished, self contained cottage.
Wallaby cottage has one large bedroom containing a queen bed with side table/drawers, a double sofa bed, wardrobe, desk and chair.
The ensuite bathroom has a shower, vanity unit and toilet.
The living/dining room contains a leather 3 seater lounge and a single recliner chair, coffee table, T.V and DVD player and the kitchenette is equipped with a dining table with 4 chairs, microwave, bar fridge, small sink, kettle, toaster, electric frypan, cutlery and crockery.
Parking is under cover and adjoins the cottage, especially convenient in our wet season.
And there is a washing machine for guest's personal use.
Visitors can take a leisurely 15 minute stroll to the local gallery, (That Sapphire Place), the historic Leap Hotel or Yakapari Country Crafts.
That Sapphire Place allows visitors to observe the rare, expert skill of resident Commercial Gem Cutter, Peter Harrington in his Workshop situated inside the free entry gallery. That Sapphire Place boasts the finest quality collection, of rare and precious sapphires of all colours on the Queensland coast. (That Sapphire Place is open WED - SAT from 10am to 4pm).
Adjacent to the gallery is the historic Leap Hotel (Built 1886), custodians of the famous statue of Kowaha, 'Legend of The Leap', learn her story over a drink with the locals at the main bar, or enjoy a meal in the lounge. Lunches available MON - SAT (12 - 2), Dinners available MON - SAT (6 - 8). The Sunday afternoon music session and BBQ lunch on the breezy, open verandah is very popular with locals and visitors alike!
Yakapari Country Crafts is located next to That Sapphire Place on Westlake Drive and is a community project art and craft shop featuring locally made handcrafted items and a cafe. Open 7 days from 9:30am to 2:30pm.
Other local attractions include:
Organic and Natural Store - Distance: 2.5km
Address: 60 Yakapari - Seaforth Road, The Leap
(Enjoy organic tea, coffee, cakes and pastries on our verandah, surrounded by a lush tropical garden. Browse our extensive range of organic fresh fruit & veg, meats, wholefoods, bodycare and gifts. Open TUES - FRI 8:30am - 6pm, SAT 8:30 - 5pm.)
The Old Station Teahouse - Distance: 20 minute drive
Address: 231 Cape Hillsborough Rd, Cape Hillsborough.
(Devonshire Teas in historic local railway station, light lunches daily, Open 7 days).
Cape Hillsborough National Park - Distance: 25 minute drive
Address: Cape Hillsborough Rd, Cape Hillsborough.
(Coastal National Park with numerous walking tracks through varied eco systems, including mangrove swamp, tropical rainforest and coastal vistas of the Whitsunday Islands. Public Facilities include Picnic tables, BBQ, boat ramp and toilets.)
Quiet and safe neighborhood (all local traffic, no through roads) with plenty of wildlife......especially wallabys!