The SpaceThis is a fully furnished and equipped, holiday home on 10 privates acres within Eaglereach Wilderness Park which is a 1000 acre bushland resort on top of Mt George.
A bottle of sparkling white wine, chocolates, breakfast cereals, tea and coffee are provided with each stay, as are clean linen, bedding and towels. Guests have free use of Foxtel pay television, WiFi internet and mobile phone.
On the ground floor, there is a bright living room with three sofas (one being a sofa bed), a TV, reverse cycle air conditioner, and a slow combustion wood heater. French doors lead onto the veranda which has armchairs, a breakfast table and chairs. This leads to the luxury spa which seats 4-5 people. Downstairs there is also is an oval dining table seating 6-8, plus a large desk for computer use. The fully equipped kitchen leads to a back veranda, gas BBQ, rain tanks and paths to the forest walks. There is a modern bathroom downstairs, plus a laundry with maching machine and second toilet.
Upstairs, the main bedroom has a queen bed, a large sofa and desk area, and air conditioning. The second and third bedrooms each have a double bed. All have electric blankets. The walk-through bedroom also has two armchairs.
The front and back verandas lead to the luxury, heated spa which is surrounded by a gazebo, with its spectacular views in all weathers of the Barrington Tops and Paterson valley.
At the front of the house is a picnic garden setting, open barbeque and parking for 3-4 cars. Guest AccessGuests have access to the whole house, except for a store cupboard under the stairs and a store room for tools. Guests must respect the facilities such as spa and BBQ. Washing off make-up/tanning lotions before a spa is important, or the filters clog up. Cleaning off excess food and fat after cooking on the BBQ is also necessary and hygenic; use a wet cloth while the BBQ is still hot.
Smoking is NOT permitted inside the house; however ashtrays on the veranda and picnic area are provided. Guests are asked to use them and not litter the gravel paths around the house.
A fire is set inside for guests in winter; extra firewood is in the wood shed. The outside fireplace near the picnic area is for kindle only; chopped firewood is hard to burn and expensive, so guests should gather wood from the surrounding paths and forest floor. Fire restrictions vary; in warm or hot weather outside fires are usually forbidden. Interaction with GuestsGuests should ring the agent Eugene Hempel, or the owners Joanna and Joachim Hempel if there are any problems. If the guest's phone does not work in this remote area, there is a mobile phone in the bottom drawer in the kitchen. The NeighborhoodThe property is 2.5 hours north of Sydney, conveniently located 12km from Vacy, 45km north of Maitland, near wineries which are close to the historic towns of Paterson and Gresford.
In addition to the many games held in the chest at Wallaby Leap, guests have free use of the resort's tennis court, walking trails, games room with table tennis and pool, swimming pool, outdoor fitness centre, children's playground, fishing ponds, picnic areas, swimming lagoon and 4WD tracks. Guests may dine in, or use use the resort's gas barbeques or visit local restaurants. Eaglereach has a fine restaurant, but bookings are essential. See our Information Sheet for details about local attractions.
There is a wide variety of flora and fauna at Eaglereach, with lush rainforest on one side and ancient trees and cliffs on the other. Wildlife abounds at Wallaby Leap and on the mountain, with kangaroos, wallabies, possums, goannas, king parrots, kookaburras and eagles. We have even had an echidna visit Wallaby Leap's back veranda. Getting AroundWallaby Leap is only reached by car. There is parking for 3-4 cars close to the house, and a dirt drive skirting the lower front lawn can accommodate more cars. There is much to see in the region: an afternoon drive through beautiful country will get you to one of the fine wineries or olive groves; a day-long visit to the Barrington Tops will allow you to see more rugged and spectacular country. See our brochures at Wallaby Leap for details. Other Things to NotePenalties for damage or leaving the lodge or spa in an abnormally dirty state will apply.
Surcharges apply during peak periods. Discounts are available for last minute bookings and bookings that fill or partially fill gaps in the calendar.