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Over Wilderness Retreats
Terwijl u ontwaakt bent u omgeven door de geluiden en geuren van de natuur... Is dat geen heerlijk idee? Tijdens een verblijf in dit Wilderness Retreat hoort het er allemaal bij. Gelegen in het Wilsons Promontory National park biedt het volop natuur en rust. De aanwezige tenten bieden u daarnaast alle benodigde faciliteiten. Zo beschikt elke tent over een kleine koelkast, ensuite badkamer, koffie- en theezetfaciliteiten en een heerlijke veranda. Koken doet u 's avonds zelf in de, goed uitgeruste, gemeenschappelijke keuken.
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KamerbeschrijvingenWilderness Retreat Tent
Verwarming, tafel met stoelen, koelkastje, koffie- en theezetfaciliteiten, compleet ingerichte badkamer, terras.
Gelegen in het Wilsons Promontory National Park, op 200km van Melbourne.
• Openbare keuken
• Verschillende tour mogelijkheden.
Wandelt u graag in de wilde natuur? Dan is een bezoek aan de staat Victoria tijdens uw rondreis Australië een must.
Just took my overseas visitors to see Wilson Promontory and as treat of the day supposed to be staying at Wilderness Retreat. Reading about those tents beforehand, we were exited and ready to pay top dollar. What was outcome? Out of all the places we stayed in 2 week roadtrip, Wilderness retreat was only one which did not live up expectations. To pay $ 340 + for the night and get cobwebbs, dirty glasses and in fridge some liquid left behind in weird glass bottle? Also, as we clearly paid for the 3 people, unfortunately there was only 2 wineglasses, 2 coffemugs and 2 spoons. We did not get on hold of communal kitchen as all what was advised was barbeque, so we faced comic situation where we did not have any cutlery or plates, but meat, BBQ and ... bare hands. My friends did not want me to make any fuss about thing, so we just quietly dug pocketknife out from backpack and got dinner done and ate meat with hands. Is it really RETREAT what we were after? Next time I rather would go to common camping area and enjoy all those vombats around us, than paying price for luxury, which is not there. Also, there were not any wildlife around those retreat tents, apart of 1 wallaby, all bush too cleaned up.
"Spacious, comfortable, peaceful, relaxing"
We spent several nights here during school holidays, and were very pleasantly surprised by the peaceful surroundings during a potentially unpeaceful time! There are only four tents (plus kitchen tent) set in a quiet area away from the main camping area, and near to the glorious beach. They are well spaced to ensure a degree of privacy. Tents are quite large, canvas walls over a timber floor half a metre or so above ground, and with a tarpaulin and shade cloth, none of the usual camping worries about wet walls and floors during rainy weather. There are ample windows for light and ventilation, and a screened front door which could also be left open on hot nights for good air weather was quite cool when we stayed and we found the gas heater very effective at warming the tent. There are a few steps up to a timber deck with a table and two chairs, then inside the front door to a living area with another table and two chairs, a futon (just wide enough for 2 people to sit), and a small bar fridge/freezer with kettle etc. Behind this area is the bedroom, which can be closed off if wanted with a flap, and a very comfortable queen bed and blanket box with spare bedding. There is a trundle bed under the main bed, so using this as well as the futon, the tent could sleep 4. Behind the bedroom was a bathroom with toilet, basin and good water pressure for a nice hot shower! Communal cooking facilities are in a separate tent, with a large fridge/freezer, a gas cooktop, a microwave oven, 2 sinks and plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. The kitchen has 2 tables and chairs, and there are 2 more outside in the outdoor BBQ area with 2 hot plates. We found this arrangement worked well with the several groups staying at the same time, providing people don't spread out their cooking stuff too much! We really enjoyed our stay here, and the only improvement I could suggest is maybe a set of shelves to store clothes etc (staying for more than one night I like to unpack a bit), and maybe a small side table near the futon. The tents are quite expensive and I'm not sure they represent great value for money (the only reason for my 4 star rating rather than 5) but I would certainly recommend them for anyone wanting a close-to-nature experience in the beautiful Wilsons Promontory National Park.
Lovely luxury tents. We did visit in the low season so it was fairly quiet but I imagine over the summer the surrounding campsites would be very busy and loud. Comprehensive cooking facilities in cooking tent. Heating worked well in personal tent. Watch out though, the kookaburras are feisty and will attempt to punch meat straight off the bbq! Too many visitors must have fed them.
The Prom., as Aussies we spoke to refer to it, was unique (in a good way). My wife & I are usually more comfortable in a hotel than a tent, even a fully equipped tent. By staying in a 'Retreat' tent, we were able to enjoy Tidal River and it's setting more fully. The wildlife possibilities the Prom offers is good given the numerous walks available. We even came across a wombat whilst on the walk down to Squeaky Beach; so a unique location for sure. Tip; 1. bring your own food & drink 2. arrive before 16:00; we arrived at 15:55, no one had told us the Visitor Centre also acts as the accommodation reception desk i.e. for key pick up. So luckily we were just in time, but not a great start if closed. They do post info on a notice board but how would one know to look there? We didn't.
"Simply too expensive now"
We live in Melbourne, and we love 'The Prom'. We've been many times over the years, and there's no doubt it's a spectacular place. But the recent price hike from $30 to $60 for one night on a unpowered site is a step too far. It was already expensive enough, but $60!? For camping!? It's a rip-off. So sad.
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