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KamerbeschrijvingenWilderness Retreat Tent
Gaskachel, koelkastje, koffie- en theezetfaciliteiten, ensuite badkamer, veranda met zitje.
Gelegen in het Wilsons Promontory National Park, op 200 km van Melbourne.
- Gemeenschappelijke keuken
- Diverse tourmogelijkheden
Op het meest zuidelijke puntje van het vasteland van Australië ligt Wilsons Promontory, een nationaal park op een schiereiland. U geniet hier van het schitterende uitzicht op de granieten rotsen langs de ruige kustlijn. Het landschap hier is erg divers: vanuit het regenwoud loopt u zo de uitgestrekte brede zandstranden op.
"Glamping in bushland, really exciting!"
Oh I had the best fun here! It is quite posh (quite expensive!) camping but with great facilities like hot water, your own loo and shower and a proper bed and fridge! And it still felt like camping!! There is parking very near the tents but not at your tent. This is great because you get more of a sense of being a bit removed from hustle and bustle. The tents are spacious, not set too close together and when I sat on my deck there was a view of trees, bush and beautiful birds and nothing else. Wallabies move through past the tents.....but at great speed. Its easy to cook because there are excellent communal cooking tents, BBQs and tables. Plenty of crockery etc and all scrupulously clean. I chose to self cater but you can eat fast food at the cafe in Tidal River. There is a small general store at Tidal River but if they haven't got what you want that's tough! So stock up before you enter the National Park would be my advice. Its quite a drive down through beautiful bushland to Tidal River which is really only the Ranger Centre, toilets and loos for 'real' campers and a cafe and general store. The river is absolutely beautiful, as are the other beaches round about. This is a wonderful National Park with lots of trails of differing lengths and difficulty. I took a hike over to Squeaky Beach which (as a beach lover) filled me with joy! White squeaky sand and turquoise water.......bliss. It was peak holiday time when I was there but it was easy to find secluded spots and be the only person on a trail or beach....a wonderful retreat with a glorious sense of space and conserved bushland. I loved being in my tent with its comforts and very much enjoyed the feeling of being a bit more in touch with the outdoors than normal life allows.
"Outstanding Camping Holiday"
We were very fortunate to get 4 nights here at the last minute - big pitches, good facilities, but most importantly a superb location. The river and beaches great for the kids, not to mention the walking, and even the top of Mt Oberon for the adults. Only downside for me was that biking which was restricted to the main road.
We stayed at Tidal River for a single night, the tent was well equipped and included Anne suite as well as a fridge. Nearby was a fully equipped kitchen tent which provided all the cutlery and crockery we needed. The position of the Wilderness Retreat tents is sufficiently isolated within the campsite that noise was not an issue from other campers. Although expensive this is a 'must try' way of camping.
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.
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