Having negotiated a frighteningly narrow unsealed bush track we decided to cut our losses and find other accommodation. At the bottom of the access track are must read notices about how to drive up this terrible track! We should have left then. The accommodation is shabby and run down. We paid over $200 per night and expected the accommodation to be sewered and that we would not have to boil the water to be safe. Even with a four wheel drive the access track is unsafe narrow and rough. Don't risk it !
Comment from Hotel Management
17-Feb-2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Interesting that your perception is so differently from the vast majority of our visitors. We understand that an eco responsible nature experience does not suit everyone. Our 167 four and five star reviews are from people who seek nature, peace and quiet and chemical free lifestyle, in a carbon positive forest setting. These people love it here. People who prefer city locations, chemical water treatments and highway access often give us one or two star reviews.
We live up to our name as a bush retreat
- Our road is NOT dangerous. Only driver behavior creates danger. As in all road situations, danger is eliminated by driving to the conditions. In our case, we recommend 1st gear, 20kmh. Our 4km of winding gravel road means there is no noise from passing traffic. Our own car is a small, front wheel drive, Hyundai Getz.
- Our water supply comes from natural sources, predominantly rooftop catchment. Although each cabin has a water filter that the manufacturers state removes 99.9% of all known microbes, regulations require us to advise guests that this natural water might not be totally sterile.
- Our composting toilets do have a fan that ensures constant flow of air from the house, down the toilet and away. However occasionally guests cook extremely smelly food and this smell permeates the curtains, furnishings etc for a few days. I think you might be mistaking food smells but blaming the toilet. This is an issue occasionally experienced by all accommodations that allow cooking.
Thanks for your review. It might help people who are not seeking a nature experience to instead choose city centre accommodation that better suits them.