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Toms Creek Retreat

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Please note that this guide was last updated quite a few years ago (2006), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Margaret and Stewart Williams
223 Toms Creek Road, Ellenborough, New South Wales

Tel: + 61 (0)2-6587-4313
Cell: + 61 (0)412-199-484
Fax: + 61 (0)2-6587-4313

Toms Creek Retreat sits on top of a spur that juts out into the lush greenery of the Hastings Valley, near the Oxley Highway. It has a remarkable position, with the land dropping away on three sides, eucalypts and rainforest all around.....

.... Just as I arrived the mist lifted, in suspiciously timely fashion, off the surrounding hills - I looked for the button in Margaret’s hand. The rosellas kept on nibbling on the lawn meanwhile; they had clearly seen such displays before. The Williamses serve up a very relaxed, ecologically-friendly experience at Toms Creek Retreat. The bottom of the property borders the Ellenborough River, where there is fishing, swimming and platypus-searching. And there are walking trails slashed through the 160 acres; you can walk up to the top of the nearby mountain if indolence is not your thing. The three cottages are very private and perched on the hillside looking down through the trees. With high ceilings they are roomy and light, with kitchens, music systems, TVs, videos, books and board games to keep you amused. Margaret and Stewart bought the property from a wood-carver (check out the dining chalet) at the beginning of this year. They’re a very friendly couple – big grins and warm handshakes – who can provide meals (if wanted) and charm (no choice) in large quantities. Wallabies, echidnas, possums and more than 50 bird species.

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Rooms: 3 cottages: all have queens with en-suite bath/shower, plus double futons in lounge; one has bunks as well.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast $10 p.p. - either hamper provided or cooked and served in dining chalet. Dinner: $30 p.p for 2 courses, $40 for 3 courses.
Directions: Turn west off the Pacific Hwy near Port Macquarie. Head along Oxley Hwy to Ellenborough. Left in Ellenborough (signed Toms Creek). 2km takes you to the retreat.

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