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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.

Fiona and Wolf Wolfgarten
Tumblong, New South Wales

Tel: + 61 (0)2-6944-7571
Cell: + 61 (0)408-220-743
Fax: + 61 (0)2-6944-7552

Here is one of the best reasons for you to have bought this book. A few hundred miles and ten cattle grids will eventually see you drawing up an avenue of English elms (a rare sight if you happen to be English) to an oasis of tall palm trees.....

.... I arrived at the hottest hour on the hottest day for ten years (46 degrees on the verandah!) and we literally had to dive into the air-conditioning (this is not typical I should point out). Fiona represents the fifth generation of her family to live in the 1840s homestead. It is a wonderful house of marble, mirror and wood with a ‘breeze-way’ of ornamental grape and wisteria, a full-size billiard room, a family graveyard, an original settler’s hut, pressed metal ceilings, old sash windows, a collection of modern art, a National Trust garden… and, outside, a delicious-looking swimming pool. You are welcomed as proper house guests, everyone dining together. If you are very lucky, Fiona will organise a silver service dinner down on the banks of the Murrumbidgee, which flows through the property. By day you can lounge by the pool, walk in the garden or down by the river, visit the cattle and sheep farm with Wolf, take books from shelves, play music, tennis or snooker. If it helps, Barbara Streisand loved her time at Yabtree. Another one of those places where I can almost hear you thanking me already!





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Symbols: No Smoking    Off-street Parking    No Credit Cards Accepted    Working Farm    Meals Can Be Provided    Swimming in Pool/Sea/River    Good Hiking or Walking    
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Rooms: 3: 1 unit with 2 doubles with en-suite showers and a twin with private shower; 2 doubles in house sharing shower; can accommodate up to 10 friends.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast and dinner included (pre-dinner nibbles, 3 courses with drinks).
Directions: From the Hume Highway going north 15km north of Tarcutta - go left into Deltroit Rd. Follow dirt road and signs to Yabtree for 10km.

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