Wilsons Promontory National Park, the southern most point of mainland Australia, is a pristine wonderland that offers breathtaking vistas, rugged bushland and wild coastlines.
We visited during the busy school holiday season and wanted to avoid the noisy crowds at the camp sites. We were looking for peace and serenity, somewhere we could escape the world, breath and replenish our energy. To be honest we didn’t spend much time studying reviews of accommodation, we chose Coastal View Cabins simply because it had a no child policy and a spa.
To our delight Coastal View Cabins turned out to be an enchanting couples retreat that was perfect for our needs.
Coastal View Cabins Review
We booked six months in advance but didn’t make any plans as we thought we had plenty of time. Of course time always runs out and we found ourselves packing without any idea how to get there.
Luckily for us when we booked we were sent a series of emails that provided a wealth of information about the local towns and eateries. There were also insider tips on what to see and do and a map with detailed directions on how to get there. As it turned out it was only a three hour drive from our home and the instructions made for a stress free journey. Crises averted.
The key to the cabin is kept in a locked box and as we already had the combination, there was no need to check-in on arrival. The whole process was smooth and hassle free and it wasn’t long before we plopped into our deck chairs to drool over the view.
There are four private, self-contained cabins, two luxury and two deluxe, set in ten acres of land, three of which are old growth forest. As certified members of Land Care and Land for Wildlife the property offers sanctuary to native flora and fauna and boasts a dam, pet sheep and alpacas. Yes, you can feed them if you like.
We stayed in a deluxe cabin which was delightful, but next time we might splurge for some luxury. The secluded cabins have an open plan feel with large feature windows and doors that bring the view to you – while lying in bed.
The beds were amazing and we gave a little sigh as we slid between the luxurious sheets each night.
The location is ideal, with Wilsons Promontory just three minutes away, and a picture perfect beach just a two minute drive down the road. Jump in the car for twenty minutes and you’ll find charming towns to explore and grab a coffee or some food.
Most of the time we cooked our own meals, okay Andrew did the cooking, either in the well-equipped kitchen or on the electric barbeque. On the last night we had dinner at the Fish Creek Pub , we weren’t expecting anything special but it was lip smackingly delicious! (Almost as good as one of Andrew’s omelettes.)
Special Features and Added Extras
Wilsons Promontory is all about the great outdoors and after a day spent tramping through the bush, it was heaven to slide our moaning muscles into a steaming hot spa bath. Matches and tea light candles were thoughtfully provided, along with thick white fluffy towels.
We loved every minute of our stay at Coastal View Cabins, the attention to detail was superb and we kept discovering little added extras. Things like, cards and board games, mosquito coils, a torch, toiletries, cotton buds, a first aid kit and free washing powder in the shared laundry. For entertainment there’s a flat screen TV/DVD/Blue Ray and an iPod/iPhone docking station, we didn’t use them preferring the raucous sound of nature and birdsong.
For your information we’re not affiliated with Coastal View Cabins and we paid for our stay ourselves.
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