This is the second time we have stayed at Gypsy Point lodge and once again, it was wonderful. The rooms and cottages are set in gardens which are frequented by parrots, rosellas, kangaroos etc. Some of the parrots even ate bird seed out of our hand!
The accommodation itself has a rustic appeal. There is no mobile reception, although you can get reception if your drive for 5-10 minutes up the road. There is a phone available at reception as well as internet. For me this is part of the appeal - you can really enjoy the peace.
The lodge is also close to the river and is great for kayaking - kayaks are provided free of charge for use by guests. You can also hire a boat from the lodge and take it down for a picnic at one of the jetties. Fish jump out of the water and there are whistling kites and white bellied sea eagles easily spotted.
The owners, Ian and Libby are very friendly and helpful and went out of their way to help us use the kayaks, canoes and boats that they have available for hire. There is also a restaurant that serves decent food (we ate there in our previous visit)
The water is rain water so tastes and smells a bit strange if you are not used to it - we had bottled water to drink anyway. The property is for sale as the owners are looking forward to retirement.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gipsy Point Lodge is a tranquil retreat with restaurant in a unique and unspoiled natural environment, abounding in bird and animal life. Situated at the junction of the Genoa and Wallagaraugh Rivers,Gipsy Point Lodge offers both well-appointed guest rooms with river and garden views and self-contained cottage accommodation. The Gipsy Point Lodge Cafe / Bar / Restaurant is open and servicing guests (and visitors) with lunch and dinner menus – plus a range of breakfast and cafe options during the day. The restaurant also features a fully licensed bar. Our guest rooms all feature views, en suites, air conditioning, comfortable beds and modern bathrooms. These are supported by our Lodge facilities which include a spacious lounge with fire, dining area and a sundeck overlooking the Genoa River and three acres of gardens with abundant bird and wildlife. Private jetties on the river make us the perfect option for a boating, fishing or kayaking holiday on the Wilderness Coast. ... more less
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