ON THE WAY

Country Style - - JOURNEY -

BANNISTERS HO­TEL

There are many places on the south coast of NSW to break the jour­ney to Eden. Few sur­pass Bannisters when it comes to cock­tails by the pool, or din­ner. This is where in­ter­na­tional celebrity chef Rick Stein has a restau­rant. 191 Mitchell Pa­rade, Mol­ly­mook. (02) 4455 3044; bannisters.com.au

WHALE MO­TOR INN

Perched on one of the high­est points in town, this retro-with-all-the-mod-cons mo­tel has stu­pen­dous views over the Wagonga In­let and the Paci­fific Ocean. Take a seat in the Ocean Lounge, order a schooner and keep an eye out for pass­ing whales, in sea­son. 102 Wagonga Street (Princes High­way) Na­rooma. (02) 4476 2411; whale­mo­torinn.com

TANJA LA­GOON CAMP

A favourite stop-offff — and a des­ti­na­tion in its own right — is this lux­ury sa­fari tent camp. It’s a good base to en­joy all the wa­ter and bush ac­tiv­i­ties on offf­fer, from ca­noe­ing and kayak­ing to restora­tive walks and stargaz­ing. 142 Haighs Road, Tanja. (02) 6494 0123; tan­jala­goon­camp.com.au

THE RIVERSLEIGH

An ideal overnight stop for Melbourne trav­ellers. Choose from one of 21 el­e­gant rooms in this Vic­to­rian ter­race, built in 1884. You’re right in the mid­dle of town, over­look­ing the Mitchell River. 1 Ni­chol­son Street, Bairns­dale, Vic­to­ria. (03) 5152 6966; riversleigh.com.au

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