GET OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Escape - - FRONT PAGE -

LIKE the sound of spend­ing time some­where so re­mote it can’t be reached by road? Here are more op­tions for an off-the-beat­en­track get­away. Bay of Many Coves sits on a se­cluded in­let deep in the heart of New Zealand’s Marl­bor­ough Sounds and the best op­tion for reach­ing this bou­tique South Is­land prop­erty is to catch a wa­ter taxi or mail boat from nearby Pic­ton. bay­of­many­coves.co.nz Alaska’s Wa­ter­fall Re­sort oc­cu­pies an old salmon can­nery on Prince of Wales Is­land with the 21ha plot near the Inside Pas­sage ac­ces­si­ble only by sea and air with most guests ar­riv­ing by sea plane from Ketchikan. wa­ter­fall­re­sort.com Ac­com­mo­da­tion is ba­sic at Ever­est Base Camp but the view is breath­tak­ing. In­trepid Travel and World Ex­pe­di­tions of­fer guided treks to this lofty lo­ca­tion. in­trepid­travel.com and world­ex­pe­di­tions.com Ulu Ulu Na­tional Park Re­sort is a sim­ple for­est lodge deep inside Brunei’s Ulu Tem­burong Na­tional Park with a ferry ride from Ban­dar Seri Be­gawan and a dash on tra­di­tional long­boat re­quired to reach the dis­tant digs. ulu­u­lure­sort.com The per­fectly clear and warm wa­ter of a Van­u­atu la­goon pre­vents guests driv­ing the last 200m to Oys­ter Is­land Re­sort with this hum­ble Espir­itu Santo ad­dress boast­ing an as­sort­ment of sim­ple beach­front or gar­den bun­ga­lows. oys­ter­is­land.com

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