HOME AND AWAY
WITH its incredible vistas across Cascade Bay towards Bird and Elephant Rocks and a combination of thoughtful service and hospitality, it’s hard to decide what’s the best feature of Forrester Court’s Clifftop Cottage on the northeast coast of Norfolk Island. Is it the personal chef who drops in to prepare an extravagant threecourse dinner, then cleans up the kitchen and vanishes into the night? Or perhaps the in-house massage arranged for guests by the five-star property’s owner, Ariane Forrester, after a long day spent exploring this glorious subtropical island, just a twohour flight from Sydney? Listen to waves crashing against the shore while sipping a glass of durif from nearby Two Chimneys Wines (the island’s only vineyard) on the expansive veranda or, on wilder days, watch the changing weather patterns through floor-to-ceiling glass doors framing the open-plan kitchen and dining room. The cottage features two double ensuite guestrooms and the use of a hire car and mobile phone is included in the tariff. From $650 a night for two; $750 a night for four. Quote Oz-Weekender when booking for a 10 per cent discount. More: +6723 22838; forrestercourt.com.