VIEWS OVER THE VAL­LEY

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In peace and com­fort we left the city be­hind. Rows of houses be­came hills and be­fore we knew it, we rolled through the wel­com­ing gates of the re­sort in the Greater Blue Moun­tains. A mob of cu­ri­ous kan­ga­roos, seem­ingly wait­ing to greet us, watched as we stepped out of the Audi and into the re­sort’s res­i­dent 4WD for the chauf­feured drive to the Main Home­stead.

While I took in the her­itage-style beauty of the home­stead’s sand­stone walls, tim­ber beams and floor-to-ceil­ing views of the val­ley, I could hear my boys’ shrieks of de­light at a large wom­bat guz­zling grass in front of them. While they played out­side, we en­joyed cham­pagne in the lux­u­ri­ous bar in front of a mas­sive dou­ble-sided fire­place. Quite the check-in.

The boys quickly learned of the re­sort’s com­pli­men­tary moun­tains bikes. While David and I cruised along the path in the buggy to our lodge, the boys came floor­ing down the grassy hills, cheer­ing with joy. I couldn’t help but smile; there is noth­ing bet­ter than chil­dren hav­ing fun in na­ture.

We ar­rived at one of the three Wollemi Suites, a sim­ply stun­ning two- bed­room Fed­er­a­tion- style lodge with sweep­ing ceil­ings, a huge liv­ing and din­ing room, a big yard and our own pri­vate glass-en­closed

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