East Coast Wine Trail

East Coast Wine Trail
East Coast Wine Trail

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Couples can go off grid in luxury in rural New South Wales

It will probably still be a few months before this Tasmanian resident is willing to risk travel to New South Wales, but when I do I will have Wilga Station on my "to do" list. 

Wilga Station, outside Bathurst, has just opened luxury accommodation for couples on its 260-acre working sheep farm. 

Perched on the highest vantage point is The Farmers Hut - 100% off-grid, with a unique grass roof, and a cleverly designed three-sided window set daybed with stunning views for sunrise, sunset and star-filled skies. 

There is a wood fireplace, king- size bed, kitchenette, designer bathroom and a sheltered barbecue area. 

The property is 12 minutes' drive from Bathurst and 40 minutes from Orange and has its own walking tracks and a willow-lined creek. Guests are invited to tuck into toasted marshmallows and local wine at night.

On the drawing boards is The Shearers Hall (opening autumn 2021). Formerly a working shearing shed, it's being transformed into a luxurious, five-bedroom country retreat for up to 10 guests.

Tariffs for the couples' retreat include a complimentary antipasto platter, premium bottle of wine from a local vineyard and gourmet breakfast hamper. 

Wilga Station has been home to the Keith family for three generations. For details see www.wilgastation.com.au.  

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