Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Romantic Getaway

After six months of chemotherapy and almost a year of health issues; plus Ivan's intense business travel schedule - I booked us a long weekend (3 nights) away together.  I found a wonderful rainforest retreat at Mt Tamborine - Pethers Rainforest Retreat.  The photos on the web, looked great, but we have been caught before, so was just hopeful for somewhere nice.

Well, it turned out to be SPECTACULAR.

Our super King-size bed

The Lounge and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the rainforest

Curled up in the huge armchair with a glass of complimentary bubbly

View from the windows

Spa bath view

Our cottage nestled amongst the trees

Main lodge & bar with huge fireplace
We arrived at 2pm on Friday afternoon and checked into our cottage - so private and so beautiful - the furnishings were luxurious and comfortable. We had a lovely dinner on Friday night - Ivan had duck and I had beef, with a magnificent wine and dessert. The fire was lit and the atmosphere so relaxing.

Saturday morning we went for a walk to Cameron Falls, at Knoll Point in the Mt Tamborine National Forest.
A very cool morning before we set out

A hollowed out tree that is still alive

Bird nest ferns

Cameron Falls and me - warmed up after my 1.3km walk

Amazing dragonfly

Top of the falls
The views and the trees were so beautiful and the air clean and cool.  What a great day/morning out.


Davine said...

Oh Beverley what a most beautiful way to spend a weekend. You deserve it.The photos are magnificent.

Red said...

This is rich! Even I could have a good time here. I'm sure that this will add to recuperation.