We were on a camping trip at Treachery Camp in Seal Rocks with some friends and our two young daughters when we first laid eyes on the property that was to become Warialda Bush Retreat. Both being working professionals and parents to a 1 and 2 year old, we craved a private space where we could just disconnect from the routine of our daily lives and reconnect with the important things in life.
The property, that was to become Warialda Bush Retreat, promised just that. We knew we loved the area because of its natural beauty and outdoor lifestyle but found the property was perfectly poised for us to easily access the beautiful beaches at Seal Rocks, Blueys Beach, Boomerang and Elizabeth as well as Myall, Smiths and Wallis Lake.
I spent many childhood holidays at Forster and Blueys Beach and Pat loves fishing, kayaking and all the outdoor activities the area has to offer so it made sense.
We feel so grateful that we can give our daughters this experience and are so happy to be able to share with others as a holiday rental on AirBNB and Stayz.
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
– Mary Oliver
What’s in a name?
Warialda is the aboriginal name for ‘the place of wild honey’. One of our first dreams for the property was to create a safe haven for bees both native and honey bees.
My ancestors also emigrated from Prussia (now Germany) in the late 1800s and settled in the then-remote towns of Bingara and Warialda in the New England region of NSW. My connection to Warialda grew when researching my grandfather who was born there.
We truly hope you enjoy our slice of Australian bush paradise as much as we do!