“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
This question posed by poet Mary Oliver pretty well sums up our intention behind Warialda.
We first laid eyes on the property that was to become Warialda whilst on a camping trip at the nearby Treachery Camp at Seal Rocks. As two working professionals with 1 & 2 year old daughters, we were craving a private sanctuary, where we could disconnect from everyday life and spend more time outdoors in nature as a family.
With our daughters at very young ages, we could already see the positive impact spending time in the outdoors had on them and we wanted to encourage more of a connection to the world around them.
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.
Warialda is our special place and we’re so glad to be able to share this with other like-minded families, holiday-makers and adventurers as a holiday rental through AirBNB, Stayz and Riparide.
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!