Our first 2 night / 3day Getaway for this year is on Sunday March 3, Monday 4, and Tuesday 5.
Fully booked for this Getaway.
We meet at Kurrajong Village at 10am on the Sunday, have morning tea and sketch till our lunch at the gorgeous Sassafras Creek Restaurant.
We make our way to Bilpin Springs Lodge around 2pm, meet Coola the dog, settle into our rooms, check out the spacious lodge and visit the animals. This will be our home for the next couple of nights.
Dinner that night is at home, and you are welcome to help or have a drink and enjoy reading and chatting in one of the lounges. There is a very large spa pool which is excellent for unwinding in, so bring your swimmers.
We hop into our cars and head to Mt Tomah Gardens for some sketching. We always enjoy our morning tea first of course while thinking about where we’d like to sketch.
Our picnic lunch is setup by Milton, for us to help ourselves and sit at the picnic tables there. One must be vigilant as the Bush Turkeys, Cookaburras and Magpies, are waiting to sample our lunch too.
That evening we spruce up a bit and head to the Apple Bar for dinner. It’s the local Bilpin Hotel so it’s really interesting seeing all the locals coming and going.
Next day we tidy up and depart our farmhouse, straight to Pie in the Sky Cafe. They have unbelievable fruit and savoury home made pies, which is very hard to resist. Most of us stock up on a few to take home.
Another sketch in an apple orchard follows. Picnic lunch with a drop of wine fits around sketching ( see above)
Later in the afternoon we say our goodbyes, wish it wasn’t over and hit the road for home.