I was staying at a gorgeous cottage at Witches Falls on Mt Tambourine. The breakfast option here comes with free range eggs from Daniela's friendly cooks, freshly baked bread from Daniela's kitchen, local sausages, fresh vegetables and fruit. The cottage had its own little kitchen and a barbeque outside so it's easy to whip up brekkie. Eating it outside in the delightful, flower filled enclosed garden Daniela has created is another delight. If you're not an eggs breakfast person there is a Continental option.
Witches Falls Cottages are located on the corner of Hartley Road and Main Western Road, just off the edge of the escarpment. The cottages are beautifully designed as a weekend getaway and truly relaxing. The only thing guests are asked to do is water the fern wall in the huge spa bathroom - they get a little hot under the glass roof without a morning drink.
Little touches make these cottages extra special. Think a bed enclosed by sweeping drapes, a huge spa overlooking a rainforest garden and a pot belly stove to warm up the cold night air. You'll spend your time lazing on the verandah enjoying the scented garden, lying in the spa watching the stars twinkling though the roof, or drinking plunger coffee (supplied). There's also a great night cap of local grog and chocolates. No, I am not exaggerating.
Other places I visited included Witches Falls Winery to taste their award winning wines and Cedar Creek Estate, where along with a great selection of wines and a good restaurant, there's a cave with glow worms - fascinating to see. (More on these later)
Witches Falls Cottages also have some great packages with Ripple Massage and Beauty. Alison Shaw owns and operates Ripple which is designed to provide a massage and beauty therapy service that comes to you. Nothing nicer than not having to face the real world after a pampering massage or facial treatment. I think their Baby Moon packages would be great for mums-to-be.
Ripple operates on the Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Byron Bay. More to come of the Beauty and Seashell Package that I enjoyed.
Corner Hartley Road and Main Western Road, Mt Tamborine.