Our accommodation consists of several two bedroom rustic cabins overlooking a charming lake surrounded by 380 hectares of natural bushland. We do not have the grounds to ourselves, however we have our own cabins, along with lots of open space to explore. Breakfast Supplies will be provided for each cabin for you to enjoy when suits (some are early risers, some are not).
Both dinners are included and will be taken as a group at the onsite restaurant. Friday night is Woodfired Pizza's & Live Music, Saturday night is Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings.
**Important to Note Prior to Booking** - Scroll down the page and check out the accommodation on offer, various pricing levels based on accommodation chosen, full itinerary, the type of food on offer; and style of this girls getaway to ensure it suits your needs ....and please take note of the cancellation policy.
Self-drive to Crooked Brook Forrest in the Ferguson Valley - approx 2 hours drive south from the Perth CBD (We will provide you with the address prior to departure).
1.30pm - Our Adventurous Women Host will be there to greet you and lead a guided stroll along the Forrest Path Loop, a hidden jewel that provides easy access to a lovely area of flora, fauna and natural bushland (approx 1km distance - suitable for all abilities). We anticipate that this walk with take an hour, with plenty of time to stop and read the interpretive signage, take pics, get to know one another, enjoy afternoon tea put on by your host and just wind down in nature.
After the walk you'll jump in your vehicles and proceed to our accommodation at Evedon Lakeside Retreat, where our Host will allocate the rooms/cabins.
**Option - For those with a very good level of fitness you may choose to walk the 10km Marri Loop at Crooked Brook Forrest instead of the Forrest Loop ... or as well as, (this would be self guided) then meet the rest of the group back at the accommodation in time for the Yoga Session at 5pm.
If you're unable to make the walk in the afternoon, that's completely fine, our host will meet you at the accommodation on your arrival.
3.00pm - Check into the accommodation and settle in.
4.30pm - Meet at your host's cabin for group intro's, before strolling over to the Yoga Space together, for your first Yoga Session
4.50pm - Settle into the Yoga Space and meet Local Yoga Guru, Gyani
5.00 to 6.00pm - Yin Restorative & Yoga Nidra to deeply reset & relax you for the weekend.
7.00pm â€“ Woodfired Pizza (dietary requirements are catered for) at the onsite restaurant, then some free time to socialise or head back at your cabin, read a book or have an early night.
Meals: Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Breakfast supplies are provided in your cabin so you can enjoy at a time that suits you.
8.30am - Meet with your Adventurous Women Host at her cabin to arrange a carpool to Eaton, where she will accompany you on The Eaton Foreshore Walk, which is a gentle social walk for all abilities. This walk is an easy 5 kilometre circuit following the Collie Riverbank through attractive natural salt marsh vegetation. The southern side of the walk takes in bushland with paperbarks, peppermint trees and sheoaks and follows the flow of the river.
After the walk, your host will serve up a yummy morning tea and then it's off to the nearby Vinnies Store to have some shopping FUN! As tonight is Christmas in July, let your imagination run wild as you shop for an item of clothing to wear to dinner tonight. Maybe one item, maybe a whole outfit?
Perhaps just an accessory, or a prompt of some sorts .... anything that may contribute to the fun, frivolity and celebrations of the evening.
Once the shopping has been taken care of, it's back to Evedon Lakeside Retreat for lunch which is prepared by your Adventurous Women Host.
Afternoon is at your leisure to explore the retreat grounds, paddle a kayak on the lake (some kayaks supplied), take a look at the on-site gallery showcasing the work of local artists and artisans â€“ including local artwork, handcrafted wood work, homemade soy candles and soaps, and hand illustrated cards and bookmarks of local birdlife. There are also marked walking trails on the property if you feel like walking some more (maps at reception) or if you really want to indulge, the restaurant serves up a delicious Devonshire Tea!! Perhaps you may just like to take a nap, read a book, do some craft or chill out and chat with a friend... this is time for you.
4.00pm to 5.00pm - Hatha yoga and a meditation with Gyani, to recharge and rejuvenate.
Freshen up, enjoy a little down time and get yourself organised for the evening festivities, before regrouping at the restaurant.
6.30pm - Christmas in July dinner will commence.
Meals: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast supplies are provided in your apartment so you can enjoy at a time that suits you.
10.00am is check out time, so once you've all handed back your keys and checked out, meet your host on the lawn area just outside the restaurant and she'll have a chat to you about the optional guided hike within Wellington National Park available for those who are fit and wish to partake. After that it's time to say your goodbye's, as some will head straight home, others may induldge in a Devonshire Tea at the restaurant or head off elsewhere and those who wish to tackle the hike, will head off to Wellington National Park with our Adventurous Women Host.
Adventurous Women Host
Two nights accommodation in fully self contained 2 bdrm rustic cabins on large property surrounded by natural bush
Meals noted in the itinerary
2 x Yoga / Meditation Sessions with a local qualified & experienced Yoga Instructor
Venue Hire for the Yoga
Woodfired Pizzas & Live Musician on Friday night at the onsite restaurant
Christmas Buffet Dinner on Saturday night at the onsite restaurant
Free use of Kayaks to paddle on the Lake at the property
Access to private "marked" walking trails located on the property - maps provided
2 x Gentle Guided Walks
1 x Optional Longer Hike (for those who are fit and want to stride out on Sunday before heading home)
Op Shop Excursion
Photo's of Your Experience
1 Afternoon Teas
1 Morning Teas
Meals not noted on itinerary
Beverages you purchase at the restaurant
Op Shop Purchases
Items of a Personal Nature
We have 5 x 2 bedroom cabins available for booking and each one contains a Queen Room & a Twin Share Room (two single beds) - all 3 guests share the one bathroom/toilet.
Twin Share Room Per Person in Shared Cabin: $530.00
Queen Room Per Person in Shared Cabin : $630.00
Twin Share Room Per Person in Shared Cabin $595.00
Queen Room Per Person in Shared Cabin $695.00
- Quirky Fun Secret Santa Gift (no more than $10 in value)
- Yoga mat if you prefer your own (these are supplied, along with blankets & blocks if you don't have your own)
- Water bottle, hat and sunscreen
- Yoga attire/clothing for the weekend
- Comfortable Walking Shoes for the two gentle walks
- Boots or solid walking shoes, daypack & hiking poles if you use them, for the optional hike on Sunday
- Hobbies you like to indulge in when you relax (ie: Jigsaw, Reading, Crochet, Painting, Drawing)
- BYO Fishing Gear if you'd like to fish in the lake
- BYO Bike, if you wish to enjoy a ride in your leisure time
- BYO Kayak if you prefer to use your own kayak on the Lake (Some kayaks are available to guests for free use)
- BYO Wine / Alcoholic Drinks for when not at the restaurant
- Cash / Card for Op Shop Excursions and drinks at the restaurant
Our Christmas in July Girls Getaway is for women who are looking for some 'me' time, while in the company of other women. Together we celebrate, laugh, relax and just 'be'! A little bit of Yoga, Food, Wine, Walking, Shopping & Relaxing makes this weekend a well rounded way to spend some time away with a group of Adventurous Women.
The Yoga and Walking components of this getaway are suitable for all bodies - you don't need to be flexible or fit!
The Optional Hike on Sunday after check-out, is available for fit hikers under the leadership of an experienced Hike Guide.
Alcohol is not provided, however you are more than welcome to bring your own if you enjoy a tipple in your cabin. No BYO at the restaurant when we are dining as they are licensed.Self Drive - We will provide directions to the property.
Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions: