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STORYTELLERS

Jaccob McKay & Sunshine Connelly

Hidden Valley

Blue Mountains, NSW

Surrounded by boundless views and heart-racing cliffs, the Blue Mountains National Park is a treasure trove of adventure and natural beauty. We took our time at Willow Cottage as a relaxing retreat of slow bushwalks, splashing in the creek next door, and lazy paddling down the Grose River.


Where we stayed

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Accommodation

Hidden Valley Retreat Cottages - Willow Cottage

Down a winding, forested driveway filled with grass-trees and huge boulders, over a stream on a handmade bridge, you’ll find yourself gazing upon the charmingly rustic Willow Cottage. This cozy settler-styled cabin is clad in rough timbers with interior almost entirely made from wood, complete with a kitchenette, bathroom with spa and an open fireplace in the lounge.

Things We Did

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Swim

Lookout

Kayak

Walk

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Vale of Avoca Lookout

A short drive to the end of the road from the cabin takes you to a stunning lookout with views of the Grose River and the Blue Mountains.

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Grose River Kayaking

Fifteen minutes from the cottage is the Navua Reserve, which is the perfect spot for a swim or to launch your kayak for a paddle up the Grose River or Nepean River.

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Bellbird Creek

Only 100 meters from your door and over the fence is access to this beautiful creek, surrounded by ferns and boulders.

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Blue Mountains National Park

Explore the surrounding bushland, both on the property and over the fence. The Blue Mountains National Park is full of creeks, rivers, waterfalls and more.