Albury Wodonga Cottage

Relax, Enjoy & Unwind …

Imagine waking to the sound of birds and spectacular lake views from the bedroom and all living areas. Day time walks, al fresco meals on the deck and watching the sunset over the lake creates a romantic get away or family holiday.
Enjoy a private BBQ on the deck or take a picnic to the lake, or stay indoors and enjoy the changing views of the lake while you relax. If you like somewhere quiet to read and write, then there is no other place like Bellbridge no matter what the season. Only a short drive from Albury.

Over looking Lake Hume 25 minutes from Albury and one hour from the snowfields and high country.

Features

Spectacular views of Lake Hume and Bethanga Bridge

Private Balcony
Master bedroom with queen size bed and ensuite offers a couple’s retreat
Twin beds in second bedroom for children and guests (with option to convert to king size bed)
Large separate bathroom

All linen, towelling, doonas supplied
Separate lounge / dining area
Internet access (free)
Plasma TV / DVD player
Range of DVD’s
CD / IPOD player and radio
Recliner and reading lights
Range of games and books
Reverse cycle air conditioning
Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher
Coffee, Tea and Sugar provided
Microwave and coffee plunger
Fridge and Freezer
New Bosch oven and ceramic hotplates
Washing Machine and clothes drier
Tiled floors throughout living areas.
Activities
Day trips
• Falls Creek
• Beechworth historic town
• Beechworth Ghost Tours
• Mt Beauty
• Yackandandah
Rates

Minimum booking of 2 nights. Rates are current through December 2014. For discounted winter rates please contact us.
Peak prices apply to bookings long weekends. For all other price inquiries please contact us via phone or email.

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Live. Love. Travel.

Live. Living in the moment, living each day as it comes, living for now.. That is the goal for the year! I have spent many years wishing them away looking forward to things far in the future, what I should’ve been doing was stopping in the moment and appreciating what was right there and then.

Love. Spread it. With love comes the feeling of happiness, security and belonging. Learn to love yourself, love the little things in life that make you happy and love those around you!

Travel. The world is an open book, why wouldn’t you want to read it? Travelling the world is one of the greatest experiences you can have and you can give your family! A memory of a holiday is far more rewarding than material things.

Hi, I’m an avid traveler, a loving wife, an accountant by trade and a mother to two gorgeous babies; S who is an independent, bright and beautiful 3 year old girl and M who is a smiley and happy 8 month old boy. We reside in the worlds most livable city, Melbourne, Australia! My goal in life isn’t to have expensive cars or lots of money, its to travel with my family, show them as much of the world as I can, show them how other people live and get a feel for other cultures. The best investment in life is investing in time with your kids and family and sharing priceless moments together.

I LIVE for my kids and family and enjoy simple pleasures in life. I am currently on a “Live better” journey which has seen me transform myself by 22 kgs and enjoying healthier and happier foods.

I LOVE all things Melbourne, the cafe scene, the football, the beautiful parks and rivers and everything this diverse city has to offer. I also love sharing these things with friends and family.

I TRAVEL as much as possible, even if its only local road trips, day trips and weekends away! We recently did a 3 week road trip of the West Coast of America; sunny California! Stay tuned for the blog to follow!

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Bright & The High Country

The lovely thing about holidays such as Christmas and Easter is time off work and a chance to head away with your family for some relaxation and quality time together.

This Easter long weekend we took a road trip to Bright which is an easy 3.5 hour drive from Melbourne straight up the Hume!

Firstly, Victoria is blessed with wonderful roads and service stations so the start of our trip involved a coffee from Oliver’s at the service station just out of Wallan. Oh and did I forget to add in the sneaky Gluten Free brownie? So good.

From there, caffeine fuelled and excited for the weekend away we continued on until we reached Milawa. What a fantastic town! It’s home to the Brown Brothers winery (win!) and also the Milawa Cheese Factory (uh, win!) which has some of the most delicious cheese I have tried. I can’t go past the Milawa King River Gold! So creamy and delicious and if it lasts long enough to mature it just gets better and better!

Next door is the Wood Park vineyard cellar door, stop in! You will not be sorry!

As we continued on to Bright I could feel myself slipping into a state of relaxation. There really are few places I’ve been to that are as beautiful and peaceful as Bright. There is something for everybody, adults, kids, old and young!

You have many accomodation options in Bright, we had a perfectly situated 3 bedroom house which was perfect for us four, my parents and sister.

So, what is there to do in Bright? What ISN’T there to do? We started each day with a walk in the crisp fresh air amongst beautiful trees and creeks, who wouldn’t want to get out and get the runners on and some excercise in when you have this beautiful path to stroll along?

That little cutie on the bike, yeah that’s my Miss S! Bright has become some what of a Mecca for bike riders, there is the Rail Trail which is an easy ride for all ages and abilities and then you have the super fit and experienced riders who tackle Mt Hotham and the other surrounding mountains!

After a long day of walking, cycling, hiking you will want to rehydrate and tuck into some good tucker, step forward the Bright Brewery. My husband and father couldn’t decide which was better, the Steak Sandwhich or the Angus Burger. Have both! Not at once of course but we definitely made a few visits over our stay in Bright. The deck overlooks the river and the playground and it really is a relaxing spot with great beer and food. For the non beer drinkers (me!) the cider is so delicious and too easy to drink!

To really see the Ovens river and save yourself the walking, jump on a Segway with Pete as your guide and have a truly amazing time

a) riding segways.

b) seeing the beauty of the surrounds! oh and don’t worry if you’ve never riden one before, you get all the training you need on the day!

Another must do in the region is to visit the Red Stag Emu & Stag Farm. It is yet again a beautiful setting at the base of the mountains and you can get up close and personal with the many Stags, Does, Emus and Other animals on the property.

All in all, the fresh mountain air, beautiful scenery, delicious local food and wines make a trip to Bright one to remember. The Bright Autumn festival  runs from April 22nd to May 1st and with the falling leaves there really is no better time to visit!

 

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Dubai Attractions

Over the past 25 years, Dubai has transformed itself from a bunch of deserted traditional Bedouin, fish trading communities to an ultra modern happening cosmopolitan city. Under the leadership of their beloved king his highness Shaikh Makhtoum, who envisioned the present Dubai several decades ago and worked relentlessly towards the development of the region.

Accomodation in Dubai
Deciding where to stay in Dubai is not at all a problem. Almost the entire city has good, better and best hotels, apartments and restaurants in Dubai. So choose your accommodation depending on what exactly you are doing in Dubai. If you are on an official visit to attend some kind of meeting or seminar, make sure you stay near to your venue, as traffic in Dubai is just next to London.

Lively and exhilarating Dubai events
The emirate has successfully developed into becoming a business hub in the region with myriads of exciting and lively Dubai events that serves as an attraction to many fun-loving tourists and travelers. Middle East events that continue to capture the hearts of many people, both young and old, have also had major contributions to the emirates GDP growth over the recent years.

Dubai Restaurants
Dubai is now a cosmopolitan city with over 85% of residents being expatriates from different countries. Most of them are from other GCC, Far East countries and Indian Subcontinent. But a large community of western ethnicity also resides here. Visitors and Tourists are mostly from Europe, Australia, US and other GCC countries. It is for this reason that Dubai has a huge network.Experience the Dubai shopping paradise

The Dubai shopping experience is indeed a shopper’s paradise. Dubai mall shopping, the Dubai shopping festival and duty free shopping in Dubai count as some of the innumerable and exciting shopping activities every traveler would want to engage in. A great number of Dubai mall centers have long Dubai shopping hours to keep every shopping experience unforgettable.

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