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“Amazing place to stay”

Review of Palana Retreat

An aerial shot of Palana with our north facing beach
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An aerial shot of Palana with our north facing beach
Looking along the beach - an hours walk to the end and back Palana Retreat
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An aerial shot of Palana with our north facing beach
Looking along the beach - an hours walk to the end and back
Palana Retreat
Looking down the driveway
The hire car at Vinegar Hill Lookout at the south of the island
The dining area
The lounge
Main bedroom with balcony. Also has ensuite and WIR
The kitchen - complete with dishwasher, nespresso machine etc etc etc
Downstairs bathroom with spa. Also houses washing machine and dryer
A few of our regular visitors on the river below. We also have kayaks for a paddle down to the beach
At the nearby boat ramp. That's not it!
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Flinders Island, Tasmania

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Nigel T
Egham, United Kingdom
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“Amazing place to stay”
Reviewed 30 April 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Daryl picked us up from the airport and we drove into Whitemark for some groceries and for a coffee at Freckles cafe. Don't bother buying any wine and there is a very large selection available at very reasonable prices.

It is about a 45 minute drive to Palana Retreat, most of it on gravel roads. The accomodation is secluded and very well equipped with great view over the valley and towards the sea. If you get lonely there are two chickens and a very friendly dog for company.

The beach is just amazing and you will rarely see another person on the beach.A car is provided with the property - you just pay a small fee per kilometre. There is everything you could possible want here including an online movie library and literally hundreds of TV channels if you want to be inside.

You must try the cray dinner which is prepared by Daryl and includes a large cray caught by Daryl. For starters there are homemade dips and crackers, followed by smoked salmon and finally the cray which is served with a large salad. Great food and perfect with some great white wine from Daryl's cellar.

There are kayaks available to use on the river and there are other distractions including the resident wallabies and wombat.

Great base to explore North Flinders with some amazing scenery to enjoy.

Can't recommend Palana Retreat highly enough!

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 May 2016
Thanks for the kind words Nigel and Carey. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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