Have you ever had one of those Sundays when all you want to do is go for a drive and find somewhere nice for lunch? Well this happened to my wife Leonie and myself a couple of weeks ago so we decided to take a short drive of approximately thirty minutes from Misty Valley Country Cottages to the small hamlet of Nornalup, approximately 10km from Walpole on the south coast of Western Australia.
There we found the Nornabar Cafe, and what a find it was! On arrival we were warmly welcomed by our hosts David and Victoria Higgins, who you will soon realise are extremely passionate about their food. After choosing our wine a lovely bottle of Mount Bera, a 2008 Cabernet Merlotfrom the Adelaide hills, an extremely nice choice, we focused our concentration on the menu.
Leonie decided on the very popular steak sandwich, comprising of 120g of prime scotch fillet, caramelised onions, home made tomato preserve, aioli, leaves, toasted house bread served with twice cooked hand cut chips. What an absolutely delicious choice, and extremely yum!!!! My choice was the vegetarian pasta with seasonal roasted vegetables, Kalamata Olives, baby spinach, feta, Napolitano sauce, linguine along with sliced chorizo, which is optional if you are strictly no meat. Again, this dish was really exceptional and just the perfect choice for a drizzly cold afternoon. I finished up my meal with a very nice, just right temperature coffee.
Victoria was only too happy to help us with directions to a local winery and olive farm about ten minutes drive away.
After chatting with David and Victoria for a short time we both left Nornabar cafe feeling warm, comfortably full and relaxed. Leonie and I will definitely be visiting the Nornabar cafe once again very soon and can absolutely recommend it to anyone visiting the beautiful and spectacular scenery and attractions of the south coast of Western Australia.
The Nornabar can be found at 6684 South coast Highway Nornalup 6333, Ph 0898401407, office 0898401500, and their website is at www.nornabar.com
Perth mountain biker Declan von Dietze, 22, will leave Albany on his mountain bike on at 9am Sunday 30 April, with the aim of reaching the northern end of the 1000 km world-famous trail in Mundaring in less than one week.
He said he was attempting the record because he wanted to inspire young people to take up mountain biking. “The Munda Biddi is among the best and longest mountain bike trails in the world, and what better way to get people interested in this wonderful sport and our magnificent environment than attempting to ‘Bust the Biddi’ in record time,” he said.
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from Media release https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au
Misty Valley Country Cottages Special Offer
Save $30 per night off our standard rates when you book your holiday with us, from May 1 until August 31st. Check your preferred dates today! Enjoy clear night skies for stargazing, cosy wood fires, and being surrounded by the tranquility of the bush in your cosy secluded chalet in Denmark. All the best vineyards, breweries, restaurants, beaches, activities and fresh air of the south west coast are right at your doorstep. Settle into the pace with complimentary warm home made muffins and a local bottle of premium wine on arrival. Stay 4 nights or more, and you will get a free entry voucher for the Denmark Adventure Park, and a free entry voucher to the Denmark Animal Farm. Enquire about our $30 OFF special on 0428 409 239 or book now. This offer excludes school and public holidays.
What kid (or Dad) doesn't want to climb a tree? Check out all the great ideas for kids this month apart from the Tree top walk, at the Valley of the Giants, not far from where we are in Denmark. Bug Hunts, Bush Art, Twilight walks, playing Forest Detective..View or download their program right here..it looks amazing!
Wishing you a very happy Easter with your families, friends and children this Easter break. We will be making up our special Easter baskets tonight for our little Easter holiday guests, what fun! We hope that you get the most from your holiday, and enjoy all the opportunities for fresh air and sunshine, and spending time doing what you love.
Thinking about a last minute school holiday getaway? Our 2 bedroom cottage is free from the 22nd April, the second week of the school holidays. As well as all the fun of a family farmstay, for 4 night stays or more, you will get a free entry voucher for the Denmark Adventure Park, and a free entry voucher to the Denmark Animal Farm. 6 night stays are even better! you will get the same free entry vouchers plus a bottle of wine, and a gourmet platter. Pets are welcome too! Ring or text Warren now on 0428 409 239.
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The April school holidays start soon, and Misty Valley Country Cottages have just two nights available from April 7-8 for a getaway to Denmark for a Friday and Saturday night. You will be on a 110 acre property, with bushland and sweeping views across the valley, in your private bush self contained chalet. A gorgeous secluded getaway for two, with massages, wine and food platters available on request, or perfect for families, with fun for the kids - ponies to ride, cows to milk, eggs to collect, and goats to feed. Fresh warm home made muffins and a warm cottage with a stoked log fire on arrival. Pet and disability friendly, so everyone is welcome! Call us now before this weekend is booked, or ask about when we are next free. We hope to see you soon! 0428 409 239
Take a moment. Breathe in the fresh air and majesty of the revered old growth Karri forests, at the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, in Denmark on Australia's south coast. Only a few hours drive from Perth, stay for a weekend getaway, and discover the Valley of the Giants, and the magnificent walk through the Tingle trees. Explore the numerous swimming, surfing and fishing beaches, or maybe walk or ride the Bibbulmun Track. Take the kids to the Denmark Adventure Park, or cook up a bbq breakfast with free farm fresh eggs while they have a pony ride and learn to milk the cows. If you just need a recharge, just set and forget in your self contained chalet on 100 acres of bush farmland. Order in a platter and some local wines, put your feet up, and kick back with a 30 minute massage, and some videos. Either way, there's so much to enjoy in Denmark, we are pretty sure you'll be back!
Denmark is a becoming a great dog friendly holiday destination, with more pet friendly accommodation, cafes, walks and beaches to enjoy than ever! It's been common in Europe for years to see dogs relaxing at cafe's and restaurants and being regularly included on family holidays. We are finally catching on!
When you want to pack your pup in the car for a great getaway, Denmark has some great spots to explore. There are lots of dog friendly walk trails in the bush, and several dog beaches. Once you arrive and settle in, why not head off for some great nature walk trails, a morning beach run, and perhaps stop in somewhere nice afterwards for a puppacino or two.
Dog friendly Beaches: Light Beach, Parry's Beach, Boat Harbour and Peaceful Bay. Location maps here
Walk Trails: Annie Harrison Park, Mokare Heritage Trail (Denmark River) and the Nornalup Rail Trail. Dog friendly beaches include Lights Beach (eastern side), Prawn Rock Channel (sand island in Wilson Inlet near Ocean Beach) and Parry's Beach. Location maps here.
Dog friendly Accommodation: Misty Valley Country Cottages