The Margaret River Region sometimes feels purpose-built for the retreat from everyday life. As Sarina Kamini finds out, Eight Willows Retreat actually is purpose-built with this in mind; and it might just be the perfect ground zero for your next visit to the region.
The night sky is a bona fide Margaret River Region commodity. As a visitor, one of the most spectacular moments you can have is to simply step outside in the hours after sunset and look up. So. Many. Stars. At Eight Willows Retreat, the moment is heightened by the complete lack of light pollution. There’s no main street nearby. No distant highway lights competing for attention. Just the odd cluster of scudding cloud playing hide and seek with a new moon.
Real retreats are hard to come by. Places where the entertainment is designed to wind life back a peg, or two. I’m a huge fan of environmental entertainment. Mountain biking. Swimming. Bushwalking. General nature communing. Living in the Margaret River Region allows constant access. Turns out, a stay at Eight Willows Retreat does, too.