It’s all about balance. Therefore, it’s time to take things easy after the previous day’s action. Head to Vasse Virgin’s soap factory for a sensory experience and to learn all about the health and beauty benefits of their extra virgin olive oil products. Owners Edwina and Louis Scherini first discovered the natural wonders of olive oil when they began looking for a natural and chemical free option to help heal their children’s sensitive skin.
After sampling the tasty gourmet delights in their tasting room, step into the workshop space and spend a few relaxing hours learning a new skill. Craft your own natural lip balm in a D.I.Y class, perfect for soothing those chapped lips in the midst of winter. Alternatively, discover the joy of making your own natural perfume. It might sound a little daunting, but with the gentle guidance of Edwina, you’ll leave the workshop a full bottle on base notes, top notes and the differences between floral, spicy and woody scents. A 10% winter discount will be offered on these workshops over the cooler months, (June 1 – August 31) when you mention this itinerary at the Soap Factory!
You’ll be feeling thirsty after the workshop so head to Black Brewing Co where you can sit rugged up outside on the deck overlooking the lake, or fireside indoors. Wherever the wind blows you, you can expect good quality velvety winter brews. The latest flavours feature roast chocolate and hazelnut. Head chef Hayden Vink focuses on local ingredients and keeps his dishes uncomplicated but full of flavour. It’s the perfect setting to tuck into some lunch and maybe leave with a cheeky four-pack takeaway!
If you have wine on your mind, stop in at Snake + Herring Wines and pick up a couple of bottles of red for an evening by the fire. Simple, laidback, unpretentious space to enjoy some remarkable wine. Tony (Snake) Davis, and Redmond (Herring) Sweeney – the brains behind the Snake + Herring label – have blended their passion for great wine and music and even have a playlist on Spotify for the rest of the drive.
Make your way down the glorious Caves Road to your new home – Redgate Forest Retreat. The perfect family escape, this place is a 167-acre property complete with native forest and a small herd of cattle and sheep. There are a few chalets and homes on the property to choose from, each with their own unique features and charms. They all provide the perfect spot to sit back, relax, and see out the day.