Pack your bags, grab your girlfriends and head to Crane Lodge, one of Wild Luxury two luxury properties within easy reach of Sydney. The five-bedroom Palm Beach property recently underwent a major multi-million dollar renovation. Mums can recharge their batteries after a year of spending too much time at home.
Sip cocktails before fine dining at Bert’s
Just a short drive from Sydney, relax poolside in the afternoon with delicious cocktails before getting ready for dinner out. Crane Lodge recommends dinner at Merivale’s Bert’s Brasserie. It’s the perfect blend of 1930s grand hotel dining with the chilled vibe of Sydney’s northern beaches.
Hikes, luxury lunch and pamper sessions
The next day, don your activewear for a hike to Palm Beach’s iconic lighthouse. Take in views across Broken Bay to the Central Coast to the North, and Lion Island and Ku Ring-gai Chase National Park to the West.
After you’ve refreshed at the lodge, head to Barrenjoey House for a sophisticated yet relaxed lunch vibe. There’s a great selection in the group menus and after the year we’ve all had, it’s worth adding on the optional Bollinger champagne and rock oysters.
In the late afternoon, relax by the lodge’s swimming pool or in one of the many hammocks or cosy nooks. The outdoor areas have been specially designed to create a forest bathing experience. Being immersed in nature will help you return home feeling refreshed. Crane Lodge will also arrange massage therapists to set up onsite for facials and massages.
Now you’re in a relaxed state, enjoy a night together and have the optional on-site chef prepare a delicious five-course meal using many fresh, seasonal and local ingredients.
A day on the water
Start day three with a unique meditation session with The Sattva Life on Crane Lodge’s wellness deck overlooking the native forest. The Sattva Life can help guests calm the mind and body which helps improve clarity, creativity and vitality.
For the remainder of the day, park up at Clareville Beach with a gourmet picnic prepared by the lodge’s chef. Look out to yachts anchored in the waters or for something more active, take a SUP guided tour across to Great Mackerel Beach or Portuguese Beach. Grab a bite to eat at the Clareville Kiosk.
For your last dinner, dine in at Jonah’s who are open Thursday to Sunday. Wild Luxury recommends getting there early for a sundowner overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Pack the most into your last morning
Before checking out, pack the most you can into your morning with a sunrise kayak adventure. Or, take the final opportunity for a sleep-in before you farewell your girlfriends, feeling refreshed and ready to take on the week ahead.
To plan and book a women’s wellness weekend at Crane Lodge, go to www.wildluxury.co or call 1300 086 042.