ETERNITY Springs Art Farm is located in the rainbow region of New South Wales, west of Byron Bay, and is a wonderful place to experience the vibrant natural beauty of the area. Here farming, ecological practices and sustainability are all par for the course and Eternity Springs Art Farm very much embodies this philosophy. It was originally a farmhouse and dates back to the 1920s. The current owner, Amanda, purchased it in 1997 and set about transforming it into her home and then the art farm.
What makes it special?
Eternity Springs embraces nature and creativity in every detail, from the recycled kitchen scraps to solar powered energy and spring water. The hens are free range, of course, and produce from the garden is served at the breakfast table. At Eternity Springs, you are given the opportunity to meditate, be creative or just unwind. Accommodation is in a series of rooms off the farmhouse or in separate cottages on the property. Each is connected by winding garden paths.
What to expect?
The owner is from England originally but has been in Australia for years. She has been active in the local community and building her art retreat. The place attracts like-minded people who may enjoy full moon drumming, meditation or long chats about sustainable practices.
What is there to do?
At Eternity Springs you can be as active, creative or relaxed as you like. There are rock showers, secluded waterfalls and wonderful gardens on the property to enjoy. You can embrace the meditation and creative spaces as you like or simply read a book, eat some good organic produce and chill out. It’s well worth wresting yourself away to get into The Channon, a delightful village that hosts a market every second Sunday of the month.
What’s the damage?
Rates vary according to the accommodation selected but it is reasonable for the area. The Gabi rose room is a double that costs AUD$120 (US $125) for two people, AUD $80 (US $84) as a single. The Cedar room is AUD $120 (US $125) for two people, extras are AUD $35 (US $36) each. Cubby Cabins are AUD $100 per night (US $105) for a double, AUD $20 (US $21) for each extra person or AUD $70 (US $73) as single use.
It’s also possible to book the farmhouse and have access to kitchen areas and the cedar and gabi rose room. Otherwise use of the kitchen in this area comes at an additional charge. Bookings are essential at Eternity Springs Art Farm so please don’t just turn up. Amanda asks for a 20 percent booking deposit or a minimum of $50, but this rises to 50 percent in holiday periods and there is an additional 10 percent charge over Christmas and Easter.
All prices include breakfast that incorporates seasonal fruit, muesli, home-made yoghurt and bread and free-range eggs from Amanda’s chook house.
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