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Coping in Troubled Times

2020-04-04T12:23:48+11:004 April 2020|

The following article appeared in The Newcastle Herald on Tuesday March 30 2020: Coronavirus forces wedding postponements in Wollombi but COVID-19 can't derail one Sydney couple's honeymoon Krista Nicholas and Michael Kreltszheim had big plans

A Note of Reassurance

2020-03-16T14:57:07+11:0016 March 2020|

Having fully recovered from the bushfires, we are now all involved in unusual circumstances again. Rest assured, however, that 'Somewhere Unique' is open and that we will continue to welcome you while respecting all current

Marge, The Rains Are ‘Ere!

2020-02-17T11:24:13+11:0017 February 2020|

A classic advertisement from Australian television depicts a lonely farmhouse on drought-ridden flats. The craggy old farmer sits on the downstairs veranda looking out into the shimmering heat, and suddenly he hears raindrops falling on

Come on Back!

2020-01-23T14:14:51+11:0023 January 2020|

The following is an excerpt from a Newcastle Herald article, published Saturday 18 January 2020, headed, “Wollombi businesses out of the fires and moving back onto the tourist map”: When the fires advanced through the

Why Not Head for the Hills?

2019-11-28T11:15:26+11:0028 November 2019|

Traditionally the great Australian summer holiday involves spending time with the family on Christmas day, recovering with friends on Boxing Day and, later, heading to the coast to relax. Although beautiful, the coast does not

A Hardworking Team is our Success!

2019-10-25T11:12:00+11:0025 October 2019|

At ‘Somewhere Unique’ efficiency is as important as effectiveness. And success depends on both. Often our retreats turn around quickly with sometimes only hours between guests leaving and the next guests arriving and so we

Sculpture in the Vineyards 2019

2019-09-26T12:08:47+10:0026 September 2019|

Sculpture in the Vineyards is the biggest annual festival in the Wollombi Valley. Now, in its 18th year, in 2019 the event has been completely redesigned into a much larger, more prestigious and exciting festival.

And the Survey says…

2019-08-26T11:34:07+10:0026 August 2019|

At ‘Somewhere Unique’ it is critical that our guests have a voice in determining their experience and throughout their stay. Of course, all guests can reach us immediately by phone or email if required, but

Inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’

2019-06-27T15:42:38+10:0027 June 2019|

‘Somewhere Unique’ has recently been inducted into the TripAdvisor 'Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame'. Although there are many third party travel websites where guests review their experiences, TripAdvisor still retains a high level of