As busy working parents, we were in need of a family weekend getaway but we wanted something with a little difference. After reading the recommendations on North Shore Mums and doing some some online research, we decided to book at Duckmaloi Farm in the Blue Mountains.
From the upper North Shore it took us two hours to drive to Duckmaloi Farm. Upon arrival, we immediately felt relaxed. The accommodation was really well equipped and the view outside was farmland as far as the eye could see.
For the accommodation, there is a choice between The Duckmaloi House, or the Cottages. We stayed in a two-bedroom cottage, which is self-contained and had a queen bed in one room, and a double and single (bunk configuration) in the other. There’s plenty of room to put your own portacot.
During our stay, we were free to roam the farm at our leisure to visit, pat and feed the many different animals including goats, donkeys, deer, guinea pigs, horses, pigs, cows, alpacas, and much more.
My son (20 months at the time) loved every minute. I don’t think I have seen him smile so much! He really enjoyed the weekend, and so did we. He loved patting the resident dog, and was really confident in feeding all of the animals.
The sunsets in the evening were just beautiful.
As a photographer and editor I took the opportunity to take lots of photos and video to remember our stay. The video of our weekend away can be viewed here:
If you’re after a weekend away with a difference, this is definitely a place to put this on your list!