Our Big Trip itinerary started with two nights in lovely Mudgee in the Garden Cottage at Getaway Cottages ; Fresh vegetables freely available from the surrounding gardens, a menagerie of animals including an Ostrich named Gloria, an Alpaca called Kerry, a Horse, a Turkey, Mohair rabbits and lots and lots and lots of Guinea Pigs. The Cottage was large, clean and well appointed with a view over the Cudgegong river to the hills beyond.
The weather wasn't too hot - around the high 20's - with a cool overnight rain making the day even more pleasant. It was hard to leave this wonderful place which I came upon by chance. I only got the booking because of a cancellation so it was obviously supposed to be.
This is one holiday place we will be returning to in the future