Date: 24th May 2014
When you’re travelling you want the best experiences but as a tourist it can be tricky to know where to go. Luckily when you stay at an Airbnb property you’ll be able to tap into your host’s local knowledge to make your holiday great. Airbnb connects travellers in more than 192 countries where you can stay in apartments, castles or even…a tree house!
Kirsty the host will love welcoming you to her Bellingen Treehouse. Her home was designed by Richard LePlastrier the famous architect and is in three parts joined together by timber walkways. Your River Room makes up one section of your room. One wall even opens like a garage door for great views of the Never Never River. Unwind on the sundeck with a yoga class with the guys from Bellingen EYE or make use of the outdoor kitchen where local chef Clayton Donovan will serve you up a delicious feast with an Indigenous twist. With Airbnb you get so much more than just a place to sleep, you get to tap into the knowledge of your host and have an authentic local experience.
Promised Land Rd, Gleniffer 2041
Ph: 6655 2655
Bellingen EYE yoga / bushwalking
Ph: 0423 362 844
Based at Nambucca
Ph: 0401 276 658
You can stay at thousands of properties like this right across Australia with Airbnb. Just go to www.airbnb.com!
Sydney Weekender, hosted by Mike Whitney, is now in its 24th year!
Travelling around the city and throughout the length & breadth of the state, each episode investigates the best places to stay, eat and play so you can make the most of your weekend.
After retiring from international cricket, Mike first appeared on Sydney Weekender back in 1994, and since then has loved every minute of it.
Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far northwest of the state.
One of Mike's favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. "The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical," he says, "It was such a blast - the whole time I was thinking - I've got the best job in the world."
Sydney Weekender is on every Sunday at 5.30pm on the Seven Network in Sydney, and across N.S.W. & the A.C.T. on the PRIME Network. It's repeated a week later on 7TWO.
We're also on 7TWO on Saturdays - Please check your local guide for times.