Class with taste of bush at Amamoor Lodge

Christine Buckley and Malcolm Oakley from Sydney have taken over Amamoor Creek Lodge.
Christine Buckley and Malcolm Oakley from Sydney have taken over Amamoor Creek Lodge. Contributed

AMAMOOR Lodge has new hosts, Christine Buckley and Malcolm Oakley.

After many years living in Sydney, they have finally realised their dream of living in the Sunshine State.

Both originally from the UK, they have travelled wide and built up a wealth of knowledge and experience.

They have now decided to make a lifestyle change and chose the picturesque Mary Valley to be their new home.

Drawing on their experience in hospitality and life in Australia, they intend to continue the traditions established by John and Cynthia Hayes to provide first class home stay accommodation and self-catered units with a taste of the Australian bush.

Malcolm has more than 30 years experience in the hospitality industry. He has catered for a wide range of patrons; from royalty to special family occasions, in hotels, corporate boardrooms and local pubs.

Christine has gained her management experience in the entertainment industry in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Sydney - and she can cook. Her own version of the traditional Aussie pavlova is a specialty.

Christine and Malcolm have shared interests in native flora and fauna and look forward to sharing the Mary Valley views, peace and history with their guests.

This includes a real historical experience, incorporating the Cobb and Co coach at Amamoor Lodge.

The lodge offers two types of boutique accommodation; bed and breakfast accommodation with a touch of luxury, and studio apartments with self catering facilities.

The scenic property boasts a unique abundance of Australian wildlife including wallabies, koalas, echidnas, possums and many varieties of beautiful native bird life.

Amamoor Lodge is Tripadvisor 2012 Travellers' Choice Winner; Mary Valley Business of the Year 2010 winner and 2011 runner-up and Gympie Business Awards finalist.

The lodge is an adult retreat and not suitable for children under 15 years.

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