24 Oct 2008
Bushland Resort, Kyenton, Australia
Unit
A$199/87 Week
37°13'18.37"S 144°28'25.15"E
2 Bedrooms

 

Yet another timeshare resort, this one about an hour out of Melbourne.

Kyenton bushland Resort is about 5km out of the regional town centre. The 30 or so 2 bedroom units are all free standing and set amongst gum trees. The shade and the higher altitude make it a very pleasant place to escape Melbourne when the temperature starts going up, but it can be bitterly cold in winter. We've been here several times and always when it was cold - fortunately the reverse cycle air unit does a good job.

The units are a good size for a week, but not big enough to spend much more time in. Comfortably furnished, they have a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher except no oven - I wrongly assumed that the microwave was a convection oven and Peter missed out on his toad in the hole. The TV in the lounge has half a dozen satellite channels, news, sport and a couple of ones that pass for entertainment.

Amenities within the resort were OK, and seemingly standard for timeshare resorts in Australia - a games room, indoor pool, sauna, driving range and mini golf. Internet access was available but was outrageously expensive and as previously, due to the isolated location mobile phone reception was a problem at times. Again, there were several organized activities, mainly for adults.

While the unit sleeps 6, there is only seating in the lounge for 4 and the tiny verandah has a small table and two chairs, which was a little disappointing, but eating outside would have been impossible - we'd forgotten how bad the flies are in the bush.

There were plenty of colourful birds, possums and kangaroos to keep nature enthusiasts happy, and walking around the grounds and lake was pleasant.

The resort is a real get away from it all for those in the city, and a very nice way to while away your time.