Last Saturday we had a get together with some family friends in the lovely Yaramalong Valley (about 2 hours from Sydney) at a property rental called Knottapharm in Cedar Bush Creek. These friends are really like our extended family as my Mum went to high school with the 'ladies' so I've known them all my life - and now we are onto the next generation!
We had a gorgeous Christmas in July lunch (in late August) and toasted marshmallows by the fire. Sophie and Millie had a ball roaming around, saying hi to the resident chooks and playing with Topaz the dog (who came with our family friends, not with the property rental!).
We did it as a daytrip but the the accommodation sleeps 10 in the pavillion style buildings.