We kept on going.
Around a corner - or five - but still nowhere to stop.
Should we follow it?
It was worth a shot.
Surely not much of a lookout of the bottom of a valley though?
We dutifully followed the signs, and climbed out of the town. The road, although not sealed, was thankfully better than the others we had tried that morning.
We drove higher.
And eventually arrived in a small carpark (the other vehicles parked there all four wheel drives).
With the cool bag slung over my shoulder, we stepped out into the hot sun and followed the arrows through some bushes, and were greeted by this wonderful sight:
We - finally - ate our sandwiches, with this stunning view to one side:
Then, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, the satnav informed us we had reached our destination.
I looked around.
All I could see was a rusty barn.
Was this my birthday surprise?!!
Much to my relief, T kept on driving for another good few minutes, taking us well away from that falling down barn.
Until we reached a big gate, and a grand gatehouse. We were greeted and told to park our car the other side of the gate. Then we got into a 4x4 and were driven along a very long, very bumpy track, the route taking us through two pretty deep creeks as well before the vehicle came to a stop outside the main building of the hotel, the Emirates Wolgan Valley - resort and spa.
It was stunning! And we were sure it was larger than our apartment! Not only did it have a pane of glass above the shower, so you could shower and gaze up at the stars (or the grey clouds and rain...)