We are planning to spend the weekend at River Island.
This is a lovely isolated valley 40 minutes from Mittagong (2 hours from Sydney).
The weather here can be completely different even from Mittagong just up the road.
It is a mostly straight resort with a few local van owners that are gay (Dave and Rod owned one briefly).
Sunboys have been going to RI for many years and we are well accepted there so long as we dont have any overt displays of affection in public spaces.
There are caravans to hire or if you like a bit of luxury then the cabins with their own on-suites are very comfy or if you wish you can pitch a tent.
If booking a van ask for one in the Sunboys group: van numbers 5-8 or 9-12.
Most sleep two, some sleep three.
They cost $95 per night for two adults.
For all pricing nuances see the River Island website.
PLEASE handle your own van bookings.
If you need to find a buddy to share with let us know and will match you up.
There is a swimming pool, three spa, tubs a sauna and extensive walks.
We usally have a casual night on Friday night and a group meal on Saturday night.
All catering as BYO (although River Island do still serve some meals i think).
There are BBQ's in the area of the caravans.
How to get there from Mittagong:
A bit further down the road you will find a tall sign on the left side of the road saying River Island Nature Retreat. Follow this road down (and down and down). Yes the road at the end is very steep.
This has alwys been a fun trip away and we usually come back to the city fully recharged.
We hope you can join us.