“Twas in the prime of summer-time
An evening calm and cool,”

Experiences to capture mind, body and soul.

Rediscover the lost of art of Larks & Japes. Our grounds are designed with play in mind, to take you yet another fathom away from the everyday life over yonder, and to the giggle filled world of Hara House’s myriad of smooth lawns, glittering pools and corners to turn and find unexpected surprises.

Experiences to capture mind, body and soul.

Rediscover the lost of art of Larks & Japes. Our grounds are designed with play in mind, to take you yet another fathom away from the everyday life over yonder, and to the giggle filled world of Hara House’s myriad of smooth lawns, glittering pools and corners to turn and find unexpected surprises.

Now up the mead, then down the mead,
And past a shady nook,–

PLAY

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

Competitive or Nonchalant? Each extreme will collapse into pealing squeals as you spot the original kidney shaped pool, the restored to perfection tennis court, the giant chess set and the raked over, patiently waiting Petanque court – Boules if you’re favouring the south of France vibes, or Bocce for you gorgeous fiery Italians.

  • Tennis Court
  • Lawn Games
  • Bike Hire

Away they sped with gamesome minds,
And souls untouched by sin;

ACTIVITIES

Nervous energy got your leg tapping?
Let’s take care of that, shall we?

Tennis

Classic, elegant, fierce and fiery.

Singles or doubles, dry or serviced from our bar, our classically designed courts – sprinkled with modern twists of course – await the first *pock* of your thunderous serve.

Available exclusively for in-house guests.

Lawn Games

“Play is the highest form of research”
– Albert Einstein

Lawn games, croquet by the fountain (you don’t need to be a Heather either), aforementioned Klop, giant Jenga. We have games for the thinkers, the drinkers, the serious and the wild.
Play nicely…. Or not.

Available exclusively for in-house guests.

Yoga & Pilates

The fast train to the slow pace.

The ultimate ancient earthing practice to get your head into Hara House, we are particularly tickled to offer you classes led by first class teachers, seasonally offered on the lawns in summer and the heated courtyard room in winter, so a holiday in the hills need not interrupt your essential daily OM.

Available exclusively for in-house guests.

Now up the mead, then down the mead,
And past a shady nook,–

Hara Bikes

THE CYCLING SCENE'S WORST KEPT SECRET IS JUST HOW PERFECT BRIGHT IS FOR TWO-WHEELED ADVENTURES.

Didn’t pack the wheels? Take ours, including helmets, maps, a picnic (Rather!) and all the accessories you could possibly wish for to cruise, breathe and delight in the twisty wonderland landscape of our surrounds.

Available for in-house guests.

His hat was off, his vest apart,
To catch heaven’s blessed breeze;

LOUNGE

“My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit.”
- Phyllis Diller

Participants and spectators alike, the lounge beckons all who wish to gaze dreamily poolside from a soft cabana lounge. Optional – chilled glass in hand, or why not take that gaze on into the pool itself?

• Pool, Spa & Plunge Pool
• Coco’s Pool Bar (coming soon)
• Original Cedar Sauna
• Winter Firepits on the Lawn

There were some that ran and some that leapt, Like troutlets in a pool.

Pool, Spa & Plunge Pool

Gather round, Sirens, sylphs and mermaids!

All the glistening watery weightlessness you can desire, drift away in our perfect retro pool and heated spa, or give your circulation a B-Shot with our plunge pool – post Sauna, naturally. Make it a party with our inflatables and floating dreamboat lilos.

But the Usher sat remote from all,
A melancholy man!

Poolside Tiki Bar

Stay reclined, my dear - we’ll come to you.

You’d be forgiven in thinking you’d stepped straight into an LA in the 30’s, with splashing water, swaying trees, blue and white stripes and our service team just waiting to bring you a chilled glass of fabulousness. Order from our curated poolside bar menu, and your tipple of choice will appear magically shortly after.

Coming Soon.

Original Cedar Sauna

step into a wood-scented sanctum of peace and healing

No punishing regime here – just an oasis of quiet, smooth timber surfaces, those endless fluffy towels and treatments to perfectly bookend your wind-down. 

Available exclusively for in-house guests. Located in Hara Spa.

 

For the peace of his soul he read that book
In the golden eventide:

Vintage Library

“I ransack public libraries and find them full of sunk treasure”
– Virginia Woolf

You’d be forgiven in thinking you’d stepped straight into an LA in the 30’s, with splashing water, swaying trees, blue and white stripes and our service team just waiting to bring you a chilled glass of fabulousness. Order from our curated poolside bar menu, and your tipple of choice will appear magically shortly after.

“My gentle lad, what is’t you read —
Romance or fairy fable?

Firepits on the lawn

Think outside. No box required.

Bright at dusk, with those clear, big skies at the end of the day, as the heat drifts upward and the chill seeps up from the ground – we fell in love with gathering around the fire pit, beanies on and warm drink in hand. Breathe, smell, see the shadows of the fire play on your cheeks, and don’t for one moment think marshmallows are too cheesy for such a perfect scene. Available exclusively for in-house guests.

For a burning thought was in his brow,
And his bosom ill at ease:

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

TABLE TENNIS

Fun for everyone without committing to tears before the end of Monopoly.

CROQUET

Vintage, fabulous, surprisingly difficult and oh so absorbing… step on to velvety grass and satisfy your curiosity.

GIANT CHESS

When those tiny pieces just don’t give you the drama that the game demands, zoom in and calculate your opening play.

RIVER RAFTING

For those who fear becoming too relaxed, grab hold for a jolt of adrenaline amongst pristine Australian wilderness.

HIKING

Surely the best pace to see a place, get grounded with nature and stroll through our neighbouring myriad of trails.

GOLF

Is any fabulous location complete without a cheeky few rounds on the dazzling emerald lawns?

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Pleasantly shone the setting sun Over the town of Bright.

Pleasantly shone the setting sun over the town of Bright.

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Rooms and suites are beautifully curated to match the core attributes of the region: the glory of Nature and invigorating change our seasons reflect; freedom and life-affirming joy of exploration; the exhilaration and meditation of a journey riding the paths and tracks.

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