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Mount Romance - The Sandalwood Factory

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by Marcel Deer (subscribe)
I've been freelancing for over 4 years in PR and journalism, I'm now based in Liverpool, England. You can see a body of my work on and on When not reviewing or interviewing I write comedy for TV.
Published January 11th 2012

If you're looking for a unique experience with a loved one or with the family, Mount Romance is a truly fantastic day out. The Sandalwood Factory is located in the fantastic coastal surroundings of Albany, just 5 hours outside of Perth by car.

With Sandalwood being one of Western Australia's oldest industries, this attraction allows visitors to test products derived from the oil, experience relaxing aromatherapy and gain insight on 'the journey from branch to bottle'.

One of the factories unique offers is called 'The Cone, The Gong, and The Bowl'. This is an almost hypnotic experience combining resonant gonging sounds with Sandalwood aromas, creating a relaxing and almost energising experience.

There is a cafe selling local produce from businesses across Albany, daily tours of the factory and the processes involved in turning Sandalwood into a cosmetic product.

One of the best parts of this experience was purchasing and enjoying a bottle of wine which was infused with Sandalwood oil. The wine was tremendous and it topped off the day's experience perfectly.
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Why? Great family day out
When: 7 days a week
Where: 2 Down Road Albany Western Australia Australia 6330
Cost: Varies but free entry
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