Moon Author's Review
Prospect Outback Adventures are offered on the active 405-hectare (1,000-acre) Prospect Plantation, bought by Sir Harold Mitchell in 1936 and still owned by his heirs. Mitchell entertained all manner of dignitaries in the great house and at the estate's luxurious villas. A tradition was that his guests would plant a tree on the grounds to mark their visit. The most notable of these tokens of remembrance is the giant mahogany planted by Winston Churchill in 1953. It stands in the driveway behind the great house. Nestled among the groves of tropical hardwoods below the great house is a beautiful chapel built by Mitchell to mark the passing of his wife, Mary Jane Mitchell Greene, known as Lady Mitchell. The chapel was constructed completely with hardwoods and stone found on the plantation. Tours (US$39-196) include cooking lessons and rides on camel, horseback, jitney, Segway, and mud buggies. A tour of the great house is included in each.