The apartment was absolutely beautiful and the views were gorgeous. One of the nicest apartments I've ever stayed in. The only downside was a very complicated and anxiety-generating arrangement for checking in and getting into the property after 5pm. The road trip from Airlie took us longer than expected though we arrived around 6pm so not terribly late. We had advised we might be late that morning but were asked to ring en route to confirm. This proved very difficult as reception along the Bruce Highway was almost non-existent, and there was insistence that we ring and give a credit card number (even though payment had been made in advance) before we could get the code for the key safe. Eventually we were sent an online check-in form but this was hard to download, fill in and upload again due to the poor reception. We did eventually receive instructions for accessing the key safe and the building. When we got there, this was extremely confusing, especially after a long drive when we were tired, trying to work out where the key safe actually was and how to get there from the carpark, and whether doors we had to go through would lock behind us etc.
Once we actuallly got in, everything was fine and the apartment itself was easy to operate.
I loved Echelon Apartments and would definitely stay there again but next time I would insist on getting the key safe code earlier than it was eventually given to us, and in a place where phone and internet reception was not so compromised.