Reconnect to nature, yourself and your friends and family in this elevated, exclusive Lodge and property next to Grampians National Park. We are as close as possible to McKenzie Falls, Fish Falls, Hollow Mountain, Taipan Wall / Mt Staplyton and other attractions.
Forget the busy, over crowded and over priced Halls Gap and come experience the Grampians in the secluded, quiet and breathtaking Wartook Valley.
Stunning views of the rugged Mt Difficult mountain range, close encounters with the abundant wildlife including kangaroos, emus and 150+ native birds. Beautiful native wildflowers and a private back valley with lake to explore and bird watch under the awe inspiring Asses Ears mountain.
Sleeps up to 22 across 6 x BEDROOMS:
4 x QUEEN bedrooms
2 x DORM with 7 single beds in each for a total of 14 (beds can be joined to make queen beds)
4 x BATHROOM (Toilet & Showers - newly renovated and mobility friendly)
2 x KITCHEN and DINING areas. It is possible to make one large table in one dining area that can sit up to 20.
2 x AIR CON (reverse cycle)
(For smaller groups you may wish to secure half of the Lodge which has it's own listing called Kailash Mountain Cabin.)
By request we can supply free of charge cots, high chair, toddlers beds, trestle tables, camp chairs.
Thick hand built mudbrick walls and timber posts mean you enjoy cool days in summer and warm snug winter nights. Eco friendly and fun to stay in. Unique earthy architecture.
Tipi and Yurt are suitable structures for yoga and meditation workshops / retreats but must be booked with prior arrangement and are out of bounds unless supervised.
Refrigerator, Microwave oven, Reverse cycle air conditioning, two hi powered gas burner stoves, toaster, electric jug, electric frypan or wok, Coffee machine or stove top filters supplied, all cutlery and plates for up to 22, cooking equipment, knife rack, clothes washing machine, TV + DVD
Full bedding, towels, hand soap, detergent, toilet paper, LPG gas for BBQ, firewood for wood heater, matches, bath mats and hand towels, coffee filters.
GUESTS TO BRING
Food and drinks, entertainment, sense of adventure
Dog friendly with secure yard while you are in the National Park offering shelter, water and shade. Dogs can sleep inside by the fire or outside the cabin at night in their own bed. $15 per dog per night. Water dishes and dog towel available.
Meditation – If you are curious about meditation I can give you instruction in an easy, non-religious technique, free of charge (no previous experience required!)
Sound Healing with Himalayan Healing Bowls
Please enquire for prices and more information about the services.
At Kailash (Wartook Rise) without driving;
You could go for walks around the farm, down to the lake, and to the platypus pool,
Photograph kangaroo, emu and birds groups, Older children enjoy making cubbies.
Sunset walks are fun down to the lake. The lake has water birds, binoculars an advantage.
At night the stars look so different to the city, and you see shooting stars and sometimes Aurora Australis (lights like curtains in the sky).
Yabbying is good fun with string, smelly meat,
Feeding hens/ducks and roosters in the hen yard they come running,
Some guests go for night walks with a torch and see possums, call up Boobook owls.
Outside fires at night are fun, regulations permitting.
Short walks nearby
McKenzie Falls, Broken Falls and Fish Falls, Beehive Falls. Summer Day Valley, Award winning new track between base of McKenzie falls and Fish Falls.
To Reeds Lookout and Balconies (Jaws of Death) pram friendly 1 km, past sculpture garden
Picnic at Zumsteins skip stones in the stream. wooden platform for seating while children play in the riverl Walk in to Fish falls from Zumsteins 25 minutes, spectacular falls few see.
Pusher and wheelchair friendly hikes include the McKenzie Falls lookout, and Balconies.
Boroka Lookout overlooking Halls Gap spectacular,
Go on down to Halls Gap to see Brambuk and free demonstrations of aboriginal skills.
Walk to Venus Baths from Halls Gap, see tame cockatoos (take some bread, they will perch on shoulders etc.)
Nice Icecream shop there reasonable prices at Stoneycreek stores.
Really good zoo at Halls Gap it is visitor friendly and has interesting exhibits. Buy a food bag, the small deer are so friendly.
Halls Gap has a big Pub for lunches, evening meal, Kookaburra and other restaurants.
Great Western has Bests and Seppelts there is a free tour of underground wine cellars, formerly a gold mine!
Underground gold mining, you can drive to the top of the town lookout and see vents from the gold mine underneath the hill, there. as well a nice view over the town. A town hall clock at Stawell has a quaint mining tableaux on the hour. Op shops there also.
The Giant Koala, and a turkey farm across the road. Fun to see antique turkey collection and the owner Daryl is very interesting. You can come back from here via the Roses Gap Road and do Beehive Falls (easy hike) the Beehive was melted in a fire but bees are rebuilding up behind the falls if you keep going up 50 metres or so.
Longer hikes include Mt Zero 1 hour, Flat Rock, 1/2 hour, Pinnacle 2 hours, Sundial 1 hours, Pinnacle from Sundial 1 1/2 hours, Wonderland 5 hours, Mt Rosea 5 hours.
Visit Wander Inn for coffee/lunches/homemade cakes, have providore that sells food goodies. Fresh Fish and chips Friday nights until 7pm. Evening meals by arrangement ring Jenny Wilson .
Laharum Grove has lunches three days a week, Friday through to Sunday and Friday night offers an evening meal (you must book in for Friday night Deirdre ) gourmet food delicious. New landscaping really interesting and exciting. Beautiful location in an olive grove.
Our local store sells petrol and has groceries 9 - 6pm Happy Wanderer resort.
Hollow Mountain is amazing hike, if group up to it. The Summer Day valley rock climbing area is interesting to see and often has climbers, the new staircase is jokingly called the "Stair case to Heaven" views are spectacular.. Our local mountain guide will take groups abseiling if you wish. Must arrange this.
Mt Zero and Flat Rock are excellent hikes. Can give more directions and help with maps if needed. Take water to this area. Only toilets there.
From Flat Rock you can go on up to Bird Rock and even on to Mt Staplyton. This is surely one of the best Grampians Views, you feel "king/queem of the world".
Horsham has a wonderful regional Art Gallery, with rotating exhibitions. Good op shops (I can give a map) , plus a welcoming library.
Particularly recommend the excellent horses at Grampians horseriding, Over 12 years for rides at the moment. Cameron McDonald (guided ride, they teach and are good for advanced riders also)
Lodge provides a private and beautiful setting for retreat, groups of friends, family reunions, birthday parties, weddings most celebrations. The two adjoining lounge rooms work very well with mixed age groups or friends. Guests also enjoy the two kitchens and work spaces, two BBQ's, and four bathrooms.
Come and join in the fun. Out the window there is an outstanding parade of wildlife and birds, a great place to take overseas visitors.