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Maheno Cottage Southern Hut

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Step back in time into this fabulous piece of history on amazing Fraser Island...

The Southern Hut is the second oldest building on Fraser Island. It boasts the amazing original Maheno shipwreck flooring and exudes the true history of Fraser Island. This Cottage is 60 years old, cosy and rustic and is perfect for fishing groups.


Our elevated location location offers spectacular views over 75 Mile Beach and out across the Pacific Ocean. Located approximately halfway up the Island, the Maheno Cottages provide the perfect base to explore the World’s largest sand Island - from from freshwater lakes, rainforests, the infamous Maheno Shipwreck, Indian Head, Champagne Pools…the list goes on…

Property Features

This rustic 2 bedroom,1 bathroom cottage is fully furnished and self-contained.

The Hut sleeps up to 8 people. The bedding configurations are as follows:

Bedroom 1:

1 x queen bed

1 x pull out trundle (single)

Bedroom 2:

1 x triple bunk (i.e. 1 x double bed with 1 single bed above)

1 x single bunk set

The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric fridge/freezer, cutlery/cooking utensils and a dining table and chairs. There is also an outdoor (covered) BBQ.

The Cottages run on a 24hr solar power system, with a back-up generator. We do ask guests not to bring electrical equipment (mobile phone/laptop charges are permitted), as they can rapidly deplete the solar battery stores and risk overloading the system.

BYO - ALL bedsheets, towels, tea towels, pillows and doonas etc. All beds have mattress protectors.

Linen can be hired (in advance) at extra cost - please let us know at time of booking

**Please see separate Stayz listing if you would like to rent both the Northern (Property ID: 178745) & Southern Cottages together for larger groups**

Fraser Island

You can reach Fraser Island via barge from Inskip Point (east of Gympie) or River Heads (east of Maryborough). The barge to Inskip Point will provide you with the most straight forward journey to Happy Valley along 75 Mile Beach, however there are many other 4WD tracks leading around Fraser Island if you want to take the scenic route.

You will need a reliable, high clearance 4WD and a vehicle access permit to reach Happy Valley. 4WD vehicles can be hired from Hervey Bay or Rainbow Beach.

Happy Valley is only 1km away and offers all the services and facilities you need to enjoy your stay on Fraser Island. Facilities include drinking water, toilets, ATM, fuel, Australia Post mailbox (cleared twice weekly), public phone, and an Ambulance service.

Full Telstra Next G coverage is available at Happy Valley

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Shore
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Fraser Island, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Kitchen
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 5 large double bed
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Maheno Cottage Southern Hut
average rating of 3.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 1 of 5

This cabin has no fan or fans , has no TV, has no lounge to speak of the only seating is at dinner table. Water pressure is a joke and same as there lighting.

Gass stove is a joke as is cooking gear fry pans etc.. To be honest we went and stayed at another place for night 2 because the heat in the cabin the night before was terrible. I have email the owner and requested 1 night refund with no response.

  • Review Submitted: 01/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldnt ask for more

  • 5 of 5

Heritage and Holiday. Maheno cottages gave us everything we could've asked for during our stay on Fraser Island. They may not look flash - but who wants flash - we wanted authenticity, family time, fishing and of course the view is to die for. Kitchen has everything you need and the beds are comfy with the sound of the ocean to lull you to sleep. Thoroughly recommend these cottages - we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 20/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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