Remote 70's style 3 bedroom Log Cabin in the Grampians with Mountain views
About Elyse Hamilton
Currently living in Melbourne. Excited to share this special place with other nature loving travellers.
Elyse Hamilton purchased this Cabin in 2017
Why Elyse Hamilton chose Wartook
We love the grampians especially as one of us is a mad keen rock climber. The remote location is what drew us to the property and its stunning views of the local mountains and rivers.
What makes this Cabin unique
The mob of kangaroos that come past the cabin almost every morning and night are the closest thing to neighbours we have. Waking up to Kookaburras and Galas takes some getting used to but its so nice to be reminded you are in the bush.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Needs some work
Hi I have stayed at Bracken Lodge for over 20 years now on and off. In that time, although the surrounding are great I do not think I have seen any real maintenance. The place was clean although grimmy. There is dust on surfaces and there are cob-webs and the floor needs to be completely re sanded and re varnished. Parts of the shade cloth outside are torn and require replacement. The oven is dirty. The seals on the slow combustion heater need to be replaced as they leak and consequently the wood burns to quickly at night when you shut the heater down to go the sleep. In summer an air conditioner will be required. The toilet is loose and needs to be properly fixed to the floor. And also the wood pile behind the shed will need to be topped up soon. If you are going to charge top dollar (and you do) you need to spend some money and do some work because right now it is greatly overpriced. As it is I could not recommend it.
We had a lovely time exploring the surrounds. Norman the labradoodle was in doggy heaven. The places
Loved our time at Bracken Lodge
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the beautiful property at Bracken Lodge. It is a nature lovers paradise. Abundance of bird life, kangaroos, wallabys and emus. We also saw deers on our night walk around the property.
The wood heater worked really well at keeping us warm and cosy. The bed was super comfy and the shower had plenty of pressure & heat for us both to have showers at the end of the day.
The big verandah around the house was a great spot to relax and be at one with the natural surroundings.
Just up the road is a walk from Zumstein to the falls which was really beautiful.
Highly reccomend staying here and gettng away from it all! We now feel well rested and rejuvenated. Hopefully we will be back soon.
It was the perfect spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The kids never got bored and the dogs enjoyed the freedom to roam around.
The Grampians has a lot to offer!
Beautiful block of land with Emus and Roos at your doorstep, plus mount views! The 3 of us spent the nights huddled around the fire playing board games and cards provided, then drove the short distance to the walks in the Grampians during the day. Clean property with wood and essentials provided, thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Can’t recommend highly enough!
This is our fourth stay at Bracken Lodge and each time it gets better and better.
Our 1 year old and dog had the best holiday of their lives. Bracken Lodge is such a peaceful place, somewhere you can go to truely relax.
Elyse was a pleasure to deal with and always replied promptly.
We will be back. Thank you.
The Grampians National Park Peaks walking/hiking trails.
Hollow Mountain walk - 1hr round trip.
Its about 10min drive north on C222, the turn towards Mt Zero.
A great quick walk to an amazing view of the Northern Grampians. Its pretty steep and some parts of the walk are rocky but worth it when you get to the top. You have the amazing view of the olive plantations below. On your way back stop by the Grampians Olive Co. (Toscana). You can see how award winning organic olive oil is made and enjoy a tasting plate. They also have wood fired Pizza if you ask nicely.
Pinnacle Trail (backwards) - About 4 hrs round trip.
The Grampians staple, but still amazing. We recommend doing it back wards because you get the million steps out of the first then you walk against the traffic ( if any) on the way down. You start in the car park in Halls Gap, head up the steps to the pinnacle (the view) then work you way back down past silent street, cool chamber and grand canyon to finish with Venus baths. You loop around and end up in the car park in halls gap.
Pop into 'absolute outdoors' and buy a walking tours map of the tracks around Halls Gap. They can show you on the map if you want more info. http://absoluteoutdoors.com.au/
Zumstiens/ Fish Falls
1 hour round trip + swimming hole ( Great in summer)
Head south from Bracken Lodge on northern grampians road (C222) towards halls gap for about 10 minutes and park at Zumsteins car park.
The track runs from the car park and its an easy walk (you could do it in thongs) and you end up at fish falls. You can swim here and jump into the water, its pretty deep in one spot. Take some snacks/drinks and chill there for a while if its warm. The water is fresh and beautiful.
If you want more walking, you can continue on up the steps to Mackenzie Falls which is another hour's walk (roughly)