The Willows is a remote high country getaway situated in the Bundarrah Valley, Anglers Rest. Located half way between the country towns of Mitta Mitta and Omeo, they are surrounded by mountains, Alpine National Park and three rivers, the Cobungra,Bundarrah and Mita Mitta.
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For the active, there is adventurous horse riding into the surrounding wilderness, seasonal white water rafting and wild trout fly fishing. And for the less active, drives up onto the Bogong High Plains, to the Mitta Mitta pub, Omeo or the Blue Duck Inn can also include short walks and dining.
The Willows, overlooking the Bundarrah river, provides a variety of comfortable, rustic self-contained accommodation. The main homestead has five upstairs bedrooms, two bathrooms, a downstairs dining/ kitchen area with wood fire, and outdoor campfire barbecue area. It is a bit like an African camp lodge but with lots of horses, kangaroos and birds instead of big game.
Two authentic Australian bush huts are down on the river flats. The Cattleman's log hut, built around 1900 and the Iron Hut, its exterior of old oil tins post depression years of the 1940's. Inside, both have a modernised rustic style. Think glamping!
Both huts are one roomed with a bathroom attached, although the toilet is outdoors. Each has a double and single bed, kitchen facilities, verandas and outdoor campfire and barbecue areas. Linen and towels are supplied.
Power is solar, hydro and gas so please don't bother with electrical devices such as hair dryers. This is a great getaway from technology. Digital free. If you enjoy getting away from it all, and travel and camp in remote destinations such as the Kimberleys and like something out of the ordinary, this is for you.
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An original log hut built around 1900's. It is simple but cosy with verandas on two sides, an open fire pit outside providing areas to sit and do nothing after a day of riding or fishing. Inside is open-planned, double bed and single bed with enough room for a third on the floor, if needed.
A wood fire place, small gas stove, kitchen facilities and wooden floors that you can walk on without having to take off boots.
Adjacent to the hut is an open plan stone bathroom, one side screened with timber slats to provide a view up valley. The outdoor toilet is a short walk away.
The Iron Hut is a comfortable authentic rustic hut perfect for a romantic getaway.A wooden deck overlooks a pond fed by a flowing water race. The water flows out of this and continues on past the Cattlemans Hut and back to the river. Below the deck a stone seat wraps round a fire pit, a fine place for a sip.
Inside there's a double and single bed. A bathroom is attached to the hut though there is an outdoor toilet a short walk away. There are also kitchen facilities and a wood fire place.
The Willows is a lodge style mud brick homestead, overlooking river flats on the Bundarrah River. Behind the house looms Mount Ned, formed of huge pink granite boulders, part of the Alpine National Park.
Upstairs are five bedrooms (four double beds and one single bed) and bathroom. Downstairs is another bathroom, double bedroom, kitchen and dining / living area. Another bedroom is available in a separate adjoining building where there is also another large living / dining area and fireplace.
A large veranda provides plenty of space to sit back and be social, or find your own corner. There is also a campfire pit outside, where many a guest has sat around the fire, stars above, glass in hand telling tales into the early hours.
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