the willows
corner bedroom
The Log Hut
looking up the bundarrah valley
looking down onto the Mitta Mitta River
camp fire dinner
simple showering
The Iron Hut
riding out amongst kangaroos

The Willows

Address: 322 Callaghan Rd, Anglers Rest, Victoria 3898

Phone: 03 5159 7241  

Email: hdpacker@bigpond.com
Web: horsetreks.com

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.

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.

Content: The Willows

Accommodation pricing information (GST included)

Cattlemans Hut

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10/10/1410/10/15$140.00$180.00

Iron Hut

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Nightly

10/10/1410/10/15$150.00$200.00

The Willows

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10/10/1410/10/15$50.00$150.00

Room types

TypeDescriptionNumber of rooms

Cattlemans Hut

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.1

Iron Hut

The Iron Hut is a comfortable authentic rustic hut. 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.1

The Willows

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 and a bathroom. Downstairs is another bathroom and large kitchen, dining and living area. Another bedroom is available in a separate adjoining building where there is also another large living and dining area complete with a big open fireplace. A large veranda provides plenty of space to sit back and be social, or find your own corner. There's 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.6

Payment methods accepted

MasterCard  VISA Card 

Local directions

The Willows is sign posted at the entrance of Callaghans Road. Off the Omeo Highway. It is a blue tourism sign stating “The Willows and Packers High Country Horse Riding three kilometres”. It is approximately 27 kilometres north of Omeo on winding mountain roads with no lamp posts to light the way. They can also be accessed via Falls Creek take Bogong High Plains Road from late October till early June. And also accessed via Miita Mitta on the Omeo highway or Bairnsdale or Mount Hotham. Please do not rely on GPS gadgets. Contact them for further details.

Facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Tennis court - full size
  • Wood heater/Pot Belly

Activities

  • Astronomy
  • Farm/Station
  • Fishing - Fly
  • Horseriding
  • Animal Viewing
  • Bushwalking

Reception opening hours

Contact directly for availability and bookings. There are no set arrival or departure times.

How to get here

What's nearby

Gippsland

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