6 Unique Stays in the Wimmera Mallee
The Wimmera Mallee offers the perfect place to explore, unwind, relax, and escape the stresses of modern life. The Wimmera Mallee offers a range of unique accommodation experiences that might surprise you. With such a large region to discover, you’ll want to set up camp for a few days to grasp the area, and summer is the perfect time to take the extra days off work to explore. These distinctive accommodation experiences place you in the heart of the region so you can immerse yourself in everything that makes this pocket of Victoria so special.
A short 10km out of Nhill will land you somewhere really special. Situated on 100 acres of trees and natural landscape, the Nhillbilly Farm offers a tranquil and secluded glamping experience. The luxury glamping-style accommodation creates a magical place to unwind amongst the clean air, starry night skies and free-range beauty. It wouldn’t be a farm stay experience without the animals. Say hello to the farm animals and local wildlife.
The large tents feature a comfortable queen bed with quality linen, as well as winter grade canvas flooring to keep out the chillier nights, plus a mosquito net to keep the critters at bay. With two tents available, you can make it a solo getaway, a romantic trip or even a gathering of friends. Nhillbilly Farm is dedicated to making your trip a memorable one. No two bookings are made for the same night. No traffic, no neighbours and no worries will be found here.
Located on the banks of the Yarriambiack Creek, Yarriambiance offers a unique experience for travelers. With 4 options of accommodation, you can find your perfect escape.
Deluxe creek-side camping grounds are perfect for the camping traveller. As a finalist for the Best Hipcamp in Victoria in 2022, this campsite offers all you need in a beautiful setting. Whether you’re tenting it or bringing along a caravan, this site won’t disappoint. Featuring amenities, power, fire pits and well-maintained laws, this camping space is a hidden gem. The space is allocated for one booking only, which means whether you’re going solo or with a big group, you won’t ever have to worry about neighbours.
Yarriambiance is host to their star, the Mayfair 2.0. Perfect for 2 people, the tiny house is an off-grid, home away from home. A loft bed, gas hotplate, shower and woodburning heater will offer all of the comforts of modern life, minus the worries. The Mayfair was the proud winner of Australia’s Best Hipcamp Cabin of 2021, and was a finalist in 2022, making this one of the best tiny houses you’ll find, and it right here in the Wimmera. Nested under ancient redgums, you can enjoy the serenity of the outdoors in the incredibly unique rural setting.
The International Tiny House
Yarriambiance didn’t stop at the Mayfair 2.0. If you’re after something even more unique, you can stay in the back of a pick-up truck tiny house. The International Tiny House began its life as a work truck on a vegetable farm in 1971, before resting in the Wimmera where it was converted into a tiny house. Featuring hotplates, a standard fridge/freezer, bathroom and wood stove and power, you’ll feel perfectly comfortable. With room to sleep 5 people, it would make for a perfect family adventure. Its character, charm and uniqueness make for a stay you’ll talk about for years to come.
With room for 6, the Greenhills Tavern is a restored farm workshop, that now offers a unique and thoughtful accommodation experience. The loving restoration incorporated up-cycled materials from the farm and the local area, creating an experience that has been captured in time. The Tavern has an open fireplace, full kitchen and bathroom, split systems as well as the modern comforts of Wi-Fi and Netflix. Relax amongst the scenery of the Wimmera Mallee in this incredible tavern, you won’t find anything like it.
Leura Log Cabin
Located just outside of Warracknabeal, the Leura Log Cabin is a cosy and relaxing cabin that is full of character and charm. Take the time to truly unwind, enjoy the surrounding nature and just simply be. It is the perfect atmosphere to curl up on the couch in front of the fireplace with a glass of the complimentary red wine. On cooler nights, listen to the fire crackling as you let go of the hustle and stresses of life. A queen-sized bed with quality linen makes for a comfortable night’s sleep. With a well-appointed kitchenette with cookware and appliances, as well as a split system air conditioner, you can unwind without leaving behind the simple luxuries. Outside, you’ll find a spacious garden that you can watch from the covered wooden patio, and an outdoor grill to spend the night cooking under the stars. Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a solo escape or even a business trip, the Leura Log Cabin is an excellent option.
Little Desert Nature Lodge
The Little Desert Nature Lodge will place you in the heart of one of Victoria’s most renowned national parks. The Little Desert National Park is an incredibly well preserved park that is bustling with native flora and fauna. It is the perfect place for bird watchers, photographers, and nature lovers alike. It is home to one fifth of Victoria’s native flora species, where you’ll find wildflowers that are particularly beautiful over spring and summer. The Little Desert Nature Lodge offers accommodation options for all, from deluxe garden view ensuite rooms, bunk rooms and camp sites, the Little Desert Nature Lodge can accommodate for all your needs. With capacity to sleep 120, the Lodge is perfect for solo travelers or large groups. Nature is right on your doorstep when you stay here, which means you can wake up to the sounds of birds chirping and kangaroos hopping. It doesn’t get much more tranquil than that.
Mallee Bush Retreat
Along the shore of Lake Lascelles in Hopetoun, you’ll find a real treat in Mallee Bush Retreat. Inspired by the structures that are common to the region, unique accommodation including stables, a workshop and even a silo to stay in. With twin and bunk style rooms, it is an excellent meeting place for families, couples, travelers, or artists in residence. Unwind in the nature and let your creativity and adventure take the reins. Perfectly located on Lake Lascelles, it is a great option for swimming, boating, fishing or simply laying horizontal on a blow-up pool ring – straight to insta!
Stella the Stargazer
Stella the Stargazer is on her way to the Grampians. This roaming tiny house is setting up shop in the stunning nature of the Grampians region. Be surrounding by nature, wildlife, and serenity in the off-grid tiny house. Stella gets her name from the glass wall that opens for you to pull the bed out gaze into the bright stars. This is sleeping under the stars in luxury. Crafted from repurposed materials, Stella is full of charm and character. You’ll be warmly welcomed with a welcome pack and breakfast provisions that have been carefully sourced and curated by Alejandro Saravia, with the option to have a premium dinner pack that is inspired by local and seasonal foods. Stella is only here for a limited time from Monday, 17 April 2023 to Thursday, 18 June 2023, so it’s best to book quick to avoid missing out on this once in a lifetime experience.