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Your body, mind and soul are renewed after one day

"After two days the whole world also seems different."

Aquila Eco Lodges is a modern, ecologically sustainable nature retreat. It is nestled in the Southern Grampians National Park at the foot of Mount Abrupt, near the township of Dunkeld, which is well known for its art and dining scene.

The four self-contained lodges feature day beds with oversized cushions, set against huge picture windows, scenic patios with gas BBQs, and fully-equipped kitchens. The lodges are set well apart on 100 acres of virgin bushland, ensuring privacy and a peaceful atmosphere. They offer the perfect location for weekend retreats, romantic getaways and exploring the natural environment.

If you are interested in Australian native animals, you will find a plethora of birds to watch, kangaroos and wallabies basking in the sun, joeys frolicking in the grass, and in summer, echidnas and lizards meandering on the walking tracks, with an emu here and there hiding behind a grass tree.

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PRICES

From $300 to $330 per couple per night. A two-night minimum stay applies. A longer minimum stay may apply during peak periods. 

Continental Breakfast: $18 per person. Gourmet Breakfast: $25 per person.

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BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES

ENQUIRE or BOOK Aquila Eco Lodges through LoveBirds. We suggest you book well in advance, as the lodges are very popular.

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FEATURES

Wireless internet in office area. Selection of DVDs, board games, reference books and binoculars available on request. Private parking next to each lodge.

THE TREEHOUSES

The Treehouses at Aquila Eco Lodges are three-level architect designed retreats for couples. The ground floor has an undercover verandah with a gas barbecue and outdoor furniture. The second floor consists of a bathroom, full kitchen, dining and living area with treetop views. The bedroom with picturesque open views is on the top floor. 

THE LOFTHOUSES

The Lofthouses at Aquila Eco Lodges sleep up to six people. The ground floor is tiled throughout and contains a separate bedroom, bathroom, lounge room and full kitchen. Day beds set in huge picture windows are  perfect for relaxing with a book or glass of wine. Bedroom two is located on a loft floor, which is a half mezzanine, featuring beautiful red gum floors and a queen bed. Two sets of double doors lead from the lounge room onto a tiled verandah, equipped with a gas barbecue and outdoor setting. The sandstone bathroom is just a step from your front door, set under the verandah and made cosy by thermal mass heating.

Both The Lofthouses and Treehouses feature: Day bed with oversized cushions. Fully equipped kitchen (no microwave due to solar power restrictions). Bathroom and natural body care products. Queen size beds with wool underlay, wool doona and good quality linen. Kitchen is stocked with fresh milk, several types of tea, organic instant and freshly ground coffee, cold press olive oil, balsamic vinegar and soy sauce. Slow combustion, wood burning heater and a supply of wood set up in each lodge on cold days. Evaporative coolers for warm days.

ECOLOGICAL FEATURES

All infrastructure is underground to minimise visual impact. Solar power. Rainwater collection, storage and distribution. Composting worm-based waste management. Sandstone pathways in high traffic areas and planting of infertile corn rye grass to minimise erosion. Re-vegetation program using indigenous plants. Identified, catalogued and protected unique and endangered orchids from the Grampians.

A LITTLE NOTE
Whilst we try hard to ensure information is up to date, we cannot guarantee that it will be correct at all times. Please confirm pricing and other details with each property at time of booking. 

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Location

586 Manns Road x Victoria Valley Road, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294.

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  • The lodge creates a feeling that you are living within the bush with nothing to separate you from the outside experience, except for being contained within a luxurious eco-lodge. The bathroom was an experience of the outside as well, making you feel part of the environment and complimenting the living, breathing architectural structure of Aquila.

    - KATIE
  • Congratulations on an amazing achievement, a truly inspiring sustainable development for others to aspire to and learn from. Beautiful surroundings, lovely accommodation, great architecture. A great experience. Thank you.

    - CAROLINE & GLEN
  • Harry and Iwona are beautiful and friendly people who own a stunning property; they are passionate about the environment and animals. The accommodation is everything you would want: comfortable, well equipped, bright and open and private. The location is perfect in the southern Grampians, and Harry and Iwona have pet kangaroos on their property, who are happy to take a selfie with you.

    - Cara
  • What a fabulous place and a warm welcome. We stumbled across Aquila while in the Grampians and have fallen in love with the place. We feel truly privileged to have stayed here.

    - DANNY & SARAH
  • Your body, mind and soul are renewed after one day. After two days the whole world also seems different.

    - LEW & JOAN

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