Aquila Eco Lodges
Your body, mind and soul are renewed after one day
"After two days the whole world also seems different."
"After two days the whole world also seems different."
Aquila Eco Lodges offers modern, luxury eco accommodation nestled within the Grampians National Park at the foot of Mount Abrupt, near Dunkeld.
Aquila is a perfect spot for a romantic gateway, where you will experience eco-tourism at its finest. Enjoy one of four architect-designed lodges that are set well apart on 100 acres of virgin bushland. Each lodge is self-contained and furnished in a modern, minimalistic style creating an atmosphere of luxury.
Bordered by the Grampians National Park and Dunkeld Golf Course, Aquila Eco Lodges offer interpretive trails, guided walks and a resource library. Their aim is to operate with the principles of sustainable living and with minimum impact on the environment. The flora and fauna at Aquila have been surveyed by Trust for Nature and include many species unique to the Grampians.Reveal more +
From $280 to $330 per couple per night. A two-night minimum stay applies. A longer minimum stay may apply during peak periods. A one night stay is available midweek only on a last minute basis.
Additional adult from $55 per night and children 3-18 from $45 per night. Continental breakfast $16 per person. Gourmet breakfast $25 per person.Reveal more +
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Includes two nights' accommodation, gourmet breakfast hamper on Saturday morning, freshly baked bread basket on Sunday morning, bottle of Seppelt Sparkling Shiraz or Chardonnay and boxed chocolates on arrival, $50 voucher for a meal at Royal Mail Hotel with return transfers, or free entry to Halls Gap Zoo, and late check-out of 2pm. From $795 per couple. Additional nights from $260 per couple.
Includes three nights' accommodation, gourmet breakfast hamper on the first morning, freshly baked bread baskets on the other mornings, bottle of Seppelt Sparkling Shiraz or Chardonnay and boxed chocolates on arrival, $50 voucher for a meal at Royal Mail Hotel with return transfers, or free entry to Halls Gap Zoo, and late check-out of 2pm. From $955 per couple. Additional nights from $260 per couple.Reveal more +
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 at Aquila Eco Lodges are three-level architect designed retreats for couples, but can sleep up to four guests. The ground floor has an undercover verandah with a gas barbecue and outdoor furniture. The second floor consists of a living area with treetop views. The bedroom with picturesque open views is on the top floor. The Treehouses also have a bathroom with bushland views.
The Lofthouses at Aquila Eco Lodges sleep up to six people. The ground floor is tiled throughout and contains a separate bedroom, lounge room and full kitchen. Day beds set in huge picture windows are perfect for relaxing with a book and a 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 and huge glass sky lights.
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, coffee machine and pods, cold press olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper and salt grinders 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.
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.
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586 Manns Road x Victoria Valley Road, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294.Get directions
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.
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.
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.
Your body, mind and soul are renewed after one day. After two days the whole world also seems different.