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“Must come again in Winter” 5 of 5 stars
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Girraween Environmental Lodge
Pyramids Road, Ballandean, Queensland 4382, Australia   |  
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Must come again in Winter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We enjoyed 3 wonderful nights stay at this well serviced Environmental Lodge. The Cabin was well situated away from other cabins so privacy ensured. Inside the cabin were 2 enormous bedrooms, with the Master bedroom the biggest I have seen anywhere I have stayed. Huge bathroom with larger than normal shower - spa to enjoy - well ventilated room. Just fabulous. The kitchen was spacious and included a good sized fridge with a more than adequate weekend freezer. I would prefer to have a blind/shutters that I could pull down/close against the afternoon sun in the kitchen, but not a real issue as we kept things off the bench.Appreciated the undercover parking for the car as part of the roof line - great idea. If you enjoy waking up with the early morning sun streaming into the room then you will definitely love the skylights in the two bedrooms. For me personally I found this challenging but then decided to go with the flow and go to bed earlier and enjoy more of this wonderful Lodge and fantastic scenery on the many walks. I only missed one of the walks as I wasn't fit enough to do it but especially enjoyed the company of "Able Tasman" the Lodge's famous dog who made sure we didn't get lost and watched out for any reptiles sunning themselves across our path. We woke to a views of kangaroos in the "wild" which was fascinating. If you want to enjoy a quiet, relaxing week/weekend away plus add some adventure with bush walking, then this is the place for you. Bush walking, swimming in the pool, BBQ on your own veranda etc- it is all there. Enjoy. Hope to come back in winter and do it all over again. Thanks Kelly, Kelly's Mum and Able Tasman.

Room Tip: Cabin 3 as it was the first cabin and closest to the office and the beginning and end of the walks...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

We have been visiting Giraween and staying at the environmental lodges since they first opened. Secluded, well maintained with friendly staff and an abundance of scenery and wildlife, they are one of a few true 'getaway' locations. Away from the city lights, and digital noise. The quiet is awesome! Now we have two kids and they love it as well. Tasman the dog is an asset and was my kids constant shadow which they loved as they played all day ingest the rocks! We will will return, again and again! A unique natural environment unlike the rest of SE Qld.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

My partner and I visited Girraween Environmental Lodge for a weekend getaway and we were very impressed with the amazing customer service and the quality of the chalets. The property manager Kelly was very friendly and her awesome dog Tasman was an excellent companion on our hike around their property. They have multiple walks through their surrounding 400 acres and we had a great time exploring them. We also enjoyed the nearby winery and chocolate shop :-)

Room Tip: The chalets are very similar and all are very nice :-)
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We were lucky enough to be shouted a night at Girraween for our recent anniversary. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by Tasman the dog (and his wonderful owner!!) we were made feel comfortable and welcome. The chateau's were gorgeous and comfortable. It was certainly the relaxing night away we were looking for and we are looking forward to heading back and trying out the hiking tracks. Thanks very much for a wonderful time!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Allora, Queensland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Had most of the family;y down in adjoining lodges (7 & 8) for 2 nights. Storms spectacular. Best place to stay as you can "do your own thing" away from phones, internet, and just relax and commune with nature.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Right from the moment we were greeted by Kelly, the property manager, Girraween Environmental Lodge provided the relaxed experience we were after, in unbelievably stunning natural surrounds, full of towering trees and curious kangaroos. All the cabins are comfortable and spacious, the pools and spa are lush, and there's some great hiking/running tracks nearby that, if you climb high enough, give you spectacular views of the area. We had a perfect weekend away.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had the pleasure spending last two nights at the lodge courtesy of their generous donation to Operation Smile. What a wonderful place it is .... The bush scenery, country air, abundant wildlife and spectacular walks. The cabin was beautiful, cosy and clean. Certainly a relaxing break and we are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kelly D, Manager at Girraween Environmental Lodge, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
It is always so lovely to hear how much people appreciate this very special place and we really just want to take the time to say thank you for taking your valuable time to let us and everyone else out there know. I believe when people read these beautiful comments, from people who take the time to write them, it is worth a thousand advertisements and it is more valuable to us than I am sure the wonderful guests who write them could ever realise. So thank you to those who take the time to read them and very special thank you to those who write them for taking the time to show you care and share this amazing place and thank
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Address: Pyramids Road, Ballandean, Queensland 4382, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Ballandean
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Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Ballandean
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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