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Little Desert Nature Lodge

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Conveniently located halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne, you will find a peaceful hidden treasure set on 117 hectares of natural bushland. The Lodge is 16km South of Nhill just off the Western Highway and approximately an hours drive from Horsham. Situated on the edge of the pristine Little Desert National Park, you will find the Lodge to be a peaceful and relaxing base for your next adventure. Founded in 1970 and recently acquired by Conservation Volunteers Australia, let our guides share their knowledge and passion for the Little Desert including highlights such as:The rare and elusive Malleefowl or ‘Lowan’ birdA Unique School's Environmental Education ProgramExcellent Accommodation & Camping FacilitiesStunning WildflowersAbundant Birds & Wildlife Bushwalking & Nature TrailsGet up close and personal with some of the lodges animal inhabitants.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
Great View
Full view
Getting there
Mount Gambier Airport102 mi
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  • English
Popular mentions
We spent two nights here recently with a focus on looking for birds in the mallee. The room was clean and well appointed but lacked the ability to cook or store food items. There was a communal kitchen area and refrigerator but the tools and cookingpots and pans were rather old
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My husband and I stayed here in October 2018, in a Garden Room. The location is fabulous - in the midst of acres of unspoiled mallee, with nesting malleefowl fairly regularly seen from good walking trails (we are birders). Our room was very spacious and comfortable, clean and up
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Stayed he for a night and experienced a very tranquil evening and glorious morning in this gorgeous place, located in a fenced off paradise. Greeted early in the morning by George the emu. I would like to return and spend at least four days to really enjoy his nature.
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Response from Kay F, Front Office Manager at Little Desert Nature Lodge
Responded Mar 12, 2018
Hi George, so glad you enjoyed your visit. we hope to see you return again soon.
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We travelled out to the little Desert Nature Lodge with our Nhill Karen friends and 4 visitors from Burma. It was special birthday surprise for Little Miss, a great animal lover. The cheeky little Bettongs and Sugar Gliders didn't disappoint. Thank you for the fabulous 'night
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I am so pleased that booking from the UK I managed to find this place, it was possibly one of the best experiences of my adult life, it wasn't just the place it was the way the folks there made time for us, we're interested and fascinating. If you travel to Australia and stay
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Response from Little_Desert_Lodge, Manager at Little Desert Nature Lodge
Responded Mar 6, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Little Desert Nature Lodge. I am so pleased that you had a peaceful and memorable time and got to enjoy some of the unique attributes of the property. Darryl certainly is a wealth of knowledge and the Nocturnal Tour is such a pleasant opportunity for guests to learn a about our Rewilding project. Wishing you all the best for the rest of your travels and journey back to the UK. Warmest regards, Bibi.
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All photosTravelerRoom & SuiteFamily and Play Areas
very roomy room
Is there a TV in the rooms ?
No, but we do have a communal lounge with a TV
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"Garden rooms are more spacious"
"All have a great view of the emu"
"Room #14 has an adjoining door to the next room. I didn't need it, but that could be a good option if staying with a larger family."
"Motel rooms were excellent. Bunk rooms (exactly that) with bunks only and outside toilets. Camp ground (power and water on some sites)"
"All rooms are very well maintained"
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