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Red Earth Lodge - secluded bushland setting

Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Situated at the base of Mt Buffalo, in NE Victoria, the Lodge is an impressive handcrafted building constructed from local timber built on the site of an old Cattleman's hut from the 1930s. It has a 7 metre vaulted ceiling supported by huge load bearing timber beams. The glass front to the building provides breathtaking views of Mt Buffalo gorge whilst your dine inside.

With 3 fully equipped bedrooms. The 1st floor is occupied by an indulgent master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a spa bath with views across virgin forest. Downstairs there are luxurious queen and double bedrooms, with a shared bathroom that includes a shower and an elegant cast iron claw-foot bath.

Things to Do

The spectacular luxury accommodation contains everything you should need for your stay, including a small library of books and DVDs, a selection of indoor and outdoor games, a telescope to watch climbers and hang glider pilots on Mt Buffalo and a high power spotlight to track the deer, owls, wombats and possums that occupy the grounds at night. For this reason our property is strictly no pets allowed.

For the more adventurous, the lodge provides easy access to and walking trails as well as being located at the bottom of one of the best cycling climbs in Australia. The region is an outdoor playground for children and adults alike.

The secluded location also means that there is no phone connection and no TV reception - our guests seem to like it that way! Mobile phone reception is limited.

We can also arrange for a personal chef to cook you a fabulous 3 course meal, with or without wine for our guests.

See some more pictures and what our guests get up to on facebook and our website

Grounds and Fire Safety

Scattered around the grounds are approximately 60 fruit trees, planted as rent by those who stayed in the original hut throughout the years. We'd love you to help yourselves to our organic lemons and limes and whatever other fruit you can find during your stay.

Our property is managed in accordance with Land for Wildlife, a voluntary scheme that encourages and assists private landowners to provide habitats for wildlife on their property. We provide a spotlight for guests to search for animals at night. You are likely to see wombats, wallabies, kookaburras, lyre birds and even occasionally the rare yellow bellied gliding possum on our property. For this reason our property is strictly no pets allowed.

We take fire safety seriously and have constructed the house to comply with the draft Australian Standard for houses in high bush fire risk areas (the standard that has now been applied to all rural homes since the Black Saturday fires) . It is built on a concrete base, clad in a naturally fire resistant timber, all the external roof timber is painted with fire resistant paint and there is an external sprinkler system.

See more pictures on facebook and our website

More Details


Porepunkah Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • skiing


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Red Earth Lodge - secluded bushland setting
average rating of 4.904762 based on 63 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cosy and nature filled lodge

  • 4 of 5

We will be returning at Red Earth Lodge in the summer months to experience the different setting and the Beauty of the area and different animals that come to the lodge

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at red earth lodge. The location was perfect. It was so nice to enjoy the fresh air And wildlife. The lodge had everything we needed and that fire place was incredible.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Owner's Response: Thanks Sandra. We love the fireplace too. It does a fantastic job warming the house and guests.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Amazing, secluded property. The perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 fantastic nights at Red Earth Lodge and despite the cold weather outside, inside there were no complaints. The clear days gave us spectacular views of Mt Buffalo from the front windows and visits from wombats and a sambar deer hind during lunch was a highlight. All amenities were perfectly maintained and allowed us to cook for ourselves and also have the talented chef, Nat Filippi to look after us one night. Proximity to Mt Buffalo hiking trails, Bright restaurants (there's a shuttle bus service) and the surrounding wineries made this the perfect base camp to explore the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you had such a fantastic experience. Our chef is becoming very popular. We look forward to welcoming you back. Eibhlin
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

More towels please ( 2 towles for 3 day stay for a couple ?? ) Pans were bit old and some were not clean.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback Dominic. We do appreciate people taking the time to provide it to us. I'm disappointed about the pans. It is certainly not the experience we aim to provide for our guests. I've already a chat with our cleaners to ensure they check the pans as a matter of course in the future. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Eibhlin
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Narre Warren South, Victoria, Australia

Very nice secluded property

  • 5 of 5

we had four over seas visitors and they were very impressed with the view and location.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Tasmania, Australia

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful place. Location is great, very quiet, awesome wildlife.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Nick & Eibhlin Fletcher
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018


Other Activities:

Mount Buffalo


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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