Nelson is the gateway to the fabulous Glenelg River, Lower Glenelg National Park and the Discovery Bay Coastal Park offering some of the state’s most pristine coastal landscapes and also the Great South West Walk. The Glenelg River is famous for fishing, boating and canoeing and also the Princess Margret Rose Caves. The river’s estuary stretches for 60km winding its way through the limestone gorge and national park with numerous landings and camping spots along the way.
Discovery Views is just over 30 kilometres from Mt Gambier, home of the beautiful Blue Lakes in the mountain crater and an easy drive to Port MacDonnell or Robe on the South Australian Limestone Coast. For those seeking a wine lovers experience it takes little more than an hour to reach the town of Penola and Coonawarra, famous for fine red wines and particularly the regions specialty, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Discovery Views @ Nelson is former a Motel and Restaurant nestled into almost three acres of park like surroundings with direct access to the river. The motel has been converted to a more modern style of tourist accommodation for those wanting something more than just a place to stay. Our aim is to cater for larger family/professional groups, family celebrations and special occasions. While not all the refurbishments are completed we are able to offer accommodation in the hi-spec former manager’s dwelling with its stunning views over the river and coastal dunes. In addition there are two former motel rooms linked by a lockable door available for weekly stays in conjuction with the Henty Suite.
Completion of the two dining/function rooms and commercial kitchen (former 60 seat restaurant plus bar) is expected in mid 2014 along with four two room suites and two three room suites (all self-contained) later in the year.
The Henty Suite
The Henty Suite
$200 per night, minimum 5 nights, weekly rate $1100.
(Former managers residence adjacent dining room, sleeps two adults and two-three children)
Fully self-contained with deluxe spa bath, electric cooktop, multi function oven, dishwasher formal dining room with stunning views.
Expansive paved outdoor area with BBQ offering commanding views over Nelson, Glenelg River, Ox Bow Lake and Coastal Dunes.
Queen bed in main bedroom, single bunks in second bedroom, additional single bed on request.
Conference/Dining Room, Commercial Kitchen Glenelg Suites and Discovery Suites (see below)
Conference/Dining Room, currently being fully renovated and should be avalable mid 2015, closely followed by the complete refit of the original restaurant kitchen.
Glenelg Suites (Available mid 2015), five night minimum stay applies)
$150 per night (two rooms, self catering, sleeps two adults in either two singles/one king size).
$180 per night (three rooms self catering, sleeps two in either two singles/one king size in each bedroom).
Special Rates for multi room bookings apply when occupying all three suites, one 3 room, two 2 room suites) in the Glenelg Wing
Discovery Suites (Available late 2015)
Currently awaiting renovation, the Discovery Suites will offer similar fantastic views to those of the dining/function room and the Henty Suite