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The Outpost in the Snowy Mtns

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

The Outpost is a 900 acre property of mostly alpine woodland supporting an abundant population of native wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, platypus, echidnas and a multitude of birds. The Yaouk Valley is unique in Australia being bounded by National Parks on three sides; the Kosciuszko National Park, the Namadgi National Park and the Yaouk Nature reserve.

Situated in alpine country on the banks of the Upper Murrumbidgee River, we are located on one of Australia’s best fly fishing rivers and home to wild brown and rainbow trout. Because of its unique fly fishing qualities the river was selected for competition in the 1999 World Fly Fishing Championships and the 2008 by Fly Fish Australia for its National Championships. We are also a site for the 2015 National Fly Fishing Championships.

We are located 1.5 hours drive south of Canberra on a scenic partly unsealed road through the Namadgi National Park. Mountains surround us and the area is famous for its fly fishing, hiking, horse riding and snow skiing.

The nearest village is Adaminaby, which is a scenic twenty-five minutes drive away.

The Cottage - pricing as shown

The recently renovated Cottage offers comfortable, cosy accommodation with:

- Two bedrooms each with 2 single beds (1 able to be converted into a king bed).

- Upstairs room with 4 single beds.

- Comfy combined living and dining room with wood fire.

- Well equipped kitchen and laundry.

- Main bathroom with shower.

- Additional WC.

- Outside eating area with barbecue.

- Maximum accommodation is for eight people.

Everything is provided - except your own food and drinks.


Fly fishing, considered blue ribbon water by experienced fishers. Enjoy a variety of walks from easy to challenging on designated walking tracks on the property. Enjoy spotting the abundant native animals:- platypus, kangaroos, wallabies, echidna, wombats, possums, and many birds, rosellas, wild duck, wedge tail eagles, hawks, herons, finches and swallows among them. Play tennis or swim in the Platypus pool. There’s always something to do or see – or simply relax.

The Snowy Mountains offer a variety of activities for the non-fisher or those fishers taking a rest. From the rigors of horse riding the ranges to the relaxation of a book beside the murmuring river, you can take it all at your own pace. Do this without leaving our valley or if you are feeling adventurous, you can make the most of the nearby National Parks and attractions.


Fly fishing, walking and trekking, mountain bike ridding, horse riding, nature. Swimming in the Olympic pool sized Platypus Pool with its very own Mermaid Rock, is an experience not to be missed.


We get frequent snow falls and days are filled with bracing walks and enjoying tea and scones around a warm cosy fire. Mt Selwyn is our closest ski field and a 45 minute drive away. It is the most northerly of Australia’s ski resorts with a base elevation of 1,492 metres and a top elevation of 1,614 metres. That might sound high but it’s actually lower than Yaouk Peak (1,784 metres), which is adjacent to The Outpost (see Walks).

More Details

Ken Chapman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018


Yaouk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 6 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • skiing


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The Outpost in the Snowy Mtns
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful property and best host

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days at this amazing property, kids had a great time with so much to explore around the property (swimming, fishing, kayaking, bush walks) and of course walk to Yaouk Peak (1726 meters) was another great adventure with kids. We were lucky, Ken (host) was at the property during our stay and certainly one of the most accommodating and helpful host! Can't rate more than 5 stars :). Highly recommended and must explore.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Absolutely gorgeous.

  • 5 of 5

The Outpost was above our expectations, a more the adequately equipt kitchen, fantastic location, abundant wildlife and a great place to escape the hussle and bussle.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Eden, NSW, Australia

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the outpost. the cottage was a great size and had everything you could need. would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property. Such a beautiful location. Great walks and fishing.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Owner's Response: Thanks Kasia for your feedback. Glad you had a great stay over the Easter break.
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Family & Fly Fishing Utopia

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time – a perfect venue – for families & fly fishing was top notch.

The kids loved the gardens and wallabies and playing in the river with the platypus - great memories and hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is cosy and comfortable. Attention to detail is excellent. The location is superb. We used it as a base to ski at Mt Selwyn and it was a bit of a trek but just fine. Three 13 year old boys gave it the thumbs up for the awesome loft.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Other Activities:

Scenery, fly fishing, walking




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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