Eco Accommodation


Located just 2 ½ hours from Perth CBD or 15 minutes from Donnybrook, Kambarang is a world from anywhere.      

Surrounded by forest, the cabin is a quiet, peaceful escape from your real world. Numerous types of small birds will entertain you while you relax with a morning cuppa on the verandah. Walk the trails to truly absorb the delights of nature. In spring the diversity of wildflowers will delight and fascinate once you get your ‘wildflower eyes’ tuned in.

April to December is absolutely beautiful away from the coast in the south west of WA. Lush and green and without the strong coastal winds, it is lovely even when it is raining.

Kambarang is above the frost line and some mornings we can look down on a mist in the valley below while enjoying the colours of the sunrise turning the trees to orange and gold and bouncing off the clouds above.

Sherry will host walks through the beautiful bushland at Kambarang from 1st September to 15th December each year. Walk goes for approx 1 hour, depending on how long participants spend taking photos. See Wildflowers tab in dropdown under About tab for more info  (http://www.cycletrek.com.au/about-u/wildflower-holidays/ )

Accommodation availability calendar (above right)         Not Available : in yellow

Eco Cabin

Beautiful little cabin surrounded by natural Australian bushland forest

Wake up in the treetops…

The cabin is fully self contained, with hot water shower (rainwater – great for your hair and skin), double bed up in the loft (wake up in the tree top), and two single beds downstairs, plus a couple of floor mattresses for extra kids.

Window bed – great spot to stretch out with a book in the morning sunshine…

There is a gas stove with grill and oven. There’s also a wood heater for winter which keeps the cabin warm and cosy, as well as having the stovetop to cook a delicious slow cook soup or your dinner if you feel inclined, instead of using the gas stove. The fire also has a ‘wetback’ to heat the water in winter (solar hot water in summer).

Kitchen . . .

Access to the loft is by ladder stair, so it is not appropriate for the frail elderly, disabled or very small children.

Ladder stair to loft

The cabin operates on a small solar with 24 volt battery power system which is not connected to the grid. It is very simple to use (much like any other household) and only requires some thought as to weather conditions (cloud cover) and timing of use of large appliances. It can run all low wattage appliances (lights/fridge/TV/laptop/phone charging) anytime, but something like a hair dryer or coffee machine can only be used between 10am and 3pm on sunny days.

If all goes suddenly black – lucky you – its bedtime! There is a torch in the shelves under the stairs for emergencies. Have fun learning to live with low electricity consumption.

The bathroom and toilet are off the back verandah

Tariff: Our weekend rates for 2 people are $165 and Monday to Thursday special price is $145/night. However, full rates of $165/night apply on on long weekends or school holidays. It is $25 per night per extra person. Minimum 2 nights stay. All linen and bedding included.  50% deposit is payable on reservation confirmation, with the balance to be paid 3 days before your visit or in cash on arrival.

To book, check availability on the calendar (yellow =  NOT available) and then send an email to ride@cycletrek.com.au with the dates of your booking request. I will email back to you with confirmation of your reservation and details for 50% deposit. We do not have credit card facilities.

If you prefer, you can book via Stayz or Air BnB which take credit card payments.

https://www.stayz.com.au/holiday-rental/p9469645?adultsCount=2&noDates=true&uni_id=8548875 https://airbnb.com/h/cute-cabin-in-the-bush–wake-up-in-the-treetops 

Toilet floor

       Unique to the cabin is a beautiful mosaic on the floor in the toilet. Its worth coming here just to go!

With huge thanks to Margi and assistant, Kyra, who both slaved in 40° heat to install this wonder.

Cabin Availability

See calendar on side bar at top right. Dates in yellow are not available.

 Bath poem

Camping

Looking for a true bush camping experience? We only host groups of 10 – 25 people so you can organise your own camping ‘event’ and be assured of an exclusive and peaceful stay. The campsite consists of a few cleared areas suitable for a tent, camper van or small caravan (large caravans and RV’s wont be able to access the property), with a central campfire site as the man group gathering area where your camp kitchen can be set up (campground closed December to March each year for bushfire reasons).

You will need to provide your own portapotti/portable toilets – the number required depends on how many are in your group (usually 1 toilet for every 5 people). There are no facilities at present other than a hot shower, a gas BBQ and a sink for dishes – so bring everything you’re going to need, including drinking water, for a perfect wilderness experience.

To check availability and book the campground, please go to

https://www.hipcamp.com/en-AU/discover/au/kambarang

Dogs – As we have a Conservation Covenant on the property, we are obliged to have a maximum of 2 dogs at any time. We have a dog, so we can only allow 1 other dog. Please bring your dog ONLY if prior arrangements have been made.

Phone: 0447 337 117 or 0427 214 217 or email: ride@cycletrek.com.au

 

Other alternatives

We are proud to be included in Green Getaways listings – for more info click logo:

Or Youcamp  – http://www.youcamp.com/view/kambarang

Off to the 2018 Balingup Medieval Fayre

To find other bushland properties around WA, go to http://www.touristradio.com.au/pages/land_for_wildlife.htm

Donnybrook Visitor Centre –  http://www.donnybrookwa.com.au/