Eco Accommodation


Located just 2 hours from Perth 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.

May 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.

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

 

Eco Cabin

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), a double sofa bed and single bed downstairs, plus a single trundle.

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

Wake up in the treetop…

 

There is a gas fridge / freezer and 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.

 

Kitchen and dining

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 very small 12 volt solar power system. It is very simple to understand and instructions are in the cabin. It can run some low wattage appliances, but not things like a hair dryer – in fact nothing that uses over 200 watts. It can run the lights, the TV, a small stereo, laptop and mobile phone chargers – but not for too long. The lights are 12 volt and connected directly to the batteries. The inverter needs to be switched on to run appliances.

The regulator (inside the cabin) has a LED display which shows 3 values. The top one indicates the voltage in the battery. When it gets below 12V, you need to start conserving power.

Beautiful little cabin surrounded by natural Australian bushland forest

The regulator will stop any more power going in once they are fully charged, until some power is drawn off. The ‘traffic lights’ display give you an idea of the state of the batteries at a glance. Green is fully charged, yellow is starting to get a bit low, so keep an eye on the LED voltage display (top one) and flashing red is switch off everything except 1 light!

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.

 

 

Tariff: Our rates for 2 people are $120 for the first night and $85 per subsequent night ($205 for 2 nights, $290 for 3 nights, etc). It is $15 per night per extra person. All linen and bedding included.

 

Note: bookings from 1/7/2017 : $120 tariff will remain for first night but rates for subsequent nights will increase to $90 per night

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.

 Bath poem

 

 

 

Camping

Currently the campsite only consists of a few cleared areas suitable for a tent, there are NO facilities at present other than a composting toilet, so bring everything you’re going to need for a perfect wilderness experience.

 

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

 

Availability

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

 

Other alternatives

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/