Property Summary

Beds: 9 Baths: 5 Car Park: 7

Property Description

The outstanding Aquila Eco Lodges offers an unprecedented opportunity to own an unrivalled ecological and self-sustaining nature retreat within the world renowned tourism destination of Dunkeld and Grampian Ranges in the Western Districts of Victoria.

Nestled at the base of Mt Abrupt on the Great Southern Touring Route just 7 kilometres from Dunkeld, the award winning Aquila Eco Lodges borders both the Grampians National Park and Grampians Golf Club.

Aquila ( Latin for Eagle ) has been sympathetically developed to make the most of not only its natural environment but also to leave the lightest footprint possible on its approx. 100 acres of natural bushland and habitat, offering a well considered sustainable, off grid holding without peer.

This exceptional property comprises of four architecturally designed and sustainably built fully self-contained lodges, a main sandstone home built in the octagonal style with soaring ceilings, a separate light filled limestone studio, outdoor amphitheatre, wildlife rescue sanctuary, kilometres of established nature walk and so much more.

The dramatic angles of each lodge – two 1 bedroom plus two 2 bedroom – with their positioning amongst the tree scape create a feeling of total immersion within nature. The main home ( or potential spa centre ) is octagonal in design – encompassing open plan living including lounge, dining and central light filled atrium, country kitchen, office or second bedroom, master bedroom and bathroom. A separate large limestone studio also features open plan living and separate sleeping zone.

Locally sourced and ecologically sound materials including red gum from the valley floor, sandstone, low fume paint, double glazing and eco waste management system have all been utilised during development of this property. All infrastructure is located underground, water capture and storage is abundant with an approx. 300,000 litre capacity. Power for Aquila is generated via a newly updated centralised, remote controlled solar panel and battery storage system, enabling consistent and plentiful power supply backed up by a rarely needed but powerful generator. An underground, worm based Biolytic waste management system is fully self-supporting, requiring minimum maintenance. Aquila holds membership and certification from the Trust for Nature and Ecotourism Australia -confirming the quality and integrity of all systems in place.

Located South West of the Great Dividing Range, the Grampians boasts over 1000 types of native plants species – some found nowhere else in the world. The area is rich in flora and fauna with local wedge-tailed eagles and over 3/4 of Victoria’s bird species, 60 different orchid species, kangaroos, wallabies, emus, echidnas, quolls and much more.

The township of Dunkeld offers a unique tourism and culinary destination including on of Australia’s important culinary offerings – The Royal Mail Hotel – which consistently draws visitors to the area from across Victoria, interstate and overseas. This booming tourism location offers hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, walking trails, cafes, galleries, significant historical sites and more.

Aquila Eco Lodges offers an exceptional opportunity for the discerning purchaser who appreciates not only the burgeoning local but also global appetite for sustainable and ecological travel destinations, to secure an exclusive eco sanctuary or to secure the ultimate of tree changes and enjoy life in blissfully peaceful surroundings.

For further information or to arrange a private inspection, please contact Sue Gratton on – 0507 599 559 or email – sue@circaheritageandlifestyle.com.au