Hotel accommodation near Little Desert Nature Lodge Nhill - Nhill Australia

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Little Desert Nature Lodge Nhill

General Description Come and enjoy a peaceful retreat at the Little Desert Nature Lodge. Located on the edge of the pristine Little Desert National Park, the Lodge offers comfortable facilities, warm hospitality and a memorable environmental experience. Managed since 1976 by local ¿living treasure¿ Whimpey Reichelt OAM, share in his knowledge and passion for the Little Desert including highlights such as: ¿ Whimpey¿s 4WD Tours ¿ The rare and elusive Malleefowl or `Lowan¿ bird ¿ Stunning Wildflowers ¿ Abundant Birds & Wildlife ¿ Bushwalking & Nature Trails ¿ Excellent Accommodation & Camping Facilities ¿ A Unique School's Environmental Education Program Little Desert Nature Lodge is an accredited tourism operator. This means that when you visit the lodge you are entitled to expect: professional customer service accuracy in advertising sound environmental practices compliance with health and safety standards an appropriately licensed and qualified operator Accredited operators have a commitment to professionalism and ethical conduct in all areas of their business. You can choose an accredited operator with confidence. **PLEASE NOTE** Although we do have ccommodation, the Lodge is not a Motel, but an Environmental Centre created for education about the Little Desert Region and the Endangered Malleefowl. Locality The Little Desert Nature Lodge is located on the edge of the Little Desert National Park in western Victoria. Access is from the sealed Nhill-Harrow road, approximately 16 km south of the town of Nhill. Being situated roughly halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide, it is an ideal stop-over point for road-weary travellers. The lodge is also an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding region¿s many attractions including world class rock-climbing at Mount Arapiles, the spectacular scenery of the Grampians, Coonawarra wineries, Naracoorte Caves, Wyperfeld National Park and so much more. Property Native Flora Garden A major project being undertaken at the Little Desert Nature Lodge is the development of a Native Flora Garden. The garden is an area of about 30 hectares of natural and planted bushland, which has been fenced off to exclude grazing animals (like rabbits). We are licensed to collect seeds, cuttings and whole plants from the Little Desert National Park to enable propagation of a range of indigenous plant species. This includes a number of the beautiful orchids as well as endangered species such as Westringia crassifolia, found in only two sites in Victoria. The garden includes an 11 ha area that was revegetated in 1992 by direct seeding. This area was originally a cleared paddock covered mainly with Evening Primrose (an exotic weed from South Africa). The plant species that have been revegetated include typical food plants of the Malleefowl (acacia spp.), and therefore provides an enriched habitat for this endangered bird species. In 2002 some of our captively bred Malleefowl were introduced into the area. Wildflowers The Little Desert abounds with native flora, with over 670 species recorded. Different species of plants can be found flowering throughout the year. In Autumn, honeyeaters and other nectar feeding birds are attracted to flowering banksias: Desert Banksia Silver Banksia During Winter, low heath plants proliferate: Flame Heath Brush Heath Cranberry Heath Pink Heath Common Correa Highlights of a spring wildflower tour include: Blue Tinsel Lily Fringe-myrtle Golden Pennants Phebalium Violet Honey-Myrtle Golden Wattle Scarlet Bottlebrush Wonderful winter and spring orchids can also be found, just to name a few: Waxlip Orchid Banded Greenhood Heart-lipped Spider-orchid Green-comb Spider-orchid Daddy Long Legs Hooded Caladenia Pink Fingers Blue Fairies Slaty Helmet-Orchid Leopard Orchid Scented Sun-orchid Car Parking Car parking is available close to rooms. Property is situated 16km South of Nhill and away from highway. Transportation 16 kilometres south of Nhill on the Nhill - Harrow Road (turn off at the Nhill Racecourse)
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