Aquila Eco Lodges

Treehouse Escape

Aquila Eco Lodges

Treehouse Retreats

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With a contemporary, award winning design, the four lodges feature ‘day beds’ with oversized cushions set against huge picture windows, red gum floors, scenic patios with gas BBQs and fully equipped kitchens. ​

  • Stringy Bark Lofthouse is a perfect retreat for families or a group of friends.
    Ideally sleeps 4 people, (up to 5)
    Beds can be arranged in 2 queen beds + 1 single or 1 queen and 3 single beds.
  • Smoke Bush Lofthouse
    A perfect retreat for two couples
    Sleeps 4 guests, (up to 5)
    2 bedrooms
    Outdoor verandah with BBQ
    wheelchair friendly.
  • Grass Tree Treehouse
    The Grass Tree Treehouse is designed as a retreat for couples.
    Outdoor verandah with BBQ
  • Wild Cherry Treehouse
    The Wild Cherry Treehouse is designed as a retreat for couples.
    1 bedroom
    Outdoor verandah with BBQ
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ACTIVITIES

Activities include walking trails, horse riding, visits to local galleries, golf, cycling and restaurants.

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ENVIRONMENT

From the Owners:

“Aquila operates under a covenant and is committed to preserving its 100 acres of bushland in its natural state.
The Trust for Nature (TFN) regional coordinators undertake regular stewardship inspections to ensure that the covenant is being respected.
Accredited by Eco Tourism Australia, Aquila is a regional retreat, that has been purposely built and runs in line with principles of sustainable living, aiming for minimal impact on the environment.
Surrounding the treehouses is flora and fauna that have been surveyed by Trust for Nature and includes many species unique to the Grampians National Park.
Aquila embodies a modern architectural design inspired by the natural world. Featuring passive heating and cooling properties, treehouse materials have been carefully selected for their sensitivity to the environment and fire considerations, whilst enhancing an environmentally conscious living experience.

Operating Aquila
Energy: With no networked energy sources linked to the Aquila properties, we have selected low-wattage appliances, solar energy capture across 48 batteries and have a generator on-site for backup. Solar power reduces greenhouse gas emissions, avoids power infrastructure, and negates the need for extensive excavations on the land.
Water: Our water is collected on-site, completely safe to drink, stored for everyday use, and reserved for firefighting. Whether you enjoy a cold glass of still water or a warm cup of espresso, our rainwater purification system ensures that your beverage is made with only the purest water possible.
Waste: Our worms do the heavy lifting to break down waste, whilst meeting the highest accommodation and health standards. We sort recyclable waste on-site and have a complete composting system for food waste, and black and grey water.
Community: Our community extends from our guests to the local region to the animals and the flora and fauna surrounding Aquila. We employ locally, and where possible continue to engage with local suppliers from the Grampians region. We celebrate our revegetation program by planting indigenous plants, and have identified, catalogued, and protected the Grampians National Parks’ unique and endangered orchids.”

 

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Aquila Eco Lodges

What we love…

Tucked away in the Southern Grampians, surrounded by 100 acres of private bushland, Aquila is an off-the-grid ecologically sustainable retreat.

Aquila Eco Lodges are your very own modern-day treehouse, connecting you to nature with the comforts of home. With award-winning design, the luxury treehouses brings the outside in, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out into the national park, red gum flooring, and spacious open-plan living.

With trails, award- winning restaurants, mountain ranges and historic sites, a stay at Aquila Eco Lodges give you the space to walk, dine, climb, relax and discover.


 

Tell me more.

Aquila’s unique treehouses are a contemporary award-winning design, each tucked away with complete privacy within the property’s 100-acre private bushland.

Each treehouse boasts floor-to-ceiling windows looking out into the national park, slow combustion wood fireplace and evaporative cooler, fully equipped kitchens, spacious open plan living with adaptive sleeping arrangements, and an outdoor patio with its own BBQ.


Get the Facts 

Where is it?  Dunkeld near Ballarat, Victoria

What?  Nature Retreat

Styles of Accommodation?  Self contained eco lodges

Who? Singles, couples, groups or families

Accessible?  Yes – one of the lodges is wheelchair friendly.

Rates

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Sounding Good?  Read on…

Aquila Eco Lodges is a nature retreat set amongst gorgeous natural surroundings of the Grampians National Park. It comprises of four self-contained multi-storey lodges and offers a perfect location for weekend retreats, romantic escapes and exploration of the native environment.

The Lofthouses and Treehouses are set in their own secluded area, surrounded by dense bushland and wildlife.

With a contemporary, award winning design, the four lodges feature ‘day beds’ with oversized cushions set against huge picture windows, red gum floors, scenic patios with gas BBQs and fully equipped kitchens. They offer a perfect location for weekend retreats, romantic getaways and exploring the native environment.

Aquila Eco Lodges can sleep either two or four guests, with one bedroom treehouses or
two bedroom lofthouses.

Accredited by Eco Tourism Australia, Aquila is grounded by solar energy, pure rainwater, wood fireplaces and complete composting system, with minimal impact on the environment.
Under the watchful height of the towering peaks of Mt Abrupt (Mud- Dadjug ) and Mt Sturgeon (Wurgarri), the nearby township of Dunkeld urges you to slow down and just take it all in.

Host: Penny Holloway

Address: Victoria Valley Rd, Dunkeld VIC

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With a contemporary, award winning design, the four lodges feature ‘day beds’ with oversized cushions set against huge picture windows, red gum floors, scenic patios with gas BBQs and fully equipped kitchens. ​

  • Stringy Bark Lofthouse is a perfect retreat for families or a group of friends.
    Ideally sleeps 4 people, (up to 5)
    Beds can be arranged in 2 queen beds + 1 single or 1 queen and 3 single beds.
  • Smoke Bush Lofthouse
    A perfect retreat for two couples
    Sleeps 4 guests, (up to 5)
    2 bedrooms
    Outdoor verandah with BBQ
    wheelchair friendly.
  • Grass Tree Treehouse
    The Grass Tree Treehouse is designed as a retreat for couples.
    Outdoor verandah with BBQ
  • Wild Cherry Treehouse
    The Wild Cherry Treehouse is designed as a retreat for couples.
    1 bedroom
    Outdoor verandah with BBQ
ACTIVITIES

Activities include walking trails, horse riding, visits to local galleries, golf, cycling and restaurants.

ENVIRONMENT

From the Owners:

“Aquila operates under a covenant and is committed to preserving its 100 acres of bushland in its natural state.
The Trust for Nature (TFN) regional coordinators undertake regular stewardship inspections to ensure that the covenant is being respected.
Accredited by Eco Tourism Australia, Aquila is a regional retreat, that has been purposely built and runs in line with principles of sustainable living, aiming for minimal impact on the environment.
Surrounding the treehouses is flora and fauna that have been surveyed by Trust for Nature and includes many species unique to the Grampians National Park.
Aquila embodies a modern architectural design inspired by the natural world. Featuring passive heating and cooling properties, treehouse materials have been carefully selected for their sensitivity to the environment and fire considerations, whilst enhancing an environmentally conscious living experience.

Operating Aquila
Energy: With no networked energy sources linked to the Aquila properties, we have selected low-wattage appliances, solar energy capture across 48 batteries and have a generator on-site for backup. Solar power reduces greenhouse gas emissions, avoids power infrastructure, and negates the need for extensive excavations on the land.
Water: Our water is collected on-site, completely safe to drink, stored for everyday use, and reserved for firefighting. Whether you enjoy a cold glass of still water or a warm cup of espresso, our rainwater purification system ensures that your beverage is made with only the purest water possible.
Waste: Our worms do the heavy lifting to break down waste, whilst meeting the highest accommodation and health standards. We sort recyclable waste on-site and have a complete composting system for food waste, and black and grey water.
Community: Our community extends from our guests to the local region to the animals and the flora and fauna surrounding Aquila. We employ locally, and where possible continue to engage with local suppliers from the Grampians region. We celebrate our revegetation program by planting indigenous plants, and have identified, catalogued, and protected the Grampians National Parks’ unique and endangered orchids.”

 

 

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Every enquiry and booking through GREEN GETAWAYS AUSTRALIA shows your support for the fabulous environmental initiatives undertaken by this property.

 

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