Description

Stringer's Cottage is a charming fully self-contained one-bedroom miner's cottage on the outskirts of Walhalla, and just a short drive to Mt Baw Baw. Located in Gippsland and set in lush bush land, it is a great place to stay both summer and winter. Perched above Stringers Creek and the Walhalla Tourist Railway Line with views of the surrounding valley, it is a unique place to stay. It is an Eco-friendly cottage that runs on 12v solar power, bottled gas and has tank water on tap.

The cottage features separate indoor toilet, shower and a galley-kitchen with fridge, gas stove, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans to meet all your cooking/dining needs. The kitchen bench is made of local timber and overlooks the creek and railway track, the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by while you dine. Alternatively, dine outdoors at the table for two in your own private garden setting and do some bird watching.

Towels, tea towels, bed linen, doona and pillows are all supplied so all you have to do is arrive and enjoy. There are even hot water bottles for those who like that extra bit of comfort! There are books, cards and a Radio/CD player for your entertainment, with an Ipod connection so you can listen to your own music. The spacious bedroom features an efficient sealed wood fire that is easy to use and will burn safely all night. Comfy armchairs complete the picture so relax in the peace and quiet of this cosy getaway, read a book, listen to music, or play a hand of cards. If you want some exercise, just take the staircase up to the road where you are just a short walk to the village. (Please note there are approximately 35 steps so pack lightly! However, parking is off- road next to the Coach House wood shed, and is all on the level for unloading when you first arrive. If there is none staying in the house feel free to use the driveway for access if this is more convenient).
Stringer's Cottage is named after Edward "Ned" Stringer. He was one of a group of prospectors who had been exploring in creeks flowing into the Thomson River valley and found gold sometime during late December 1862 or early January 1863. A claim was pegged out and former convict Edward Randel, registered the claim at the outpost town on Bald Hills on 12 January under his assumed name, Edward "Ned" Stringer.

Local Tourism

Outdoor activities include bushwalking, fishing, bike riding, 4wheel driving, swimming, panning for gold or just relaxing in the beautiful garden listening to the birds and and watching the steam trains pass by. When outdoors, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife including lyrebirds, kangaroos, wombats, parrots and cockatoos.

In Winter, the snow fields of Mt St Gwinear are just half an hour away with excellent snow for tobogganning, cross country skiing or snow shoeing. The slopes are not at all crowded so it is a great place for beginners or small children to get their first taste of the Victorian snowfields. Slopes are patrolled and there is a heated shelter for day trippers. Equipment is available for hire from Erica just 20 minutes away.

For downhill skiers, the South Face Road gives easy access to the Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort and all that it has to offer, just an hours drive away. Equipment is available for hire and there are a choice of places to eat and several good ski runs in very scenic surrounds. (Make sure you take snow chains or you may be refused entry).





In Summer, swim in the local swimholes or take a short drive to Coopers Creek where there is excellent swimming. Go kayaking or just muck about in the mini-rapids on the lilo.

Visit the Walhalla Goldfields Railway. Established in 1991, a group of enthusiastic volunteers have rebuilt the railway line from the Thomson River to Walhalla with further plans to extend it all the way to Erica.
The Train operates on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, public and school holidays.
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Take the Long Tunnel Extended Mine Tour. This was once one of the worlds richest gold mines and today you can venture deep inside the hillside on a guided tour.
Family (2 adults and 2 children): $27.00
Adults: $19.50
Concession: $13.50
Mine tours are conducted on weekends and during school and public holidays at midday, 2 and 3 o'clock and Monday to Friday at 1.30pm.
Enquires: 5165 62 59

Fishing
There is great fishing to be done in the upper reaches of the nearby Thomson River, while enjoying the region's beauty and solitude. Fly fishing for trout will challenge the most ardent angler.

Gold Era Shops and Museum
The Walhalla Heritage and Development League is a group of like minded members who share a love of Walhalla and look after it. The Corner Store and Museum has many and varied souvenirs to remind you of your time in Walhalla and is well worth a look through. The Museum has recently been updated.

If you have a sweet tooth don't miss the 'Simply Walhalla Lolly Shop'. (open Wednesdays and weekends). Or try the all-day $8 breakfast at "Walhalla Coffee", open every day 9 to 5. The Grey Horse Cafe is another great place to sit in the sun and enjoy cake and coffee, open every day 10 to 3.

You can join the Walhalla Heritage and Development League and receive their great newsletters to keep in touch with the goings on in Walhalla even if you live far away.
Adults: $20.00
Pensioners and students: $15.00
Families: $25.00

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General Store and Miners Cafe
In Summer, enjoy a swim in Coopers Creek or take your lilo down the mini 'rapids'. Kayak down the Thompson River or try your hand at fly fishing. Stringer's Creek is fun to explore with a great swimming hole in town, and lots of shallow spots to try your hand at gold panning. Stringer's Cottage is a lovely cool place to be in Summer, set in the shady valley of Stringer's Gorge.

In Summer, enjoy a swim in Coopers Creek or take your lilo down the mini 'rapids'. Kayak down the Thompson River or try your hand at fly fishing. Stringer's Creek is fun to explore with a great swimming hole in town, and lots of shallow spots to try your hand at gold panning. Stringer's Cottage is a lovely cool place to be in Summer, set in the shady valley of Stringer's Gorge.

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Stringer's Cottage is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stringer's Cottage, what a gem!! It was fantastic to get away for the weekend and relax in such a quaint little cottage. No tv & traffic noise, just the sound of the birds and rain on the tin roof. Anna has provided a perfect little getaway. We will most certainly be back!! Thank you Anna.
Date published: 2014-01-23

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Cooking Facilities
Eco-Friendly
Linen Supplied
Non-Smoking
wood burning heater, wood provided

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