The historical village of Tanjil Bren is only a 2 to 2 ½ hours drive east of Melbourne, in the Baw Baw range
This 3 bedroom loft looks rustic on the outside, with all of the comforts on the inside. It is solar powered, which provides electricity and gas for cooking, hot water and home entertainment. Our water is sourced from a natural spring that originates from a steep highland close by.
As part of your retreat from urban living, you can spend the day lolling on the deck and watch the Rosellas and King Parrots in the huge gum trees nearby or rest by the log fire and read a book or watch TV/DVD, or listen to your favourite music on our inbuilt CD/iPod stereo speaker system.
A newly installed wet room with Japanese bath, has a skylight with view of the mountain ranges and the sky.
Whether you want a relaxing getaway or some sport and adventure, Tanjil Bren offers;
Sport and adventure
Tanjil Bren is the last village before arriving at Mt Baw Baw ski fields - within 20 minutes drive from Tanjil Bren. Great skiing, both downhill, cross country and snow boarding. Mt Baw Baw is Melbourne's closest downhill ski resort, with 35 hectares of groomed ski runs, 7 ski lifts, 3 snow play areas and 10kms of groomed x-country ski trails and unlimited terrain among the snow gums to explore! The official snow season at Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort is 06 June - 31 August (subject to snow conditions)
A terrific trout playground! The Tanjil River is naturally stocked with spectacular specimens of brown and rainbow trout.
There are many interesting walks to explore, such as the 1 hour walk from the lodge to the magnificent Tanjil River Waterfall.
The abundance of bird life is a twitchers paradise, from tiny Blue Wrens, Lyrebirds, Rosellas, King Parrots, black and white Cockatoos, Kookaburras, Wattle Birds and Eagles who soar high up in the valley thermals.
Wombats, Wallabies, Possums, Echidnas, and for the very serious animal lover, Deer can sometimes be spotted close to the village. Koalas have been seen as close as Icy Creek and Platypus in the local river, a 3 minute drive from the Tanjil Bren.
Fine dining or alfresco
Timber Top Lodge has a BBQ and pizza cooker on the deck and an outdoor dining suite.
The Harvest Kitchen at Jindivick, near Neerim South offers the finest produce from Gippsland for a range of gourmet menu dishes from their wine store, fromagerie and provedore. You can select a hamper of these delicious goods to bring with you to Tanjil Bren.
35 mins from Tanjil is the The Toolshed Bar and Bistro at Noojee - the town's most famous watering hole. It is famous for its corrugated iron bar, massive open fire place and surrounding beer gardens.
The Toolshed is well known for its big hearty meals like the massive Parma board with 12 selection of parmas made from "real chicken” the famous billy burger and lamb pot roast to die for.