‘Karbeethong’ Lodge the place to stay in Mallacoota

We only spent one night at Karbeethong Lodge on our way home from Melbourne but it was magical. So lucky this grand old guesthouse was spared the horrific fires that devastated Mallacoota. I could have watched the light move across the lake for days.

Karbeethong’ means ‘moonlight shining on water’ in the local indigenous dialect, and that’s exactly what will take your breath away as you sit on the verandah on a still clear night. Built by the Buckland family in the 1920s, Karbeethong Lodge is one of the few original guesthouses on Australia’s coast still operating as a guesthouse today. Many artists, writers and poets – including EJ Brady, Banjo Patterson and others, have been inspired by this special place, however, nothing compares to simply being here. This strong tradition of creativity and the arts continues in Mallacoota today.

Karbeethong Lodge is a stylish boutique guesthouse on the south east coast of Australia – the ideal location for a regenerating and relaxing stay. The sea is only a short distance away as are many wonderful wilderness walks. Take a walk, catch a wave, lie on the beach, paddle a canoe or simply read a book in front of the open fire. In a crowded and hectic world, the soothing sounds of nature, and the chance to savour each other’s company, are truly priceless.

Karbeethong Lodge has everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Cook up a storm in our large fully equipped country kitchen, or sample the cafes and restaurants in town. Guest facilities include internet access, bbq, games & library, open woodburning fire, laundry and use of jetty. We deliberately do not offer television or radio so our guests can revel in the peace and quiet of their natural surroundings.

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  1. I love Yuin Country Lorrie . I can also recommend Thatra Hotel – an old rock n roll pub recast as a new music and literary venue . But this KLodge looks superb . I look forward to a little explore and a stay sometime soon . Thanks for the tip. Juno

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  2. Absolutely loved Karbethong Lodge, would love to return and spend some more time there, with lots of walks in the local district, and ending the day in front of an open fire with a glass of wine and chats with new found friends.

    I found it fantastic to end up having an impromptu dinner at the big dining table with some other wonderful guests – a couple and a family of four. We ended up talking for hours, solving all the problems of the world. A ‘shared table’ at its very best.

    For any ‘walking groups’ this is a superb find. Not exactly cheap, but doable as a shared room with a friend in the group. Great walks, great country, great home to come back to for some spirited discussion.

    Can’t recommend more highly.

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