The Willows - Cattlemen's Log Hut

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If you dream of leaving the modern world behind and immersing yourself in the great outdoors, then a stay at The Willows could be just the ticket.

Located near Anglers Rest in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Bundarra Valley, The Willows is an authentic working horse property offering homely accommodation and warm hospitality. An hour from Falls Creek and a stone’s throw from the Bundarra, Mitta Mitta, and Cobungra Rivers, it’s an ideal base to explore the region’s fantastic cycling, mountain biking, bushwalking, seasonal white water rafting, fly fishing, and horse riding opportunities. And when you come home, you can enjoy a hot shower, tasty meal, and campfire under a blanket of a million stars in one of The Willow’s High Country huts.

The Cattlemen's Hut is a comfortable and rustic cabin with a wood burning fire. We're near the Alpine National Park in a ruggedly beautiful part of the High Country. Our remoteness means we rely on solar so mobile reception is zero or patchy, ideal for a "digital detox". But with horse riding, fishing, hiking opportunities galore, you'll want to ditch your phone and immerse yourself in nature.

Features and Amenities

1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bathroom
Indoor fireplace


  • Check in after 2pm
    Check out before 10am
  • Minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: Receive a 50% refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

There are two huts. O'Connells Hut is a cattlemen's log hut that was built in 1904 and the Iron Hut is a corrugated iron hut that was originally built as a 'men's shed' workshop in the 1940s. Both huts offer comfortable, rustic, self-contained accommodation for people who love outdoor life, wood burners, gas lights, camp fires and an outdoor dunny.

The huts have one open plan kitchen/living area with a double and single bed, and a bathroom off to the side of the main room. Towels and linen are provided, and dogs that are kept under control or on a lead are welcome.

Due to our remote location, there is no main power. The property relies on solar and a small hydro system so appliances such as hairdryers won't work. There is no television and mobile reception is pretty patchy. However, you'll be only too happy to turn off your phone and tune into the beauty of your surrounds.

But if you are after a little company, then we recommend you drop in to the Blue Duck for a beer, bite to eat and a yarn with the locals. Perched on the banks of the Cobungra River and just 3km down the road from us, it's a lovely little watering hole to while away a few hours.

Historic Huts - Each hut accommodates 2 people for $150 /night. An additional 2 people can stay for $150/night in the second hut.

You'll find us at The Willows, 322 Callaghans Road, Anglers Rest, Victoria.
We're about 6hrs from Melbourne via Omeo, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Bairnsdale or Mitta Mitta.


  • Base Price $150 / night
  • Cleaning Fee $30
  • Extra People $30 (adult) and $30 (child) / night after 2 people


The Willows High Country Accommodation
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Anglers Rest 3898
We are located in the remote and beautiful Bundarra Valley. We operate horse treks in the region and offers accommodation at our homestead — The Willows. Our extensive local knowledge means that we can offer a range of exciting horse riding experiences and advice on other regional outdoor adventures. If you want to explore the region on foot, bike, horse or with a fishing rod, we can point you in the right direction.
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Adventures on the Property

These are the exclusive natural wonders and outdoor activities within the property boundaries.

Fly Fishing

The Bundara River flows at the bottom of the property. The trout fishing is as legendary as the High Country and the Cattlemen that rode them. The Willows provides the ideal base to access and fish the Bundara, Cobungra, Mitta, Gibbo and Victoria Rivers as well as Snowy Creek system. Fly Fishermen have long recognised The Willows and the region as providing the pinnacle of Fly Fishing opportunities in Victoria.

Each spring the snow melt from the Bogong High Plains feeds the catchments many tributaries ensuring a cool and reliable flow all season sustaining a wild Brown and Rainbow Trout fishery unrivalled anywhere else in Victoria.

Horse Riding

Our rides gives you access to the Victorian High Country that’s remote and off the main tourist track. Venture deep into the bush to explore eucalypt forests and crystal clear rivers or enjoy views of the stunning surrounds - we can organise a day ride that will inspire you....

Hang With The Horses

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The horses hang right outside your doorstep and surrounding the Hut, take some time to go and hang out with them, they are super friendly!...

Sunrise Walk On The Property

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Wake up early and catch the first beams of light over the valley, go for a walk around the property for a great start to the day!...

Fly Fishing

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The Willows provides the ideal base to access and fish the Bundara, Cobungra, Mitta, Gibbo and Victoria Rivers as well as Snowy Creek system. Make sure to bring your rod, and or arrange to have fly fishing lessons before arriving through Kathy....

Packers High Country Horseriding

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The property is scattered with horses everywhere, some of which you can take riding through the high country if you book in advance. Kathy, who is in charge is excellent and makes you feel at ease on the horses. I think it takes around 2 hours, take a water bottle and a small camera. Backpacks are not allowed. Seriously such a peaceful experience riding through the high country by horse, highly recommended....

Catch Dinner In The Backyard

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After settling in, we decided to take a walk around the property, following the flowing the back porch aqueduct to the river just a few hundred metres from the house. With not much else to do other than relax, we decided to cast a line and came back with 2 perfect sized trout for dinner! We even went back for seconds the next night. Yum!...


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