Tin Chalet

98% Recommended
2 people
No pets
The Tin Chalet is situated on the small organic farm of well known Earth Garden writer and conservationist, Jill Redwood. The Brodribb River runs through tall Manna gums at the side of the property where you can fish, swim or paddle.

Situated in the farmyard of an organic property, next to the garden and orchard with goats, chooks and clydesdales across the fence.

Goongerah is nestled between two national parks - the Errinundra to the east and the Snowy to the west.

And no, there are no mice (!) and only one spider called Beatrice.
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Features and Amenities

1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bathroom
Indoor fireplace


  • Check in after 01:00pm
    Check out before 10:30am
  • Minimum booking: 3 nights
Cancellation Policy: 

Receive a full refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

- Fully self-contained
- Compact and comfy
- Solar hot water/power
- Wifi - via satellite (limited speed and download).

In winter the Tin Chalet is warm, having double glazed windows and being well insulated all round.
The wood stove cooks meals and keeps the place cosy.

The upstairs bedroom has a double bed, and there is an optional pull-out single sofa bed downstairs.

Bathroom, laundry and loo are off the verandah. The old fashioned composting toilet needs old fashioned considerations (it doesn't flush).

The kitchen has a wood stove plus a double burner gas stove for cooking, a small 40 litre fridge and a pantry. There is a small study nook as well as a 2 seater lounge to flop on.

Goongerah is a small isolated valley, 70km north of Orbost and the one road through the settlement heads into NSW, Canberra or the snow fields. It is surrounded by forests and wildlife.

The community of about 30 people has a phone box, a CFA shed and a hall. Most people are interested in growing their own food, using renewable energy and have a fairly progressive and environmental outlook.

The nearest shops are a long drive so please come with all your needs, and even a spare jerry of fuel if you intend to visit the parks.

Many areas have been badly burnt in the Black Summer fires (2019-20). The Errinudra National Park to the east has several walks through 'dinosaur land' cool temperate rainforests and old growth forests with 600 year old giants - small areas that resisted the fire.
There is Mt Morris/Woolly Butt Hill which overlooks the Brodribb Wilderness, Mt Koskiusko, the Cobberas and the Gelantipy Plateau.
The other high spot is Mt Ellery (burnt); a challenging 1km climb takes you up through the giant granite boulders strewn throughout the tall Mountain Ash forests at the summit.
To the west of Goongerah is the Snowy River National Park with its dry rainshadow woodlands, ancient calytris pines, the famous Snowy River (warmest river in the state despite its name), and the nearby Little River Gorge - truly breath-takingly steep and deep.


  • Base Price $110 / night
  • Extra People $30 (adult) and $15 (child) / night after 2 people
  • Discounts 
    10% discount for bookings of 6 nights or longer

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Adventures on the Property

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

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    The Winding Road To Goongerah

    The 90-minute drive from Orbost to Goongerah winds between lush ferns and tall Manna gums. It also depicts just how easily a bushfire can ravage a region. This forest is still regenerating – you can see blackened trunks starting to sprout new green life – and it's both alien and magical all at once....
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      Chefs Special On The Fire

      The Tin Chalet comes with all the cooking gear you need – including an outdoor fire. So why not make the most of the outdoors and bring the kitchen outside?...
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        Swimming The Brodribb River

        If you fancy a swim, all you have to do is jump the back fence. We packed a picnic of prawns and spritzes, and kicked back on the bank for a few hours of birdsong and sunshine. Colour us refreshed!...
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          Exploring Errinundras Old Growth Forest

          Errinundra National Park is just a 20-minute drive up the road from Goongerah and is home to a forest of trees that tower above you like skyscrapers and are over 60,000 years old. If you’re looking for a good dose of perspective, you’ll find it here....
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            Picnic In The Paddock

            BYO camp cooker for the perfect golden hour picnic. It's guaranteed sunset magic, minus the crowds....

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              Bush Magic

              Let’s get one thing straight – Goongerah is a tiny town. Like, sixty locals and counting kind of tiny. It doesn’t have a cafe and you won’t find a supermarket; in fact, you’ll be hard pressed to get any phone reception. But getti...

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