Escape to the View

Boonahview, perched above rolling hills at one of the highest points in the region, is only 150kms from Melbourne but you really get the feeling you’ve escaped the rat-race completely. The panoramic views are amazing, all visible from the comfort of your bed. We watched the sun set over the farm and settled in.

After a morning in front of the wood fire we hit the Forrest Brewery for lunch then braved the rain for a hike to Lake Elizabeth past tree ferns and black cockatoos. Ruth and Pete (and sheepdog Milly) had refreshments waiting for us on our arrival back to Boonahview with a fire to help dry us out as they talked us through the history of their amazing farm over a beer.

Day two began with freshly harvested eggs for breakfast before jumping on the four wheeler with host Pete, checking sheep and lambs only a few days old. We said our farewells and headed to Lorne and Erskine Falls, wrapping up a memorable weekend with a session high in the trees at Live Wire Park.

Boonahview is a spacious open plan cabin located on a working sheep farm in the Deans Marsh hinterland. Sleeping up to 4 people, the social floor plan and large windows make the most of the incredible views over the farm and beyond. Featuring a full kitchen, cosy wood fire and relaxed living space opening up to a great deck and lawn area.
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Things We Did

  • Hike
  • Food & Drink
  • Farm
  • Waterfall
  • Climb
Lake Elizabeth
Otways Rainforest walk (2km or 4km loop) through tree ferns to the lake. Keep an eye out for the resident platypus....
Forrest Brewery
Beer, food, or coffee, it's a great spot to hang out....
Boonahview Farm
A working sheep farm, rolling hills, beautiful bushland and creek....
Erskine Falls
A short detour from the Ocean Road at Lorne, easily accessible step workout to view some impressive falls after the rain....
Live Wire Park
Elevated climbing adventures for kids and adults but not for the faint hearted....

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