Serenity Shack

There's never a time I feel more free, and more myself than when I'm in the water; whether that be swimming out into its depths, paddling a kayak or being dragged behind a boat on a wake board! Our rustic little shack stay on the banks of Lake Eildon allowed for all of this. Add in the sound of bird life in the trees, mountain views abounding, and the crackle of an open fire - it's safe to say this location had me in my element.

As the fading light of the setting sun painted the lake with hues of flaxen and gold, we gazed out towards the mountains where an incredible full moon slowly rose into the sky. Lighting the fire pit, we grabbed a blanket and snuggled up as a family on the outdoor couch. It was time to count shooting stars and roast marshmallows over the coals; the kind of core memories I'd wish upon every soul.

'Tim's Shack' is perhaps reminiscent of the Kerrigan's getaway on 'The Castle' - a culmination of one man's Aussie Bush dreams and serenity sought. There's a leather couch beside a wood fire, a rustic family meals area and an outdoor bath for your stargazing. With two bedrooms in an adjoining converted shed you can bring along mates or family as we did, and share in some classic memory making by the lakeside.

After a spot of morning fishing the next day, we reconvened around the timber table, devouring crepes with butter and maple as we absorbed those country views. Then it was time to launch the boat at the nearby ramp and get straight back behind that wake again!

Things We Did

  • Kayak
  • Boat
  • Fish
  • Lake
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    Take to the water on one of the property's kakaks, with the shores of beautiful Lake Eildon lapping at the edge of this bush property....
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      Bring a boat and launch at the ramp for some of the best waterskiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding or tubing conditions in the state. With beautiful mountain surrounds and calm waters you'll be taking in the serenity from behind the wake in no time....
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        With a fishing rod and lure at the ready, grab a spot by the lake and throw a line in! If you're lucky you might grab a rainbow trout for dinner....
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          From the famous bridge across to Bonnie Doon to the shores of Goughs Bay, and back towards Jamieson in the East, Lake Eildon with it's 515km shoreline boasts a myriad of opportunity for lakeside leisure. The nearby Goulburn River is also a beauty!...

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