Bonnie the Bird Bus - available soon
“Bonnie” is a beautiful 1974 bus that has been converted into self-contained accommodation.
Named after the striking Blue Bonnet parrots you’re likely to see during your stay, Bonnie is tucked away amongst the gum trees. Her height conveniently puts you at eye level with the many birds that frequent the property. Here’s some of the gorgeous birds you might encounter.
This surprisingly expansive and bright space contains two single beds, a kitchenette, and lounge with books and games - everything you need to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Make the most of the outdoor seating to soak up the famous Mallee sunsets, while toasting a marshmallow over a crackling campfire. With the fantastic large windows and zero light pollution you can go to sleep gazing up at the Milky Way.
We’re currently preparing Bonnie for guests and should have her ready by spring. Contact us to enquire about bookings.
Two single beds (with electric blankets in winter)
Linen, blankets and towels
Split system aircon/heating
Kitchenette with fridge and two gas hobs
Complimentary kitchen essentials (tea, coffee, milk, olive oil, spices)
Lounge with books and games
Shower and toilet
Outdoor seating area with fire pit
Parking opposite the bus
Hairdryer, iron, ironing board available on request.
You are welcome to wander around and explore our 50 acre property (except sheds and house yard) and the adjoining road reserves. The abundant native trees and plants attract a wide range of birds, animals and insects. Bring your camera and binoculars to make the most of your time in this special spot!
We live permanently onsite and will be available during your stay to happily answer any questions and give you hot tips on places to explore and things to see in the area.
Unfortunately we cannot allow pets to stay on our property (apart from guide dogs and service dogs).
The nearest supermarkets are in Ouyen and Hopetoun (both about 30 minutes drive away). Fuel and basic food supplies are available in the Patchewollock shop, about 10 minutes drive away. Patche shop opening hours are weekdays 8.30am - 1pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm, Sunday 10am - 2pm.
Here’s a few ideas for things to do and see in the Mallee.