Set on 12 acres of farmland with scenic views, Alpine Farmstay Apartments is located in Boorolite near Merrijig, a 15-20 minute drive to the base of Mt Buller and Mt Stirling or 10-15 minutes into the nearest town of Mansfield (situated approximately 2 hours north-east of Melbourne). The Delatite River, with its popular fishing spots and summer swimming holes, is located nearby (10 minute walk or a minute’s drive along a country lane).
We offer the perfect family-friendly farmstay experience for families with kids or visitors wishing to explore the area. Some of our guests have connections with Timbertop Geelong Grammar School and find our close proximity to the school convenient to attend school functions. Others travel for business and enjoy the peace and tranquility, but most of our visitors seek a “double-experience” holiday, enjoying an earthy farm experience and the thrill of snow sports on Mount Buller or Mount Stirling, all in one trip!
Alpine Farmstay Apartments is off-mountain accommodation suitable for a fun family farmstay experience or for those seeking tranquility and country fresh air. The farmstay accommodation is a converted farmhouse styled into 3 self-contained apartments. Upon your arrival you will be greeted by hosts, Beattie & Roger and shown to your accommodation. Enjoy a complimentary welcome basket with coffee, tea, milk, cereal and apple juice!
Apartment 1 is a stylish loft apartment split on two levels with a cosy deck overlooking mountain views. The apartment has a separate entrance with private aspect, a cosy deck with bbq, overlooking paddocks and serene mountain views and its own outdoor seating area with campfire. Apartment 1 is self-contained with combined living and kitchenette. Read more about Apartment 1’s facilities here.
Apartment 2 is contemporary style Studio accommodation with bunk beds. The self-contained apartment has a combined living and sleeping area with a separate kitchen and bathroom. There is a ground level deck with bbq and seating overlooking scenic mountain views. Read more about Apartment 2’s facilities here.
Nestled amongst lush, peaceful gardens, the property overlooks a rocked-walled private dam, encircled by trees and plants. Livestock includes a small herd of sheep, alpacas, chickens and 3 miniature goats. From time to time, wild ducks roam the garden freely and there is a large chicken enclosure where guests can collect fresh eggs.
The accommodation is best suited for families with children who will love to play on the swing set, make music on the giant garden xylophone, feed the farm animals and wild native birds. Alpine Farmstay Apartments is a family-run business. We welcome other families and travellers to explore the grounds and enjoy a break from city life.
An Abundance of Wild Native Birds
If you are a bird lover, then you will be amazed by the variety of native birds. Strolling along the tranquil grounds you will spot a variety of native birds including King Parrots, Rainbow Lorikeets, Blue Wrens, Kookaburras, Sulphur-crested and Black Cockatoos, Crested Pigeons, Robins, Honeyeaters, Grey Shrike-thrush among others.
Alpine Farmstay Apartments is perfectly centrally located at just 15-20 minutes to the Mt Buller toll gates or 10-15 minutes to the nearest town of Mansfield. We are located in the heart of the High Country, just over two hours drive north-east of Melbourne.
There are many nearby attractions including horse riding, wineries, 4WD tours, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, sightseeing, Mansfield Zoo, High Country Maze, cinema, gift shops, gourmet cafes and restaurants, historical tours and more. There are also numerous popular summer swimming holes and riverside picnic areas nearby. Mt Buller and Mt Stirling (where Craig’s Hut – from the movie The Man from Snower River – is located) are a short drive away.
- There is an unfenced dam on the property and for safety reasons children must be strictly supervised at all times when on the grounds. Please do not allow children to chase farm animals.
- There is electric fencing in some parts of the property. There are warning signs and a cut-off switch. Children must be kept clear of electric fencing or switch turned to the off position.
- Apartment 1 has an internal staircase for which safety gates can be provided.
- Pets no longer accepted due to wellbeing of farm animals.