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Boroka Downs
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“One of the best locations I know”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

I wish we had booked more days then just three. Why? Because the location has now flaws: Five individual little houses in the wilderness, but close to Halls Gap. The fully-equipped kitchen is gorgeous, the overall appearance is perfect. You get breakfast supplies (milk, eggs, pan-cake mix, mushrooms, tomate, bread, croissants, jam) of very high quality. Everything is fully functionable and spotlessly clean. But the most important thing is: you get your privacy and you see more wildlife than when being in the adjacent National Park. We had a kangaroo coming as close as 5 m to us (as cautiously watching us as we watched it): It knew that there was a little bucket of water for the birds and wanted to take a sip as well. But more interesting are all the birds passing by: Make sure you have your camera ready, we saw at least 10 different bird species everyday. The owners provide a lot of helpful books, maps and brochures. We can recommend to make the tour around the property that a neighbour of Boroka Downs regularly offers. He knows a lot about birds, wallabies and kangaroos and has a lot of interesting stories to tell. Go there - you will not be disappointed. If you are afraid of animals however: stay at home.

Room Tip: All five houses are unique and well placed on the property. One is overlooking a little lake, if you...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

We stayed for a few nights. It was wonderful for us. We enjoyed the outdoor spa on the deck. We could watch the kangaroos and emus whilst relaxing. The log fire was perfect for a rainy afternoon. The bungalow had everything in it and Bob & Steph are attentive to every detail. We did rock climbing/abseiling and then relaxed. We left feeling very spoilt. Beautiful accommodation in the Aussie Bush. We will be back!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

My husband and I spend 3 nights here to get away from the hussle and bussle. I was a bit concerned regarding the expense but I was so glad to have chosen to stay here.
Stephanie and Bob were lovely and went out of their way to make sure we had a perfect stay without beong too intrusive.
The villas are well equipped, modern and full of provisions you may need. We loved the open firplace, the spa, the Bose surround sound system coupled with views to the national park and the local wildlife.
We found we were reluctant to leave during the day to go and explore the Grampians and Halls Gap as it was so nice. We also found that eating in was much better more appealing although we did make the 140km round trip to The Royal Mail Hotel in Denked for their famous food which was well worth it.
The only possible negative comment - and its really minor- is that the blinds are not black-out and the upper windows have no cover at all. making for an early start to the day. This was only a problem because we tended to sit up late by the fire with a glass of wine! Brilliant place and we will be back.

Room Tip: We had cabin number 2 which looked onto the Grampians. I think number one faced the other way, but s...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

We spent 6 beautiful days here and it was truly wonderful! The attention to detail was outstanding. The residence was spotless and had everything we required...plus more. The spa was devine. The views were spectacular.... just so serene. Bob and Steph were marvelous hosts, I am already thinking about when we can return!! 10 STARS!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2011

Boroka Downs is a truely beautiful place to escape. Having recently stayed in the 2 bedroom Bungalow, it really is an amazing experience. Bob and Steph's attention to detail in the accommodation is very impressive - there was not one think we needed, that they didn't provide. The kitchen is better equipped than my one at home! The scenery and surroundings are incredibly peaceful, but the highlight has to be sitting in the hot tub on a clear evening gazing at the stars. There is plenty to do in the area, walking, wineries, horse riding - so a perfect place to escape to.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Boroka Downs

Property: Boroka Downs
Address: 51 Birdswing Road | Grampians, Halls Gap, Victoria 3381, Australia
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Region: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Halls Gap
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Halls Gap
Price range (per night): ₹ 17,801 - ₹ 25,000
Hotel Class:5 star — Boroka Downs 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sharing the boundary with the Grampians National Park, Boroka Downs offers romantic luxury and superb views with wildlife at your doorstep. Designed specifically for couples each of our 5 identical, environmentally designed residences is secluded and provides award winning luxury and serenity with full self-catering facilities. Plus there's the luxury 2 bedroom Bungalow for 2 couples, tucked away in the property corner. Boroka Downs is Ecotourism accredited and a Tourism Hall of Fame inductee. Five minutes from Halls Gap but a world away. ... more   less 
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Boroka Downs Halls Gap, Grampians

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