Rawson Village has 20 motel units with AAA Tourism 3.5* rating. Each room has its own private ensuite, colour television, radio, heating and airconditioning, electric blankets, hairdryer, iron & ironing board, refrigerator, tea & coffee making facilities and telephone. DVD players and DVD's are available from Reception. All accommodation areas, dining rooms, conference areas and recreational rooms at Rawson Village are non smoking. As Rawson Village is only 15 minutes from Walhalla, we are the ideal location to base yourself. We are also just 20 minutes from Mt St Gwinear and 35 minutes from Mt Baw Baw, so finding off mountain accommodation during the snow season is just "around the corner". ring the Mountain .
Rawson Village - a Scenic Holiday Resort & Convention Centre in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, the gateway to Walhalla & the Mountain Rivers Region, and the snowfields of Mt Baw Baw.The Walhalla & Mountain Rivers Trail provides a fascinating drive through some of Victoria's most spectacular scenery. Rawson Village, set on 17 acres of bushland and gardens, is an ideal place from which to base your explorations of this magnificent region.From Rawson you can: * Take a ride across the spectacular Thomson River Bridge aboard the Walhalla Goldfields Railway * Experience living history with a tour down the Long Tunnel Gold Mine * Discover the thrill of a 4WD Ghost Towns or Coppermine Tour * Visit Melbourne's water supply the Thomson Dam, and marvel at this engineering achievement * Discover the beauty of Mushroom Rocks at Mt Erica * Visit the snowfields of Mt Baw Baw during the snow season, with its' fantastic downhill skiing, rail park, snowboarding and snowtubing. 7 lifts available. Ski hire & chain hire available. * Explore the snowfields of Mt St Gwinear - ideal for children's' snow play, and great cross country skiing for the more experienced. Toboggan runs available. * Relax and soak up the atmosphere of the historic township of Walhalla * Take many delightful walks throughout the area. Maps available for serious bushwalkers. * Within 200m - Tennis & squash courts, solar heated indoor swimming pool.Rawson Village offers a range of accommodation to suit any budget, including 20 Motels. Fully Licensed Bistro with open fires. Family Friendly.We also cater for groups of 10-270. Conference and recreation facilities available.At the end of a busy day, relax around the fireplace and enjoy a fabulous meal prepared by our chefs in Leadbeaters Bar & Bistro.
Mountain Rivers Lodge is situated on a beautiful 17 hectare property at Rawson, about two hours from Melbourne. The property is noted for its spectacular driveway lined with magnificent flowering trees and shrubs. More than half of the property consists of natural bushland with tracks suitable for walking. Overlooking the Happy Jack Creek Valley, the Lodge comprises six motel-style units, linked via verandas to a communal lounge, dining and kitchen area with self-cater facilities. This accommodation provides a great base for visiting Walhalla Historic Township, Baw Baw National Park, Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort, Coopers Creek mining relics, the Australian Alps Walking Track and the Thomson River. The property's first era of settlement began in 1915 with Charles Rawson, the original owner of the land on which the township of Rawson subsequently was built. Remnants from that era include a long-abandoned orchard of gnarled old apple trees, fed by perennial spring waters from a hillside dotted with interesting old rock walls. After two generations of Rawson family ownership, the next era involved the property's acquisition by the Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works, who built the Lodge as management residential quarters for construction of the Thomson Dam in the 1976~83. Following its sale in 1996, the next owner developed part of the property with horse riding facilities, having trails connecting with the adjacent state forests. In 2007~08, Ron and Andrea Camier of Mountain-Top Experience, purchased the property to facilitate its further development for nature-based tourism. This exciting new development includes Phoenix Paintball, a very popular sport for young adults, situated at the far end of the property, and operated by Sarah and David Bush. Educational activities offered here include team building and leadership training by Adventure Learning Experience, operated by 'Hayno' and Diane Haynes, as well as 4WD tours.