Nature stays

They are two of Canberra’s best kept secrets but they epitomise why it’s called the Bush Capital. Nil Desperandum and Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage provide visitors with a peaceful escape, at one with nature. Enjoy waking up with the birds, exploring the natural landscape by day and settling down to damper under the stars by night.

Nil Desperandum

Nestled in tranquil, natural bush settings beneath the mountains of Tidbinbilla, Nil Desperandum provides a perfect base from which to engage in bushwalking, bird watching, star gazing, reading or just relaxation.

The historic European homestead has been described by a guest as "camping under a tin roof", which perfectly sums it up, allowing guests to enjoy a remote, rustic, wilderness experience.

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Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage

Ready-Cut Cottage is an early 'ready-cut' or prefabricated kit home situated in the Gudgenby Valley, on the southern bank of the Gudgenby River in Namadgi National Park.

This historic home is a cosy base from which to explore the majestic mountains and rivers Namadgi has to offer. Get to know the locals while you’re there - the kangaroos, birds and lizards are regular visitors to Ready-Cut Cottage.

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