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This stylish and intimate guest house is furnished with rich timbers, polished wooden floors and open fire places, with its high ceilings securing it as one of the most sophisticated accommodation options in the region. Ideal for couples looking for a quiet retreat, often the only interruption to the long, valley views are the kangaroos and wallabies you can spot grazing as you soak in the solar-heated infinity pool.

On summer evenings you can enjoy pre-dinner drinks while taking in the views from the sunset bar. Alternatively, a luxurious open fire is welcoming on those cooler evenings. This is the perfect location for relaxation or adventure. Skirting the incredible Grampians National Park, with its extraordinary beauty, diversity of wildlife and stunning flora, Meringa Springs is the ideal base from which to explore this magnificent region.

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Rooms

Rooms are spread between the main lodge and along the terrace, all taking advantage of the amazing scenery. Accommodating up to ten privileged guests, the beautiful rural setting ensures privacy, intimacy and romance. All rooms are beautifully appointed and enjoy wonderful vistas of Wartook Valley and the 'Asses Ears.' Meringa Deluxe King rooms offer a king size bed, double shower and a large patio. The Villas feature a king size bed or two queen size beds, a double spa bath, double shower, separate lounge and large private sundeck.

Location

The Grampians National Park is a three hour drive from the cosmopolitan bustle of Melbourne, making Meringa Springs a convenient escape to the countryside. It also makes an excellent inland stop before joining the Great Ocean Road. A 30 minute drive through the national park takes you to the nearest town, Halls Gap, where you'll find visitor information and a number of restaurants.

Food and Drink

You can encounter wildlife on the roads when driving through the national park at night, so we’d recommend having your evening meal at Meringa Springs. Your delightful hosts offer the option of a two or three course meal, and the food is exquisite. Continental or full breakfast is served in the main lodge overlooking the valley, with the refreshing morning breeze often passing through the dining area.

Facilities and Activities

On site you can relax in the lounge, which has an open fire, or take a dip in the infinity pool overlooking the valley. If you can bear to leave the views here, then the highlights of the Grampians National Park are just a short drive away, including nature walks, longer hikes and breath-taking look-out points.

Our opinion

Meringa Springs is one of our favourite guest houses in Australia. A romantic retreat in a stunning area of interest, it offers welcoming hosts, delicious food and high quality accommodation for a very memorable stay.

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