Walkerville Shack

  • Location: Beach / Coast
    Walkerville South Beach: 8km (10 mins by car)
    Cape Liptrap Lighthouse: 13km (15 mins by car)
    Restaurants and Shops: 20km (17 mins by car)
    Wilsons Promontory National Park: 60km (50 mins by car)
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL): 200km (2h 30 mins by car)
    Latrobe Regional Airport (TGN): 110km (1h 30 mins by car)
    Car recommended
    Free parking

You’ll love the rustic charm of the Japanese bath house next to the main space.
Find yourself on 5 acres of land, surrounded by bushlands, lots of wildlife and secluded beaches.
Your dog will have the time of his/her life at the shack with so much space to run and roam around.
There are lots of attractions nearby, if you ever do get bored of such a wonderful playground.

Walkerville Shack does not have that many private spaces inside, but more can be found outside.
Come here for a unique and rustic country vacation, don't expect a five-star-hotel atmosphere.

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An introduction to Walkerville Shack

How would you describe Walkerville Shack in a nutshell?

Walkerville Shack is a unique vacation rental in the lush farmlands of South Gippsland, just two house south of Melbourne in south-eastern Australia. Think of a large shack that was built from recycled materials, such as timber and tin. It blends modern Japanese-influenced architecture with rustic country retreat, creating a charming and bespoke vacation home with space for up to six guests. The house sits on five private acres of land and is surrounded by wildlife and nature.

Tell us a bit about the history of your holiday retreat please.

Jim, the original owner, searched the Promontory Coast thoroughly to find a secluded sanctuary, in which to build his dream home. For years he lived in a tent, almost recluse as he painstakingly built the house. He took the time to build everything, from ladders to the bathroom cabinet. You can see the care in every piece of woodwork, the choice of recycled materials and the unique design. Everything has a meaning.

Walkerville Shack
Main space
Main space to bedroom
Living area
Sleeping area
Sleeping area
Seating area
Woodburning stove
Dining area
Walkerville Shack
Walkerville Shack
Morning mist
Barbeque area
Barbeque area
Barbeque area
Shack exterior
Outside area
Walkerville beach

Walkerville Shack rooms & rates

Our shack or cabin is a holiday retreat near the Prom Coast in South Gippsland near Melbourne, Australia. It is rustic, basic and charming, and certainly not for everyone. The house is set on 5 acres, so it is very quiet and private and surrounded by farmland. The open plan kitchen-living-bedroom makes it ideal for couples. There is a four-poster king-size bed and the connecting enclosed indoor verandah has two double futons if additional people wish to stay. It’s a place to relax, restore and chill.

  • Walkerville Shack for 2-6 people / 85 m²
    490 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom
    • 1 Shower room
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Other rooms
    • 4 Extra beds (on req.)
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
Included in the rates
Rates are based on 2 people.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome.
Minimum stay
3 - 7 nights (check calendar for dates)
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 10:00

Facilities & services

  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Children welcome
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Whirlpool/Plunge pool
  • Music system
  • BBQ area
  • Pets welcome
  • Bicycles

Walkerville Shack has its main bathroom situated outside of the house. Outside, timber walkways lead to the Japanese bathhouse, which features a hot tub, shower, toilet and basin. There is also an outdoor solar shower that’s just perfect for rinsing after a swim at the beach. Two mountain bikes are available to be used and there are also two dog beds for those of our guests who want to bring their best friend. The secluded five-acre grounds include a hammock and an outdoor dining area. If you put out good vibes, some roos’ might come to entertain you.

Things to do in Victoria & Walkerville

  • Wine tastings
  • Wildlife / Animals
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding
  • Scuba diving
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing

There are lots of things to explore on the Promontory Coast. The region is noted for its spectacular scenery with unspoilt beaches at Walkerville, Waratah Bay, Sandy Point and Venus Bay. We are also only a 30-minute drive away from Wilsons Promontory National Park. You can of course also go fishing, hiking, cycling, horseback riding or golfing. However, one of the best activities is no activity at all.

We’re in the wilderness here, so if you look out of the window, you might spot a koala in the gum tree outside, a wombat, parrot, whip bird, wattle bird, galah, willy wagtail, or white cockatoo to name just a few.

The location of Walkerville Shack

We are located on the South Gippsland Prom Coast, just over two hours south-east of Melbourne. It is a remote part of Victoria hidden among the lush farmland of South Gippsland.

Tarwin Lower is the closest town to us and has a few shops, a health food shop, a petrol station, and a pub.

Foster is another good option if you prefer more of a village type feel. Foster has a good butcher which also sells Gippsland natural beef and a seafood shop offering locally caught fish. There are also good fruit and vegetables, as well as organic groceries and gourmet foods, at Adherns.

When is the best time to visit Victoria?

It is equally popular all year. It is near the beach for summer, and its an awesome house to light the wood fire and watch the weather in winter.

We usually have the best weather in December, January and February, those are our hottest months. These times of the year are fairly slow with tourists, making summer the time to come if you enjoy warm weather travels. Fall and Winter are the busiest seasons for tourism, with lots of activities and events happening in the months of March until August. Temperatures start going back up from September until November, which is also a very nice time to come visit.