The outpost in the snow-capped mountains

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The outpost in the snow-capped mountains

Entire home

The outpost in the snow-capped mountains

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Yaouk, NSW

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationScabby Range Nature Reserve13 min walk
  • Popular LocationYaouk Nature Reserve6 min drive
  • Popular LocationAdaminaby Swimming Pool49 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
Bedroom 1
    4 single beds
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
    Shower
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The outpost in the snow-capped mountains

Riverside Cottage with kitchen and patio
The Outpost is a 900 acre property of mostly alpine woodland supporting an abundant population of native wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, platypus, echidnas and a multitude of birds. The Yaouk Valley is unique in Australia being bounded by National Parks on three sides; the Kosciuszko National Park, the Namadgi National Park and the Yaouk Nature reserve.

Situated in alpine country on the banks of the Upper Murrumbidgee River, we are located on one of Australia’s best fly fishing rivers and home to wild brown and rainbow trout. Because of its unique fly fishing qualities the river was selected for competition in the 1999 World Fly Fishing Championships and the 2008 by Fly Fish Australia for its National Championships. We are also a site for the 2015 National Fly Fishing Championships.

We are located 1.5 hours drive south of Canberra on a scenic partly unsealed road through the Namadgi National Park. Mountains surround us and the area is famous for its fly fishing, hiking, horse riding and snow skiing.

The nearest village is Adaminaby, which is a scenic twenty-five minutes drive away.

The Cottage - pricing as shown

The recently renovated Cottage offers comfortable, cosy accommodation with:
- Two bedrooms each with 2 single beds (1 able to be converted into a king bed).
- Upstairs room with 4 single beds.
- Comfy combined living and dining room with wood fire.
- Well equipped kitchen and laundry.
- Main bathroom with shower.
- Additional WC.
- Outside eating area with barbecue.
- Maximum accommodation is for eight people.
Everything is provided - except your own food and drinks.

Activities

Fly fishing, considered blue ribbon water by experienced fishers. Enjoy a variety of walks from easy to challenging on designated walking tracks on the property. Enjoy spotting the abundant native animals:- platypus, kangaroos, wallabies, echidna, wombats, possums, and many birds, rosellas, wild duck, wedge tail eagles, hawks, herons, finches and swallows among them. Play tennis or swim in the Platypus pool. There’s always something to do or see – or simply relax.

The Snowy Mountains offer a variety of activities for the non-fisher or those fishers taking a rest. From the rigors of horse riding the ranges to the relaxation of a book beside the murmuring river, you can take it all at your own pace. Do this without leaving our valley or if you are feeling adventurous, you can make the most of the nearby National Parks and attractions.

Summer
Fly fishing, walking and trekking, mountain bike ridding, horse riding, nature. Swimming in the Olympic pool sized Platypus Pool with its very own Mermaid Rock, is an experience not to be missed.

Winter
We get frequent snow falls and days are filled with bracing walks and enjoying tea and scones around a warm cosy fire. Mt Selwyn is our closest ski field and a 45 minute drive away. It is the most northerly of Australia’s ski resorts with a base elevation of 1,492 metres and a top elevation of 1,614 metres. That might sound high but it’s actually lower than Yaouk Peak (1,784 metres), which is adjacent to The Outpost (see Walks).
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers.

This Yaouk cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Recreational amenities at the cottage include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Ken Chapman
Speaks English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Ski

  • Close to skiing
  • Ski lift privelages

Pool/Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Internet

  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage
  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Children's games
  • Children's dinnerware

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove

Entertainment

  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Tennis on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Rafting nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector

General

  • Sleeps 8

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number PID-STRA-2400-2

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Outpost Snowy Mountains House Yaouk
Outpost Snowy Mountains Yaouk
The Outpost in the Snowy Mountains Yaouk
The Outpost in the Snowy Mountains Cottage
The Outpost in the Snowy Mountains Cottage Yaouk

About this area

Yaouk

Located in Yaouk, this cottage is in a rural area and on a river. Adaminaby Swimming Pool is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Scabby Range Nature Reserve and Yaouk Nature Reserve. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve - 13 min walk
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve - 6 min drive
  • Adaminaby Swimming Pool - 49 min drive
  • Snowy Scheme Museum - 49 min drive
  • Big Trout - 49 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 25 out of 29 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 29 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 29 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
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2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 29 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Beautiful place, beautiful property
A beautiful get-away and so well looked after. The property managers, Wayne and Donna were really welcoming and even met us on the road and guided us up to the property (it had been raining a lot and so they brought us in a different way so we wouldn't get bogged). We saw platypus, wombats, kangaroos and wallabies galore. The cottage was really tidy and had everything we needed. Loved it and will defintely be coming back again. Thank you.

5/5 Excellent

Very comfortable
Excellent

5/5 Excellent

Relax and unwind
Cute and cosy cottage! We really enjoyed our stay. It is a great place to relax and unwind. Lots to explore, cute animals, tennis court and a fire pit! The caretakers were lovely and looked after us very well!!

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful hosts, great bush location
We had a very happy holiday. We spotted eagles, wombat, lots of wallabies, and even a platypus. The host texted us the night before with an update on a local road which we were considering taking - very helpful. Hope to come again.
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful location to unwind and relax!
What a magical location. So relaxing, sitting by the river, reading a book, and listening to the birds. The kids loved trying to catch fish, bush walking, feeding the horses and sheep, playing tennis and the canoe was a big hit! The resident wallaby's and kangaroos were all over the property and we loved seeing them close to the cabin on dusk. The cabin was very cosy with an indoor fireplace and warm beds which were super comfy! We will be back!!..