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Sorrel takes in the view.
Sorrel takes in the view.
Inside Adobe Flats.
Sorrel relaxes on a hammock.

Adobe Mudbrick Flats

Thursday, August 10, 2000
A getaway for the eco-conscious nature lover, set in a peaceful rainforest.

Peter Kurz is a nature lover and very eco-conscious. The former abalone diver began building his mud brick flats in 1973 and the process is ongoing.

Peter handmade the 25cm adobes which keep the architect-designed flats cool in summer and warm in winter. Six of the flats have two bedrooms, there is one VIP bungalow, one honeymoon cabin with bath and one three-bedroom farmhouse with bath (the cabin and farmhouse are not mud brick).

All accommodation has a fully-equipped kitchen, solar hot water, sundeck, barbecue, hammock, electric blankets and television. You need to take your own linen (including towels and tea towels) or you can hire it from Peter. You should also take swimming gear, music cassette tapes, binoculars and food. For $5 a night you can also take a well-behaved pet on holiday with you.

The mud brick village is set on 32ha of peaceful rainforest which slopes down to the Mallacoota Inlet. From the water it is difficult to see that there are buildings among the trees and shrubs.

The area is crowded with wildlife — wombats, lyrebirds, parrots, kingfishers, finches, cockatoos, lorikeets, sea eagles, egrets and fowl such as geese, wild ducks, hens and guinea fowl. They turn up in their hundreds to be fed each morning. Some wildlife chooses to live there and of course there are the usual farm animals — chickens, geese and ducks wandering around supplying eggs and giving the place an almost Balinese village feel.

There is a play area for the kids and it's just a short walk to the Mallacoota Inlet for swimming. There is plenty of parking for cars and trailers and you can hire a kayak or boat and explore the area from the water.

Location

Mallacoota, about six hours east of Melbourne.

Cost

Flats start at $45 a double per night. Weekly rates are available.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

Adobe Mudbrick Flats: Phone: (03) 5158 0329
Website: Adobe Mudbrick Flats
Email: Adobe

Qantas: 13 13 13

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