News

Access Road Petition Update!

July 8th, 2016

Hello Everyone!

We have some exciting news about our Petition. The voice of many has helped us reach the NT Government! Our call for the petition has been heard and we have received a letter from the Government about money being allocated to improve the Access Road. Thank you everyone for signing and spreading the word. We couldn’t have done it without your love and support for Lorella Springs!

An amount has been allocated in 2016-17 under the Roads to Recovery Program for repairs to the Lorella Springs property access road. Works will include a contract to grade, water and roll, to reinstate the running surface and selected gravel re-sheeting of various areas. It is anticipated that these works will be completed in the 2016 dry season.” – Quote from Government

Please continue signing the petition till the end of dry season as receiving the letter is one thing but actual work being done would be another. FOLLOW THE LINK HERE:
https://goo.gl/0RRzOd
Thank you again for your support! We greatly appreciate and wish to have you next year, with a road that will make you smile and not frown. 🙂

Happy Birthday Rhett!

June 21st, 2016

Happy Brithday Rhett! We celebrated Rhett’s birthday this weekend. Just a step closer to the big 5-0
Had a lovely day with wonderful volunteers and Bus Group of Outback Spirit Tours

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No WiFi

June 20th, 2016

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Unfortunately our satellite internet has been giving us trouble since we have opened. We have been waiting on our internet provider to fix and increase our bandwidth but haven’t heard much . Hence, we sadly cannot provide internet to our guests. But please do not be deter- you will be close to nature and that’s the best connection to have 🙂

 

Limited Ice Available

June 16th, 2016

Unfortunately, our ice machine has stopped working so there is limited ice available. We have ice blocks but they are limited and take time to freeze up. So Please make sure you bring your ice if possible. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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No Fuel till May 1st 2016

April 30th, 2016

Hello!

Unfortunately, for the next five days we will not have fuel for sale. Please make sure you fill up if you are heading this way.

Sorry for the inconvenience that it might cause. See you soon!

Anzac Day 2016

April 25th, 2016

Dawn Service conducted at Lorella Springs to remember the past.
ANZAC Day is simply a time for Australians to remember the anguish of war, build bridges with past enemies, and praise the character of soldiers who did it tough, but showed great character in the face of adversity.‪#‎ANZACDay‬

Sunrise from Top of an Escarpment Near the Homestead

Meditation at Lorella!

April 22nd, 2016

Good Day!

We had our first ever Thai Meditation Group!

The group was on a journey from Cairns to Broome and had decided to stop at our Park while on transit. They ended up staying three nights with us! They found our remoteness and closeness to nature very peaceful and rejuvenating.

They traveled to Teardrop Fall, Water Slide and Hidden Pools with their tour guides and set up meditation camps.  They also enjoyed our hiking walks around the campground of Bower Bird and Sunset Walk. They left with great memories and smiles on their faces.
Lorella offers a superb tourism escape experience in an outstanding natural environment – a dream retreat with a magical atmosphere of solitude and serenity. Lorella is indeed a place for everyone. 🙂

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Another Adventure Pack Season ’16

April 18th, 2016

Hi everyone,
Another year has begun – and this one is going to be THE ONE!!
Less than a week since we reopened the station, and already we’ve kept busy, not wasting a single minute to have the park ready enough to make sure that our first guests of the season enjoy this year’s early Easter Weekend – and they did! Just look at this lovely feedback in our Visitor Book 2016 🙂

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So the Wet Season did not break any record, but it was much better than last year and the place is looking absolutely lovely – green grass everywhere and water flowing nicely in all our swimming holes and waterfalls.

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Already we have reopened quite a few of the hundreds of kilometres of tracks across the property – including to Teardrop Waterfall, Hidden Pools and all the swimming holes around the Crocodile Spring Loop.

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On Easter Sunday we attempted to break a record and make it to the coast for the earliest reopening we have ever had. We hit the Wuraliwuntya River but got bogged with all our guests only 4 Km’s short from the beach!! We’ll give it another attempt in a few days allowing for the ground to dry before we give it another go.

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Reopening tracks is always an adventure after the Wet, and so as usual we’ve already had our fair share of flat tyres and other mechanical hiccups!

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The good news is, once you make it back to the homestead after a good dose of adventuring on Lorella, there’s always happy friendly hosts to welcome you back, and a very relaxing campground with our super popular Magical Springs to remove those aching parts of your body you did not even suspect you had 😉

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Our campground has never been bigger, with more space to camp and caravan on. Our team is also already working on extending our bathroom facilities.

Our Nudist camp has now moved to a more secluded and private area at one end of the campground, with its own private swimming hole.

As far as fishing is concerned, our Lorella Barramundi, Queenies and Trevallies have been a bit shy, but a few guests got lucky with Lorella Barramundi.

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The season is short at Lorella, with only 7 months of dry season before the rain moves in, so make sure you stop by on your travels to/ through the Top End before October!

If you are joining us at Lorella in the next few weeks, here’s an update on what’s waiting for you here:

  • Access to Lorella is now open along the Savannah Way from every direction, and all the creek crossings are fairly easy to go through with no water higher than tyre level.
  • We are continually working very hard and re-opening many of our hundreds of kilometres of tracks available on Lorella. Although a lot is open, there are still many wet areas and it is advisable to get more information from our office before heading to that country.

For those of you who want to enjoy the remote wilderness without it becoming an endurance test, we have increased our options of accommodation, with brand new en-suite Deluxe Rooms to be ready by early May. Contact us for more details and to pre-book.

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For those of you who would like to get a Bird’s Eye View of Lorella, why not try one of our scenic helicopter flights?

Nick is back for his third season at Lorella, with his services being such a success that Nick received a Super Deed Award from guests reporting on their amazing experience to Tourism Top End. Scenic flights start from only $150 per person and cover some of the most diverse country Lorella has to offer, including breathtaking views of the famous Lost City and nearby Valley of the Mazes, as well as tremendous waterfalls, spectacular gorges and amazing rock formations. Not to mention our nearly 30 km of coastline, many kilometres of rivers and estuaries.

In addition to your flight, upsize your deal with a bush landing at some exclusive waterholes and escarpments.

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From all at Lorella, thank you for your support, travel safely on the roads and we look forward to seeing you here again soon!