The homestead at Lorella is located at the entrance to the campground, and you will be surprised by the number and quality of our facilities available at the main campground, including:
It is true that Lorella is a bit remote, actually it is very remote, but that’s no need to worry, you will not die from dehydration!
Yes we do have a licensed bar and some very friendly hosts to make it more fun, along with other interesting personalities to keep you company and share your days adventures.
There are also meals available, or if you would like to give it a go there is a communal campfire, where, by the way, most of us end up sitting and chatting into the night. Or feel free to use our camp ovens to make something yourself. We have basic food supplies, tea and coffee, big flat screen TV for the footy… or Home and Away 🙂
You will hear the bell sounding around the campground. Yep… along comes five o’clock. Our Happy Hour, at the bar or around the fire seems like a good place to watch the setting sun, maybe have a coldie and chat to part of the family, or a regular… or maybe get some updated info from our office while watching Lorella Film clips. We also have movie nights, and our famous big cook ups, where we get the whole campground involved. When it gets later, it is not unusual for people to make their way down the hill and swim in our lovely hot water springs and watch the stars, to finish off the perfect day
Yes we do have a licensed bar which is open all day from 10:00 am, and we serve yummy meals for lunch and dinner.
Books & Magazines Swap
For those of you who are passionate readers – Lorella offers a book swap library in the office. Bring your own and exchange it for free with our selection of novels, biographies and other genre available
Camp Fire & Camp Kitchen
Our campfire pit is always on and available for you to use with our camp ovens. Alternatively, feel free to use the camp kitchen, which include running water, a BBQ and table/ chairs.
We take all major payment cards except American Express. Please note that a 3% surcharge applies for payment by credit card.
With 1 million acres of remote wilderness to discover and hundreds of kilometres of 4WD tracks accessible on Lorella, it has become essential for us to stock Diesel and Unleaded fuel at the homestead.
We do stock fuel… as emergency only and top up only to allow for our customers to make the most of exploring Lorella while you are in the region. But we are expensive due to the fact that we have to buy it retail meaning we pay bowser prices and then have to transport fuel in 1,000 kilometre… So although it is virtually at cost, the price is reflected accordingly.
For our younger guests we have the Jungle Pool and a big round trampoline.
Internet & Telephone Line
“One million acres of extremely remote, outback, untouched wilderness”… These are not the words that would suggest that we offer any form of communication with the outside world – and yet, yes we do have Internet connection at Lorella Springs! …
Unfortunately NO mobile network has made it as far as our location yet, but please note that we offer a guest landline available from the office/ bar at the cost of $1 a minute. Internet can be purchased for $15 for 1 hour or $25 for 12 hours.
Once in the wilderness of Lorella, outside of the main homestead campground, you will have no contact with the outside world at all. Therefore, we recommend carrying a satellite telephone with you.
A washing machine is available in the homestead shed when the generator is on in the afternoon. $10 per load.
Magical Hot Spring
Huddled at the base of the Tawallah Range, the crystal clear, hot thermal Magical Spring bubbles out underground only 200 metre from the homestead, cascading thousands of litres of water from this pretty Pandanus lined rock hole in the gap of the ranges and flowing straight through our picturesque campground. Please do not leave children unattended by the spring. We also have a No Dog policy for the Magical Spring.
Meals are available in our communal area by the office. The kitchen opening hours are as follow:
Menus vary depending on the time of the year and on our supplies. Please book your dinner meal in advance (by 4:30pm that day) with our office team.
Our office is open throughout the day, from 7:00 am right until the bar closes at 8:00 pm
If no one is attending the office when you pop in, it’s only because we might be at the back still working hard… or just eating. Just ring the bell by the bar and someone will run to help you straight away!
Anyone wishing to leave the campground before 7:00 am – whether to go out for the day, or if you are ending your stay at Lorella – please make sure that you visit our office on the night prior, so that you can get directions and advice for your day trip, or to check out.
We might be in the bush; however we do have flushing toilets and hot showers!
There are several bathrooms facilities across the campground, all with flushing toilets and “Donkeys” heated with fire to make hot water. But how hot the water will be could depend on you… so make sure you check the fire is burning before you jump in, and it is always a good idea to collect extra firewood while you are out on your travels across the property!
At the bar/office area we have basic supplies for sale – including long life milk, breakfast items, condiments, tin food, and frozen bread. On occasions we also do have fresh vegetables and free range eggs for sale.
Whether you want to watch the latest footy game (or the latest episode of Home and Away), yes we do have a big flat screen TV available in our communal area under the shed. We also screen movies every now and then, which everyone is welcome to join for free.
Our workshop is only for basic or minor repairs. Please see the office first before heading to the workshop. Minimum workshop charge of $50.00 applies, or $150 per hour.