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Liptrap Loft - Cabin on 5 Acres : Liptrap

6 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

1 Bathroom

6 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

1 Bathroom

Liptrap Loft is a getaway for those who enjoy experiencing wildlife and nature in a charming rural setting. 

Welcome to a handmade house that blends modern Japanese-influenced architecture with recycled materials to create an absolute of one-of-a-kind place. We fell in love with this quirky property and bought it in 2005, from the original owner, Jim. Jim had sourced interesting recycled materials and built Liptrap Loft pedantically by hand.  His craftsmanship and interest in energy flow can be felt in the overall result by all who visit. We feel this energy is what created such an amazing escape for our guests, and has gone on to form the base of what Dufflebird Getaways is today. 

Liptrap Loft can be described as more of a cabin than a house. It's one big, charming, open plan loft with everything you need for a romantic weekend away, or an extended summer stay with your family. Our absolute favourite feature, being our Japanese Bath House, and we hope you enjoy an evening under the stars in the bath, or perhaps an afternoon while keeping an eye out for roos, wallabies, wombats, koalas and beautiful birds overhead. 

Just over two hours south-east of Melbourne, Liptrap Loft is set on five acres of beautiful bushland, hidden among the lush farmland of South Gippsland between Tarwin Lower and Walkerville on the Promontory Coast. We can’t imagine a more private, secluded escape from the everyday. We’re only a 30-minute drive to Wilsons Promontory National Park, full of rugged charm and stunning secluded beaches, a place one can never visit too many times. 

Everything you need to know

· Liptrap Loft has two sleeping areas - the master bed is a king (the biggest king you can ever imagine), within the main loft
· The second bedroom is adjacent to the main loft, and has two double futons  

In total, we can accommodate up to six guests, however we feel four is most comfortable. . 


· Japanese Bath House with traditional bath
· Wood fired heater, with wood supply included
· WiFi
· Well appointed kitchen with oven, stove, microwave
· Washing machine and dryer
· Italian style stovetop coffee maker and French press
· Basic provisions including olive oil, spices, tea, coffee, cling-wrap etc
· Blue tooth speaker,, books & board games, however intentionally no TV so you can truly switch off
· Outdoor dining table and chairs on the lawn under the gumtrees
· Fold out lawn-deck chairs
· Outdoor hammock
· Two mountain bikes
· Lawn games
· Well behaved pets welcome, we have a dog enclosure available

Things To Do

Pack your hiking boots and swimsuit. There are lots of beautiful beaches close by and National Parks Close by. Cape Liptrap, Walkerville, Waratah Bay, Sandy Point, and of course the incredible Wilsons Prom. 

On booking we provide a comprehensive "Things To Do" guide which includes wineries, distilleries, best eateries, rail trails, local artisans and producers.

You may decide to not leave the property, and simply make the most of the beautiful nearby scenery, and local walks, a chance to truly switch off and relax. 

The Finer Details

Our rates are based on two guests, additional guests attract a rate of $50 per person, per night. 

Bed linen, towels and cleaning are included in our nightly rate. Beds made up for you on arrival as per your requirements, so please just let us know in advance if you have any preferences. 

Pets are welcome to join you for your stay at Liptrap Loft, but we do ask that you keep them off the furniture. The property is fenced with basic three wire farm fencing & is mildly electric, but it is not dog proof, so we have a dog run available behind the shed. . 

Please note there is no air conditioning, we have a large industrial fan for warmer months.

All rubbish will need to be taken away with you, we have no collection service at Liptrap Loft.      

The bathroom is outside via a covered walkway. There is a powder room near the front door but it is also outside. Stepping into the deep bath to bathe or shower would be problematic for those with mobility issues and is unsuitable for the disabled.

Please no smoking inside, or candles. 

Please familiarise yourself with our postponement & cancellation terms and conditions before booking.

As the government has moved to a 'living with Covid' approach, so have we. If you are unable to travel due to testing positive or being a close contact of a confirmed case, our standard cancellation terms apply. 

In order to protect our team, we do require all guests to be fully vaccinated.

Home highlights

Pets welcome


Broadband Internet


Liptrap Loft : Cape Liptrap

Liptrap Loft : Cape Liptrap

Liptrap Loft : Cape Liptrap

Liptrap Loft : Cape Liptrap

Liptrap Loft : Cape Liptrap

Liptrap Loft : Cape Liptrap



Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed and Unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Kitchen & dining

Charcoal grill BBQ, Cooking utensils, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster and Vacuum cleaner


Deck chairs, Bicycles and Stereo system

Parking & facilities

Private Garden and Roofed carport

Internet & office

Broadband Internet and Telephone

Bathroom & laundry

Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine, Shower, Hot Tub and Washbasin

House Rules

Credit cards accepted

Children welcome

Pets welcome

Smoking not allowed

Unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Check in: 02:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM


16 McBurnies and Boags Road , Walkerville, Australia


Policy and notes


June 2022


About host


Lisa McKernan

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