Sleeping & Living in the perfect couples luxury stay
Victoria’s most awarded luxury boutique accommodation nestled in the Grampians. For Couples seeking romantic, private and secluded luxury accommodation with an uncompromising commitment to quality and guest service.
The accommodation and services at Boroka Downs exudes a romantic ambience in a breathtaking natural setting with expansive views, magnificient night skies and roaming native animals outside your residence.
Five identical Residences or Villas, each for one couple, are liberally scattered on this unique Trust for Nature property separated from one another by space & a mass of trees along a ridge line. Each stand alone residence offers complete sanctuary; 5 minutes from Halls Gap but a world away.
Our facilities at Boroka Downs are not suitable for children.
We have a strict No visitor policy in order to preserve the peaceful ambience of the property for all our guests.
The residences at Boroka Downs are suitable for most disabled people however the terrain on the property may provide challenges.
- Large circular spa in each residence.
- Reverse cycle air-conditioning
- Heated bathroom with large shower
- King size beds with pure wool doona and luxury cotton linen.
- Spacious and comfortable leather lounge with ottoman
- A full front wall if floor to ceiling windows
- Continental/light Breakfast provisions: toasting bread & spreads, cereal & milk, coffee & teas.
- Free High Speed Wifi
- Digital surround sound system
- Smart TV and Blue Ray player & bluetooth music connectivity
- A large selection of “favourites” DVDs available for complimentary viewing.
- Nespresso coffee machine
- Double Hammock (summer months only)
- Laundry in each residence with washing machine & dryer
- Complete kitchen stocked with every basic needed to make self-catering a pleasure. Including electric BBQ meaning no fire ban problems.
- Luxurious bath robes and slippers.
- Non-allergenic all natural shampoo, conditioner, body wash & spa gel
- Excellent mobile / cell phone reception
- All rooms are non smoking however ashtrays are provided on the outside deck area
- Available for complimentary use during your stay – binoculars and wildlife reference books, backpack, walking and touring maps, board games or for the more active mountain bikes and golf clubs
- Hosts available to assist as required
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The living area is large and light filled with a wall of glass allowing you to view the surrounding Grampians countryside in absolute comfort. The entertainment system provides Smart television with Blue Ray player and surround sound as a quality feature. Bring or cast your music and enjoy your ‘favourites’. And of course there is the spa with scenic views
The large sofa with ottoman lets you comfortably take advantage of the view, the TV or the back of your eyelids.
Binoculars a bird field guide and other reference material are provided to assist you in identifying the vast array of birds and other wildlife. A small selection of books about the Grampians, Halls Gap and touring in Victoria are also provided to help you unwind.
The patio area features sun lounges, table & chairs, plus a double hammock and shade sails in the summer months. There is also an electric BBQ.
Your comfort is our pleasure with plush king beds, pillow menu, quality linen and pure wool doonas in a romantic and secluded setting will ensure a great night’s rest. This beautiful luxury escape is so peaceful and quiet you won’t want to leave.
There are fluffy gowns, slippers and a yoga mat for your use.
Full view glass walls, with block-out blinds, provide a window to the Grampians; watch native wildlife from the comfort of your bed
Or in the summer months you can sway away the day in the hammock
Our comprehensive self-catering facilities will ensure that your cooking expertise is not compromised. Each luxury residence has a complete kitchen equipped with everything you will need to cook to up a storm, and don't forget there's a BBQ on the patio
Quality equipment including a large refrigerator, gas cooktop and convection oven, convection microwave, sandwich toaster, dishwasher, a large range of cooking utensils and pans, chopping boards, electric fry pan, cutlery, crockery, an automatic Nespresso coffee machine and quality glassware ensure that your culinary opportunities on Boroka Downs have no bounds.
You can even help yourself to whatever is growing in the organic vegetable garden.
The kitchen is also stocked with a range of Nespresso pods and a 'Tea Tonic' tea chest featuring a range of organic teas.
Other essentials include local olive oil, balsamic vinegar, instant coffee, drinking chocolate, sugar, tomato sauce, maple syrup and salt and pepper. Tea towels, scourers, dish clothes, foil, plastic wrap, paper towel, fly spray and cleaning liquids are also included.
An electric 'kettle' style BBQ is located on the patio to allow guests to take advantage of the 'great outdoors' even when there's a fire ban.
For those who wish to dine out for at least part of the time, Halls Gap in the centre of the Grampians is but five minutes away and offers a range of dining options.
Each of our luxury accommodation has a spa with a view. The large circular double spa is surrounded on two sides by glass walls, allowing you to completely submerge and soak while admiring the Grampians vistas and the passing parade of animals through the bubbles.
The bathroom features a large shower, duel hand basins, quality Sheridan towelling – floor mats, face washers, hand towels, bath towels and bath sheets. A range of Sukin Organics hair and body products are also provided for your pampering. The vanity houses a supply of tissues, soap bars, shower caps, cotton buds, insect repellant, liquid hand soap and make-up removal kits, plus a hair dryer.
Heat lamps add extra warmth for the chilly winter mornings.
Your luxury residence has a laundry with washing machine & dryer, drying rack, clothes detergent, ironing board & iron, mop, broom & vacuum cleaner.
The most popular dining option at Boroka Downs is to dine-in, enjoy the ambience of your luxury accommodation and make use of the extensive cooking facilities that include full stove and convection oven, BBQ, convection microwave oven, abundant array of utensils, cooking pots and basic condiments like salt and pepper and balsamic vinegar.
Continental/light breakfast provisions are provided.
If you're dining in, we recommend you shop prior to arriving; there is a general store/supermarket in Halls Gap and pre prepared meals are available from Harvest Provedore. There are some good supermarkets enroute in Ararat, Stawell, Horsham and Hamilton. This means you won't have to leave Boroka once you arrive; you won't want to.
Boroka Downs is just 5 minutes from Halls Gap - yet a world away in terms of views, starry night skies, abundant native animals, peace and tranquility but if dining out appeals a number of restaurants and takeaways can be found in Halls Gap should you wish to move from one world to the other.
Or should you wish to dine out we highly recommend that you make a reservation.
Here are some favoured Dining out options in Halls Gap and beyond:
The Kookaburra: owned and operated by the same couple for over 30 years. A local staple (Booking advisable)
Spirit of Punjab: excellent India food including a large range of vegetarian options. Also does take out food.
Halls Gap Hotel: an excellent Pub Bistro. The deck at the rear has great views down the range. (Booking advisable)
Paper Rock Scissors Brew Co: local brews and good tucker
The Royal Mail Hotel at Dunkeld is a much awarded degustation restaurant also with an “edgy” bistro called Parker Street Project. (booking essential)
NOTE: The drive between Dunkeld and Halls Gap is beautiful however as it is through the middle of the National Park it is quite challenging after dark due to the wildlife. Driving time: Daytime 45 mins: After dark 75-90 mins so a lunch option may be best
Out and About:
Want to visit some local vineyards and brew houses you may wish to book a Tour with Grampians Wine Tours