Welcome to Tapitallee Lodges


Rest and relax in a pet friendly, beautiful, restful, romantic rural setting.

Our guests enjoy country hospitality so we always check our emails twice a day so we can answer any enquiries.

Our motto is “We treat our guests as we would like to be treated”

Heron’s Rest is our newest cottage built right on the edge of a farm dam. It has a fifteen metre floating pontoon built out into the dam with a table, chairs and a small fire pit. Heron’s Rest is fully self-contained with two queen sized bedrooms with an attached ensuite for each bedroom. Heron’s Rest also has a pantry and laundry.

Check out the photographs of Heron’s Rest

The Stables at Tapitallee has two bedrooms, one a queen size bed and the other a double, two bathrooms, a full kitchen and room to move. The Stables is located amongst the trees with a large grassy area in front of the cottage. It is 375 metres off Illaroo Road so you enjoy the birds, the wombats, the bush and your own tree change. If you want to get away from the rush and bustle of the city The Stables will be your idea of heaven..

Check out the photographs of The Stables

Wisteria Cottage has two bedrooms (a queen and a double) one bathroom, outside barbeque shade cloth covered area and an unbelievable view across the Shoalhaven Flood Plain to the Tasman Sea. Wisteria Cottage is located above The Stables and is an ideal retreat for a couple to escape. Wisteria Cottage is suited to longer stays as it has a laundry.

Check out the photos of Wisteria Cottage

All cottages have reverse cycle air conditioning units for your year round comfort.

The Stables has a slow combustion fire while Wisteria Cottage has an open fire. Heron’s Rest has a small fire pit out on the end of the pontoon.

Tapitallee Lodges warn The Stables may not be suitable for young children due to the closeness of dams. Please ensure that all children are supervised at all times. While Heron’s Rest is definitely not suitable for young children as it is right on the edge of a farm dam.

Guests have commented on the flowers in the rooms, Trev’s yummy bread, country hospitality and the old way to a woman’s heart, farm eggs when they are available (the eggs that is). You can also enjoy the wildlife with wombats out at dusk, deer at anytime, black wallabies, kangaroos, occasional echidnas, bandicoots, recently lyrebirds, frogs, tortoises and then there are the beautiful Australian Wild Birds.

All cottages are self-catering. There are enough provisions in the pantry to get you through your first breakfast (and a fair bit more) and the rest is up to you. The pantry is stocked with light foods, pasta, soup etc. You will go past the Cambewarra local Post Office shop to get here. The North Nowra shopping centre/tavern is located about 10 kilometres away for more supplies.

Our rates are the same all year as we do not hike them up for long weekends or school holidays. If you would like to stay longer give us a call and we can negotiate a deal.

  • Our special couple’s one bedroom and one bathroom deal of a two night weekend; $400 in Heron’s Rest, $305 in The Stables and $270 in Wisteria Cottage
  • Mid week couple one bedroom, minimum two nights booking – $170 per night in Heron’s rest, $140 per night in The Stables and $130 in Wisteria Cottage.
  • Extra people or bedroom in The Stables $50 and Wisteria Cottage $40 per night per person. Extra person or bedroom in Heron’s Rest is $100 per night.
  • No children in Heron’s rest due to adjacent dam. Children in The Stables and Wisteria Cottage $20 per head per night.

Just to make it perfectly clear a booking for a couple is for one bedroom and one bathroom only. If you want two bedrooms or bathroom for a couple there is an extra charge.

When you make a booking for a cottage you have exclusive use of that cottage. There will be no one else booked into the remaining bedroom.

Check in time is usually 1pm and checkout 11am but these times can be varied depending when the next booking is to arrive.


Contact us by email by clicking the following link trevorkilner@yahoo.com, or clicking the link to the Contact Us form on the website or by calling mobile no: 0411 871 611 for bookings.

On arrival revive with a fresh coffee with your own ground beans, enjoy our hospitality with a bottle of (dubious quality – we’ve run out of Grange) wine, cheese biscuits and a loaf of Trev’s yummy homemade bread.

The showers do not have water saving heads so you will get plenty of water. However, the showers do have a six minute timer on them. After all, the water comes from a tank and we all have to save water.

There is a small “use and replace” wine cellar in Heron’s Rest and The Stables. You are welcome to the wine on the proviso that you replace the wine you drink with the same wine or that of an equivalent quality.

There is coffee grinder, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, fry pan, and a barbecue. Enough for you to enjoy your meals in al cottages. There are 1000 thread sheets and pillow cases. Towels are supplied. The fully equipped kitchen comes with a dishwasher (in Heron’s rest and The Stables), microwave oven and a fridge. There is also an outside bbq.

Water comes from a rainwater tank so there are no nasty chemicals.


Tapitallee is located South West of Berry and just over the hill South East of Kangaroo Valley both about 20 minutes away with no traffic lights. It is a beautiful area with many attractions such as wineries, ceramics, orchids, bonsai, slab timbers, Bundanon and Riversdale. We are also close to the Berry Markets on the first Sunday of each month. The Kangaroo Valley markets are close by. We are also located only about a 40 minutes drive from the Beautiful Beaches of Jervis Bay, where you can fish, surf and do all the other wonderful things you do at the beach without having to pay a fortune to stay close to it. Some time ago The Stables at Tapitallee was included in the Saturday Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Weekend 52 Weekends which reviewed holiday accommodation in Australia and New Zealand. The honest part of this review is you can’t pay to get into it. Reviewers book in anonymously and if you make the grade they write a review.
In the meantime should you have the urge to contact us please do so by clicking the following email address trevorkilner@yahoo.com, using the Contact Us form on this website or on mobile no: 0411871611. When you confirm your booking we send you a PDF map on how to find us.

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