Territory and Municipal Services are letting everyone know the historic Nil Desperandum homestead is available for overnight hire at a very reasonable $130 per night per group.
The rammed earth homestead, which was built in the 1890s by George Green and George Hatcliff, was destroyed in the 2003 bushfires and has been rebuilt to its former state.
“Overnight stays at Nil Desperandum provide visitors with an outstanding heritage homestead experience in one of the ACT’s most beautiful bush settings,” said Brett McNamara, Manager of Operations, National Parks and Catchments.
“Nestled in a tranquil, natural bush setting beneath the mountains of Tidbinbilla, Nil Desperandum, provides a perfect base from which to engage in bushwalking, bird watching, stargazing, reading or just relaxation.”
The homestead comprises three rooms, a kitchen with wood stove, covered veranda, outside BBQ, a pit toilet and lighting via solar powered battery. It is available for hire for a maximum of six people per group per night for stays up to seven nights. Quality camp stretcher beds are provided. The hire fee is $130 per group per night.
To get there you will need a 4WD however. Bookings can be made on the Bookings ACT website.