Escape to Casuarina Cabins

The very best of South-West Victoria right on your doorstep!

Self-contained accommodation set in two acres of beautiful garden surroundings.

Please enquire for winter rates 1st May to 31st August.

Glenelg River mouth
Glenelg River at Nelson
cabin interior
Glenelg River landing

CASUARINA CABINS

Nestled just 400m from the spectacular Glenelg River and only 800m from Simson's Landing, Casuarina Cabins is the perfect place to stay for bush walkers, birdwatchers and fisherman, or come to just sit back, relax and unwind in the quiet and tranquil surroundings.

Our facilities include sheltered electric BBQ and wood fire and laundry. Linen hire is also available.

Casuarina Cabins is the ideal getaway retreat, with parking for your boat or trailer right alongside your cabin. We're ideally situated for walking groups wanting a base camp or a mid-way stop for walkers on the Great South West walk to "recharge the batteries".

NELSON, VICTORIA

The only limit is your imagination! Nelson is the ideal holiday spot. Boasting the roaring ocean beach, the calmer estuary beach (where you can spot a swan or pelican), and the truly magnificent Glenelg River, of which the last 50km flows gently through the Lower Glenelg National Park.

The Lower Glenelg National Park is an ideal place for picnics, bushwalking, birdwatching, fishing, flat water canoeing, swimming, snorkelling and water skiing. The Glenelg River and it's surrounding National Park has a superb array of wildlife. Various fauna includes kangaroos, red necked wallabies, possums and platypus.

Fishing is plentiful in both the river and off the ocean beach. Many mulloway, bream and mullet are caught in the river, while schools of salmon, gummy shark, whiting, mullet and enormous mulloway cruise just off the surf beach.

The town centre of Nelson is a short 10 minute walk from Casuarina Cabins, and hosts a pub, post office, general store, roadhouse, river cruises, canoe hire and boat hire. A quick two minute walk from the cabins will take you to the Glenelg river, where there are many jetties from which to fish, boat ramps to launch vessels and magnificent natural cliff formations.

The 250km Great South-West Walk passes nearby the cabins, allowing for some great afternoon strolls through the National Park, alongside the river.

In our own front garden at Casuarina Cabins is a significant piece of local history - part of the capstan (turntable) which, powered by horses, used to draw a punt across the river.estled just 400m from the spectacular Glenelg River and only 800m from Simson's Landing, Casuarina Cabins is the perfect place to stay for bush walkers, birdwatchers and fisherman, or come to just sit back, relax and unwind in the quiet and tranquil surroundings.

Our facilities include sheltered gas BBQ and wood fire and laundry. Linen hire is also available.

Casuarina Cabins is the ideal getaway retreat, with parking for your boat or trailer right alongside your cabin. We're ideally situated for walking groups wanting a base camp or a mid-way stop for walkers on the Great South West walk to "recharge the batteries".

DAY TRIPS FROM NELSON

If adventure and exploration are your thing, then Casuarina Cabins is situated to accommodate you! Leaving from the cabins there are many different and interesting sites to be seen, some of which you don't even need a car for!

Princess Margaret Rose Caves 

Come and see the spectacular stalactites and stalagmites that this show cave has been growing for the past 300,000 years. Guided tours leave every hour, and the cave can be reached by boat from Nelson, or by vehicle.

Donovans 

 Situated on the Glenelg River, en route to the Princess Margaret Rose Caves and just 1km from the Victoria - South Australia border, Donovans is a great day out. There is a public landing, picnic facilities, electric BBQs and a playground for the kids!

Ewens Ponds Conservation Park 

 Three inter-connected ponds full of crystal clear fresh water. An ideal spot for snorkellers and divers with easy access to the first pond and the third pond. Ewens Ponds are only a short drive from Nelson as are the Piccaninnie Ponds.

Livingstone Island Nature Walk 

A fantastic walk for bird watching! You may spot a swan or a pelican, spoon bill, ducks and herons. The walk meanders around the Glenelg River Estuary Beach, and starts and begins at the estuary beach car park, only 1km from the town centre.

Other interesting places 

See the Blue Lake at Mount Gambier, Port MacDonnell (South Australia's crayfish capital), the spectacular blowholes and seal colony at Cape Bridgewater near Portland, memorial tree carvings at Dartmoor, waterfall gardens and Coonawarra's world famous vineyards - all of which are within an hour's drive from Casuarina Cabins.estled just 400m from the spectacular Glenelg River and only 800m from Simson's Landing, Casuarina Cabins is the perfect place to stay for bush walkers, birdwatchers and fisherman, or come to just sit back, relax and unwind in the quiet and tranquil surroundings.