Exciting coming events in Sale

February 23rd, 2014

There are three very exciting events coming soon in Sale.

Sale Music Festival, a free event in the Sale Botanic Gardens on Sunday, 9th March.  A great variety of music to suit all ages and tastes. There will be food provided, or bring your own picnic. A great fun day out. for more information go to http://creativegippsland.com.au/event/sale-music-festival-picnic-green

Shakespeare in the Sale Botanic Gardens – very privileged to have ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ performed in our own Sale Botanic Gardens on Friday 21st March. Bookings and enquiries (03) 51433200.

Face of Australia Festival at the Port of Sale on Saturday, 5th April. An extravaganza of entertainment from around the world. More information about this exciting event on the web-site www.faceofaustraliafestival.com.au


River cruises

October 22nd, 2013

An exciting new venture has commenced providing another ‘must do’ experience for our district. The Port of Sale Heritage Cruises offer cruises twice daily from the Port of Sale to the Swing Bridge on the delightful historic boat ‘Rubeena’. For further information phone 0400933112.

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RAAF Graduation

October 16th, 2013

Have just had another happy family from interstate stay in the cottages for their son’s RAAF graduation at East Sale RAAF Base. The cottages are ideal for a mixed family group up to 8 people, with 2 bathrooms in each cottage it is easy for everyone to glam up for the big occasion.

Winter wonderland

June 23rd, 2013

Wetland websFollowing a wonderful week of steady rain, the wetland is flooded, the frogs are back and so are the tiny spiders called lerps which cover the wetland in their webs. A truly special sight, especially from your cosy cottage.

The misty season

May 5th, 2013

The long, hot summer is over and we are moving into the chilly season.

This is a time of special beauty over the wetlands as the morning mists clear to sunny days.

Much as we would like some more rain, it is hard not to like a cool, clear, sunny day, specially if you can relax in a warm cosy cottage while enjoying the peace and serenity.


The wetland is finally drying out

January 24th, 2013

After three years under water, the wetland is finally drying out, as it should. The birds are enjoying a feast as the water gets shallower, and we have pelicans, spoon-bills, ibis, lots of ducks, stilts and dotterels as well as the birds of prey, sea eagles, wedge tail eagles, whistling kites and swamp harriers. A bird-lovers paradise!!

Cottage garden flourishing

July 31st, 2012

The garden around the cottages has responded very positively to the amazing rain we have had and the shrubs and trees have grown significantly. As a result we are now getting lots of birds around the cottages – Eastern Spinebills, wrens, wattlebirds and other honeyeaters, and of course the cockatoos, rosellas and galahs are still enjoying being fed by our guests.


Odour Free

March 12th, 2012

Good news for those who may have stayed at our cottages and experienced the unpleasant odour from the nearby Regional Outfall Sewer. The successful completion of the Gippsland Water Factory has eliminated the products which used to cause the odour, and after six months odour free, we feel we can confidently assure you that the smell has gone. This is great news for us, as it was so disappointing to have our guests’ experience spoilt by this nasty smell.

The wet continues

March 11th, 2012

Cottages from the airThe wetland has remained very wet over the summer, and recently another flood raised the level of the water back to the top of the fence posts. My son took this great shot from a helicopter.


Wet wetlands for 2011

July 8th, 2011

The abundance of rain has been a bonus to the cottages, with the wetland holding a massive amount of water, there will be no dry season this year. Although the winter has been chillier, many guests have enjoyed the cosy warm cottages while experiencing the beauty of winter.  The frogs have started their evening chorus, so we expect a delightfully noisy spring.