Historic Moira Station dates from 1842 and was once held up by the notorious bush ranger Captain Melville and his gang. Today it is being held up for a very different reason – as a luxurious new retreat just north of the Murray River town of Echuca.
When Kate Pitt and Rex Watson discovered this former pastoral property it was a shadow of its former glory. They envisioned a restoration that would offer guests an indulgent celebration of Australian style. Moreover, they wanted to share the indigenous and natural history of this property, which overlooks the world-renowned Cadell Fault and Red Gum forest wetlands.
The result is a delightful flight of fancy built with the handmade bricks from the old shearing quarters and lavished with antiques, modern comforts and Australian from bush tea to a library of Aussie literature.
There are just four luxury one-bedroom suites. Each has its own character, but feature sumptuous furnishings, claw foot tubs, chandeliers and record players with LPs like Australian Crawl and Men At Work. Indulgences like Catherine Martin fabrics weave an enchanting spell.
The bling is just a divine backdrop. What steals the show here is nature: the wetlands, the birdlife and the starry nights that inspired the name. Having an ultra-luxurious and utterly fanciful Aussie pad to enjoy it from is the bonus.
- Cable TV
- Coffee machine
- Outdoor dining
- Laundry facilities
Eight hours' drive or 780km south west of Sydney.
Price & Availability
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