Our three lodges are located in the old gold prospector s village of Tanjil Bren, population 6. This historical village is 2-2 1/2 hours drive east of Melbourne, in the Baw Baw ranges. We are the closest Mt Baw Baw accommodation off mountain, only 20 minutes away. Mt Baw Baw offers great skiing, both downhill, cross country and snow boarding. Tanjil Bren is still an undiscovered place of fresh air, clean water, and tranquillity in the heart of the forest. Here, you can relax in rustic luxury. Firewood is supplied and burning upon arrival in cold weather. Solar power provides electricity and gas is used for cooking, hot water, fridge and lighting. The gas lights and candles make for a very cosy atmosphere. The water is from a natural spring that originates from a steep highland close by. You will be surprised at how good it tastes. The abundance of bird life is a birdwatchers paradise, from tiny Blue Wrens, Lyrebirds, Rosellas, King Parrots, black and white Cockatoos, Kookaburras, Wattle Birds and Eagles which can be seen soaring in the valley thermals. Wombats, wallabies, possums, echidnas, and deer can be spotted in and around the village. Koalas have been seen as close as Icy Creek and platypus in the local river, close to the lodges. There is a variety of things to do, ski, fish, bush walk or just relax with your family or friends in front of the log fire. This is a great place to get away and feed the birds during the day and nocturnal animals at night or choose from one of the many things to do in our 'Activities' section. We know you are going to have a great time up here. We will look forward to seeing you, where you will be most welcome.