Eco Shelter

  • Refuge
Old Meadow Rd, Lowden, Western Australia 6240 - Building - 6240 Bunbury - Wellington Forest - Australia

Eco Shelter is for those who don't mind mixing it with the birds and the bees. Located in the South West of Western Australia and in one of the few biodiversity hot spots on the planet, Eco Shelter helps our guest's reconnect with Mother Nature.

Eco Shelter
Preston Environment Group

Located in the South West of Western Australia (WA), high in the Darling Scarp, in one of the few Biodiversity Hot Spots on the planet, on the edge of picturesque Ferguson Valley, sits Eco Shelter.

Built using recycled materials to withstand (due to climate change) bushfires, cyclones and storms, Eco Shelter is for the serious nature lover including those wanting to leave the city behind for a couple of days.

Surrounded by ancient jarrah and marri forest, teaming with wildflowers & wildlife, Eco Shelter sits on National Trust covenanted land and within walking distance to Wellington National Park.

Operating on a stand-alone-power-system using solar panels (12v), Eco Shelter can sleep up to 6 people. A family would be well suited or 2 couples or singles.

Sleeping arrangements comprise of 2 double beds; one located upstairs (mezzanine); and one located in the common area downstairs. A spare fold-down double (futon) bed is also available for separate sleeping.

Self contained amenities include: lighting, DVD, CD, fridge, hot and cold running water, cooking (gas) facilities, pot-belly-stove (during winter), firewood, fan, cosy lounge, eco-toilet/shower/bath (outside) including a library of resources and books to help guide the visitor into the natural wonders of the jarrah/marri forest of WA.

Internet/phone reception is available; however 24hr reception is not guaranteed. Wi Fi is not available.

Eco-activities available when you stay at Eco Shelter:
• Guided walking tour (included in tariff and optional).
• ‘KayaTrack’ (self guided)
• Aboriginal/Settler heritage & history
• Bushtucker
• Citizen Science
• Spotlighting
• Stargazing
• Photography
• Bird Watching
• Flora & Fauna
• Friendly kangaroos

Unfortunately, due to Eco Shelter’s isolation, access is by 4 Wheel Drive only; however we can arrange to pick you (and your personal items) up at a nearby point and drive you (5 minutes) to your hideaway and return you to your vehicle after your stay (at no extra cost).

Note: Children are welcome, but please be aware there are numerous hazards, such as venomous snakes, biting insects and an unfenced dam.

Sorry, no pets.

Nearby activities and attractions:
• Wellington National Park
• Mountain Bike trials
• Bibbulmun Track
• Walk Trails
• Wineries
• Wellington Dam
• Honeymoon Pool
• Gnomesville
• Fishing (in season)
• Marroning (in season)
• Rock climbing
• Organic produce
• Canoeing
• Swimming

Eco Shelter tariffs (includes guided walk):

2 nights (minimum) stay:
$200 (1/2 people)
$50 per extra person

3 nights:
$300 (2 people)
$50 per extra person

Please note: A 50% confirmation booking fee is required no later than 48hrs before your arrival. Tariffs, conditions and information are as from Jan 2018 and maybe subject to change.

Money spent staying at Eco Shelter goes towards conservation, eco-education and bushland rehabilitation.

Weekly tariffs are available by negotiation including for student (small) groups for eco- education, citizen science/research and bird watchers.

Check in time no later than mid-day and check out time no later than 2pm.

A guided tour is included in the tariff: experience Aboriginal connection to the boodjara (land), bushtucker, wildlife and wildflowers (in season), bird watching and early settler heritage/history. Nearby ‘Kaya Track’ is a self-guided 2 hour walk. Terrain: steep and requires some level of fitness.
Take: walk-stick (provided), hat, camera, binoculars, water, mobile phone and walking shoes/boots.

For more information contact: Preston Environment Group or email: or call 043 997 6507.

Note: Preston Environment Group (PEG) is a non-for-profit grassroots conservation group.
PEG lobbies both state and federal governments for a better deal for our precious environment.


  • Supporting the local economy
  • Promoting "eco" activities
  • No single dose
  • 100% renewable energy
  • Organic or Local Food
  • Car-free accessibility
  • Ecological cleaning products
  • More than 80% waste recycling
  • Energy saving lights
  • Green building
  • Solar thermal panels for hot water
  • Water flow reducers
  • Recovery & reuse of rainwater
  • Recycled paper
  • No disposable packaging
  • Towel change on request
  • Natural conditioning or class A air conditioning
  • Appliances in energy class A
  • High efficiency boiler > 90%
  • Water-saving toilets
  • Regional Food
  • Environmental-friendly fornitures
  • Fair trade products
  • Biodiversity of green areas
  • Guest Satisfaction
  • Digital Detox


  • Kitchenette
  • Electric Vehicles Charging
  • Private bathroom
  • Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Organic garden
  • Bicycles
  • Ecotourism itineraries
  • Wellness center
  • Accessibility
  • Small pets allowed
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Educational farm
  • Reading room
  • Air conditioning
  • Own entrance
  • Natural pool
  • Covid-19 Safety measures

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