At Frog Gully Cottages in Longford, Victoria, there are two self-contained cottages specially designed to take advantage of superb wetland views. The contemporary colourbond cottages each have 2 bedrooms with their own bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with microwave and cooktop, and a spacious lounge/dining area.
The wetlands are home to an abundance of birdlife ñ water birds include pelicans, black swans, egrets, herons, coots, moorhens, ibis and spoonbills. Birds of prey include Wedge-tailed Eagles, White-bellied Sea-Eagles, Swamp Harriers, kites, hawks and kestrels. There is a local bird list in the cottages, and bird books and binoculars are supplied.
There is a very healthy frog population which springs into life when the wetland floods in winter. In a natural cycle the area dries out in summer, enabling visitors to walk through to the river where yet another environment can be enjoyed.
Longford is in the heart of Gippsland, being only 24 kms from the famous Ninety Mile Beach, and around 40 kms from the mountains. The Holey Plain Park is over the road from the cottages, and features coastal vegetation including banksias and heathland scrub. The Tarra Bulga Park is about an hour away, with a totally different environment, of tree fern gullies and tall eucalypts. Gippsland is a truly magnificent part of Australia and has a wide variety of natural and cultural features for the visitor to enjoy.
Visit our web-site to see photos of our beautiful wetland.