Eco Lodge in the heart of The Otways

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, If a blade of grass springing in the fields has the power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice for your soul is alive. – Eleonora Buse

Living Areas

“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

Qii House Otway Eco Lodge epitomizes every aspect of the Feng Shui way; from its superb forest wilderness aspect, perched high overlooking the Great Otway National Park, embracing abundance in nature; a mecca of waterfalls within a 10 kilometre radius. Some untapped.

To put it very simply, Feng Shui aims to align earth and life with the universe in order to receive good energy and wellness. “I need to plunge deep into the universe to truly understand it. “ Heather reverberates.

The Feng Shui method of organization covers all aspects of living and working spaces, from interiors, bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens, to gardens and outdoor living spaces. In a rational world they are common sense principles most architects would adhere to in a general sense, particularly the aspects of Feng Shui that relate to cross ventilation, light and generosity of space. The basic principles of Feng Shui are to design spaces that permit the clear, unobstructed flow of energy that is also warm and harmonious. High ceilings and generous spaces that are well lit with good air flow and lighting are great foundations for a Feng Shui home.

“Sunset is still my favorite colour, and rainbow is second.” – Mattie Stepanek 

Bold, bright and beautiful, Qii House Eco Retreat is an out-of-the-box stay that doesn’t sacrifice substance for style. Head-turning interiors, quirky architecture and fantastic gardens are the hallmarks of this Lorne property. The house was designed by Edgard Pirrotta, and is historically and architecturally significant with the National Trust.

Qii House living is open and embraces the outside world in a most beguiling way. Every room has high cathedral ceilings, mindfully placed round “fishbowl” windows that are convex so as to draw in the breath taking views of towering treetops, tree ferns, sweeping gullies and distant sunlit horizons. Double glaze glass windows and sliding doors open every aspect of the house to extend to the many alfresco living areas in the Zen gardens while at the same time flooding the internal space with a golden aura of natural light. In this way allowing the peace and tranquility and the sweet scents of the nature flow through you and into the house.

Otway Eco Lodge Rooms & Guests

Qii House comfortably sleeps 8 people… a timber polished Tasmanian oak winding staircase lit by a large bright yellow “flowerpot” light leads to 3 of the bedrooms. The master King bedroom is located within a red walled mezzanine out looking the serenity of the gardens…rock pools and distant clouded horizons and lakes. The “fishbowl” windows frame the treetops and bush landscape like a “McCubbin” painting. It is well equipped with creature comforts and has a funky red wool egg chair, Picasso cushions, twin yellow reading lamps, a “grasshopper” standard lamp, a driftwood framed mirror, tea and coffee facilities and bespoke robes. Even a heat pack if you so desire.

The second King bedroom is downstairs. It has views through double glass sliding doors and opens up onto a bluestone patio complete with a ceramic clay fire-pit. This is a perfect space for romance, to sit to sip champagne and to toast marshmallows within the peace of a Zen garden under a giant “waterfall lit” tree. Harvest the good energy flow and nourish the soul in the splendour of native bush life, fauna and flora. Or simply relax and draw breath under the stars!

The third and fourth bedrooms each house 2 single yellow “popsicle” beds. Perfect for kids or for the young at heart. They are complete with bright funky reading lamps, bed linen and built in robes. Each room has a “fishbowl” window that draw in stunning forest views. The newly timber polished floors and New Zealand merino wool and silk rugs add warmth and comfort.

It is simple luxury to drift into sleep taking in breathtaking views, the gentle aromas of cedar and music of the bush. Each bedroom comes complete with a qii spa bathroom hamper and a complementary soy wax candle.

Facilities & Includes at our Otway Eco Lodge

The Qii House experience is unique, novel and offers exclusivity, privacy and silence. It is a perfect space for simple pleasures and for getting back to basics. It has many areas to relax and to socialise with family and friends… Living Room, Bar Area, Outdoor Dining Area, Sunset Deck, Day Beds for simple relaxation, to indulge all senses and to become one with nature.

You will feel at home with all of the quirky modern facilities you should need to make your stay relaxing and comfortable. Your stay at Qii house will be special and includes complimentary wine on arrival, a luxury breakfast hamper consisting of seasonal locally sourced produce, plus coffee and tea facilities, and a gift wrapped bathroom hamper.

Please read below for a full list of facilities:

  • Fully equipped kitchen complete with “red smeg” fridge
  • Outdoor pizza oven
  • 2 newly renovated bathrooms
  • 2 toilets
  • Well appointed new Bar area complete with red husky bar fridge; with some bar fridge items available on request (extra cost)
  • Yellow Coonara log fire (fire wood supplied)
  • 2 bright yellow split system heaters…
  • Board games, jigsaw puzzles and books, salt lamp and aroma therapy candles for use
  • Some gym items for use (weights, yoga mats, skipping ropes, medicine ball)
  • The Outdoor Bath House is a nature inspired indulgent sit pot big enough for two. Why not engage all your senses with your favorite aromatic oil and a bottle of champagne.
  • 2 decks:
    – 1  large open elevated architecturally sculpted viewing/meditation deck in the shape of an oriental fan; a perfect space for an evening soiree whilst star gazing through the Qii house bright red telescopic lens; the deck attaches to a gazebo with table, seating and a pizza oven. This deck has elaborate underfloor lighting; perfect for that romantic evening or special celebration under the stars. 
    – And the second deck opens from the bar and is under cover with a table and has seating for eight and a yellow weber BBQ.
  • Another garden gazebo houses 2 daybeds and is; a perfect spot for a sensual massage, for sun basking or for sipping cocktails whilst watching the sunset over distant horizons
  • Qii house offers ample bespoke wooden garden tables and seating for alfresco entertainment (40 people) set in Japanese Zen Meditation gardens and the national park
  • A large bamboo alfresco garden umbrella feature which backdrops the bar and a pink weeping cherry blossom tree; a perfect space for a morning coffee with a book or even for a garden wedding party.
  • A wooden garden swing seat
  • Large elevated “waterfall flood lit” tree in front of a bespoke stone waterfall fountain and a
  • A ceramic log fire pit

Forest Therapy Insights


Qii House Lorne: Honoured Among Australia’s Best Businesses by AUSBRB for setting unparalleled standards in innovation, operations and customer satisfaction.

Qii House Lorne: Honoured Among Australia’s Best Businesses by AUSBRB for setting unparalleled standards in innovation, operations and customer satisfaction.

Qii House Lorne is thrilled to announce its recent recognition by the Australian Business Review Board (AUSBRB) as one of the Best Businesses in Australia for 2024. This prestigious acknowledgment is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Steve Hoffman and the AUSBRB for this honour, and we’re excited to continue serving our community with the highest standards of quality and service.

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Stayz holiday home of the year awards 2023

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What makes Qii House the perfect setting for your eco wedding in the Otways?

Qii House is secluded within a lush, green rainforest canopy in the heart of the Otways National Park and is a honeymooners dream escape. The abundance in natural fauna and flora at your doorstep; exclusivity, stillness and romanticism is an eco-tourists paradise.

After the hustle and bustle of your BIG day it is the perfect space to wind down for an extended stay. Why not relax in simple luxuriance of the tree -tops on the under floor lit sunset deck sipping champagne with delicious chocolates or cookies from the deluxe Qii house gift -wrapped hamper. Drift into the night under the stars on the comfy daybeds listening to a bush orchestra and enjoy simple pleasures in stillness. Complimentary aromatic candles are included to add an extra touch. The “fan-shaped” deck is elevated and is the perfect platform for star- gazing and animal spotting through the Qii house giant red telescope. For those who love to go star crazy!

Eco-Tourism attractions in the area

There are ample eco-tourism attractions close by for an adventurous heart, including 10 waterfalls within a 10km radius, copious hiking and mountain bike tracks, canoeing at Lake Elizabeth, the Glow worms at Lavers Hill, berry picking farms, fishing off Lorne Pier; Lorne and the “Great Ocean Road” is 15 minutes away, Or for something more relaxing, board games and books are available for use at Qii house, nature hiking sticks, some basic gym items including skipping ropes, kettle bells and medicine balls. Or for the spirited alfresco cook there are outdoor cooking facilities; including a pizza oven and BBQ. In house catering can also be arranged.

Those special extras to make your day perfect

Complimentary spa vouchers for the Bride and Groom or a couple’s massage are available from Endota Spa, Lorne for extended stays of a minimum of 3 days. A mobile masseuse can also be arranged to come onsite. Why not indulge the moment and be pampered in the simple luxuriance of this Australian native bush hide away.

The meditative peace and tranquillity at Qii house is the perfect space for dreamers, for romance, to re-energise and to be one with nature.

Read – Our 10 tips for creating the perfect eco-wedding
Read – Eco Friendly Wedding Ideas
Read – Five Steps To a Sustainable Wedding

For some further needs on your special day, Qii house has some wonderful recommendations:

Wedding planners
The Brides Diary

Qii house is where the best in all worlds meet. In this world if you can dream it you can create it. Enjoy your stay!

Qii Classic Limousine Hire

Add some verve, sleek and spectacular; in star struck fashion and ride like the queen in the back seat of your dream limousine…the Qii house classic Bentley Mulsanne…be a superstar in a super car. The best performer in the world. Take centre stage. Make your day unforgettable, fun and surpass par excellence.

Feel the Vibe and Come Alive!

Qii house is an out of box experience. Savor the moment in fresh mountain air, in the ancient otways eco-system, where focus is shifted to the art of living in harmony with nature’s rhythm.