Qii Forest Bath House

Give the ones you love, Wings to fly, Roots to come back, And reasons to stay. – Dalai Lama

The Art of the Bath

“We do not see nature with our eyes but with the understandings of our hearts”…..”I’ve peppered many “sit spots” throughout the property, my
favourite is the outdoor Hot Tub. I’ve read about them in Japan and the Netherlands and the therapy surrounding an outdoor bath and engaging in nature, so I designed my own version of what I thought would be authentic.”

There is a wellbeing revolution flourishing worldwide and a big push away from fast paced big city life toward selfcare, slowing the pace, and to the benefits of nature immersion. It is not surprising that the “art of the outdoor bath” and its ritual is becoming popular culture.

As a global phenomenon, bathing and its health benefits go back centuries with each country having its own ritualistic approach. The commonality in thought is that water is sacred; having powers to cleanse the body physically, mentally and emotionally. Chinese medicine believes that soaking the feet is an efficient manner of detoxification as the slight rise in body temperature unblocks energy channels. All is needed is some good bath salts, which Qii House provides along with a handmade soy wax candle to set the mood.

Heather suggests taking inspiration from Peru may further add to this indulgent experience. People sprinkle flower petals into the water to help ward off evil spirits and to channel positive energy. Rose is my favourite flower for this, but you can also use the flowers from peppermint, sage, thyme and Rosemary. Wild herbs can also be found in the forest surrounds for use. Therapeutic oils and your favourite beverage may enhance your experience.

The Qii rainforest bath house is encased in bamboo. Heather’s favourite “sit spot” to soak in the moment, to relax a busy mind, to manifest my best thoughts, to engage all one’s senses in the aromas of the forest and to be present. Selfcare and forest immersion are but simple pleasures, but this spiritual spa experience can benefit mind, body and soul and teach you the art of living a healing lifestyle.

Savour the moment…

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”
William S Burroughs

Heather considers the bath house an “enhancer” to the existing experience at Qii House.

“In the hot tub you can meditate, use eucalyptus oil, even have a glass of champagne, lay back and inhale the aromas of the forest and just be in the moment – whatever floats your boat. It’s a perfect way to engage all your senses.

“When we honour the earth, we honour ourselves, may your time in nature lead you to yourself.”

Rainforest Reflections…

“follow effective action with quiet reflection. From quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
Peter Drucker.

Big enough for two, the bespoke bath is encased in bamboo with its lid embellished by a medallion depicting mermaids and fish; handmade by artisans in Hiati from recycled oil drums. Oil rubbed bronze mooni waterfall taps add a further dash of style. Partly covered, the bath house includes two daybeds, and is arranged around a giant tree fern. “It’s actually coming through the floor”.

There must be quite a few things that a Hot Tub won’t cure but I don’t know many of them… Sylvia Plath

Healthcare benefits of using a hot tub

  • Stress relief. Stress results in muscle tension, headaches, fatigue and soreness
  • Minimise the pain of arthritis
  • Lower diabetic blood sugar levels
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Sleep more soundly
  • Lowers blood pressure

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.

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.

read more
Cultural Exchange with Richard Collopy

Cultural Exchange with Richard Collopy

Cultural exchange and being on country. I had a recent cultural exchange with Richard Collopy (gadubanud indigenous person from the Otways). It was amazing! For the Gadubanud indigenous people, Nyernilia means something like a deep respectful listening in quiet...

read more
Stayz holiday home of the year awards 2023

Stayz holiday home of the year awards 2023

Qii House Top 10 Finalist: 7th Place & Such a Proud Moment “WHEN YOUR HOLIDAY HOME FEELS LIKE A MOVIE” “…you better not be pretending your holiday home is in a WES ANDERSON movie again…” Hi Heather, Hope you’ve been well since we last chatted. I’ve got some really...

read more

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.