Walking and Hiking Groups

“The people have learned not from books, But in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank.
Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they Sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees and wild herbs.”
– Anton Chekhov, “A day in the country.”

Energetic walkers and those with an adventurous spirit will relish the many hidden opportunities to explore a mecca of untapped waterfalls within the Otway Benwerrin region. It is the best kept secret and just down the road from Qii house. Why not check them out: Doing one of these walks should definitely be on your agenda. Bring your hiking gear!

Pennyroyal Valley:

1. Acquila & Pennyroyal Falls:

Start & Finish: Dunse Track – Terrace Falls – Pennyroyal Falls – Acquila Falls – Return to Start of Walk.

2. Acquila Creek Circuit:

Start & Finish: Benwerrin-Mount Sabine Road / Herberts Site – Benwerrin-Mount Sabine Road – Norman Track – Dunse Track – King Parrot Track – Terrace Falls – Pennyroyal Falls – Acquila Track – Wymbooliel Track – Wymbooliel Falls – Herberts Track – Herberts Site / Benwerrin-Mount Sabine Road.

3. Across The Pennyroyal Valley:

Start: Lorne-Deans Marsh Road / Pennyroyal Track – Pennyroyal Track – Wymbooliel Track – Wymbooliel Falls – Acquila Track – Terrace Falls – Pennyroyal Falls – Acquila Falls – Dunse Track.

4. Great Western Colliery Walk:

Start & Finish: Lorne-Deans Marsh Road.

Cumberland River Valley:

5. Allambee Beek Falls:

Start & Finish: Benwerrin-Mount Sabine Road / Curtis Road – Curtis Road – Allambee Beek Circuit Walk – Allambee Beek Falls – Staircase Falls – Curtis Road / Benwerrin-Mount Sabine Road.

For more information on this exclusive location please Download Walking and Exploring The Otway Ranges.


You may discover your own hidden treasure; you never know!

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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!

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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.