Perched above Stringers Creek and the Walhalla Tourist Railway Line, Stringer's Cottage enjoys a unique setting with beautiful views across the Stringer's Gorge. Enjoy the peace and quiet of this tranquil setting deep in the heart of Gippsland and gold country. Pan for gold in the creek, take a swim, go for a bushwalk or just sit in the garden with a good book and a glass of wine and watch out for lyrebirds and wallabies.

Stringer's Cottage is named after Edward "Ned" Stringer. He was one of a group of prospectors who had been exploring in creeks flowing into the Thomson River valley and found gold sometime during late December 1862 or early January 1863. A claim was pegged out and former convict Edward Randel, registered the claim at the outpost town on Bald Hills on 12 January under his assumed name, Edward "Ned" Stringer. Although he was presented with a monetary reward of £100 for his discovery, Stringer was unable to capitalise on his finds, dying in September 1863. Although the settlement was soon rechristened Walhalla after an early mine, the creek running through town still bears his name, as does the gorge and our quaint cottage which overlooks it.

There are places to dine in town including the Wally Pub just 500 metres up the road, or you can just rustle up a meal in the galley-kitchen while enjoying views across the creek. Alternatively, dine outdoors at the table for two in your own private garden setting. Doona, pillows and linen are all supplied including sheets, towels and tea towels so all you have to do is arrive and enjoy. There are even hot water bottles supplied for that extra bit of comfort. The cottage features a separate shower,toilet and handbasin, and instantaneous gas hot water ensures you'll never run out of hot water.

The bedroom features a wood fire, comfortable armchairs and a very comfortable queen size bed, bedside tables and reading lamps. There is a Radio/CD player for your enjoyment, with an attachment so you can plug in your Ipod and enjoy your own music. Lie back and look at the garden view, browse the bookshelf, play a hand of cards or just listen to a CD. It really is a cosy place to just kick back and relax, rain or shine, and a great base from which to get out and explore what is on offer.

Bushwalking, trail riding, canoeing, fishing, gold-panning, bird-watching, cycling, you can do it all. Take a tour of the Long Tunnel Gold Mine or take a 4WD Adventure Tour. Ride the steam train to Thomson Station and back, or walk one way on the delightful Alpine Track. Enjoy a meal at the Star Hotel or a cake and coffee at one of the cafes in town. It's the perfect place to relax and enjoy some country hospitality.

Please note, Stringer's Cottage runs on 12 volt solar power so no hairdryers! It is also situated at the bottom of a steep staircase, so pack light!