Bruces Waterside Units

Mallacoota, Australia

Our jetty available for your boats

About Bruces Waterside Units

Our waterside units are the best value holiday units in East Gippsland. You are encircled by the Croajingolong National Park, walking tracks, lakes and rivers, fishing, golf, and an ocean beach for your idyllic holiday retreat. Pets are welcome at all our units.

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Our jetty available for your boats

Our jetty available for your boats

Cottage lounge & view

Cottage lounge & view

Lounge unit 6

Lounge unit 6

Fisherman's cottage

Fisherman's cottage

Kitchen of cottage

Kitchen of cottage

Wild life at nearby

Wild life at nearby

We are pet friendly

We are pet friendly

View from verandah unit 6

View from verandah unit 6

Deck of cottage

Deck of cottage

Bruces Waterside Units

Bruces Waterside Units

Prices

Captain's Cabin

Fully renovated old Mallacoota school room at 5 Fairhaven Dr, turned into a 3 bedroom house capable of accommodating up to six (6) guests for the same rate. It can accommodate up to eight (8) at an additional $20/night.

Daily AUD 160.00 / night
Weekly AUD 1,000.00 / week

Dot's Lakehouse

Spacious grand house on the best position in Mallacoota Inlet, facing north with a pet-friendly, enclosed garden, verandah, wifi, huge living area with wood fire heating, A/C, three bedrooms, capable of accommodating up ...

Daily AUD 275.00 / night
Weekly AUD 1,900.00 / week

Fisherman's Cottage

Overlooking lake 80 metres away, huge verandah, renovated kitchen, jetty space below, one block from bakery, wharf and hotel.

Daily AUD 275.00 / night
Weekly AUD 1,900.00 / week

Village View Unit 1

Address: 1 Dorron Avenue, Mallacoota, Vic - Two bedroom, wheel chair friendly including bathroom and toilet - two nights minimum

Amenities: Two bedroom brick units, Very Wheelchair friendly, Animal friendly, Comfy...

Daily AUD 140.00 / night
Weekly AUD 900.00 / week

Village View Unit 2

Unit 2 - Two bedroom, including s/c kitchen bathroom and toilet - two nights minimum

Address: 1 Dorron Avenue, Mallacoota, Vic

Amenities: Two bedroom brick units, Very Wheelchair friendly, Animal friendly, ...

Daily AUD 140.00 / night
Weekly AUD 900.00 / week

Waterside Unit 6

6 Fairhaven Drive, Mallacoota, Vic, Australia/2 Buckland Drive, Mallacoota, Vic, Australia - two nights minimum

Amenities: Two bedrooms, Laundry, Lounge-Kitchenette, Microwave, Electric stove with oven, Showers,...

Daily AUD 160.00 / night
Weekly AUD 1,000.00 / week

Waterside Unit 7

6 Fairhaven Drive, Mallacoota, Vic, Australia/2 Buckland Drive, Mallacoota, Vic, Australia - two nights minimum

Amenities: Two bedrooms, Laundry, Lounge-Kitchenette, Microwave, Electric stove with oven, Showers,...

Daily AUD 160.00 / night
Weekly AUD 1,000.00 / week

Bruces Waterside Units Features

On Returning to Mallacoota from Abroad
(Maria Brandl composed this poem in 2000 on what make Mallacoota sublime)

Mallacoota exists only because it is a beautiful place. Sometimes we who live here forget that extraordinary fact. Its one token justification to the industrial age is a small abalone canning factory at the edge of town which is owned by local divers and employs a handful of workers.

The township lies along the southern edge of an inlet which has a narrow and uncertain outlet to the ocean opposite Gabo Island on the southeastern tip of the Australian continent. During the winter Mallacoota is most like itself. And what is that?

This town is unique on our continent. It has always been a place that draws people because it is the furthest along the coast that one can travel away from either Sydney or Melbourne. It is so far from twentieth century fever that big developers have passed it by time and again. Its pristine beauty attracts thousands at holiday time who then return to their workaday lives to earn the privilege of viewing it for another year.

When I am far away and think of Mallacoota, I think of beauty. I see in my mind's eye horizontal lines of calm, a town where one can still cross the road without looking and a wild duck waddles down the median strip looking for worms in the middle of the working day. On the roundabout at the entrance to the shopping centre a completely dysfunctional willy wagtail has lived for years cursing at cars and passers-by and, when the traffic stops, swinging its tail impatiently.

The noise of bird traffic in the air is louder yet than car engines in my reverie, my crystallised image of Mallacoota that I take with me when I leave. Consider the raucous morning kookaburras and later the mew of seagulls and occasional deep throb of the wonga pigeon from the dark rainforests around and throughout the town. Now in winter the spurwinged plover is protesting and nesting along the cleared and mown foreshores.

The resistance of the birds to our human presence is minimal and some even thrive on it. Parrots flutter like multi-coloured flags outside almost every home at mid-afternoon feeding time and on each lawn a magpie patrols its territory proudly. To my delight I sometimes glimpse the large-eyed shy thrush hopping thoughtfully in the shadows of my shrubbery. I know some people who have a bower bird mimicking the world from the bottom of their patch of bush.

These avian noises are definitely Mallacoota but so is silence, a spreading silence. When I walk in the early morning towards the eastern horizon I see wide spaces of land and water and sky in ever-lightening monotones of silence. I breathe it in through my eyes and my body. At the
same time that I expand outwards into this landscape it fills my inner self.

The same silence is there at night under a complete hemisphere of blazing stars. One can swing along the town's empty roads in the late evening and walk into a noiseless splendour. How long is it since city folk have been able to see a star low on the horizon or walk down the middle of an empty high road?

The Mallacoota silence is a coloured one, too. Colours are part of the Mallacoota crystal I touch in my mind's eye and of course blue dominates. Almost every hue of blue ranging from the black-green of the the forests, through the ever-changing mercury colours of the lake to the
smoky layers of the distant ranges, and the egg-shell and mother of pearl of the skies above.

Inseparable from these aspects of course are the people who live here without whom these qualities would not be expressed or admired or give nourishment. Mallacoota must always have had people coming here, using and celebrating its spiritual and natural resources of beauty. I do not only think of the people of today, its present custodians, but of the army throughout time who have pitched a camp by these shores and looked and listened as I do.

Many of us in this town make a livelihood from what Mallacoota beauty means to others. Those of us who live here all share a custodianship of our town which entails a balance of both rights and responsibilities if we are to retain its uniqueness and its value to ourselves and to our visitors.

A beautiful place does something good to the human spirit. No one person can put that meaning into words although generations of Mallacoota poets and writers and song-makers and artists have tried. Perhaps we do not need to make it explicit but merely to acknowledge, honour and respect its value to the sense of well-being and to the wallets of all of
us.Long may Mallacoota give its beauty to the world.

Wide sky wide
And wide the lake
Low the hills and spreading

High clouds high
And high the light
Where my steps are heading.

In beauty in
Into the heart
Out on each beat breathe new life.

Give world give
Give to open spirit
Wash from the soul all strife.

Sit being sit
Sit and be
Still, open, free and me.
© Copyright 2000 by Maria Brandl


Bruces Waterside Units Attractions

Hire a kayak.
Ride a trail bike through extensive tracks.
Climb the big Sand Dune and slide down.
Play golf.
Visit the Op Shops.
Fish off the jetty, bank, ocean, beach and lake.
Go to the movies in summer.
Photograph the pelicans and various other bird life.
See how many different birds you can spot and name.
See how many different wildflowers you can find.
See how many different kinds of shells you can find.
Make various trinkets and jewelry from the shells you’ve found.
Explore the rock pools of each beach and name the creatures you find.
Build sand castles.
Float down the Betka river.
Play tennis.
Teach your dog to swim and dig in the sand.
Have a massage.
Go on a boat cruise in the lake.
Take an ocean tour with Jason York to Gabo island.
Take a joy flight to Gabo island to see the largest colony of fairy penguins in the southern hemisphere.


Terms & Conditions

- All children must be supervised at all times.
- No person/s must climb on the outside of the building.
- Strictly no party policy. No Noise between 10pm and 8am.
- The number of guest in a unit/cottage shall not exceed the number of guest on the booking in form, unless the manager has been advised and approval given.
- A minimum fee of $100.00 will be charged if you leave the unit dirty or in an untidy state or break or damage any of the property.
- No smoking policy: If you smoke any substance in an apartment, you will be charged full cost for removal of smoke fumes/smell from the apartment and any loss of income for the time the apartment is shut down to the public.
- Bruces Waterside Units managers reserve the rights to terminate the reservation immediately, without refund if the above condition/s are broken
- Management reserve the right to cancel or amend a booking due to unforeseen circumstances. Confirmation of booking occurs on receipt of booking confirmation letter and a 50% deposit.