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Paynes Hut is a remote mountain hut located in the mountains for Victoria's High Country.

Tess and Graham Payne pride themselves on keeping their property historically and authentically connected to the area. The property adds elements of surprise and expectation. The garden is a mix of native and ornamental with a focus on the visitor connecting with the local environment. Walking the high plains which are guided and even self guided walks or you can get settled in for some rest and relaxation.

Either join them in the outdoor dining room or enjoy the privacy of the garden around the hut. A breakfast basket is included in the tariff. Lunches, picnics and evening meals are available on order.

Another option for people wanting to immerse themselves in nature is the "sleep under the stars" package, although weather permitting. Try one of their comfortable swags, they are traditional outdoor bedding made out of canvas, well-known and loved by High Country cattlemen.

Paynes Hut is set in a great location with many activities on offer to make your stay complete. Fly fishing, bird watching, white water rafting, kayaking, scenic drives, horse riding, mountain biking, swimming, walking, hiking for the more advanced as well as being a great photography location. They can also book a horse ride for you with the local Helen Packer.

Paynes Hut is one hour from Omeo, Omeo Highway and one and a half hours from Mount Beauty on the Alpine Discovery tour on the Bogong High Plains Road. Paynes Hut allows you to experience first hand the relaxing and breathtaking scenery of the Victorian Alps. Allowing you to connect with nature and lose yourself in the picturesque valleys and magnificent alps of the High Country.

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Price & booking

The Hut

Room capacity: 3

The Hut has a queen size bed, ensuite, sitting area, private balcony, tea and coffee making facility and a window at night time is a postcard of stars. With two brand new rooms over the barn, both with own ensuite and a day bed which converts to a single bed if required.

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Local directions:

They are 42 and a half kilometres from Omeo or 39 and a half kilometres from Falls Creek, Fitzgeralds Road is two and a half kilometres North of the Bogong High Plains Road, Paynes Hut is just under three kilometres on the right. Paynes Hut look forward to your arrival.

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Car park
  • Communal kitchen
  • Communal refrigerator
  • Gardens in property
  • Walking tracks
  • Wood heater/Pot Belly
  • Birdwatching
  • Animal Viewing
  • Bushwalking
  • Guided walks
  • Wilderness walking
Tourism awards:
  • 2013 - Victorian Tourism Awards
  • 2013 - Victorian Tourism Awards