Woodcutters Cottage (formerly Old Kuitpo Youth Hostel)

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

Woodcutters Cottage
Woodcutters Cottage
Self contained unit/house,
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Mapsheet 1D, Mount Cone to Kuitpo Forest
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 9
Kuitpo Forest
Grid ref: 984 992
Longitude: 138.685147
Latitude: -35.229886
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Kuitpo Forest Information Centre
Open 10am-12pm on Fri, Sat, Sun (subject to ranger availability)
Phone: (+61 8) 8391 8800 between 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday
Email: recreation@forestrysa.com.au
Website: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/contact/

Minimum 2 night stay
Overnight bookings are available between 1 April and 30 November.
Day bookings are available between 1 December and 31 March

$133.00 per day / night (all inclusive - price valid as at 11/7/2021)
2 km from the information centre on Brookman Road (Meadows to Willunga Road). Formerly the Youth Hostel this four room stone cottage, with solar- powered lighting; Two bedrooms, sleeping up to 11 people on five bunk beds (linen not supplied) ; Kitchen with gas cooking, sink, table and chairs (cutlery, crockery and cooking equipment not supplied) ; Lounge Room with slow combustion wood heater and chairs ; Verandah ; Picnic table ; Fire pit ; Rainwater (not suitable for drinking) ; Toilet ; Four horse yards
Maximum occupancy in the exclusive-use area is 20. Booking relates to facility and immediate vicinity of the venue & around designated fire pit only.
Please note that in addition to fire bans applicable to the Mount Lofty Ranges Region, special fire restrictions apply to ForestrySA accommodation and campsites. Provided that a Total Fire Ban has not been imposed by the Country Fire Service (CFS): Wood fires are permitted within the forest from 1 May to 31 October each year. Gas fires are permitted from 1 April to 30 November. Fireplaces should be cleared of all flammable material for a distance of 4 metres. Someone must be always present and ensure that the fire is fully extinguished before leaving. Forests are very sensitive to fire, so please ensure all restrictions are followed. Occasionally access to Forest Reserves may be restricted. Refer to https://www.forestrysa.com.au/before-you-visit/forest-closures-and-alerts/ for forest closure information.

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One thought on “Woodcutters Cottage (formerly Old Kuitpo Youth Hostel)

  1. Passed through 12/5/22. Checked the water tanks at Tinjella Hut 250m south. Tank at hut has very discoloured water due to leaves in the gutters, but the tank at the adjacent toilet has clear water and is 100 percent full.

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