Wildlife on the Wingecarribee Discovering the ‘wild’ in your wilderness retreat

Follow the Wingecarribee River through your patch of wilderness at your Tiny Homes “Rapids” retreat and you are bound to be captivated by some of the most delightful wildlife the Aussie bush has to offer: our resident Platypi.

Your “Rapids” Tiny Home is just a few short steps to the banks of the river they call home. It’s not often you get to watch Platypi in the wild, so this is a rare treat.

Platypi generally live alone but share the ‘neighbourhood’ with others, spending their days in the water looking for food or sleeping in their burrow, or if it’s a warm day, basking in the sun.

Not only could you see a platypus at play, but if you take your time to meander along the banks of the river or explore the surrounding bush, you’ll also encounter kangaroos, plenty of birdlife including the jovial kookaburras, parrots, bellbirds and perhaps even koalas and wombats.

And as dusk gives way to night, the birdsong hushes and there is nothing quite like falling asleep to the bubbling, running river just a stone’s throw away.

So carve out some time during your stay to wander down to the banks of the Wingecarribee – take a rug and a cuppa and settle in or maybe even sketch book or notepad and wait with expectation for something to capture your attention. We dare you not to come away with a smile.

Book your reservation at the Rapids Tiny Homes in Joadja.


Jess – January 2022

If you are looking for an escape, to switch off from the business of the world, this is the perfect place. Wilson's Rest is situated perfectly at the top of a small hill. Your view is of tall mountain ranges, quiet flowing rivers and in the morning you’re greeted by birds and their endless sweet melodies.

Leah – February 2022

What a wonderful location. We stayed at Wilson's Rest and explored the property finding many interesting things, including wombat holes, birds, kangaroos and what a beautiful river. There are so many spots to relax and take it all in.

Lauren – February 2022

The Rapids is wonderful! The location you can’t fault, having the best view of the river making it perfect for swimming and exploring. Fire pit, rapids, sunset and all you need very comfortably. Amazing and highly recommend.

Shea - December 2021

The perfect spot for a relaxing few days away. The house itself is beautiful – the amount of natural light let in is amazing and made us feel very close to nature. Being able to hear the river from bed was also a plus! Would recommend to anyone. 10/10!

Adam – November 2021

Our Tiny House was a delight. You are so close to the water in all of these tiny homes. It's right there! You can hear the birds singing and the water flowing when you leave the screens open. It's like everything you want when you camp without having to camp.

Neda – January 2022

The most serene holiday house we've ever stayed in! The location is incredible right by the river. It was quite incredible to hear the sound from all parts of the house. The house is really clean, much more spacious than in photos and really beautiful decorated.

Monica – January 2021

River Cottage far exceeded our expectations, the photos don't do it justice! The most tranquil setting – it is so quiet at night with a clear view of the moon, it really is picture perfect. Bring a picnic blanket to watch the stars at night, we spotted a lot of shooting stars.

Angela – January 2022

We loved our stay at Elevation, it was perfect. Tranquil. Clean and cosy. Beautiful river and mountain views and nature at its finest.