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The Story of Boulder Lodge

Finally finished after 25 years!

We are on 1404 Mt. Lindesay Rd.

Boulder Lodge is situated just north of Tenterfield and South of Stanthorpe near Boonoo Boonoo , Basket Swamp  and and Bald Rock National Parks in Thunderbolt country.

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Boulder Lodge is on 1404 Mt. Lindesay Rd.
*i.e. 14.04 ks from the New England Hwy turn off in Tenterfield which says “Woodenbong”…


Set on pristine native bushland

It is surrounded by five hundred hectares of native bush which is inhabited by kangaroos and wallabies, many bird species and even the odd koala. A family of black cockatoos can often be seen (and heard) in the surrounding trees. While there are no marked walking tracks there are many tracks where timber has been harvested over the years.

Boulder Lodge is on 1404 Mt. Lindsey Rd

Boulder Lodge, set on  pristine native bushland

All started in 1990!

The building itself was started in about 1990 by an elderly man called Jim Dunton, a WWII veteran. One wall is a large pink granite boulder and the other three are stone and concrete. After several years of building in his spare time, he became too old and couldn’t continue and aged 90 in 2010 he died left the property to the RSPCA.

Jim Dunton started building in 1990

Jim Dunton, a WWII veteran, started building in 1990 aged 67.

“Boulder Lodge” finished and furnished!

In 2011, the Muller and Brown families succeeded in  purchasing  the block and decided to finish the building with the aim of creating unique guest accommodation. Osborn Lane consulting Engineers from Warwick designed the new plan and Jim Green from Stanthorpe agreed to the difficult task of turning a shell into a finished building. It consists of of three floors and a deck on top of the rock, with a large natural granite paved apron surrounding two sides of the building. Strong Telstra reception in and around the Lodge with reasonable Optus reception.

Boulder Lodge Finished

Boulder Lodge is now open and ready for business…

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What’s On In Stanthorpe

Granite Belt Wine Country

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Boonoo Boonoo Weather

Tenterfield Municipality
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humidity: 42%
wind: 1m/s NE
H 19 • L 19
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  • 1990 The Building Started 1% 1%
  • 1990s a slow process by one man 8% 8%
  • 2000 The building stopped 10% 10%
  • 2010 The block repurchased 10% 10%
  • 2011 The building restarted 30% 30%
  • 2013 Boulder Lodge is born 80% 80%
  • 2014 The final permit and we are open! 100% 100%

The building Jim Dunton started in 1990, finally finished in 2013, 23 years later.  It is named “Boulder Lodge” and  decorated by Barb Brown, co-owner and artist. Boulder Lodge is now open to guests.

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Boulder Lodge

Boulder Lodge is situated among the 4 spectacular national parks, Bald Rock, Boonoo Boonoo, Basket Swamp and Girraween National Park, faraway from all the noises other than birds yet only 20minutes from the historic Tenterfieled NSW and 36 minutes from the bustling town of Stanthorpe Queensland, the home town of Australia’s famous stone fruits and boutique wineries. Boulder Lodge equipped all the modern convenience such as dishwasher, Wash machine, Outdoor bbq, Firedrum, Fireplace, CD and DVD player, TV and even perfect mobile phone connection if you are with Telstra. At Boulder Lodge.

Bald Rock

Boonoo Boonoo National Park

Basket Swamp

Girraween National Park