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.
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.
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.
“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 Price
- $450/1 Family, 2nights (up to 3 children)
- $600/2 Couples, 2nights
- $700/2 Families, 2nights
- 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.