MINIMUM 7 DAYS WHOLE LODGE BOOKINGS.
Tambaroora Ski Club Lodge is self-contained and sleeps a maximum of 6 people. It is on-snow accommodation, located in the heart of Perisher Valley, providing lodgers with a short ski to Centre Valley facilities.
Tambaroora provides a nostalgic holiday experience being one of the original lodges to be built in Perisher Valley. Outdated maps, antique skis and original hand written posters line the walls.
Available all year round, Tambaroora Ski Club retains the charm of the era in which it was built. Its location and facilities will ensure your next Perisher Valley holiday is all about skiing, hiking, cycling, reading, family, friends and great memories.
Tambaroora Ski Club is situated in the heart of Perisher Valley, a short ski to Perisher Quad Express Chair, Centre Valley and 300m from the Ski Tube terminal and car park.
Tucked away among the trees, Tambaroora provides a relaxing escape to be enjoyed all year round. Kids can take advantage of the surrounding boulders and trees in a snowball fight or take a slide in a taboggan down the hill, all whilst parents watch on from the deck. Other activities include skiing, fishing, hiking, cycling, mountain bike riding and horse riding.
The lodge is self-contained and for your exclusive use throughout your stay. The accommodation sleeps six people (over the age of 5 years). Please note this is strictly enforced and randomly audited each year by National Parks and Wildlife.
There are three bedrooms (each with double/single bunk beds). Heating is child proof electrical wall heaters. Blankets, doonas and pillows are provided.
Other amenities include:
- Drying Room
- Rear winter access and ski store
Fully equipped kitchen which includes:
- Electric Fry-Pan
- 4-slice Toaster
- Coffee Plunger
- Rice cooker
The upstairs bathroom & toilet was refurbished in 2016 equipped with a shower and basin, floor to ceiling fully tiled. Separate toilet downstairs (near the ski store room). Toilet paper, garbage bags, cleaning utensils and cleaning products are all supplied for the lodge.
For your entertainment Tambaroora provides board games, cards and various puzzles.
Tambaroora does NOT have a telephone, television, washing machine, dishwasher or wifi.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
- Pillow Slips/Cases
- Tea Towels
- All food (including condiments) and alcohol
- Personal toiletry provisions
The story of Tambaroora Ski Club is linked to a group of university students in the early 60s. The group were part of a university alpine club - the Kosciusko Snow Revellers - who together applied to build a lodge when land was opened up at Guthega. They missed out then but when Perisher was later opened, their application proved successful in 1960.
Fifty members were gathered and a six bed, family-sized two-storey lodge was built with three bedrooms, bathroom and drying room upstairs; and an open plan kitchen, dining and living downstairs with adjacent ski store room, laundry and toilet. The configuration and size has remained unchanged.
Five families originally made use of the lodge in rotation and the majority of visitors these days are third generation members of those same families. Sitting quietly in the trees next to Matterhorn Ski Lodge, Tambaroora has escaped dramatic happenings during the last fifty years, holding itself in good shape thanks to the volunteer maintenance.
Tambaroora Ski Club's name originates from the Henry Lawson poem, Tambaroora Jim. That ballad was written about a "too generous" Australian bush publican who never turned away a hungry or homeless customer until the bailiff closed him down for insolvent trading.