Due to COVID-19, guests need to BYO all bedding including sheets, towels, doonas, pillows, blankets and towels


Enjoy a FREE visit to our party boat the Fawlty Princess on beautiful Lake Eildon aboard the Fawlty Princess. Able to carry approx. 30 people, the Fawlty Princess is a safe, comfortable & stable flat bottom boat skippered by your host, John. A great way to enjoy pristine Lake Eildon..

Welcome to Rudawe Lodge

Rudawe specialises in group bookings. Our favourite group is the multiple Mums, Dads and Kids. The sleeping arrangements, facilities and equipment best suit this application.

However, we have many satisfied customers who have stayed here from groups including sporting clubs, small business team seminars, hens nights, birthday buddies and of course, the extended family reunion.



Guest Capacity

A Comfortable Stay

The 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathroom (unlimited hot water), plus a caravan with 2 double beds as well as 2 refrigerators and a deep freeze will cope with your crew. 

Two 18 person dining tables, one inside and the other outside on the balcony under the canopy, together with the fully equipped kitchen ensures that you will not be cramped even at full capacity.

Equipment includes a 10ft.x5ft. Billiards table and a matching timber indoor soccer table. The wide screen TV has all free to air channels, as well as CD and DVD. These items along with the enclosed wood fire and the Bar are in the 85sq. mtr. rumpus room downstairs. Now with new reverse cycle heating & A/C.

The Lodge does have many surrounding houses so the normal EPA noise restrictions will apply. These will be explained to you when you send an email. Bond will vary according to group type.

Facilities & Costing

Outside under the gazebo is the 8 person hot spa that is the favourite of all who stay here. You will see from the selection of photos in and around the Rudawe that our main goal has been to make your stay fun, interesting and very enjoyable. Being a waterfront property the Lodge has its own private pontoon for your personal use.If you are concerned about lake levels please enquire before you book. This floating jetty is accessed by a clear level walking track.

Great for safe swimming or boat mooring. The house is set on one acre that is on the edge of the Lake. Because the property is situated right at the end of the Taylor Bay “arm” your aspect is across a grassed flat area, which is ideal for sports and games, to the houses of other Bay residents nestled in the dense bush.

The minimum rate of $700/n is for up to 10 people with extra guests $70/p/n. Children under 5 are FREE. There is a 2 night minimum, except for long weekends (3 nights), Easter and Melb Cup (4 nights) and 5 nights min for any booking that includes Christmas or New Year.


Due to past experience, we have found that all male group bookings do not suit our expectations and will no longer be permitted.

Rudawe Lodge

The Location

The Taylor Bay area of Lake Eildon is unique in that access to the Lake is only possible through private land. Large signs on the no-through road entrance to the Bay declare that there are no facilities available to the general public.

Taylor Bay is located just 7 mins. from Eildon and 15 mins. from the dam wall. Remember that when lake levels are low all the water is in front of the wall. Eildon is approximately 2 hours drive from Melbourne along the Maroondah Highway.Should you find that the Lodge is booked for the dates you want, ask us about other accommodation in the area

Rudawe Lodge

Floor Plan

Contact Us

John & Sally Gilbert

0417 144 526


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