The Tarra-Bulga Guest House Café & Restaurant is situated in Balook – a unique location adjacent to the cool, temperate rainforests of the Tarra-Bulga National Park and surrounds.

Built in 1934, our historic building was and still is a wonderful place to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal and a restful night’s sleep. Located just two hours drive from Melbourne, we’re also the perfect getaway spot for relaxation and rejuvenation, or as a base for exploring the 110 km’s of walking tracks.

About your Hosts

Originally from Denmark, Nina Larsen and Torben Bloch have lived in Australia for 15 years. During this time they have also run a successful restaurant in Denmark, flying over for the Danish high season then coming back to where their heart is, Australia.  Now it’s time for their daughter to take over the restaurant in Denmark so they can stay in Australia full-time.

Nina and Torben bought the Tarra-Bulga Guesthouse and Lyrebird Café in September 2013 and while working hard to improve the property they have also started to build up a loyal clientele for their delicious home-cooked meals and cakes, all with a tasty Scandinavian twist.

About the Guest House

Situated 2000ft above stress level in Balook Central Gippsland, the Tarra-Bulga Guest House and Lyrebird Café is adjacent to the cool, temperate rainforests of the Tarra-Bulga National Park with 110kms of walking tracks to explore. Built in 1934 the historic building is a wonderful place to enjoy fantastic food and overnight accommodation surrounded by nature and wildlife and is a perfect getaway spot for relaxation and rejuvenation.

The Tarra-Bulga Guesthouse with its shady picnic areas, tea garden and large veranda offers a range of accommodation options from its spotlessly clean newly renovated Family and Double rooms available with En-Suite Bathrooms, Single rooms with shared bathrooms, to camping sites with access to the Guest House lounge, games room, kitchenette and free Wi-Fi.

The Lyrebird Café offers Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Teas and Dinner by reservation (dinner is always available for guests staying at the Guest House).

The Lyrebird Café, Guest House and surrounding gardens are available for special occasions and private events. We have hosted weddings, birthdays, business meetings and retreats.