Welcome to Bass Lodge
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Welcome to Bass Lodge Fishing and Holiday Lodge.
Located on the Upper Macleay River between Armidale and Kempsey in northern NSW and surrounded by National Parks, Bass Lodge is the perfect getaway for fisherman, hikers, families or social groups.
The Bass Lodge:
Bass Lodge is a true masterpeice of a building - made from the rocks sourced from the river and completed with perfectly milled cyprus logs assembled and without a single nail, the Lodge is a beautiful place. Accommodating large groups, of up to 3 families or 12 people and with all the comforts of home, you will leave feeling relaxed and fulfilled. Staying at the Lodge is affordable, and it really is truly unique within Australia.
The area:
The area around Bass lodge is breathtaking. Situated at "The Junction", Bass Lodge is positioned on the Macleay River at the entrance of Georges Creek. Upstream on the Macleay lies National Parks and wilderness with many mountain river systems feeding into the Macleay. As the topography upstream on the Macleay River is extremely vast and steep having extremely limited access, the fishing is fantastic. Downstream from the Lodge lies miles and miles of river which is accessible from the road and offering good fishing and general sightseeing opportunities.
Why stay?
Relax in what is a beautiful Lodge in an incredible location                              
Go fishing in Australia's best Bass country
Chill out on what is the most fantastic view from our front deck                           
Unwind in comfort and enjoy the scerenity!
What we offer:
A beautifully located craftsman build north american style lodge
River views and immediate access to wild river bass fishing
Guided fishing play and stay packages
Our location:
  • Large undercover outdoor balcony with tables & chairs
  • BBQ incl gas bottles
  • Drinks fridge on verandah
  • Optional large 8-person Spa with additional shower/toilet (must be booked ahead of stay at extra charge)
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo + DVD Player
  • Broadband Satellite
  • Wireless LAN
  • Laundry with washer/dryer
  • Upstairs and downstairs bathrooms
  • Large Side by Side fridge/Freezer
  • Electric Stove & Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking appliances
  • Plates & Cutlery
  • Coffee Machine
  • Toaster
  • Indoor dining table (seating for six)
  • Indoor Kitchen Bar (seating for 3)
  • Lounge & lounge chairs
  • Combustion Log Fire
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cathedral Ceilings with stained glass window
  • Quality Queen Bed
  • Built in cupboards
  • Views to Macleay River
  • Access to balcony
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Quality Queen Bed
  • Built in cupboards
  • Views to Macleay River
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner
  • 2 x Double/Single Bunks (Sleep to 6)
  • Quality Mattresses
  • Built in cupboards
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditione
  • 1 x Double bunk (sleep up to 2)
  • Quality Mattresses
  • Open area with 1 x Double/Single Bunk (sleep to 6)
  • Quality Mattresses
  • Views to Macleay River

Things to Remember
  • Sufficient food for your stay
  • Drinking water (tank water in use at Lodge)
  • Any beverages/cold drinks for your stay
  • Suitable clothing such as long sleeve shirt, hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Linen (sheets, towels and pillow cases), unless you have requested to use ours.
  • Rubber shoes, crocs or other suitable hard wearing shoes suitable for walking on rocks
  • Petrol/deisel. Make sure you have a full tank before leaving Armidale or Kempsey
  • Fishing tackle and lures/flies
  • Barrel or dry bags for canoes/river
  • Torches/head torches (if going outside at night)
  • Camera
  • Always remember to acquire the entry code to Bass lodge so that you can enter at any time.
  • A sense of adventure and good spirits
Useful Links:
Help plan your fishing trip with the links below:
River height at Junction: Click here
Bureau of meteorology - predictive charts: Click here
Bass Lodge
Accommodation and leisure; Guided fly fishing and accommodation; Guided wild river fishing and accommodation
Contact: or 0433482325
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