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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, 4WD enthusiasts, hikers, family 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 beutiful 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. Getting in to some areas is however possible via 4WD but you need to be prepared. 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
Go exploring in your 4WD or take a hike into remote gorges                                 Engage your imagination and explore!

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More information on Bass Lodge
Visitors will find Bass Lodge a unique and unforgettable location and a place to relax away from life’s normal demands. Relax and enjoy the river, fresh and clear streams, wildlife, mountains and valleys. Fishermen whether experienced or novices will revel in the marvellous natural environment of one of Australia’s most exiting sports fish, Australian Bass.
Adventure tours are also at your disposal encompassing some of the regions unique and rugged gorge country, rivers, trout hatchery and the nearby Point Lookout with spectacular views across the Macleay valley to the coast.
Helicopter flights are available (ex Armidale) enabling access and viewing of some of the most remote areas in the region. See our Helicopter flights page for more details of this exhilarating option.
Those seeking the quieter life will find tranquillity in the abundance of walking trails, canoeing and the magnificent array of local bird life and rarely seen native animals including the platypus. Ask us where and how to spot them!
Our flexible approach to operating Bass Lodge means that your interests are our own. We go out of our way to make your stay as pleasant and exciting as possible. Please look through our pages to find out more about this exciting destination which we are confident will provide one of your life's most inspirational and unforgettable experiences.
The region is unspoilt in its natural beauty and you will find ample opportunity to enjoy what is on offer right at your door step.

Bass Lodge Accommodation:

Bass Lodge provides accommodation for up to 12 guests in  a unique craftsman built cedar timber lodging featuring:-

  • Huge covered front deck over-looking the Macleay River

  • Wilderness views - no neighbours in sight of the Lodge

  • Unique ambience (both inside & Out)

  • Large Spa

  • Landscaped gardens from river rocks

  • BBQ and cooking facilities/utensils

  • 4 large bedrooms and separate sleeping area, comprising a total of 5 Queen mattresses and 5 single mattresses


Consider Bass Lodge for the following activities:

  • Corporate Team Building

  • Canoeing

  • Family Holidays


Our website:
Please take some time to review our website as it contains a wealth of information on staying at Bass Lodge.
Our gallery page provides pictures of the internal and external of Bass Lodge and the immediate surrounding area. If you like Australian Bass please take a look at the fishing on offer - we make an effort to keep this gallery and video updated with all the latest photos.
Who we are:
At Bass Lodge we strive to provide a friendly, honest and reliable service and are enormously proud that we can share the 1986 House of the Year with our guests. We hope that your stay at Bass Lodge is as rewarding to you and your friends as it is for ourselves and our friends.

  • Group Get Together

  • Horse Riding (National Trail)

  • Fishing (Bass & Trout)

  • Helicopter Flights

  • 4WD Adventure Tours

  • Hiking

  • Conferences  


Road conditions
Armidale Dumaresq Council have advised the following:
The Kempsey-Armidale Road will be closed at Flying Fox Cutting from the 8th October on weekdays from 7:30am to 4:30pm for approximately 10 weeks while repairs are undertaken. Flying Fox Cutting is located 500m to 2.5km East of Lower Creek village, 80km West of Kempsey and 35km west of Bellbrook and 93km East of Armidale.
For further information visit the Armidale Dumaresq Council website or call Sharn Woolnough on (02) 6770 3856 or 0438 057 871.

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