ACCOMMODATION - RESTAURANT -WINES - STONE GROUND SPELT FLOUR
Welcome to The Lily
SO CLOSE TO AND WITH FABULOUS VIEWS OF THE STIRLING RANGE THE LILY IS YOUR PERFECT BASE TO EXPLORE THE REGION
The Lily Windmill is an authentic 16th Century design brick "ground-sail" mill. The five story full size Dutch Windmill, with its 22 Ton cap and a sail length of 24.6 meters, is one of the largest traditional windmills ever built in Australia.
The Lily Windmill is the only operational flour producing windmill on mainland Australia.
The relocated and reconstructed 1924 Gnowangerup Railway Station, our Restaurant.
At The Lily.....
you will find unique self contained accommodation next to an authentic five story 16th Century replica Dutch Windmill. The mill is a fully operational windmill producing wholemeal stone-ground Spelt flour for our own restaurant, IGA stores, health shops, commercial bakers and home users around Australia.
Adjacent to the windmill you will find 16th Century replica Dutch Houses and our restaurant, situated in the original relocated and reconstructed 1924 Federation style Railway Station from Gnowangerup, our local Shire.
Your hosts: Hennie and Pleun Hitzert
OUR OPENINGS HOURS
The Lily is open 7-days for accommodation, guided windmill tours, wine and Spelt flour sales.
The Lily Restaurant is occasionally open by booking only for Morning / Afternoon Teas and Dinner and is fully licensed.
Dinner and Breakfast basket is available for our accommodation guests, 7-days.
ACCOMMODATION AT THE LILY
The Lily has been selected as one of the 10 best self-contained accommodations in FOOTPRINT WEST COAST AUSTRALIA HANDBOOK
Four star AAA rating
All our accommodation is unique and private. Each has its own outside seating area and is fully self-contained; high quality linen, towels, Scandinavian wood heater, bathroom, iron and board, Digital TV, DVD, Radio/CD player, selection of DVD's and CD's, large fridge, stove, microwave and food essentials like (real) coffee, tea, sugar, milk, spices etc. Additional facilities available are fax, gas barbecue, pre-paid mobile loan phone, washing machine and dryer. TELSTRA mobile phone and wireless Internet reception. Wi-Fi available at the restaurant.
Dinner and Breakfast Basket is available for our accommodation guests, 7-days.
For more information and pictures please go to: Accommodation
Pictures above: The Dutch House, bedrooms down- and upstairs, sleeps up to 6 persons.
Pictures above: The Dutch Cottage, bedroom upstairs, sleeps up to 4 (+ sofa-bed).
Pictures above: The Winery Quarters, bedroom downstairs, sleeps up to 3 (+ sofa bed).
Pictures above: The Millers Quarters, 2 bedrooms upstairs, sleeps up to 4 persons.
For more information, prices and pictures please go to: Accommodation
THE LILY DUTCH WINDMILL
Windmill in full sail, ready to go.
STONE GROUND SPELT FLOUR & WINDMILL TOURS
The mill is a fully operational windmill producing wholemeal stone-ground Spelt flour for our own restaurant, IGA stores, health shops, commercial bakers and home users around Australia.
Guided windmill tours are conducted by appointment.
WHOLEMEAL STONE GROUND SPELT FLOUR & WINDMILL TOURS
It is a well-known fact that wholemeal flour is far superior in nutritional value than white flour. At The Lily we produce only wholemeal Spelt flour without removing or adding anything to the flour in the process.
We specialize in Spelt flour; we grow Spelt, de-husk Spelt and we mill the Spelt with traditional large Dutch grinding stones for our own restaurant, IGA stores, health shops, commercial bakers and home users around Australia.
For our restaurant and accommodation guests we bake wholemeal Spelt bread.
For detailed information about windmill tours, the workings of our windmill and our stoneground Spelt flour please go to the Windmills page.
PRICE LIST JANUARY 2012
WHOLEMEAL STONE GROUND SPELT FLOUR
1.5 kg bag $12.50 (= $8.33 per kg)
15 kg bag $108.50 (= $7.23 per kg)
We ship the 1.5 kg bags around Australia in cartons of 8 bags via Australia Post.
The freight is between $10.00 and $20.00 per carton (8x 1.5 kg bags =12kg in total).
FOR ORDERS PLEASE EMAIL The Lily OR FREECALL 1800 980 002(land lines only)
STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK
The brooding beauty of the mountain landscape, its stunning and unique wildflowers and the challenge of climbing Bluff Knoll have long drawn bushwalkers and climbers to the Stirling Range National Park. At 1,095 metres above sea level, Bluff Knoll is the highest peak in the south-west of Western Australia. The main face of the bluff forms one of the most impressive cliffs in the Australian mainland.
The number and beauty of the wildflowers is staggering. The park is one of the world's most important areas for flora, with 1,500 species (many of which grow nowhere else) packed within its boundaries. More species occur in the Stirling Range than in the entire British Isles and 87 plant species found in the Stirling Range occur nowhere else on earth. This tally includes the famous mountain bells of the genus Darwinia. Needless to say, spring wildflower viewing is incredible.
BLUFF KNOLL - This 5 km return, 3-4 hour walk is of medium difficulty, if taken slowly. TOOLBRUNUP - Hard 4 km, 3-4 hour walk has magnificent 360ß views from the summit. MOUNT MAGOG - Hard (pegs as markers for final kilometre to the summit), 8 km 3-4 hour return walk. TALYUBERLUP - Medium, 3 km 2-3 hour return walk. MOUNT HASSELL - Medium 4 km, 1.5-2 hour return walk. MOUNT TRIO - Medium 3 km, 1.5-2 hour walk.
Climate, clouds and snow
An ideal time to visit is late spring and early summer (October to December), when days are beginning to warm up and the wildflowers are at their best. Winter, between June and August, is cold and wet, and visitors should come prepared. Even in spring the weather can be unpredictable, particularly higher in the range. Sudden cold changes cause the temperature to drop and rain or hail to set in. All visitors are strongly advised not to enter the bush or use footpaths on days of extreme fire danger. The Stirling Range is renowned for its unusual, and sometimes spectacular cloud formations. Park visitors may notice two types of unusual cloud formations about the peaks, often when the rest of the sky is clear. A shallow, low-level stratified cloud that drapes over the higher peaks is a familiar sight. Another type of shallow cloud layer may leave the higher peaks exposed, which is a unique sight in Western Australia.
The above information is provided by DEC, Department of Environment and Conservation WA. For more information please visit DEC website (www.dec.wa.gov.au) or copy and paste the following link into your web browser:
A Stirling Range brochure in a PDF format is available from the same page.
Apart from the Windmill itself, The Lily offers:
*16th Century replica Dutch houses
in the authentic 1924 Gnowangerup Railway Station
* Morning / afternoon teas and Dinner by booking only
Wholemeal Spelt Flour
wines * Souvenirs * Guided Windmill Tours
* Majestic views of the unique Stirling Range
*Private Airfield next to accommodation
HOW TO FIND US
Coming from Perth:
We are approx. 390 km from Perth on Chester Pass Road, just north of the Stirling Ranges. Take the Albany Highway. After Williams travel via Wagin, Katanning, Broomehill, Gnowangerup and Borden. We are 20 KM South of Borden on your right hand side. Look for the road signs.
Coming from Albany:
We are 94 km north of Albany on Chester Pass Road, 11 km after the Bluff Knoll turnoff. Bluff Knoll is the highest mountain in the Stirling Ranges and one of the highest in Western Australia. Look for the road signs.
Coming from the Eastern States
We are 11 km North of the Stirling Ranges on Chester Pass Road , the main road between Albany and Hyden (Wave Rock). At Norseman follow the directions towards Esperance, Ravensthorpe, Jerramungup, Ongerup, Borden and the Stirling Ranges. We are 20 KM South of Borden on your right hand side. Look for the road signs.
Coming by plane:
THE LILY AIRFIELD
So close to Albany, the South Coast and the Stirling Range, The Lily is your perfect base to explore the region with your aircraft.
Our airstrip is adjacent to the windmill and you are able to park you plane close to the accommodation.
For our fly-in accommodation visitors hangar-space and a car may be available, please check. For general airstrip information and strip condition please call mobile 0427 279 206 or land-line 08 9827 9205.
We are 47 NM from Albany and 173 NM from Jandakot Airport (Perth).
Position 34 deg. 13' 25" South, 118 deg. 12' 57" East. Strip directions 14-32 and 09-27. Windsock N/E of restaurant, WAC Chart 3463, Comm. Freq: CTAF 126,7, UHF: channel 33, Elevation 650 AMSL. Please check strip condition ON 0427 279 206, Avgas: by prior arrangement.
RUNWAY 14 - 32 Grass 660m - 14 slopes 2.5% down, tyre markers.
RUNWAY 09 - 27 Grass 900m - tyre markers, possible sheep, check.
Please check local weather and strip condition on Mobile 0427 279 206 or land-line 08 9827 9205.
THE LILY RESTAURANT
is open by booking only for Morning / Afternoon Teas and Dinner. The restaurant is fully licensed
Dinner and Breakfast Basket is available for our accommodation guests, 7 days
THE LILY DUTCH WINDMILL
ACCOMMODATION - RESTAURANT - WINES
STONE GROUND WHOLEMEAL SPELT FLOUR
9793 Chester Pass Road - Stirling Range National Park (Borden) WA 6338 - Western Australia.
FOR INFORMATION PLEASE FREE-CALL (land lines only) 1800 980 002