Nil Desperandum

Nil Desperandum

Nil Desperandum provides visitors with an outstanding heritage homestead experience in one of the ACT's most beautiful bush settings. Nestled beneath the mountains of Tidbinbilla, Nil Desperandum provides a perfect base for bushwalking, bird watching, stargazing, reading or just relaxation.

The rammed earth homestead comprises three rooms, a kitchen with wood stove, covered veranda, outside barbeque, a pit toilet and lighting via solar powered battery. It is available for hire with 8 quality camp stretcher beds provided.

The hire fee is per night for use of the property up to 8 people.

Access to the property via vehicle is by 4WD or AWD vehicles only.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, as well as maintenance and upgrades, Nil Desperandum is available to be booked from September 2020 onwards.
  • Nils Desperandum exterior
    Nils Desperandum. Photo by Matthew James
  • Room fitted out with camp stretchers
    No distractions
  • Rustic kitchen
    'Camp' kitchen
  • Wood stove
    Wood stove
  • View of Nil Desperandum Homestead from the westside of the cottage
    Nil Desperandum Homestead



Check in 1300

Check out 1000


Rate is for entire homestead per night for up to 8 people


Disabled access available, contact operator for details


Nil Desperandum

Paddys River Road, Tidbinbilla, Australian Capital Territory, Australia



Camp Kitchen

Open Fireplace

Outdoor Furniture