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In a move to boost visitation, regional Victoria’s natural beauty will be showcased on the national stage through a unique off-grid accommodation experience set to travel around the state.

Designed to inspire Australians to travel into regional communities during off peak periods, Stella the Stargazer is a custom-built tiny home built by Port Fairy-based design and manufacturing business Ample.

Visitors will have the chance to stay at Stella the Stargazer located at Delatite Winery in Mansfield from 3 May to 3 August surrounded by stunning alpine scenery.

The environmentally conscious design features a roll-out sleeping platform for stargazing, an indooroutdoor shower, woodfired kitchen, as well as sauna and bathing tubs built into an outdoor deck.

A bespoke artwork by Taungurung woman, Aimee McCartney – founder of Aboriginal art business, Luruk-In – will help connect visitors to the culture, seasons, mountains and waterways of Taungurung Country.

Visitors will be encouraged to taste local food and wines and check out nearby attractions such as Swiftcrest Distillery, the Great Victorian Rail Trail, and local cafes and restaurants – helping to support regional jobs and businesses.

In 2023, bookings for the tiny home quickly sold out for all locations including in Gippsland, Great Ocean Road and the Grampians. After its stay in Mansfield, Stella the Stargazer is set to travel to a second location, to be announced at a later date.

Supported by Visit Victoria, it forms part of the ‘Every bit different‘ global marketing campaign which promotes Victoria to local, interstate and international visitors in an ongoing effort to grow the State’s record $37.8 billion visitor economy.

Quotes attributable to Visit Victoria CEO Brendan McClements

“Stella the Stargazer will showcase the natural beauty of our state to new audiences and help drive national visitation to our regions.”

“Just like Visit Victoria’s new Every bit different campaign, this is another way we are promoting the best of regional Victoria to national audiences in a bid to boost tourism here.”

Quotes attributable to Ample Director, Aaron Shields

“As a regional Victorian business, we are proud to be part of this activation. Every aspect of Stella has been purposefully designed and constructed to ensure its guests have a constant and authentic opportunity to connect with nature”.

To book a Mansfield stay, please visit www.stellastargazer.com.au

Click here to access high-res images of Stella the Stargazer and the Stella Bathhouse.

For more travel inspiration, please visit www.visitvictoria.com

To learn more about ample and their other bespoke transportable spaces, go to
www.ampleco.com.au or via instagram: @ample__co


  • Monday – Thursday: $385/night
  • Friday – Sunday: $445/night

Stella the Stargazer features:

  • Sauna, outdoor shower and two outdoor bathing tubs.
  • ‘Floating’ roll-out sleeping platform for stargazing
  • Glass sliding doors opening out onto a modular deck with firepit
  • Central woodfire that functions as a hotplate
  • Queen size bed with selected linen and soft furnishings from Weave Home Australia, Society of Wanderers and Grampians Goods Co.
  • Dindi Naturals and Grampians Goods Co toiletries
  • Welcome gift bag of local produce including a bottle of wine
  • Curated breakfast provisions
  • Tea and coffee