The Lily has been selected as one of the 10 best self-contained accommodations in


Officially Accredited **** Star Rating AUSTRALIA


All our accommodation is unique and private. Each has its own outside seating area and is fully self-contained; high quality linen, towels, Air Conditioning, Scandinavian wood heater (not in the Dakota), bathroom, iron and board, TV (all major channels), DVD, Radio/CD player, selection of books, games, DVD's and CD's, fridge, stove, microwave and food essentials like (real) coffee, tea, sugar, milk, spices etc. Additional facilities available are washing machine and dryer. Good local TELSTRA mobile phone and Internet reception. Free WI-FI available. Electric Cars Charge 3-Phase and Tesla.

Breakfast Basket is available for our accommodation guests, 7-days.




from $189.00 per night




The Dutch Cottage has downstairs a lounge, separate kitchen and a bathroom, large open plan upstairs bedroom (queen & 2 single beds). Sleeps up to 4 persons.

Please take note, you have to climb stairs to reach the bedroom.




from $159.00 per night




This accommodation is situated under the same roof as the winery. The unit has a large lounge combined with kitchen and a bathroom, one bedroom (queen and single bed). Sleeps up to 3 persons.




from $189.00* per night




The Dutch House has one downstairs bedroom with a queen size bed and a large open plan upstairs bedroom (queen & 2 singles), lounge, bathroom and a separate kitchen. Sleeps up to 6 persons.




from $159.00 per night



The two story accommodation is part of the windmill workshop and milling shed and has, for ten years, been the home of the founders of The Lily, Hennie and Pleun Hitzert.  The unit has downstairs a small lounge combined with kitchen and a bathroom, two (upstairs) bedrooms (queen & twin), To access the bedrooms you have to go through the workshop (very private, workshop is not being used). Max 4 persons.

Please take note, you have to climb stairs to reach the bedrooms.




$249.00 per night

DAKOTA - a stay to remember

The Lily now offers you the opportunity to stay in a true icon of aviation – an original 1944 Dakota. Although it won’t fly you to tropical destinations any more, we do believe it will provide you a level of comfort and luxury that is ‘more first class than first class’.



A description of the facilities from the nose down;

The cockpit gives you a glimpse of the plane as it was in its flying days. The former navigator’s room now accommodates the bathroom with a toilet and a shower. The forward half of the passenger section has been converted into the bedroom. The bedroom floor is slightly sloping, but don't worry, the beds are horizontal. Further down you will find the living area and kitchen which are situated next to the double entrance doors. These cargo doors open onto the outside covered seating area which provides spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Stirling Range.




The plane is self-contained with 2 single beds, high quality linen, towels, reverse cycle air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen with fridge, cook- top, microwave and food essentials like (real) coffee, tea, sugar, milk, oils, spices, etc. In the living you will find a TV, DVD, sound system, a selection of DVDs, CDs, games and books.

The Dakota sleeps a maximum of 2 persons.


HISTORY in a nutshell

Our plane was built in 1943/44 in Long Beach California and was issued to the Netherlands East Indies Transport Section, based in Brisbane, Queensland, where it was used for transport duties on behalf of the Royal Dutch Indonesian Airways (KNILM). The aircraft operated supply flights for Dutch military units, and later the airlifting of liberated Dutch POWs from New Guinea to Australia. After the war many Dakotas were sold to the commercial airlines around the world.

In her days, she was a technological marvel and still is one of the most iconic and successful planes ever build. The Dakota is also known as DC3, C47, Gooney Bird, Sky-train, Sky-trooper and many more names. Designed in the early thirties for the big airlines in the USA but quickly adopted for the war effort and was very much instrumental helping to end the 2nd world war. The vast majority of the thousands of Dakotas were built for the war effort.

In 1947 our plane found a home at the KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) and later Garuda. She did service in our region till 21st January 1974 when it made an emergency belly landing in Broome. All seven passengers escaped injury with the exception of the engineer who was slightly injured. This was the end of active service of our bird.

The plane arrived at The Lily in September 2012.




Millers Quarters & Winery Quarters:

$159.00 per night for 2 persons, $35.00 for an additional person.


*The Dutch House & The Dutch Cottage:

$189.00 per night per 2 persons, $35.00 for an additional person.

*A surcharge of $50.00 per night may apply in case The Dutch House is requested for 2 persons only.


The Dakota $249.00 per night for 2 persons.



Breakfast Basket

Breakfast basket is available for our accommodation guests, 7-days.

Our generous and delicious breakfast basket-for-2 contains jams, home baked (and home grown & milled) stone-ground wholemeal Spelt bread, yogurt, cereals, juice, eggs, butter and milk. $15.00 per person.


All prices are subject to change without notice.



One night fee may be required as a deposit. Payment unless otherwise arranged we may charge your nominated Credit Card before your arrival of the full amount. Full amount is payable when the booking is canceled within 21 days before arrival. NO charge if we are able to fill the accommodation again in time.






9793 Chester Pass Road - Amelup (Stirling Range National Park) WA 6338 - Western Australia.

For information please call

Landline 08 9827 9205 - Mob Pleun 0427 279 206 - Mob Hennie 0427 279 205

E-mail: The Lily

E-mail: thelilydutchwindmill@bigpond.com

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