Amenities

 
 
 

The yurt

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What was once an old open-air artists studio on our property has now been lovingly transformed by hand into the straw-bale yurt named Alkira. The luxurious interior comes with everything you need for a quiet escape.

 
  • Linen and towels provided

  • Breakfast provided

  • Indoor heating

  • Outdoor fire pit

  • Porch kitchenette

  • External toilet and shower

  • Games, radio, books and magazines

 

The Property

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Our cozy hut is nestled amongst the mountain ash trees and rolling hills of Emerald in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges, less than an hour from Melbourne’s CBD. Situated on a 40-acre property - which is a mix of farm and bushland - this slice of paradise is the perfect country getaway.

 
  • Fern-lined creek

  • Native bushland

  • Local birds and wildlife

  • Horses, cows, calves, alpacas

 
 
 

where to eat

  • The Patch Store

  • The General Food Store, Emerald

  • Kallista Tea Rooms

  • The Independent Gembrook (a little further but so worth it!)

  • Spencer’s Store, Gembrook

what to do

  • Puffing Billy Steam Train

  • Glen Garrow Park Trees Adventure, Belgrave

  • Tesselaar’s Tulip Festival

  • U-Pick Berry Picking

  • Bushwalking / hiking (see below)

 

local shopping

  • Epoch, Kallista

  • Leaf Studios, Kallista

  • Emerald Gardens Nursery

  • Behind The Trees, Emerald

  • Belgrave Emporium

  • Belgrave Big Dreams Market (2nd Sunday of the month)

local sights

  • Emerald Lake

  • John’s Hill Reserve Lookout

  • Dragons Nest (Neuman Track, off Grantulla Road Kallista)

  • Grants Picnic Ground (and surrounding walks)

  • Sherbrooke Forest

  • Alfred Nicholas Gardens