The yurt


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


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