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Woodlands Rainforest Retreat

Victoria, Australia

Woodlands Rainforest Retreat provides a rare combination of genuine privacy, indulgent luxury and nature-based experiences in a secluded temperate rainforest setting.


Just over the Black Spur, 90 minutes northeast of Melbourne, the retreat is beautifully positioned on the edge of Victoria’s famous Yarra Valley. Also just 30 minutes’ drive from the cross country ski trails of Lake Mountain and the boating and fishing waterways of Lake Eildon, Woodlands Rainforest Retreat is perfect for a 'getting away from it all' escape.


Woodlands Rainforest Retreat has been designed and built to exceed expectations. Situated on 16 hectares of native forest, a collection of architect-designed self-contained cottages overlook the fern gullies of Hermitage Creek.

Each cottage is hidden in its own separate enclave within the rainforest, offering complete seclusion. With spectacular views of fern gullies and a private bushland lake, the private hideaways are utterly romantic – the only sound you'll hear here is birdsong and the sound of the nearby babbling Hermitage Creek. Your only neighbours? Wombats, kookaburras, wallabies, echidnas, colourful parrots and cockatoos, and even the illusive platypus. This is the place for a laid-back Australian escape.

At Woodlands we understand that guests rarely want to leave their cottage once they have arrived as fireside dining in winter and alfresco dining on the deck in summer are so popular. We have enhanced the experience by making high quality chef-prepared meals available. We include linen table napkins and mood-enhancing candles to add to the experience.

The Yarra Valley is a world-class, world-renowned wine region, reminiscent of Bordeaux or Burgundy in the South of France, or the Tuscany region of Northern Italy. It is a place of unspoilt pristine beauty, where the water and the air are clean and crisp, and the views are spectacular. Visit the Marysville region to be a positive part of its regeneration. Head outdoors for a scenic walk or relax with a glass of Victorian wine and a fabulous meal of fine seasonal produce.

Best Room For Two
All four of our Rainforest Cottages are designed exclusively for couples. They are genuinely private and very luxurious. Truly "luxury in the wild".

Couples Will Love
Couples on a romantic holiday will love the joy of being secluded in the rainforest with a front row seat to natural wonders, where an echidna may amble along the forest floor, a or a wallaby could be nibbling on fern fronds at the window - all viewed from the luxury of your Rainforest Cottage.Our couples massages have proved a real winner with Woodlands' guests for many years now - two qualified massage therapists conduct your massages simultaneously in the comfort of your cottage.

Contact Details
137 Manby Road, Narbethong, 3778, Australia
Contact No.: +61 3 5963 7150


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