Woodlands Rainforest Retreat

4.5 Star Australian AAA Rated

137 Manby Road, NARBETHONG, VIC, 3778

Overview

Woodlands Rainforest Retreat is an Australian Tourism Award winning short break destination for adult couples, a hideaway retreat offering a rare combination of indulgent luxury and nature based experience in a truly secluded temperate rainforest in the mountains of the Black Spur.

The architect designed self contained cottages are situated in rainforest remnant on 40 acres overlooking the fern gullies of the Hermitage Creek.pEach cottage is hidden in its own separate enclave within the rainforest, offering complete seclusion, both from each other and the outside world. They are completely out of sight, overlooking beautiful fern gullies and a private bushland lake, with the sound of the babbling Hermitage Creek in the background. There are no neighbours....only the wombats, wallabies, echidnas and platypus (if you listen very carefully). Guests are able to enjoy a unique part of Australia, a temperate rainforest with native flora and fauna featuring magnificent birdlife. All of these wonders can be enjoyed from the huge elevated deck of each cottage. Or through the floor to ceiling windows that frame the wonderful backdrop.

Woodlands offers a rare opportunity for guests to enjoy this wonderful environment without compromising on their comfort or luxury, while protecting the integrity of the natural environment. The cottages act a perfect "hide" - protecting the rainforest from human interference while allowing guests to enjoy the beauty of the rainforest.

The cottages were designed by local architect David Underwood, and are split level and open plan with huge windows that look out at a wallpaper of living forest. Crafted from local materials - polished mountain ash floorboards,recycled myrtle beech benches and radially sawn yellow stringybark exterior cladding, the cottages blend into the surrounding bush so perfectly that they seem part of the rainforest furniture.

Room Descriptions

Getaway Package - 1 night minimum

Includes tea and coffee making facilities, bed linen, bathroom amenities and luxury towelling. Three course meals,BBQ, picnic & breakfast hampers, in-house massage also available. Open fireplaces not in use during declared fire danger period.

Getaway Package - 2 night minimum

Includes tea and coffee making facilities, bed linen, bathroom amenities and luxury towelling. Three course meals,BBQ, picnic & breakfast hampers, in-house massage also available. Open fireplaces not in use during declared fire danger period.

Getaway Package - 2 night minimum December Midweek Special

Includes tea and coffee making facilities, bed linen, bathroom amenities and luxury towelling. Three course meals,BBQ, picnic & breakfast hampers, in-house massage also available.

Getaway Package - 2 night minimum Last Minute Weekend Special

Includes tea and coffee making facilities, bed linen, bathroom amenities and luxury towelling. Three course meals,BBQ, picnic & breakfast hampers, in-house massage also available. Open fireplaces not in use during declared fire danger period.

Luxury Package - 2 night

Includes one gourmet BBQ pack with bottle of Yarra Valley wine and a local produce breakfast basket. 1.00 pm checkout. No open fires during declared fire danger period.

Luxury Package - 3 night

Includes one gourmet BBQ pack with bottle of Yarra Valley wine and a local produce breakfast basket. 1.00 pm checkout. No open fires during declared fire danger period.

Massage Indulgence Package - 2 night

Includes one gourmet BBQ pack with bottle of local wine and a local produce breakfast hamper, a luxury massage each and a 1.00pm checkout.. Both massages are provided simultaneously by two qualified therapists in the privacy of your bungalow. Open fireplaces not available during declared fire danger period.

Massage Indulgence Package - 3 night

Includes one gourmet BBQ pack with bottle of local wine and a local produce breakfast hamper, a luxury massage each and a 1.00pm checkout.. Both massages are provided simultaneously by two qualified therapists in the privacy of your bungalow. Open fireplaces not available during declared fire danger period.

Car Parking Details

Each cottage has its own carport right at the front door.

Travel Directions

Woodlands is 20 km east of Healesville on the Maroondah Hwy. Travel over the Black Spur and turn left into Manby Road - 3 kms past Dom Dom Saddle. Proceed 700 metres down Manby Road and turn left into Woodlands driveway. Follow the signs to Reception.

  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Barbeque grills
  • Bilingual staff
  • Breakfast
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Free parking
  • Gym / Fitness Centre
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Ice machine
  • Indoor parking
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchenette
  • Luggage Storage
  • Massage services
  • Non-smoking rooms/floors
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Umbrellas

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