Updated: Aug 24
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED : ROSETTE MEDIA TRAVEL PANEL
The tagline reads... " spacious cottages in beautiful surroundings" - the tagline hits spot-on in defining the wonders of this place, this gorgeous accommodation set in the centre and heart of Yarra Valley and Eastern golf course, where the mammals roam freely, from Eastern grey kangaroos, swamp wallabies to wombats and echidnas. Nothing beats see teams of kangaroos, up close and personal, hopping around during dusk and dawn and almost throughout the entire day, right outside our cottages across the 120 acre countryside...roaming freely in their natural habitat! Amazing!
A night at Yarra Valley is best-spent at these lovely homely comfortable modern yet spacious cottages. Truly a stunning natural setting, perfect for those who love nature and wanting to escape the briskness of city life and for those who seek calm, solace and serenity, just an hour's drive from Melbourne city. The check-in process was expeditious, with no fuss, instructions were clear, and they were standing by, ready for me when I arrived, and breakfast is all ready at our cottages as explained and ready for the next day, when we arrived at our Cottage.
Waking up in the morning, the magpies, ravens and cockatoos were already flying around to welcome the morning light; the sulphur-crested cockatoos proved formidable and majestic, making a grand entrance on the ledge right in front of our cottage porch; it was a sight to behold, to be amazed, to awe...such wondrous bird life and fauna, which is a testament to Yering Gorge Cottages undertaking an Australian first in setting a new environmental benchmark that has support from the Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne Water and the Commonwealth of Australia through their referral under the EPBC Act; environment preservation and sustainability are key values omnipresent throughout our stay.
Yering Gorge Cottages prides itself as an eco-friendly nature retreat, providing an immersive, nature-based accommodation experience. It is set against the backdrop of the Christmas Hills and Dividing Ranges, where bushland intersects with the Yarra River. Yering Gorge is well-emplaced geologically as one of the rare places on Mother Earth, where a river flows from a plain into a gorge, and this unique phenomena forms part of the catchment area for the nearby Sugarloaf Reservoir State Reserve which can be found tucked away in the nearby Christmas Hills.
We stayed at one of the two Yering Gorge Cottages free-standing, two-bedroom cottages termed Maroondah Cottage, and it was absolutely brilliant! It is truly ideal for twin couples, extended families; or groups of friends travelling together. Our two-bedroom cottages include a shared bathroom with a separate bath and walk in shower; floor to ceiling panoramic windows overlooking the Yarra Valley; as we relaxed on the large private deck with barbeque, we enjoyed and sipped some lovely Yarra Valley wine. Each cottage has a kitchenette and a wood fireplace, with easy parking; facilities and conveniences included the following:
2 King Beds or 4 King Singles
Continental Breakfast Hamper
Bathrobes & Slippers
Air Conditioning & Wood Fire
Car Parking for 2 cars
Yarra Valley is so complete with multiple spots to visit, including wineries, breweries, restaurants, distilleries and natural and built tourist attractions; we have included some attractions which must definitely be a pit-stop with Yering Gorge Cottages as your base starting point.
I would recommend that guests who come and stay with the Cottages can consider taking up the Stay & Graze package - their two-night ‘Stay & Graze’ package offers an immersive Yarra Valley getaway where the beauty of Yering Gorge Cottages’ natural surrounds is complemented by a full-day grazing experience led by The Yarra Valley Touring Company.
From there, your gastronomic journey begins with coffee and cheese at Yarra Valley Dairy before heading to Chandon for oysters and bubbles. Guests will visit Yering Station for a personalised wine tasting and then it’s on to the ‘father and son’ wine making duo at Yering Farm where a Ploughman’s Platter awaits. The day concludes at Four Pillars for a ‘G & T’ paddle, so that's a full comprehensive coverage of the highlights of the Yarra Valley, with the Cottages as a base..
Along the package tour, guests are collected and returned to their cottage at Yering Gorge Cottages, ready to be enjoyed in front of a roaring fire or whilst lazing on their cottages’ private deck as they take in the serenity of the private nature reserve whilst watching a spectacular dusk sunset after a day of exploring the Yarra Valley, with a nice glass of local wine.
The ‘Stay & Graze’ package includes two nights accommodation in either a one or two-bedroom cottage, continental breakfast hamper and a full-day grazing experience of the Yarra Valley for two (one-bedroom cottage) or four adults (two-bedroom cottage). Terms & conditions apply. Alternatively you can book this tour with The Yarra Valley Touring Company as an add-on to your accommodation booking. Contact details : Information & Reservations, Telephone: +61 3 9739 0110 Email : email@example.com
In the spirit of reconciliation, Yering Gorge Cottages acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters of the Yarra Valley on which they live, work and play. They pay their deepest respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and emerging...
Yering Gorge Cottages
Website : https://yeringgorgecottages.com.au/