Woodlands Rainforest Retreat

137 Manby Road, NARBETHONG VIC 3778, Australia

At Woodlands Rainforest Retreat we provide a rare combination of genuine privacy, indulgent luxury and nature based experience in a secluded temperate rainforest setting.

The architect designed self-contained cottages are situated in rainforest remnant on 16 hectares of native forest, overlooking the fern gullies of Hermitage Creek near the tiny hamlet of Narbethong.

Just over the Black Spur, 80 km NE of Melbourne, Woodlands is beautifully positioned on the edge of Victoria’s famous Yarra Valley and is just 30 minutes’ drive from the cross country ski trails of Lake Mountain and the boating and fishing waterways of Lake Eildon, Victoria’s second largest body of water (after Port Phillip Bay).

Woodlands Rainforest Retreat has been designed and built to exceed your expectations. Each 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 wildlife, including riotous parrots and cockatoos, kookaburras, wombats, wallabies, echidnas and platypus (if you look and listen very carefully). You can enjoy a unique part of Australia, a temperate rain forest with native flora and fauna featuring magnificent wildlife.

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Check in / Check out

Check in: 16:00
Check out: 00:00

Cancellation policy

If you need to postpone your stay this can be arranged subject to availability for an administrative fee of $60.00 with a minimum of 14 days notice. We do not provide refunds. Any cancellations within 14 days or failures to arrive on the due date or cancelled days after arrival will be charged at full rate. All at our discretion. Please note that any bookings involving check-in and check-out on 24th and 25th December as well as 1st January need to be confirmed by phoning management on 03 5963 7150


Contact Details


137 Manby Road
Narbethong VIC 3778