A mudbrick Bed & Breakfast
in the Yarra Valley

Relax and enjoy the tranquillity…
soothe your soul by the banks of our billabong.

Everybody falls in love with The Burrow – it invites you to take your foot off the pedal, sink into a chair and breathe. The sense of welcome, the snuggly rugs and soft pure linen, the permission to lose yourself for an hour in a book, or investigate the treasures throughout The Burrow. There’s no To Do list here, put the kettle on, put your feet up, gaze through the window and let the billabong work its magic.

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Why do couples keep returning for more? Some say it is the breeze through the trees, the richness of birdsong and the frog chorus at night. For others, it’s the shimmering water, the lemon perfume of the early spring wattle, and the flash of the bronze wing pigeon. Witnessing the moon rising over the billabong, or the early morning mist, with crunchy frost underfoot – every time you visit, there’s something new.

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What guests are saying

5.0 63 reviews

  • Avatar Stacey ★★★★★ in the last week
    This place is beautiful and idyllic. The sounds of nature and the bird songs will restore your soul. Please do yourself a favour and book in 3 nights! 2 nights is just not enough. If you are a single … More female looking for a nice getaway, this place is safe and Bill and Sue (and Angus) will look after you. They are amazing hosts. They will chat to you but also leave you to your own devices as well. Can recommend the pre-dinner option as it’s nice to not have to cook! Sue’s cooking is amazing. The extra provisions provided are delicious. My soul is now well rested and refreshed from staying here. I will be back. Thank-you so much!
  • Avatar Sue ★★★★★ a week ago
    If you are craving a taste of Australian biodiversity, unspoilt by incessant city hubbub: this is a top pick! Nestled in the beauty of the Yarra valley, hosts Sue and Bill have created an amazing … More pocket of serenity, overlooking a tranquil lagoon that is enfolded in a wonderfully rich array of plant and animal life. Staying in their hand built, mud brick-timber cottage, indulges a fine combination of environmentally harmonious living with soothing luxuries of linen sheets, an expansive shower room, timber furniture and captivating views that transform across the day and unmask their many facets of beauty with changing weather. A home cooked meal can be added into the package and what a generous spread we were served after a full day riding some of the amazing bike tracks through the gorgeous surrounds. We also enjoyed a fabulous time chatting with our very knowledgeable hosts in the company of their good-natured Airedale Angus, in front of the fire pit; as the dusk settled in and the sparks wafted up to join the spectacular clear night sky of sparkling stars. Highly recommend this accommodation.
  • Avatar John Buchanan ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    How wonderful it has been to return to The Burrow (four times now) to be welcomed at the gate by Angus, and enveloped once more in Sue and Bill's generous hospitality and warmth of friendship. … More It always feels like home away from home, where we can relax completely in the comfort, beauty and serenity of this fabulous hide-away. Dear Sue & Bill, thank you, thank you, thank you! ❤
  • Avatar Marissa Willcox ★★★★★ a month ago
    I’ve stayed at the burrow 3 times over the past year to write and relax and it’s honestly one of the best b&b’s I’ve ever stayed in. Finishing my thesis has been so stressful, so even having … More short little stays has been so helpful in allowing me to unwind whilst also get away from it all to concentrate on the work. I can’t recommend sue and bill’s burrow highly enough to any writers out there. You can request a catered option which allows you to focus on the writing, and Sue is such a good cook. I will definitely be back, hopefully next time to write a book ? Thanks again to Sue and Bill for your warm welcome everytime. See you soon.

A unique Yarra Valley Bed & Breakfast on 5 acres of thriving wildlife habitat

Wombat Bend is evergreen, long flowering and all native Australian.  Come and immerse yourself in this inspiring natural landscape, its sounds, textures, light and movement.  Our dream was to create a sustainable, ecologically balanced landscape, full of life, vibrant and ever-changing with the seasons.

Our property with its life-giving billabong is a sanctuary for over 150 species of birds and other wildlife throughout the seasons – you never know who you might meet during your visit.

We’ll look forward to welcoming you to Wombat Bend

Sue & Bill


We are located on Wurundjeri Country. We acknowledge the traditional owners and their ancestors of these lands and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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