A stay at Wombat Bend is JUST what you need after the year you’ve had…
You’ll be the only guests here, surrounded by mother nature, a life-giving billabong and its birdlife, endless fresh air to breathe, a bookcase of great reads to lose yourself in, and best of all, a fire-pit at night to toast marshmallows over.

So that we’re all doing our bit to keep ourselves and everyone around us safe, we’ve put a COVID safety plan in place – to keep us all safe during this pandemic.

Meantime, stay connected with us via our facebook and instagram accounts – for a little Wombat Bend ‘fix’.

A tranquil mudbrick-and-cedar B & B
in the Yarra Valley

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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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 48 reviews

  • Avatar Louise Claire ★★★★★ in the last week
    I just came back from the most beautiful, relaxing five-night writer's retreat at The Burrow. I had the villa all to myself and you couldn't ask for a cosier place to read, write and unwind, … More with a stunning billabong backdrop from the well-placed desk. Regular walks around the lush property are perfect mood-boosters. Sue and Bill are warm, generous hosts whose small acts of kindness add to the magic. And if you choose to get your meals prepared, Sue is a great cook. A delight all round.
  • Avatar Jimy from SportsHosts ★★★★★ a month ago
    One of the most peaceful place in the Yarra Ranges to get out of Melbourne!
    Sue & Guillaume are the most welcoming hosts 🥰
    The food, the birds, the bed sheets, the place, the location... Everything
    … More is made for you to forget about the city!
    We had such a great weekend and we're really sad to leave the place 😭
    We'll come back for sure!
  • Avatar BradandSara Bishop ★★★★★ a month ago
    Sue, Bill (& Angus) have literally created an oasis of relaxation, calm, and most of all natural beauty in the heart of the Yarra valley. Refuge in the Burrows is an easy drive from Melbourne … More and surrounded by Victorian wine country. The land surrounding the Burrows is a botanical testament to purposeful restoration and conservation of native flora and fauna. Bring a telescope or just look up at night to enjoy the clear dark skies illuminated only by the Milky Way. Thank you Sue and Bill for sharing your piece of Eden.
  • Avatar Leah Bramhill ★★★★★ a month ago
    My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon with our baby recently and it was exactly what we needed after a very busy lead up to the wedding. We were able to recover and get some much needed … More rest and relaxation in a beautiful, peaceful and natural environment. We didn't feel the need to rush out and go sightseeing each day, as staying at the Burrow provided everything we needed. We lazed about and read books, walked around the property and hung out by the billabong. We had a fire at night and toasted marshmallows, while enjoying a bottle of wine. I just loved hearing the sounds of the birds and all of the wildlife, right on your doorstep. It was bliss! We loved it so much that we actually extended our stay while we were there.
    Sue, Bill and Angus the dog were the perfect hosts, providing everything we needed and checking in regularly (but not too much). We would love to return in the near future. Our son loved having the space to crawl about both inside and out, meeting the horses over the fence and playing with Angus. I'd definitely recommend The Burrow and Wombat Bend. It's a far more pleasant experience than staying at a hotel where you are confined to one room. It's heaven!

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

TAKE A LOOK AROUND

Acknowledgement
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.

Jane Edmanson and the Gardening Australia crew filmed a segment at Wombat Bend in November 2019 where the Callistemons, which horticulturists Sue Forrester and Bill Molyneux have cultivated, were at their absolute best that day.

November is ‘bottlebrush’ time at Wombat Bend. As the presenters stroll around the billabong with Sue & Bill, and around the smaller frog pond at the eastern end of the property, you see masses of Callistemons in full flower, dripping with honeyeaters.

The segment aired on Friday 9 October 2020 on Gardening Australia on the ABC.

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