What our guests have to say
about Wombat Bend



  • 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, with a stunning billabong backdrop from the well-placed desk. Regular walks around the lush property … More 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.
    Louise Claire ★★★★★ in the last week
  • 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 is made for you to forget about the city!
    We had such a great weekend and we're really sad
    … More to leave the place 😭
    We'll come back for sure!
    Jimy from SportsHosts ★★★★★ 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 and surrounded by Victorian wine country. The land surrounding the Burrows is a botanical testament to purposeful … More 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.
    BradandSara Bishop ★★★★★ 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 rest and relaxation in a beautiful, peaceful and natural environment. We didn't feel the need to rush … More 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!
    Leah Bramhill ★★★★★ a month ago
  • The best thing about this property is the amazing billabong which instantly calms your soul. Bill and Sue are passionate creators and custodians of this piece of paradise. They are such friendly, interesting hosts and take pride in their property. Sue’s provisions are generous and delicious and the house … More is well set up for a few days stay. A bonus is Angus the Airedale, he is such a character and stole our hearts!
    Viryasiddhi ★★★★★ a month ago


“The dilemma we have now moving forwards is that all future accommodation will be judged against ‘The Burrow’.”

Laurie & Don - April 2021


“We look forward to our 4th visit in another season so that we can see all of the magic of this amazing oasis…”

Mandy & Graeme - December 2020

Other years

“The wildlife in particular was a highlight for us and we feel very privileged to have seen the fairy possum. The Burrow is just perfect!”

Bruce & Chantel - 2015