What our guests have to say
about Wombat Bend



  • 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 female looking for a nice getaway, this place is safe and Bill and Sue (and Angus) will look after you. … More 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!
    Stacey ★★★★★ in the last week
  • 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 pocket of serenity, overlooking a tranquil lagoon that is enfolded in a wonderfully rich array of plant and … More 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.
    Sue ★★★★★ a week 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. It always feels like home away from home, where we can relax completely in the comfort, beauty and serenity … More of this fabulous hide-away. Dear Sue & Bill, thank you, thank you, thank you! ❤
    John Buchanan ★★★★★ 2 weeks 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 short little stays has been so helpful in allowing me to unwind whilst also get away from it all to concentrate … More 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.
    Marissa Willcox ★★★★★ 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 ★★★★★ 4 months 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 ★★★★★ 4 months 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 ★★★★★ 5 months ago
  • We had the most peaceful time at Sue and Bill's beautiful home. We stayed for five nights and didn't even leave the property! Sue and Bill are so warm and welcoming, and meeting their beautiful Airedale Angus and the neighbour's friendly horses made the stay extra special. We loved just … More sitting out on the deck watching all of the incredible birds and the beautiful changing light around the billabong. The house itself is so comfortable and cosy, with everything you could possibly need - plus a very generous amount of food and treats! We can't recommend this place enough as the perfect escape from the city. We're looking forward to coming back soon. Thank you so much Bill and Sue, you're really wonderful people and your love and care for stewarding the land is so evident at this special place.
    Georgia Windrum ★★★★★ 4 months 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 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 ★★★★★ 4 months 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