Things To Do

Avalon Castle

Attending a wedding nearby at Avalon Castle? We are only a few kilometres from this stunning wedding venue and are more than happy to work with you for all your accommodation requirements. Our cottages are best suited for couples but can accommodate an extra person with our fold-out ottoman.

Want to have a great night at the wedding you are attending and not worry about driving there or getting home? We offer a drop-off and pick up service for an extra fee. Please discuss your needs with us at the time of booking.

Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy is one of Victoria’s premiere attractions, see the Dandenong Ranges in a unique way you will never forget. The service runs from Belgrave to Gembrook and stops at Menzies Creek, Emerald, Lakeside, Cockatoo. Trains run daily with a dinner car running on Friday nights.

Dandenong Ranges

The beautiful Dandenong Ranges offer a host of attractions and things to do. Some of Victoria’s best National Parks within a short drive. Wildlife, Bush Walking, Bike Riding and much more. The Dandenong Ranges offer a wonderful selection of food and wine throughout the hills. Go for a drive and see for yourself!

Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is famous for its food and wine, some of the world’s best wine varieties come from the region, only a short drive and you are in the heart of Victoria’s wine country, most wineries offer cellar door sales. If you love cheese and smoked meats you can’t go past our local Chieftains Smokehouse.

Their fabulous platters are perfect treat relaxing the afternoon away. We can organise a platter for your stay – just see our packages page.

Healesville Sanctuary

Visit Healesville Sanctuary and explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife. Get up close to just about every Australia animal, bird, reptile and more. After visiting the sanctuary the town of Healesville offers a wide range of cafe’s and restaurants.

Local Markets

There are a wide range of local markets that happen each weekend in the hills. Here are just a few local to our cottages that you might like to take a look at during your stay.

Cockatoo Country Market
1st Saturday of the month 8.30am -1.30pm
75-77 Pakenhan Rd Cockatoo

Belgrave Dream Big Market
2nd Sunday of the month 9am-2pm
St Thomas More’s Primary School Belgrave

Emerald Craft and Produce Market
3rd Sunday of the month 9am-3pm
Cnr Kilvington Dr & Main St Emerald

Gembrook Market
4th Sunday of the month 9am-2pm
Gembrook Community Centre, Gembrook