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Woodlands Rainforest Retreat

Marysville and Surrounds Chalets/Villas/Cottages From $410/night
5 stars


Check In: 16:00|Check Out: 00:00



Woodlands Rainforest Retreat provides a rare combination of indulgent luxury and nature based experience in a truly secluded temperate rainforest setting.

Woodlands Rainforest Retreat is a short break destination for adult couples, a hideaway retreat offering a rare combination of indulgent luxury and nature based experience in a truly secluded temperate rainforest in the mountains of the Black Spur. The four architect designed self contained bungalows are situated in rainforest remnant on 40 acres overlooking the fern gullies of the Hermitage Creek.

Each bungalow is hidden in its own separate enclave within the rainforest, offering complete seclusion, both from each other and the outside world. They are completely out of sight, overlooking beautiful fern gullies and a private bushland lake, with the sound of the babbling Hermitage Creek in the background. There are no neighbours....only the wombats, wallabies, echidnas and platypus (if you listen very carefully). Guests are able to enjoy a unique part of Australia, a temperate rainforest with native flora and fauna featuring magnificent birdlife. All of these wonders can be enjoyed from the huge elevated deck of each bungalow. Or through the floor to ceiling windows that frame the wonderful backdrop.

Woodlands offers a rare opportunity for guests to enjoy this wonderful environment without compromising on their comfort or luxury, while protecting the integrity of the natural environment. The bungalows act as a perfect "hide" - protecting the rainforest from human interference while allowing guests to enjoy the beauty of the rainforest.

The four bungalows were designed by local architect David Underwood, and are split level and open plan with huge windows that look out at a wallpaper of living forest. Crafted from local materials - polished mountain ash floorboards,recycled myrtle beech benches and radially sawn yellow stringybark exterior cladding, the bungalows blend into the surrounding bush so perfectly that they seem part of the rainforest furniture.


  • Air Conditioned
  • Air Conditioning
  • Arrival / Departure lounge
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ
  • Bedding
  • Bike Hire
  • Breakfast Provisions
  • Car Parking
  • CD Player
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Deck
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Gay friendly
  • Gym/Fitness room
  • Heating
  • Ice machine
  • Internet Access
  • Internet Access Available
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Linen Available
  • Linen Provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Non-smoking floors
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Not suitable for children
  • Off-site undercover parking
  • On-site parking
  • On-site undercover parking
  • Reverse Cycle Airconditioning
  • Room service - limited service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Self Contained
  • Self service laundry facilities
  • Spa
  • Spa/Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Stereo
  • TV
  • Wifi access
  • Wood Fire

Map & Directions

137 Manby Road, NARBETHONG VIC 3778, Australia


Woodlands is 20 km east of Healesville on the Maroondah Hwy. Travel over the Black Spur and turn left into Manby Road 3 kms past Dom Dom Saddle. Proceed 700 metres down Manby Road and turn left into Woodlands driveway. Follow the signs to Reception. Do not rely on your GPS to find our exact location. Even using accurate co-ordinates, some mapping companies will direct you into non-existent roads. Tow trucks can be expensive!

Cancellation Policy

If you need to postpone your stay this can be arranged subject to availability for an administrative fee of $60.00 with a minimum of 14 days notice. We do not provide refunds. Any cancellations within 14 days or failures to arrive on the due date or cancelled days after arrival will be charged at full rate. All at our discretion.

Please note that any bookings involving check-in and check-out on 24th and 25th December as well as 1st January need to be confirmed by phoning management on 03 5963 7150