Sue and Bill provide a wonderful nature filled getaway. We loved every minute of our stay. The birds were amazing. Taking that walk around the billabong everyday was magical. Thank you so much for your hospitality. We would stay again anytime.
I was fortunate to spend seven nights at The Burrow, and they went by so quickly. Every morning you wake up to birdsong, and throughout the day the view over the billabong changes subtly as different animals come and go. Whether you are staying for a holiday or using this as a writers retreat, The Burrow is the perfect surrounds - peaceful and beautiful without being too quiet or lonely. The breakfasts provided were amazing, and I was incredibly well fed the entire stay. There is lots to see in the surrounding area - restaurants, distilleries, and the TarraWarra art gallery is nearby too. But, if you wanted to spend your whole time at Wombat Bend, there is much to enjoy there too - walks around the billabong, peaceful reading spots, and the cosy cottage itself. Will definitely visit again!
A fantastic comfortable, relaxing stay in a stunning environment. The Burrow is beautifully presented. Sue & Bill are the nicest hosts providing the most genuine & warmest hospitality. They have thought of & provided everything we needed to make ours a very memorable stay. I cannot speak highly enough of them and The Burrow. Thank you Sue & Bill. x
Words cannot describe adequately the magic I felt when I visited the Burrow at Wombat Bend. The natural setting with the billabong is home to so many species of birds. It was wonderful to watch and listen to the huge variety of birds from the tiny blue wrens to the raucous cockatoos and parrots. Bill and Sue have created a real paradise here - plants, shrubs, and trees have been chosen carefully to attract a wide variety of species of birds. The dozens of strolls I took around the large property opened up new observations of bird behaviours as well as numerous photo opportunities. Lots of benches around for just sitting and observation if that is your style of a visit. Sitting on the veranda which surrounds the cottage allowed me to fully appreciate the tranquility of the place as the birds routinely waddled, strutted, and flew by totally at ease with my presence; these creatures recognize that they are in a safe and welcoming environment. This truly is a nature lover’s paradise.
The cottage itself is spacious, well appointed with comfortable furnishings, and the library of books on a huge variety of topics is extensive as well. A cozy seating area with lots of beautiful hand made throws, a desk that looks out on the billabong, and a fully equipped kitchen comprise the main room. You can lay in bed (heated mattress pad for added luxury) and look out the large window as birds come to a natural feeder hung from the roof eaves if you wish a lazy lay in. The bathroom comes with exquisite amenities; the shower is huge and natural lighting from windows strategically placed high up along the roof line. Luxury exemplified!
The hosts, Sue Forrester and Bill Molyneux, are so very knowledgeable and welcoming. Questions about birds or plants are welcome; however they stay out of your way unless you ask for their help. If you wish and love dogs they may even let one of their Airedales join you as you walk around seeing everything this natural (but created by Bill and Sue) setting has to offer; otherwise the dogs are quiet and rarely visible
Winter, summer, spring, or fall, the Burrow at Wombat Bend is truly a magical place for anyone!
Literally in the heart of the picturesque Yarra Valley at Dixon’s Creek, the Burrow Is a quiet and peaceful haven. Close to wineries, restaurants and Tarrawarra gallery. Sue provided us with lots of goodies including local cheeses. This was our third visit and hopefully not our last! Clean and attention great attention to detail. Lots of chairs outside with views of the lake and the many birds visiting. And no neighbours!