Moorabinda Lodge

127 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda
  • 1-8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3-6 Beds

A luxurious lair with valley views and retro vibe

Property reviewed by Stephanie Mikkelsen on Friday, May 26, 2017

First stepping inside Moorabinda Lodge is almost akin to walking onto the set of a cooler-than-cool independent movie or a high-fashion photo shoot. This property is that good looking. The Robin Boyd-designed lodge got its start in 1962. Fast forward almost 50 years and Moorabinda Lodge underwent a stylish renovation that while injecting a decidedly 21st-century quality has also retained much of the 1960s feel.

Thanks to its hillside perch, the Lodge gifts its guests with rolling views across the Yarra Valley and Great Dividing Range plus nine acres of gardens. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the entire lodge mean guests will never miss out on vista gawking but that best place to drink in the panorama is from the kitchen-adjacent deck. Naturally, a beverage in hand is recommended.

Moorabinda Lodge is insanely family-friendly. The third bedroom feels as though it made for kids by kids with a sleepaway-camp feel, heaps of floor space and even a bed tucked away in a hidden loft. The kid-happy kit continues outside, courtesy of a large trampoline, fort-inspired play area and a tree rope-swing.

Adults aren’t forgotten either, and groups of grown-ups can gather in the library for pre-dinner aperitifs by the crackling fireplace. A second lounge can be kept as a quiet room for reading or watching movies. Come together around the dining table for meals made using local ingredients, or head out to dine at one of the region’s top eateries. Coonara Springs Restaurant is just a 150-metre walk away.

Amenities

  • Deck
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining
  • Barbecue
  • Kids’ play area
  • Kitchen
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Crockery/utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Bath
  • Toiletries provided
  • iPod dock
  • Sound system
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Games
  • Books
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Internet
  • Parking

Perfect for...

  • Families
  • Groups
  • Luxury
  • Food & wine

Location

Walking distance to Coonara Springs Restaurant. Three minutes’ drive to National Rhododendron Gardens. 10 minutes’ drive to SkyHigh Mount Dandenong. 11 minutes’ drive to Sherbrooke Picnic Ground. 13 minutes’ drive to Puffing Billy Railway. One hours’ drive from Melbourne.

Price & Availability

This property can be booked instantly by credit card. Online bookings incur a 4.5% service fee, which is added to the total on the check-out page once you select a room to book.

Cancellation policy

All bookings made on Beautiful Accommodation are subject to a cancellation fee of 12.5% (of the total transaction value), in addition to the existing cancellation policy of the property:

Valley Ranges Getaways charge a $75 cancellation or alteration fee for booking changes. They do not offer refunds but will provide guests with a Coupon for the value of the monies paid for the booking less the $75 cancellation fee providing the change/cancellation is done 14 days or more from the booking date. Bookings cancelled within 14 days of the date of stay will receive 50% as a coupon. Bookings cancelled 7 days prior to stay or fail to arrive will lose the whole of the booking tariff charged.

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