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A Twist of Willow Experience

Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Enjoy a truly memorable overnight experience, being able to enjoy some of Australia's most iconic animals at night when they are most active. This getaway is ideally suited to families, groups and couples who would like to see something different. Each room type has a dedicated animal network channel which allows guests to watch our animals during the night in the comfort of their accommodation like Wilbur our Southern Hairy Nose wombat, Milly and Rubyn our Kangaroo island kangaroos, our two new dingo pups and more.

During your stay, guests can accompany Steve and Loo on their feeding rounds (late afternoon) and enjoy close up, memorable encounters which truly make your stay one to remember. Self guided tours of the animals at night is also an enchanting experience and allows you to really get to know the antics of native animals including Kangaroos, wallabies, Paddemelons, emus, gliders, tawny frogmouths and all our farm yard animals.

A Twist of Willow's, new Willow Lodge has been specifically built to cater for up to eight guests in comfort. The apartment has four bedrooms, (3 queen beds & the fourth room has 2 king singles), a large bathroom, kitchenette (free tea and coffee),extra toilet and a lovely makeup station. There are dining facilities within the lodge, free wifi & foxtel, or relax in the magnificent shearing shed complete with a fireplace and gas barbecue, whilst overlooking our citrus orchard and native wildlife.

In the warmer weather, enjoy a swim in our solar heated salt Swimming pool.

There is also parking space for four vehicles and disabled parking (please note that the building is fully disabled compliant).

We are only minutes from the popular Yarra Valley and Dandenong ranges wedding venues and wineries, transfers can be arranged by prior arrangement.

For the more adventurous guests a walk along the Warburton trail to enjoy the many wonderful cafes in Mount Evelyn is a great way to relax and refresh.

Please note our separate Emu cottage can also be booked for an extra four guests.

A Twist of Willow is a unique experience.

Emu Cottage can cater for up to four people in a studio type arrangement (one queen bed with two single bunks bedside in the same room.). The Cottage contains a bathroom, with shower above bath, (linen and towels provided),kitchenette, microwave, fridge, reverse cycle heater/ air conditioner, outside BBQ area. There is a outdoor fire pit, and the cottage is equipped with foxtel and wifi. Also enjoy a swim in our solar heated salt Swimming pool.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017


Mount Evelyn Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A Twist of Willow Experience
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Thank you.

The house was clean, comfortable and just really nice.

There was also an outdoor area with a barbecue and big communal table which was perfect for dinner.

In the evening Steve took us around the nocturnal zoo which was a surprise and really interesting. The dedication and care Steve and Loo show for the property and the animals is inspiring.

Thanks again! Highly recommend this as an awesome getaway for family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Amazing property and people!

  • 5 of 5

We were made to feel welcome here from the first time we spoke to Steve and Loo. As soon as we arrived at the property they were so accommodating and friendly. When it was feeding time for all the animals on site they let us come around with them to feed and pet the animals. (My favourite was the kangaroos!) They went out of their way to get to know us and make sure our stay was a unique experience. They are both so passionate and very involved in the service they provide and this authenticity is what makes the experience so memorable.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanx for the wonderful feedack, it was fun having you and your lovely family here and good on your sister for facing her fears with such a big bird,patting the on her bird list will have to be an ostrich...
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing find. We stayed with four kids and we could not have asked for more. We stayed in the four bedroom lodge and found it very spacious and clean. The property itself was great for the kids, lots of room to run around and plenty to do. The highlight was the mini sanctuary on the property, so many animals and we were even treated to a private tour of all the animals, with the kids being able to pat and hold them. I cannot speak highly enough of the hosts, taking so much time out of their day to ensure we had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our menagerie, it was nice meeting you and your family. Loo, Steve and family.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

A Twist of Willow Lodge was a great stay. The kids loved feeding the animals- chickens, lambs, goats, horses, alpacas and breeds of kangaroos. There's eggs to be collected and fruit to be found too. The owners Loo and Steve are really accomodating and go out of their way to ensure you are enjoying your stay. Lots to do for those with active little ones and peaceful surrounds for those who seek to relax.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks, the next addition to our menagerie hopefully will be a wombat and kyton is keen to get some reptiles. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfect for our large group

  • 5 of 5

A mixed group of adults, teens and younger we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cabin, Queen and King room. Lots to entertain with animals and farm plus spacious and comfortable accommodation. Great for attending a near by wedding.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Loo, Steve & menagerie.
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Caringbah South, New South Wales, Australia

Great stay in yarra valley

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, Steve and Loo absolutely lovely, enough room for our two families with outside entertainment area or as we called it the man cave

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Steve , Loo and family.
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Other Activities:

Wineries, weddings, zoo


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 8 guests. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 guests

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