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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 farm and native animals. This host farm experience is ideally suited to families and small groups who would like to see and experience something different. Feed and interact with some of our friendly animals, for example minature horses, sheep, alpacas, chickens and some of our native animals, Wilbur the wombat, Milly & Rubin our tame kangaroos and admire our new dingoes.

During your stay your stay you are more than welcome to sample some of citrus orchard fruit when in season, go on a feeding tour and meet, learn about and interact with our animals.

A Twist of Willow 8 person Host Farm Lodge has been specifically built to cater for guests including people with Disabilities and mobility issues. The bedroom configuration is three queen beds and the fourth room has two king single beds. There is one large bathroom, two toilets, kitchenette (free tea and coffee) and lovely makeup station. Included in the price is free wifi and foxtel. You can also relax in our old shearing shed complete with fireplace coonara and gas barbecue, whilst overlooking our citrus orchard and native wildlife.

In the warmer weather enjoy a swim in our solar heat salt swimming pool.

There is also parking space for four vehicles, one of which is disabled parking.

We are within a short drive to Healesville Sanctuary, Puffing Billy and many of the Yarra Valley Wineries.

For our more adventurous guests who like to walk, the Warburton Trail is at the end of our street.

A Twist of Willow is a unique, relaxing experience.

More Details

Louise Scoon
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Mount Evelyn Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not allow visitors on the property at any time (those who are not paying registered guests) included in your original booking.
  • Our check in times are from 2pm onwards and check out by 10am. We cannot offer early check ins and late check outs due to commitments with our agents
  • Onsite are numerous farm and Native Australian Animals and due to regulations strictly no guests pets are to be bought onsite whatsoever.
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
  • 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: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have just added two Alpine dingo pups and another wombat to our little zoo. Take care. Loo and Steve.
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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: HomeAway
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: HomeAway
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: HomeAway
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: HomeAway
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: HomeAway
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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