Alkira Eco-Glamping Retreat

Yurt in Emerald, VIC
100% Recommended
2 people
No pets
Alkira Eco-Glamping Retreat is located on a stunning 40-acre property in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges at Emerald.
As you look out of your straw-bale Yurt, you can see both the distant Warburton Ranges, as well over-looking a fern-lined creek dotted with towering Mountain Ash trees. The Yurt faces north and therefore enjoys a sunny aspect.
It is hard to believe that this secluded piece of paradise is only an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD.
The unique design of the straw-bale Yurt has a wonderful ambience, which is both warm in Winter and cool in Summer.
Close attention has also been paid to the design of the outdoor kitchen, and toilet/shower facilities; plus attractive outdoor seating areas.
Alkira is only 10 mins drive from Emerald, (home of the Puffing Billy steam train). There are plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants, wineries and tourist attractions in the area.
Alkira Eco-Glamping Retreat – experience a totally different world, picturesque and serene, but less than an hour from Melbourne.

PLEASE NOTE: We have spent a lot of time sourcing bedding, cushions, homewares from all around Australia. We hope you can understand how much all these items mean to us. So could you please refrain from eating or drinking on the bed to avoid damaging the cushions and throws etc and be careful and delicate with all our homewares. Any damages will incur a charge or a replacement fee.
Gift this

Features and Amenities

1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom
Outdoor fireplace


  • Check in after 2pm
    Check out before 10am
  • Minimum booking: 1 night
Cancellation Policy: Receive a full refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information


  • Base Price $190 / night
  • Cleaning Fee $25
  • Security Deposit $500


The map shows the listing location and awesome adventures nearby.

Listing location
Adventures nearby

Adventures Nearby

Here are some details about the adventures nearby. Refer to the map for their location.

Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake park is our premier park and tourist attraction the Dandenong Ranges. As one of the destination points for the iconic Puffing Billy, the park offers a range of activities including picnics, walking trails, paddleboats and fishing – something for everyone. (10 minute drive from Alkira)...

Olinda Falls

Located in the cool climate of the Dandenong Ranges, Olinda Falls is an ideal spot to have a peaceful picnic. The leisurely walk to Olinda Falls is only 500m and is shaded from the car park all the way to the falls....

Sherbrooke Falls

Follow a track that meanders through an impressive forest containing the tallest flowering hardwood in the world, the Mountain Ash. Admire the lush ferns below and keep an eye out for the Lyrebird, which can often be seen within the forest. The falls are most remarkable after rain when the Sherbrooke Creek cascades over rocky outcrops. (2.4km return)...

Dandenong Ranges National Park

The National Park is home to crystal clear streams, waterfalls and creeks and has an widespread network of walking trails that allow you to discover all the peaceful hidden spots. With many a picnic ground to be found. The Park is interspersed with small villages and roads - the legacy of the regions time as a timber harvesting area in the 1800’s. Kurth Kiln Regional Park is just across the road...

1000 Steps Rainforest Walk

The 1000 Steps Walk is a tradition for fitness enthusiasts across Melbourne. Finishing the 3km trek one of the most popular walks in the Dandenong Ranges National Park. Do not underestimate its steep terrain.
Plaques along the trail portray the lives of the soldiers who fought and died on the real Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, during World War II. Note weekends on this Track can be extremely busy, particularly in the mornings.

Eastern Sherbrooke Forest Walk

This forest walk allows you to see the changing vegetation of the area. Admire towering Mountain Ash and Stringybark trees and lush ferns. Keep an eye out for wildlife including lyrebird living together with wombats, wallaby, echidna, possums and powerful owls. (6.6km return)...


Email Verified
Phone Verified
Travel is everything to me, I love finding new places, unusual places, places people don't normally look for. I like to be different, creating things that people may have not seen before. I get inspired every time I travel and now I get to create my own unique place to share with everyone. I hope you enjoy my special space..
Ask a Question

Reviews (19)

100% Recommended


17 Apr 2019
Alkira has to be one of the most magical places we’ve ever stayed. They’ve left no stone unturned for details from the music as you walk in, to the cozy blankets, marshmallows, face masks and so much more. We spent a lot of time at the outdoor kitchen and making friends with the local animals in amongst the grape vines. We are still buzzing from the experience and can’t recommend it enough to everyone!...


12 Apr 2019
Alkira Eco-Glamping Retreat is a hidden Treasure, It is the most calming, tranquil, stylish and harmonious getaway accommodation we have ever stayed at. The Yurt is warm and cosy, it is styled beautifully, the out door kitchen quaint and the outdoor toilet and bathroom are clean and well located. It overlooks the beautiful serene bushland and hills, sitting outside at the fire pit and watching the sunset in the evenings and waking to the beautiful sunrise each morning with the sun glistening in through the windows and birds chirping was amazing. It was a fabulous getaway from our Everyday! We took a drive to the Dandenong ranges and found the most breathtaking Sanctuary William Ricketts Sanctuary is a must see, it has beautiful Art works from this amazing artist in every corner of the well preserved park, A wonderful legacy left for us all to enjoy. Another visit was to Sky-high in Mount Dandenong you can enjoy the maze and gardens, picnic area but the views are spectacular while enjoying a drink from the the licensed Bistro & Cafe. I highly recommend this getaway to everyone who wants to Getaway from their Everyday! Big thankyou to our host Emily xx...


24 Mar 2019
This was one of the most spectacular places my partner and I have stayed at. We still can’t belive this beautiful hidden gem is right on our door step! We will definitely be back 😌...
$190per night

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Start date

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

End date
No payment required yet
$190per night