Alkira Eco-Glamping Retreat

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2 people
No pets

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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.

Unfortunately kids are not permitted this is an adult retreat only.

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Features and Amenities

1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom
Outdoor fireplace


  • Check in after 2pm
    Check out before 10am
  • Weekday minimum booking: 1 night
    Weekend minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: Receive a 50% refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information


  • Base Price $212 / night
  • Cleaning Fee $25
  • Security Deposit $500


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Adventures on the Property

These are the exclusive natural wonders and outdoor activities within the property boundaries.

Pet The Animals

Discovered by Andrew & Jessie
Nothing beats being able to look and touch - no need to keep your legs and arms inside the vehicle at this lovely abode. The resident pony and alpacas are super friendly and want to get to know you, as long as you're not interfering with their scheduled grass eating.
Other things not looking to be touched but worth being seen are the array of beautiful birds that come to visit, the butterflies on the walking track and the cows out to lunch in the paddock.


The map shows the listing location and awesome adventures nearby.

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Adventures Nearby

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

Olinda Tea House

Discovered by Andrew & Jessie
Enjoy a cuppa next to the fire or side on the deck of the beautiful Olinda Tea House. The menu was a bit pricey at first glance, however there are some delicious noodle and rice dishes towards the back if you're not trying to break the bank....

William Ricketts Sanctuary

Discovered by Andrew & Jessie
A short drive from the property takes you William Ricketts sculpture walk. It's Free, which is great if you're trying to ball on a budget. The sculptures and William himself (there's a video that plays in a cabin up the trail where you're introduced to the mastermind) are a trip and worth the exploration. There are 92 clay sculptures that represent the essence of the Aboriginal culture, lifestyle and spirituality. This is an activity for the young and old with paved walking tracks....

Dinner And Storm Watching At Sky High

Discovered by Andrew & Jessie
Enjoy dinner and a bottle of wine at the Sky High restaurant where the view can't be beaten. We made it inside just before a storm rolled over us, and thankfully the lightning show didn't disappoint. The city skyline waved to us from a distance reminding us that home wasn't but a short drive away....

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)...

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