Billabong Falls

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Escape to this award-winning Phillip Johnson Landscapes garden and lush forest retreat. The majesty of our space is in our outdoor billabongs and waterfalls seen from the comfort of your bedrooms. This used to be our home, and now we hope to share the tranquillity with you. The forest surrounding Billabong Falls is made up of towering Mountain Ash trees—some of the largest trees in world. Wallabies and kookaburras can sometimes be spotted in this truly energising landscape, a perfect patch of paradise.

Located in the gorgeous township of Olinda in the Dandenong ranges, our house is just a short 50 minute drive from the Melbourne CBD, after a stay at Billabong Falls removed from city life, you will be renewed by natures bounty.
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Features and Amenities

2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bathroom
Air conditioning


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

Additional Information

Find a beautifully appointed kitchen with breakfast basket including fresh free range eggs, cereal, fresh bread and a pantry with lots of basics. The living areas are spacious and open with magnificent views down to the garden and the forest beyond.

This is a truly unique property which has won numerous awards for its beauty and sustainable practice. Phillips Olinda home was also the inspiration for his winning garden at the International Chelsea Flower show.

Only 7 minutes drive from the Olinda township, and 20 minutes from the beautiful Yarra Valley this is a weekender that will delight on every level. You will not find a property like this anywhere else.

The property is fully heated and air-conditioned with decking on both sides of the house allowing for indoor outdoor living and magnificent views down to the natural pool and waterfalls.

Enjoy exploring the amazing native garden, take your towel outside for an energizing private outdoor heated shower. You won't want to leave...

Park in the undercover carport next to the house and enter off the decking, (please DONT drive under the house as the driveway is too steep for most cars) you will have access to this entire property to explore and relax in. A stunning natural waterhole awaits and a second billabong with multiple waterfalls sets the scene beautifully. Native plants are the stars of this garden but you will also find a plentiful seasonal veggie patch for you to use.

- Self check-in with lockbox
- No smoking inside

Mid week stays - We run a landscape design studio from another building on the same property. The office sits behind the house and the blinds will be drawn so the garden and pool with be private.

You might see a couple of cars come an go from the driveway but the carport will be reserved for guests. The house looks out to the forest and garden/pool and the bedroom windows have 1 way glass.


  • Base Price $600 / night
  • Weekend Price $600 / night
  • Extra People $25 (adult) and $0 (child) / night after 2 people


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Walking At The Rj Hamer Arboretum

Discovered by Jaccob & Sunshine
An arboretum is essentially a ‘tree gallery’ with plots of different species laid out over a large area. These trees come from all over the world and there’s beauty to be found at every time of the year....

Mushroom Hunting At Kalorama Oval

Discovered by Jaccob & Sunshine
If you can find yourself some pine trees in autumn or winter, you might be lucky enough to find the pine’s best friend: saffron milkcap mushrooms! Delicious and easy to identify, but make sure you do your research....

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.

Lysterfield Park Mountain Bike Trails

The trail network is made up of existing management vehicle tracks and the newly designed State Mountain Bike Competition Course (built for the 2006 Commonwealth Games)....

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....

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....

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