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Chasing Waterfalls

In the cold of winter, we headed for the hills of the to escape amongst the trees at Billabong Falls. With a cosy fire burning and bread baking on arrival, we were instantly immersed in the comforts of this beautiful cabin.

Set below the giant mountain ash trees and tall tree-ferns, Billabong Falls is a tranquil setting for a romantic getaway. It's surrounded by the natural beauty of the Dandenong Ranges and the garden has been expertly crafted to reflect and enhance that beauty. The standout feature, of course, is the titular billabong: a natural swimming pool with waterfalls flowing into it from rocky surrounds. This space is breathtaking, feeling like your own piece of paradise. Being the depths of winter, we opted to spend our time in the equally rocky and beautiful onsen, which was wonderfully hot when we arrived.

We spent most of our time at the cabin lazing about by the fire, reading, playing games and soaking up nature. When we ventured out, we explored the numerous forests and walks around the Dandenong Ranges, picked some pine mushrooms, and browsed at the local bookshop in Olinda. This rejuvenating escape was exactly what we needed, to reconnect with nature and find some quiet and conscious time together.

Things We Did

  • Forest
  • Walk
  • Swim
Walking at the RJ Hamer Arboretum
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
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....
Swimming at Billabong Falls
The waterfalls provide a beautiful backdrop for swimming in the billabong or soaking up the warmth of the rocky hot tub, making this amazing area great for any time of the year....

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