Reunited in Yarrawonga

In the heart of Yarrawonga, 600m from both the town centre and Lake Mulwala, my family and I located the exquisite heritage property, the ‘House of Figs’. From the moment we arrived, we knew we were in for a magical stay. Dizzied with anticipation, we found ourselves rushing from room to room in awe of the tasteful restorations and the vintage homewares styled throughout - the result of vigorous collecting by Tegan and her family from all over country Victoria.

Taking a respite from the 40-degree heat outside, we laid low and marvelled at the intricacies and considerations that have been poured into making this 1300m2 property feel like a home away from home. As the afternoon breeze cooled our picturesque surroundings, we ventured into the backyard to enjoy the rolling lawns. We watched as the afternoon light danced off the breathtaking 100-year-old Moreton Bay Fig Trees, whose majesty undoubtedly stole the show.

On our first morning, we rose before the sun and took the fishing boat out on the water. We watched as the sky transformed into the softest shade of auburn behind the tree stumps (a sight definitely worth leaving the dreamy bed linen for) and patiently waited for a fish to bite. Surprisingly, we were the only ones on the water, apart from the cockatoos and corellas who perched uninterrupted on the tree stumps as we passed by. While floating in between state borders, I took a moment to reflect on the year that has been, the long stretch our family wasn’t able to unite and the current families that are still unable to.

After our fishing adventure, we returned to our oasis, pausing outside with a morning coffee and delighted in the young light dancing through the fig branches. We dug into the wonderful breakfast spread provided by Tegan. We then moseyed through the plans for the day ahead - swimming at the Lake Mulwala swimming pool, seeking shade under the willow trees, and enjoying more of the serenity that backyard had to offer.
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Things We Did

  • Fish
  • Swim
  • Town
  • Food & Drink
Fishing at Sunrise
Lake Mulwala is one of Australia’s premier fishing spots for native Murray cod and is deal for other water sports like boating, water-skiing and kayaking. The convenient location of House of Figs is the perfect excuse to bring your boat and park it on the property. Beat the sun for the most picturesque sunrise over the trees....
Swimming at the Lake Muwala Swimming Pool
This sectioned-off swimming pool is located within the lake, allowing for a tree-free safe swim or for you to sit with your feet in the water and enjoy the surrounds. Only a short walk from the property, you can choose to lay under the willow trees for a breezy spot to read, enjoy the picnic facilities, hire a canoe, play in the waterpark or simply jump straight in....
Visiting Rich Glen Provedore
We stopped off at Rich Glen to stock up on some delectable olive oil and skin products. This local family-owned business is truly a hidden gem, producing over 150 products as well as showcasing outstanding products in the colourful provedore. You can also locate the olive farm estate along the Murray Valley Highway for a chance to enjoy the café and surrounds!...
Avalanche Ice Creamery
After a day in and out of the sun, ice cream from the Avalanche Ice Creamery is a must! Only a short walk from the house and supposedly the best ice cream in town....

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