YELVERTON BROOK ECO SPA RETREAT
Luxury eco-chalets with wildlife on tap
JUST A KANGAROO HOP south from Perth, Yelverton Brook has what it takes to soothe away those big-city stresses. Set in 100 acres of bushland criss-crossed with walking trails and buzzing with wildlife
– it’s a designated conservation sanctuary – this is a place to tune into life’s simple (and indulgent) pleasures.
Yelverton Brook's eco-friendly, earth and stone-built cottages are designed with no-holds-barred relaxation in mind: each has a private six-person outdoor spa where you can wallow in style under the stars
, not to mention a four-poster or canopy bed and (in some) a wood fire for cosying up.
You can even book a pampering spa treatment or massage when you’re ready to surface. Be sure to see the antics of the resident woylies
– little kangaroo-like creatures who live in a specially protected compound – and keep an eye open for possums, wallabies and bandicoots. Your hosts will provide special goodies for you to feed the four-footed residents (they apparently love muesli) and you might even find a baby roo feeding from your hand on the lawn.
Freshly baked bread
Hit the Spot
15 minutes north of Margaret River.
Bubble away before bedtime and count the stars from your outdoor spa.
Keep an eye on your lunch – those possums love nicking bananas.
Eco-indulgence in the bush.
There’s freshly-baked bread on arrival, and you'll find a well-stocked kitchen awaiting. You can take off with a picnic hamper, whip up supper in your chalet or – if you just can't face the thought of washing up – book Yelverton Brook's private chef for a top-notch dinner
served off antique silver.
Surrounded by the ocean, the Margaret River region is the perfect place for lazy days of wine tasting and over-indulging in food – as well as sinking your toes into pristine, white-sand beaches
. You can book a whale or dolphin tour or discover some of the region’s wineries, sea cliffs, spectacular surf, karri forests and stalagmite-filled caves.
Yelverton Brook Luxury Spa Eco Chalets was reviewed by Room for Romance
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Start off your al fresco dinner with the sizzling king prawns with a touch of chilli
, then go for the pan-fried medallions of Margaret River venison served with Marsala mash and blue cheese sauce
. All delivered to your front door.
Heaps of award-winning restaurants can be found within ten to 30 minutes' drive. Be sure to try Cape Lavender and Voyager Estate – both in the Margaret River area.
In your comfortable private chalet.
Apart from the fabulous breakfast hampers there is a private chef service at your disposal. Select from a large menu of modern and traditional favourites.
Inside or outside your chalet – the view is up to you.
See & Do
This is the
place for nature lovers. From the towering Karri forests to the rugged national parks, it's fabulous bush territory. You're almost certain to spot kangaroos, quokkas, bandicoots, wallabies and possums within yards of your chalet, not to mention echidnas (like very spiny hedgehogs)and exotic birds. There are miles of clean white sandy beaches within reach for sunning, swimming and surfing. Take a tour of the region’s wineries (make sure someone else is driving) and snap up some local art at one of the many galleries.
Crafts and gifts can be found at Bay Organics, while nearby Settler’s Ridge Organic Winery is the place to pick up some of the local liquid refreshment.
An extensive range of indulgent in-room treatments is available to keep you chilled and pampered. The star treatment is aptly named Sheer Indulgence – two hours of full facial and body massage.
Dine in and get to know the friendly wildlife, or take a spa bath under the star-filled skies.
Sample some of the region’s world renowned tipples at the Margaret River Wine Festival. Events and tastings are organised throughout the region.
Flex your muscles at the Ironman Western Australia Triathlon in Busselton – a test of strength and endurance that attracts world class athletes.
Roy Road, Metricup, Margaret River WA 6280
There is free guest parking
Bunbury station – 75 km
AUD 45 from the airport at Busselton
Busselton – 15km
Rooms and suites
Some chalets have queen-size four poster beds and wood fires, while all boast a private outdoor hot tub, fully fitted kitchen, CD and DVD players.
You can order special feed for the friendly local wildlife, and a private chef service is at hand to feed you.
From AUD 245
Open all year
Minimum night stay?
Two nights at weekends, three during holiday weekends and four over Easter.
Fantastic breakfast hampers are delivered to you till late in the morning.
Available morning and evening.
Well behaved youngsters are welcome.
All rooms have reverse cycle air conditioning.
Receptions of up to 26 guests can be held on site.
Yelverton Brook is an eco-retreat and has won awards for its environmental initiatives.
An infra-ray sauna is on its way.
Joy Ensor – owner