Australian Bush Retreat - with local kangaroos!

From $219 / night

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • House

Surrounded by native bush land and set in historical goldfields country, Riversdale Retreat is only 1.5 hours from Melbourne and only 5 minutes from the vibrant town of Castlemaine.

Set high upon a private ¾ acre block with a re-vegetated bush garden, valley views are enjoyed from within, as well as from several outdoor living spaces. Compact, climate and occupant adaptable.

Short-listed in the 2009 World Architecture Awards, this is an eco-friendly innovative house with Japanese influences, ready for indoor-outdoor living.

Nearby walking tracks, bird life and wildlife, including neighboring kangaroos provide a unique opp...Read more


Australian Bush Retreat - with local kangaroos!
Chewton, Victoria, Australia
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Environmental Relationship and Location

Compact, climate and occupant adaptable located in semi bush.

Designed to sit off the land yet be immersed within, it can open and close to nature, views and sun.

The building is designed with bushfire and ESD principles, solar hot water, rainwater tank and is super insulated.

Riversdale is located just outside of the popular town of Castlemaine, in the small town of Chewton - approximately an hour and a half drive out of Melbourne. Daylesford, Maldon and Bendigo are all within a 30 minute drive. The property also directly borders State Crown Land, with acres of secluded walking and biking tracks.

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Last updated on April 08, 2014
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Weekend $261
$1,469$6,3172 Nights
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Rental fees

  • Fees for additional guests may apply.

Additional notes from the owner

Bookings confirmed on receipt of 50% deposit within 7 days of booking.
Final payment & bond due 14 days prior to check in.
Bond refunded within 14 days of check out.
Long weekends attract a minimum booking of 3 nights.


  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Fireplace
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove or Oven
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Satellite or cable TV
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Pet friendly - ask
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - ask
  • Suitable for the elderly - no
  • Wheelchair accessible - no

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