Only 5kms from Healesville, Minkara offers peaceful surrounds only minutes away from the finest restaurants, cafes, wineries and some of Victoria's largest tourist attractions. Please do not use your navigation devise to find us as it appears to take you to wrong location. We are on the Healesville Kinglake Road in Chum Creek.
Minkara Homestay is a self-contained studio style setup in the idyllic Yarra Valley in Victoria, offering comfortable accommodation close to Healesville and its popular wineries, restaurants and cafes, National Parks, Healesville Sanctuary, RACV Club, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery and racetracks. Minkara offers stylish open plan living with a fully equipped kitchen, a double bath designed for 2, and breathtaking views on 10 acres.
An ideal romantic getaway or a place to relax, Minkara Homestay is LGBTI friendly.
We are NOT a bed and breakfast so we don't provide food (there is tea and coffee). We do however provide a fully equipped kitchen including oven, stove, microwave and dishwasher. The local supermarket (Coles) is open til midnight and there is an organic farmers market on every Saturday morning until 1pm, or just head down into Healesville and enjoy some of the fantastic local cafe's and restaurants.
The cabin is heated by a full size Coonara wood heater which is your only source of heating (please ask for assistance if you do not know how to light the fire) and there are fans and an evaporative cooler for summer.
We ask if you can please remove your shoes when entering the cabin.
There are loads of bicycle and walking tracks nearby. We have bicycles you can use, or you can laze around our property and admire the scenery, wildlife, including kangaroos, echidna and our horses.
We have adequate paddocks for you to bring a couple of horses. Riding is straight out from the property.
Tilgang for gjester
Check in is from 2pm. Check out is 11am but we are flexible with these times as long as there is no crossover of guests, so please ask prior to arrival.
You can pat the horses over the fence but please do not enter their paddock without permission. Do not approach the kangaroos as they are territorial and can become aggressive. You are free to move about the property and down to the spring fed dam, which is quite deep and cold. Swimming in the dam is not permitted.
Interaksjon med Gjester
During your stay, we will give you plenty of privacy as the cabin is situated away from the main home, but if you need assistance, we are often tending to our own animals and the property. Feel free to stop for a chat or recommendations on where to wine, dine, shop or ride.
Andre ting å merke seg
Operating instructions on how to use the fireplace and oven available. Brochures on things to see and do in Healesville available.
Puzzles and board games provided.
Candles for bath provided.
We ask if you can please remove your shoes before entering the cabin and to leave the cabin tidy when you check out if you would like to receive a good review and a welcome back.
If the Victorian bushfire rating or 'Extreme' or 'Code Red' is activated during your stay, you will be asked to leave the property and all money paid will be refunded for any nights not stayed.
Minkara Homestay is a NON smoking venue.