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Woodlands Rainforest Retreat provides a rare combination of indulgent luxury and nature based experience in a truly secluded temperate rainforest setting.

Woodlands Rainforest Retreat is a short break destination for adult couples, a hideaway retreat offering a rare combination of indulgent luxury and nature based experience in a truly secluded temperate rainforest in the mountains of the Black Spur. The four architect designed self contained bungalows are situated in rainforest remnant on 40 acres overlooking the fern gullies of the Hermitage Creek.

Each bungalow is hidden in its own separate enclave within the rainforest, offering complete seclusion, both from each other and the outside world. They are completely out of sight, overlooking beautiful fern gullies and a private bushland lake, with the sound of the babbling Hermitage Creek in the background. There are no neighbours....only the wombats, wallabies, echidnas and platypus (if you listen very carefully). Guests are able to enjoy a unique part of Australia, a temperate rainforest with native flora and fauna featuring magnificent birdlife. All of these wonders can be enjoyed from the huge elevated deck of each bungalow. Or through the floor to ceiling windows that frame the wonderful backdrop.

Woodlands offers a rare opportunity for guests to enjoy this wonderful environment without compromising on their comfort or luxury, while protecting the integrity of the natural environment. The bungalows act as a perfect "hide" - protecting the rainforest from human interference while allowing guests to enjoy the beauty of the rainforest.

The four bungalows were designed by local architect David Underwood, and are split level and open plan with huge windows that look out at a wallpaper of living forest. Crafted from local materials - polished mountain ash floorboards,recycled myrtle beech benches and radially sawn yellow stringybark exterior cladding, the bungalows blend into the surrounding bush so perfectly that they seem part of the rainforest furniture.


  • Ceiling Fan
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Barbecue
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Linen Available
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Fireplace
  • Car Parking
  • Non-smoking floors
  • On-site parking
  • Off-site undercover parking
  • Arrival / Departure lounge
  • Spa/Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Ice machine
  • Bike Hire
  • Breakfast Provisions
  • Linen Provided
  • Self Contained
  • Heating
  • Internet Access Available
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Balcony
  • Spa
  • Bedding
  • Laundry facilities
  • Deck
  • CD Player
  • TV
  • Wood Fire
  • Not suitable for children
  • Room service - limited service
  • On-site undercover parking
  • Self service laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Gym/Fitness room
  • Wifi access
  • Air Conditioned
  • Internet Access
  • Reverse Cycle Airconditioning
  • Cooking Facilities

Map & Directions

137 Manby Road, NARBETHONG VIC 3778, Australia


Woodlands is 20 km east of Healesville on the Maroondah Hwy. Travel over the Black Spur and turn left into Manby Road 3 kms past Dom Dom Saddle. Proceed 700 metres down Manby Road and turn left into Woodlands driveway. Follow the signs to Reception. Do not rely on your GPS to find our exact location. Even using accurate co-ordinates, some mapping companies will direct you into non-existent roads. Tow trucks can be expensive!

Cancellation Policy

Sensess strongly advise taking travel insurance

All reservations are subject to availability. Reservations made on Sensess Resorts website are considered conditional until a confirmation number is given to you to substantiate the reservations by email. Sensess may from time to time communicate with you to re-confirm the reservations and to prevent any simulated bookings.

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Sensess reserves the right to impose a cancellation fee. For any booking that requires payment on check-in to the resort booking must be cancelled by the time indicated on the reservations confirmation before arrival to avoid loss of payment.

Cancellations after this time or no-show are subject to a cancellation fee which will be charged to the credit card used to guarantee payment of your account. Any cancellations within 14 days or failures to arrive on the due date or cancelled days after arrival will be charged at full rate. A no-show is when you do not check-in on the night of your booking reservation.

Should you wish to amend any reservations modifications may be made by contacting the resort prior to 14 days of arrival. An administrative fee of $60.00 to cover costs with a minimum of 14 days’ notice. Sensess will not be liable should it fail to provide its products and services due to no availability or outside the same financial year. We do not provide refunds on deposits and this is the limit of the resort’s liability.

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