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Kangaroo Ridge Retreat offers simple but elegant cabins set above the mists of Healesville in the Yarra Valley. We offer you your own private cabin looking out onto the Healesville mountains with everything set up ready to go. Steal away from your wedding reception to stay on the ridge for a memorable and private first night together as a wedded couple.
We offer a range of wedding packages for wedding night arrivals and mini honeymoon escapes. Access for parking from 1pm can be arranged - but must be prearranged. For your wedding night check-in, we work closely with your driver so that everything will be ready for you to just arrive and go straight in.
Our packages have been created from our experiences of couples taking advantage of a mini retreat after the festivities and before they return back to everyday life. Depending on what you select, prepare with the bridal party in the cabin, arrive to a styled honeymoon cabin with a midnight snack after the reception, experience an in cabin couples massages on your second day with a BBQ pack to toast out the first private evening together.
Your stay is completely independent with everything you need in the cabins prepared for you to enter and make yourself comfortable. Everything will be set up ready for your arrival, the midnight snack prepared and styled, with the cabin refreshed and the larder stocked with enough local produce and wines and beers for your weekend away. You don't have to bring any additional food or wines with you. If you need more drinks, let us know and we will gladly fill it back up for you.
Our packages include seasonal breakfast provisions that can be enjoyed at your time and pace. We are generally only 20 minutes away from all the major wedding venues located in the Yarra Valley. Please contact us directly if you would like to reserve the both cabins for family or the bridal party. Inspections welcome but are subject to available times.
Please note our limited edition package 'Just for the Night' includes our Italian Date Night In on arrival instead of breakfast provisions. We promote guests to head to a local cafe to support the local businesses. Naturally, our larder and complimentary coffee, teas and hot chocolate are available in the cabin.
Cabin size: open plan 40 sq.m. plus outdoor area
Maximum occupancy: 2 adults (one queen size bed)
Breakfast: Hamper provisions for the duration of stay
Bathroom en-suite: washbasin, separate shower and double spa
Kitchenette: Licensed with local produce from the Larder
Balcony: Balcony for private use
Parking: Dedicated private parking
View: Full mountain view
- DVD Library
- Air Conditioning
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Non-Smoking Rooms
- Fresh linen supplied
- Non-Smoking Property
- Fire Place
- BBQ Area
- Free Parking
Terms & Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS - INTRODUCTION
These terms and conditions apply to all accommodation and Extras made available by Beckimon Pty Ltd as Trustee for Kangaroo Ridge Retreat (hereafter ‘Kangaroo Ridge Retreat ’) through the property Kangaroo Ridge Retreat. By making a booking for accommodation or Extras, guests warrant they have read these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by them subject to such changes as are notified to them. If the booking for accommodation and/or Extras is made through a third party, the terms and conditions of that third party also apply.
CHECK-IN ARRIVAL DETAILS
Check-in is from 4pm, and check out is 11am. Use of the cabins including parking before or after check out is not permitted unless prior arrangements have been made with management.
All guests will receive a personalised check-in email prior to arrival with check in details and directions to their cabin.
Please refer here for further details regarding our COVID-19 cleaning practices. As part of our tourism industry obligations, Kangaroo Ridge Retreat asks all arriving guests three questions before they arrive. We ask on the date of arrival but prior to check-in:
Whether any arriving guests are unwell;
Whether either guest has travelled internationally or to a location deemed a red traffic light by the Victorian Government in the last 14 days;
Whether either guest has been in contact with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
For bookings made on or after April 6, 2020, consider the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its associated Victorian Government measures on your travel plans as our standard cancellation policy applies.
If the Victorian Government were to enforce localised lockdowns and restrict non-essential travel in and out of the local areas, we will be proactive and will be in direct contact with our guests to discuss their options. We offer guests affected by local lockdowns with additional flexibility and will be actively helping to look for alternative dates for their stay. If we are unable to find a date in the near future, we will give credit for the amounts paid. This credit is valid for three years. In addition will will honour the room rates and packages originally booked with Kangaroo Ridge Retreat during the credit validity period. If a guest were to choose to cancel without a government directive, our normal cancellation policy applies.
As part of our obligations, we also collect the names and contact details of both guests staying in the cabin. We are using the Department of Health and Human Services QR Code. The following details will be asked to be collected from your and your partner while you are staying with us.
All accommodation is subject to availability. Kangaroo Ridge Retreat will endeavour to provide the accommodation but reserves the right to refuse requests for bookings or actual bookings. Kangaroo Ridge Retreat generally requires a two night minimum stay.
Unless otherwise stated, there is a three night minimum stay:
- Christmas/New Year holidays: 23rd Dec – 2nd Jan
- Easter Holidays: Good Friday – Easter Monday
Rates are per room, per night based on two-person occupancy. Maximum occupancy per retreat is two people.
Pets are not allowed.
Smoking is not allowed.
All persons staying in the cabin must be over 18 years of age.
Please note our limited edition package 'Just for the Night' includes our Italian Date Night In on arrival instead of breakfast provisions. We promote guests to head to a local cafe to support the local businesses. Our larder and complimentary coffee, teas and hot chocolate are available in the cabin.
CHECK-IN ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DETAILS
Check in time is 4pm.
Check out time is 11am.
Use of cabin facilities before or after check out is not permitted unless prior arrangements have been made with management and is subject to availability and extra fees. This includes parking.
Children aged 17 and under (including infants) are not catered for and Kangaroo Ridge Retreat reserves the right and full discretion to not accept bookings for children within this age bracket.
LIQUOR LICENCE REQUIREMENTS
Kangaroo Ridge Retreat is a licensed venue. Any guest or patron who does not adhere to the requirements of the Liquor Licence Act, as directed by staff, will be asked to leave the premises.
‘Extras’ includes any tours, pre-drink purchases, transport services and activities and experiences made available through Kangaroo Ridge Retreat , whether by Kangaroo Ridge Retreat or by a third-party operator. All Extras are subject to availability, minimum participation requirements & prevailing weather conditions at the time of operation. Kangaroo Ridge Retreat will endeavour to provide the Extras, or facilitate the third-party operator in providing the Extras, but reserves the right to refuse requests for bookings or actual bookings. Any Extras may be cancelled up to the time of departure if it is the opinion of the relevant third-party operator that the weather or any other conditions are such that it would be unsafe to conduct the Extra. A full refund of the value of the cancelled component of the Extra will be applicable in this event.
All bookings and Extras must be confirmed with a 50% deposit at the time of booking. A booking confirmation email must be obtained. If a booking confirmation email is not obtained, the booking is not confirmed. A booking confirmation email must be obtained. If a booking confirmation email is not obtained, the booking is not confirmed. It is the responsibility of guests to review the booking confirmation email and promptly advise Kangaroo Ridge Retreat if there are any errors or misunderstandings.
By providing credit card details, guests warrant they have the authority to use the credit card and they authorise Kangaroo Ridge Retreat to charge the cost of their booking(s) as well as charges associated with their stay to that credit card. Where guests make bookings for Extras during their stay, the Extras price will be charged to their room for full payment through the guaranteed credit card.
In the event Kangaroo Ridge Retreat or a third-party operator cancel an Extras booked by guests, all monies paid for that Extras booking will be refunded in full within 14 days of the date of cancellation. The liability of Kangaroo Ridge Retreat arising from any cancellations of accommodation or Extras by Kangaroo Ridge Retreat or a third-party operator is limited to the amount paid for the cancelled booking.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Following a stock take of the in-room larder and honesty bars after guest check out, Kangaroo Ridge Retreat reserve the right to charge any items not paid for by the guest at the time of check out to the guaranteed credit card for that room.
Gift vouchers are valid for 3 years from date of purchase. All Gift Vouchers are redeemable based on current accommodation pricing until the expiration date. Any vouchers used outside of 12 months from the purchase date may incur additional charges due to price increases. Bookings must be confirmed within the validity period.
Gift Vouchers are non-refundable, not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Voucher reference number must be quoted on booking. Voucher is redeemable in one visit only. Please note, Kangaroo Ridge Retreat generally requires a minimum of two nights stay. For voucher package valid for specific day arrivals (such as Sunday to Thursday), additional charges are applicable for reservations arriving on Friday or Saturday.
Gift Vouchers are currently not redeemable for our online shop.
If travelling to the Kangaroo Ridge Retreat during the bushfire season on days rated by the CFA as high or above high risk, please check current advice on the CFA website www.cfa.vic.gov.au before making your trip. Kangaroo Ridge is located in the CENTRAL DISTRICT. The location of Kangaroo Ridge Retreat has in the past been subject to bushfires. On days listed by the CFA as CODE RED we will attempt contact with you to discuss options. A bushfire within close vicinity (within 50km) of Kangaroo Ridge Retreat can prevent guests from reaching or leaving Kangaroo Ridge Retreat because it would be unsafe to do so. Due to this we recommend that all guests purchase appropriate travel insurance when visiting Kangaroo Ridge Retreat. By making a booking at Kangaroo Ridge Retreat you agree to the terms and conditions set out in the Kangaroo Ridge Retreat Bushfire Policy.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure the safety of all guests at Kangaroo Ridge Retreat. If access to Kangaroo Ridge Retreat is officially cut off (as determined by CFA and Victoria Police) and is still cut off at 12pm on the day the you are due to arrive; your booking will be cancelled and you will receive a gift voucher for the full value of your cancelled booking.
If roads are subject to closures in the area, but access is not officially cut off by CFA and Victoria Police at 12pm on the day of your arrival, you may proceed at your own risk and your booking will not be cancelled. No refund will be given if you choose to cancel your booking. Where a road is officially cut off (as determined by CFA and Victoria Police) but a reasonable alternative route is available; you may proceed at your own risk and your booking will not be cancelled. No refund will be given if you choose to cancel your booking. If access is cut off (as determined by CFA and Victoria Police) and you are prevented from leaving Kangaroo Ridge Retreat, you must pay for any additional accommodation at Kangaroo Ridge Retreat resulting from your prevented departure. Your safety is very important to us. Any changes to bookings or access routes resulting from a fire event will be attempted to be communicated to all guests with sufficient notice by the Kangaroo Ridge Retreat team via phone as a preference or any means practical after that.
A credit card must be provided to Management upon confirmation of your Booking
Upon departure and the return of all keys, the cabins will be inspected.
The guests will automatically be charged the total cost on the credit card on file, in the following circumstances:
- Any item is stolen or removed from the premises;
- There is any damage caused to Kangaroo Ridge Retreat property, by the guest or anyone invited onto the property by the guest. Examples include but are not limited to any breakage, damage or excess cleaning requirements.
- The guest breaches any of the listed Terms and Conditions
Any damage loss or expense incurred by Management as a result of your breach of these Terms & Conditions will be charged against the credit card on file. If the payment is declined the guest will be contacted and must provide an alternative credit card number so that payment can be processed on day of departure or otherwise authorised by Kangaroo Ridge Retreat, if this is not provided, the matter will be referred to Police and charges will be laid.
Kangaroo Ridge Retreat reserves the right to change services without notice.
All bookings are subject to a non-refundable 50% prepayment by credit card at the time of reservation. The balance of the booking will be charged within 7 days of a confirmed stay. Bookings made within 7 days of a stay will be charged 100% of the booking fee.
A booking confirmation email must be obtained. If a booking confirmation email is not obtained, the booking is not confirmed.
Where a booking is cancelled before 5pm, 7 days prior to the arrival date, only the non-refundable deposit will be retained.
No refund will be granted where a booking is cancelled for a stay(s) between 23rd December and 2nd January inclusive; or for the part of the booking which falls between these dates.
No refund will be granted in the event a guest does not arrive for their booking or cancels on the date of their booking and the credit card associated with that booking will also be charged for balance of the booking.
A cancellation confirmation email must be obtained. If a cancellation confirmation email is not received, the booking remains in effect.
We encourage our guests to purchase travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure a wedding package. There is a cooling off period of 28 days for wedding packages booked more than 12 months in advance. This cooling off period is only available to wedding packages offered and booked directly with Kangaroo Ridge Retreat staff or website. The cooling off period begins on receipt of the accommodation booking confirmation.
In the event of a cancellation of a wedding package within the 28 day cooling off period, a full refund is offered minus a $25.00 administration fee of the wedding package extra. After the cooling off period, our standard cancellation policy applies.