Omaroo High Country Retreat certainly lives up to its Indigenous name meaning beautiful view. Nestled on the edge of the Strathbogie Ranges, Omaroo is a small rural property set on a hillside with views to Lake Eildon, 3 kilometres from the township of Bonnie Doon.
Providing the perfect location for exploring Victoria’s High Country, Omaroo will delight Skiers & Snowboarders in Winter, Water Sports & Outdoor Adventure enthusiasts in Summer, and serve up year-round indulgences for those simply wanting a relaxing country getaway within easy reach of Melbourne.
With Lake Eildon and the Great Victorian Rail Trail at the doorstep, 15 minutes from Mansfield and with Mt Buller only 45 minutes away, Omaroo features two different accommodation options – The Cottage and The Farm House.
During your stay enjoy the comforts of the generous amenities provided. From coffee and tea, and basic cooking essentials, to luxe bathroom amenities, Omaroo will satisfy your yearning for indulgence. Add the convenience of free Wi-Fi, ample car parking, acres of farmland to explore, hills to climb and even space to park the boat, Omaroo High Country Retreat is the perfect location for your next high country adventure.
Whether you want a quiet relaxing weekend away or need a luxurious base from which to explore the Victorian High Country, Omaroo High-Country Retreat will not disappoint.
Omaroo features two different accommodation options – The Cottage which sleeps 6 and The Farm House that suits up to 8 guests. Both options are fully self-contained, feature stylish contemporary furnishings, luxe linens and amenties, and share access to an in-ground pool and laundry. The Cottage and The Farm House can be booked separately or larger groups can secure the entire property exclusively.
PROPERTY FEATURES & AMENITIES
Both The Farm House and The Cottage have fully equipped kitchens stocked with the basic essentials. All guests are provided with luxe linens and indulgent bathroom amenities.
Pets & Animals
Omaroo is totally pet friendly so bring your pooch or even tether your own horse in one of the paddocks.
With 5 acres of hillside acres to explore there’s hills to climb, a dam filled with turtles and frogs to find, and an assortment of farm animals to meet.
There’s an abundance of kids games, plenty of books, TV, games consoles and free Wi-Fi to use and enjoy.
Guests at The Cottage and The Farm House share access to a large in-ground pooi, perfectly adding to the enjoyment of your stay at Omaroo.
There’s ample places to park your car, motorbike or recreational vehicle and room for your boat or horse float.
SEE & DO
Exploring the Region
From stunning mountains, country towns and rural villages the area is perfect for day trips. Closer to Omaroo discover Bonnie Doon, Lake Eildon, Lake Nillahcootie and the Strathbogie Ranges. Head to Mansfield then venture beyond to Merrijig, Mt Buller, Mt Sterling and the Delatite River Valley. Or travel further afield to the Howqua River Valley and on to the tiny hamlets of Jamieson, Kevington and Woods Point. And that’s just a sample of the many places to explore.
Omaroo is your gateway to the high country. The area is home to Victoria's traditional mountain cattlemen who share a rich history of living and farming in the High Country. To truly experience their unique high country heritage you’ll have to visit one of the many local attractions such as Craigs Hut at Mt Serling (as featured in the film The Man from Snowy River), or Fry’s Hut and the Howqua Hills Historic Area set in the Howqua River valley.
Food & Wine
The streets of Mansfield are rich with history and gourmet options, featuring a monthly farmers' market, award-winning restaurants and produce stores full to the brim with local bounty. Recharge at renowned restaurants, or fill your basket at provedores and farm gates, all brimming with local delights. Taste regional wines at family-run cellar doors, or discover the vibrant craft brewery scene and wineries, where you can pick up a good drop to take to the slopes or pack into the boat esky for a day on the lake.
Festivals & Events
Time your High-Country adventure to enjoy one of the many local events and festivals. From the Mansfield Farmers Market held on the fourth Saturday of each month, to the Mt Buller Beer Festival and High Country Cycle Challenge in March, the Merrijig Rodeo over the March Labour Day Weekend or the Opening of the Mt Buller Ski Season in June, there’s a full calendar of events to experience.
Victoria’s high country provides perfect places for adventure and relaxation, year-round. In winter hit the Alpine areas at Mount Buller and Mt Stirling, and return in the warmer months for water sports in nearby Lake Eildon & Lake Nillahcootie, or pack the 4WD and head into the bush. Try your hand at one of the many adventure sports such as rock climbing, skydiving or bush walking, or go fly-fishing at one of the many river valleys.
Ride the High Country
The High Country's stunning mountains, valleys, rivers and lakes are a favourite destination for horse riding and cycling action. For cyclists there's plenty of options from dizzying mountain bike challenges to meandering rail trails. For horseback riders whether you're a novice or experienced rider, there's a trail for you in the heart of Australia's biggest recreational riding area and plenty of local tour operators to choose from.
“WOW! What an absolute pleasure it was to stay on this amazing property. The kids had a blast exploring the dam and the farm in general. Thanks for the warm hospitality and allowing us to share a little of your paradise”