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“A Great Australian Wildlife Experience”

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Yelverton Brook Eco Spa Retreat & Conservation Sanctuary
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Reviewed 2 May 2011

We spent an amazing two nights, 19-20 January 2011, at this wonderful eco-friendly conservation sanctuary. The enclosed area with wire fencing which kept all the free roaming animals within the very large compound has about 5 chalets, a mix of 1- bedroom and 2-bedrooms. Each chalet is named after an Australian native tree. Suitable for family or a romantic couple getaway. The largest chalet can accomodate 6 people. This sanctuary is located about 25km north of the Margaret River township.
We arrived at about 5.30pm at the office and received a very warm welcome from Joy together with a freshly baked large loaf of bread hot from the oven. We were told that the animals would come by to our chalet soon once they smell food. We came well prepared with carrots, apples and pears to feed the animals.
The main highlight of our stay is to come up close with the kangaroos, woylies, bandicoots, wallabies... and we did just that...feeding them off from our hands! It was indeed a wonderful and great experience. It is like staying in a zoo, and almost felt like in a safari. Every morning and evening, the animals would come to our chalet. The kangaroos will scratch on our glass door for more food. The bandicoots comes by from the roof of our chalet. The parrots come during day. On the top of refridgerator of each chlaet, you will find small portion of animal / bird feed placed in a container with descriptions as to which food is for which animals.
The chalet we stayed is very clean, well-maintained and well-equipped with almost everything for one's stay...even with a BBQ stove. You are also encouraged to seperate your trash accordingly into the different bins for proper disposal. Each chalet is sited far enough within the large compound to protect each occupant's privacy. There is milk, cereal, butter, eggs and jam provided.
Time went by so quickly during our short stay... we love the wildlife... we love the tranquil natural surrounding... we will come back to stay when we visit the Margaret River region next time...

Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 May 2011

Kids loved the Roos & Woylies to bits & we all thoroughly enjoyed the spa. Comfortably within reach of Busselton & Margaret River. Beautiful surroundings & lovely owners!

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Reviewed 20 April 2011

What a fantastic getaway. Joy and Simon have put so much work and love into the grounds and the cabins. You could not ask for more amenities within the cabin. Books galore, DVDs, magazines you name it, it was there. Excellent loaf of bread supplied upon booking in, butter, OJ, cereals and food for the wildlife were all supplied. We were a little sceptical about the wildlife coming to join us in the evening, but 5.30pm came and our first little visitor (kangaroo) arrived to be joined by another one shortly after and soon we were inundated with woylies, a bandicoot and possums. They loved our apple and carrots and of course, the supplied seeds/grains.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2011

As first timers at Yelverton Brook Spa Retreat we were very pleased with what awaited us on arrival. A very comfortable and extremely well looked after chalet with outdoor hot tub. All we had to take was our food as everything else had been catered for by the owners who obviously love what they do, as all care is taken to make sure their guests have a wonderfully relaxing time during their stay. You are not far from either Busselton or Margaret River so you can do as much or as little as you like, and if you love Australian animals then you are going to LOVE this place as you will have many visitors in the evenings and at breakfast time. Just remember to take lots of fruit and vegies to feed the animals.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2011

We spent two nights in February 2011, having made a late booking.
Received a very warm welcome from Joy, along with freshly baked bread, butter, milk and free range eggs.
The wildlife we saw was superb and "up close"(kangaroos, bandicoots, possums woyleys amongst others). The chalet was one of the best equipped (dvd, ipod docking station, film selection etc) we've come across.
A real treat

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 118 Roy Rd, Margaret River, Western Australia 6280, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Margaret River
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 51 Speciality Lodging in Margaret River
Price Range: RM743 - RM1,053 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Yelverton Brook Eco Spa Retreat & Conservation Sanctuary 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Found just 15 mins from Margaret River, Busselton & Dunsborough, set in one of the State's few private, fully eco-certified 100ac conservation sanctuaries. Here friendly native fauna visits your doorstep, wildflowers flourish and enjoy the meandering walktrails through the bushland. The perfect setting for romantics, couples travelling together & families plus visiting nature enthusiasts. Offering fully self-contained chalets, with private 6 person "spas under the stars". Set in 100acs offering peace & privacy and to provide a sense of escaping back the very essence of the natural bush.A welcome food package for your arrival day contains, freshly baked bread, small fresh milk, butter, free range eggs, local paper & maps. Plus special feed for the friendly wildlife.Plus special packages, day spa treatments, even a Private Chef option. ... more   less 
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