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Fantastic! We (2A & 2C) stayed for a long weekend recently. The staff were fantastic in communicating with us in the lead up to ask if we wanted any additional supplies such as bbq food, wine, cheese platters or breakfast hampers, as well as to ask what our required bedding configuration was. When we arrived everything was ready, and the staff had kindly left our kids their own breakfast bags with cereal, juice, fruit and colouring in packs. We really enjoyed ourselves, so peaceful and quiet, yet wineries and other things to do just down the road. Will be back! 4fromMelbourne (Trip Advisor – June, 2019)

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‘I love everything chocolatey but a hot chocolate tops all the sweetness in the world’

A steaming, decadent cup of hot chocolate can be enjoyed all-year-round, but even more so during the colder months of late autumn and winter.

Just in time for those fresher mornings and colder nights that late autumn brings, we are delighted to add The Ministry of Chocolate’s – Hot Chocolate Mix to our mini bar.  Light your fire, curl up on the couch and warm yourself up from the inside with a cup of freshly made hot chocolate.

Are you a milk or water person when making your hot chocolate – or both, depending on your mood? 

  • Hot milk in your hot chocolate sweetens the drink right up.  
  • If you prefer water in your hot chocolate, you may not be a sweet tooth with the water diluting the hot chocolate.

Our Hot Chocolate is priced at $14.00 per pack and if you don’t finish it during your time with us, you’re welcome to take it home with you.  Marshmallows are BYO.


Date Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

enjoy live entertainment in the members’ lounge & bar every sunday afternoon

Enjoy a live acoustic performance in the Members’ Lounge & Bar each Sunday afternoon from 11.30AM.

Times: 11.30am – 2.30pm



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It’s a favourite and it’s back in readiness for those beautiful, late spring evenings; and for lazy summer lunches with friends on your private deck. To celebrate Spring, our ‘Seasonal Mini Bar Special’ returns as we welcome back the Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose to our mini bar experience for guests to purchase during their stay.

Showcasing Yarra Valley neighbour – Dominique Portet – the Fontaine Rose is the perfect wine for late summery afternoons spent lazing on your private deck as you take in the natural beauty of the surrounding private nature reserve or watch a spectacular dusk sunset after a day of exploring the Yarra Valley. 


Four Pillars 'G & T'Nothing says ‘happy hour’ more than a ‘G & T’!

As we welcome the longer days that daylight saving brings, and with the summer months just around the corner, Happy Hour is taken to a new level with the addition of the newly released Four Pillars Rare Dry ‘G & T’ – now available in a ready-to-drink can – to our mini bar offer.

Our wonderful neighbours, Four Pillars, are back-to-back winners of the IWSC world’s leading gin producer in 2019 and 2020.  They’ve taken their award winning, Rare Dry Gin to new heights with a super concentrated version that packs a flavour punch and then designed their own tonic – taking inspiration from some of the best.  They’ve tasted, tweaked and laboured over their gin experience to produce the best ‘G & T’ in a can – we think it’s so awesome we’ve added it to our mini bar for guests to purchase.

Served chilled, it’s perfect for a pre-dinner drink enjoyed on your deck as the kangaroos graze around your cottage; a refreshing summer’s afternoon cocktail with the right balance of sweet, sour and bitter or ideal for a romantic ‘picnic for two’ on the banks of the Yarra River as you try and spot our platypus family.



Date Published: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

welcoming a new cider to the mini bar

We are delighted to welcome St Ronan’s apple cider to our mini-bar offer for guests to enjoy during their stay. 

From small beginnings in the Yarra Valley, St Ronan’s burst onto the scene with a gold medal for their Methode Traditionelle Pear Cider in both the 2012 and 2013 Australian Cider Awards. In addition to these awards, winning the People’s Choice award in 2012 for the Methode Traditionelle Pear Cider cemented St Ronan’s place in the league of serious producers.

Today the boys can found on a small farm just outside the town of Healesville in the Yarra Valley, sourcing fruit from local growers, making cider and planting their own trees for the years to come.

As the flagship cider, the Methode Traditionelle is produced using the same method used for the production of Champagne. Why? ‘Because it produces an amazing drink of exceptional quality and style that the boys love to drink!’


our food philosophy
“Food tastes better when you enjoy it with family and friends.” – Anonymous

Head Chef, Brian Elliott’s passion is presenting dishes that showcase the best available seasonal produce, that has been grown by food producers he knows personally and, where possible, is locally sourced. Provenance is very important – Brian wants to know Mr Murphy – the Gippsland farmer that grows his green beans, where his oysters that will be shucked to order are sourced from, and the cheesemaker who will be supplying their beautiful produce for you to enjoy.

His desire to provide the freshest dishes for your enjoyment sees a new approach in our kitchen – we are making our own pizza dough and buns, we are pickling, curing and aging our meats – dishes including our dim sims and spring rolls that were previously brought in are now being made in-house whilst ice-cream is being made daily.

With a background in French cuisine, and a strong passion for Creole food, you will see some of these influences within the new menu; and Brian will also apply his own classically trained style to some of your favourites.

To enable us to deliver the best dining experience for you Brian, and his team, are creating dishes that can be prepared faster, are lighter in style and are presented in a refined and elegant way.

Bon appétit.

welcoming another local artisan food experience

The Ministry of Chocolate is a family-owned and run business producing high quality chocolate within 10 minutes of Yering Gorge Cottages. From humble beginnings at Farmer’s Markets across Melbourne, husband-and-wife team Drew and Karin Maddison found it increasingly difficult to produce their wares at home with two young boys wanting to taste test EVERYTHING so they took the leap and opened a large-scale kitchen.

We are excited that our guests will be able to enjoy these delicious taste sensations including their milk chocolate bar with honeycomb and the always popular freckles to the mini bar from late December, 2019.  



showcasing another local – hargreaves hill pale ale 

Keeping true to our philosopy of promoting local, we are delighted to now feature Hargreaves Hill Pale Ale in our Mini-Bar. 

A true phoenix from the ashes tale: Hargreaves Hill is the Victorian craft brewing scene’s great survivor. When bush fires tore across the state on Black Saturday in 2009 this brewery in Steels Creek was destroyed along with most houses in the region. The following weeks saw an outpouring of support for Hargreaves Hill from the craft beer community. And, just six months later, a new brewery was re-established in Lilydale, with a larger brew length, greater process control and improved bottling facilities. 




Yering Gorge Cottages is opening the door to the bounty of local wineries, brewers and food producers on their doorstep. Continuing to enhance the accommodation and destination experience we are providing, guests can now enjoy a selection of some of the Yarra Valley’s best producers straight from their mini bar including:

Coombe Farm Blanc de Blanc, Pinot Gris and Shiraz – home of the iconic soprano, Dame Nellie Melba, their Estate Grown, boutique wines deserve equal recognition for their style and elegance.

The new mini bar offer complements the upgrades to our continental breakfast basket undertaken earlier in the year including a selection of teas from Yarra Valley Tea and coffee sourced from local roastery – Silva Coffee

FOOD & DRINK experiences

Yering Gorge Cottages Hamper Menu provides a selection of food experiences for guests to have waiting for them on their arrival.  In addition to the always popular ‘cheese platter’ and cooked breakfast hamper, guests can enjoy a charcuterie board and selection of Coombe Farm wines.  A full selection of food and drink packages can be found here





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