Arguably one of the most sought after locations in the Shire of Murrindindi. Flowerdale is 95 kilometres from Melbourne and set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, in the upper catchment of the Goulburn River system. Parrot Hill is a fully self contained modern house located only a stones throw from the beautiful Kinglake National Park and set peacefully on a 1 acre rural block.
All linen and towels are provided along with tea/coffee facilities and of course a selection of fruits and wine is provided on arrival to celebrate your stay. The only thing you need to bring is your suitcase.
Sit on the deck sipping a nice vino, cook a snag on the bbq options are endless. As Parrot Hill is so close to Kinglake National Park, this modern, split level, two bedroom house is ideal for a getaway of any kind. Just 20 minutes drive from Whittlesea, or less than a 1 hour drive from the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
The house is fully furnished, with modern facilities, satellite TV, wi-fi, DVD, portable stereo, a large entertaining deck where you can sit and enjoy every moment in this peaceful bush land environment. The house has a wood fire but also a split heating and cooling system. Access Netflix if you have an account.
Beds: 2 proper bedrooms. One x Queen size bed. 1 x Double Eurobed for extra guests. Ideal for small groups. No large groups, sorry.
All kitchen utensils and an electric barbecue are provided. An electric barbecue saves the wood, lighting, sweat and tears. Plug it in and away you go.
Dogs: certainly welcome in the house. Regarding the fences, if you have a dog who likes to escape, the fencing will accommodate an escape. There is not a specific enclosed area in the garden but keep your four legged friend inside if in fear of wandering.
The National Park is right on your doorstep so ideal for bushwalkers and hikers. The local store is only five minute drive away. The local Flowerdale pub is a 10 minute drive away and the larger rural towns of Kinglake and Yea are 20 to 30 minute's drive away. The Yarra Valley is about 45 minutes away.
Fishing enthusiasts rejoice because King Parrot Creek begins its life at Smith Hill near Kinglake West and ends it flow north of Kerrisdale via Flowerdale Valley and Strath Creek ending in the Goulburn River near Kerrisdale. Fishing around Strath Creek is popular.
Smith Hill is also a great location for bird watching. Smith Hill is close to the village of Kinglake West, the village of Pheasant Creek and the town of Whittlesea. From Flowerdale or Whittlesea it is about 10 minutes to drive.
Kerrisdale Mountain Railway is a unique railway built on a zig-zag formation. To gain the maximum height within the shortest distance, steep grades and tight curves also abound, with panoramic views 360 degrees to take your breath away at ‘Summit Station’. You can arrange a visit to the museum and your ticket price includes a 35 minute rail journey.
Are you an artist? A sketcher? A Reader? The deck provides a perfect location for any of these activities. Wander around the 1 acre property with barely another house to be seen.
Murchison Gap provides an amazing view across the country side. If you have time, take the 25k drive from Flowerdale via Strath Creek on the road to Broadford. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Relax on the deck with a coffee, a wine or a beer and enjoy your natural surrounds and birdlife.