The village of Mount Evelyn is just a 1 kilometre walk away from the Retreat along one of the lovely walking trails.
A Day in Mount Evelyn
Walk along the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail and get a coffee from The Organic Store House before crossing over the road to browse the creations in Jodee Creations. Next door you will find wonderful home wares at Auld Alliance Merchants where you can also do a workshop in painting with Annie Sloan Chalk paint. Turn the corner to Wray Crescent and enjoy a sustainable lunch at Billy Goat Hill. Walk back accross to the Rail Trail and admire the old station house before continuing north where you will eventually see a turn off to the Owl Lands reserve. After searching for Mount Evelyn's favourite owl, the Powerful Owl return to the village for the best Lindt Hot chocolate at Heart & Soul Cafe. Head back to Mount Evelyn Retreat along the picturesque Aqueduct Trail when you can pick up your car for a trip down to Kuranga Native Nursery to browse their incredible range of plants and souveniers or you can head in the opposite direction to do some unique grocery shopping at Organic Empire.
The delights of the Dandenong Ranges and the Yarra Valley are just a short drive from Mount Evelyn Retreat
The Yarra Valley
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