What does Melawondi mean?

Melawondi: This is the name of an aboriginal tribe from the Dawson River district. It was selected by the railway department when the Mary Valley Line was being planned

Are you allowed to smoke inside the Luxury Studio or Spring View Cabin?

Melawondi Spring Retreat is a smoke free environment and request guests refrain from smoking inside and deck areas of the Luxury Studio and Spring View Cabin. However, there is a smoking area provided outside. If smoking has occurred in the studio or cabin an additional cleaning cost will be added to the guests account. PLEASE NOTE: We are in a bushfire prone area and sensible behaviour is expected.

Do you cater for children?

Melawondi Spring Retreat has been catered to accommodate couples only. Unfortunately, the property is unsuitable for children.

Are domestic pets allowed?

No unfortunately, due to the location of the studio and the closeness to the native wildlife.

Is the studio serviced daily?

We understand that many guests prefer to have no disturbance whilst staying at Melawondi Spring Retreat. Therefore, the Luxury Studio and Spring View Cabin are not serviced daily to respect your privacy and encourage you to enjoy a private and relaxing stay. However, should you require extra towels we can provide them for you when requested. For stays of five nights or more, the studio and cabin will be fully serviced if required.

How is my reservation confirmed?

You will receive an email with your receipt and further details of your booking.

Is there mobile phone reception?

Next G is available on the property. At times you may be able to pickup other phone services. However, this is not guaranteed.

Is breakfast included and what is included in the provisions?

Hearty gourmet breakfast provisions are included with bookings made via this website (or where stated in tariff packages) to cook at your leisure.  These provisions change seasonally and can include:

  • Fresh free range local eggs
  • Bacon from local butcher
  • Tomatoes (when available)
  • Mushrooms (when available)
  • Breakfast Muffins
  • Cereal
  • Yoghurt
  • Leaf tea
  • Coffee pod machine (and assorted coffee pods)
  • Fresh home baked bread
  • Seasonal fruit
  • Cold pressed fruit juice

Not included with Accommodation only tariff or packages unless stated.

Do you provide other meals and other packages?

Yes at an extra cost. We provide picnic lunch hampers, BBQ dinner packs and some main meals. If you prefer to eat in, please view our optional MENUS of what will be available during your stay once you have booked. We also provide massage packages, plus some activities. *** We require at least 48 hours notice to ensure you receive your meals***