I have conducted a number of leadership programs at this venue. The location is lovely with plenty of opportunities for pleasant walks nearby. The main conference room is one of the best that I have encountered- lots of natural light, space and technical gizzmos if needed.
The best thing about the venue though is the food. Simon is an amazing chef and there is plenty of variety and quantity of food. His buffets are fantastic and he caters well for participants who have special diets. It is worth coming here just for this as I have found that some venues seem to be more interested in cost cutting than in providing good tucker.
The bedrooms are not luxurious but they are comfortable and adequate for what is needed.
The owners support a number of charities including medical expeditions to Papua New Guinea.
I often recommend this venue to clients and will keep returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We're a bit unique at the Yarra Valley Estate because as well as hosting conferences, we are popular with family groups coming away for a few days (family reunions, special birthday celebrations, etc), special interest groups (nature lovers, bush walkers, car enthusiasts etc), and host gorgeous weddings (as we are situated on 120 stunning acres of lawns, bush tracks, towering gums and native bush). We're also unique in that we have our own airstrip - so people can fly in to our property in just 10 minutes from Melbourne. Plus we have our own Wildlife Rescue Sanctuary, Babbajin Park, where rescued animals are brought in by the public, to be rehabilitated - and it's only open (by appointment) to guests staying with us. We are family owned and run and husband and wife team John & Louise Ward go out of their way to ensure you have a wonderful stay. They are closely connected with three charitable organisations, which they support financially with profits from Yarra Valley Estate. Please call us with any enquiries - and we look forward to welcoming you soon to stay with us here in the Yarra Valley. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yarra Valley Estate Dixons Creek, Australia