Frequently Asked Questions

Feel free to browse our list of frequently asked questions. If you have any queries that are not answered here then please contact us.


Q: What is check-in time?
A: Any time after 2.30pm

Q: What is check-out time?
A: By 11.00am


Q: What do we need to bring?
A: Just personal items, pretty much everything else is supplied.


Q: Are there minimum stay requirements on public holidays and long weekends?
A: Yes, 2 nights.


Q: Can I get mobile phone reception at Alkira?
A: Yes, Telstra and Optus mobiles work reasonably well from the cottages


Q: What is there to do on the property?
A: Bushwalking, cycling (bicycles available for hire in Warburton), bird watching and relaxing.


Q: What major attractions are nearby?
A: Visit the 'Attractions' Page listed in the navigation bar above


Q: What Else is there to do?
A: For adults there are balloon rides, lots of bushwalks and scenic places to visit, a number of famous gardens including William Rickets Sanctuary. Craft shops, tea rooms and art galleries abound and the Yarra Valley Food Trail is a real fun day out.

For families add Trout and Yabby Farms (catch your own), Healesville Maze, and the best adventure playground you’ve ever seen right in Gembrook.

Or if you like, you may relax on the farm and visit our animals at feeding time. The camels, alpacas, sheep, horses, donkey, miniature pigs, goats, cows, emu and many more...

If you’re into cycling then a short car ride away is one of the best cycle tracks in Melbourne. It follows the Yarra River all the way to Warburton and is highly recommended.


Q: Is there much wildlife in immediate surrounds?
A: Plenty, we regularly see wombats, possums, wallabies, echidnas, lyrebirds and the occasional goanna plus an amazing variety of birdlife.

Q: Is the fireplace a traditional open hearth type or a combustion stove?
A: A combustion stove for safety.

Q: Is there an adequate supply of firewood?
A: Yes

Q: How large is the spa?
A: It is an in-ground spa with plenty of room for four.


Q: Where is the spa?
A: Each cottage has its own private garden spa located next to the cottage.


Q: Is the spa ready to use when we arrive?
A: Your spa is pre-heated so that it is ready to use at your check in time.


Q: Do you supply Gift Certificates?
A: Yes, we do.