Despite the St Ivan Fire of February 2017, we are again able to take reservations for the Gundooee Getaway cottage (from October 2017 and beyond).

Gundooee Guesthouse

The self contained cottage provides a peaceful escape from the stresses of everyday life in the city. The fresh air and new found knowledge of the Gundooee farming systems will have you returning home enlightened and relaxed. Eating the local produce amongst the stars will nourish not only your body but your soul.

“The knowledge and insight you can gain from a short stay at Gundooee is invaluable. This opportunity is a must for anyone wanting to connect to where their food comes from and understand more about the art of farming. Rob was a fantastic host. It was an experience we will never forget.”

SCOTT LYTTLE & ANNALEISE CHALMERS
Gundooee Getaway Visitors

Getaway Packages

The Gundooee Getaway packages have been initiated (and culminated) as a result of my own realisation of a shift in the Australian food culture, and the growing number of people who are actively wanting to know about how their food is grown. There are now three basic ways in which the cottage can be rented:

Gundooee Farm Getaway

Period of stay
Two nights – one full day, and two half-days either side (6 meals) – flexible arrival and departure times.
Price
Starting from $550.00 for the two nights, and packages can be built on (upon application).
Meals
Lunch or dinner at the homestead with Rob on two of the days (focussing on beef), with the remaining meals as explained in more detail below. All food is supplied, and most of it will be produce of the farm.
Farm tour with Rob
See below for the detail, but it will be focussed on food production systems on the farm, and for a minimum of 2 hours.

Enquire to Book

Gundooee Art Getaway

Period of stay
Five nights – four full days, and two half-days either side (15 meals) – flexible arrival and departure times.
Price
Starting from $1,100.00 for the five nights, and packages can be built on (upon application).
Meals
Two lunches or dinners at the homestead with Rob on two of the days (and focussing on beef), with the remainder as explained in more detail below.  All food is supplied, and most of it will be produce of the farm.
Farm tour with Rob
See below for the detail, but it will be for a minimum of 2 hours, and essentially for the purpose of identifying potential places to work.

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Gundooee Nature Getaway

Period of stay
Two nights or 5 nights, and details for the two options are as explained respectfully in the two afore-mentioned packages but with a focus on the environment/retreat – flexible arrival and departure times.
Price
As above (respectly), and depending on whether staying for the two or five nights.
Meals
As above (respectly), and depending on whether staying for the two or five nights.
Farm tour with Rob
See below for the detail, but it will be focused on showing guests relevant nature sites, and will be for a minimum of 2 hours.

Enquire to Book

Normally Gundooee Getaway is a two nights minimum stay.
Additional $200 per extra night stay.
The Gundooee Getaway is an 18+ year old experience.
The farm is a refuge, so no hunter inquiries please.

Meals

  • Homestead meals:  The meals at the homestead will feature Gundooee Beef, be fully catered, and could include a BBQ, roast, Osso Bucco or broth/soup in winter – either lunch or dinner (as agreed).
  • Cottage Meals:
    • Breakfasts can be continental style, or a simple cooked breakfast (and including some tasty local breads).
    • The other meals of the day (which are not held at the homestead) can be at the cottage, a BBQ, or we can pack a hamper to have out on the farm.
    • Morning and afternoon teas will include some home-made baking.
  • Drinks/alcohol: Drinks are not supplied, but we look forward to sharing drinks between ourselves and guests.

Availability

Any time during school term time, but subject to cottage/Rob availability.
During the week, or weekend.

Payment

After details regarding the stay (including the package value) have been finalised, a 50% deposit is required to firm-up the booking, and the balance (which may also include some on-farm purchases) is due prior to leaving farm.

Cancellations

Fully refundable 5 weeks prior to arrival date, and reducing by 20% of deposit every week there-after

Access

We have a 10 km driveway (so no-one would ever hear you scream), which may cause some issues for some vehicles, particularly if the weather is wet.  Vehicles can be left on a neighbouring property near our turn off – all good.

Enjoy feeding the horses, playing with the dogs, walking amongst the cattle or on a nearby track. Even play tennis or take a swim if the weather inspires it. There are endless activities to occupy a day while staying on the Gundooee farm.

2-Hour Farm Tour

Walk in the fields amongst the cattle with Rob whilst gaining an intricite understanding of the farming techniques that make Gundooee unique. Ask anything from what feed the cattle receive to the process of introducing natural microbes to the soil, to how Gundooee build drought resistance. Make sure to have your questions ready.

2-hour Farm Tour
2-hour Farm Tour

Endless Activities

Walk the farm or one of the many nearby tracks, play a game of tennis, take a swim in the pool, feed the horses, collect freshly laid eggs, play with the dogs and enjoy a front-row seat to an amazing night sky. Even get your hands dirty on the farm if that’s your cup of tea. There’s no shortage of activiteis to keep your mind distracted on the Gundooee Farm.

Getaway FAQs

Getaway FAQs

Can I buy the beef on site? What is included in the cottage meals? Answers to these questions and more are available in our Gundooee Getaway FAQ’s.

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