On the far side of the Grampians, on the edge of Rocklands reservoir sits Yangoora. Once home to farmers, bee keepers, rose growers and tree changers. As you settle on the deck in the late afternoon, the red neck wallabies shyly appear and the native birds splash and natter in the coolness of the bird bath.
Kayak the clear water of Rocklands reservoir, wander the dirt track to explore and be captivated by the bush.
Lots of space, four bedrooms, sleeps up to 10, living room with cosy wood fire, large, separate dining area. Two bathrooms, kitchen with all you need, laundry, bbq area and spacious deck.
A pianola! Or as sometimes referred to a 'player piano'. Follow the photo board instructions; insert a music roll, pump those pedals and sing with gusto.
If you love Yangoora as we do and return for a second visit we'll leave you a voucher to spend at the Balmoral Pub or Balmoral Supermarket as a thank you.
Nestled in 150 acres of stringy bark bush Yangoora is home to wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas, emus, the occasional koala (3 have visited in September 2020) and goannas. Wild flowers burst into welcome colour in the spring and rosellas, lorikeets, honey eaters and wrens are constant visitors.
Wander the dirt tracks and explore. You have 150 acres to yourself! Adjacent to Yangoora is the Claude Austin State Forest, a stringy bark forest, well known for its birds, over 40 different species have been observed there, wild life and wildflowers. Two Koalas have been visiting in September this year and sugar gliders surprised us one evening.
Pop into the vegetable garden, remember to shut the gate, the wallabies love their veggies too. Seasonal vegetables are yours to enjoy and fresh herbs always lift the simplest of meals.
Four chickens are busy laying eggs for you, vegetable scraps are a treat for them.
The sheep are always seeking a treat too and they love a few hand fulls of hay passed over the fence.
We have two kayaks available for your use, complete with safety equipment, paddle to the sea eagle's nest and soak in the serenity of Rocklands.
Head into the Dance Hall and sharpen your skills on the pool table and the table tennis table or choose one of the many books on the living room shelves and make yourself comfortable for a cosy read.
Rocklands is known as a fishing mecca for redfin. Since 2014 cod, yellow belly and estuary perch have been released.
There's a fish cleaning area for preparing your catch and a wash down spot to keep your boat in top condition
Settle on the spacious deck and enjoy the antics of the red necked wallabies as they appear for an evening treat. There's a fire pit for your use if the Fire Season is over. No better way to end the day than to sip on a glass of wine or a cuppa whilst staring into the warmth and energy of the flames.
The small town of Balmoral is situated on the Glenelg River, 18 kms from Yangoora. There you can enjoy a picnic and a bushwalk at the Glenelg River Ford, admire the impressive mural of native flora and local birds on the wall of our community owned store or play a round of golf on the sand scrape course.