Blaze Rock Retreat
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Blaze Rock Retreat

3757 Ararat-Halls Gap Rd, Pomonal, Halls Gap, Victoria 3381 Australia
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Blaze Rock Retreat is a multi award winning retreat for couples. The villas offer outstanding views in a secluded and romantic setting located 7 kms from Halls Gap. Each villa is fully self-contained and beautifully appointed. The villas are spacious and feature a wood fire, large claw foot bath overlooking expansive views, king size bed, and double size shower with massaging shower head. Escape from the stress of everyday life and enjoy the spectacular Grampians region. The Villas are located on the 50 acre property with extensive native gardens, ensuring peace and tranquillity. Awaken to kangaroos grazing, the abundant birds and other wildlife that visit the villas. For your comfort your villa offers:Outstanding views from bed, lounge and dining areasWood fire (not during fire season)Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning and HeatingKing Size BedLeather Chaise loungeLarge deep claw foot bath in lounge, overlooking viewsCD & DVD PlayersLCD Digital TV - Viewable from Bed, bath & loungeDining Table & ChairsSelf Contained KitchenA selection of teas, instant and plunger coffeeLarge Shower with massaging shower head in bathroomHair DryerPrivate Deck overlooking the Grampians RangeAn abundance of wildlife visit dailyBinoculars and Morecombe, Field Guide to Australian Birds provided for your stay.Blaze Rock Retreat is only a short drive from Halls Gap, the Heart of the Grampians Region. Indulge at one of the wineries, visit our local Wildlife Park or take in one of the many bush walks on offer. Read a book from the supply in your room. For those seeking more active pursuits try rock climbing, abseiling, quad bike riding or 4wd tours.Dining out is easy at one of the many eateries in Halls Gap, or bring some provisions and picnic with your loved one in the Bush on the Property.Blaze Rock Retreat is situated on the Ararat Halls Gap Road, between Pomonal and Halls Gap, just 3.7 km from Pomonal and 5.7 km from Grampians Rd, Halls Gap. The retreat is an easy 3 hour drive from Melbourne or 5 hours from Adelaide.
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Rich B wrote a review June 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from a fabulous 3 night stay at Blaze Rock Retreat. Very secluded and quiet and just what we were after in a city getaway. Ample wood provided to keep the wood burner going to keep us warm during the cold days and nights in winter. Also a split system air conditioner for those not keen on fires or for cooling in the summer. It's an easy drive into Halls Gap for supplies, morning coffee's and to enjoy the lovely walks and sight seeing nearby. We enjoyed sunny afternoon sunsets on the side deck while watching kangaroos and wild emus graving in the paddock, then spectacular star gazing at night. The unit has everything you need for a self contained stay. We cooked 2 evenings and enjoyed a very tasty Indian take away from Halls Gap the other. Limited phone coverage and no wifi was a nice change to disconnect, but still enough coverage to get the odd message or email out if you so wished. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice romantic weekend getaway. We'd certainly return and recommend to friends and family. Leanne the host was very easy to deal with and let us extend our stay with a days notice. Several wineries and other farm shops nearby which made for nice stop offs. We thoroughly enjoyed the drive back to Melbourne via Dunkeld and the Victoria Valley road detour - would highly recommend this if you have time and looking for a secluded country drive where you literally won't see another car for miles! We didn't use the TV/DVD player but there was a range of DVDs to watch. We brought our own speaker with pre-downloaded Spotify music but there was an older style CD player there that you could play your CDs on if you still own a CD! We had a great stay, so relaxing!
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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jandghubbard wrote a review June 2020
Melbourne, Australia99 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had four winter nights in this really lovely spot. Yes, its out of Halls Gap but the privacy and quietness is delicious. The interesting buildings are so well designed and cosy, with everything needed for a self catered experience. The claw foot bath was a joy, and the kitchen worked well. It's chilly in winter but the wood fire and heating was great. Wifi was a walk to the front gate, but that walk included the owners beautiful bush garden, with a huge variety of natives, so wasn't a burden at all. A bottle of red on arrival, and lovely decor touches made this a really special stay. And there were plenty of flowers in the bush too! Great walks a plenty.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Leanne O, Owner at Blaze Rock Retreat
Responded 14 June 2020
Thank you for staying with us and enjoying our peaceful retreat. Your feedback on your stay is appreciated. Kind regards. Leanne
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Jeroen Scholten wrote a review Feb 2023
Middelbeers, The Netherlands211 contributions137 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights over here and we wished we could have stayed longer.
The house is really private and each morning and evening (dusk and dawn) there were a lot of kangaroos, rabbits and deer in front of our house, we loved this.
The retreat itself is really nice. It is spacious, clean and has all the amenities you need (washing machine, dryer, dishwasher etc.)
The terrace in front of the house is great and we loved sitting here watching the wildlife.

If you want to visit or dine in Halls gap you need a car, it isn't doable by foot, but this didn't bother us.
We also got an complimentary wine, which was really appreciated.

I you visit the grampians (and you should because this is one of the gems of southern australia) we recommend to stay over here you won't regret it.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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KimG01 wrote a review Oct 2021
Ballarat, Australia49 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is exceptional. Beautiful large villas extremely well set out & great facilities; wood fire, king sized bed, bath in the lounge, kitchenette, BBQ, amazing views with an abundance of wildlife, echidna on arrival, kangaroos, emus, deer & so many beautiful birds. It’s a great place to wind down & relax. Absolute pleasure to stay here!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take food, cook for yourself & don’t leave!
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Kathy H wrote a review July 2014
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a couple of nights after a trip to South Australia to break the journey back to Melbourne. The villas are gorgeous as was the views of the Grampians.
Bring your own food as there are good cooking facilities and the villa is stocked with tea coffee and a bottle of the local wines. The highlights were the bath and the privacy with only two villas on the property. The spa facilities are closed for renovations but when open they will add value to the place as one of rest and rejuvenation.
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Date of stay: July 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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leishie_lou wrote a review Nov 2015
Torquay, Australia43 contributions48 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This property is one in a million!! A TRUE BLUE AUSTRALIAN GETAWAY... I cannot stress enough at how blown away I was by how beautiful, serene, clean, well-equip, modern and spacious it was. I highly recommend this property not only to local tourists but especially to International tourists you will not be disappointed.

We stayed in Unit 2 and to our highest of pleasure it over looked the most Australian backdrop I have EVER seen! We had breakfast watching Emu's drinking water from a small lake just outside our window. And shared afternoon beverages and cheese platter with our new friends (the Kangaroos grazing in the afternoon sun).

The communication from the owners was not invasive at all, very informative and offered a smooth check in process. Not only are the amenities are of the highest quality, the deep open Bathtub was a fantastic treat after a long hike up the Pinnacle, we were also welcomed with a complimentary TOP notch 2012 Shiraz Red Wine which we weren't expecting. The kitchen facilities were without a doubt the best that I have experienced in a studio/apartment, everything that you needed was right there.
This was a Birthday Getaway to remember, I am extremely grateful to Leanne and Jon for blessing us with a visit of a lifetime, and I guess I should give my partner some of the credit also for choosing this AMAZING romantic retreat!

Thank you kindly
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Date of stay: November 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vivienne S wrote a review Nov 2016
ACT, Australia69 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were 2 couples travelling together and booked both chalets and both are equally as wonderful – spacious and comfortable. The booking process was seamless, and we received a text with instructions. The bed was comfortable and although the bath at the end of the bed looked enticing, we didn’t use it. The kitchen had everything we needed. You have to supply your own food. There’s an IGA in Hall’s Gap which is expensive, or you could go to Stawell for cheaper prices. The property has a washer and dryer as well if you need them. We ate our breakfast on the deck and it was an amazing Australian experience – we could see kangaroos and emus which we’ve never seen in the wild before.
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Date of stay: November 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Leanne O, Owner at Blaze Rock Retreat
Responded 21 Nov 2016
Thank you Vivienne for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and our wildlife. Kind regards Leanne
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Bronwyn D wrote a review Oct 2016
Victoria, Australia286 contributions79 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely place for a quiet break, large one room apartment type accomodation in a very beautiful setting.
For both Australian and overseas visitors this is a true Aussie experience.
There are 2 units located within a large paddock like area, views of the beautiful mountains surround the paddock and there is a dam and an abundance of birds and native wildlife.
The unit was spacious and had everything you needed for a comfortable stay.
The plastic, reproduction, claw footbath in the middle of the room was a little unusual on first impression but as privacy wasn't an issue was actually a lovely feature with the log fire blazing and a glass of wine!
It's a 7 km drive to Hall's Gap but worth the drive to do the amazing walks.
The bed was comfortable, pillows were just ok, plenty of linen and the ability to use the washing machine and dryer was great....having a clothes horse available would have been good but alas there wasn't one.
No daily service offered and we felt the place needed a good dust but overall we had a pleasant stay, just a touch too expensive overall for what was essentially 4 star...
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Date of stay: September 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Leanne O, Owner at Blaze Rock Retreat
Responded 21 Nov 2016
Thank you Bronwyn for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your break and the amazing wildlife. Appreciate your suggestions. Kind regards and thank you for staying. Leanne
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TheCr00ks wrote a review Nov 2015
Brisbane, Australia130 contributions102 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a couple of nights at Blaze Rock Retreat and loved every minute. The apartment itself is secluded, with absolute privacy in a peaceful setting. We could watch across the cleared grassland in front, seeing the birds, kangaroos, emus, and other animals while appreciating the beauty of the Grampians as a backdrop. The garden of natives, many in bloom when we were there, was beautiful. The fact that we did not see another human near our apartment for the whole time we were staying there added to our feelings that we had "escaped" to a retreat of peace. The apartment itself was attractively designed, and furnished with style, giving plenty of room and all possible conveniences. While it was a bit warm for a fire when we were there, we could appreciate how nice it would be to have one on a winter's evening. Plus Blaze Rock's proximity to Halls Gap and the Grampians meant that we had no difficulties in exploring this beautiful region.
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Date of stay: October 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cindy Nickels wrote a review Sept 2019
Bendigo, Australia314 contributions82 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With only 2 villas on the property, this retreat is for couples only. Very private and tranquil with deer, kangaroos, emus, rabbits, blue wrens and rosellas in abundance grazing the property. So beautiful to sit up in bed watching the wildlife. A clawfoot bath is central to the room and relaxing in the bath with the views was just idyllic. There is no phone reception on the property so was lovely to be out of touch for the few days we were there. Very well set up villa, clean and very spacious. The complimentary local wine went down well and was an added bonus. Only 7kms from Halls Gap, it was absolutely beautiful and all we wanted in a romantic weekend getaway.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Leanne O, Owner at Blaze Rock Retreat
Responded 7 Oct 2019
Thank you Cindy for staying with us and glad you enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of Blaze Rock Retreat. Kind regards Leanne Onley
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Answer from John S
Perth, Australia273 contributions81 helpful votes
Good morning Simon, Yes, Keith is right. You'd have to check that with the owners. Hope you have success and enjoy!.
KimG01 wrote a tip Oct 2021
Ballarat, Australia49 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take food, cook for yourself & don’t leave!"
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Chris C wrote a tip Sept 2016
Healesville, Australia13 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Either of the 2 cottages are fine. We enjoyed our few days at the lower one."
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AU$279 - AU$288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaGrampiansHalls GapPomonal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blaze Rock Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Blaze Rock Retreat?
Nearby attractions include The Pinnacle (6.3 km), Grampians National Park (7.0 km), and Halls Gap Zoo (3.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blaze Rock Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include laundry service, barbeque facilities, and hiking.
Which room amenities are available at Blaze Rock Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Blaze Rock Retreat?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Blaze Rock Retreat?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blaze Rock Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coolas Ice Creamery, Livefast Lifestyle Cafe, and Paper Scissors Rock.
Are there any historical sites close to Blaze Rock Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bunjil's Shelter (13.3 km).
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