KENNETH

Welcome to Kenneth, Heathcote, our first ever architecturally designed Wilka eco escape, off-grid accommodation in nature. Located on a private farm in regional Victoria, our accommodation is only suitable if you want to get off (your devices), tap in (to nature) and tune out (of the city buzz) just for a bit.

Heathcote is a two hour drive from the centre of Melbourne, smack bang in the heart of central Victoria, set among the stunning McHarg and McIvor Ranges. People call it charming, we think it rules. And it’s very quickly becoming one of Australia’s most loved wine regions. Enough said.

We source some cool stuff and most of our products come from local producers and Australian companies. We worked with a local architectural business to design Heathcote and local builders to bring it to life. We use 100% solar power and even have a toilet that is so eco-friendly, so you’ll understand why it’s called Cinderella when you read-up on it (you know you want to!).

So ditch the swag, grab your car and come sleep under the stars in what really is a fancy grown-up’s cubby house. A luxury mini-hideaway with minimalism and simplicity at its core and maximum view, 180 degree uninterrupted views to be exact.

Turns out, you can buy happiness.

 

Your Stay.

Wilka is set-up and ready to go for the discerning glamper, people looking for a different kind of adventure and for anyone who needs some time to create and just, literally, chill. Even those self-aware city dwellers like some of our dear friends who, until now, didn’t quite get the non-hotel lobby vibe, have seen the green and realised nature is pretty damn cool.

Set amongst the trees, Wilka Heathcote is far away from any other house or people or things – well actually, there are some cows nearby, but that’s it. Because, stillness speaks. We chose this spot for its total seclusion, set-up the cabin with all the best mod cons, just enough so you can be super comfortable while enjoying the sweet, sweet sound and scent of nature.

THINGS TO DO IN HEATHCOTE

Wren Estate
Great outdoor area beside the vineyard backdrop with generous cheese boards available and 3 little doggos to great you on arrival. Let Michael know we sent you.
Address: 389 Heathcote-Rochester Rd, Mount Camel.

Peregrine Ridge
Absolutely breathtaking elevated views high above the undulating vineyards, all behind gorgeous glass windows – perfect for a cold winters day to stay cosy.
Address: 404 Cornella-Toolleen Rd, Tolleen.

Chauncy French Restaurant
The best service and the loviest owners Tess & Louis, let them know we sent you.
Address: 178 High Street, Heathcote.

McIvor Estate
Located just a short 8km around the road is the closest winery to our cabins, McIvor Estate. Boasting a beautifully redesigned and renovated cellar door, the owners Simon and Eunji have created a sleek modern space in the rolling hills of our backyard. Highly recommended there Super Tuscan – Giannisceddu! Beautiful charcuterie boards available. In addition to all the food and wine, these guys do barrister made coffee and snacks, all year round.

Open Saturday & Sunday (and public holidays). All other times during the week, just need to make an appointment with them & and let them know you’re from the Wilka cabins for an extra smile 🙂

Phone: (03) 5433 5266
Address: 80 Tooborac-Baynton Rd, Tooborac VIC 3522


NEED YOUR OWN PRIVATE DRIVER TO GET AROUND?

Bookings ESSENTIAL.
Please note - all bookings are to be made between guest and driver.

Blue Wren Shuttle Services
Call Tracey on 0421 357 804
www.bluewrenshuttle.com.au
twesthorpe@bluewrenshuttle.com.au
• Personalised winery tours
• Local food and drink experiences
• Weddings, corporate functions and other special events
• Accommodation and airport pick up/drop off

Ziggy’s Rideshare
Call Ziggy on 0400 340 736
• Servicing Heathcote and surrounds
• Fully accredited driver
• Wed-Sun until late

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  • HOT SHOWER
  • COOKTOP
  • BAR FRIDGE
  • WOOD LOG FIRE + KINDLING
  • COOKWARE
  • KITCHEN UTENSILS
  • SALT, PEPPER, OLIVE OIL
  • TEA, COFFEE
  • COOKWARE
  • DISHES AND SILVERWARE
  • TOWELS
  • BEDDING
  • FIRE EXTINGUISHER
  • FIRST AID KIT
  • BABY WEBBER  Q BBQ
  • PRIVATE ENTRANCE
  • HOT TUB
  • DINING TABLE AND CHAIRS
  • ECO TOILET + TP
  • HAND AND BODYWASH
  • SONOS MUSIC SYSTEM
  • COFFEE TABLE

FAQ's.

Want to know more? Sure thing. Head over to our comprehensive FAQ section for more detailed information to help you make the choice to chill, or not to chill. We suggest chill.

THE PERFECT GIFT.

A Wilka gift voucher for the ones you love to escape into nature is an ace way to show you care and let's face it, the benefits far outweigh anything you can box and bow. So consider gifting a moment to pause and to reset the senses with a relaxing weekend (or week) away with Wilka Eco Escapes.