The two night getaway is designed to provide our guests with a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle. Your first evening is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our wonderful local restaurants or you may bring your take-out to Avoca Park or even make your own meal in our kitchen.
We are set in a beautiful location and you can hear the parrots and kookaburras sing as the sun sets in this quiet haven among the hills.
We have a new spa available on site set near the stables in a newly paved courtyard. You can enjoy the view of the horses quietly eating their dinner as the evening continues.
Saturday is designed to provide you with an amazing day, enjoying breakfast brought to the apartment or bunkhouse. You will get to have a lesson with Australia’s only Coach who has attained the qualifications of Level 3 Equestrian Australia Dressage Coach. Leanne has also got her Classical Dressage license as a School of Legerete teacher. Her teaching encompasses her belief in kindness and forming a bond between rider and horse. We have wonderful horses on site to match your size and skill sets, the lesson will be moulded to suit your needs.
After a delicious lunch provided, your afternoon will involve your choice of a relaxing full body massage, facial or reflexology treatment (included in 2 night getaway package) from local business Massage in the Valley & Ranges, a mobile day spa that will join you in our small classroom above the indoor arena. With beautiful views of lessons when they are held in our covered arena.
In your relaxed state you have time to enjoy yourself, view the wonderful property or visit the area and at 6pm we will bring you a cocktail shortly followed by a beautiful mouth-watering meal cooked by our in-house chef using locally sourced seasonal produce.
Breakfast is provided again the following day before it is time to check out and return home. If you wish to book an additional lesson this is possible depending on availability. You may however wish to visit some of the wonderful local attractions before your return home, such as Healesville Sanctuary. Local wineries and gin distilleries, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie or Puffing Billy. We are fortunate to be surrounded but beautiful country townships, hidden gems of the Yarra Valley, such as Emerald and Healesville.
We can’t wait for your visit and to share our wonderful facilities with you.
Day 1: Friday
In the afternoon of your arrival, you can have a wander around the beauty that is Avoca Park, alternatively, have a drive around and see some of the wonderful attractions the area has to offer. Have dinner at one of the beautiful award-winning local restaurants.
Day 2: Saturday
A little sleep-in will be allowed on your first morning. You can follow this with your first working introduction to the horses and onto your riding lesson. Avoca Park will serve you a healthy lunch and prepare to wind you down for your massage in the afternoon. After full relaxation, you will be ready for the 6 p.m. happy hour where a cocktail will be served to aid in the wonderful end to a wonderful day. You will then be served with a mouthwatering dinner prepared by the in-house chef.
Day 3: Sunday
Sunday can be a sleep-in followed by your last breakfast with Avoca Park. Time to pack up and Avoca Park will wave you goodbye to take on the next part of your journey.
Our ‘Weekend Getaway’ which is a 2 night escape into the Yarra Ranges to enjoy our lovely location and the wonderful services we provide. Despite its name, this option is available any time of the week.
5 Day Dressage Holiday
Our 5-day dressage holiday, Our 5 day dressage holiday involves, 3 days of dressage lessons and indulging in our fine meals and local treats. Monday and Friday are days to relax, unwind and take in the wonderful surroundings.
7 Day Dressage Holiday
Our 7-day equine holidays, Arrive Sunday afternoon and experience 5 days of dressage lessons, luxury meals and local experiences, on your last day you can enjoy a lazy start, enjoying your Saturday morning sleep in before saying our goodbyes.