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Cottage/Booking Info

Breakfast Inclusions

  • Fresh free range eggs
  • Bacon from local Butcher
  • Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Cereal
  • Kenilworth Yoghurt
  • Seasonal fruit plate
  • Fruit juice
  • Fresh Cooloola Dairies milk
  • Freshly warmed croissants
  • Butter and preserves

When is check-in and check-out?

For cottage guests/individuals, Yabbaloumba check-in time is from 2:00pm, with checkout by 10:00am. A complimentary bottle of Wine & Cheese plate will be awaiting your arrival, along with Breakfast provisions for your stay.

For check in/out times and access for Weddings/special events, please discuss with Sarah Morley @ L&L Co Events.

Visit the WEDDING CONTACT page on our website

When is a Reservation confirmed?

A booking is confirmed on receipt of guarantee. An email will be forwarded confirming details of the booking.
Transfers and cancellation of bookings may incur a fee.

How do I book a Yabbaloumba stay?

For Cottage bookings & enquiries (individuals) please contact Yabbaloumba Retreat directly.
We accept reservations via phone, email or our online booking portal.
Phone 07 5446 0787 | Email: | Or book online. 

How do I book/enquire about a Wedding or special event?

For Wedding enquiries and events (incl. accommodation for weddings/groups) please contact Sarah at L&L Co. Events 

Visit the WEDDING CONTACT page on our website

How often is the Cottage serviced?

Yabbaloumba Retreat cottages are fully serviced after each stay. On request, minimal servicing is provided.
For stays longer than 3 nights, a full service is provided.

Is Smoking permitted inside the cottages?

Yabbaloumba Retreat is a smoke free environment and guests are not permitted to smoke inside the cottages. Substantial cleaning costs will be incurred if this request is not respected. Smoking is permitted on the grounds of the property although responsible disposal of bi-products (butts and packets, etc) is expected.


Property/General Info

What does Yabbaloumba mean?

Yabbaloumba is a combination name of the two creeks, Little Yabba and Booloumba that meet on the property and flow on to the Mary River.

What areas of the property are accessible to guests?

Guests are permitted to explore all areas of the property other than the two private residences and the supporting sheds. Please remember that Yabbaloumba Retreat is a working property and gates must be left how they are found. The livestock poses no immediate threats unless provoked. The dam is fully stocked with Australian Bass and you are welcome to ‘catch’ your dinner or just enjoy watching the geese and water fowl.

Walking tracks have been carefully cut throughout the property and your Hosts will happily direct you on request.

Can the animals be fed?

Feeding the livestock or the native animals in not encouraged.

Are Domestic Pets allowed?

Due to the closeness of the livestock, native wildlife and National Parks, pets are not permitted.

Are Children catered for?

Yabbaloumba Retreat has been specifically designed for couple stays.

Is Yabbaloumba wheelchair accessible/disability friendly?

Yes – Our Deluxe Cottage is wheelchair accessible and equipped with amenities.
Yabbaloumba is a 200-acre working farm with livestock and country roads/gravel trails. We maintain our grassed areas and tracks, however due to the undulating nature of the terrain, there are some areas that may be unsuitable for wheelchairs and mobility aids. We encourage you to phone us on 07 5446 0787 to discuss accessibility options.

Is there Mobile Phone reception?

Next G is accessible in some areas around the property but it cannot be guaranteed.

Is there TV reception?

Local channels ABC, SBS, Ten, Seven and Win can be viewed at most times, although the signal cannot be guaranteed. All network digital channels operate on the same signal and may at times drop out.

Are there local dining options?

The town of Kenilworth is only seven kilometres north of the property and there are several eateries on offer. McGinns of Kenilworth and the Kenilworth Hotel have good reputations. Kenilworth also has take away Pizza, milk bar/cafe options, and a lively Bakery, as well as snacks available at Kenilworth Cheese Factory.

Alternately, you may choose to indulge in a home-cooked Meal Hamper on your deck while you watch the sun set over the Obi Valley. With 24hrs notice, provisions for your Meal Hamper can be delivered to your door.

McGinns of Kenilworth have a seasonal table d’hote menu available to Yabbaloumba Retreat guests. Orders can be placed by 4pm same day.

What nature-based opportunities are close by?

The new Conondale Range Great Walk showcases the rugged natural beauty of the landscape and along with the many walking tracks, horse and mountain bike trails, provide options for all levels of fitness. Explore the majestic views of the Mary River by Kayak and picnic along her banks. Maps and guide contacts available on request.

Is the furniture for sale?

Everything is for sale at a cost although we prefer to on sell new items and are happy to organize a copy of the prints displayed in the cottages, a monogrammed bath robe, a cow skin, hall table or even the hand crafted timber candle holder or the candles themselves.