Carinya Park is a large equestrian property located in the lush green hills of the Dandenong's east of Melbourne. There is only one cottage on Carinya Park to ensure privacy for its guests.
The Orchard Cottage is situated in idyllic and very quiet surroundings close to Gembrook. There are views over the orchard (hence the name), the forest and the paddocks. To keep the temperature under control you have the choice of enjoying the warmth and atmosphere of a Coonara log fire in winter, or keeping your cool thanks to the reverse cycle air conditioning in summer. The Yarra Valley wineries and the Dandenong Ranges attractions just add to the package.
Come and enjoy a relaxing stay in the tranquil surroundings near Gembrook....
See a mosiac of green from heathland on river plains to Mountain Ash forest covering steep slopes. Whatever recreational pursuit you enjoy, Bunyip State Park provides opportunities for all.
The legend of the bunyip
Beware of the Bunyip, a dark furry animal with a round face, small ears and fiery eyes that glow in the dark.
According to the Aboriginal people, the Bunyip or "Buneep" (as spelt on early maps which show the river, first cattle run and township) is a spirit that punishes bad people.
Local Aboriginal people believed the Bunyip lived in the swamps of the Bunyip River, and therefore avoided the area. Many early settlers, believing this story, never pitched their tents near a 'Bunyip hole'. People were also careful not to make ripples when collecting water. This upset the Bunyip.
Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.
Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe....
Cannibal Creek Vineyard is very proud to announce the opening of their new cellar door and restaurant. This space is a labour of love, architecturally designed and then hand built by owner Patrick Hardiker.
It is the perfect gateway to the Gippsland Wine region with a full service menu, wine tastings, and wine sales 11:00am to 5:00pm Thursday to Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday via appointment only. Hosted by owner Kirsten Hardiker and Front of House Manager Karine Saille.
Visitors can sample Cannibal Creek Vineyards estate fine table wines at the handmade five metre Jarrah Bar. Alternatively settle in at a table and enjoy the wines matched with beautiful French cuisine prepared by our chef Philippe Desrettes.
The purpose built cellar door caters to diners but visitors can also cosy up by the open fireplace or relax out on the sunny deck. Gifts and local produce are on offer including a range of outstanding Gippsland cheeses.
Cannibal Creek wines are grown and made on site and have been widely recognized for their quality by some of the leading wine reviewers and throughout the wine show circuit. We look forward to introducing visitors to all that the Gippsland region has to offer....