Being eco-friendly isn’t just an empty catchphrase at Yelverton Brook Eco Spa Retreat & Conservation Sanctuary. As the name suggests, it is located within a 40-hectare conservation sanctuary, and the chalets are literally surrounded by native wildlife, including kangaroos, ringtailed possums, and the critically endangered woylie.
Indeed, for more than 10 years owners Joy and Simon have been running a woylie breeding program with the assistance of DPaW and Perth Zoo, helping to add to the local population of this adorable yet threatened creature, and guests are invited to make donations to improve the property’s predator-proof fence.
When it comes to human care, products are bought locally and organically whenever possible, and visitors are encouraged to be mindful about their energy consumption. While this might sound a little like an eco-warrior boot camp, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.
Old-fashioned country hospitality and charming private cottages make a stay at Yelverton Brook a stress-free break. Each chalet has its own outdoor hydrotherapy massage spa, best enjoyed under the stars (which you can actually see, being well away from the light pollution of the big smoke), and guests can enjoy beauty and massage treatments in the privacy of their own cottages.
Guests are actively encouraged to feed and pet the local animals that invariably come snuffling around, or go for walks and picnics in the many trails and quiet spots the untouched bushland provides. The peaceful atmosphere explains why Yelverton Brook is popular with honeymooners, but it’s just as appealing for anyone looking to reconnect with the natural environment.