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Swap ID: 08286Emerald (near Melbourne), VIC, Australia
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Type of Home: House
Location: Country, Mountain/Ranges, River/Creek/Lake, Town/Village, Bush/Forest - We live in an area of great natural beauty. We are 50km from Melbourne and close to the yarra Valley. Puffing Billy historical railway is close to our home..
Nearest Large City: Melbourne - approx. 50 kms away.
Nearest Major Airport: Tullamarine - approx. 60 kms away.
Preferred Swap Length: Short Term (up to 4 wks), Medium Term (4 wks to 3 mths), Long Term (3 mths to 11 mths), School Holidays, Weekends, Christmas, Easter
Open to any Destination: Yes
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Profile: Couple-Over-50 - Completed House Swaps: 2
We are a semi-retied couple. We love bush walking and bird watching. Would swap in all Australian and New Zealand locations. We are non-smokers.
Type: House, Bathrooms: 1.5, Bedrooms: 3, Sleeps: 5
About our House: 3 bedroom bungalow. open plan kitchen, dining, living rooms. Set above road across from Emerald Lake Park, 50 hectares of bushwalking, bike trails, lakes, Puffing billy railway and more. 1/2 hour to Healsville Wildlife Sanctuary .
Set in fairytale-like forest and ferns, The Dandenongs is a haven of hidden delights for nature-lovers, outdoor adventurers, art enthusiasts, foodies and those seeking some rest and rejuvenation. Its right on Melbournes doorstep, but feels like a world away.
A leisurely hours drive from Melbourne, the idyllic Dandenong Ranges is the perfect destination for a day trip or romantic weekend away.
Follow the pretty winding roads surrounded by towering Mountain Ash and lush ferns to quaint hilltop villages such as Olinda and Sassafras, where there is an abundance of artist studios, craft stores and plant nurseries to explore. There are plenty of places to fossick for antiques, unique homewares, hand-made goodies and gifts.
Regardless of your age, fitness level, interests or budget, there are plenty of things to see and do in the Dandenong Ranges all year-round.
Lush rainforest, ferny gullies and beautiful waterfalls are just some of the reasons why the region is a nature-lovers paradise. Explore the beauty of the Dandenong Ranges National Park which covers 3200 hectares and is home to abundant wildlife, including its famous lyrebirds as well as cockatoos, rosellas and kookaburras.
The famous Puffing Billy steam train takes passengers on a scenic journey through the region every day of the year (except Christmas Day). Puffing Billys 50km route extends from Belgrave, winding along the historic track through ferny glades and towering Mountain Ash, to its terminus in Gembrook.
Less than an hour from Emerald, the Yarra Valley is Victorias premier food and wine destination. With unsurpassed service, the region presents countless indulgences for the connoisseur as well as the chance to enjoy food and wine experiences for the first time.