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In the central highlands 20 km north of Daylesford you'll find Tuki Retreat, a romantic and rustic hideaway with a restaurant and fresh produce from livestock in surrounding pastures. Catch a Rainbow Trout in one of the well-stocked ponds, have it cooked for you at the Tuki Restaurant. Retreat to your stone cottage with its cathedral ceilings and sip wine in front of the blazing fire or take a spa in specially prepared essential oils, with the soothing light of scented candles.

Wake to the smell of freshly ground coffee and a Tuki breakfast of free range eggs and homemade lamb sausages. Enjoy the view from the verandah over the private lake and put another log on the fire. A great place to relax and rejuvenate, enjoying the country views and peaceful seclusion.

Less than 40 minutes from Daylesford, Ballarat and Creswick, Tuki Retreat is a fabulous venue for romantic getaways, weddings, and special occasions. Weddings are a specialty here, the property providing a unique rural ambience for your special day.


Stone Spa Cottage & Stone Cottage on the lake

These two rustic stone cottages are surrounded by dry stonewalls, landscaped gardens and established trees. A picturesque lake is a lovely surprise. The cottages are self contained with open fireplaces and the tariff includes a self-serve full breakfast which is left for you in the cottage. Re-energise, reinvigorate and revitalise at Tuki with fresh regional food and country air. Taste the difference in the mineral rich spring water that bubbles up from 250 feet below ground.

Miners Cottage

The Miners cottage is a restored heritage weatherboard cottage with 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a spa ensuite, and one bedroom has a KS/split twin, the other contains 2 single beds. It has a cast wood burning heater in the lounge room and is suitable for 2 couples.

Trout Farm

At Tuki you are guaranteed to catch a trout. The trout stocked in the 6 ponds of aerated untainted water are rainbow trout and rods are available to guests.


Open daily between 11am and 6pm, or by arrangement, Tuki restaurant can cater for up to 80 guests. From the pond to the pan, from the paddock to the plate, the menu at Tuki draws upon fresh produce from the farm.


Fresh trout - kept in the pond, not the fridge - it doesn't get fresher than that! Also available is Tuki smoked lamb sausage, pasture-fed lamb roast and sausages. Tuki sheep are a highland breed so have a distinctive aromatic sweet flavour. Combined with grazing on natural herbage and native pasture, the meat has greater nutritional benefits and imparts a unique flavour. Organic practices are employed so no unnecessary chemicals are used for livestock.




    Tariff includes breakfast provisions

    Free use of fishing rods

    2x KS/2x single beds




    Linen supplied


    Open fireplace


    Spring water




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